For the second week in a row I have predicted ten games correctly and five games incorrectly, which brings me to an overall record of 68-52 which brings me to about a 57% correction rate, which inches me closer to 65%. Alright, Week 9, let’s face it, I hate you. 3 of my top 5 favorite teams are not even playing in you, and you have quite a bit of stinkers, but you make up for it with some interesting match-ups. Unfortunately, those match-ups contain some of my least favorite teams. Well, at least you exist, and I would prefer a terrible week nine, over a nonexistent week nine. So, Let’s get to the picks!
New Orleans Saints VS Carolina Panthers
Winner: Carolina Panthers.
One of the few interesting matches this week, but unfortunately, being a Falcons fan, these are two of my least favorite teams! To be honest I couldn’t care less who wins this game, but I would rather pick than not to, and I hate the Saints more than I hate the Panthers, and Kelvin Benjamin is pretty cool too, so I guess I pick the Panthers, but let’s be real. They both stink.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers VS Cleveland Browns
Winner: Cleveland Browns.
I’m gonna be straight up. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the worst team in the NFL. I don’t care that they beat the Steelers and I don’t care that the Raiders haven’t even won a game, I just think the Buccaneers have the least amount of talent on their team, and with the loss of Mark Barron, they’re even worse. Go Browns!
Jacksonville Jaguars VS Cincinnati Bengals
Winner: Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bengals are good, the Jaguars are not. Done and done.
Arizona Cardinals VS Dallas Cowboys
This game, being one of the few interesting match-ups, had me pondering quite a while. The Cowboys seem like a more complete team, but the Cardinals have that motivation I was talking about last week. Completeness VS Motivation. Hmph. I like Motivation better, and I, quite frankly, just like the Cards better than America’s team.
Philadelphia Eagles VS Houston Texans
Winner: Houston Texans.
I take the Texans over the Eagles this week because I have a gut feeling that Houston will be firing on all cylinders this weekend, and I see them beating Philly in a shootout. And the last three times I have had a strong gut feeling (Baltimore over Pittsburgh, Cardinals over Eagles, and Pittsburgh over Indy) I ended up being correct, so how ’bout them Texans?
New York Jets VS Kansas City Chiefs
Winner: Kansas City Chiefs.
A team that has a terrible offense and a pretty bad defense up against a team with a relatively good offense and a great defense. This one seems like an obvious choice to me.
San Diego Chargers VS Miami Dolphins
Winner: Miami Dolphins.
Not much to say about this game, in my opinion. While this looks to be a close one, I just don’t really care for either team. Dolphins win! Blah.
Washington Redskins VS Minnesota Vikings
Winner: Washington Redskins.
The Redskins have RGIII back this game, which only means one thing: No more terrible Kirk Cousins. While Griffin coming back wouldn’t have really changed that, there is always a chance that Colt McCoy could get injured and then Cousins would be back. Bleh. Gross. I see this being a close game, and I am looking forward to seeing it.
St. Louis Rams VS San Francisco 49ers
Winner: San Francisco 49ers.
Even though the Niners won in their last game against St. Louis, it seems like they were embarrassed, so I feel like San Francisco will come out with an explosive offense, and a stout defense.
Denver Broncos VS New England Patriots
Winner: New England Patriots.
While both teams seem to be on fire, one has to lose, and I’m giving the W to New England purely because it is a home game.
Oakland Raiders VS Seattle Seahawks
Winner: Seattle Seahawks.
The Raiders Stink.
Baltimore Ravens VS Pittsburgh Steelers
Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers.
So by my prediction, the Steelers split the series with the Ravens, which makes total sense to me. The Steelers and the Ravens are very similar teams except the Steelers offense is a bit better than the Ravens’, and the Ravens Defense is a bit better than the Steelers’. I’m not sure what else I should say. Antonio Brown… What a guy.
Indianapolis Colts VS New York Giants
Winner: Indianapolis Colts.
This was another one of those “It’s a close game but I really don’t care about it” type of games, and so, I chose the Colts to bounce back at Metlife this week because… I don’t like the Giants. To be honest I don’t like the Colts either, but they are clearly the better team, even without Vontae Davis, who I don’t whether or not he is coming back this week. I haven’t really been paying attention to his status.
Well there they are, my picks of the week.
This week is gonna suck.