I am slowly, but surely getting my mojo back. I am 22-20 on the year, so it’s time to get over the hump a little bit. The Saints and Falcons started our football week in great fashion. There will be several entertaining games this weekend. Here are selections for games of the week, we hope you enjoy them.
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Both of these teams are headed in opposite directions. The Cowboys have been taking lumps as of late, and the Giants are on a 4 game winning streak. I think this will be a high scoring game, and the team with the less turnovers will win. It’s tough to trust Eli Manning this season, but I think the Giants defense is shaping up at the right time. I have the Giants winning in a close one.
Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins
This game is a huge test for the Panthers. This is the perfect let down game from them after having a huge win on Monday Night Football against the Pats. I think that the Dolphins are trying to weather the storm with the circus that’s going around. I think that the Panthers defense will be too much for the Dolphins. I am predicting a big game from Teddy Ginn Jr.
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
This will be another epic battle between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. The Broncos are rolling as of now, and the Patriots are still searching for answers. The Pats will play a lot better than they did last week, but I think that Manning in the boys will be a bit much for the Patriots. Will Wes Welker have the last laugh? Broncos win in a close one.
Former Cowboys/Bears receiver Sam “Pablo” Hurd was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his involvement in a drug ring. When the case was brought to light Hurd was playing for the Chicago Bears. Hurd was never a star in the NFL but he was a solid and seemed to always stick on rosters no matter the talent in the corp. He was also under a 3 year 5 million dollar contract which is nothing to sneeze at.
The word on the street is that “Pablo” Hurd was trying to move 5 to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1000 pounds of marijuana a week. Yes, a week he said, “To be moving 4 kilograms a week already”.
First off we know he wasn’t a franchise receiver but why would you throw your life away when you are making good money? I know when you make a certain amount of money you want more but wouldn’t think you play on TV every Sunday you are an easy target to get caught? Did he think he was Nate Newton? Do your research if you don’t know the Newton story, let Google be your friend. Did he want a better car or home than Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler?
Did he listen to “Rich off Cocaine” too many times on repeat and said f*** it? That song will make any man think about quitting his day job, think they can sing and turn into a kingpin. The key word in that sentence was “think” not do, which Hurd obviously did.
Not only did Hurd let himself and teammates down, he also has a wife and kids. What I wouldn’t do on the legal side of the law to have a million in my bank account.
Hurd had a clean record before this case; he threw away clean money and his life in the pursuit to becoming a drug lord. I don’t know if we can blame CTE for this situation. 6 years in the league and hard work his entire life thrown down the toilet for the quick cash.
I’ve been on a roll the past week going 5-1 on my selections. I don’t know if that is pure luck or if my crystal ball is starting to work. I don’t want to get ahead of myself just yet, because week to week the games get even more unpredictable. The Vikings and Redskins kicked off the week in entertaining fashion, and I look forward to seeing many exciting games this weekend as well. Take a look at our selections for this week, feel free to comment.
Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees and the Saints are very hard to beat playing at home. After coming off of a disappointing defeat last week against the Jets I think they will be too much for the Cowboys. With Rob Ryan playing against the team that fired him I think that the Saints defense will look to create a lot of turnovers this week. Saints win big.
Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears
The Bears have looked pretty well without Jay Cutler, and if he is expected to come back this week against the Bears then Chicago Bears fans should be excited. The Detroit Lions seem to be for real, but I think their cornerbacks could be very vulnerable against Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. The Lions beat the Bears at home, and now it’s the Bears turn to return the favor.
Carolina Panthers @ San Francisco 49ers
This game takes me back to the late 1990′s when the Panthers and 49ers use to duke it out. The Panthers would have the Niners number with former 49ers Head Coach George Seifert leading the charge. Today, the game isn’t a rivalry like it once was, but it is a huge game for both teams. Cam Newton has played great as a game manager, and he has limited his turnovers. The same has benefited for Colin Kaepernick. Since the 49ers receivers were not healthy in the beginning of the season, Coach Harbaugh decided it was time to go back to smash mouth football, and the Niners have won four straight games. Mario Manningham returns to the lineup, but I doubt he makes a huge impact. Michael Crabtree has returned to practice, but will not suit up. All in all I think it will be a great game, but I have my Niners winning the game.
After going 1-5 the past few weeks, I am feeling like I am in Tampa Bay Buccaneers mode as of now, searching for an answer. It is at the halfway point of the season so there is still room for improvment. This week is crucuial for several teams that are trying to take the next leap. With it being at the midpoint of the season teams can get a step closer to the playoffs or a step closer to the first selection of the NFL Draft. There are several entertaining games this week to keep an eye on. Take a look at our selections.
Dallas Cowboys @ Detroit Lions
Both teams are 4-3 and are looking to take the next step. I feel that that the Cowboys are playing pretty well, but they will miss Demarco Murray and Demarcus Ware in this contest. Without Ware on the field it gives Matthew Stafford confidence to stand in the pocket to deliver the ball. The Lions lost a heartbreaker last weekend to Cincinnati, and will look to bounce back. I think Tony Romo and the offense will hold their own, but withoutWare they will miss the pass rush making the defensive backs even more vulnerable. Lions win a close one.
New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals are playing solid, and they are flying under the radar. The New York Jets are playing good as well. Geno Smith is getting better each game, but his progress may be halted, due to playing against the Bengals D. The Defense of the Bengals will look to feast on the rookie and make several big plays. I don’t think there will be too much offense in this game. Mike Nugent may have to lead the Bengals to victory. Bengals win in a close game.
San Francisco 49ers @ Jacksonville Jags (Wembley Stadium)
Roger Goodell has done a good job in expanding the NFL fan base. With this game being in London it gives fans to see a NFL game in person. I feel bad that the fans get to watch the Jags, but hey at least they get to see my Niners. I have the Niners winning big, and the Jags will be one step closer to the No.1 pick in the draft. I don’t know if should blame MJD’s dreadlocks, or the lack of a quarterback for the demise of the Jags.
I had a rough week due to my bad predictions. After going 3-0 in the previous week I bottomed out going 0-3 in last weeks predictions. I don’t know what was wrong with my crystal ball, but I think I have the remedy to fix it. Like the weeks before there are many games that will keep you entertained this weekend. Let’s see if the prediction Gods are on my side, let me get a few right this time around. Here is a look at our selections for NFL Games of the week, enjoy!
Cincinnati Bengals @ Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson is back in the fold, and the Lions are continuing to fly under the radar. The Bengals have won some tough games as of late, but think they will fall short against the Lions on the road.
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
This game could spell the the end of the Michael Vick era in Philly. Vick has been playing well, but Nick Foles has been just as efficient. I am a huge fan of Vick, so I hope it’s not the end for him. The Dallas Cowboys have been impressive despite being 3-3. I think Dallas will continue that trend, and defeat the Eagles in a close one.
Denver Broncos @ Indianapolis Colts (Sunday Night Football)
Peyton Manning returns to the house he built. Andrew Luck is now renting out the Lucas Oil Stadium, but that is Peyton Mannings building no matter what. Manning will be emotional as he will be getting a tribute presented by the Indy Colts. Peyton Manning is a competitive person, and will look to make a point to Colts GM Jim Irsay who took Luck to replace him. I think Manning has a huge day, and has the last laugh of the feud between him and Irsay. Broncos win big!
Last week I finally went undefeated in my selections. I want to keep the trend going so whatever method that crossed my mind last week I’m sticking to it. This week has a lot of crucial games that can make or break a lot of teams. Take a look at our selections to see if you agree.
Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs
My main man Terrelle Pryor has the Raiders playing some pretty good ball this far. Pryor gives them a dual threat option that gives defensive coordinators headaches. On the other hand the Chiefs are undefeated, and is looking like a legit contender thus far. I’m taking a big risk this week, and I’m going to roll with the Raiders in a close one.
New Orleans Saints @ New England Patriots
The Pats are coming off of a loss, and they have lucked out in many games this season. The Saints are looking like the Saints of old under head coach Sean Payton. It will be a great match up between two of the best quarterbacks on the game. The Patriots may be at home, but I have them losing to the Saints , due to the inability of being able to stop Jimmy Graham.
Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins
The NFC East is so terrible right now that anything can happen at this point. Last week Dallas proved that they can score with the best of them, but they also proved that they have a Swiss cheese defense. I think with RGIII and the Redskins coming off of the bye week means they are well rested, and they will likely add some new wrinkles to an offense that has been starting slow as of late. If Monte Kiffin allows teams to score almost as much as his age, then we have a problem Cowboys fans. I think it’s time for RGIII to have his breakout game and he will lead the Redskins to victory.
Okay, the football Gods have not been to kind to me as of late. I had another sub par week winning only one game last week. Now that I am 5-6 on the season something has to shake. Check out our selections for the top games of the week, feel free to drop a line.
New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears
This is a game will be a tough test for both teams. The Bears are coming off of a loss, and the Saints look like the best team in the NFC. At this point it’s hard to bet against Drew Brees. I think the Saints win in a close one.
Final Score: 24 Saints 20 Bears
Seattle Seahawks @ Indianapolis Colts
The Seahawks are looking legit as usual, and the Colts are playing lights out as well. Last week the Texans tricked off the game and the Seahawks won the game after a slow start. The Colts are flying under the radar, and Andrew Luck looks better by the week. This showdown between Luck, and Wilson will be epic, but I think the Seahawks will fall short against the Colts.
Final Score: 23 Colts Seahawks 17
Denver Broncos @ Dallas Cowboys
Peyton Manning is on video game status right now. At this point I don’t think an explanation is needed. I have the Broncos winning big against the Cowboys.
Final Score: 35 Broncos 17 Cowboys