FanIQ Live Week 8 NFL Game Thread

FanIQ GameDay Live: Week 8

10/27/13 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34505 respect

Blog Photo - FanIQ Live Week 8 NFL Game ThreadGreetings, football fans! Welcome to our Week 8 edition of FanIQ GameDay Live! Joining me today for a full day of chick picks is the muy caliente miss Cali_Kat. Kat's a Raiders fan, and hangs out primarily in the Locker Room (on FanIQ, not in Oakland...I don't think.) She loves her football!

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


Early Games:
Cowboys (4-3) @ Lions (4-3) on FOX
Kat - Ugh this is a tough one for me. I just keep thinking how similar their colors are and on the field it’s going to annoy me. I think Detroit barely wins this one! Plus most Dallas fans irk me.

Jess - Aww cute, the Thanksgiving teams in one game. Can this just end in a tie? Okay in all seriousness, I think the offenses here are pretty evenly matched, but Dallas might have the edge on defense. Cowboys.

Browns (3-4) @ Chiefs (7-0) on CBS
Kat - I think the Chiefs need to lose soon. I just don’t like them, but I don’t think it will be this week. Browns won’t be able to handle them.


Jess - Hmm...I agree. No, I'm not salty. I actually like it when teams make such a turnaround so fast - I like Andy Reid, and I'm a big supporter of the underdog. That having been said, the underdogs this year seems to be everyone versus the Chiefs, so the tide has turned with my mood. Chiefs win this one though, because once again the Browns are a mess.

Dolphins (3-3) @ Patriots (5-2) on CBS
Kat - As much as it pains me to say this, I don’t think that the Dolphins are going to win this one. Even though I really don’t like them, Patriots will win this.


Jess - Yep, I think the Patriots come out swinging after that upset last week. And Gronk is a week better. By the way - did you know if you google Rob Gronkowski, half the first page is filled with half- and near-nekkid photos of him? Eesh. I just wanted a football action shot for an article and got a little surprise the other day. 

Bills (3-4) @ Saints (5-1) on CBS
Kat - Well seeing as how I am not sure who is going to QB for the Bills I am going to go with the Saints. Don’t gloat Sid!


Jess - This seems to be a no-brainer. Saints.


Giants (1-6) @ Eagles (3-4) on FOX
Kat - I think this will be a close one. If I have to choose, I guess I will choose the Eagles. What is going on with Eli right now? And is Vick playing or not? I think they play better w/o Vick.


Jess - So I guess the Eagles never win at home? Is that right? This game might be the cure for that. Then again, that win against the Vikings, however ugly, might have sparked something in the Giants....nah, who am I kidding? I've bet on the Giants too many times. Iggles.

49ers (5-2) @ Jaguars (0-7) on FOX
Kat - Haha this one makes me laugh. I'm no fan of the Niners at all, but this has got to be the easiest game ever. I wish that I could say this is the week the Jags decide to play like an NFL team and win, I mean nothing would make me happier, but we all know how this is gonna end. Niners win easily.

Jess - *sigh* I wish the Jags were better. I wish this London game would throw the Niners off. I wish the Niners would underestimate this lowly Jags team and just go in unprepared. I wish a lot of things, but they won't happen. Niners, easy.

Late Games:
Jets (4-3) @ Bengals (5-2) on CBS
Kat - Jets have been surprising this year, but I gotta go with the Bengals. I just think they are the better team in this match. Do you think Rex Ryan is going to have his tattoo removed now that Sanchez is out?


Jess - Haha! I wondered that too. Maybe he'll just have the number on the jersey changed (I think the tat is of his wife in a Sanchez jersey, right?) So the Jets are on this W-L-W-L-W-L pattern thing? Is that what I've seen? If that's the case, Cincy wins. Even if that isn't the case, Cincy wins. They're a more complete team.


Steelers (2-4) @ Raiders (2-4) on CBS
Kat - Haha….you know I have to take the Raiders. Not only are they my team, I think they are going to come out strong in this game after the bye week. Pryor is healthy and wants to win. Too bad Steeler fans…Go Raiders!!

Jess - Well, when I see a matchup between two teams I haven't seen play much, I usually go with my co-host's favorite team if they're involved. If they're not, I usually go with the team I like more. So in this case, we have a two-fer. Raiders.

Redskins (2-4) @ Broncos (6-1) on FOX
Kat - Ugh, I am going to say Broncos win. Mostly because I think after last week they are going to want to show that they are still hard to beat. Plus, I don’t think the Redskins can win in Denver, the thin air and all that. But you know I wouldn’t mind if the Broncos lost again.

Jess - Peyton Manning's offense against that Washington defense...man, they might score 80 points. I foresee another really high scoring game...I'm not sure if Washington will be included in that scoring or not, probably. Broncos win.

Falcons (2-4) @ Cardinals (3-4) on FOX
Kat - Ack this one is hard. But since the Cardinals don’t seem to have been playing well, I am going to choose the Falcons. And I know that would make Ash happy!!


Jess - So here's a fun little fact that "some people" don't want me sharing with the world (but I think a lot of people already have caught on...bloggers, at least): Every team who has played Seattle so far loses their game the following week. I'm not sure if that's a sign of the quality of teams Seattle has played (probably not...Colts are in there too. That's why they lost to the Chargers, ya know.) Guess who went head-to-head against the Seahawks last week? Arizona. I'm taking the Falcons.

Primetime Game:
Packers (4-2) @ Vikings (1-5) on NBC
Kat - There is no way the Vikings win this. Have you seen them play lately? Packers win this easily.



​Jess - Ya know what, Kat? Besides the Cowboys/Lions game we've been *NSync today. I'm taking the Vikings here, just to mix it up a bit. Upset of the week!


MNF Bonus Pick:
Seahawks (6-1) @ Rams (3-4)
Kat - Did the Rams call Brett Favre to see if he could play? Poor Rams, they are so beat up. Hawks have been playing well, I think they will have no trouble winning this!

Jess - Yes they did! But then they said they were just kidding (I'm not buying it.)

Well I'm in luck here, because not only do I make MNF picks in the actual MNF thread when I do that, but I don't pick for my team. So...I'm off the hook. I just hope they play better than they did the last time they were in St. Louis. I also hope my fellow 12's make a great showing there like they did in Arizona! Apparently the World Series is jacking up the prices on flights to St. Louis and lodging, so we'll see.

Thank you again for joining us, Kat! I hope you get your picks right.

For the rest of you - who are your picks this week? Which games are you watching? Grab a drink, some snacks, a seat, and Q it up here!

 
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10/28/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61322 respect

:/

10/27/13   |   Scott   |   52090 respect

I love watching Aaron Rodgers play football.

10/27/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

A quick story about today. I was flying out of Cleveland this afternoon, and even at the Cleveland airport, they weren't showing the Browns game.

10/27/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21096 respect

I'm proud of the Raiders today!!  The Steelers gave it their all today but it wasn't enough, the Steelers have a tough test next week up in Fury Foxboro against the Pats...  The Raiders should have a good game against an Eagle team that is banged up in the quarterback department.

10/27/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21096 respect

JenX63 wrote:
that's what i thought last year...and yet...he still has a job

The reason why Rex Ryan still has a job is because of the wins that the Jets have against the Buccaneers, Bills, Falcons on MNF and Belichick and Brady.  When you win multiple games, everything is roses and chocolates.  But don't worry, Rex's job is not safe according to the new jets' general manager.

10/27/13   |   JenX63   |   32493 respect

I hate when my guys look so defeated...:(

10/27/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Hurry up games and finish so we can get touchdown montage. I gotta go eat dinner and go to the store.

10/27/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Antonio Brown just made 3 of his worst plays ever in the 4th quarter.  Pittsburgh's season is over, time to start the rebuilding process for next year and the year after.

10/27/13   |   JenX63   |   32493 respect

Hello Cousin(s)...
Ha, Eric made a funny!  yes good one

10/27/13   |   Debi_L   |   11790 respect

Wow, out of hand now.  sad

10/27/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The name controversy might end if we started calling them the Reskins. Accurate too, since they don't have D.

10/27/13   |   Jess   |   34505 respect

And also, Sid/Ash - don't blame me for the AZ/ATL fiasco...I was saying that about the teams losing their next game for the past few weeks and no jinx. K?  surprise

10/27/13   |   Jess   |   34505 respect

Wow this Washington/Denver game just got out of hand.

10/27/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

I bet Pat is going to blame that interception on Ben.

10/27/13   |   JenX63   |   32493 respect

I recognize my Skins now!  indecision

10/27/13   |   Debi_L   |   11790 respect

Okay, I take it back! I take it back!!

10/27/13   |   Jess   |   34505 respect

indecision

10/27/13   |   JenX63   |   32493 respect

RaiderSteeler15 wrote:
The Jets' offense are awful against superior teams...  If things goes down south for the Jets, Rex Ryan will be fired by the end of the season...

that's what i thought last year...and yet...he still has a job

10/27/13   |   JenX63   |   32493 respect

ok, what the heck is this "flop" they are referring to? i have seen the replays and am still not sure if it is caused by a defender or a player just flopping to the ground

10/27/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21096 respect

The Jets' offense are awful against superior teams...  If things goes down south for the Jets, Rex Ryan will be fired by the end of the season...

10/27/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21096 respect

Jess wrote:
How does Peyton Manning get called for holding? This game is weird.

Maybe he's still recovering from the loss against the Colts on Sunday Night Football...

10/27/13   |   Debi_L   |   11790 respect

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

10/27/13   |   Jess   |   34505 respect

How does Peyton Manning get called for holding? This game is weird.

10/27/13   |   Scott   |   52090 respect

Bengals making week 8 a living hell for Geno Smith and the Jets

10/27/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

So, what did I miss while I was on the road?

10/27/13   |   JenX63   |   32493 respect

Jess wrote:
I'm a little shocked by this Broncos/Redskins game so far...is it Washington's defense stepping up, or is it Peyton's sprained ankles (seriously..I read this morning that he has 2 sprained ankles...) that are causing him not to be able to get his passes off as well? Or a combination of both? I haven't been paying close attention but wow. 

IDK Jess, I am watching and trying to breath at the same time right now., I did not think the score would be that low or close for that matter. Skins are really not playing all that great, just enough right now. Still have the second half to go.

10/27/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21096 respect

The Raiders are trying to help get the Steelers out of playoff contention...  The Steelers better put some points and build momentum if they have a shot of beating the silver and black...

10/27/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21096 respect

The Raiders are giving the Steelers alot of hardtime out there at the black hole...  Way to go raiders!  Terrelle Pryor is truely a NFL superstar!!

10/27/13   |   Jess   |   34505 respect

I'm a little shocked by this Broncos/Redskins game so far...is it Washington's defense stepping up, or is it Peyton's sprained ankles (seriously..I read this morning that he has 2 sprained ankles...) that are causing him not to be able to get his passes off as well? Or a combination of both? I haven't been paying close attention but wow. 

10/27/13   |   Cali_Kat   |   15513 respect

Go Raiders!! :)

10/27/13   |   Jess   |   34505 respect

Scott wrote:
Apparently it isn't just Tony Romo who can't get it done in crunch time  wink

Hah!

10/27/13   |   Scott   |   52090 respect

Jess wrote:
Wow...I gave the edge to Dallas on defense, and the Lions just marched down the field on them that drive.

Apparently it isn't just Tony Romo who can't get it done in crunch time  wink

10/27/13   |   Jess   |   34505 respect

Wow...I gave the edge to Dallas on defense, and the Lions just marched down the field on them that drive.

10/27/13   |   Jess   |   34505 respect

Dang it, I had a feeling I should have picked the Giants!

10/27/13   |   JenX63   |   32493 respect

Go Redskins!