PFT’s Week Eight picks

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Nearly halfway through the season, the 2018 picks competition is tightening up.

Through seven weeks, I’m clinging to a three-game lead over MDS. The Dallas-Washington outcome gave him a 10-4 mark for the week, and it dropped me to 9-5.

For the year, I’m at 65-42. MDS, now only three games back, has a 62-45 mark.

Then there are the best bets, where we can do a lot better. This week’s video is attached to this post. Last week, I was 1-2 and MDS came in at 0-2-1.

For the year, I’m 10-10-1 and MDS is 6-13-2.

The Week Eight picks, with four disagreements, are just a scroll away.

Dolphins at Texans

MDS’s take: The Brock Osweiler Revenge Game should be interesting, with Osweiler playing better than anyone expected and Deshaun Watson playing through broken ribs. This will be a close one, but the Texans will pull it out in the end.

MDS’s pick: Texans 24, Dolphins 23.

Florio’s take: They’ll never admit it, but the Texans defense surely can’t wait for a chance to knock Brock Osweiler into the next decade.

Florio’s pick: Texans 27, Dolphins 17.


Eagles at Jaguars

MDS’s take: London gets a game that looked good on paper when the schedule came out, but doesn’t look so good right now. I think the Eagles are closer to righting the ship than the Jaguars are.

MDS’s pick: Eagles 24, Jaguars 10.

Florio’s take: It was a Super Bowl preview when it was scheduled. It’s now a potential elimination game. The Eagles have shown more recently than the home-away-from-home team.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 24, Jaguars 16.


Broncos at Chiefs

MDS’s take: This was a very good game when the teams met in Denver, but I just don’t think the Broncos can keep it close at Arrowhead.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 31, Broncos 17.

Florio’s take: Vance Joseph returns to the hot seat after the Chiefs launch a boat race.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 42, Broncos 17.


Browns at Steelers

MDS’s take: This one won’t end in another tie. I don’t think.

MDS’s pick: Steelers 28, Browns 20.

Florio’s take: The Steelers are putting it together, and the Browns are watching it come apart. Cleveland is still competitive, but the Browns are a year away from becoming contenders.

Florio’s pick: Steelers 30, Browns 21.


Washington at Giants

MDS’s take: Washington is first in the NFC East, and the Giants are giving up on their season. This is an easy one.

MDS’s pick: Washington 24, Giants 13.

Florio’s take: It’s time to take Washington seriously as a contender to win the NFC East.

Florio’s pick: Washington 20, Giants 17.


Seahawks at Lions

MDS’s take: I picked the Lions in Week One and I was way off as they got blown out by the Jets. Since then I’ve been betting against the Lions all season, so of course they’ve gone 5-0 against the spread since that ugly game in Week One. Now I’m going to pick them, so watch them lose.

MDS’s pick: Lions 27, Seahawks 20.

Florio’s take: Rested and ready to do justice to the memory of Paul Allen, the Seahawks keep the Lions from getting above .500, for now.

Florio’s pick: Seahawks 27, Lions 24.


Buccaneers at Bengals

MDS’s take: The Bengals are a better team than they showed against the Chiefs. They’ll show that this week.

MDS’s pick: Bengals 27, Buccaneers 20.

Florio’s take: The home teams get back on track, at least for a week, as old friends Marvin Lewis and Dirk Koetter get together. (Maybe Marvin will hire Dirk next year.)

Florio’s pick: Bengals 30, Buccaneers 23.


Jets at Bears

MDS’s take: The Bears’ ferocious pass rush has gone silent the last two weeks, but I think they’re going to give Sam Darnold a tough game on Sunday.

MDS’s pick: Bears 20, Jets 17.

Florio’s take: The push to the playoffs begins for a team that should be better than 3-3, but that should be happy to have won that many so far.

Florio’s pick: Bears 31, Jets 20.


Ravens at Panthers

MDS’s take: The Ravens are coming off a heartbreaking loss, the Panthers are coming off a thrilling win. These things tend to even out over time.

MDS’s pick: Ravens 21, Panthers 20.

Florio’s take: It’s one of the best games of the week, and the home team is somehow the underdog. It shouldn’t be. 

Florio’s pick: Panthers 23, Ravens 20.


Colts at Raiders

MDS’s take: I don’t think much of either of these teams, but the Colts at least seem to want to win, while the Raiders seem to want to get ready for next year’s draft.

MDS’s pick: Colts 27, Raiders 16.

Florio’s take: The Colts are rising, the Raiders are reeling. And the folks in Oakland won’t shed many tears when the divorce finally comes.

Florio’s pick: Colts 27, Raiders 13.


49ers at Cardinals

MDS’s take: These are two of the worst teams in the league, but the Cardinals’ defense is decent, and they’re playing at home, so I’ll go with Arizona.

MDS’s pick: Cardinals 12, 49ers 10.

Florio’s take: Arizona upended the 49ers in Santa Clara. The 49ers return the favor against a Cardinals team that is going nowhere fast.

Florio’s pick: 49ers 23, Cardinals 21.


Packers at Rams

MDS’s take: The Rams just keep chugging along, and while I don’t think they’ll go 16-0, I don’t think this is the week that the 0 will go.

MDS’s pick: Rams 28, Packers 20.

Florio’s take: But for the presence of Aaron Rodgers, this one could get really ugly. It will instead simply be regular ugly.

Florio’s pick: Rams 29, Packers 10.


Saints at Vikings

MDS’s take: This should be a fun one, with Drew Brees leading the Saints to a big conference road win.

MDS’s pick: Saints 20, Vikings 17.

Florio’s take: The Vikings continue to have the number of the team that foiled one of Minnesota’s best shots at a Super Bowl since 1976. The Saints will outplay the Vikings (like they did in January), but the Vikings will find a way to score at least one more point (like they did in January).

Florio’s pick: Vikings 34, Saints 31.


Patriots at Bills

MDS’s take: The Bills’ offense is a bad joke, no matter who’s at quarterback. This game will be a blowout by halftime, and the Patriots will take their foot off the gas in the second half.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 30, Bills 13.

Florio’s take: The only unanswered question for this one is whether the Booger mobile will get in the way of the flying dildos.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 42, Bills 13. 

87 responses to “PFT’s Week Eight picks

  1. Patriots at Bills

    MDS’s take: The Bills’ offense is a bad joke, no matter who’s at quarterback. This game will be a blowout by halftime, and the Patriots will take their foot off the gas in the second half.
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    Unfortunately the defense has become a joke as well……McDermott has lost the locker room……”Trust the Process”….smh!!!

  2. Vikings vs Saints not even gonna be close. Kirk, Theilen and Diggs will torch those DBs all day long. It’s gonna be hard for Saints to catch up. Our offense is better. Watch.

  3. Florio’s take: The only unanswered question for this one is whether the Booger mobile will get in the way of the flying dildos.

    Florio’s pick: Patriots 42, Bills 13.

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    One of the funniest things I’ve ever read here.

  4. Bengals over Bucs – The Bengals are competing for 1st place in their division… Since the Bucs switched to JW they haven’t played even close to their 1st 2 games, Plus he will throw 2+ more ints and fumble a few times.. (think about this: AFCs historically worst team {Browns} and NFCs historically worst team {Bucs} played last week and tied}

    Ravens over Panthers – Ravens have a strong defense and the Panthers have had slow starts… If they start slow this game, the Panthers won’t come back against this defense.

    Saints over Vikings – The Saints seem to be 1 of the most explosive teams this year and the Vikings have underwhelmed this year… Likely 1 of the better match ups this weekend but Saints outscore Vikings in the end..

  5. Saints absolutely did not outplay the Vikings last year. Absurd. Vikings shot themselves in the foot the second half and Saints took advantage. Period. Offensive talent seems equal but the Vikings will separate themselves with a vastly superior defense.

    31-24 Vikings

  6. war27 says:

    October 25, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Florio’s comment about the Bill/Pat’s…A+ sir.

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    That cracked me up…I don’t know how ESPN somehow thought “the Booger mobile” would add spice to the broadcast.

  7. codylaws says:

    October 25, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Vikings vs Saints not even gonna be close. Kirk, Theilen and Diggs will torch those DBs all day long. It’s gonna be hard for Saints to catch up. Our offense is better. Watch.

    The same Vikings team that was crushed by the Bills and a rookie QB at home.

  8. This is a tough matchup for the Vikings right now. Nicked up secondary. Likely a limited Griffen, if he plays, to go along with a DLine that’s also light on bodies. Brees on fire. Is Reiff back and can they run the ball? Seems like a Saints victory on paper.

  9. Patriots 38 Bills 13 the defense will force a lot of turnovers, Edelman will probably gash the defense, and James White will run rough shot over that defense. Texans 20 Dolphins 17 Clowney is going to get to Osweiler a lot and Lamar Miller will do enough to kill the clock. Rams 45 Packers 21 the Pack has no defense and Rodgers is going to get hit a lot.

  10. bradygirl12 says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    war27 says:

    October 25, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Florio’s comment about the Bill/Pat’s…A+ sir.

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    That cracked me up…I don’t know how ESPN somehow thought “the Booger mobile” would add spice to the broadcast.
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    It’ll add spice if he gets hit in the back of the head by a flying dildo. Or one lands in his lap.

  11. I wonder what the over/under will be for Barney fans still whining about a BountyGate that took place almost 10 years ago and almost nobody cares about anymore?

    That post game thread will be filled with tears about an almost non-event that has absolutely no bearing on this weekend’s game. (With one or two complaints saved for the officiating.)
    As they struggle to come to grips with a 34-13 loss.

  12. Florio’s take: The only unanswered question for this one is whether the Booger mobile will get in the way of the flying dildos.

    LMFAO! Thank you Florio for giving me a good laugh for today

  13. “Florio’s take: The only unanswered question for this one is whether the Booger mobile will get in the way of the flying dildos.”
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    I’m usually not a fan of childish nicknames for teams, but that is a fantastic description of the Pats.

  14. bradygirl12 says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    war27 says:

    October 25, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Florio’s comment about the Bill/Pat’s…A+ sir.

    ___________________

    That cracked me up…I don’t know how ESPN somehow thought “the Booger mobile” would add spice to the broadcast.

    Truth be told I am mildly hoping they have a table on the monsterity so Bills fans will get the urge hurdle themselves through it and hopefully destroy it

  15. Saints at Vikings

    NHP’s take: This should be a fun one but since Kirk Cousins can’t beat teams with winning records this game goes to the Saints. Sorry Vikings fans.

    NHP’s pick: Saints 30, Vikings 28.

  16. I am a Redskin fan and I would have picked the Giants to win. Not because of all the Redskin injuries, but because the Giants have their backs against the wall and have nothing to lose. I see them calling some wild plays and finding success.

  17. Texans’ Watson is fragile and is a monumental bust just like his former ACC buddy Jameis Winston.

    Osweiler SHOULD look to light up the Texans.
    The Texans have NEVER put talent around their QB (Carr, Schaub, Osweiler, or Watson) and THAT is why they fail.
    But in Watsons’ case, he is THE most fragile QB in the NFL. So in his case, it is a combo of Watsons’ inability to stay healthy and the Texans terrible drafting of OFF players.

  18. codylaws says:
    October 25, 2018 at 11:53 am
    Vikings vs Saints not even gonna be close. Kirk, Theilen and Diggs will torch those DBs all day long. It’s gonna be hard for Saints to catch up. Our offense is better. Watch.

    —-

    I don’t think it’ll be the Vikings blowing them out. They haven’t done that really this season. This is going to come down to who performs better, Brees or Cousins. I think Brees will take advantage of the young Vikings secondary.

  19. Thielen and Diggs lit up the Saints defense with Bradford in game one. Thielen and Diggs bailed out Keenum in the playoffs by catching most of the poorly thrown floating footballs. I’m guessing it will be more like game one with Cousins throwing darts.

  20. dvdman123 says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    codylaws says:

    October 25, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Vikings vs Saints not even gonna be close. Kirk, Theilen and Diggs will torch those DBs all day long. It’s gonna be hard for Saints to catch up. Our offense is better. Watch.

    The same Vikings team that was crushed by the Bills and a rookie QB at home.
    ——————————————————————————–
    or the same saints team that gave up 48 points to the bucs an their back QB at home

  21. dryzzt23 says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    Texans’ Watson is fragile and is a monumental bust just like his former ACC buddy Jameis Winston.

    Osweiler SHOULD look to light up the Texans.
    The Texans have NEVER put talent around their QB (Carr, Schaub, Osweiler, or Watson) and THAT is why they fail.
    But in Watsons’ case, he is THE most fragile QB in the NFL. So in his case, it is a combo of Watsons’ inability to stay healthy and the Texans terrible drafting of OFF players.
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    Sam Bradford on line 2 would like a word.

  22. The Rams are a great team, but they’re not infallible. The Packers are an OK team that could be great if all 53 decided to show up and play at the same time. I think this Sunday is that day.

    Packers 38, Rams 35.

    Now let the thumbs down votes fly……..

  23. I think Brees will take advantage of the young Vikings secondary

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    Strange take. Who exactly is young in the Vikings secondary aside from Holton Hill (who gets little to no defensive snaps per game? Alexander and Kearse have both been in the league 3 years and they’re the youngest players in the secondary that get meaningful snaps.

  24. “MDS’s take: The Bills’ offense is a bad joke, no matter who’s at quarterback. This game will be a blowout by halftime, and the Patriots will take their foot off the gas in the second half.”

    I dont think MDS watches Bills Pats games, and nor should he… Im a Bills fan and I know that “Taking the foot off the gas” isnt something the Patriots do in Orchard park…. ever.

  25. Vike’s fans on here seem pretty salty. Why? Didn’t they right the 2009 wrong by beating the Saints in the playoffs last year? What’s the deal with the Saints or is this every week?

  26. How can you call this the Saints’ revenge game when the last game was the VIKINGS revenge game on the saints? You cant get revenge for someone getting revenge on you.

  27. 81TinaKane says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    dvdman123 says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    codylaws says:

    October 25, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Vikings vs Saints not even gonna be close. Kirk, Theilen and Diggs will torch those DBs all day long. It’s gonna be hard for Saints to catch up. Our offense is better. Watch.

    The same Vikings team that was crushed by the Bills and a rookie QB at home.
    ——————————————————————————–
    or the same saints team that gave up 48 points to the bucs an their back QB at home
    __________________________________________________________________
    Saints game was a one score game. Vikings lost by 3 TDs

  28. Seahawks ripe for a road loss. Because, they stink on the road. Denver and Chicago gave them every opportunity to win those games, but they just couldn’t do a thing. Look for a Detroit buzzsaw to open up a huge lead early on, then Russell Wilson to make it almost a comeback in the 4th, but run out of time and lose by 6-10 pts. Classic.

    I’m looking forward to Saints-Vikings. I think it’s a great test for both teams, on both sides of the ball.

    Packers-Rams is a joke. Unless the Rams get drunk at 9 am on gameday, this will never be close, and likely will become unwatchable before half.

    London game! Extra viewing window! I don’t care how crummy the teams are, I will watch. This one looks better than most, despite the records. Two good teams having a bad streak, one of them may start their run to the playoffs here. I think it will be the Jags.

  29. Florio how can you say the Saints out played the Vikings in their playoff game last season? The Vikings led or were equal in most statistical categories. The Saints only scored 7 points through three quarters. They only got back into the game because of Viking miscues late in the game. That game should have never have come down to the final play to decide the outcome.

  30. Seahawks at Lions

    The city is stoked with recent addition of The Snack Man. Coupled with their play in Miami last week, it’s gonna be a madhouse at Ford Field Sunday. If there were ever a time for our boys to step up and finally be men, it’s now!

  31. The same Vikings team that was crushed by the Bills and a rookie QB at home.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$4

    The Vikings beat them selves with turnovers, blocked Punt, etc. Minnesota was expecting the Bills to just roll over for them. Minnesota has been a whole new team after that game.
    This game will come down to Minnesota’s Defense, and turnovers. Mike Zimmer has been all over Cousins about-sack fumbles.
    Kirk hasn’t been coughing it up like that after that game. Now if Cousins would just learn to double pump to keep balls from being batted down his stats will only get better.
    This game is going to to be a barn Burner and possibly the team that faces the Rams in the NFCC game for the Super Bowl. If the injuries don’t sink the Vikes D this Sunday night.

  32. lengai says:
    October 25, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    Vike’s fans on here seem pretty salty. Why? Didn’t they right the 2009 wrong by beating the Saints in the playoffs last year? What’s the deal with the Saints or is this every week?

    ———–

    It’s every day on every article written about every team.
    It gets to be pretty amusing reading all their posts and them trying to rewrite NFL history.

  33. Patriots vs Bills on Monday Night Football? Ugh? Yawn!! Guess I’ll be watching Dancing with the Stars with my wife

  34. wafflestomp says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I wonder what the over/under will be for Barney fans still whining about a BountyGate that took place almost 10 years ago and almost nobody cares about anymore?

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    How ironic. You’re the only one that has brought this up.

  35. I’m not sure if that Cody guy or if that boisewhodat guy are more delerious — maybe we should throw them in a room to fight between a green bean cassarole and a bowl of gumbo.

    Without Rhodes, the Saints should have a slight edge over the Vikes.

    And I wonder what the over/under is on the number of times wafflestomp posts comments without actually continuing his obsession with the Vikings and Viking fans.. . . .

  36. brobokil says:
    October 25, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    How can you call this the Saints’ revenge game when the last game was the VIKINGS revenge game on the saints? You cant get revenge for someone getting revenge on you.
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    Ever heard of the Hatfields and McCoys? Or what about Gang Wars?

  37. 81TinaKane says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    dvdman123 says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    codylaws says:

    October 25, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Vikings vs Saints not even gonna be close. Kirk, Theilen and Diggs will torch those DBs all day long. It’s gonna be hard for Saints to catch up. Our offense is better. Watch.

    The same Vikings team that was crushed by the Bills and a rookie QB at home.
    ——————————————————————————–
    or the same saints team that gave up 48 points to the bucs an their back QB at home

    ****************************************************************************************

    You say that like the Bucs were scrubs or something. As I recall, that backup QB threw for over 400 yards against Philly that next week. And with all due respect to Buffalo…Tampa Bay has way more talent on offense. Who did the Bills have against Minnesota? Ivory?

  38. Ravens and Panthers should be a great defensive battle. I think the winner of this game scores less than 20 points.

    Ravens 17
    Panthers 13

  39. if anyone thinks the browns will beat the steelers give me a thumbs up. if you think the steelers will destroy the clowns, give me a thumbs down.

    now let the fun and games begin holmes.

  40. Florio’s take: The home teams get back on track, at least for a week, as old friends Marvin Lewis and Dirk Koetter get together. (Maybe Marvin will hire Dirk next year.)
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    What’s the connection between Koetter & Lewis? I don’t think they ever coached together. Unless you’re thinking of Lovie Smith!! Lol

  41. wafflestomp says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    I wonder what the over/under will be for Barney fans still whining about a BountyGate that took place almost 10 years ago and almost nobody cares about anymore?
    /////////
    It’s easy being a Vikings fan. We don’t have to complain about anything because Packers fans tell us what we said, even when we didn’t say it.

    Anyway, give us a take on the game, not a made up complaint that didn’t happen.

    Vikings v. Saints will go into OT, and 20 points sure isn’t going to win it.

  42. purpleguy says:
    October 25, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    And I wonder what the over/under is on the number of times wafflestomp posts comments without actually continuing his obsession with the Vikings and Viking fans.. . . .

    ____________________________________

    It is remarkable for a fan base that claims they don’t care about the Vikings.

  43. NHPats says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm
    Saints at Vikings

    NHP’s take: This should be a fun one but since Kirk Cousins can’t beat teams with winning records this game goes to the Saints. Sorry Vikings fans.

    NHP’s pick: Saints 30, Vikings 28.

    ——————–

    NHP’s dumb logic where apparently football isn’t a team sport and only the QB plays the game apparently.

    Kirk could score touchdown for touchdown with Brees, but when another player fumbles it…it’s Kirk’s fault. Pathetic.

  44. streetyson says:
    October 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm
    The Buffalo Bills should have been renamed the Buffadil Dohs in honor of their fans.
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    You could name them the d’Ohs based on their performance over the last 25 years, but no one should say anything bad about the fans. They are one of the most loyal fan bases in any sport.

  45. Florio’s take: They’ll never admit it, but the Texans defense surely can’t wait for a chance to knock Brock Osweiler into the next decade.

    Gregg Williams burner account?

  46. The Packers are an OK team that could be great if all 53 decided to show up and play at the same time. I think this Sunday is that
    ——-
    It’s so very fun to see on here how so many Packers fans have not yet come to grips with the fact the Packer’s roster is
    garbage. Keep those lofty expectations of greatness coming

    Great line Florio about the Packers team being really ugly without Rodgers.

  47. Florio’s take: The home teams get back on track, at least for a week, as old friends Marvin Lewis and Dirk Koetter get together. (Maybe Marvin will hire Dirk next year.)
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    What’s the connection between Koetter & Lewis? I don’t think they ever coached together. Unless you’re thinking of Lovie Smith!! Lol
    —————————————————/————————-
    My understanding is that Koetter and Lewis played together in College and have remained close friends since

  48. NHPats says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm
    Saints at Vikings

    NHP’s take: This should be a fun one but since Kirk Cousins can’t beat teams with winning records this game goes to the Saints. Sorry Vikings fans.

    NHP’s pick: Saints 30, Vikings 28.
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    Sorry “NHP.” This is not how it works.

  49. flakeybiscuits says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    30-13 patriots!? You’re being wildly generous. This team is lucky if they can hold the patriots to under 50 points.

    -Bills fan
    ——————-
    “-Bills fan” as in Belichick.

  50. wafflestomp says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    I wonder what the over/under will be for Barney fans still whining about a BountyGate that took place almost 10 years ago and almost nobody cares about anymore?

    codylaws says:
    October 25, 2018 at 1:39 pm
    unless Payton put another bounty on the Vikings, saints lose.

    1 hour 58 minutes. I surely thought 30 min tops. It seems like the Heidi’s set an alarm for the Weekly Picks (and Power Rankings) just so they can post about how great their team is.

  51. I’m probably the only one glad Pats Bills is Monday night. On a Sunday afternoon, I’d never see it out of market.

  52. Remeber that movie that had the back and forth dialogue of “do you know how i know you’re gay?” Well, it’s this:

    “Patriots vs Bills on Monday Night Football? Ugh? Yawn!! Guess I’ll be watching Dancing with the Stars with my wife.”

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that (being gay)

  53. ajzinnecker says:
    October 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm
    NHPats says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm
    Saints at Vikings

    NHP’s take: This should be a fun one but since Kirk Cousins can’t beat teams with winning records this game goes to the Saints. Sorry Vikings fans.

    NHP’s pick: Saints 30, Vikings 28.

    ——————–

    NHP’s dumb logic where apparently football isn’t a team sport and only the QB plays the game apparently.

    Kirk could score touchdown for touchdown with Brees, but when another player fumbles it…it’s Kirk’s fault. Pathetic.
    ——————

    I am not laying blame….I just look at the data. And the data says when Cousins and his team play a team with a winning record Cousins and his team lose a vast majority of the time.

  54. It’s never too soon to predict the obvious.

    No matter who they play, the Rams are a one and done team in January.

    This week, Rams beat Packers by 30 points. Saints beat Vikes by a couple of points.

    With the NFCCG in NO this year, Saints fans will wonder how a 13 – 5 – 1 Vikings wild card team could breeze into NO and crush the 15 – 2 Saints with a big and easy win.

    Vinny the Fixer tells me the Chiefs will be favored in the SB, but he won’t tell me who wins.

  55. pokemonblow says:
    October 25, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    81TinaKane says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    dvdman123 says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    codylaws says:

    October 25, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Vikings vs Saints not even gonna be close. Kirk, Theilen and Diggs will torch those DBs all day long. It’s gonna be hard for Saints to catch up. Our offense is better. Watch.

    The same Vikings team that was crushed by the Bills and a rookie QB at home.
    ——————————————————————————–
    or the same saints team that gave up 48 points to the bucs an their back QB at home
    __________________________________________________________________
    Saints game was a one score game. Vikings lost by 3 TDs
    ————————————————————————————————–
    It was 48 to 24 in the 4th quarter before saints got a couple garbage time TDS, and still needed a TD and 2nd point Conversion just to Tie, technically two scores…………

  56. What in the world do you mean salty? And packer fans are notorious for staying how great the fan base is while criticizing every other fans, Vikings in particular, as constantly complaining and being optimistic about their team and then doing the exact same thing. Two faced!

  57. Florio’s take: They’ll never admit it, but the Texans defense surely can’t wait for a chance to knock Brock Osweiler into the next decade.
    ——————
    Remember what Clowney said about Brock: “He’s not here anymore, so I don’t really care for him.” Brock is in trouble! Dolphins too.

  58. Packer fans talking about Minnesota again?

    Guess the SKOL Patrol needs to pay some rent for the space in the Cheeseheads!

    SNF is a great match-up. Lets hope 345 Park Avenue doesn’t feel compelled to get involved in order to keep TV ratings where they want them.

  59. I am a Packers fan and have already decided it best to sit back and relax because it is going to be a disappointing season. Their offense is not performing as well as expected and their defense is flat out horrible. They would be lucky to make the playoffs winning shootouts, but the offense lost a step to the rest of the league this year. The defense is as bad as it has been for the past 5 or 6 years (actually worse IMO). I had high hopes, but those hopes went away quick during the first half of the Redskins game. Can’t get excited about this years team anymore. 8-7-1 would be good for what the team is putting on the field this season.

  60. NHPats says:
    October 25, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    ajzinnecker says:
    October 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm
    NHPats says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm
    Saints at Vikings

    NHP’s take: This should be a fun one but since Kirk Cousins can’t beat teams with winning records this game goes to the Saints. Sorry Vikings fans.

    NHP’s pick: Saints 30, Vikings 28.

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    NHP’s dumb logic where apparently football isn’t a team sport and only the QB plays the game apparently.

    Kirk could score touchdown for touchdown with Brees, but when another player fumbles it…it’s Kirk’s fault. Pathetic.
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    I am not laying blame….I just look at the data. And the data says when Cousins and his team play a team with a winning record Cousins and his team lose a vast majority of the time.
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    Are you aware that Cousins changed teams over the offseason? On his current team, he’s only lost one game out of two against teams with winning records, and that was by 7 points on the road on a short week to the best team in the NFL. The offense scored 31 so I don’t put a lot of blame on Cousins for that loss.

  61. tjacks7 says:
    October 25, 2018 at 1:02 pm
    I think Brees will take advantage of the young Vikings secondary

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    Strange take. Who exactly is young in the Vikings secondary aside from Holton Hill (who gets little to no defensive snaps per game? Alexander and Kearse have both been in the league 3 years and they’re the youngest players in the secondary that get meaningful snaps.

    I think he means young as compared to Drew Brees.

  62. Seems like a lot of people are expecting the Vikings to play like they did against the Bills in every game. They’ve played seven games, people. They didn’t play like they did against the Bills in any other game. If you’re counting on the outlier to be the norm, you’re going to be disappointed.

  63. As a Seahawk fan, I’m looking forward to seeing continued progression in the running game and overall game Planning by the new offensive coordinator.

    Someone was talking about the Denver and Chicago game but honestly the Seahawks lost that Denver game in Denver by three points and sea bass missed two field goal attempts in the first game of the season. In fact both of those games were winnable in the very first three games of the season in an entire new system without Doug Baldwin and a couple injuries on the offensive line.

    I really don’t know enough about the Detroit Lions to make a big prediction but I’m assuming that recent trade was to try to stop the running game of the Seahawks coming to town. One of the reasons anyway.

    I’m a hopeful Seahawks fan because I like having a relevant season unlike the one Richard Sherman and all 49er fans are having. Karma is a B Richard Sherman…enjoy the year being a nobody!

  64. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    October 25, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Seems like a lot of people are expecting the Vikings to play like they did against the Bills in every game. They’ve played seven games, people. They didn’t play like they did against the Bills in any other game. If you’re counting on the outlier to be the norm, you’re going to be disappointed.
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    Yes, but most of us are secure in the knowledge that the Vikings aren’t matching up against another rookie QB this weekend.
    And no amount of those lazy jumping jack cheers are going to change the outcome of this game.

  65. dryzzt23 says:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    Texans’ Watson is fragile and is a monumental bust just like his former ACC buddy Jameis Winston.

    Osweiler SHOULD look to light up the Texans.
    The Texans have NEVER put talent around their QB (Carr, Schaub, Osweiler, or Watson) and THAT is why they fail.
    But in Watsons’ case, he is THE most fragile QB in the NFL. So in his case, it is a combo of Watsons’ inability to stay healthy and the Texans terrible drafting of OFF players.
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    Total shocker… dryzz picked the white QB over the black one.

    And the Texans have never put talent around their QBs? You know absolutely nothing about the Texans then. Deandre Hopkins is possibly the best WR in the game right now. Andre Johnson before him is a HOFer in waiting. Arian Foster won a rushing title and was a beast around the goal line.

    Their O Line is very weak this year, I’ll give you that but in the Schaub era the Texans had a few years of having possibly the best O Line in football.

  66. “The only unanswered question for this one is whether the Booger mobile will get in the way of the flying dildos.“

    One more round of applause for the best one liner of the week.

  67. I think Rodgers will be fully recovered from his injury coming off the bye week. Packers 20 Rams 17

  68. As a Redskins fan, I really wish I believed “this is an easy one”.

    It’s just too often in recent history that we drop a game like this that we should definitely win. It feels like the culture is starting to change, with the Bama boys serving as a catalyst, but I don’t want to get my hopes too high.

  69. Chiefs fan here. I don’t know how either of you can pick the Chiefs to win by more than 1 score. Games in the AFC West usually come down to final possession, regardless of records. Yes, I see the Chiefs winning, but by 7 or less.

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