Thursday, November 05, 2015

blue's picks a pack of pickled peppers picks

This west coast thing gets me everytime.  By the time I get to work, it's like lunchtime on the least coast.  Also sports are usually over before prime time shows come on here, which is alright by me.

On to the picks...I finally got a thursday night game right, then proceeded to vomit all over the rest of my picks.  I finished the week at 5-7-2, where as EP was 7-4-1, so i'm a little bit angry over here.  I'm now 56-42-5 (.571), still in the money, but not nearly as good as I used to be.  EP is 53-38-4 (.582), so he's ahead of me by percentage points.  But not hockey points, I would be winning in hockey.

Browns +11 vs Bengals
Another Thursday night game i'll get wrong probably.  Never know with Johnny football..divisional foes. I thought i heard somewhere that the Browns have actually won 3 of the last 5 games against the Bengals.  That may or may not be true.  Bottom line, too many points for a team that only scored 16 total last week against a very average Steelers defense. Browns have been close in pretty much every game, that may be a lie, I don't know.  I'm taking the Browns to cover, but Bengals to win 24-17.

Packers -2.5 vs Panthers
This is a tough game to pick.  Panthers were lucky to pull out the win after just about choking it away to the Colts.  I still think the Panthers are a great defense, and then all smoke and mirrors on offense.  The Pack got humiliated on national TV, and are again, a road favorite to an undefeated team.  I think the Packers play pissed off this week, and win a game that could be pivotal into who gets home field throughout the playoffs.  If they lose this game, no chance they'll have home field all the way through.  I'm taking the packers here, in a close one, 24-21.

Redskins +15 vs Patriots
15 seems like a lot of points.  The redskins get paid too.  I'll probably regret this one on Monday, but I think they can keep it closer than 2 TDs.  Pats defense isn't really that good.  Pats will win 34-20.

Titans +9.5 vs Saints
Went back and forth on this one.  Not sure firing Whisenhunt was the right move, but I don't know what goes on in Tennessee.  I mean, sure he's lost a lot of games, but he had Zach Mettenberger for 8 of those games, is that a fair assessment?  Anyway, this line is too high because of the shootout that the saints had last week.  Drew Brees is back, right?  Or maybe the Giants just suck. Mariota should be back, the titans will run the ball this week, and then throw it too. They'll use that new coach mojo to at least keep it close, probably lose. Saints win 34-30 because they are at home.

 Bills -3 vs Dolphins
This one I don't know.  I want to take the dolphins because the bills are only 1-3 at home, and haven't looked good in weeks.  But they have Tyrod Taylor back, and all their weapons on offense are back.  Dolphins got smashed by the Pats last week, and are a good enough team.  This is an elimination game...the loser has no shot at the playoffs, and I think the dolphins when they get behind, have no chance.  I'm taking the Bills here 24-20.

Familia just blew another save

Rams +2.5 vs Vikings
Is it just me, or does Teddy Bridgewater wear the biggest gloves in the world?  I know he has small hands, or at least that's what they said at the combine, so I get wearing a glove for better grip.  But Peyton Manning wears a glove, and it's like a Neoprene reciever type glove.  Bridgewater's glove looks like a ski glove, big and bulky and white. Maybe it's just me...I'm taking the new ADP (Todd Gurley) in this game over the old ADP.  Rams will run the ball and play good defense.  These are two extremely similar teams, but I think the Rams D is just a little bit better.  Rams win a close one 24-23.

Jets (no line) vs Jaguars
I'm guessing there isn't a line yet because nobody is sure who the JETS QB is going to be.  Either way, they've lost 2 straight and are ready to get some ass kicking going.  They get to play another young up and coming QB this week, but it was the running game that killed them against the Raiders.  Jets acted like they could just show up last week and win the game.   Bortles has gotten a lot better, but the JETS secondary will be too tough.   I'm taking the Jets here in a shootout 38-31

Steelers -4.5 vs Raiders
Raiders have been really good the last few weeks.  If the playoffs started today (thank god they don't) the Raiders would be the 5 seed in the AFC playoffs.  The Steelers backs are against the wall right now on the outside looking in, and they lost their stud.  But De'Angelo Williams was good enough in the first two weeks for them, he should be a good replacement for Leveon Bell, and having Ben Roethlisberger back helps a ton too.  Would not shock me if the Raiders went into Heinz field and won the game, but i'm taking the Steelers here 31-24.

Bucs +2.5 vs Giants
Sorry Tem.  The buccaneers have slowly been getting better.  If you take away the monumental collapse against the redskins, they'd actually have a winning record.  Apparently Jameis hasn't turned it over the last couple of weeks.  Doug Martin is looking like a superstar again.  The Giants are an enigma.  I can't trust them at this point.  They haven't been good on the road, their defense is awful, and they don't have a running game.  By the way, hey saints, you do know that Odell Beckham is on the giants right?  It seems like they forgot he was on the team, so they didn't cover him in the redzone at all last week.  cost my fantasy team a win, stupid fucking saints.  #fantasyreasons  I'll take the Bucs to win outright at home 31-28.

Falcons -7.5 vs 49ers
What a mess.  Blaine Gabbert is your solution?  Falcons haven't looked good the last 4 weeks, but this is a get right game against a team in utter turmoil.  I doubt Tomsula gets fired this year, but he should.  Never should have been their head coach to begin with.  Didn't they just give Kaepernick a big contract?  This is an organization in total disarray.  (spell check tried to change disarray to dispensary, not even close spell check).  I'm taking the team with an actual NFL quarterback playing this weekend.  Rams in a blowout 34-10.

This just in, the royals scored again

Colts +5.5 vs Broncos
Ok, this might be a reverse jinx game.  I see it as a trap game for the Broncos though.  The Colts are reeling and absolutely need a win.  Broncos are riding high.  They have lost their last 5 in Indianapolis.  Two things in the broncos favor in this game though, a) they still remember getting their asses handed to them in the playoffs by the Colts last year and b) that defense should get after Andrew Luck, and he's hurt and hasn't been good against pressure (see buffalo game, week 1).  I think the Broncos win this game, but the colts make a late 4th quarter charge to make it interesting.  Side note: Manning can break Favre's all-time passing yards record, and all-time wins record this week.  If he breaks those records, i'd imagine the fans in Indy giving him a standing ovation.  They should, he's a colt for life. He didn't choose to leave, they kicked his ass to the curb.  Broncos win this game 24-20.

Eagles -2.5 vs Cowboys
Matt Cassel, need I say more?

Chargers -4 vs Bears
Both these teams are better than their records.  Bears won't have Forte, which is a huge deal for them.  Puts all the pressure on Cutler and I don't like that.  If Forte were healthy, i'd take the Bears in this game.  I think the Chargers players have been affected by the talk about moving to LA.  I don't think they want to move to LA, LA sucks.  I think it's been a distraction all year, even if they say it isn't.  Phylis Rivers' wife just had their 9th kid.  seriously.  They now have a large enough family to put together a full offense.  I can't imagine having 9 kids, even if I was a millionaire, it sounds awful, and I love kids.  Anyway, i digress.  Chargers win this game 34-24.

Go Royals

44 comments:

Keef said...

Rams in a blowout 34-10.

Falcons

Keef said...

9 kids is redonk

Blue said...

rams/falcons all the same to me

tem said...

174 per hour is suite

tem said...

Bengals cover tonight

tem said...

Whistlenut had to be fired. His teams were terrible for like 5yrs in a row

tem said...

Classic promoted one level above his skill set guy. Also see: weiss, charlie and like a million other guys

Keef said...

I like how Matt Leinart piled on when Whiz got fired, basically saying his career sucked because of Whiz

El Padrino said...

Nice trolling blue

Blue said...

burn

tem said...

Bengals cover. Lock.

Blue said...

lock it up

Keef said...

Fuck you, tem

Blue said...

oh, they're going to cover

Aitch said...

The Pat's front 7 have really covered up the flaws of their secondary.

El Padrino said...

Not sure how it will so but this Creed movie looks good.

Good premise

Keef said...

Fucking bengals D

tem said...

Lock

tem said...

apology accepted

Aitch said...

Blogger changed the steps tried to prove I'm not a robot. Yet I can still ignore it completely and post a comment. Effective.

Aitch said...

*required to prove

Jugdish said...

So we don't know if you're really not a robot.

Aitch said...

I very well could be.

Aitch said...

No would design a fat robot.

/Vegas Elevator Guy

Aitch said...

My new toy

Needs a little TLC, but I got it for a song. 2001 Buell M2 Cyclone.

Keef said...

Be careful man. I see lots of bad shit with motorcycles

ns

Aitch said...

Thanks. I don't plan on being a shithead with it. Also gonna take the class for the insurance break.

Blue said...

you needed a motorcycle for one of your songs?

Blue said...

you're taking this musician thing seriously

Jugdish said...

Born to be Wild?

Meiz said...

"Needs a little TLC, but I got it for a song. 2001 Buell M2 Cyclone."

The fuck you buy a motorcycle for? I'm not coming to your funeral.

Keef said...

The fuck you buy a motorcycle for?



but I got it for a song

RIF

El Padrino said...

Does jonny gomes have like 3 rings with out a ws at bat? Or he played in red sock one?

El Padrino said...

How does your fat ass ride a motorcycle

Jugdish said...

I went through a motorcycle phase after I saw grease 2 for the first time.

/tem

tem said...

H lost the weight. Ask him how he did it!

tem said...

I rode dirt bikes growing up. But never ever wanted a mororcycle. Fuck being on the highway with cars all around me.

I'd love to have a dirt bike again though and do jumps and trail riding.

Meiz said...

"I'd love to have a dirt bike again though and do jumps and trail riding."

Pipe down, fatty.

Keef said...

tem doesn't smoke

Keef said...

H lost the weight. Ask him how he did it!



It involves pyramids. And scheming.

Blue said...

hahaha fatty

tem said...

I'm not too fat for a dirt bike.

El Padrino said...

Those tiny ones you are

El Padrino said...

new picks up twats

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