I didn't think it was possible for you to lose during your bye week. Somehow, the Bucs managed it with the Josh Freeman fiasco. But hey, that's gone and so is my terrible week of picking games. Maybe I should have taken a bye week or headed off to Minneapolis with Josh.
7-7 isn't the end of the world but it's definitely not a great week of picking.
Who would have thought the Jets would go to Atlanta on Monday Night Football and beat the Falcons? The Super Bowl bound (at least that's what we were told) Falcons?
Who saw Cleveland scoring 37 points on the Bills. Cleveland?
Heck, even the Jaguars were competitive for three quarters.
It was a weird week.
What's this one have in store for us?
Last Week: 7-7 50% Upset Specials: 1-1 50%
Season: 50-29 63% Upset Specials: 5-5 50%
Teams on Bye: Falcons, Dolphins
Bears 28, NY Giants 16 - Wow, the G-men are simply terrible and have had a brutal schedule. The Fozzies are going to get a freebie this week.
Bengals 23, Bills 3 - I have no idea who is quarterbacking Buffalo this week.
Lions 27, Browns 10 - I know Cleveland fans, I know. I've picked against the Browns every week and have been wrong 3 times. I don't think it will be 4.
Chiefs 27, Raiders 17 - Gotta love rivalry games. Anything and everything always happens. The Commitment to Excrement crew would love nothing better than to upset the Chiefs' unbeaten season. In KC, it's not going to happen.
Vikings 27, Panthers 16 - Freeman isn't playing yet, so I'm picking the Vikings.
Jets 23, Steelers 13 - I am a believer in the Jets. It took me 5 weeks but I think this team can actually contend in the weak AFC Least.
Eagles 27, Buccaneers 20 - It pains me to send the Buccaneers to 0-5 but I just don't think that putrid Bucs offense can stick with the high octane Chip Kelly express.
Packers 23, Ravens 16 - The Super Bowl hangover continues for the Nevermores.
Texans 27, Rams 16 - Can Matt Schaub throw another pick six? Doesn't matter against the Scams.
Broncos 63, Jaguars 2 - A bit more competitive score than I would expect.
Seahawks 38, Titans 20 - I like the Flaming Thumbtacks this year...but they're in Seattle. Ah no.
Patriots 27, Saints 23 - This may be the game of the week. Gronk Smash is back, Saints are on the road...it may be time to hang that first L. The good news is they have a 10 game cushion in the NFC South.
49ers 26, Cardinals 13 - Cards have been feasting on the weak sisters of the NFC South. Time to put your big boy pants on.
Cowboys 30, Redskins 20 - Lost in the hysteria of Romo throwing that game killing pick (again), he had a pretty great game against the anointed ones in the Broncos. Redskins' name will be the Overrateds after this one.
Colts 27, Chargers 13 - Does San Diego ever play in daylight? Oh my god...they're all vampires! So the question is are they the sparkly kind or real vampires?
Holy hell. I just realized I picked all favorites this week. It's going to be another long one folks!