Saturday, November 27, 2010

NFL Picks Week 12

After last's weeks 12-4, my first double digit victory week of the season, I was at 93-67 heading into this week. So far I'm 3-0 this week, although Thanksgiving's games were less than difficult to predict the outcome of.

ESPN Experts here and here.

Whether it is a fluke or a trend for the second half of the season remains to be seen. But I've felt a little more comfortable making picks, for the first time this season, actually.

I want to get excited about the Bears, but it is still hard. This week's game will go a long way to answering my questions about the team. The defense seems to be on top of its game, and with Devin Hester on the field, they are definitely exciting to watch on special teams. But that offense...???

Now is the time of year the good teams really start to rise up above the rest. If the Bears can pull it off against the Eagles, I'll have more hope than I have since '06.

Lots of toss ups this week.

Atlanta.
Pittsburgh.
Cleveland.
Giants.
Minnesota.
Houston.
Seattle.
Oakland.
Denver.
Chicago.
Baltimore.
Indianapolis.
Arizona- Monday Night.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

NFL Picks Week 11

Like everyone else, I struggled last week to an 8-6 record. Now, with Thursday Night's loss, I'm sitting at 81-64. ESPN Experts here and here. I'm in 7th place out of 13 "pickers", so considering how hard this year has been, I'm okay with it.

Check out Tom Jackson. His record is 93-52. Had the best record last year also. Unbelievable. He knows and understands football better than anyone else I've ever seen.

Anyway, I think I'd do much better if I excused myself from picking Bears games. I seem to lose most of these games. I'm either too optimistic or too pessimistic about their chances. This year has definitely been a pessimistic year.

It's like a conflict of interest- I'm too invested in the team to really be able to make an unbiased pick.

Anyway, here's something I don't say often- "Go Vikings."

How many times this year has Philadelphia, Washington, New England or one of the NY teams been on Sunday, Monday or Thursday Night national telecasts? Seems like every time you turn around it's one of them playing at night.

Finally, a full slate of games ahead this week.

Cincinnati.
Dallas.
Tennessee.
Kansas City.
Minnesota.
Jets.
Pittsburgh.
Baltimore.
Jacksonville.
Tampa Bay.
New Orleans.
Atlanta.
New England.
Philadelphia.
San Diego- Monday Night.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

NFL Picks Week 10

Last week was a little more successful at 9-4. Coupled with Thursday Night's win, I'm up to 74-57. ESPN Experts here.

Unfortunately for me, this weekend's games include a lot of tossups. Good for watching, not good for picking.

The Bears unquestionably have their biggest game of the year. If they win, they might have a legitimate shot at the playoffs. Lose, and they may go the rest of the year without winning.

I take that back. Whether they win or lose, they may not win the rest of the year. Their schedule is just too tough.

This is the last bye week, so my chances of getting at least 10 wins in a week should go up greatly next week.

Buffalo.
Chicago.
Jets.
Tampa Bay.
Houston.
Indianapolis.
Tennessee.
Kansas City.
Giants.
Arizona.
San Francisco.
Pittsburgh.
Philadelphia- Monday Night.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

NFL Picks Week 9

The season will be half over after today for most teams. I continue to struggle, finishing last week at 7-6. For the season I am only 64-53.

To put things in perspective, last year, after 8 weeks I was 79-37. At least I'm not the only one struggling.

Of course it makes sense that I'm struggling as bad as they are, given I get most of my NFL info from ESPN.

I'm resigned that this isn't my year. But I'll keep trying.

Atlanta.
Buffalo.
New England.
Jets.
New Orleans.
Baltimore.
Houston.
Minnesota.
Giants.
Indianapolis.
Oakland.
Green Bay.
Pittsburgh- Monday Night.