I’d like to apologize to our readers because I did not get our weekly picks posted last week. I was in Pittsburgh enjoying life, but don’t worry we’re back.
The fellas did send in their picks so let’s recap who did what. And one of my cousin’s just so happened to be our Week 4 Guest Picker. Unfortunately he doesn’t have social media, but it’s cool. He didn’t do shit anyway
- @itsablackguy: 11-4 (.733)
- @JDHD__: 9-6 (.600)
- @gio1time: 8-7 (.533)
- @ThaReggggg: 8-7 (.533)
- @OutDreamChasing: 7-8 (.466)
- Guest Picker: 6-9 (.400)
Let’s check out our updated season standings
Big thank you to this week’s guest picker @PlanetTyler. Real bright dude…unfortunately he’s a Chargers fan so not only is he an opp this week, he’s also a Charger’s fan.
Charger’s fan. That sucks.
Thursday Night Football
Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans
@itsablackguy: Colts; The Texans stink man. The Colts stink too, but somehow a 40 year old Matt Hasselbeck is the best QB on the field
@gio1time: Colts; Colts have to block. Win by a late field goal
@ThaReggggg: Colts; the Texans just don’t look good right now, heavy QB issues, high caliber D has been meh..
@OutDreamChasing: Texans; even though they suck right now the Colts will suck more minus Andrew Luck
@JDHD__: Texans; No Luck, putrid defense and a shaky offensive line should be just what Houston needs to get going
@PlanetTyler: Texans; With Luck possibly not playing I don’t see how Houston doesn’t have a field day with that terrible offensive line and Hassleback leading the charge.
Washington Redskins @ Atlanta Falcons
@itsablackguy: Redskins; The Redskins lead the NFL in time of possession and the Falcons are right behind them at #2. This going to be an ugly game, but I like the Redskins with the upset. Keep in mind the Redskins have he #2 ranked defense against the run
@gio1time: Falcons; Falcons are on fire andthe Redkins don’t have the fire power to keep up
@ThaReggggg: Falcons; Matt Ryan and Julio Jones continue to go nuts…Kirk Cousins throws for 300 2TD but 2 picks.
@OutDreamChasing: Falcons; Something inside of me keeps telling me to pick the Redskins but I will ignore it and pick the Falcons to move to 5-0. I know the redskins will has success running the ball but I don’t think it will be enough Devonte Freeman has another big game.
Match Up of the Game: Vic Beasley vs Trent Williams
@JDHD__: Falcons over Redskins: Falcons are HOT to start the season and they don’t lose in the A often
@PlanetTyler: Falcons; The Atlanta Falcons are good at football? Or are they just beating the teams they’re supposed to? Doesn’t matter. A win is a win. Freeman, Ryan, and Julio are on fire this year and Washington won’t stop them.
Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens
@itsablackguy: Ravens; Ravens have a good shot to get back on track this week and Justin Forsett should be able to follow up on a terrific week 4 performance vs the Steelers
@gio1time: Ravens; Getting the running game going is key for this team
@ThaReggggg: Ravens; the Browns never win in Baltimore, plus McCown is starting.
@OutDreamChasing: Ravens; riding the high of that emotional victory in Pittsburg that continue that momentum against another divisional foe in the Browns
@JDHD__: Browns; The Ravens aren’t very good this season on either side of the ball. McCown will manage the game and Travis Benjamin will make a splash play to give CLE the edge
@PlanetTyler: Ravens; Fresh off a close game victory against a division rival Baltimore is looking to go 2-3. With the better QB being benched in Cleveland I expect Flacco to have a field day against this bad secondary.
Seattle Seahawks @ Cincinnati Bengals
@itsablackguy: Bengals; The Bengals are on fire right now and their red headed QB has a lot to do with that.
@gio1time: Bengals; Cincy is hot and the Seahawks need to figure things out offensively
@ThaReggggg: Seahawks; We’re overdue for an Andy Dalton collapse
@OutDreamChasing: Bengals; The Seahawks offense has been a disappointment so far this year I think they miss Max Unger more than that need Jimmy Graham.
@JDHD__: Seahawks; I said bad Andy would show up last week and he made me look like an ass. It’ll happen this week vs a stingy SEA defense
@PlanetTyler: Bengals; Man, this Seattle team is disappointing the hell out of me. Piss poor offensive line, Graham still being asked to block. Recipe for disaster against a Bengals team that seems to know what it’s doing.
St. Louis Rams @ Green Bay Packers
@itsablackguy: Rams; This just seems like one of those games the Rams win. Don’t worry…they’ll lose to a shitty team to make up for winning this one
@gio1time: Packers; Rodgers is playing at an MVP level
@ThaReggggg: Packers; Rams aren’t bad and will keep it close but Rodgers is too good
@OutDreamChasing: Packers; I’m not picking against Aaron Rodgers while he’s on this tear, he’s playing out of his mind but the Rams usually show up in games like this I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they pull of the upset
Match Up of the Game: Aaron Rodgers hard count vs the Rams front 4
@JDHD__: Packers; It’ll be a closer game than most think but Mr. Rodgers pulls it off. Rams d-line will cause problems
@PlanetTyler: Packers; Aaron Rodgers. I need not go any further.
Chicago Bears @ Kansas City Chiefs
@itsablackguy: Chiefs; Chiefs have the opportunity to beat up on a crappy opponent so they’ll look great tomorrow
@gio1time: Chiefs; KC the better team and should bounce back after two bad losses
@ThaReggggg: Bears; The Chiefs have to win this game….but I’m going with the short staffed Bears
@OutDreamChasing: Chiefs; although Jay Cutler looked impressive last week this Chiefs team is better than the Raiders though I think this game will be really close John Fox has this team heading in the right direction
Match Up of the Game: Travis Kelce and Jamal Charles vs Bears LBs
@JDHD__: Chiefs; Bears defense isn’t good and I think Jay Cutler will give the ball away multiple times
@PlanetTyler: Chiefs; Honest to god I hate KC. Seeing their secondary decimated makes me a shed a tear knowing my team probably won’t have to play them healthy. But they aren’t enough to lose to this Chicago team trading players away for tangled headphones.
New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles
@itsablackguy: Eagles; Defense is going to win them this one
@gio1time: Eagles; can’t start 0-2 at home
@ThaReggggg: Eagles; home team wins the shootout
@OutDreamChasing: Saints; The saints have one of the best run defenses in the league and if they are able to shut down Murray and Matthews I don’t think the Eagles WRs can constantly win there one on one matchups.
Match Up of the Game: Darren Sproles vs Saints LBs
@JDHD__: Saints; Eagles are dysfunctional on both sides of the ball. Saints offense showed signs on Sunday night and I think Brees starts to get into a rhythm
@PlanetTyler: Eagles; at some point this Eagles team will HAVE to click and be a force to be reckoned with…until then you’re looking at a hot dumpster filled with talent. Saints defense is awful, even Bradford should fair well against it.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
@itsablackguy: Buccaneers; This is going to be a good game for Jameis to show off.
@gio1time: Jaguars; Even matchup
@ThaReggggg: Jaguars; Allen Hurns goes for 3 tds, Winston throws a TD to the other team.
@OutDreamChasing: Jaguars; Tampa has been one of the worst teams in the league this year and I expect them to continue that trend by losing to a while underperforming but overall pretty talent Jaguars team
Match Up of the Game: Jaguars LB’s vs Doug Martin
@JDHD__: Jaguars; Jameis has been a turnover machine to this point and I don’t think that changes this week. Yeldon will run well against the Bucs front 7
@PlanetTyler: Uhh…Bucs? Oh yeah man…this is the game of the week. And by that I mean it’s gonna be ugly and difficult to watch. Julius Thomas’s return sadly will be in a lose and I’m not quite sure how. Probably a pick 6 tip drill in the end zone because ya know…football.
Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans
@itsablackguy: Bills; Bills play great every other week and it just so happens to be that week
@gio1time: Bills; Bills should dominate this Titans team
@ThaReggggg: Titans; I’m probably going to regret this.
@OutDreamChasing: Bills – That defense is built to prey on rookie QBs look for Rex to come after Mariota
Match Up of the Game: Rex exotic looks vs Mariota
@JDHD__: Bills; Bills defense will give Mariota and the Titans offense some problems
@PlanetTyler: Bills; Defense. Defense. Defense. This Bills defensive unit will be looking to bounce back after an awful showing against the Giants.
Arizona Cardinals @ Detroit Lions
@itsablackguy: Cardinals; Despite getting Levy back, the Lions are taking two blows on the defensive line. This is going to be a blowout.
@gio1time: Cardinals; Lions run game is the worst in the league, against a defense like the Cards you need to run the football and pound it for 60 mins they havent shown that they can do that.
@ThaReggggg: Lions; gut feeling. Stafford finally has a day and gets the Lions offense rolling, they put up 4TDs on offense.
@OutDreamChasing: Cardinals – I except them to come out with a chip on their shoulder after losing last week and put up some points on Match Up of the Game: this Lions defense despite the return of Deandre Levy im going over 28.
Match Up of the Game: Jerraud Powers vs Golden Tate
@JDHD__: Lions; I refuse to believe the Lions will go 5 games without winning one. They’re getting desperate
@PlanetTyler: Lions; this is my upset pick of the week. Lions held together against Seattle and were a botched call a way from scoring their first win. If they come out playing as well as they finished last week, look for them to beat AZ.
New England Patriots @ Dallas Cowboys
@itsablackguy: Patriots; I almost picked the Cowboys…I think their defense makes this a game. But the Patriots are just hitting it right now.
@gio1time: Patriots; If the Cowboys were healthy I would pick them, but they aren’t. Brady is on a roll right now.
@ThaReggggg: Patriots; Even if the Cowboys were healthy I’d have them losing this game, honestly.
@OutDreamChasing: Patriots- Tom Brady lives for games like this and will not be out dueled by Brandon Weeden, the Patriots throttle the cowboys on national tv and continue their deflate gate tour.
Match Up of the Game: Sean Lee Rolando McClain vs Rob Gronkowski
@JDHD__: Patriots; I shouldn’t have to explain this
@PlanetTyler: Patriots; No Romo. No Dez. Defense made of hot butter. Brady is going to have a field day bullying Dem Boyz.
Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders
@itsablackguy: Broncos; The Raiders have been an exciting, fun team. But let’s be real here. This game will be close for awhile then the defense force’s Derek Carr into a big mistake
@gio1time: Raiders; fuck it why not I like this Raiders team, I hope Charles Woodson get the game winning pick on Manning
@ThaReggggg: Raiders; Oaklands putting it together this year, play away from 3-1, Broncos couple more plays away from 3-1, honestly 2-2(Chiefs) but I like the new Raiders at home. The pass D just has to hold up.
@OutDreamChasing: Broncos; This #1 defense will be too much for Derek Carr and co. look for Kubiak to try and get his running game going against the Raiders front.
Match Up of the Game: Donald Penn vs DeMarcus Ware
@JDHD__: Broncos; Broncos defense is extremely stingy and Peyton Manning will play better than he did against the Vikings
@PlanetTyler: Broncos; Peyton Manning doesn’t even have a neck but that doesn’t matter. Denver is winning games off of clutch defensive plays. Look for that trend to continue against a surprisingly decent Oakland team.
Sunday Night Football
San Francisco 49ers @ New York Giants
@itsablackguy: Giants; Despite their shitty secondary, the Giants have the best run defense in the NFL. If the Giants go up early the game is over
@gio1time: 49ers; I want to see this team make Eli uncomfortable
@ThaReggggg: Giants; Manning throws for 3, no picks. Lights up Niners D
@OutDreamChasing: Giants- The Giants have the best statistical run defense in the league and that’s all you need to beat the 49ers Kapernick has been awful as of late. Look for the giants to stack the box with rookie safety Landon Collins to stop Carlos Hyde.
Match Up of the Game: Johnathan Hankins vs Alex Boone
@JDHD__: Giants over the 49ers: I’m not sure Colin Kaepernick isn’t the worst QB in football right now. Eli quietly fuckin shit up and the 49ers have nobody to keep OBJ in check
@PlanetTyler: Giants; I hate both of these teams and honestly hope a gaping pit opens up and swallows both franchises whole. Seriously. Fuck you Eli.
Monday Night Football
Pittsburgh Steelers @ San Diego Chargers
@itsablackguy: Steelers; We should see a heavy dose of Bell this game since the Chargers defense ranks near the bottom of the league against the run
@gio1time: Chargers; key players return this week but the Chargers love to sneak teams
@ThaReggggg: Steelers, D holds up. too many offensive weapons for Chargers. Steelers make some field goals this week. *please*
@OutDreamChasing: Steelers- I expect Todd Haley to not be a dumbass this week and give Bell 25+ touches this week if does that a Vick manages the game while making a few plays he should be able win them this game after blowing one last Thursday night.
Match Up of the Game: Keenan Allen vs Antonio Brown
(I know they wont be on the field at the same time but I think whichever one dominates their matchuo will put their team in the best position to win)
@JDHD__: Steelers over Chargers: Todd Haley has had 10 days to prepare Vick for this MNF matchup with the Chargers. Rivers gets Antonio Gates back so their offense should improve. It’ll be beautiful weather for a shootout in San Diego. Yup, I’m a homer.
@PlanetTyler: Charger; okay. I’m a chargers fan. I’m biased. San Diego probably won’t be able to contain either Bell or Brown, but I have a lot more faith in Rivers then I do Vick.