Week 4 NFL Pick’em

Last week looked pretty good. A few picks beyond out control (Really SD?)

But here we are again, all rocking over 50% records. Ready to get 12-2 this week. I can feel it.

Overall Total 29-19 28-20 25-23
LW Total 10-6 9-7 9-7
Andrew Jordan MGLS
SF  @ ATL ATL ATL SF
NYJ @ BUF NYJ NYJ NYJ
CIN @ CLE CIN CIN CLE
DET @ GB GB GB GB
DEN @ TEN DEN DEN TEN
SEA @ STL SEA STL SEA
CAR @ NO NO NO CAR
BAL @ PIT BAL PIT PIT
HOU @ OAK HOU HOU OAK
IND @ JAX IND IND IND
WAS @ PHI PHI PHI PHI
ARI @ SD SD SD SD
CHI @ NYG CHI NYG CHI
NE @ MIA NE MIA NE

Andrew: Not many upsets this week. Should be a pretty straight forward week. The only pick I had to think about was Chicago and NYG. I think the Giants can turn it around on Sunday night, but I still went with Chicago because of their defense.

Upset pick of the week: Denver over Tennessee. Chris Johnson will run all over the Broncos defense, but in the end Orton’s arm, the Bronco’s corners and an impressive showing from Maroney and Buckhalter give Denver the W. DEN 17 – TEN 9

Lock of the Week: Green Bay over Detroit. In Green Bay, this should be a cake game. Look for scores from Finley, Jennings, Driver and Kuhn. Best will be back this week, but has a hard time getting anything going against the stout Packer Defense. GB 38 – DET 10

To fool my girlfriends little sister into picking a strategy that wasnt picking the teams that won last week or only the home teams, they were read to her randomly. So I have no idea what she went on. The thing i’m worried about is that besides OAK over HOU and CAR over NO, these are disturbingly accurate picks. She might be a prodigy.

Jordan: I agree with most of Andrew’s picks, in that, honestly, I think this will be a ho-hum kind of week in terms of NFL wins and losses. Week 4, to me, is that week when all the rust should finally have been shook off and teams look very much the way that they will look for the majority of the season. It’s especially apparent with the ultra shitty teams, e.g. Detroit, SF, Cleveland, etc.

My upset special of the week is Miami over New England. I know, I know, I know– Miami has sucked for what seems like eons. Duh. The spectre of New England’s dynastic genius, though, is quickly evaporating; their defense is just godawful. Terrible. Atrocious. No matter how smart Belichick is, no amount of game-planning brilliance of his will overcome players that are inexperienced or –perish the thought– not as talented as everyone wishes they were.

Miami is young and inexperienced and raw, but they have one thing that NE seems to lack: animal hunger. They want to win– BAD. They sometimes look goofy out on the football field, but their players fit into their system well and they are starting to believe in each other. They’ve fought all their opponents down to the wire for this entire season, which is an indicator that they’re buying in to their coach, the playbook, and their potential to win.

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