NFL Picks. Week 7, 2015
If the rock doesn't have to talk about this picture, I don't have to talk about last week.
Seahawks vs. 49ers- Seahawks.
This one is easy.
If I had to sum the 49ers up in one word, it would be the following.
The 49ers are... stinky.
Now, the Seahawks may be shaky and a wee bit inconsistent, but I feel like they're good enough to beat the 49ers.
I mean, odds are Colin Kaepernick will throw the game away anyway, amirite?
Bills vs Jaguars- Bills.
The Bills have been definitively shaky against good teams, but comfortably good against bad teams.
And ladies and gents, the jags are a bad, bad team.
Like you thought Bad Company was Bad Company?
The Jags are that bad.
The freakin' Texans?
Come on guys.
The Bills need a fluff win, but not as bad as they need to get healthy.
I'm giving them just that.
Browns vs. Rams- Rams.
The Rams are such a shaky team, I can never figure them the hell out!
The Browns are the 2015 Bridesmaid team.
Always competitive, never victorious.
I think the Rams will be well rested, and they'll smack the Cleveland McBrowns around a little bit...
See what I did there?
Vikings vs. Lions- Vikings.
The Lions beat the Bears.
Okay, obviously, I'm not impressed.
I told ya they wouldn't go 0-16, but they just might go 2-14.
Texans vs. Dolphins- Dolphins.
After a quarter of the season passed, the Dolphins finally looked like who we all thought they could be.
I love JJ Watt, and hey, DeAndre Hopkins is quietly having a monster year...
But that's it.
Miami gets the home win.
Saints vs. Colts- Colts.
*Ryan's explanation has been suspended because he just starts laughing and vomiting when he thinks about Indianapolis play-calling. Between vomit and laughter he said something about Drew Brees being overrated and Luck being healthy*
Steelers vs. Chiefs- Steelers.
The Chiefs are a trainwreck.
All of their pieces on offense are injured, and their defense isn't stopping anyone.
Considering this game may see the return of Ben Roethlisberger... I think it'll get ugly.
Jets vs. Patriots- Patriots.
WHY DO I HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY WEEK
YOU KNOW I'M PICKING THE PATRIOTS.
I FREAKING WROTE AN ARTICLE ABOUT THEM GOING 16-0.
I DON'T THINK THEY'RE GONNA LOSE ANY GAMES.
STOP ASKING ME.
Buccaneers vs. Redskins- Redskins.
WHOEVER THROWS THE MOST PICKS WINS, GO!
In all seriousness, these two teams have a lot in common, I'm just taking the Skins because Jameis Winston is gonna throw the game away.
Falcons vs. Titans- Falcons.
You know what the cure for an embarrassing loss to a bad team is?
Ten days rest and another bad team.
The Titans are ridiculously bad.
They might have potential down the road.
They've got potential for potential.
If they beat the Falcons, good for them,
but at that point, seriously, just disband the NFC South.
Let them play in the SEC where they belong.
Raiders vs. Chargers- RAIDERS.
YEP. IT'S HAPPENING.
THAT'S RIGHT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I'M PICKING THE M' EFFIN' OAKLAND RAIDERS.
DEREK CARR, 19-28, 298 YARDS, 4 TOUCHDOWNS.
LATAVIUS MURRAY, 123 YARDS.
MICHAEL CRABTREE, 145 YARDS, 2 TDS.
AMARI COOPER, 98 YARDS, 1 TD.
KHALIL MACK, 2 SACKS, 1 FORCED FUMBLE.
CHARLES WOODSON, 2 INTERCEPTIONS AGAIN.
Okay, so the odds of all that happening anywhere but Madden... very slim.
But I do think the Raiders get the win.
There's no morale in San Diego, where the Raiders basically play a home game.
The Raiders will be well rested, they're getting healthy, and I think they'll come out guns blazing.
I am actually really confident in the Raiders chances.
Cowboys vs. Giants- Giants.
The last time these two teams played, the Giants LITERALLY threw the game away.
Is that literally?
I mean, the ball that never should have been thrown does represent the way they absolutely tossed the game away.
But there is no physical embodiment of the game to throw away.
In any event, they should've beaten a Cowboys team that had Dez and Romo.
I don't see how they lose to a team without them.
Maybe don't turn the ball over 8 times this time?
Eagles vs. Panthers- Panthers.
The Eagles defense came alive last week!
Or the Giants offense fell asleep...
Either way, the Panthers have the Kuechster back, and I think they're well on their way to losing to a great team in the playoffs.
Can we just re-draft the NFC South and East so we'll have at least one competent team?
Ravens vs. Cardinals- Cardinals.
Hold on to your butts folks.
This one is gonna get ugly.
I foresee plenty o' turnovers for the Ravens.
That secondary is so talented, and I feel like they'll be able to take Steve Smith out early, leaving Flacco high and dry...
Hey Carson, how come you couldn't be this good when you were with us?
Fleegle's Picks: Best In The World Challenge.
I picked up one game last week! If not for Tennessee deciding to lay an egg, I would have made it a clean 3/3 sweep. *sigh* anywho....
Seattle @ San Francisco: What's going on with Seattle? There's no way they should be losing AT HOME to Cam Newton and the Panthers, but that's exactly what happened. And the 49ers, well, they beat my awful Ravens. Don't get excited, San Fran fans. But hey, look at this.....Seattle and the 49ers are both 2-4, and Seattle's wins have come against 1 win Detroit, and a backup QB led Bears team (who Detroit just got their first win against). They've also lost to the Rams, and blown a 17 point 4th quarter lead to Cincy. So, dare I say.....are the Seahawks all that good? From where I sit, they don't appear to be. But enough rambling, as for this week, I still am taking Seattle to win, because I have never and will never trust Colin Kaeperchoke in a situation like this.
Buffalo @ Jacksonville: Ugly game on our hands. London, we promise there is such a thing as good football! But I think the Bills win. Moving on...
Tampa Bay @ Washington: Gee, another ugly snooze of a game. Washington's at home, so sure, I'll take them to win.
Atlanta @ Tennessee: What the hell happened to Atlanta last week? Overconfidence maybe? I don't know, but they sure didn't look like an undefeated team against the Saints. Luckily for them, they get a bye week in form of the Titans this week. Atlanta for the win.
New Orleans @ Indianapolis: IS DREW BREES BACK?!? Probably not. Figured I would just stir Ryan up with that one (we all know how much he LOVES Drew Brees). As for the Colts, everyone's been talking about it all week, but allow me to chime in too.....WHAT THE HELL KIND OF PLAY WAS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE?!?!? I always thought the "Butt Fumble" would be the hands down worst play in NFL history....that might have topped it. Worst part? They gave up 7 points because of it, and lost by.....7 points. *facepalm*This week? I think it stays close to the end, but I suspect the Colts will pull out a win, because the Saints are just not the same outside of MardiGrasVille.
Minnesota @ Detroit: What's up with all the boring games this week? Absolutely no interest in this game, but I do think that the Lions will put together back to back wins and beat the Vikings.
Pittsburgh @ Kansas City: I don't care if they're going to Arrowhead, with a 3rd string QB, the Steelers will win this game, because the Chiefs are an absolute mess without Jamaal Charles to take pressure off of Alex Smith.
Cleveland @ St. Louis: Those sneaky, sneaky Browns could have (and SHOULD have, lets be honest) beat Denver last week. But alas, they didn't. And the Rams....they're the Rams. This game should be close, but not in a good way. Rams, this is your last chance with me. Rams win.
Houston @ Miami: ARE THE DOLPHINS BACK ON TRACK? CAN HOUSTON FINALLY START CONSISTENTLY WINNING? WHY IS FLEEGLE TYPING THIS IS ALL CAPITAL LETTERS? DOES ANY OF IT MATTER? Anyhow, I like the Dolphins to win this game. I really do. And by I really do, I mean they're the home team in a coin flip game.
New York Jets @ New England: They got tested, but the Pats stay undefeated. And the Jets, don't look now, but the Jets are 4-1! Soon to be 4-2 though. Until further notice, the Pats shouldn't be picked against. The only questionable game they have left, in my eyes, isn't until November 29th at Denver (does going to the Giants on November 15th scare you? Because it shouldn't). Pats win this one.
Oakland @ San Diego: I really want to pick the Raiders. I really do. But they've already burned my picks a few times this year, plus the Chargers should win this one. And I think they will. San Diego wins.
Dallas @ New York Giants: Again, I would really like to pick Dallas, but.....still no Romo, or Dez. I can't pull the trigger on it. Even though the Giants couldn't even beat the Eagles with 3 Bradford picks this week. But.....Giants win, I think
Philadelphia @ Carolina: Yes, I know the Panthers are undefeated. Yes, I know they just beat Seattle. But as I said.....the Seahawks just aren't that good right now. I think this is the week they finally get caught off guard, by an Eagles team that's finding a little bit of confidence now with 3 wins in their last 4 games. Eagles win this week, in a game that shouldn't be on Sunday Night Football. But then again, what game would be better?
Baltimore @ Arizona: I don't want to talk about my Ravens. Really, I don't. Quite frankly they just suck right now. And now they get to play a Cardinals team that's going to be pissed after losing to the Steelers last week. Could be a long Monday night. Cardinals win, with, unfortunately, relative ease.
How many games can I pick up this week? About 5 would be great......
@McFleegle (7-14) vs @Brodhisattva (14-7)
Last week, Fleegle turned the tides, winning 2 of the three disagreements.
I better not get too comfortable with my lead! It's still the first half!
Three disagreements again this week!
I picked the Vikings and he picked the Lions.
I PICKED THE RAIDERS and he picked the Chargers.
I picked the Panthers and he picked the Eagles.