FanIQ Live Week 7 Game Thread

FanIQ GameDay Live: Week 7

10/20/13 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34829 respect

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Happy Sunday, football fans! Welcome to the Week 7 edition of FanIQ GameDay Live! This week we are joined by our resident podiatrist icfeet, or "Doc", if you will. Doc lives in NJ, is a Rams fan (ack...but he's also a NY Rangers fan, so he gets a pass,) and is active both on the sports and Locker Room sides of the site.

Doc shares his picks in somewhat of an unconventional way, but hey...sometimes that way is more accurate than even the most scientific analysis we can come up with.

Welcome, Doc! Let's do this.....

Early Games:
Buccaneers (0-5) @ Falcons (1-4) on FOX
Doc: Falcons over Bucs....coz a Falcon swooping down over a buccaneer would make the Buc crap his pants....Falcons win!


Jess: I suppose that's one way to look at it. I like that the Falcons are home, and that the Bucs are one of the only teams struggling worse than Atlanta is right now. That team is just a mess, both on the field and off. Atlanta seems to just be hurting on the field...they have the edge.

Bengals (4-2) @ Lions (4-2) on CBS
Doc: Bengals over Lions...well...both have cool helmets, but in real life, tigers are prettier than lions.



Jess: You watch what you say about lions! They are majestic creatures and deserve the utmost respect! That being said, I think that despite the fact that their records are the same, Cincinnati is a more complete team right now. Lions are at home, but I don't think that will matter. Bengals.

Bills (2-4) @ Dolphins (3-2) on CBS
Dolphins over Bills-well, Dolphins are SMART!! ​Dumb Buffalo went and got shot up by the Indians and the Cowboys on the plains.


Jess: I had a dream last night that I was swimming with dolphins and manta rays. Was it a sign? Maybe. Let's treat it as one. Miami started out strong this year but have dropped two in a row. I think they come back out strong after their bye week.

Patriots (5-1) @ Jets (3-3) on CBS
Doc: Cheatriots over Jets...well...Coach Fred Flintstone got lucky, and the Jets got cocky after beating the Falcons on MNF a few weeks back...and after the NE comeback last week....they're not too bad (though I don't like em at all.)

Jess: Is Gronk back this week? Did I hear that somewhere? Must have been the same place I heard Peyton is returning to Indy this week...which was...let me think...oh yea...EVERYWHERE! Anyway, although I don't think he will be a huge part of the offense just yet this week, he might make just that much of a difference, which obviously the Pats haven't needed much. The Jets do sometimes give them fits though, so who knows. I take the Pats too, but I don't take the points. (What are the points, anyway?)

Cowboys (3-3) @ Eagles (3-3) on FOX
Doc: Eagles over Cowboys... Eagles are kind of local, and Cowboys...well...Romo will find a way to choke at the end somehow...AND...Eagles haven't won at home in a YEAR! 8 straight home losses! Time to get off the schneid

Jess: I'm kinda confused by that last sentence, but that's okay - it's a place I'm used to being. Let's see...this is often one of my favorite matchups, and it looks like it may be this year, too. Nick Foles is obviously (though not outwardly) trying to take that starting job and he'll play like it. That could mean trouble for the Cowboys defense. I'm taking the Eagles too. (Hey, we're totally in sync so far.)

Bears (4-2) @ Redskins (1-4) on FOX
Doc: Bears over Skins-Tough one....IF RG3 plays "not so injured", Skins have a chance....but I think ultimately that "Da Bears" will prevail


Jess: Aha! I knew it had to happen sooner or later, and of course it's the next game after I said something. The Bears are a good team this year, and they have the potential to be very, very dangerous. However, I think that Washington is due for another win, and don't be surprised if it's today.

Rams (3-3) @ Panthers (2-3) on FOX
Doc: Rams over Panthers-Another tough one...I HAVE to choose the Rams....they're my team, but they've also improved in the last two weeks, beating a lowly Jaguars team and manhandling a strange Texans team. The Rams defense has been solid in the last two weeks, and the offense is starting to come around, even though it's nowhere near the "Greatest Show on Turf".

Jess: This is going to be a really good game between two teams who I think are much better than their records reflects. I'm excited - I'll defintely be watching. I have to hope the Panthers win, of course, forgive me. It's a coin toss though, so let me take Marcus's approach and actually toss a coin (Rams=Heads, Panthers=Tails)...TAILS!

Chargers (3-3) @ Jaguars (0-6) on CBS
Doc: San Diego Super Chargers over the Jags...yes, the Jags will win at least ONE game this year...but not against the powder blue clad Chargers (the pink and blue will go well together this weekend).

Jess: Oh lord. The Chargers are coming off a huge win against the Colts last week and carry momentum into a stadium that the worst team I've seen in a long while calls home. The thing is, the Jags also put up quite a fight against Denver, so if there's such thing as a "moral victory" anymore, they've got that under their belt at home this week. Ya know what? I'm calling another upset. How much fun would it be to watch Rivers have one of his meltdowns because the Jags pick him off 3 times?

Late Games:
49ers (4-2) @ Titans (3-3) on FOX
Jess: I'm not sure what happened to Doc's pick on this one, or if...like me...he just didn't want to pick it. I have a little fun fact about this one though; Every team so far this year who has gone up against Seattle, win or lose, has gone on to lose their next game. I really hope the Titans break that streak, but I'll be honest. I don't think they're gonna.

Browns (3-3) @ Packers (3-2) on CBS
Doc: 
Packers over Browns-even without Cobb, and possibly Jones, Packers too good, Browns pretenders....PLUS....WHEN ARE THE BROWNS GONNA GET A LOGO FOR THEIR HELMETS? And what IS a Brown? I know it's named after Paul Brown, but....if his last name was "Pink" would they be the "pinks"?

Jess: That's disgusting. Annnnyway...The Browns have been surprisingly decent this year, but I don't think they'll make it past the Packers in Green Bay. Cobb might be out, but what the heck is going on in Cleveland right now? Is Weeden in? Did they bring in someone else? I don't even know, and I don't care enough to look. Packers.

Texans (2-4) @ Chiefs (6-0) on CBS
Doc: Chiefs and their coach, Walrus 2 (Holmgren was Walrus 1) spanking the Texans, who bypassed TJ Yates (sucks for him) to go with a rookie....I smell a BIG POW-WOW after the Chiefs convene their tribal council, and a Chiefs victory. 

Jess: DUDE! That's The Lorax, not Walrus 2! And he especially looks like the Lorax now that he's wearing red. And oh em gee, could this matchup be any more lopsided at this point? I think the Jags might even fair better against KC. Texans D is still good, but there's only so much they can do (besides maybe break Alex Smith). The Chief's defense is going to KILL this Case Keenum kid. Poor Texans. Poor Texans fans. This will be an ugly game. 

Ravens (3-3) @ Steelers (1-4) on CBS
Doc: Ravens over Steelers....big rivalry game, going back to when the Ravens were the Browns (lots of fights in college between Browns and Steelers fans...we were 80 miles from each city)...Steelers didn't look THAT impressive in beating the Jets...

Jess: Remember when this game was the big marquee matchup of the week? It was another fun one, but something happened to the Steelers on the way to training camp this year. As bad as I thought the Ravens would be this year, multiply that by 1000 and you have the reality of the Steelers right now. 

Primetime Game:
8:30pm - Broncos (6-0) @ Colts (4-2) on NBC
Doc: Broncos over Colts...if Manning could clone himself, I'd say tie. Manning is better than Luck is right now....and I think that Denver has more weapons than the Colts do.


Jess: Jim Irsay is really turning me off the Colts right now. It's not what he's saying about Manning (whether he's intentionally saying anything specific or not). It's not even that he's probably trying to rattle Peyton by doing a big tribute thing and making the game bigger than it is because he knows how Peyton usually handles big games. It's that he's THAT involved right now at all. Is he becoming Al Davis reincarnated, or a Jerry Jones desciple? Why are we seeing him at all? I'm just annoyed right now. Broncos.

MNF Bonus Picks:
8:30pm - Vikings (1-4) @ Giants (0-6) on ESPN
Doc: GIANTS (yes, this Jersey guy who has NEVER liked the Giants...even say that my two favorite teams are the Rams and anyone playing the Giants-except the Cowboys...then I hope they BOTH lose) are the pick here. They aren't a "great" team, but they're due for their first W....they just need to contain AP....

Jess: I've picked the Giants for the upset over and over again, and they keep letting me down. They're ticking me off. Ugh, I'm just over them. I'm going to have to do my pick for this game tomorrow night anyway, so let me think on this one.

Thank you, Doc! And thanks to the rest of you for joining us today! Who are your picks? Share them below, grab a drink, some snacks, a seat, and Q it up here for NFL Sunday on FanIQ!
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10/22/13   |   Jess   |   34829 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Sure, but not quite the same. He announces the "guest" and that's about it. I'll pay more attn either way...maybe. lol

Nah, it's mostly just fluff, no need.

10/22/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61881 respect

Jess wrote:
He does it too. :p

Sure, but not quite the same. He announces the "guest" and that's about it. I'll pay more attn either way...maybe. lol

10/21/13   |   JenX63   |   32760 respect

10/21/13   |   Jess   |   34829 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I probably prefer your way since I've never even noticed that til yesterday. Hush up.

He does it too. :p

10/21/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61881 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Yes, this is Jess remember. Not my garbage.

I probably prefer your way since I've never even noticed that til yesterday. Hush up.

10/21/13   |   JenX63   |   32760 respect

PFM *sigh*

10/20/13   |   icfeet   |   21956 respect

WOW!  One of my worst weeks picking winners....guess the pressure got to me....and Bradford going down finishes the Rams....and I am an OPTIMIST.  

10/20/13   |   Scott   |   53606 respect

Looks like a torn ACL for Sam Bradford.  I can't wait to watch Kellen Clemens, John Skelton or Matt Leinart lead the Rams on to the field next Monday night to play the Seahawks

10/20/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Made it home from work and other things in time to see the Steelers knock off the Ravens with the buzzer beater.  Like them or not folks, that game today is why no matter how good or bad the Steelers and Ravens are, this is still one of the best rivalries in the NFL.

10/20/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Eric_ wrote:
The Steelers are cockroaches. I don't think they're out of the playoff picture.

The Ravens also have taken a noticeable step backwards from last year.

10/20/13   |   HouTxFan   |   5168 respect

Same ol' result - L - but at least the Texans were more interesting to watch today.  Loss of Cushing ended their season anyway.

10/20/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Steelers are cockroaches. I don't think they're out of the playoff picture.

10/20/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Oh, I should pay more attention. :|

Yes, this is Jess remember. Not my garbage.

10/20/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61881 respect

Jess wrote:
Yes.

Oh, I should pay more attention. :|

10/20/13   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Redskins win  smiley

10/20/13   |   HouTxFan   |   5168 respect

10/20/13   |   Scott   |   53606 respect

I wonder how many Alfred Morris fantasy owners are tearing up their houses watching Roy Helu Jr snake 3 rushing touchdowns

10/20/13   |   Scott   |   53606 respect

Bad day gets worse with the injury to Bradford.  Rams have zero chance the rest of the season if he is out

10/20/13   |   Scott   |   53606 respect

I'm really getting tired of seeing the "missed opportunities" segment at the end of each Rams game

10/20/13   |   Scott   |   53606 respect

Matt Barkley about to make his debut for the Eagles

10/20/13   |   Scott   |   53606 respect

Panthers continue to bait the Rams and St. Louis continues to self destruct with undisciplined penalties

10/20/13   |   Jess   |   34829 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Do you normally do that kinda preamble in these things?

Anyway, hi. Go Falcons, I suppose.

Yes.

10/20/13   |   Scott   |   53606 respect

The Rams have officially melted down in Carolina.  

10/20/13   |   icfeet   |   21956 respect

I picked the Niners, Hess...must have lost the description in the translation.  Titans could surprise, but I don't think so....

10/20/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Philly-Dallas game being for the NFC East lead is terrible for all involved.

10/20/13   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Go Redskins!

10/20/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61881 respect

Do you normally do that kinda preamble in these things?

Anyway, hi. Go Falcons, I suppose.

10/20/13   |   Scott   |   53606 respect

Tavon Austin's rookie year continues to be a rough go

10/20/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

First, sorry for no Pregame Show this week. I was busy last night watching IndyCar (no regrets there).

Second, the thing to remember about Irsay is he's an attention whoring drunk.

Third, we're under a great pick six pace so far today.

10/20/13   |   Scott   |   53606 respect

Brian Schottenheimer sucks as an offensive coordinator

10/20/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect


   Doc is a sharp one , nice job  yes


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