Nov 142013
 

On the MoneyThis week there is a fair amount of agreement this week among our contributors, where we all agree on the Colts over the Titans, the Bengals over the Browns, the Giants over the Packers, the Seahawks over the Vikings, and the Broncos over the Chiefs. So naturally that means at least three of those five teams will lose this week. Our hottest contest is the Monday night battle between the Patriots and the Panthers, where the Patriots earn a 6-4 edge among our crew. It should be an excellent test for both teams. Here are our Week Eleven predictions:

WriterIND @ TENNYJ @ BUFBAL @ CHICLE @ CINWAS @ PHIDET @ PITATL @ TBAZ @ JAC
Brodrick KincaidINDBUFCHICINWASDETTBAZ
Country PreacherINDNYJCHICINPHIDETTBAZ
DJ CrashINDNYJBALCINPHIDETTBAZ
Fat JesusINDBUFBALCINPHIDETATLAZ
Flip StriclandINDBUFBALCINPHIDETTBAZ
Ghost RatINDNYJCHICINPHIDETTBAZ
LGBTINDNYJCHICINPHIDETTBJAC
Rat's WidowINDNYJBALCINWASPITATLAZ
Reyno IslandINDNYJBALCINPHIDETATLAZ
SharpeINDBUFCHICINPHIDETTBAZ
Guest QuarterINDNYJBALCINPHIDETTBAZ
WriterOAK @ HOUSD @ MIASF @ NOGB @ NYGMIN @ SEAKC @ DENNE @ CAR
Brodrick KincaidOAKSDNONYGSEADENNE
Country PreacherOAKSDNONYGSEADENCAR
DJ CrashHOUSDNONYGSEADENCAR
Fat JesusHOUSDNONYGSEADENNE
Flip StriclandHOUSDNONYGSEADENNE
Ghost RatOAKSDNONYGSEADENNE
LGBTHOUSDNONYGSEADENCAR
Rat's WidowHOUMIASFNYGSEADENCAR
Reyno IslandOAKSDNONYGSEADENNE
SharpeHOUMIANONYGSEADENNE
Guest QuarterOAKMIANONYGSEAKCNE

Looking at our standings, your Ghost Rat holds a slim two game lead in a tight race. Almost all of us had bad weeks in Week Ten, and we are hoping to right our ships this week. Here are the standings to date:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14
Oct 312013
 

On the MoneyOur contributors had a banner week last week, as Brodrick, Country Preacher, Fat Jesus, and LGBT all scored on twelve of thirteen games, while DJ Crash, Flip Stricland, Ghost Rat, and Sharpe all got eleven of thirteen correct. More importantly, Gandhi got ahead of the Quarter again, sparing him any further ridicule.

For the coming week, the Preacher continues his anti-Kansas City and anti-New England tirades, while our contributors are nearly unanimous on most of the games. At press time, I have the Widow’s picks, and they will be added tonight after trick or treating.

Here are our Week Nine picks:

WriterCIN @ MIAATL @ CARKC @ BUFMIN @ DALNO @ NYJSD @ WASTEN @ STL
Brodrick KincaidCINCARKCDALNOWASSTL
Country PreacherCINCARBUFDALNOSDSTL
DJ CrashCINCARKCDALNOWASSTL
Fat JesusCINCARKCDALNOSDTEN
Flip StriclandCINCARKCDALNOWASTEN
Ghost RatCINCARKCDALNOSDTEN
LGBTCINCARKCDALNOSDSTL
Rat's WidowMIACARKCDALNOWASSTL
Reyno IslandCINATLKCDALNYJWASTEN
SharpeCINCARKCDALNOWASSTL
Guest QuarterMIACARKCMINNOSDTEN
WriterPHI @ OAKTB @ SEABAL @ CLEPIT @ NEIND @ HOUCHI @ GB
Brodrick KincaidOAKSEACLENEINDGB
Country PreacherOAKSEABALPITINDGB
DJ CrashOAKSEABALNEINDGB
Fat JesusOAKSEABALNEINDGB
Flip StriclandOAKSEABALNEINDGB
Ghost RatOAKSEABALNEINDGB
LGBTOAKSEABALNEINDGB
Rat's WidowOAKSEABALNEHOUGB
Reyno IslandOAKSEACLENEINDGB
SharpeOAKSEABALNEINDGB
Guest QuarterPHISEACLEPITINDGB

For the year, the standings have tightened up considerably, and the contest is still anyone’s game. Ghost Rat and DJ Crash remain on top, while Fat Jesus is in the midst of a surge. Here are the standings at the moment:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14
Oct 312013
 

It’s looking like the Chiefs will remain our Super Bowl favorites until they lose; and the numbers say that isn’t likely to happen this week. We have Kansas City as 16-point favorites in Buffalo (Vegas is less bullish on KC, giving the Bills a scant 3 points. Perhaps the system needs to consider home-field advantage; or maybe the oddsmakers just feel — understandably — that the ride has to end sometime, right?)

Johnny+White+Kansas+City+Chiefs+v+Buffalo+4OQUJKFUtVyl

There is hope for the rest of the league, however: the Chiefs’ odds are down five percentage points since last week, and 11 points over the past two weeks. They keep winning, but 1- and 6-point wins, at home, against weak opponents, is not exactly championship football. They have to face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos two out of the next three weeks, which will go a long way towards deciding the AFC West. By December 1, the Chiefs will have either solidified their hold on the AFC title race, or… not.

If you’ve forgotten how the whole Pythagorean Five thing works, click here.

WINNERS

Cincinnati Bengals (+1.3): One of the things we’re trying out behind the scenes is the concept of a “game score”, in which teams are rated in each week based on how well they played and the quality of their opponents. This week’s game score for the Bengals was 96 — a far cry from the measly 6 they scored four weeks ago against their intrastate rivals. Wins over Green Bay (74) and New England (88) should prove the Bengals are a contender; but they need more consistency for a playoff run.

New York Giants (+1.1): The Giants are now up 3.5 wins from their low point three weeks ago. Sadly, that doesn’t mean a whole lot; at the time they were a projected 0-16. Certainly, most people would look at 4-12 as much better, but you have to wonder if it will be enough to save Tom Coughlin’s job.

Arizona Cardinals (+1.0): Looking at a projected 8-8 finish instead of last week’s 7-9, the Cardinals should be feeling pretty good after dispatching the Falcons. But does it mean much? There’s literally no chance Arizona leapfrogs both San Francisco and Seattle for a division title. Our projections say they are in fourth place for the second NFC Wild Card berth, behind Carolina (10.7), Detroit (10.1), and Chicago (8.6).

LOSERS

New York Jets (-1.1): One week after gaining 1.2 projected wins (with the help of an untimely Patriots penalty), the Jets give almost all of it right back with a truly pathetic showing against Cincinnati. Things aren’t likely to get much better with a date this Sunday against New Orleans — but at least New York is guaranteed not to lose the following week.

Atlanta Falcons (-0.9): Number-crunching aside, I am voting for Atlanta as one of the biggest disappointments this season. Before the season, I would have pegged them as a contender for their division, at least. Now, they’ll be lucky to avoid a losing record.

Philadelphia Eagles (-0.9): Expect the Eagles to battle all the way until the end for the coveted spot of first-place loser in the worst division in football. Whee.

Current projection accuracy:

  • Average difference between actual and projected wins: 0.67
  • Median error in winning percentage: 7%
  • Overachiever: New York Jets (+1.5 wins)
  • Underachiever: Carolina Panthers (-1.8 wins)
WEEK EIGHT RESULTS (9-4) WEEK NINE MATCHUPS
San Francisco (96%) at Jacksonville [35-9] Final: 42-10
Carolina (90%) at Tampa Bay [22-9] Final: 31-13
Cleveland at Kansas City (90%) [23-9] Final: 23-17
Seattle (83%) at St. Louis [31-16] Final: 14-9
Green Bay (80%) at Minnesota [37-20] Final: 44-31
Buffalo at New Orleans (79%) [30-17] Final: 35-17
Washington at Denver (79%) [54-31] Final: 45-21
New York Giants at Philadelphia (72%) [32-22] Final: 7-15
New York Jets at Cincinnati (66%) [21-16] Final: 49-9
Miami at New England (63%) [22-18] Final: 27-17
Atlanta (60%) at Arizona [26-22] Final: 13-27
Dallas (59%) at Detroit [30-26] Final: 30-31
Pittsburgh (51%) at Oakland [17-17] Final: 18-21
Tampa Bay at Seattle (91%) [26-10]
Kansas City (89%) at Buffalo [28-12]
New Orleans (89%) at New York Jets [32-13]
Indianapolis (87%) at Houston [32-14]
Atlanta at Carolina (83%) [28-14]
Minnesota at Dallas (78%) [40-23]
Pittsburgh at New England (73%) [21-14]
Cincinnati (72%) at Miami [25-17]
San Diego (72%) at Washington [33-22]
Chicago at Green Bay (65%) [39-30]
Baltimore (62%) at Cleveland [21-17]
Tennessee (60%) at St. Louis [22-19]
Philadelphia at Oakland (50%) [21-20]
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
North South East West
Cincinnati Bengals 11.5 (+1.3)
Baltimore Ravens 7.6 (-0.2)
Cleveland Browns 6.8 (-0.2)
Pittsburgh Steelers 5.4 (-0.5)
Indianapolis Colts 11.5 (-0.1)
Tennessee Titans 8.2 (-0.1)
Houston Texans 5.0 (-0.1)
Jacksonville Jaguars 0.8 (-0.1)
New England Patriots 11.0 (+0.5)
Miami Dolphins 7.3 (-0.5)
Buffalo Bills 7.0 (-0.3)
New York Jets 6.3 (-1.1)
Kansas City Chiefs 14.1 (-0.1)
Denver Broncos 12.2 (+0.4)
San Diego Chargers 8.4 (-0.1)
Oakland Raiders 6.8 (+0.9)

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
North South East West
Green Bay Packers 11.4 (+0.3)
Detroit Lions 10.1 (+0.5)
Chicago Bears 8.6 (+0.1)
Minnesota Vikings 3.5 (-0.2)
New Orleans Saints 12.0 (+0.4)
Carolina Panthers 10.7 (+0.3)
Atlanta Falcons 5.2 (-0.9)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1.8 (-0.3)
Dallas Cowboys 9.2 (-0.8)
Philadelphia Eagles 6.3 (-0.9)
Washington Redskins 5.5 (-0.7)
New York Giants 3.9 (+1.1)
Seattle Seahawks 13.2 (+0.1)
San Francisco 49ers 11.4 (+0.6)
Arizona Cardinals 7.9 (+1.0)
St. Louis Rams 5.6 (-0.3)

 

PLAYOFF CHANCES
AFC Championship NFC Championship Super Bowl XLVIII
Kansas City Chiefs 49%
Cincinnati Bengals 18%
Denver Broncos 13%
Indianapolis Colts 8%
New England Patriots 7%
San Diego Chargers 4%

Seattle Seahawks 35%
New Orleans Saints 33%
San Francisco 49ers 14%
Green Bay Packers 10%
Dallas Cowboys 5%
Detroit Lions 3%

Kansas City Chiefs (1) 31%
Seattle Seahawks (2) 17%
New Orleans Saints (4) 16%
Cincinnati Bengals (9) 8%
Denver Broncos (3) 7%
San Francisco 49ers (5) 6%
Green Bay (7), Indianapolis (6) 4%
New England Patriots (8) 3%
Dallas Cowboys (10) 2%
Detroit (11), San Diego (13) 1%

 

Teams are ranked by expected number of wins. The value in parentheses is the change in expected win total since last week. Under “Super Bowl”, the number in parentheses is the current Gridiron Rats Power Ranking.

Oct 242013
 

On the MoneySticking with the rat-with-pneumonia theme, this is going to be brief this week. The Preacher had a great week last week, proving that even blind squirrels do indeed find nuts! While the Widow had another solid effort, most of us had a brutal day last Sunday, and the bulk of our contributors are now within ten games of first place in our weekly picks contest. One troublesome note is that Gandhi (LGBT) has now fallen behind our weekly guest quarter. Ruh roh.

Enjoy the picks, but keep your wallet in your pants.

WriterCAR @ TBSF @ JACCLE @ KCMIA @ NEBUF @ NODAL @ DETNYG @ PHI
Brodrick KincaidCARSFKCNENODETPHI
Country PreacherCARSFKCNENODETNYG
DJ CrashCARSFKCNENODALNYG
Fat JesusCARSFKCNENODETNYG
Flip StriclandCARSFKCNENODETPHI
Ghost RatCARSFKCNENODALPHI
LGBTCARSFKCNENODALNYG
Rat's WidowTBSFKCNENODETNYG
Reyno IslandCARSFKCNENODETPHI
SharpeCARSFKCNENODETNYG
Guest QuarterCARJACCLENEBUFDALPHI
WriterNYJ @ CINPIT @ OAKATL @ AZWAS @ DENGB @ MINSEA @ STL
Brodrick KincaidCINOAKAZDENGBSEA
Country PreacherCINPITAZDENGBSEA
DJ CrashCINOAKATLDENGBSEA
Fat JesusCINOAKATLDENGBSEA
Flip StriclandCINPITAZDENGBSEA
Ghost RatCINOAKAZDENGBSEA
LGBTCINOAKAZDENGBSEA
Rat's WidowCINPITATLDENMINSEA
Reyno IslandNYJPITATLDENGBSEA
SharpeCINPITATLDENGBSEA
Guest QuarterNYJOAKAZWASMINSEA

The standings so far:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14
Oct 172013
 

On the MoneyIt was a banner week for our resident experts at GiR. Fat Jesus and Sharpe led the way with 12-3 records, while Country Preacher, DJ Crash, and Ghost Rat all got eleven picks right. The season standings are starting to tighten up, with six of our writers within ten games. Here are the standings to date:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14

Our Week Seven picks demonstrate a lot of consensus among our writers, which is often troublesome news for our picks. we are unanimous on the Dolphins, 49ers, Packers and Giants, and nearly unanimous on a couple of other games. Our games of disagreement include the Patriots at the Jets, where New England is down several key starters and seems ripe for the picking, and the Bengals at the Lions, where it all just depends on which teams show up, as neither have been models of consistency so far this season. We are also split on the divisional match-up between the Cowboys and the Washington football club. Just for giggles, over at Pro Football Talk, Michael David Smith is sitting at 63-29, which would place him in third place at Gridiron Rats, while guru Mike Florio is 57-35, good for fourth place on our site. That ties Florio with our very own Rat’s Widow, and when you are finally allowed to hear how she has made her picks this season, you’ll start turning to her for your football insights over that expert at PFT!

Here are our Week Seven picks. Note that at press time, Sharpe’s picks are outstanding, and will be added as soon as they arrive. (Rat’s Note: He got them in on time.)

WriterSEA @ AZTB @ ATLCHI @ WASDAL @ PHINE @ NYJBUF @ MIASTL @ CARCIN @ DET
Brodrick KincaidSEATBCHIPHINYJMIACARDET
Country PreacherSEAATLWASPHINYJMIACARCIN
DJ CrashSEAATLCHIDALNEMIACARCIN
Fat JesusSEAATLWASDALNEMIACARDET
Flip StriclandSEAATLCHIPHINEMIACARDET
Ghost RatSEAATLCHIPHINEMIACARDET
LGBTAZTBCHIDALNEMIACARCIN
Rat's WidowSEAATLWASDALNEMIACARCIN
Reyno IslandSEAATLCHIDALNYJMIASTLCIN
SharpeSEAATLCHIDALNEMIACARDET
Guest QuarterSEAATLWASDALNEBUFSTLCIN
WriterSD @ JACSF @ TENHOU @ KCBAL @ PITCLE @ GBDEN @ INDMIN @ NYG
Brodrick KincaidSDTENKCBALGBINDNYG
Country PreacherSDSFKCPITGBDENNYG
DJ CrashSDSFHOUBALGBDENNYG
Fat JesusSDSFKCBALGBDENNHG
Flip StriclandSDSFKCPITGBDENNYG
Ghost RatSDSFKCBALGBDENNYG
LGBTSDSFKCBALGBDENNYG
Rat's WidowJACSFHOUPTGBDENNYG
Reyno IslandSDSFKCBALGBDENNYG
SharpeSDSFKCPITGBDENMIN
Guest QuarterJACSFKCPITGBINDMIN
Oct 102013
 

On the MoneyNo time for chatter this week, as we are just getting in under the wire. Here are our picks for Week Six:

WriterNYG @ CHIGB @ BALPHI @ TBPIT @ NYJCAR @ MINOAK @ KCSTL @ HOUCIN @ BUF
Brodrick KincaidNYGBALPHINYJMINKCHOUCIN
Country PreacherCHIGBPHINYJMINKCHOUCIN
DJ CrashCHIBALPHIPITCARKCHOUCIN
Fat JesusCHIGBPHIPITMINKCHOUCIN
Flip StriclandCHIGBPHINYJMINKCHOUCIN
Ghost RatCHIGBPHIPITMINKCHOUCIN
LGBTCHIGBTBNYJMINKCHOUCIN
Rat's WidowCHIBALTBPITMINKCHOUCIN
Reyno IslandCHIGBTBNYJMINKCHOUCIN
SharpeCHIGBPHINYJCARKCSTLCIN
Guest QuarterNYGBALPHIPITMINKCSTLCIN
WriterDET @ CLETEN @ SEAJAC @ DENNO @ NEAZ @ SFWAS @ DALIND @ SD
Brodrick KincaidDETSEADENNO SFDALIND
Country PreacherDETSEADENNOSFDALSD
DJ CrashCLESEADENNESFDALIND
Fat JesusDETSEADENNESFDALIND
Flip StriclandDETSEADENNOSFDALIND
Ghost RatDETSEADENNOSFDALIND
LGBTCLESEADENNOSFDALIND
Rat's WidowDETSEADENNESFWASIND
Reyno IslandDETSEADENNOSFDALIND
SharpeDETSEADENNOSFDALIND
Guest QuarterCLETENDENNOSFDALIND

And the standings through the first five weeks:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14
Oct 032013
 

On the MoneyFor as bad as we were in Week Three, we were pretty good in Week Four.

Out of the fifteen games on tap last weekend, seven of our ten contributors scored ten or eleven wins, with Country Preacher, Fat Jesus, and Ghost Rat leading the way at eleven. But of course Country Preacher had to pick against Miami to get there; had I already mentioned that?

In all seriousness, nearly a quarter of the way through the season we have a tight race in our weekly pool. Here are the standings as we enter Week Five:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14

For Week Five, there are a number of games that generate debate among our resident experts, and we have only two unanimous picks in the 49ers (over the Texans) and the Falcons (over the Jets). We are split 5-5 over the Patriots-Bengals contest and the Saints-Bears game. Remember that Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and Washington all have byes in Week Five.

Here are the Gridiron Rats Week Five picks:

WriterBUF @ CLENE @ CINNO @ CHIJAC @ STLBAL @ MIAPHI @ NYGDET @ GBKC @ TENSEA @ IND
Brodrick KincaidCLECINCHISTLMIANYGGBKCIND
Country PreacherBUFCINNOSTLMIANYGGBTENSEA
DJ CrashCLECINCHISTLBALNYGGBKCSEA
Fat JesusCLENENOSTLMIAPHIGBKCSEA
Flip StriclandCLECINCHISTLMIANYGGBKCSEA
Ghost RatCLENENOSTLBALPHIGBKCIND
LGBTCLENENOJACMIAPHIDETKCSEA
Rat's WidowCLENECHISTLMIANYGGBKCSEA
Reyno IslandCLECINCHISTLMIAPHIDETKCSEA
SharpeCLENENOSTLMIAPHIGBKCSEA
Guest QuarterCLENECHIJACBALPHIDETKCSEA
WriterCAR @ AZDEN @ DALHOU @ SFSD @ OAKNYJ @ ATL
Brodrick KincaidCARDENSFSDATL
Country PreacherCARDALSFSDATL
DJ CrashAZDENSFSDATL
Fat JesusAZDENSFSDATL
Flip StriclandCARDENSFSDATL
Ghost RatCARDENSFSDATL
LGBTCARDENSFSDATL
Rat's WidowCARDENSFOAKATL
Reyno IslandCARDENSFSDATL
SharpeCARDENSFSDATL
Guest QuarterAZDENSFOAKNYJ
Sep 262013
 

On the MoneySo we are rushing to get the Week Four picks under the wire; busy week fro the Rat this week, folks.

It was a tough week for our writers last week, with DJ Crash and the Ghost Rat taking top honors with 10-6 records, and giving us a shared two game lead in the standings.

Before we share the picks, here is a question… how can the same guy who ranks the Dolphins #1 pick against them in their Monday night match-up against the Saints? Inquiring minds want to know…

Here are the Week Four picks. Editor’s Note: The Widow’s picks are in at press time, but not in the Rat’s physical possession. They will be added late tonight when the Rat finally gets home. :-)

WriterSF @ STLBAL @ BUFCIN @ CLECHI @ DETNYG @ KCAZ @ TBIND @ JACSEA @ HOUPIT @ MIN
Brodrick KincaidSFBUFCLECHIKCAZINDSEAPIT
Country PreacherSFBUFCINDETNYGTBINDSEAMIN
DJ CrashSFBALCINCHIKCAZINDSEAMIN
Fat JesusSFBALCINCHIKCAZINDSEAMIN
Flip StriclandSTLBALCINDETKCTBINDSEAMIN
Ghost RatSTLBALCINDETKCAZINDHOUMIN
LGBTSFBALCINCHIKCAZINDSEAMIN
Rat's WidowSTLBALCINDETKCAZINDHOUPIT
Reyno IslandSFBALCINCHINYGAZINDSEAMIN
SharpeSFBALCINCHIKCAZINDSEAMIN
Guest QuarterSTLBALCINDETKCAZINDSEAMIN
WriterNYJ @ TENWAS @ OAKPHI @ DENDAL @ SDNE @ ATLMIA @ NOWEEKOVERALL
Brodrick KincaidNYJWASDENDALATLNO30-18
Country PreacherTENWASDENSDATLNO26-22
DJ CrashTENWASDENDALATLNO34-14
Fat JesusTENWASDENSDATLNO28-20
Flip StriclandTENWASDENDALNENO28-20
Ghost RatTENWASDENSDNENO34-14
LGBTTENWASPHIDALATLNO28-20
Rat's WidowTENWASDENSDATLNO32-16
Reyno IslandNYJWASDENDALATLMIA30-18
SharpeTENOAKDENDALNENO26-22
Guest QuarterNYJOAKDENSDATLMIA24-24
Sep 192013
 

On the MoneyYour very own Ghost Rat had a big week last week, going 13-3 to pull into a four-way tie for first place in the Gridiron Rats pick’em pool. Brodrick, Rat’s Widow and DJ Crash all went 12-4 to share a 24-8 record through two weeks. The Widow means business this season, folks.

For Week Three, we have several unanimous picks, including the Cowboys over the Rams, the Vikings over the Browns, the Saints over the Cardinals, the Texans over the Ravens, the 49ers over the Colts, the Seahawks over the Jaguars, and the Broncos over the Raiders. Look for the Seahawks v. Jaguars game to be a beatdown of epic proportion.

Here is the full slate of picks for Week Three:

WriterKC @ PHITB @ NEGB @ CINSTL @ DALSD @ TENCLE @ MINAZ @ NODET @ WASNYG @ CAR
Brodrick KincaidPHINEGBDALSDMINNODETNYG
Country PreacherKCTBGBDALSDMINNOWASCAR
DJ CrashKCNECINDALTENMINNODETNYG
Fat JesusPHINEGBDALSDMINNOWASNYG
Flip StriclandPHINEGBDALSDMINNOWASCAR
Ghost RatKCNEGBDALTENMINNODETNYG
LGBTKCTBGBDALTENMINNODETCAR
Rat's WidowKCNECINDALTENMINNOWASNYG
Reyno IslandKCNEGBDALSDMINNODETNYG
SharpePHINEGBDALSDMINNODETNYG
Guest QuarterKCTBGBSTLTENCLEAZDETCAR
WriterHOU @ BALATL @ MIABUF @ NYJIND @ SFJAC @ SEACHI @ PITOAK @ DENWeek RecordSeason Record
Brodrick KincaidHOUATLBUFSFSEAPITDEN24-8
Country PreacherHOUATLNYJSFSEAPITDEN19-13
DJ CrashHOUATLBUFSFSEACHIDEN24-8
Fat JesusHOUATLBUFSFSEACHIDEN22-10
Flip StriclandHOUATLBUFSFSEACHIDEN21-11
Ghost RatHOUMIABUFSFSEACHIDEN24-8
LGBTHOUATLBUFSFSEACHIDEN19-13
Rat's WidowHOUATLBUFSFSEAPITDEN24-8
Reyno IslandHOUATLNYJSFSEACHIDEN21-11
SharpeHOUATLBUFSFSEACHIDEN19-13
Guest QuarterBALMIANYJINDJACCHIOAK14-18
Sep 112013
 

On the MoneyWell the Week One upset bug didn’t bother our writers last week, as nearly all of our contributors registered a double digit win total. We have an early four way tie for first place at 12-4, as Brodrick, DJ Crash, Rat’s  Widow and Reyno Island all marched out to the lead. Just one game behind are Fat Jesus, Flip Stricland, and your very own Ghost Rat. Country Preacher trailed the field at 8-8, but at least he beat out the quarter by a game.

This week is a bit dangerous, as we have five unanimous picks; this just begs for an upset or two. We have Atlanta over a talented St. Louis club, Indianapolis over an improved Miami, Green Bay over Washington, New Orleans over Tampa Bay on the road, and Cincinnati over the suddenly weak Steelers. We would have had another, but Reyno took his Jets over the Patriots. On tomorrow’s game, I will say if there is ever a time that the Jets could win in Foxboro, this would be it. That being said, look for the Patriots to find a way to win tomorrow night despite a depleted lineup.

Here are the picks for Week Two and our standings:

WriterNYJ @ NESTL @ ATLSD @ PHIDAL @ KCMIA @ INDTEN @ HOUWAS @ GBCLE @ BALCAR @ BUF
Brodrick KincaidNEATLPHIDALINDHOUGBBALBUF
Country PreacherNEATLPHIKCINDHOUGBBALCAR
DJ CrashNEATLPHIDALINDHOUGBBALCAR
Fat JesusNEATLPHIDALINDHOUGBBALCAR
Flip StriclandNEATLPHIKCINDHOUGBCLECAR
Ghost RatNEATLPHIKCINDHOUGBBALBUF
LGBTNEATLSDDALINDHOUGBCLECAR
Rat's WidowNEATLSDKCINDHOUGBBALCAR
Reyno IslandNYJATLPHIDALINDHOUGBBALCAR
SharpeNEATLPHIDALINDTENGBBALBUF
Guest QuarterNYJSTLPHIKCMIATENWASBALBUF
WriterMIN @ CHINO @ TBDET @ AZJAC @ OAKDEN @ NYGSF @ SEAPIT @ CINWeek RecordSeason Record
Brodrick KincaidCHINODETOAKDENSEACIN11-423-8
Country PreacherCHINOAZOAKNYGSFCIN10-518-13
DJ CrashCHINOAZOAKDENSEACIN11-423-8
Fat JesusCHINOAZOAKDENSFCIN10-521-10
Flip StriclandCHINODETOAKDENSFCIN9-620-11
Ghost RatCHINODETOAKDENSEACIN12-323-8
LGBTCHINOAZJACDENSFCIN9-618-13
Rat's WidowCHINODETJACDENSEACIN11-423-8
Reyno IslandCHINODETOAKDENSFCIN8-720-11
SharpeMINNODETOAKDENSFCIN8-718-13
Guest QuarterMINNODETJACDENSFCIN6-913-18