FanIQ GameDay Live: Week 9
On to today's schedule, and frankly, it blows on paper. There is not a single matchup today of two teams with a winning record, and the closest game to that involves the Jets. I'm giving this entire set of games the "Woof" designation. That's impressive considering the Jags are on bye. Prove me wrong teams. Prove me wrong.
Kansas City at Buffalo
Mike: Kansas City isn't as good as their record and Buffalo is competitive. Buffalo.
Eric: The Bills would be much more interesting if Manuel was healthy. In that case, I'd probably pick them too. However, the Bills are starting either Jeff Tuel or Matt Flynn. That decision has probably been made by the time you read this, but does it really matter? The Chiefs win and become the luckiest 9-0 team ever.
Minnesota at Dallas
Mike: Dez Bryant haters suck. Dallas by 10+.
Eric: Also sucking? Most Vikings not named Adrian Peterson. Dallas.
Tennessee at St. Louis
Mike: Both teams look good at times, but Tennessee wins as AFC wins all AFC/NFC battles.
Eric: *thinks about who to pick for this game* *falls asleep*
New Orleans at N.Y. Jets
Mike: New Orleans is just better. Geno Smith struggles after Jets go down big early.
Eric: Last week should have answered the question on how the Jets do against good teams they don't see twice a year. Saints easy.
San Diego at Washington
Mike: RGIII is starting to look better, but not as good enough. San Diego.
Eric: Tell that to the Washington fans. The RGIII backlash is happening in full force, as if he's even in the top 5 reasons they're 2-5 (the defense is the entire top 5, 10, and probably 20). To them, he is RG-Me for reasons are vague and confusing. It's sickening really. That said, I'm still picking Washington, maybe because I want a week without this crap.
Atlanta at Carolina
Mike: Can't say I'm surprised by Atlanta's regression, but injuries aren't helping either. Carolina.
Eric: Panthers. Let's just move on.
Philadelphia at Oakland
Mike: Oakland is better, but going with I think Nick Foles leads an upset. Philly.
Eric: I'm still hoping Chip Kelly finds a way to make this offense go, because traditionalists being proved wrong makes me happy. That will probably have to wait until next year. Oakland wins because they hit 10 first.
Tampa Bay at Seattle
Mike: Tampa's schedule is rough and time to wonder if they go 0-16. Seattle.
Eric: The big question surrounding this game is after the Bucs lose by 20+, will Schiano be fired before getting on the plane a la Lane Kiffin?
Baltimore at Cleveland
Mike: I miss the Hoyer days. Cleveland was sort of fun then. Baltimore beats hopeless Cleveland.
Eric: I'm not so sure Cleveland doesn't win anyway. *someone whispers in my ear* Wait, Jason Campbell is the quarterback, purple monkey dishwasher? Never mind.
Pittsburgh at New England
Mike: Biggest storyline is if we get two straight weeks of Pounceys being served papers. New England wins.
Eric: This is the big late game? I know when I'm going to the grocery store tomorrow! (Pick: Patriots)
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Indianapolis at Houston
Mike: A big game when the season started. Not so much now. Indy squeaks out a closer than expected game.
Eric: Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Part of me really wants to pick Houston, but as you can tell by other picks, I do not have the stones to do that. Colts.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BONUS
Chicago at Green Bay
Mike: The Aaron Rodgers/Daaaa Bears State Farm ads will be even more unbearable. Packers pull away in the second half to a fairly easy win.
Eric: I saw that commercial for the first time last night. I'm officially tired of Aaron Rodgers State Farm commercials. It will be close because that's how these two teams are, but the Packers will win.
Thanks Mike for your input. Q it up here throughout Week 9.