Last week was another great week! I didn’t beat 11-4, but I maintained four losses, going 10-4. In the last two weeks I have gone from 26-22 to 47-30. That means I’ve gone 21-8 in the last two weeks. Lets not jinx it, (knock on wood), but gong 14-0 this week, I’ll be 61-30!!!!
Lock Of The Week
Broncos, 45, Browns, 31
This week, the Denver offense is just so unstoppable, they have to win. Considering the banged-up Browns D, I could see C.J. Anderson coming back out of his slump this week for a couple TDs. It should be even easier for receivers and tight ends, considering the fact that Joe Haden has been ruled out. The have stars DeMaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, and Owen Daniels is seeing improvement from last year. That leaves the Browns with Justin Gilbert as their best corner, guarding Thomas, and leaving Sanders open for majority of the game. Karlos Dansby and Carlos Dunlap will be on Anderson and Hillman, so Owen Daniels may also see plenty of action. The point is, it’ll be difficult to shut down this offense.
However, the Browns offense could be a pleasant surprise. They can’t do enough to outlast Manning’s unstoppable bunch, but enough for this to be a slugfest rather than a blowout. With DeMarcus Ware out, the Broncos will be left with just Von Miller and Brandon Marshall at linebacker. That’ll be enough to keep both starter Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson covered. But expect Robert Turbin to dominate. With Ware ruled out, there’s an open window for Turbin to score. And at receiver, only Dwayne Bowe can be guarded by star corner Aqib Talib, and the rest of the secondary isn’t great. Guys like Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins, Travis Benjamin, Gary Barnidge and Rob Housler. So, the Browns offense will do very well, but unlike the Broncos, it won’t be true domination, and it won’t be enough to beat Denver in this lock match-up.
Notable Locks: Packers over Chargers, Jets over Redskins, Eagles over Giants
Upset of The Week
49ers, 34, Ravens, 27
The Ravens have looked like a nightmare this season, and although the 49ers have fallen apart and have no base, they’ll have enough willpower and growing strength to pull of the upset of the nightmare Ravens. The Niners can take advantage of the weak Ravens secondary and go heavy on the pass. Anquan Boldin will be covered, but that just means more receptions for Torrey Smith, and tight ends Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald and Garrett Celek. So, the Niners offense is in better condition. However, linebackers Elvis Dumervil and C.J. Mosley and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan should be enough to stop Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush and Mike Davis or Jarryd Hayne. So, Colin Kaepernick will rely on his passing game.
Meanwhile, even against the weak 49ers defense, the Ravens are banged up. They could be without Steve Smith, Breshad Perriman, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Crockett Gillmore. So, the can only rely on Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen, Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown and Maxx Williams. Dennis Pitta also remains hurt. Despite the easy defense, it’s hard to score when you have no weapons you can score with. Well, they have some, but still it’s not enough to beat out the improving 49ers as well. So, the 49ers could pull it off, even after the most dreadful off season in ages.
Upset Notables: Bills over Bengals, Saints over Falcons, Texans over Jaguars, Dolphins over Titans, Steelers over Cardinals
Patriots, 34, Colts, 31
Dolphins, 24, Titans, 10
Jets, 24, Redskins, 10
Bills, 31, Bengals, 20
Steelers, 38, Cardinals, 34
Texans, 37, Jaguars, 34
Vikings, 27, Chiefs, 13
Packers, 28, Chargers, 23
Eagles, 34, Giants, 31
Saints, 33, Falcons, 17
Lions, 34, Bears 17
Team of The Week
- This team’s coach got fired in the off season
- This team made some very old off season
- This team hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2009
- One of their 2014 receivers followed the coach to his new team.
- This team has less than 25 wins over the last three years.
What team is this? Guess in comments.
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