Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) scrambles for a short gain during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Thoughts from insidej0b
I’ll take a Saints win and go 3-12 in picking games any week. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case last week. The Saints lost and I went 12-3. Such is life.
This week, the Saints are on a bye and I’m going 15-0. I’m using NFL logic. “There is no offensive holding on the play because the defender ran through the hold.”
Seahawks – Pulling for the Cardinals, picking the Seahawks
Falcons – Hopefully the Bucs can pull this off to further sink Atlanta. If not, maybe this game can end in a tie.
Panthers – Good job, Rams. You beat the piss out of the most dysfunctional team in football not based in Tampa. Do it to the Carolina Newtons and you’ll be tied with the 49ers (after they lose to the Titans) for 2nd in the West. Just don’t see back-to-back road wins for these guys.
Lions – Cincinnati’s 23rd ranked scoring offense needed overtime to beat the Bills. The Lions are better than the Bills.
Chargers – Dr. Jekyll showed up last week to beat the Colts. Mr. Hyde can show up this week and still beat the Jags.
Chiefs – The best defense in football is going to literally destroy Houston’s quarterback (whomever that may be) and their hopes for salvaging the season as well.
Dolphins – These teams are equally mediocre. Go with the home team.
Patriots – I’ve heard Jets, Bills and Dolphins fans bitching for years about the Pats being the beneficiary of egregious officiating blunders and dismissed it as sour grapes. Welp. If the Jets had a more consistent offense, they could win this game. I hope Robert Kraft has more of his jewelry stolen by Putin while the Jets beat Brady to a pulp
Cowboys – I expect damn near 100 points scored in this one. The Cowboys have a slightly better defense than the Eagles.
Bears – RGIII and Haslett are frauds. I mention this in case you hadn’t figured this out on your own.
Titans – I wanted to pick the Titans last week against the Seahawks and ended up being glad that I didn’t. They played well enough in defeat to give me the confidence to blow this pick.
Packers – Picking this purely on home field advantage. I think the line is 10, favoring the Packers. If Jordy Nelson is their only receiver, this could be a huge blunder of a pick. They’re moving Finley to receiver, James Jones might be out and Cobb is on the short term IR. Having to pick a Sunday game on Wednesday is stupid.
Ravens – The Hundred Million Dollar Man – AKA Joe Flacco – should be arrested for Grand Larceny. 7 TD’s to 8 INT’s? 57.9% completion percentage? A 76.2 quarterback rating? This dude sucks as much as he always has. I’m sure he’s laughing his ass off the whole way to the bank. Nobody thought paying this guy that kind of money was a good idea. Not even the Ravens. Midway through last season, there were discussions about moving on from Joe Flacco. He wins the Super Bowl and suddenly he’s worth that kind of money? Way to go, Baltimore. You’re lucky the Steelers suck this year because you’d be hanging out in the cellar otherwise.
Colts – 13, 32, 14, 29, 21, 31. Know what those numbers are? The defensive rankings of the teams Denver has beaten based on PPG. The Colts rank 5th in the league in PPG allowed. Let me put it this way: If you told me that a game was being played where the home team ranked 11 and 5 in the league in offense and defense respectively and was playing against a team that ranked 1 and 24 respectively, I would pick the home team every time. That’s what I’m doing here. The emotional “Manning’s return to Indy” only matters until the first snap of the game.
Vikings – Worst game ever. Since last week. The Giants really, really, really suck. But so do the Vikings. I pick watching the new episode of The Walking Dead on the DVR. (54 total points)
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