Well I underestimated the Titans and I’m off to a bad start this week. As a result this makes me 1-4 in Thursday Night Football games this season. But I’m still 12 games over .500 so there’s still a chance for me to correct the many bad decisions I’ve made. Here’s my picks for this week.
Chiefs versus Buccaneers
Here’s the Toilet Bowl. Both teams are really struggling right now, and both are in dire need of a win. I’ve never really had a lot of confidence in Kansas City as a team so I think they’re in for a rough outing in Tampa. I don’t think their defense can stop Vincent Jackson.
My Pick: Buccaneers
Colts versus Jets
I think both these teams are better than people think they are. Indianapolis just got off a brilliant upset of Green Bay, and the Jets pretty much held their own against the Texans, what many people consider to be the best team in the NFL. It all depends on how Mark Sanchez does in this game. Dustin Keller will be back so he’ll be a big help for a Jets team looking for a win. I say that a Cromartie-led defense steps up and Gang Green gets back to .500.
My Pick: Jets
Bengals versus Browns
I think the Browns can win this game. Sorry I can’t say that with a straight face.
My Pick: Bengals
0-6 going on 0-16.
Lions versus Eagles
Is it just me or do people just have no confidence in the Lions now. Detroit has a lot of talent, but based off of the season they’ve been having it’s going to implode fast. The Eagles are a much more stable team.
My Pick: Eagles
Raiders versus Falcons
I think the Raiders can keep it close (and if McFadden gets me some fantasy points that makes it even better). The Falcons are looking strong, however, and are the current front-runners to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. You don’t want to bet against the hot hand, especially when it’s on their home turf.
My Pick: Falcons
Rams versus Dolphins
Jeff Fisher definitely has his team pointed in the right direction. If it wasn’t for a controversial call in the opening game against the Lions his team would be 4-1. The Dolphins would also be 4-1 if they’d have beaten the Jets and the Cardinals in overtime. Both these teams have surpassed expectations, so it will be interesting to see how this one plays out. I think St. Louis will get the win here, but look for the Dolphins to keep it interesting.
My Pick: Rams
Cowboys versus Ravens
If Tony Romo struggled that much last week against the Bears defense at home, I can’t wait to see how bad things get against the Ravens defense AT BALTIMORE. Sorry that’s all I’m going to say about this one.
My Pick: Ravens
Bills versus Cardinals
I think we learned a lot about the Cardinals last week. Now that the bandwagon has cleared out people are going to find out how good this team really is. Call me crazy, but I say the Bills start their surge here and prove how much of a contender they truly are. Kolb’s off his game so a win is ripe for the taking.
My Pick: Bills
Patriots versus Seahawks
It’s going to be loud at Century Link Field. It’ll be interesting to see the way that Tom Brady responds to this hostile crowd. The big question for the Seahawks though is if Russell Wilson can take care of the football against a suddenly tough New England defense. I say he does and that Beast Mode gets a touchdown for me (fantasy points, wahoo).
My Pick: Seahawks
Giants versus Niners
This is a payback game. San Francisco is definitely going to be looking for blood especially after a loss in the NFC Title game. Not much you can do about that, especially going against a team this good. Sorry Giants fans.
My Pick: Niners
Vikings versus Redskins
The Vikings are a decent team, but I’m not sure that they have consistently shown that they’re the class of the NFC. Coming off a tough loss to Atlanta, I say RGIII has a big performance and sends Minnesota back home with a loss.
My Pick: Redskins
Packers versus Texans
This is going to be a good one. Two high powered offenses are going against each other and one is in desperate need of a win. Houston looked really vulnerable against the Jets, and I think the Packers just imploded in the final moments against the Colts. Aaron Rodgers gets this one, and the number of unbeaten teams in the NFL goes down to 1.
My Pick: Packers
Broncos versus Chargers
This is for the West. Whoever gets this win gains control of the division for the time being. It’ll be interesting to see how Peyton Manning plays against the Chargers, especially because they’ve been his Kryptonite over the years. I say he erases the jinx and gets the Broncos a much needed win. If Norv Turner doesn’t see January there’s a good chance he’ll have to start greeting at Wal-Mart.
My Pick: Broncos
My Record: 44-32
That’s all for this week, have a great Sunday.