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PFT’s Week Six picks

Robert Griffin III,  Jonathan Massaquoi,  Jonathan Babineaux AP

Last week, the “mild” concussion to RG3 prevented me from taking a “major” lead over MDS in the picks contest.

Robert Griffin III exited, the Redskins lost, and what would have been a two-game win for the week turned into a push, with both of us going 10-4.

This week, Robert Griffin III is back, and his team’s game against the Vikings once again will decide whether someone gets a two-game swing, or whether we tie once again.

For the year, there’s still no tie.  I’m leading the way at 49-28, and MDS is 47-30.

Steelers at Titans

MDS’s take: The Titans have been blown out in four of their five games this season, and I see this as the fifth. The Steelers have their problems, especially with age and injuries on defense, but Chris Johnson and Co. aren’t the team to exploit those problems.

MDS’s pick: Steelers 28, Titans 10.

Florio’s take:  Four years ago, former Titans running back Lendale White desecrated a Terrible Towel at the tail end of a regular-season game that secured home-field advantage in the playoffs for Tennessee.  Since then, the Titans haven’t been the same.  And the difference will never be as obvious as when the Steelers return to Nashville.

Florio’s pick:  Steelers 24, Titans 9.

Raiders at Falcons

MDS’s take: Sunday’s biggest mismatch will take place in Atlanta, where the Falcons will have far too much for the Raiders to handle. The undefeated Falcons have had a couple close calls in the last couple weeks, but not this time.

MDS’s pick: Falcons 35, Raiders 13.

Florio’s take:  Could it be that the Falcons are 5-0 because they’ve already played three members of the AFC East?  After they move to 6-0 by beating the fourth member of the AFC West, it’ll be team to consider whether the Falcons can keep it up against teams from slightly more successful divisions.

Florio’s pick:  Falcons 38, Raiders 20.

Cowboys at Ravens

MDS’s take: The Ravens’ offense was surprisingly flaccid (that’s what she said) against the Chiefs, but at home against the Cowboys, the Ravens should move the ball effectively. Ray Rice will have a big day as the Ravens win.

MDS’s pick: Ravens 24, Cowboys 17.

Florio’s take:  The team that closed down Texas Stadium by spanking the Cowboys will welcome them to a slightly more hostile environment with a similar result, thanks to superior talent on both sides of the ball.

Florio’s pick:  Ravens 28, Cowboys 17.

Bengals at Browns

MDS’s take: The Browns are a better team than their 0-5 record suggests: They’ve played competitively against good teams. They’ll play competitively in the battle for Ohio, too, but they’ll come up short again.

MDS’s pick: Bengals 21, Browns 20.

Florio’s take:  This could be the Browns’ best chance to get a win before their Week 10 bye.  It also could be the Bengals’ best chance to restore their confidence before a three-game home stand against the Steelers, Broncos, and Giants.  The Browns have been competitive.  When in doubt, however, go with the team that isn’t 0-5.

Florio’s pick:  Bengals 27, Browns 23.

Rams at Dolphins

MDS’s take: Hardly anyone has noticed it, but the Dolphins’ defense is actually quite good. Miami will put a lot of pressure on Sam Bradford and win a low-scoring game.

MDS’s pick: Dolphins 14, Rams 10.

Florio’s take:  Arguably the best game of the weekend, Rams coach Jeff Fisher gets a shot at the team he spurned.  With tough defenses and underrated offenses, the Miami offense should be able to do more against the St. Louis defense than vice-versa, given the absence of Danny Amendola.

Florio’s pick:  Dolphins 14, Rams 12.

Colts at Jets

MDS’s take: I was impressed with how well the Jets’ defense played against a good Houston passing game on Monday night: This defense looks a lot better without Darrelle Revis than I expected. I think they’ll give Andrew Luck enough trouble to eke out a close win.

MDS’s pick: Jets 19, Colts 17.

Florio’s take:  What once appeared to be a cream puff after a pair of sledgehammers won’t be nearly as easy for the Jets.  While the Colts will be better than expected, expecting them to go on the road and beat the Jets seems to be a little much, especially since the Jets are becoming increasingly desperate.

Florio’s pick:  Jets 20, Colts 14.

Lions at Eagles

MDS’s take: If the Lions’ defensive linemen were playing as well as their reputations (and their paychecks) say they should, I’d pick Detroit to force a bunch of Michael Vick turnovers and win this game. But the Lions just aren’t getting the kind of pressure you have to get to make Vick make mistakes, and so the Eagles will take this one.

MDS’s pick: Eagles 24, Lions 17.

Florio’s take:  The Lions think they can recapture last year’s attitude simply by wanting to.  It’s not that easy, especially when the team remains flawed on both sides of the ball.  The Eagles have more talent — enough to overcome Mike Vick’s inevitable mistakes.

Florio’s pick:  Eagles 24, Lions 17.

Chiefs at Buccaneers

MDS’s take: I’m not sure if Matt Cassel’s concussion makes the Chiefs more or less likely to win on Sunday, but either way I don’t see it happening: Tampa Bay’s run defense is good enough to contain Jamaal Charles and win this game.

MDS’s pick: Bucs 17, Chiefs 10.

Florio’s take:  This pair of potential playoff teams has been disappointing so far.  Those Chiefs fans who have been waiting for Brady Quinn to get a chance to play may be feeling regret, along with other negative emotions, before this one is over.

Florio’s pick:  Buccaneers 13, Chiefs 9.

Bills at Cardinals

MDS’s take: I’m permanently off the Bills bandwagon. The Cardinals’ offense isn’t very good, but it doesn’t need to be to move the ball on this Bills unit. For all the money the Bills’ defensive front is making, you’d think they’d have one of the best pass rushes in the league, but you’d be wrong.

MDS’s pick: Cardinals 20, Bills 10.

Florio’s take:  Yeah, the Cardinals aren’t as good as the Pats or the 49ers.  But they’re good enough to find a way to overcome a Buffalo team that has plenty of flaws on both sides of the ball — including an offensive line that’s currently even worse than Arizona’s.  Which is saying a lot.  Or not much at all.

Florio’s pick:  Cardinals 20, Bills 16.

Patriots at Seahawks

MDS’s take: I’m having a hard time getting a read on either of these teams. Are the Patriots the team that turned in a disappointing effort at home against the Cardinals, or the team whose offense has been all but unstoppable against the Bills and Broncos? Are the Seahawks the team that dominated Dallas or the team whose offense could hardly move the ball at all in their other four games? I don’t know, but I think the Patriots’ offense is good enough to put a lot of points on the board against a good Seattle defense.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 28, Seahawks 14.

Florio’s take:  After the Seahawks beat the Cowboys by 20, I said I’d never pick against the Seahawks at home again.  But I hadn’t looked at the schedule.  The Pats won there in 2008, without Tom Brady.  With him, the Pats will run their all-time record at CenturyLink Field to 2-0.

Florio’s pick:  Patriots 27, Seahawks 17.

Giants at 49ers

MDS’s take: Tom Coughlin says no one is giving his team a chance in this game. I wouldn’t go quite so far as to say the Giants don’t have a chance, but I would say the way the 49ers have played the last couple weeks, on both sides of the ball, I have a hard time seeing the Giants’ path to a win.

MDS’s pick: 49ers 31, Giants 17.

Florio’s take:  This is precisely the kind of game the Giants ordinarily win.  And if they hadn’t won in San Francisco in January en route to a Super Bowl victory, the Giants would win.  No amount of Rodney Dangerfield cliches from coach Tom Coughlin will overcome the fact that the 49ers are hungrier and, for now, better.  There’s a chance it will get ugly.

Florio’s pick:  49ers 31, Giants 24.

Vikings at Redskins

MDS’s take: Florio foolishly picked the Redskins last week, allowing me to escape with a tie in our Week Five picks. I hope he does it again this time.

MDS’s pick: Vikings 24, Redskins 13.

Florio’s takeAdrian Peterson returns to the scene of his serious knee injury, and Robert Griffin returns to the scene of his “mild” concussion.  The Redskins have lost eight in a row at FedEx Field, and the Vikings have won three straight there.  With the talent gap between these two teams fairly narrow, it just feels like it’s time for both trends to end.

Florio’s pick:  Redskins 27, Vikings 21.

Packers at Texans

MDS’s take: I never would have believed 10 months ago, when the Packers were on a 20-game winning streak, that they’d lose six of their next 10 games. But Green Bay will be 4-6 in its last 10 after losing to the Texans on Sunday night.

MDS’s pick: Texans 24, Packers 14.

Florio’s take:  Anyone who says this is a “must” win for the Packers hasn’t looked at their upcoming schedule.  They’ll bottom out at 2-4, and then the rebound will begin.

Florio’s pick:  Texans 27, Packers 20.

Broncos at Chargers

MDS’s take: In the battle for first place in the AFC West, I like Peyton Manning to step up with a big game and the Broncos to outscore the Chargers.

MDS’s pick: Broncos 35, Chargers 31.

Florio’s take:  The Chargers consistently have bedeviled Peyton Manning, and that was when Manning had a much better supporting cast.

Florio’s pick:  Chargers 27, Broncos 23.

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  1. pmgfootball says: Oct 11, 2012 10:03 AM

    Chargers are not beating the Broncos

  2. discosucs2005 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:08 AM

    Remember that time you picked the Redskins to win the Super Bowl? Learn from that.

  3. smackingfools says: Oct 11, 2012 10:11 AM

    I see Miami is finally getting a little respect. Very underrated team.

  4. chc4 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:11 AM

    What are you talking about? The Redskins weren’t winning that game with or w/o Griffin. They had 7 pts when he got hurt. Stop with the hypothetical nonsense.

  5. mrb1onde says: Oct 11, 2012 10:12 AM

    “Florio’s take: Could it be that the Falcons are 5-0 because they’ve already played three members of the AFC East?”

    Still wrong…

  6. chc4 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:14 AM

    So the Falcons get an asterick for having played bad teams but the Texans don’t? ATL wiped out SD… Houston hasn’t played anyone with even a winning record.

  7. ravenator says: Oct 11, 2012 10:19 AM

    Cowboys are awful, it will be a much greater deficit they lose by in Baltimore

  8. tombradysbaby says: Oct 11, 2012 10:21 AM

    Colts will beat the Jets. Jets are just not that great, and Luck is only getting better.

  9. cowartsh says: Oct 11, 2012 10:26 AM

    Question for you florio. How many points was rgIII reponsible for before his injury? Give you a hint its between 2 and 4. So yeah skins definitely win if he doesnt get injured

  10. bkfstman says: Oct 11, 2012 10:30 AM

    Dolphins over the Rams, or #23 over #9 in the week 5 power rankings – kinda makes the power rankings a bit of sham, eh?

  11. geniusfan says: Oct 11, 2012 10:31 AM

    The Lion’s pass rush doesn’t have to get to Vick to rattle him he’ll just hand him the ball for free.

    It’s a shame the Eagles have all the ingredients of a Super Bowl team, top 10 defense check, top flight running game check, great offensive weapons check, quarterback uhhhhh yeah….

    People keep saying “if the Eagles don’t turn the ball over they’ll be great” but it’s not the Eagles as a whole it’s Vick and he won’t stop it’s who he is.

    It’s amazing that the Eagles are 3-2 with all of Vick’s mistakes that speaks to the overall talent of the team but in the end the Eagles will fall pathetically short of their ultimate goal because of number 7.

  12. orthomarine says: Oct 11, 2012 10:32 AM

    We can only beat the Rams because they have a single player out… Nice Florio, keep the haterade pouring buddy

  13. slk018 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:32 AM

    You morons finally picked the Dolphins….Crap now they will lose…Last week you both picked Cincy to blow them out lol…Do you guys even watch football games?

  14. mavajo says: Oct 11, 2012 10:41 AM

    Could you guys double space between the games? Using single spacing throughout makes it all run together.

  15. cali49er707 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:43 AM

    Enjoy that ring from last year NY Smurf fan. Their will be no gift wrapped victory this year. Your team squeaked by on a 1 for 13 performance on 3rd downs,no WR help, & Kyle Williams handing you two turnovers on our side of the field, a BS forward progress call on Bradshaw’s fumble, & still had to take us to overtime.

    And for all the winning you have done in the past few years & your team STILL has less then five rings!!! LOL

  16. scd7 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:45 AM

    “Last week, the “mild” concussion to RG3 prevented me from taking a “major” lead over MDS in the picks contest.”

    —————-

    Yea, because that offense was SOOOOO productive before he left the game…. Of course the Redskins lost, no way the Falcon’s could have won….

    That’s OK, keep disrespecting the Falcons and beating the “they don’t do anything” drum. [sigh...]

  17. sultan420 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:54 AM

    “Could it be that the Falcons are 5-0 because they’ve already played three members of the AFC East? After they move to 6-0 by beating the fourth member of the AFC West, it’ll be team to consider whether the Falcons can keep it up against teams from slightly more successful divisions”

    AFC East and AFC West are not the same, interchangeable divisions. Gotta love these hack “replacement” blog writers…ruining the intergrity of journalism

  18. dontcensormebiatches says: Oct 11, 2012 10:57 AM

    Rams will win. Colts will win.

  19. gweetarman says: Oct 11, 2012 10:57 AM

    I want to believe Denver can win….all signs point to the Chargers screwing things up like normal, but I just have NO faith in the Bronco defense. Manning looks great…but the defense is awful…and as a fan, it is maddening that no matter who the pieces are, the results are the same. They always look overmatched and winded. They need a legit middle backer and one tackle who takes a double team and they might actually be pretty great….but good luck finding either one of those guys.

  20. piratefreedom says: Oct 11, 2012 11:00 AM

    The charger team that bedeviled manning no longer exists

  21. jwreck says: Oct 11, 2012 11:03 AM

    chc4 says:
    Oct 11, 2012 10:11 AM
    What are you talking about? The Redskins weren’t winning that game with or w/o Griffin. They had 7 pts when he got hurt. Stop with the hypothetical nonsense.
    ______________
    Sure they were only winning by seven and Griffin wasn’t having his best game, but Alfred Morris was averaging eight yards a carry and the Redskins were dominating the time of possession battle (almost 2:1). With Griffin out, the Falcons literally ignored Cousins and keyed their whole defense on Morris.

    Atlanta’s a great squad and I have money on them winning the Super Bowl this year, but it’s impossible to deny they were simply outplayed by the inferior team for the first three quarters in that game. Honestly, ATL fans, it would be a good thing for the Falcons if the Redskins won, Washington is 4-0 against the last three Super Bowl winners.

  22. b1unt3d says: Oct 11, 2012 11:08 AM

    And now you are blaming the Redskins loss on RG3s injury? Unbelievable. Like I said in another post.. RG3 had barely 100 yards passing, not even 10 yards rushing, and no touchdowns. Cousins was the only Redskin to throw a touch down in that game. Your take is absolutely laughable.

  23. lrt79 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:14 AM

    I think this is as close to “must win” for the Packers as it gets. They do have a mostly cake schedule the rest of the way but their margin for error with a loss against Houston is very slim.

    They will lose two more to the six pack of the Giants/Lions x2/Vikings x2/Bears, and if they win everything else they’ll be 10-6. But the way they’re playing, I can see them losing another one and ending 9-7.

    Which is excellent for the Bears, future NFC North Champs!

  24. joetoronto says: Oct 11, 2012 11:15 AM

    So the preseason Super Bowl has been won by 3 teams, right, the 49ers, Falcons and Texans?

  25. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2012 11:18 AM

    I can’t believe you picked so and so to beat so and so. Mike Vick has a dog? The refs suck. Goodell is playing God, which upsets God, because God is sitting behind Mark Sanchez.

    Did I miss anything?

  26. b1unt3d says: Oct 11, 2012 11:24 AM

    “Could it be that the Falcons are 5-0 because they’ve already played three members of the AFC East? After they move to 6-0 by beating the fourth member of the AFC West, it’ll be team to consider whether the Falcons can keep it up against teams from slightly more successful divisions.”

    Way to down play the Falcons’ wins. You act like New England, Baltimore, Minnesota, Chicago, and San Franciso haven’t lost to inferior teams. Fact of the matter is, you can only beat the teams you are scheduled to play, and Atlanta has done nothing but handle their business. With dominating wins as well as hard fought comeback wins.

  27. petehemlock says: Oct 11, 2012 11:26 AM

    It pains me to say it, but I wouldn’t pick against the Giants.

  28. imbetterthanyou says: Oct 11, 2012 11:35 AM

    “Enjoy that ring from last year NY Smurf fan. Their will be no gift wrapped victory this year. Your team squeaked by on a 1 for 13 performance on 3rd downs,no WR help, & Kyle Williams handing you two turnovers on our side of the field, a BS forward progress call on Bradshaw’s fumble, & still had to take us to overtime.

    And for all the winning you have done in the past few years & your team STILL has less then five rings!!! LOL”

    waa waa waa, bitter bitter bitter. Sounds like a packers excuse

    Wait, so the niners pathetic offense last season got shut down on 3rd downs by a very good giants D and that was giftwrapped? The Giants knocked a ball out on one of the fumbles and its football, fumbles happen. Then VD scored on a blown Giants coverage. The Giants giftwrapped you VD TDs and the niners cut their hand with scissors while trying to cut the bow off the box.

    Oh, and why couldn’t the niners score in OT? Maybe because they had a joke of an offense last season.

    Niners should still take this one.

  29. imbetterthanyou says: Oct 11, 2012 11:39 AM

    Cali49er -

    Your mention of all the super bowls over 15 years ago makes you sound like a cowboy fan.

    So from my calculations, cowboys fan mentality + packers fan mentality = niners fan mentality

    Doesn’t seem like company anyone would like to keep.

  30. wludford says: Oct 11, 2012 11:45 AM

    I don’t see the Redskins being able to generate enough offense to beat the Vikings. If RGIII plays (likely) he’ll be very conservative about running the ball which will impact his effectiveness. The Vikings will shut down the Redskins running game, as they have for every opponent they’ve faced, then limit the passing effectiveness. Meanwhile, the Redskins D is giving up over 400 yards and nearly 30 points a game. 30-16 Vikings win.

  31. etoharin78 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:58 AM

    I call shenanigans, how can you two pick such similar outcomes (identical on one) , scores for all these games? Someone is peeking at the others picks possibly??

  32. skins23 says: Oct 11, 2012 12:05 PM

    You would never EVER make any excuses for the Skins unless it had to do with your picks.

    If you had taken the Falcons, you’d be bashing the Skins right now.

  33. funshipm174 says: Oct 11, 2012 12:12 PM

    cali49er707 says:

    And if I’m correct your beloved team still needs to win another to catch up to the Steelers!

  34. skins23 says: Oct 11, 2012 12:13 PM

    wludford says:
    Oct 11, 2012 11:45 AM
    I don’t see the Redskins being able to generate enough offense to beat the Vikings.

    False. #7 in yards/game and #8 in points/game.

    If RGIII plays (likely) he’ll be very conservative about running the ball which will impact his effectiveness.

    FALSE. You think one hit is going to scare him? He was taking big hits the first 4 weeks too.

    The Vikings will shut down the Redskins running game, as they have for every opponent they’ve faced, then limit the passing effectiveness.

    FALSE. #4 in rushing offense.

    Meanwhile, the Redskins D is giving up over 400 yards and nearly 30 points a game. 30-16 Vikings win.

    True, but the Skins have also faced the Saints, Falcons and Bengals who are all top 10 passing offenses. Meanwhile the Vikes have played ONE good team so far.

    Vikes are a great matchup for Skins #8 run D and the Vikes can’t stretch the field vertically like other teams Skins have faced. Skins will key on AP and Harvin and that’ll be enough.

    Skins 24-16.

  35. trefkennedy says: Oct 11, 2012 12:17 PM

    Team cowboys our next 5 games we going 3-2 but I think we lose to ravens on Sunday

  36. 2manyconcussions says: Oct 11, 2012 12:23 PM

    If the Vikings Simpson is active and catches more than three or four balls, Washington is in trouble. They can’t cover Harvin and Simpson (not to mention tight end Rudolph) and stop Peterson. Coming off a concussion, hats off to RGIII if he pulls out a win.

  37. rabidbillsfan says: Oct 11, 2012 12:34 PM

    Really don’t have much to hang my hat on as a Bills fan, but do not rope thier offensive line in with Arizona’s. We may be down starters, backups, and backups backups, but that offensive line could start Rian Lindell and Brian Mooreman at tackle and still prefrom better than the Cards. This is a must win for the Bills, the match-ups are there. If they lose this game, fire Chan Gailey, and I am dead serious. Everybody in Buffalo seems to think that Fitz is the sole problem. Well, who has stuck with Fitz? Who calls plays against his strengths? Who openly stated that he has Zero (0) input on the defensive side of the ball? Yes, Fitz may not be the answer, but for an offensive minded coach, he really hasn’t drawn up much to aid his QB at all.

  38. phoenixsong17 says: Oct 11, 2012 12:37 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2012 11:18 AM

    I can’t believe you picked so and so to beat so and so. Mike Vick has a dog? The refs suck. Goodell is playing God, which upsets God, because God is sitting behind Mark Sanchez.

    Did I miss anything?

    ___________________________________________

    This guy wins. We can all just go home.

  39. fuhq says: Oct 11, 2012 12:42 PM

    The rebound starts a week early as Packers beat the Texans…..which will wake up some of the bandwagon fans, who will incorrectly predict the Packers to win out.

  40. natelan69 says: Oct 11, 2012 12:45 PM

    Peyton Manning is the best quarterback in San Diego Charger history.

    He always finds a way to get the ball in the hands of a Charger.

    It was kind of like we drafted Manning AND Leaf in 1998.

  41. paythevig says: Oct 11, 2012 12:50 PM

    niner fan here,

    this should be a great game and good barometer of where we stand this season.

    I see nothing more than 2 solid football teams duking it out and am glad to see this rivalry of sorts as one of this week’ s headliners. One thing that’s odd with both teams is that the pass rush isn’t close to what it was last season. These teams match up well and this should be a classic.

    I hope both sides remain healthy both entering and leaving this game. I hope Alex and Nicks are both good to go so we can both be relatively close to full strength.

  42. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2012 1:00 PM

    I see a lot of comments about packers fans whining.

    Because if I were to go on any posts from the games, packers fans are the only ones to ever complain about the refs, in the history of sports.

    Most of you idiots are so petty. Packers are the best franchise in the NFL. The end.

  43. weepingjebus says: Oct 11, 2012 1:11 PM

    I enjoy football.

  44. fuzzebear says: Oct 11, 2012 1:14 PM

    I bleed Cowboy blue and haven’t missed a Sunday of football in 30 years. I will be rooting like holy hell for my team but I just don’t see, based on how they’ve been playing, the Cowboys winning Sunday. I hope I’m wrong…

    Also, how are the giants getting 6.5?? I hate the giants. I hope they never win another game, EVER. I really hope they lose Sunday but I really think they keep this one close.

    As for the Dolphins, with the exception of week 1 they have played VERY well and fight to the end of every game. Very impressed with them.

  45. gcsuk says: Oct 11, 2012 1:28 PM

    49er fans are officially the biggest revisionist excuse making crybabies in the NFL.

  46. stlrammer says: Oct 11, 2012 1:36 PM

    Rams will have dolphin soup, no way a rookie Qb will outsmart Rams relentless defense and Jeff Fish

  47. njpackersfan says: Oct 11, 2012 1:41 PM

    Sunday night the Packers assume the role of Santa Anna circa 1836 (March), 199 miles to the east!

  48. silvernblackpa says: Oct 11, 2012 1:44 PM

    Oakland has two possible hopes:

    1) Run the ball a lot, sustain drives, eat clock & keep Atlanta’s explosive offense on the sidelines similar to what the Giants did to Buffalo’s K-Gun in the “Wide Right” Super Bowl. (Too lazy to look up which number)

    2) A hostage situation cancels the game or causes Atlanta to forfeit

    Whatever. I don’t know. There’s not enough alcohol in the world to help me deal with this team.

    Atlanta 34 – Oakland 17

  49. r8derfan33 says: Oct 11, 2012 1:48 PM

    Falcons 38 Raiders 20? You seriously think my Raiders will get 20 points? Have you seen that horrific play calling and ZBS? I’m hoping for the biggest upset of the week, but who am I kidding? SMH!

  50. steviaquinn says: Oct 11, 2012 1:57 PM

    RG3 had a whopping 91 yards passing and no TDs in 3 quarters of football. The only reason the game was close was because his backup finally threw a td pass and a fluke defensive score.

    Di you watch the game?:

  51. sullijo1 says: Oct 11, 2012 2:02 PM

    In your best Jim Mora voice……

    Big Bird? Don’t talk about — Big Bird?! You kidding me?! Big Bird?!

  52. jetsfan101 says: Oct 11, 2012 2:30 PM

    I cant get over how underated the vikings are

  53. orakpocalypse says: Oct 11, 2012 3:00 PM

    Anybody can pick winners. You need to start picking the games against the spread like grownups.

  54. steviaquinn says: Oct 11, 2012 3:05 PM

    Two words why the raiders will lose………

    1. Gregg
    2. Knapp

  55. hehateme2 says: Oct 11, 2012 3:07 PM

    Dolphins should handle the rams pretty easy. Tannehill will carve up that over rated bunch.

    Pick of the week.

  56. skins23 says: Oct 11, 2012 3:30 PM

    lol guess theres a lot of vikes fans on here today to shoot down my logical statistical post. Vikes aren’t a bad team but they’ve played Tenn, Colts, Det, Jax. Not quite elite yet. Skins only real weak area is pass D….and theyve faced 3 great passing offenses already. Vikes passing O not quite on same level. Think Skins match up well.

  57. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2012 3:49 PM

    jetsfan101 says:
    Oct 11, 2012 2:30 PM
    I cant get over how underated the vikings are

    —-

    You misspelled “overrated.”

  58. jprcox says: Oct 11, 2012 5:39 PM

    I am a Seahawk fan and I can’t see how they will score 14 or 17 pts on the Pats, unless:

    (a) our defense scores those points, or (b) Wilson is knocked out of the game and Flynn takes over.

    I do believe Wilson will be a “good” QB one day, but that day will not come this year.

  59. staffordsyear says: Oct 11, 2012 10:18 PM

    Lions will beat the eagles on sunday..i could be wrong but im probaly not.

  60. phillyphannn83 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:41 AM

    Eagles will beat the Lions on Sunday..I could be wrong but im probably not.

  61. meytonpanning says: Oct 12, 2012 11:48 AM

    I think it’s hilarious how many people harped on me when I predicted the Saints to lose the division this year.

    I didn’t think it would turn out this bad, though.

  62. ezwriter69 says: Oct 12, 2012 1:28 PM

    Why are people blind to the Viking’s talent? Kalil has solidified the O-line and proven himself the best pick of the draft. AD is elite as is Harvin. Best D-line in football with Allen and Williams. Excellent secondary. Excellent special teams. The Vikes are better at this point in every position group.
    After everyone including the “experts” here picking them as the worst team in the league, I know it’s hard to open your eyes to the facts, but it’s becoming truly embarrassing that people are just too lazy to actually evaluate objectively, and this is a very talented team. Not deep, injuries may eventually do them in, but this team has real elite talent throughout the roster. Their success is NOT a fluke.
    For the record, I’m a lifelong Bears fan, and have rooted against the Vikes for more years than most of you have been alive. But my eyes still work fine… y’all need to open yours.

  63. dontcallmepete says: Oct 12, 2012 2:56 PM

    If the Falcons have beaten up on a weakened AFC West why did you pick both Denver and S.D. to beat them? Atlanta played on a Monday Night and traveled to defeat the Chargers. Then after traveling home played a Panthers team that had ten days off after playing on a Thursday night.

    Washington wasn’t close to winning that game. The only seven points that their offense scored came after RGIII was injured. I know you aren’t informed about EVERY team but you’d think you’d inform yourselves a bit before writing about a team. How tough is that?

  64. djaehne says: Oct 12, 2012 7:07 PM

    Texans will handle the Pack with little effort.

  65. tcstunner says: Oct 13, 2012 7:24 PM

    The Vikes have shut down MJD, Frank Gore and Chris Johnson, so Im not to worried about Morris. While Morris has been great this year, he’s only played in 5 games, and is definately not considered better than any of those other 3 RB’s. The Vikes D has been insane the last 3 weeks, Ponder has been one of the best QB’s in the NFL so far, and AP and Harvin are just complete beast. Couple that with the fact that RGIII is coming off of a concussion, and will probably not be running as much, and Im really not too worried about the Vikes losing to the Skins.

  66. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Oct 13, 2012 11:30 PM

    I’m predicting another let down by the Redskins and their shoddy defense and a possible Shanahan firing in the off season due to a overall 13-24 record.

    Disclaimer: Redskins fan

  67. ferrisdp says: Oct 14, 2012 9:34 PM

    cali49er707

    You’re right, not gift wrapped, just a good old fashioned ass-kicking. And those rings, the last one was the 1994 season, that’s the last century, so I see why you’re so angry.

  68. clayswife says: Oct 15, 2012 12:53 AM

    Remember that one time when you both picked the Pack to lose this week? How do those words taste???

  69. redzonerocks says: Oct 15, 2012 2:43 PM

    djaehne says: Oct 12, 2012 7:07 PM

    Texans will handle the Pack with little effort.
    —————————————————–

    Oh the optimism before the game is actually played…

  70. vietnambob2473 says: Oct 16, 2012 9:15 AM

    Epic fail on the picks for you guys this week, especially Florio, and you guys call yourselves experts. Pretty sure people who know nothing about football could have done better lol.

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