This is the first time in weeks I can tell you, just from looking at the board, that I got my upset pick of the week wrong with the Rams pretty much giving away a game to the Titans this past weekend. It was a winnable game, but it's the Rams that we're talking about without their franchise Quarterback, I should've seen that coming. Other than that, lets look at how I did for the rest of the games this week.
|Results||Straight Up||Spread||Rams Straight Up|
This was a very average to below-average week for me on both fronts whether it be Straight Up or the Spread. Some very unlikely outcomes this week, or at least in my opinion. One that I really thought I had locked was the Raiders over the Eagles, but they unfortunately made Foles look like Peyton Manning. Another that I thought was quite the lock was the Saints beating the Jets, but the NFL has just been full of parity this season, huh? Anyways, it is what it is, lets get to my projections, shall way?
|Away||Home||Winner||Spread||Winner vs Spread|
|Washington Redskins||Minnesota Vikings||Minnesota Vikings||MINN +2.5||Minnesota Vikings|
|Buffalo Bills||Pittsburgh Steelers||Pittsburgh Steelers||PITT -3.5||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Detroit Lions||Chicago Bears||Chicago Bears||DET -1||Chicago Bears|
|St. Louis Rams||Indianapolis Colts||Indianapolis Colts||IND -10||Indianapolis Colts|
|Oakland Raiders||New York Giants||New York Giants||NYG -7.5||New York Giants|
|Carolina Panthers||San Francisco 49ers||San Francisco 49ers||SF -6||San Francisco 49ers|
|Houston Texans||Arizona Cardinals||Arizona Cardinals||AZ -2.5||Arizona Cardinals|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Baltimore Ravens||Cincinnati Bengals||CIN -1||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Green Bay Packers||Green Bay Packers||GB -1||Green Bay Packers|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Tennessee Titans||Tennessee Titans||TENN -11.5||Tennessee Titans|
|Seattle Seahawks||Atlanta Falcons||Seattle Seahawks||ATL +7||Seattle Seahawks|
|Denver Broncos||San Diego Chargers||Denver Broncos||SD +7||Denver Broncos|
|Dallas Cowboys||New Orleans Saints||Dallas Cowboys||NO -7||New Orleans Saints|
|Miami Dolphins||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Miami Dolphins||MIA -3||Miami Dolphins|
St. Louis Rams vs Indianapolis Colts
Lets see if I get my math correct on this one:
Us playing the Colts (Them being at home)+ Rams Inconsistencies = Blowout
Looks about right...
Upset pick of the Week
Minnesota Vikings Over Washington Redskins
I know this is a bit of a stretch, but that's what an upset is for, right. They're at home and the Redskins aren't exactly World Beaters this season. Could happen, right?
Duh Pick of the Week
Indianapolis Colts over St. Louis Rams
Shouldn't be close, but it would be nice to be proven wrong as usual when I pick against the Rams.
Iffy Pick of the Week
Dallas Cowboys over New Orleans Saints
Don't trust Romo, but it seems as though when people start to seriously doubt his abilities, he has a great game to get ESPN and all of Cowboys Nations a glimmer of hope. The Saints are the perfect match to make a statement.
Chicago Bears over Detroit Lions
The Bears are at home and I think the Bears can force the Lions, specifically Stafford, to make some mistakes.