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Monday, October 13, 2014

WEEK 6 NFL PICKS RECAP

We're now down to 11 from 18 teams that are either .500 or one game above or below that number. The good teams are starting to separate themselves from the mediocre ones. Jacksonville and Oakland still don't have a win, and since they don't play, there is still a chance for both to put up a goose egg for the season. My bet is on Oakland to win first.

Last Week:   9 - 5 -1
Overall:     60 -32 - 1


Indianapolis (3 - 2) 27 @ Houston (3 - 2) 24: Correct. Indy continued their nice run, winning their fourth in a row to take the lead in the AFC South. Indianapolis 33 - 28.

Jacksonville (0 - 5) 17 @ Tennessee (1 - 4) 23: Correct. Someone had to win. Tennessee 16 - 14.

Baltimore (3 - 2) 20 @ Tampa Bay (1 - 4) 24: No. I guess I was way off on the Bucs. The Ravens aren't THAT good, even if Joe Flacco threw 127 first quarter touchdowns. Baltimore 48 - 17.

Denver (3 - 1) 27 @ New York Jets (1 - 4) 16: Correct. This game was still in doubt down to the final pick six by the Broncos. It's probably time for a change at the top for the Jets.  Denver 31 - 17.

Detroit (3 - 2) 27 @ Minnesota (2 - 3) 20: Correct. Maybe the Lions are ready to show up every week and challenge a resurgent Packer team for supremacy in the NFC North.  Detroit 17 - 3.

New England (3 - 2) 20@ Buffalo (3 - 2) 23: No. New England 37 - 22.

Carolina (3 - 2) 20 @ Cincinnati (3 - 1) 24: Tie. 37 - 37

Pittsburgh (3 - 2) 27 @ Cleveland (2 - 2) 24: No. It looks like the pretty good team is Cleveland. Pittsburgh continues to be up one week, down the next.  Cleveland 31 - 10.

Green Bay (3 - 2) 28 @ Miami (2 - 2) 24: Correct.  I almost picked this one on the number. Not a big surprise.  Green Bay 27 - 24.

San Diego (4 - 1) 31 @ Oakland (0 - 4) 17: Correct. The Raiders looked as good as they have all year, but they'll have to wait at least another week for that first win. San Diego 31 - 28.

Chicago (2 - 3) 28 @ Atlanta (2 - 3) 30: No. Not as close as I thought it would be. Fortunately for the Falcons, their division is weak enough to still give them a chance. Chicago 27 - 13.

Dallas (4 - 1) 20 @ Seattle (3 - 1) 28:No. This was the game of the week and didn't disappoint. The Cowboys look like they're for real, but they still have ten games to go. Dallas 30 - 23.

Washington (1 - 4) 20 @ Arizona (3 - 1) 27: Correct. Washington QB Kirk cousins plays like he's color blind in the fourth quarter of close games. I took a survey to see if I qualified to play QB for the Redskins. The first question showed a white jersey with "Our Team" on it, the other one was a red jersey the "DON'T THROW IT HERE"  on it. The questions: Unless you're Kirk Cousins, which jersey do you look to be open and throw the ball to? It was the only question on the quiz. Just sayin'... Arizona 30 - 20.

New York Giants (3 - 2) 26 @ Philadelphia (4 - 1) 30: Correct. Either 1) the Eagles are the best team since the '85 Bears, 2) the Giants are the worst team since the '76 Bucs, or 3) it's just the NFL and those kind of games happen. I'll take what's behind door number 3. Philadelphia 27 - 0.

Monday Night:

San Francisco (3 - 2) 34 @ St. Louis (1 - 3) 24: Correct. The Niners failed by three points in equaling the total of each of the first three teams to defeat the Rams this season. For a team that is supposedly in disarray and whose coach has lost locker room, San Francisco is playing surprisingly well. San Francisco 31 - 17.