FanIQ GameDay Live: Week 3
*does not apply to the Browns and Jags, whose seasons were over before they began
Joining me for FanIQ GameDay Live is Ash, aka kobe_lova, aka Queen of the Locker Room. Let's get to it.
Green Bay at Cincinnati
Eric: I'm still mad at the Bengals for losing to Chicago in Week 1. Obviously, I'm picking the Packers, especially if last week means Rodgers is in a groove.
Ash: Cincy for the upset, just cause it's you and I do what I want. I don't believe but I also don't like Rodgers' face.
Eric: You suck. You also remind me of my theory that there isn't a single quarterback liked by a majority of NFL fans.
St. Louis at Dallas
Eric: Both teams seem mediocre in their own special way. In that case, I'll go with the home team.
Ash: Go Rams. I'm not as big on Bradford as others but I think he will outplay Romo (maybe) so they win. Maybe. Who said what?
San Diego at Tennessee
Eric: This is a classic "Are either of these 1-1 teams any good" game. I'm thinking if either are good, it's probably the Titans.
Ash: As a lone Philip Rivers fan, and for my friiiind, Go Chargers. TN plays aggressive defense, but they get penalized a lot too, so if SD can play 4 qtrs of D and kept the turnovers down, they should pull it off.
Cleveland at Minnesota
Eric: I'll be the Devil's Advocate with the trade. Most running backs are replaceable to some degree, and most are not worth first round picks in trades. Richardson has yet to prove he is either. Because the universe is funny, the Browns now get to face the one running back who breaks all these rules. Vikings win against what's left of the Browns unless Ponder really stinks up the joint.
Ash: Go Christian Ponder! lol
Tampa Bay at New England
Eric: Obviously the Patriots receiving core isn't very good, but it's probably better than it was last Thursday (because those games are always garbage), and the Bucs are imploding, so the day of reckoning gets delayed again.
Ash: Patriots because **** TB, and because Freeman is not so great.
Arizona at New Orleans
Eric: Cardinals on the road? No thanks. Saints.
Ash: BOOOO Dat wins. But I'm picking the Cardinals. Who's their QB?
Eric: In case that is a serious inquiry, Carson Palmer.
Detroit at Washington
Eric: RGIII suffered a catastrophic knee injury 8 months ago, did not play a single preseason down, and isn't Adrian Peterson. Thus, it's not really a surprise that he's not playing great yet. Despite the fact that RGIII needs to get reps to get comfortable again, Washington fans are calling for Kirk Cousins. Seriously. The bigger problem is still that their defense can't stop anything. Since the Lions offense is good when not self-destructing, I pick them.
Ash: Hmmm, I have no idea. Just....none. I suppose I'll take Calvin Johnson against no D. Is he playing? I should have prepared better. Let me take another drink.
Eric: You're supposed to prepare for this? I wasn't told that!
N.Y. Giants at Carolina
Eric: OK, I give on the Panthers. Ron Rivera is horrible. Giants win and Eli keeps it to 2 picks this time.
Ash: But he looks nice on the sidelines. Like a lovable grandpa. Giants should win so I'll go Panthers. Go Giants, ugh.
Houston at Baltimore
Eric: The Ravens aren't good right now. The Texans may be good, but have gotten ridiculously lucky so far. Texans, I guess.
Ash: Texans hit a groove this week, but it really could go either way. I'm hoping for tons of Flaccups. Entertain me, Bert.
Atlanta at Miami
Eric: So, are the Dolphins good? I haven't seen them play much, so I'll take the safe pick, the Falcons.
Ash: They are better than before. Our team is pretty much on the IR. So sad. *sobs* *for real* Money should be on the Dolphins. But kill that noise, Go Falcons!! Hiiii Beans!
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets
Eric: Manuel and Geno have shown enough to put the "Woof" designation away for the week. Bills, because I dunno. Does it matter?
Ash: It matters. Manuel needs the practice. I expect it to come down to the last 5 min and the Bills to eek out another W. Because it's more exciting that way.
Indianapolis at San Francisco
Eric: Team Regression has their new shiny object. Have fun with a pissed off Niners team! San Francisco easy as long as they keep Aldon Smith sober in the interim.
Ash: Go Colts!! Is that Bert and Ernie mighty wings commercial not the worse Mickey D's commercial ever? It is. Kaepernick...deserves the L.
Eric: "Bert and Ernie mighty wings commercial?" Wha?
Jacksonville at Seattle
Eric: This is the closest we'll get to an NFL game that looks like an early season college football game.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Chicago at Pittsburgh
Eric: Remember when the Packers last won the Super Bowl, and how close we got to a Bears-Steelers game? Had that occurred, I would not have watched the Super Bowl. Needless to say, I feel the same way about this. I don't know who will win, I don't care, and I will watch anything else this evening but this.
Ash: Ridiculous. I want you to love this game more. Football is on? Watch it. Steelers win because they haven't yet, so it'll be an upset and I like that. And I like Jot, and Mike Tomlin, and I need them to get 7 wins so that I am extra fantastically correct by seasons end.
Thank you Ash (and Jen last week, my apologies for forgetting). Don't you all forget to hit the GameCenter and bet against of all our picks. Q it up here throughout Week 3.