FanIQ Live Week 6 NFL Game Thread

FanIQ GameDay Live: Week 6

10/13/13 in NFL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - FanIQ Live Week 6 NFL Game ThreadHappy Sunday everyone and welcome to FanIQ GameDay Live for Week 6. Joining me today is Sharp Square, aka Sid. Sid is our resident Cajun, which is fitting, since the best game on paper today involves his Saints. Without further ado, let's get going.

EARLY GAMES

Oakland at Kansas City

Sid: Oakland off a win (yes I know, how often can we say that) head out to the land of the Chiefs this week. Oakland won the turnover battle last week, which was a big part of their success, but that is unlikely to happen again on road this week in KC. I think they play okay here for a couple quarters and keep it respectable before the Chiefs pull away in second half and win this one by a couple TD's.

Eric: If the Raiders would at home, I might have the guts to pick the upset, since apparently Terrell Pryor doesn't suck. Thus, Chiefs to somehow remain undefeated, even though I can't imagine them keeping it up much longer.

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay

Sid: Who knows what to expect from either of these teams from week to week. The Bucs are this season's NFL soap opera team and are just a mess. Chip's Eagles a few weeks into his highly touted league changing super offense have been well underwhelming to say the least. Going to side with Eagles here by default as a mutiny in Tampa Bay against coach Schiano is very likely in the works. Eagles by 4.

Eric: Just when we thought the Bucs couldn't be enough of a disaster, MRSA comes back! Nick Foles or not, Chip Kelly growing pains or not (he needs the right personnel first, and I doubt Reid left him much), Eagles should win. The Bucs players are too busy making sure their flesh isn't being eaten.

Green Bay at Baltimore

Sid: Ravens have won 3 games but hard to say they have looked good in any of them. We all know Packers have the weapons to score on this Ravens D, but the game probably comes down to the Packers front 7 on D vs Rice and a couple turnovers. Road wins are tough to come by in Baltimore but Packers win a close one here by a couple FG's.

Eric: The Ravens have been a bipolar team so far, while the Packers for some reason have forgotten to finish drives. As a homer, I'm required to pick Green Bay and hope that was a one week aberration.

Detroit at Cleveland

Sid: The Lions have been suspect at best on the road and took a solid beat down last week at hands of the Packers only scoring 9 points. But with injury to Browns QB Hoyer last week they find themselves back in hands of previously benched Brandon Weeden, who managed to come off bench to lead them to a win against the Bills. Lack of a running game and the inconsistency of Weeden seems like a risky proposition this week and likely keys to a Lions road win. Lions by 6.

Eric: This would've been a much trickier pick if Brian Hoyer weren't hurt (I'll take "Things I Never Thought I'd Say" for $1000, Alex). However, that plus Calvin Johnson being back means the Lions are the pick.

Carolina at Minnesota

Sid: I wouldn't get behind Cam Newton unless I was pushing him down some stairs. So that alone leaves me taking the Vikes at home in this match up. Adrian Peterson off a big game in London looks to have found his groove and should carry the load for the Vikes in what may end up being a fairly ugly football game. Vikes by 7.

Eric: Sid wrote this before the tragic death of Adrian Peterson's son. Condolences to him and his family. (Pick: Vikings)

St. Louis at Houston

Sid: This Texans team needs a win in a real bad way and along come the Rams. Schaub has been the opposition's best player the last couple weeks and coach Kubiak has looked as lost as ever. So a home game against the Rams may be just what the doctor ordered. St Louis has shown some improvement but are set up here to get an all out effort from a Houston team being torn apart in the media. Texans by 17.

Eric: Oh, Rams. One week after finally looking like a real team against Jacksonville, you get make the Texans feel better about themselves. Either that, or Matt Schaub is irrevocably broken. One or the other.

Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets

Sid: Oh those J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets. Coming off a big win against the injury riddled Falcons, are riding high, and now get the struggling Steelers at home. The Steelers can't seem to do much of anything right this season as they deal with injuries and sub-par play in just about every part of the game. Seems like a mismatch of teams moving in different directions but c'mon this is still the NY Jets. The winless Steelers come into NY and bring the high flying Jets back down to earth. Steelers by 7.

Eric: Apparently the Jets played well Monday night. I didn't watch, as I was watching something weird and foreign called "playoff baseball." As much as I'm enjoying the Steelers fail, I still consider them impossible to kill cockroaches, so they'll find a way to win. Also, woof.

Cincinnati at Buffalo

Sid: Bills will be without starting QB EJ Manuel this week because of injury and have tabbed Thad Lewis to start in his place. Bengals are tough on defense and although I am not a fan of QB Andy Dalton and think the Bengals offense is an underachieving unit, but coupled with that stingy defense they are too much for the Bills this week. Bengals by 10.

Eric: Yeah, the Bengals offense is pretty ugly, but so will the Bills offense under Thad Lewis, so Cincinnati is the pick.

LATE GAMES

Tennessee at Seattle

Sid: The Seahawks are not gonna be a happy group coming off a road loss last week at the hands of the Colts. Seattle is one of the toughest places to play a road game in the NFL and the Fitzpatrick lead Titans have just too much to overcome this week. Seahawks rebound at home and win by a couple TD's.

Eric: Ryan Fitzpatrick in Seattle, or as the Seahawks front seven calls it, a late lunch.

Jacksonville at Denver

Sid: We keep hearing people say the Broncos offense looks like a video game this season and now enter Jacksonville. This is not going to be pretty for the Jags who may wish they were simply playing Madden. We all know Denver can pretty much pick a score in this one. Lets say Broncos by 24.

Eric: WARNING- The contents of this game are not safe for children, pregnant women, the elderly, or anyone with a significant medical condition.

Arizona at San Francisco

Sid: I am not a fan of the Niners and would like to pick against them here but a Palmer lead Cardinals team won't get the job done on the road. So I won't even try and find a way to convince myself or you the Cards can pull it off and waste our time. Niners by 17.

Eric: Niners. Whatever.

New England at New Orleans

Sid: CoC completely denies me the opportunity to voice my real opinion of the Patriots. I know we have to lose a game sooner or later. I just hope its later. Will be another test for the Saints rebuilding defense on the road and playing outside in the elements have given Saints problems in the past. Still think the Saints win by a TD. (I hope we knock the head off that **** ******* **** Brady)

Eric: Given the directions these teams are going, the Saints would be the easy pick. However, so many people are all over the Saints right now, I'll a little wary. However again, I'm dealing with an angry Cajun over here, and I don't want any trouble. Give me the Saints, and don't hurt me please.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Washington at Dallas

Sid: The Romo once again has to bounce back from another late game turnover that cost his team a chance at a win. But hell he has done it so much now its becoming second nature and he doesn't skip a beat anymore. Skins and RG3 really needed the bye week to try and get things together and I think he plays his best game of season this week. But I still don't think its enough to win in Dallas. Cowboys by 4.

Eric: I'll be watching Game 2 of the ALCS. Dallas, and me dreading whatever the aftermath is from here in DC.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BONUS

Indianapolis at San Diego

Sid: The 4-1 Colts coming off a big win against the Seahawks are with out a doubt on a high and get to travel to lovely San Diego this week. Seems like a nice match up for the Colts as the Bolts lost to the Raiders of all teams last week turning the ball over at an alarming rate. But things are never as easy as they seem in the NFL and road games are always a challenge. Rivers and the Chargers bounce back to stun the up and coming Colts. Chargers by 7.

Eric: Uh, Colts, I guess. Rivers usually fails spectacularly on Monday night.

Thank you Sid for your input. Q it up here throughout Week 6.
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10/13/13   |   Scott   |   51764 respect

I bet 1 million Q bucks that Dwayne Harris will be named NFC special teams player of the week

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

RIP my twitter feed, which for the next few minutes is going to be mostly DC Sports Bog RT'ing angry people.

10/13/13   |   JenX63   |   32334 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
No ma'am, it is not! Good to see him getting his legs back.

heart

10/13/13   |   HouTxFan   |   4997 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Is it lame I got excited seeing griffin run?

No ma'am, it is not! Good to see him getting his legs back.

10/13/13   |   JenX63   |   32334 respect

Is it lame I got excited seeing griffin run?

10/13/13   |   JenX63   |   32334 respect

Let"s go REDSKINS!!
 

10/13/13   |   HouTxFan   |   4997 respect

JenX63 wrote:

Thanks Jen...needed that.  heart

10/13/13   |   marcus_nyce   |   26841 respect

The pre-2 minute warning 3 rd down pass to Colston (stopping the clock!!!!!!) lost that game gor my Saints. Brutal.

10/13/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   20919 respect

That Saints-Pats game was one hell of a game!  Never underestimate Tom Brady when it comes to clutch time!  The Saints thought they had the game won but they left enough time for Brady to attempt a go-ahead touchdown!

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

How the hell did the Patriots pull that out?

10/13/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7307 respect



Ouch.

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

So, the Jaguars haven't gone away yet. Just saying..

10/13/13   |   JenX63   |   32334 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Yep - I'm sad, but it's time...

10/13/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

I know Terrelle Pryor is a local guy and all, but I LOL'd at his sacks and the false start that led to a 3rd and 48 for the Raiders at Arrowhead.

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Peyton Manning pick-six against the Jags! Peyton Manning pick-six against the Jags!

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I'm not up to recapping the early games, but I did post Weeden's pick, because well, look at it.

10/13/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Manning coming out????

10/13/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Jags not trying.. Seahawks not playing very good ....

10/13/13   |   Scott   |   51764 respect

Bengals win in overtime.  Road teams win 7 of the 8 early games

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I will never stop watching this.

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I got to pee and the Packers are giving up bombs on 4th and 21 and then a touchdown. Argh.

10/13/13   |   HouTxFan   |   4997 respect

Scott wrote:
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that there is some cheering coming from the fans with Schaub down with an injury

After the treatment Schaub has gotten the last few weeks, I'm not surprised, but I am disappointed.  Had hope that our fans would have more class than that.

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

There was the Brandon Weeden we all know. That interception defies description and logic.

10/13/13   |   HouTxFan   |   4997 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Well, they've clearly quit. Changes have to be made. Sorry, Ma.

Yep - I'm sad, but it's time...

10/13/13   |   kobe_lova   |   60986 respect

Eric_ wrote:
And that's why you don't cheer TJ Yates coming into a game. Houston is such a train wreck I keep waiting for a car to crash into a catch fence.

/IndyCar humor
/I'm a terrible person

Well, he should have been in the game. Doesn't matter who qbs this game at this point.

/I laughed at that joke :/

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

WHOA! There's life in the Packers offense!

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

And that's why you don't cheer TJ Yates coming into a game. Houston is such a train wreck I keep waiting for a car to crash into a catch fence.

/IndyCar humor
/I'm a terrible person

10/13/13   |   kobe_lova   |   60986 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Can't blame this one on Schaub...this is just a bad team.

Well, they've clearly quit. Changes have to be made. Sorry, Ma.

10/13/13   |   Scott   |   51764 respect

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that there is some cheering coming from the fans with Schaub down with an injury

10/13/13   |   Scott   |   51764 respect

I'm completely shocked by what is going on in Houston.

10/13/13   |   HouTxFan   |   4997 respect

Sharp Square wrote:

At home and needing a win could the Texans have played any worse   what a mess and Kubiak on sidelines looks clueless as usual  indecision 

Can't blame this one on Schaub...this is just a bad team.

10/13/13   |   kobe_lova   |   60986 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Every game but two is tied or one possession. Why am I bored?
(Edited by kobe_lova)

These games are so terrible, and that's what makes them interesting.

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

OK, make that 6-0 because I don't know what the hell just happened.

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jones hurt. Cobb hurt. Crosby misses. I'm going to go ahead and call this one a loss for the Packers. The fact they are up 3-0 is irrelevant.

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Every game but two is tied or one possession. Why am I bored?

10/13/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11926 respect


At home and needing a win could the Texans have played any worse   what a mess and Kubiak on sidelines looks clueless as usual  indecision 

10/13/13   |   kobe_lova   |   60986 respect

I'm really not a fan of coaching today, either. 

10/13/13   |   HouTxFan   |   4997 respect

Only 4 more field goals and the Texans can seize the lead from the Rams.

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Andy Dalton a few minutes ago had a contender for worst interception of the year.

10/13/13   |   Scott   |   51764 respect

Rams take advantage of some bad Texan penalties and punch it in for another touchdown.  17-3 late in the 1st half

10/13/13   |   Scott   |   51764 respect

Giovanni Bernard with a juke move, spin-o-rama and a stiff arm all on one 20 yard touchdown run. Suddenly, I have an urge to play Madden Football

10/13/13   |   JenX63   |   32334 respect

indecisionmmhhmmm, very interesting

10/13/13   |   kobe_lova   |   60986 respect

I really wish teams would stop playing Geno like he's PFM or hell, Luck or Wilson, and rush his ass. I haven't seen the Steelers apply any pressure. This is not how you welcome a rook to the NFL. Everyone's defense is bugging me so far though... could be cause I was watching the life and times of LT at 5am, and I'm seeing NOTHING like that going on right now. lol 

10/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Packers are on TV here, yet I'm still watching Red Zone. I've officially given in.

10/13/13   |   Scott   |   51764 respect

AJ Green with another sick catch for a Bengals touchdown

10/13/13   |   Scott   |   51764 respect

Rams get into the red zone in the 1st quarter for the first time since November of last season.  Bradford hits the 4th tight end for the touchdown

10/13/13   |   kobe_lova   |   60986 respect

All of these games were hard to pick.  Definitely a "who the hell knows" type of week. 

go football.