There are two weeks left in this football season, and as the year dwindles down so goes my chances of perfection. Last week was one of my best weeks yet as I managed to select 12 correct games out of the 16, and I hope to build on that success as I race towards a perfect week. This week starts with a Christmas Eve matchup of the Raiders and the Chargers, I expect the Raiders to start their Christmas on a happy note with a big win. Saturday’s game features two teams vying for the NFC East title, with the Eagles facing the Redskins. I expect the Eagles to win the game and to keep their playoff chances alive. On the Sunday after Christmas the NFL gave to me, a full slate of action packed games. In the first Sunday game the Dolphins will defeat the Colts in a close one, the Buccaneers will defeat the Bears, and the Chiefs will dismantle the Browns in a blowout. In a northeastern grudge match between the Jets and the Patriots, I expect the Patriots to come home with a win. The Cowboys will defeat the Bills, the Panthers will beat the Falcons by a large margin, and the Lions will defeat the 49ers. The Texans will defeat the Titans in a shockingly playoff relevant game, and the Steelers will defeat their long time rival Ravens. The late afternoon games look to be quite exciting, even though all of the teams playing are not in playoff contention. In the first game, the electrifying Jaguars offense will win big against the porous Saints defense, the second game will be a defensive battle but the stronger Seahawks will defeat the Rams, and in the final afternoon matchup the Cardinals will defeat the Packers in a very close game. The Sunday night game features the Vikings and the Giants, and while my head wants to pick the Vikings, I must go with my fandom and choose the Giants, hopefully they can keep the playoff hope alive. In the final game of the week, we have a Monday night matchup of the Bengals and the Broncos, while both of these teams are playoff bound, injuries have considerably hurt their team depth. I expect the Broncos to win this game due to their strong defense, however this game will have an incredibly low combined score. There is only one week to go after this one, I think this week seems like a perfect time for a perfect week. Merry Christmas Everyone, enjoy the games.
Last week was not as perfect as I expected, I once again got seven out of sixteen games wrong. There are two more weeks of regular season football to go after this, so I still have more than enough chances for perfection. This week starts with a Thursday night matchup of the Rams and the Buccaneers, I expect the Bucs to put up a good fight, but the Rams will win. In the second game of the week we will be enjoying a late season Saturday night game featuring the Jets and the Cowboys, and with a playoff spot on the line the Jets will easily win this matchup. The first Sunday game features the undefeated Panthers and the streak killing Giants, I expect the Giants to win a close game and keep the playoff hope alive. As for the other Sunday morning games, the Vikings will beat the Bears, the Jaguars will beat the Falcons, and the Texans will beat the Colts with strong defensive play. The Patriots will blow out the Titans, the Bills will beat the Redskins, and the Chiefs will defeat a much weaker Ravens team. The Seahawks will beat the Browns, the Raiders will upset the Packers, and the Steelers will win against the Broncos. The Dolphins will win a close game against the hapless Chargers, and the Bengals will bounce back from a tough loss and defeat the 49ers. This week’s night games are not looking very interesting at all, but every team is still playing for pride, in the Sunday night game the Cardinals will win in a close game against the scrappy Eagles, and on Monday the Lions will put up a big score in a win against the Saints. This week I made mostly safe picks, so I honestly expect this to be the perfect one, but anything is possible on a football Sunday.
Last week was one of the most exciting weeks of the season so far. I managed to get nine out of my sixteen predictions correct, and most of them were with almost pinpoint accuracy. I still have a few more weeks to improve my pick percentage so I will get right into it. The first game of this week features two very good teams fighting for prime playoff position, I expect the Cardinals to defeat the Vikings by at least two touchdowns. On Sunday, I expect to see the Lions defeat the Rams, the Bears win against the Redskins, and the Bills winning over the Eagles. The NFL’s only remaining undefeated team, the Panthers, will face off against the Falcons who are currently on a five game losing streak, and I expect both streaks to remain intact. The 49ers will win a close game against the Browns, The Buccaneers will continue their hot streak with a win against the Saints, the Seahawks will beat the Ravens, and the Chiefs will get a big blowout win against the Chargers. The Jaguars will defeat the Colts, the Titans will win a close game against the Jets, and the Steelers will defeat the Bengals by a close margin in a huge divisional matchup. Sunday’s late afternoon games seem to be predictable enough, as we will see a couple of contenders facing off against weaker opposition. I expect the Broncos to win against the Raiders by less than a touchdown, and I believe the Packers will put up a huge score as they defeat the Cowboys. The Sunday night game pits the Texans against the heavily injured Patriots, who happen to be coming in with their first two game losing streak in years, I expect the Patriots to win this game, but they will make enough mistakes to keep it close. The last game of the week is going to be an important one for the Giants, as their season hinges on their ability to secure a win against the sometimes formidable Dolphins, the Giants will win this game and make a statement that they are better than they have been showing. There you have it for my week fourteen picks, I will definitely enjoy this week’s games, hopefully this will be the perfect week.
Last week’s NFL games were fun and almost all of them were actually exciting. I was especially intrigued by the endings of the primetime games on Sunday and Monday even though the game on Monday featured two of the league’s worst teams. I was correct on ten out of sixteen games this week, so while I still haven’t reached perfection, I am trending the right way and I am left with five weeks to go to hit my goal of a perfect week. The Week 13 games start with a surprisingly relevant matchup of the Packers and the Lions, and I expect the Lions to pull off a huge upset and win this game by a touchdown. As for Sunday, the Bills will defeat the Texans, the Dolphins will beat the Ravens, and the Bengals will take out the weak Browns team. The Bears will beat the 49ers, the Jaguars will defeat the Titans, and the Vikings will get a big win against the Seahawks. Sunday’s games are headlined by a rare inner city rivalry matchup of the Giants and the Jets, and as a Giants fan I will always pick the Giants in this match. The Cardinals will win a close game against the Rams, and the Buccaneers will upset the Falcons in what should be an interesting game. The afternoon games of this week feature some of the league’s best talent and these will be the games to watch for football fans. The Broncos will defeat the Chargers, the Raiders will defeat the Chiefs in a very close game, the Patriots will win a close one against the Eagles, and the undefeated Panthers will keep their record perfect against the Saints. The primetime games of this week may look boring, but after watching last week’s games I wouldn’t be surprised by a few interesting endings. The Steelers will win big against the Colts on Sunday night, and on Monday, the seemingly hapless Cowboys will play inspired football and get a win against the Redskins. With five weeks left in the season, every game counts, and this season is looking like it will end on an exciting high note.
Week seven is in the books, and now we are officially at the halfway point of the NFL season. Last week, I managed to be correct on the usual 10 out of 14 picks, and while I expect perfection I am starting to feel ok with the consistency, for now. This week starts with an interesting one on Thursday night as the undefeated Patriots face off against the resurgent Miami Dolphins. I expect this game to be close and high scoring but the Pats will definitely win. In the early morning game from England, I expect the Lions to defeat the Chiefs in blowout, the Chargers will defeat the Ravens, and the Cardinals will beat the Browns. The Bengals will win a close game against the Steelers, the Vikings will win against the Bears, and the Texans will end their losing streak with a win against the Titans. The Giants will win against the Saints, and the Rams will defeat the 49ers. In what looks to be a massive upset the Buccaneers will defeat a very strong Falcons team, and The strong Jets defense will secure a win over the Raiders. The Cowboys are looking to bounce back from a four game losing streak but unfortunately they have to meet the reigning champions of the NFC, the Seahawks, I expect the Cowboys to lose this one by at least ten points. This week’s night games are going to be massive, with three undefeated teams playing in the games, I’m sure there will be some fantastic football. In the Sunday night game the Broncos will end the undefeated run of the Packers, and in the Monday night game the Panthers will keep it perfect with a win over the Colts. I am still hoping for perfection, but I think I will be fine once I get past this hurdle of ten correct picks. I would love to make this the start of my weeks of perfection, either way, enjoy the games everybody, I sure will.
Before I start my NFL picks, I would like to say congratulations to the New York Mets on making it to the World Series. I am a Yankee fan, so naturally I hate the Mets, but they have shown great tenacity and drive in this playoff push and they deserve some sort of recognition even from a cross town rival. Now on to football, This week’s games starts with a Thursday night matchup of the once powerful 49ers and the Seahawks. I expect the Seahawks to easily win this game. The second game of the week will be played early on Sunday morning for us Americans, as it is the second of the NFL’s tour of England games. The Jaguars will be playing the Bills, and I expect the Bills to return stateside with a victory. The Rams will defeat the Browns, The Vikings will defeat the Lions, and the Dolphins will keep their hot streak going with a win over the Texans. Both the Colts and the Saints have been having a tough year, and I expect the year to keep getting worse for the poor Colts as they will lose against the Saints. The Steelers will defeat the Chiefs, the Buccaneers will beat the Redskins, and the Falcons will get the win against the Titans. Tom Brady and the undefeated Patriots will face what may be their toughest competition of the season so far in the Jets, but I expect them to come away with their perfect record intact in a close game. The Chargers will defeat the Raiders, and the unbeaten Panthers will defeat the Eagles in a big Sunday night matchup. The Giants and the Cowboys will face off for the first time since the Giants’ opening night debacle, and I will be making the same pick but I expect a different outcome, as the Giants will most definitely win this game. Week seven will round out with a somewhat boring Monday night game in which the Cardinals will defeat the Ravens in what could be a high scoring “shootout.” Last week, I once again got 10 out of 14 predictions correct, It seems impossible to get a perfect week, but if anyone happens to be putting any stock in a few of my weekly picks so far, I’m sure they are seeing dividends. Try to get out and enjoy this fine weekend and get ready for some football.
Another week of football means another week of picks. Last week didn’t end so badly, but my accuracy took a step back numbers wise. I was correct on 10 out of 14 games, and I was quite confident that last week would be the week of perfection. This week’s games are a bit more complicated to pick than the last few weeks, but I will still be making my attempt at a potentially perfect prognostication. Tonight’s game is going to be a good one, the undefeated Falcons are facing one of their toughest rivals, the Saints, and I expect the Saints to come away with a win. The Bengals will stay undefeated as they defeat the Bills, and Lions will defeat the Bears. The Vikings will defeat the struggling Chiefs, and the Jets will defeat the Redskins. The Broncos will beat the Browns, the Texans will win against the Jaguars, and the Dolphins will defeat the Titans. The Cardinals will defeat the Steelers, the Panthers will beat the Seahawks in a close game, and the Ravens will beat the 49ers. The seemingly unstoppable Packers will meet their match, as they lose to the Chargers in a close yet high scoring game. The primetime games of this week are going to be a treat, on Sunday night the Patriots will be facing off against the Colts, the same team that “blew the whistle” on them in the deflategate scandal. I expect the Patriots to decimate the competition, and win this one big. The Monday night game is going to be an interesting matchup for first place in the NFC East division. I expect the Giants to continue their success and win in a close game against the Eagles.
During my week 3 NFL picks post, I said I would do better than the seven correct picks from previous weeks, and I was nearly perfect last week. I was correct on 13 of 16 games, and I am confident that I will manage to have a perfect week at some point in this NFL season. This week has been quite hectic so I will have to just list my picks for today, next week will return with more of a synopsis of my picks.
Steeler win against the Ravens
Jets over Dolphins
Panthers defeat the Buccaneers
Bengals defeat the Chiefs
Colts beat the Jaguars
Chargers over the Browns
Giants beat the Bills
Raiders beat the Bears
Falcons beat the Texans
Redskins over the Eagles
Vikings over Broncos
Packers beat the 49ers
Cardinals defeat the Rams
Saints over the Cowboys
Seahawks defeat the Lions
These picks are my best bet for week 4 of NFL action, I won’t guarantee perfection this week, but with football, anything is possible on a week by week basis.
The parity of the NFL when it comes to talent makes it one of the most difficult sports to predict. It is true that on “any given Sunday” the best team may not win, and my errant picks have shown that. Last week I was a day late on my picks so I missed the Thursday game, this week I will make sure that I get all of the action in this post. Just like in week one, I was correct on seven of my picks. Hopefully I will be able to get at least 10 this week. My Giants have let me down two weeks in a row in an inexplicable fashion, the mistakes they have been making late in the game are unacceptable. I just can’t see them losing three in a row to start the season, so the Giants will bounce back and defeat the Redskins. The Bengals will defeat the Ravens in a high scoring matchup, while the Panthers will defeat the Saints in a low scoring, run heavy game. The Buccaneers will beat the Texans, the reinvigorated Jets will crush the Eagles, and the Raiders will defeat the Browns. Tom Brady will continue to “thumb his nose” at the NFL commissioner, as the Patriots blow out the much weaker Jaguars. I have chosen against the Cowboys three weeks in a row, and now that they are suffering from injuries at key positions, I believe I will definitely be correct this time as I have the Falcons beating them in a surprisingly close game. The Colts will finally get a win and defeat the Titans, the Vikings will beat the Chargers, and the Steelers will easily handle the Rams. In the late Sunday games, The Cardinals will defeat the 49ers, the Bills will easily defeat the Dolphins, the Seahawks will finally win over the Bears, and the Broncos will beat the Lions in a very close game. The Monday night matchup pits two quarterbacks that competed to be the first overall pick in 2005 against each other, in a fun matchup for sports historians. Alex Smith, the eventual number one pick turned pseudo bust, and his Chiefs, will match up against the Packers and Aaron Rodgers, the slighted player that ended up becoming a league champion and MVP. The Packers will easily win this game, but it is always fun to speculate on how different the league would be if Rodgers went first in that draft. My picks are set and the games will soon begin, I would be happy if the only correct pick I made is a Giants win, but I will have to wait until tonight to see if they can deliver.