Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 29

2015 Week Eight Picks

Match Up My Pick Actual Result Points
Dolphins vs Patriots Patriots    
Lions vs Chiefs Chiefs    
Buccaneers vs Falcons Falcons    
Chargers vs Ravens Ravens    
Vikings vs Bears Vikings    
Cardinals vs Browns Cardinals    
Titans vs Texans Texans    
Giants vs Saints Giants    
Bengals vs Steelers Bengals    
49ers vs Rams Rams    
Jets vs Raiders Raiders    
Seahawks vs Cowboys Cowboys    
Packers vs Broncos Broncos    
Colts vs Panthers Panthers    
       
       
Weekly Right-Wrong  
Season-To-Date Right-Wrong 72-33

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Oct 27

2015 Week Seven Pick Results

Match Up My Pick Actual Result Points
Seahawks vs 49ers Seahawks Seahawks 1
Bills vs Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars 1
Vikings vs Lions Vikings Vikings 1
Saints vs Colts Saints Saints 1
Steelers vs Chiefs Steelers Chiefs 0
Texans vs Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins 1
Jets vs Patriots Patriots Patriots 1
Browns vs Rams Rams Rams 1
Falcons vs Titans Falcons Falcons 1
Buccaneers vs Washington Washington Washington 1
Raiders vs Chargers Chargers Raiders 1
Cowboys vs Giants Giants Giants 1
Eagles vs Panthers Panthers Panthers 1
Ravens vs Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals 1
       
       
Weekly Right-Wrong 13-1
Season-To-Date Right-Wrong 72-33

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Oct 22

2015 Week Seven Picks

Match Up My Pick Actual Result Points
Seahawks vs 49ers Seahawks    
Bills vs Jaguars Jaguars    
Vikings vs Lions Vikings    
Saints vs Colts Saints    
Steelers vs Chiefs Steelers    
Texans vs Dolphins Dolphins    
Jets vs Patriots Patriots    
Browns vs Rams Rams    
Falcons vs Titans Falcons    
Buccaneers vs Washington Washington    
Raiders vs Chargers Chargers    
Cowboys vs Giants Giants    
Eagles vs Panthers Panthers    
Ravens vs Cardinals Cardinals    
       
       
Weekly Right-Wrong  
Season-To-Date Right-Wrong 59-32

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Oct 20

2015 Week Six Pick Results

Match Up My Pick Actual Result Points
Falcons vs Saints Saints Saints 1
Bengals vs Bills Bengals Bengals 1
Broncos vs Browns Broncos Broncos 1
Bears vs Lions Bears Lions 0
Texans vs Jaguars Texans Texans 1
Chiefs vs Vikings Vikings Vikings 1
Washington vs Jets Jets Jets 1
Cardinals vs Steelers Steelers Steelers 1
Dolphins vs Titans Dolphins Dolphins 1
Panthers vs Seahawks Seahawks Panthers 0
Chargers vs Packers Packers – YUCK Packers 1
Ravens vs 49ers Ravens 49ers 0
Patriots vs Colts Patriots Patriots 1
Giants vs Eagles Eagles Eagles 1
       
       
Weekly Right-Wrong 11-3
Season-To-Date Right-Wrong 59-32

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Oct 18

2015 Week Six: Vikings vs Chiefs

The Vikings looked sluggish as they took the field. The defense dominated KC during the first half, making it look like the Vikings would have a fairly easy win. Then came the half-time adjustments. Which worked for the KC offense but not for the Vikings, in any phase. They managed to come away with a win, but it wasn’t a good one.

Enough with the intro. Let’s break it down.

There wasn't a whole lot of good today.

There wasn’t a whole lot of good today.

The Good

  • On the Chiefs’ first offensive drive, the Vikings forced a 3 and out.
  • Stefon Diggs made great contributions to the offense on the Vikings 2nd offensive drive and was dependable through out the game.
  • With under 5 minutes left in the 2nd quarter, Teddy managed to connect with Rudolph for an actual touch down.
  • The defense held strong during the 3rd quarter. The Chiefs were poised to score and the Vikings had already stuffed their runner on 3rd and inches. When the Chiefs went for it on 4th and inches, Sharrif Floyd tackled the runner behind the line of scrimmage. It was a tremendous defensive stand with a turnover on downs.
  • Blair Walsh wasn’t the problem today.

The Bad

  • After the Vikings forced a 3 and out on the Chiefs’ first offensive drive, #99 immediately got an illegal block in the back penalty. The “good” news was that Sherels hadn’t gotten any return yardage that the penalty would nullify. And yes, that’s sarcasm.
  • Poor tackling fundamentals continue to plague the Vikings. In the first quarter, there were several plays where multiple people missed a Chiefs runner and another play where it took 2 Vikings to take down Smith – and Kendricks barely did it with one hand. When in the heck is Zimmer going to address this very basic skill that (conceivably) every player in the NFL should possess?
  • The Vikings defense was very sluggish coming out of half-time. The Chiefs were able to clock more offensive yardage in one drive than they had in the entire first half. That is NOT how to “make adjustments” at half-time. I want to see this team come out of the tunnel fired up and ready to play.
  • 35% third down efficiency. It would be GREAT if the Vikings would address this at some point.
  • 55% pass completion rate for Teddy – with 2 INTs. I’m not an ad hoc QB Rating calculator person, but I can’t imagine Teddy’s will be very good for today.
I spent most of the game with this very expression on my face.

I spent most of the game with this very expression on my face.

The Ugly

  • Adrian Peterson’s performance. He continues to have issues maintaining control of the ball and he is not the same runner he used to be. He’s not showing patience; and while the o-line is pitiful, half the time it doesn’t look like he’s on the same page with the rest of the offense. It took until the 3rd quarter for Adrian to have positive yardage. Through the first half, Adrian had 16 carries for 1 yard.
  • Coming out of half-time the Vikings were generally a sloppy mess. The o-line had been terrible during the first half and that continued in the 2nd, with further deterioration. The defense put itself in do-or-die situations (needlessly). I’m a fan of NOT having to play like a hero. Be consistent & good – and you can pull ahead. And then the penalties…. there were too many, breaking the Vikings’ offensive and defensive rhythm.
  • The defense, for much of the 2nd half, was terrible.

The Inexplicable

  • On the Vikings first offensive drive, Bridgewater was intercepted in the end zone. Again. How many damn times is he going to make the same mistake. He better learn from it because I’m not watching this crap over and over.
  • Anthony Barr taunting the Chiefs right in front of the officials when the game was on the line and the Vikings’ defense had just made a critical stop. That kid might be talented, but he’s shown repeatedly that he doesn’t have a lick of common sense. You must be aware of where you are on the field.

So, I waited for the Vikings to return for 2 weeks and spent most of the game mad. While the team won, I think we can all agree that it wasn’t because they played well or deserved to. It was a pathetic performance by a team that should, on paper, be very good. In practice? We’ve seen that they rarely live up to their full potential.

How are you feeling about the Vikings this season?

 

 

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Oct 15

2015 Week Six Picks

Match Up My Pick Actual Result Points
Falcons vs Saints Saints    
Bengals vs Bills Bengals    
Broncos vs Browns Broncos    
Bears vs Lions Bears    
Texans vs Jaguars Texans    
Chiefs vs Vikings Vikings    
Washington vs Jets Jets    
Cardinals vs Steelers Steelers    
Dolphins vs Titans Dolphins    
Panthers vs Seahawks Seahawks    
Chargers vs Packers Packers – YUCK    
Ravens vs 49ers Ravens    
Patriots vs Colts Patriots    
Giants vs Eagles Eagles    
       
       
Weekly Right-Wrong  
Season-To-Date Right-Wrong 48-29

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Oct 13

2015 Week Five Pick Results

Match Up My Pick Actual Result Points
Colts vs Texans Colts Colts 1
Washington vs Falcons Falcons Falcons 1
Browns vs Ravens Browns Browns 1
Seahawks vs Bengals Bengals Bengals 1
Rams vs Packers Packers – YUCK Packers 1
Bears vs Chiefs Chiefs Bears 0
Saints vs Eagles Eagles Eagles 1
Jaguars vs Bucs Bucs Bucs 1
Bills vs Titans Bills Bills 1
Cardinals vs Lions Cardinals Cardinals 1
Patriots vs Cowboys Patriots Patriots 1
Broncos vs Raiders Raiders Broncos 0
49ers vs Giants Giants Giants 1
Steelers vs Chargers Chargers Steelers 0
       
       
Weekly Right-Wrong 11-3
Season-To-Date Right-Wrong 48-29

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Oct 08

2015 Week Five Picks

Match Up My Pick Actual Result Points
Colts vs Texans Colts    
Washington vs Falcons Falcons    
Browns vs Ravens Browns    
Seahawks vs Bengals Bengals    
Rams vs Packers Packers – YUCK    
Bears vs Chiefs Chiefs    
Saints vs Eagles Eagles    
Jaguars vs Bucs Bucs    
Bills vs Titans Bills    
Cardinals vs Lions Cardinals    
Patriots vs Cowboys Patriots    
Broncos vs Raiders Raiders    
49ers vs Giants Giants    
Steelers vs Chargers Chargers    
       
       
Weekly Right-Wrong  
Season-To-Date Right-Wrong 37-26

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Oct 05

2015 Week Four Pick Results

Match Up My Pick Actual Result Points
Ravens vs Steelers Ravens Ravens 1
Jets vs Dolphins Jets Jets 1
Texans vs Falcons Falcons Falcons 1
Giants vs Bills Giants Giants 1
Raiders vs Bears Raiders Bears 0
Chiefs vs Bengals Bengals Bengals 1
Jaguars vs Colts Jaguars Colts in OT 0
Panthers vs Buccaneers Panthers Panthers 1
Eagles vs Washington Eagles Washington 0
Browns vs Chargers Chargers Chargers 1
Rams vs Cardinals Cardinals Rams 0
Vikings vs Broncos Vikings Broncos 0
Packers vs 49ers Packers (YUCK!) Packers 1
Cowboys vs Saints Cowboys Saints in OT 0
Lions vs Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks 1
       
Weekly Right-Wrong 9-6
Season-To-Date Right-Wrong 37-26

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