Thursday, September 25, 2014

NFL Week 4 Picks

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Giants at Redskins (Thursday 8:25pm)
The Giants offense has gotten better.  The question is whether the Redskins can continue to roll up over 400 yards a week against the Giants defense.
Winner: Redskins

Packers at Bears (Sunday 1pm)

How bad did the Green Bay offense look last week in Detroit? Just 7 points and a loss.
Winner: Bears

Bills at Texans (Sunday 1pm)

It's the Ryan Fitzpatrick reunion game.  Gifts will be INT's on both sides.
Winner: Texans

Titans at Colts (Sunday 1pm)

The Colts righted the ship last week in Jacksonville.  Now having said that, it was Jacksonville.
Winner: Colts

Panthers at Ravens (Sunday 1pm)

The Ravens continue the "us against the World tour."  So far, so good.  Plus, it doesn't hurt that former Panther now Raven Steve Smith wants revenge at any cost!
Winner: Ravens

Lions at Jets (Sunday 1pm)

All signs point to a Detroit win right? Well, you know when that happens, run the other way.
Winner: Jets

Buccaneers at Steelers (Sunday 1pm)

The aging Steelers defense should be licking their chops over this one.
Winner: Steelers

Dolphins at Raiders (Sunday 1pm)

The Dolphins don't want to commit to a QB.  The Raiders are banged up and playing a home game 5,345 miles from home in London.
Winner: Dolphins

Jaguars at Chargers (Sunday 4pm)

They may have to throw the ball 50 times without Danny Woodhead and Ryan Mathews, but that shouldn't be a problem for Philip Rivers as he faces Blake Bortles in his first NFL start.
Winner: Chargers

Eagles at 49ers (Sunday 4:25pm)

The Eagles mentality of coming from behind to win again will be tested against the suddenly offensively-challenged Niners.
Winner: 49ers

Falcons at Vikings (Sunday 4:25pm)

Can the Vikings score with Teddy Bridgewater?
Winner: Falcons

Saints at Cowboys (Sunday 8:30pm)

S-H-O-O-T-O-U-T!
Winner: Cowboys

Patriots at Chiefs (Sunday 8:30pm)

Is this the week that Tom Brady resembles the QB he once was?
Winner: Patriots

Last week: 11-5
Season: 28-19

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NFL Week 3 Picks

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Buccaneers at Falcons (Thursday 8:30pm)
Things should be a bit easier for Falcons after facing the Saints and Bengals to start the season. The Bucs, no without Doug Martin, have lost to two backup QB's at home.
Winner: Falcons

Raiders at Patriots (Sunday 1pm)

The Raiders look more lost than the Patriots looked in the second half in Miami week 1. Time to get that offense fixed Tom Brady!
Winner: Patriots

Chargers at Bills (Sunday 1pm)

How good to Phillip Rivers look against the Seahawks last week? We should know if the Bills are for real after this one.
Winner: Chargers

Cowboys at Rams (Sunday 1pm)

Raise your hand if you can figure out either of these two teams after two weeks.
Winner: Cowboys

Redskins at Eagles (Sunday 1pm)

No RG3, no problem for Redskins. Kirk Cousins will do just fine, but can they keep up with the Eagles who are just crushing in the 2nd half.
Winner: Eagles

Texans at Giants (Sunday 1pm)

Simply put, neither team is as good or bad as they've shown so far this season.  This is the definition of trap game.
Winner: Giants

Vikings at Saints (Sunday 1pm)

The Vikings (sans Adrian Peterson) are just what the doctor ordered for the 0-2 Saints.
Winner: Saints

Titans at Bengals (Sunday 1pm)

How disappointing were the Titans in a 26-10 home loss to Dallas? Bengals keep rollin' rollin' rollin'!
Winner: Bengals

Ravens at Browns (Sunday 1pm)

Quite possibly, the toughest pick of the week.
Winner: Browns

Packers at Lions (Sunday 1pm)

After facing the Seahawks and Jets front lines in the first two weeks, this will seem like summer vacation for Aaron Rodgers.
Winner: Packers

Colts at Jaguars (Sunday 1pm)

Must win for both.  OK, really just for the Colts since we know Jaguars are playing for 2015.
Winner: Colts

49ers at Cardinals (Sunday 4pm)

If Carson Palmer plays, it might be different, but it doesn't look that way.
Winner: 49ers

Broncos at Seahawks (Sunday 4:25pm)

Tough spot for the Broncos. Super Bowl rematch (a game they lost by 35 points) in hostile territory after the Hawks lost in San Diego last week.
Winner: Seahawks

Chiefs at Dolphins (Sunday 4:25pm)

The freefall continues for the Chiefs.
Winner: Dolphins

Steelers at Panthers (Sunday 8:30pm)

Can the aging Steelers keep Cam Newton in check?
Winner: Panthers

Bears at Jets (Sunday 8:30pm)

Primetime spot #2 after a huge comeback for the Bears in SF last Sunday night.  It won't be easy, but the Jets shouldn't have the firepower to keep up.
Winner: Bears

Last week: 6-9
Season: 17-14

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NFL Week 2 Picks

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Steelers at Ravens (Thursday 8:30pm)
With everything going on in Baltimore with the Ray Rice case, on the field the Ravens could be off to an 0-2 start at home and in the AFC North.
Winner: Steelers

Patriots at Vikings (Sunday 1pm)

Hard to believe the Pats playing as bad again as they did in the 2nd half in Miami last Sunday. But then again, how do the Pats stop Adrian Peterson?
Winner: Patriots

Dolphins at Bills (Sunday 1pm)

Good early season challenge for both 1-0 AFC East teams.  Huge early edge to the victor.
Winner: Bills

Jaguars at Redskins (Sunday 1pm)

Who will show up for the Jags - the 1st half team that bowled over Philly or the 2nd half team that got bowled over by Philly?
Winner: Jaguars

Cowboys at Titans (Sunday 1pm)

It's going to be a long year in Dallas.
Winner: Titans

Cardinals at Giants (Sunday 1pm)

Both teams on short weeks after playing on Monday night. Hard to see Eli and the boys getting it together against the active Arizona defense.
UPDATE (Sun 11:30am): No Carson Palmer at QB for Cardinals.  Huge break for Giants!
Winner: Giants

Falcons at Bengals (Sunday 1pm)

Both won in week 1.  Who's the contender and who's the pretender?
Winner: Bengals

Lions at Panthers (Sunday 1pm)

Cam Newton returns for the Panthers (ribs).  But, is that a good thing? He may not be able to keep up with Matthew Stafford and company.
Winner: Lions

Rams at Buccaneers (Sunday 4pm)

Anemic week 1 offenses meet in Tampa.
Winner: Bucs

Seahawks at Chargers (Sunday 4pm)

Congrats San Diego.  All you get for playing in the final game Monday night after blowing an 11-point fourth quarter lead in Arizona is to host the World Champs on 10 days rest.
Winner: Seahawks

Texans at Raiders (Sunday 4:25pm)

The Matt Schaub reunion bowl. Only one problem: Matt Schaub won't do much from the sidelines.  Neither will Jadaveon Clowney (knee).
Winner: Raiders

Jets at Packers (Sunday 4:25pm)

Good bet that Aaron Rodgers will use the whole field in this one.
Winner: Packers

Chiefs at Broncos (Sunday 4:25pm)

Sorry KC, it's your turn to play turnstile to Denver's offense this week.
Winner: Broncos

Bears at 49ers (Sunday 8:30pm)

If the Bears couldn't beat the Bills at home, what chance do you give them in the regular season opener against the 49ers?
Winner: 49ers

Eagles at Colts (Sunday 8:30pm)

Indy has problem on both sides of the ball. Can they keep up with Philly's tempo? Probably not.
Winner: Eagles

Last week: 11-5
Season: 11-5

Thursday, September 04, 2014

NFL Week 1 Picks

We're back for another season of NFL picks!!

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Packers at Seahawks (Thursday 8:30pm)

Real refs this time.  Sorry Packers, same result!
Winner: Seahawks

Patriots at Dolphins (Sunday 1pm)

Every year is the year that the Dolphins will step up to challenge the Pats. Maybe it will start in game 2.
Winner: Patriots

Raiders at Jets (Sunday 1pm)

Rex Ryan will be touting his team as Super Bowl contenders after this one.
Winner: Jets

Saints at Falcons (Sunday 1pm)

It'll seem just like 2013 for the Falcons.  The misery continues.
Winner: Saints

Bengals at Ravens (Sunday 1pm)

The Ravens continue to be an enigma. Up/down/up/down.  This is the season the Bengals need to be dominant in the this division.
Winner: Bengals

Bills at Bears (Sunday 1pm)

Is there ever any hope in Buffalo?
Winner: Bears

Redskins at Texans (Sunday 1pm)

RG III meet the law firm of Watt & Clowney! Many times!
Winner: Texans

Titans at Chiefs (Sunday 1pm)

The Chiefs could be "that" team headed in the wrong direction in 2014.
Winner: Titans

Jaguars at Eagles (Sunday 1pm)

The Jags will be more physical and better.  They just can't keep up with the Eagles just yet.
Winner: Eagles

Browns at Steelers (Sunday 1pm)

Who's catching the ball for Cleveland?
Winner: Steelers

Vikings at Rams (Sunday 1pm)

We'll see if the Vikes are for real and a contender this year if they beat a team starting a backup QB on day 1.
Winner: Vikings

49ers at Cowboys (Sunday 4:25pm)

The Cowboys may be better than you think, but they're not 49ers good.
Winner: 49ers

Panthers at Bucs (Sunday 4:25pm)

The target of "most improved team" could be on the Bucs back by the end of the season.
Winner: Bucs

Colts at Broncos (Sunday 8:30pm)

Revenge is mine sayeth Peyton Manning.
Winner: Broncos

Giants at Lions (Monday 7:10pm)

It's going to be another long season for Tom Coughlin.
Winner: Lions

Chargers at Cardinals (Monday 10:20pm)

Stay up late Monday night. This one will be worth it in a shootout in the desert.
Winner: Cardinals

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

NFL 2014 Predictions

Who's going to win this year in the NFL?  Let's take out our crystal ball...

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AFC East
Patriots
Dolphins
Jets
Bills

AFC North
Bengals
Ravens
Steelers
Browns

AFC South
Colts
Jaguars
Texans
Titans

AFC West
Broncos
Chargers
Raiders
Chiefs

NFC East
Eagles
Redskins
Giants
Cowboys

NFC North
Packers
Bears
Lions
Vikings

NFC South
Saints
Bucs
Panthers
Falcons

NFC West
Seahawks
49ers
Cardinals
Rams

AFC Playoffs: Patriots, Bengals, Colts, Broncos, Chargers, Dolphins
NFC Playoffs: Eagles, Packers, Saints, Seahawks, 49ers, Bucs

Super Bowl:  Patriots over Packers