Another 3-2 week… That’s four on the season! At least we’re consistent unlike Thursday Night Football which finally broke the mold by giving us what turned out to be a pretty competitive game. Down by 24 points, Andrew Luck and supper stus T.Y. Hilton came roaring back to beat the Texans by six. Let’s hope this weekend’s games are just as exciting.
*Home team in CAPS
Steelers +1 1/2 over BROWNS- If making the Steelers the underdog against a pedestrian team like the Browns doesn’t rile the Black and Gold, then nothing will! The stat that we think is even more impressive is that Ben Roethlisberger is 18-1 against the Browns.
VIKINGS +1 1/2 over Lions- These Lions are a different team without the services of WR Calvin Johnson, who, as we went to post, was questionable with a bum ankle. Teddy Bridgewater is expected to start replacing Christian Ponder.
Chargers -7 over RAIDERS- Many are considering this year to be Philip Rivers’ best season of his career and so it makes it even more difficult to pick against the former first-rounder. His Chargers should be 5-0 save for an opening week 18-17 loss. RB Branden Oliver fills in nicely for the perrenial injury plagued Ryan Matthews.
FALCONS -3 over Bears- Do the Falcons play really badly on the road?? (Is J.J. Watt a defensive beast)? It is a different story AT the Georgia Dome, however. Matt Ryan is an unbelievable 38-10 at home and will be looking to avenge his team’s 30-20 loss to the Giants in Week 5.
CARDINALS -3 1/2 over Redskins- Arizona, with one of the best defensive lines in the NFl, will face a Redskins team decimated with injuries and full of inexperienced replacements. Expect QB Kirk Cousins to spend a good deal of the day either on the turf or scrambling himself into throwing pick or two.
The Thursday night game was one of complacency on the part of the Colts albeit they were able to fight off a late challenge of the Texans .
Which at least made the game more competitive and kept you watching.
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What it proved to me was the Colts’ defense that analyst lauded as being the best in the NFL over the prior three weeks was simply overrated . The game was one perfunctory mistakes made by both teams that you wouldn’t see at the Pop Warner Level .
Your thoughts on the statements made by former Bears’ GM Jerry Angelo that he and other general managers around the NFL have consistently covered up issues of players being involved in domestic violence ?
Angelo was the Bears’ GM 2001- 2012 and in all that time he acted as a conduit between the Bears’ players and at times chose not to inform the league hierarchy of those matters until way after the matter had been resolved by other means than the legal process . And Goodell still tries to suggest the NFL knows what it is doing when handling such matters ? I am getting sick and tired of the game along with the lies , conceit , silence and hypocrisy of the players and league hierarchy . I’ve all but stopped watching the game because I no longer have any faith or love of the NFL ! Way too much bull#hit and hypocrisy as well as anal retentive apathy among the fans .
In the NFL , is the best yet to come ? Week six last season and things weren’t weren’t exactly great ( players’ stats) .
Flacco in front two years running! Amazing…