Last week: 3 (+2) Record: 7-1 Back to this. I really broke my own rule by overreacting to the Bears’ near lose to the lowly Panthers and dropping them down even though I’ve never been sold on Atlanta. The Bears’ huge blowout win helped me see the light. Jay Cutler is now 12-1 in his [...]
Last week: 2 (+0) The Texans didn’t put much effort into their game against the Bills, though they still won by 12, so I’m not going to put much effort into this write up. They’ll win the AFC’s top seed with ease regardless of what happens. They really only play 2 teams with close to [...]
Last week: 1 (-2) Record: 8-0 The Falcons are an undefeated 8-0, but they have not played a tough schedule (it doesn’t really get harder) and they’ve won 5 of their 8 games by a touchdown or less, including 4 at home. They’ve beaten everyone on their schedule and they’ve been able to eke out [...]
Last week: 4 (+0) Record: 5-3 On bye.
Last week: 5 (+0) Record: 5-3 The Broncos sit at 5-3 and rank 2nd in yards per play differential and 9th in rate of sustaining drives differential with momentum on their side and they’ve done this despite one of the toughest schedules in the league thus far. From this point on, they have one of [...]
Last week: 7 (+1) Record: 6-2 On bye.
Last week: 9 (+2) Record: 5-3 The Steelers have been awfully impressive the last few weeks and even more impressive is that they’re doing it without Troy Polamalu. Over the last few years, they allow about a touchdown less per game when he’s in the lineup as opposed to when he’s not in the lineup, [...]
Last week: 5 (-3) Record: 6-3 I picked the Giants to win last week, but it wasn’t confident and I only picked them because the Steelers had to travel on the day of the game because of Hurricane Sandy. In normal conditions, I would have picked the Steelers because this is right around when the [...]
Last week: 9 (+2) Record: 5-3 If the playoffs were to start today, Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts would travel to the Denver Broncos to play Peyton Manning, who through 8 games, has exactly the same amount of passing yards as his replacement Luck, 2404. The Colts are 4-1 in their last 5, since [...]
Last week: 10 (+4) Record: 5-4 If history is any indication, the Seahawks are more likely to make it than some other borderline playoff teams in the NFC right now. Every year, 5 new playoff teams make the playoffs that didn’t make it the year before, dating back 17 straight years. I use this in [...]
Last week: 11 (+8) Record: 4-4 The Buccaneers are surging thanks to Doug Martin’s improved play and the improved chemistry between Josh Freeman and new free agent acquisition Vincent Jackson. They’ve won 3 of 4 and sit at 4-4 with a +41 points differential that ranks 6th in the loaded NFC (for reference, it’d be [...]
Last week: 12 (-2) Record: 4-4 In spite of a close road loss in a previously underrated Colts team, the Dolphins are still legitimate playoff contenders and if history is any indication, they’re more likely to make it than some other borderline playoff teams in the AFC right now, other than San Diego. Every year, [...]
Last week: 13 (-5) Record: 6-3 The Packers are 6-3 after a 2-3 start, but since their Houston blowout win, all 3 of their games have been very easy, against St. Louis, Jacksonville, and Arizona and I haven’t been impressed with their performance overall. Defensively, they’re about as banged up as you can get. Already [...]
Last week: 13 (-1) Record: 6-2 They may be 6-2, but dating back to week 1, this team has not won a single game by 10 or more and only one was decided by more than a touchdown, last week at Cleveland, a game in which the lowly Browns actually scored more frequently than the [...]
Last week: 15 (+0) Record: 4-4 I was not impressed with their showing at home against the crappy Chiefs last week. If not for two defensive touchdowns, that could have easily been at the very least an embarrassingly close win to an inferior opponent for a team that held a 3 game losing streak coming [...]
Last week: 20 (+4) Record: 4-4 With the NFC East struggling lately outside of the Giants and the NFC West struggling lately outside of San Francisco and Seattle (who the Lions beat), the Lions are suddenly right back in the thick of things after a disappointing 1-3 start. I think they rank firmly ahead of [...]
Last week: 17 (+0) Record: 3-5 The Cowboys will stop underachieving once they fire Wade Phillips…oh wait… they did that 2 years ago. In an interview shown before Sunday Night Football, Owner/GM Jerry Jones said that if the GM were anyone other than him, he as Owner would have fired him by now. However, the [...]
I think there are two ways Andy Reid can save his job. If he makes the playoffs or if Nick Foles shows some promise. The former isn’t happening most likely. At 3-5, they’d have to go 7-1 the rest of the way to make the playoffs most likely and while Reid is a great coach [...]
Last week: 12 (-7) Record: 5-4 In his last 4 games, Christian Ponder completed 73 of 126 (57.9%) for 724 yards (5.7 YPA), 4 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions, all less than stellar team performances (0-3-1 ATS, 1-3 SU). The only reason it was even close against Seattle was because Adrian Peterson went nuts, but as [...]
Last week: 22 (+2) Record: 3-5 The Saints held the Eagles to 13 points, but I still have no confidence in this defense. They surrendered 400 yards for the 8th straight game, an NFL record to start a season, but the Eagles’ dumb mistakes forced them to settle for 13 points. This was the 9th [...]
Last week: 21 (+0) Record: 3-5 On bye.
Last week: 22 (-4) Record: 3-6 The Redskins lost on the Sunday before the election. That means Mitt Romney will be out next president. Before the last 17 of the last 18 elections, when the Redskins win on the Sunday before the election, the incumbent party wins. When the Redskins lose, the incumbent party loses. [...]
Last week: 23 (+0) Record: 4-5 Well, at least they’ll always have the memory of being 4-0 right. Well, unless someone tries to delete the history of it. Michael Silver proclaimed them the best team in the league after their 3-0 start and I wrote about how he was an idiot for doing so because [...]
Last week: 24 (+0) Record: 3-5 On bye.
Last week: 26 (+1) Record: 3-6 The Bills actually move up a spot despite a 12 point loss to the Texans because I felt the Titans, who have the league’s worst points differential, were way less impressive (despite their head-to-head win over the Bills) and dropped the Titans 2 spots. The Bills were slightly more [...]