Above is a picture of my real Buffalo Wild Wings where I usually take in all of the 1 o’ clock games. Last week I had an up and down week. I went 12-4 overall in my pick em’ and if some backwards stuff hadn’t have happened and the teams that should have won would have held serve I would have probably went 15-1.
Remember, how I differ from your Frank Caliendo’s and your experts is I pick the five toughest games each week. Anyone can have a good record picking Cleveland at Baltimore, and I refuse to do that on this blog.
Here are the weekly picks that you should book; and make sure you take into consideration we’re picking the straight up winners not the spread. We only pick winners here.
Atlanta goes to New Orleans in what I think will be a high scoring affair. I believe this will be the game of the week. I also think that Atlanta has an excellent shot to unseat New Orleans in that division this season, and if you’ll remember; I have Atlanta representing the NFC in the Super Bowl. But I don’t have the balls to pick against Drew Brees and the Saints at home just yet. Atlanta might not lose another game for two months after this Sunday and they’ll beat New Orleans when they come to Atlanta, but this Sunday the Saints will win something like 34-28. It will be an epic game if you get the chance to watch it.
There’s a lot of coin flip games that I don’t see as so ‘coin flip’. Pittsburgh going to Tampa Bay is another one of these. Historically, Pittsburgh has struggled in these match-ups going down to Florida. I still think even with Charlie Batch playing, they find a way to win by a field goal. Pittsburgh improves to 3-0 down in the Florida sun by beating Tampa Bay this Sunday.
San Francisco goes to Kansas City in a game they must have. I picked the ‘Niners to be great this season, and I still think big things lie ahead. This is where they get on track and beat an inflated Chiefs team that is still a 6-win team at best. The 49ers win Sunday at Arrowhead in a statement game for Mike Singletary.
Miami and the Jets lock up in a big game on Sunday Night Football. It’s hard for me to pick against the Jets, but everything surrounding them this week tells me that they’re destined for 1-2 and the storylines will about Braylon Edwards DWI and Darrelle Revis being banged up. Miami will get the win Sunday Night as the Jets fall just short.
UPSET SPECIAL: An underdog finds a way every week in this league. Houston hosts Dallas and has a chance to be 3-0 and the Cowboys would be buried at 0-3 with a loss. Don’t expect the high scoring affair that everyone thinks it will be. Something like 21-17 will do, and Dallas will get rid of the goose egg and seemingly survive one more tightrope walk as they’ve done over the course of time with Wade Phillips at the helm. Phillips is nearing the end, but a win in Houston will give the Cowboys fans some false hopes for at least a week.
Last Week: 3-2