After a stunning 12 correct pick week, Ron has now seized the lead in the series from Krytime. Joe. P had a 10 pick week this past week and is now moving up the ranks quickly. Poz's gambling ways continue to be interesting, but bad for his standing.
Joe P. 95
|CHA at DET|
|BUF at MIA|
|OAK at MIN|
|DAL at WAS|
|TB at GB|
|JAX at CLE|
|CIN at BAL|
|SEA at STL|
|AZ at SF|
|TEN at ATL|
|SD at CHI|
|PHI at NYG|
|KC at NE|
WABillsfan's Pick Justifications:
Broncos: I hate the Jets more than Tebow worship, easy choice
Packers: I will keep taking them till they lose
Lions: Panthers just came back to earth hard, Suh has a big day
Jags: They aren't a good team, Browns are worse
Raiders: I think the Vikes run D isn't anywhere to what it used to be, Bush rumbles along for another 150 yard game
Bills: I hate the Phins
Cowboys: We killed the 'Skins, the 'Phins killed the 'Skins, the Cowboys drilled us, ergo... another blowout for the 'Skins
Ravens: Once again the Ravens have a bounce back game, right? Btw, how Schizo are these guys!?!?!?!?
Rams: Why not, though I am worried about SJ going against Red Bryant and Co. on the 'Hawks line.
49ers: Cardinals just played their Superbowl
Titans: Still some signs of life, and I think Hasselbeck will do fine against a suspect Falcons pass rush
Bears: Chargers are swirling around the drain, Bears help them along.
Giants: They lost to a better coached team, the Eagles are not nearly as well coached, both will be out for blood though, should be some crazy hitting.
Pats: ummmm, duh?
Ron's Pick Justifications:
Jets: I actually am really tempted to take the Broncos. What good is Revis if the offense just never throws the ball? Throw in the really short week for the Jets and a possible let down after being killed by the Patriots and there is a chance that New Jersey lays an egg in Denver. It's not a very good chance, though.
Packers: It's hard to understand how Josh Freeman could regress so badly. It's even harder to understand how he doesn't seem to understand that that's what has happened.
Lions: When an offensive line is using Buffalo cast offs to try to stop one of the better defensive lines in the league, well, it's going to be a long day for Cam Newton.
Jags: Cleveland is just terrible. Gabbert has been pretty bad himself but the Jags ought to have enough to squeek out a win.
Bills: Buffalo is a significantly better team than Miami. Buffalo is riding an ugly losing streak while the Dolphins have won back to back games. I have a very bad feeling about this game but can't help myself....even with the offensive line in miserable shape.
Cowboys: Washington was demolished by Miami. What more needs to be said?
49ers: No one but San Fran homers saw this season coming.
Rams: Spags' team isn't giving up and Seattle just isn't very good.
Falcons: Atlanta is finding ways to win, is at home, and should easily handle the Titans.
Bears: Part of me wants to pick the Chargers because San Diego has such a history of second half of the season surges. But San Diego has been erratic all season and the Bears seem to have discovered that running the ball and protecting Cutler work fairly well.
Eagles: Yeah, I said it. I'm looking for the Eagles to take one last shot at relevance before a late season fade leads to ridiculous talk of dismissing Andy Reid.
Patriots: Too easy.
Kurupt's Pick Justifications:
Jets - Can Tebow complete more than 2 passes? I think with out a doubt, but it'll be due to the Broncos struggling to run and getting down big early. With McGahee I'd have given them a better shot. Who'd a thunk that?
Ravens - I like this Cincy team, but Baltimore is better, at least at home and in big games. This will be a tough defensive battle.
Browns - I guess. Both teams are bad, so I'll take the home team.
Panthers - upset city! The Lions free fall continues as Cam Newton goes off. I think Carolina gets its running game going while Matt Stafford struggles with his bum finger.
Dolphins - One team is playing well and at home, the other isn't. The Dplphins defense is pretty solid, while the Bills can't seem to do anything right. Hope this pick means we get a Bills win.
Vikings - The Raiders are too Schizo for me to pick them here. I see Purple Jesus running wild and approaching 200 yards.
Cowboys - Dallas is finding their groove and the Skins flat out stink. I see a blowout here.
49ers - I think this is a close game, but San Fran is just much better.
Seahawks - another crappy game where I'll just go with the better defense.
Falcons - After last week's tough loss, I expect Atlanta to rebound nicely behind Michael Turner.
Chargers - I think we see another upset here as the Chargers are desperate. They seem to have found something in Vincent Brown, and with a healthier group of skill players I think they pull out the tough W.
Giants - If we knew Vick was playing, I'd be tempted to pick the crappy Eagles. Since I'm guessing it'll be Vince Young, I think this is a fairly easy NY win.
Patriots - Blowout city in another crappy Monday nighter.
Krytime's Pick Justifications:
NY Jets - I hate doing this, but it's just an obvious pick. Hope I lose here, and then hear Jets *itching about the schedule makers.
Tennessee - I still think both teams are overrated.
Buffalo - I don't think this version of the Bills is soft enough to go winless three weeks in a row, no matter how good the Phins seem to be playing as of late.
Cincinnati - Wins against the Steelers aside, this isn't the same old Ravens team. Losing to Seattle??
Jacksonville - Unwatchable. Would rather reorganize my sock drawer than watch this crap.
Oakland - Stupid, stupid me for picking Minny last week. Won't make that same mistake again.
Detroit - Curious to see how this team bounces back from a thumpin.
Green Bay - Wasn't TB supposed to be really good this year?
Dallas - Watch...this will be the game the "bad" Romo shows up.
San Francisco - Wouldn't surprise me to see Zona step it up here.
Seattle - Hate seeing FF gurus making Lynch a must start here.
San Diego - Is Norv Turner really a crappy head coach?
NY Giants - If I was a Vick teammate, I'd be disappointed. Gut it out dude.
New England - And here is where NE makes a run toward the playoffs, getting the #1 seed in the process
Silverstreak's Pick Justifications:
Jets - oh how i want to be wrong on this one, but given the broncs are
one dimensional right now, this should be an easy win for the jets.
Packers - i said it last year and i was right, TB is not for real,
they were just lucky last year in their schedule and injuries. i have
always doubted freeman as the guy, and he has done nothing for me to
not doubt him
Lions - they stop the downward spiral by beating up the cats. no
matter how good newton is, he doesnt play defense
Jags - because the other team is cleveland
Raiders - Vikes are getting better and ponder might be the guy, but
Raiders are just the better team
Bills - please, i could take a 2-14 season if those two wins were over
Cowboys - i like the upset thinking among my comrades, but the skins
are just terrible....
Ravens - still wondering if that cincy team is for real...
49ers - one loss? holy crap. oh how i wanted harbaugh....
Rams - better than people give credit....but not really "good" and im
looking for a letdown game for seattle.
Falcons - coming together.....titans terrible....obvious.
Bears - great win, confidence booster, san diego continues its slide....
Giants - just playing really good football right now. philly is up
and down and i dont expect an up weekend.
Pats - obvious choice is obvious.
Joe P.'s Pick Justifications:
Jets- I'm taking the Jets.more specifically the Jets D, but I really hope I lose this one. TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW is not enough this time against a physical Jets defense. Jets win.
Jags - The Browns don't have a healthy running back and their passing game stinks too. The Jags win.
Lions- The Lions have a front four that can contain Cam. Stafford should be back. If the Lions can keep Stafford clean, Megatron should be able to hurt the Panthers at will.
Packers - Why would anyone pick against the Packers at this point' Packers win.
Fins - Fins are listed as favorites in a game we all had penciled in as a win less than a month ago. What a different a month can make. The Fins seem to have found a QB and the Bills Oline is in shambles. Our CBs can't cover anyone including Marshal. Fins win (now, I'm going to go throw up).
Raiders- The Vikes are banged up and have little left to play for. The Raiders are still in the hunt and may get McFadden back. Raiders win
Cowboys- You can't win games in the NFL without a QB'..the skins don't have one. Cowboys win
Ravens - The Bengals are not as talented has the Ravens, but the Ravens are bipolar''the coin toss says Ravens.
Rams - Both these teams stink. Rams win at home
49ers - Kolb will not be able to call the 49ers plays before they are run this week. 49ers win.
Titans- The Falcons have some key injuries and the Titians are relatively healthy. If Jones doesn't play, it will allow the Titians to stack the box and stop the run. Titians win
Bears - The Chargers Oline is hurting'.and so will Rivers after playing the Bears D. Bears win easily at home
Giants - I have to admit I love seeing Vick, Peters, and the rest of the Eagles dream team struggle. Giants wins.
Pats - Palko vs Brady.hmmmmmmm, I'll take the Pats
Poz's Pick Justifications:
Denver - We need it, Tim Tebow needs it, the Jets are arrogant.
Cincinatti - Bounce back in a must win and Ravens continue slide.
Cleveland - this game is ugly but the Jags stink.
Carolina - I think I've picked Cam Newton and the Panthers the second most after the Bills. I think I said this last week....
Green Bay - Aaron Rodgers is playing lights out and there is really nothing about this Bucs D that can change that.
Buffalo - An explanation is not necessary.
Washington - Dallas loves losing big after winning big and I think Rex the Rifle with a full week to prep will be great. Yes, great.
San Fran - Kevin Kolb doesnt know the plays this week that the other team is calling because they didnt change the signals from last year. That means the Cards dont pull this upset.
St. Louis - keeps the roll going, the offense is starting to come together.
Atlanta - Making up for last week.
Chicago - Jay Cutler is the most underrated QB in football.
New York - Eagles are falling apart as a team and their rivals take advantage.
Kansas City - Yup, Tom won't find as much success as last week against an underrated Chiefs defense and Cassel channels his inner Brady.