Thursday, October 11

NFL Picks: Week 6

Last Week:
Figgs: 5-9
Joe: 8-6
Nick: 6-8
Figgs' $ Picks: 1-4
Nick's $ Picks: 2-2, +1 Schrute Buck

Season to Date:
Joe: 38-36-3
Nick: 35-39-3
Figgs: 25-49-3
Figgs' $ Picks: 7-9*
Nick's $ Picks: 5-7, 0 Schrute Bucks

Thursday Night Football, 8:20
TITANS (+5.5) vs. Steelers
Figgs: steelers. Picking them on here is bad enough, I really don't want to bet on them, but if I wasn't biased this would be my favorite game on the board. CJ2K can't run on anyone and Matt Hasselbeck is 60 years old - this defense should have a field day. If these assholes have to win, I might as well at least make some money off it, right? ($)
Joe: steelers; Damn it, I didn't want to do this all year.  I was prepared to use the steelers struggling on the road as a reason to pick the Titans, but I couldn't do it.  The Titans are an awful football team.  Johnson can't find any room to run, and Locker, who has potential, is always hurt.  Plus, getting Mendenhall back has given the steelers the running game that they were previously lacking. 
Nick: Pittsburgh. (-6.5, 4 Schrute Bucks)

Sunday 1:00 kickoff
BROWNS (+2.5) vs. Bengals
Figgs: Browns. This team isn't great, but they're too good to be winless. Gotta get a win sooner or later, why not at home against a mediocre Tigers team.
Joe: Browns; We're a strong 0-5
Nick: Browns.

FALCONS (-9.5) vs. Raiders
Figgs: ATL. It feels so good to be back!
Joe: ATL; They are very strong at all skill positions; Best WR tandem in the game, Pro Bowl RB, and possible MVP at QB.  Their defense is solid enough.  Plus, the Raiders suck.
Nick: Falcons

DOLPHINS (-3.5) vs. Rams
Figgs: Rams. Just out of spite now for the Fish making me look bad this year. STL has been alright.
Joe: Rams; Both these teams have been pleasant surprises.  I like the Rams defense alot, and I will take them here simply because they are the team getting points, especially since it is more than a FG.
Nick: Dolphins

JETS (-3.5) vs. Colts
Figgs: Indy. Luck is the real deal. Sanchize, not so much. ($)
Joe: Jets; Not confident at all, but I think last week for the Colts was an expected inspired game dedicated to their coach.  A week later, on the road, I don't expect the same effort.  The Jets are not good, but I think they get it done at home.
Nick: Colts

EAGLES (-3.5) vs. Lions
Figgs: Lions. I absolutely loved Stafford coming into the season and drafted him high in two of my three fantasy leagues. He has not delivered yet, but I still feel like it's going to come.
Joe: Eagles; This is probably dumb, since they win all their games by less than 3 points, but I don't like Detroit at all this year, and if Vick ever stops turning the ball over, they are a pretty decent team.
Nick: Lions

BUCS (-4.5) vs. Chieves
Figgs: KC. Come all without, come all within!
Joe: Bucs; There is a reason Brady Quinn couldn't even be a starter for us. 
Nick: Chiefs

RAVENS (-3.5) vs. Cowboys
Figgs: ratbirds. I got the over on 2.5 picks that Homo throws.
Joe: Ravens; Dallas...on the road...against a Super Bowl contender...with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed waiting to murder Romo.  No thanks.
Nick: Ravens

(4:05 kickoffs)
SEAHAWKS (+4) vs. Patriots
Figgs: Pats. Tough call for me here. The Patriots are just a better team.
Joe: Patriots; I don't know how New England anyone...ever.
Nick: Pats

CARDINALS (-4.5) vs. Bills
Figgs: Cards. Maybe Arz wasn't totally for real, but you could be as fake as Pamela Anderson's yahbos and still beat the Jills.
Joe: Cards; What he said. ^
Nick: Bills

(4:25 kickoffs)
49ERS (-6.5) vs. Giants
Figgs: NYG. I really like the Niners, but this is just a point or two too high for me.
Joe: 49ers; Giants on the road are fantastic and this is a high spread.  But I just think San Fran is the most balanced team in football on both sides of the ball.
Nick: Giants

REDSKINS (-2) vs. Vikings
Figgs: Vikes. Minnesota is a good football team, and RGIII is banged up. ($)
Joe: Vikings; They are a good football team.  I don't know how many wins they have to get before they start getting some respect.
Nick: Vikings

Sunday Night Football
TEXANS (-3.5) vs. Packers
Figgs: Pack. Really excited to watch this game.
Joe: Packers; I was gonna go the other way, but watching Houston Monday Night, I think they are very tough, but they do have a few flaws.  Green Bay has to be better than 2-3...don't they?
Nick: Texans

Monday Night Football
CHARGERS (-1) vs. Broncos
Figgs: Denver. They need this win or SD is going to run away with this division. Just feels like a Bolt letdown game for me.
Joe: Bolts; I think both teams are decent...good enough to beat lesser opponents but not good enough to hang with the big boys.  8-8 might win this division for the 2nd year in a row.  That said, playing each other, give me the home team. 
Nick: Donks

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