First off, I will apologize for not being able to get my picks out and published last week. Much like in the NFL, it was one of those crazy weeks for me. Below are the winners I predicted (I promise these predictions are legit!)
Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
Winner: Rams (once again, I suck at picking Thursday games)
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Carolina Panthers
Winner: Panthers (I thought Minshew was going to pull off a miracle)
New England Patriots @ Washington Redskins
Winner: Patriots (I mean that was an easy one)
Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans
Winner: Titans (Allen played, what can I say?)
Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Winner: Ravens (Not happy that I got this right)
Arizona Cardinals @ Cincinnati Bengals
Winner: Cardinals (Kyler had to win one eventually right?)
Atlanta Falcons @ Houston Texans
Winner: Texans (Thank god I didn’t go against Fuller or Watson in fantasy!)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints
Winner: Saints (Closer than I thought)
Minnesota Vikings @ New York Giants
Winner: Giants (Kirk decided to remember how to throw a football)
Chicago Bears @ Oakland Raiders
Winner: Raiders (Good for Gruden)
New York Jets @ Philadelphia Eagles
Winner: Eagles (easy pick)
Denver Broncos @ Los Angeles Chargers
Winner: Chargers (Melvin Gordon has ruined this team!)
Green Bay Packers @ Dallas Cowboys
Winner: Cowboys (I’m kicking myself for this one)
Indianapolis Colts @ Kansas City Chiefs
Winner: Chiefs (I mean the world got this one wrong)
Cleveland Browns @ San Francisco 49ers
Winner: 49ers (Watching Nick Bosa pretend to plant that flagged brought a happy tear to my eye)
So overall, not a bad week at 9-6. The Chargers and the Chiefs loses are astounding to me, mainly because the Broncos are so bad the Chiefs are so good! Oh well, onto week 6!
Last Week’s Record: 9 – 6
Season Record: 51 – 27 – 1
New York Giants @ New England Patriots
Look, I have been terrible on Thursdays this year, but Tom Brady is not going to lose to a rookie quarterback in Foxborough.
Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kyle Allen is handing the ball off to Christian McCaffrey way better than Cam Newton ever could. Carolina gets revenge in London.
Washington Redskins @ Miami Dolphins
If you are going to start Dwayne Haskins this year, this is the game to do it.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Minnesota Vikings
It’s a home game for Minnesota and the Viking’s passing attack finally figured it out last week. Should be a dog fight but give me Minnesota by a field goal.
Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs
This is going to be fun. Two high powered offenses going at each other. The Chiefs are coming off a tough loss, so I expect the reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes to come out fired up and firing touchdowns. Chiefs win a shootout.
New Orleans Saints @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Teddy Bridgewater is no backup. This offense isn’t skipping a beat without Drew Brees and should roll to an easy victory.
Seattle Seahawks @ Cleveland Browns
The Browns aren’t living up to the hype, and Baker Mayfield is in the midst of a very rough sophomore slump. He should focus less on being cocky and more on reading defenses. Meanwhile, the Seahawks are rolling and Russell Wilson is in MVP discussions.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens
The Bengals are falling into the Miami category for me, meaning I am not picking them to win another game at this rate.
San Francisco 49ers @ Los Angeles Rams
I’ve picked the Rams the past two weeks, and each week I’ve been more and more disappointed. The defense can’t get stops and the offense just loves giving the ball to the other team. The 49ers are 4-0 thanks to an offense that gets the job done, and a defense that is only getting more dangerous as rookie defensive end Nick Bosa gets better each week.
Atlanta Falcons @ Arizona Cardinals
The Falcons aren’t going to give up 53 points to a rookie, right?
Dallas Cowboys @ New York Jets
Sam Darnold coming back is huge for the Jets and should make this game competitive, but this team isn’t ready to compete yet, and the Cowboys love playing bad teams.
Tennessee Titans @ Denver Broncos
This isn’t a game anyone wants to watch, but Tennessee has surprised me so far this year.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Los Angeles Chargers
Hats off to Devlin Hodges, the undrafted free agent quarterback who came in Sunday to relieve the injured Mason Rudolph. The kid played well and put Pittsburgh in position to win that game, but not well enough for me to pick against Phillip Rivers and the Chargers, who will be looking to rebound from a bad loss to Denver.
Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
Detroit is playing well this year and are coming off a bye, but Aaron Rodgers and the Pack just stormed into Dallas and smoked the Cowboys, and not return home. Tough bid for Matt Patricia.
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