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Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway: Week 6 Preview

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Week 6 already!  Wow this season is going by quickly.  Last week was quite possibly one of the craziest weeks I have ever seen in the NFL.  Can you believe Oakland beat San Diego and the Cardinals beat the defending Super Bowl champion Saints?  Only one person in the Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway picked each correctly; and neither had both.  What’s even more surprising is “scottlaw97” had one of the best weeks yet this season going 11-3.  I think there were six or seven upsets last week which made for some ugly picks (including mine).

As we get deeper into the season we start learning a bit more about each team.  You would think it would make for better picks but the NFL is a funny league.  Sometimes the more you think you know about a team actually hurts you.   With so many injuries this year, especially at the quarterback position, it’s hard to pick who will win.

Week 6 looks like an exciting week with two special games that I would like to highlight.  Hopefully Michael Vick will be healthy enough to play for the Eagles this week against his old team the Atlanta Falcons.  He has been recovering from a shoulder injury.  The second game I am calling the “panic button bowl” between two “good” teams who are both 1-3: Cowboys at Vikings.  The loser of that game is going to have an extremely tough time coming back to make the playoffs.

The Philadelphia Eagles are hosting the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday.  Besides the obvious back story of Vick playing against his old team, this game should prove eventful.  The Falcons look like they have emerged as the favorite to win the NFC so far, however, if they falter this weekend, both the Eagles and Falcons will be 4-2.  It should also be noted that the Falcons are lucky to have 4 wins after a missed field goal to win the game by the Saints.  If the Eagles win they will be the favorites.  But I don’t expect the Eagles to win.  They have been extremely inconsistent all year and quarterback changes every week don’t help.  The Falcons have a great running attack that should take advantage of an inexperienced defense.  Falcons win this one on the road.

The “panic button bowl” is an afternoon game that may just play out as the first playoff game of the year.  Of course there are still 10 weeks left but the chances of making the playoffs after starting 1-4 are slim.  In fact, the odds average out to one 1-4 team making the playoffs every five years.  So it is almost safe to say the loser isn’t going far this year.  Interestingly enough, I don’t think either team will make the playoffs.  They both play in very tough divisions and it would take too many good things to come together.  At any rate, I am going to take the Vikings.  I have been saying since the preseason that the Cowboys are overrated and I am going to stick with that prediction.  The Vikings will use Adrian Peterson to control the clock and with another week of practice Randy Moss should be a factor.  Vikings at home.

I hope everyone is still enjoying the pool with no problems.  Remember to try to get your picks in by Saturday at the latest.  You are allowed to make your picks all the way up until Sunday at game time but I think it’s a good idea to leave room for any unforeseen problems.  That way I can call Alan and work on the problem.  Remember to tell everyone you know about the Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway and good luck!  Below are the rest of my picks for week 6.

Falcons at Eagles:  review above
Browns at Steelers:  this is a no-brainer right?
Seahawks at Bears:  Cutler is back and the Seahawks are awful on the road
Lions at Giants:  G-men will win this for 3 in a row
Ravens at Patriots:  Patriots win assuming their offense doesn’t sputter without moss
Chargers at Rams:  The inevitable future return of Vincent Jackson should spark a desperate team on the road
Dolphins at Packers:  I don’t want to pick this game until I know if Aaron Rogers is playing or not
Saints at Buccaneers:  Every year for the last four years the last place team has won the division the next.  I like the trend.
Chiefs at Texans:  I think the Texans are a playoff team.  If so they have to win this at home
Jets at Broncos:  After an emotional MNF win against Favre the Jets will have a letdown in Denver
Raiders at 49ers:  From 0-5 to division champs?  I think so.
Cowboys at Vikings:  review above
Colts at Redskins:  Peyton Manning.  Enough said
Titans at Jaguars:  Jags are much worse than their 3-2 record represents

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Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway: Week 5 Preview

 

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Welcome back everyone to another week in the NFL and another week for the “Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway“.  Week 4 proved to be the closest in our contest so far.  Four people tied for first with a 10-4 record.  The final total score in the Monday Night Football game was the deciding factor and Boston Waterboy won the prize.

As a Patriots fan myself I can’t say I am too upset about my prediction last week.  I had the Dolphins beating the Patriots on Monday Night Football.  Oops.  Overall I was 8-6 which is respectable; although if you followed my pics you were two games behind the winner.

Is it just me or does week 5 in the NFL seem like boring week?  It doesn’t seem there are too many good games; although I may just be saying that because both the Patriots and Dolphins have byes.  There are two games, however, that do stand out.  The first is the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs vising the 2-2 Indianapolis Colts, which before the season would not even get a second look.  The second, of course, is on Monday night.  Randy Moss and the Minnesota Vikings are visiting the New York Jets.  Yes I said Randy Moss is back on the Vikings!

Let’s talk about the Chiefs at Colts first.  I do not think anyone had the Chiefs being the last undefeated team in the league.  I mean how could you?  Especially with the way they finished the season last year.  But they have been playing incredible defense and special teams along with a productive offense.  Also, the reuniting of Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel has proven to work once again.  As you may or may not know, Weis and Crennel were the offensive and defensive coordinator in the early 2000’s for the New England Patriots.  On the other side of the field you have a prolific offense with arguably the best quarterback in the league, Peyton Manning.  And although the Colts are only 2-2 they have had no problem scoring points.  The emergence of Austin Collie, who is 3rd the league in receiving yards, gives Manning yet another option to throw to after Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark.  Since the Colts are at home I have to assume Manning will carve up yet another formidable defense on his way to a 3-2 record.  We all know Manning and the Colts can score points, even against the best defense.  I’ll take the Colts to win this one at home.

Now as for Moss and the Vikings.  An abrupt trade by the Patriots sends Randy Moss to the Vikings for a 3rd round pick in next years draft.  Brett Favre and the Vikings (1-2) have been in dire need of a big play receiver throughout their first three games and I think they found their man.  Moss takes Adrian Peterson, Brett Favre and that offense to an entire new level.  The intriguing thing about their match up Monday night with the Jets is that Moss just played the Jets in week 2.  You all probably remember the one handed touchdown catch against Darrell Revis.  The Jets have won three straight after losing their opener to the Baltimore Ravens and they look like the team that was favored for the Super Bowl before the season.  Their offense, with Mark Sanchez leading the team, is clicking on all cylinders.  LaDainian Tomlinson looks like he did 5 years ago and they are getting Santonio Homes, their big play receiver, back from a 4 game suspension.  I thought a lot about this pick and I am going with the Jets.  Four days is not enough to learn the Vikings offense so I do not think Moss will be a huge factor in this one.  I’ll take the Jets at home in a low scoring affair.

Rest of my picks:

Jaguars at Bills:  After a huge win against Indy, Jags freeze up in Buffalo
Buccaneers at Bengals:  Last week was TO over 200 yards, this week is OchoCinco’s turn
Falcons at Browns:  This game will be closer than you think, both will run the ball with ease
Rams at Lions:  Mark it down – Most exciting game of week 5, no joke.
Chiefs at Colts:  Review above
Packers at Redskins:  After a big win the Redskins let up against Rodgers and Co.
Bears at Panthers:  Can the Bears really start 4-1?  Wow.
Broncos at Ravens:  Ray Rice.  Hello!  Where are you??
Giants at Texans:  Andre Johnson should be back and ready for a big day.
Saints at Cardinals:  I wonder if the Cardinals regret releasing Matt Leinhart
Titans at Cowboys:  This game might set the record for most penalties
Chargers at Raiders:  The Bolts look ready to make a big run
Eagles at 49ers:  I keep picking San Fran.  Don’t let me down!
Vikings at Jets:  If this game was in 2 weeks I’d take the Vikings, but it’s not.

Good luck in week 5!  If you haven’t signed up our FREE Sports Watch Weekly Giveaway yet, click here.  Tell everyone you know to sign up and take advantage of a great opportunity to win a stylish sports watch.

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