Sunday, October 23, 2016

Week 7: Stally Goes Solo

After a no-call last week, the Seahawks are sitting pretty,
and the Falcons are looking to bounce back.
Stally: Austen is still in the moving-in process with Emily.  This means that not only has she ruined our fantasy football league with her ridiculously good team, but now she's going after the blog.  Although with the way Austen and I haven't been able to pick games, we might want to cede power to her on this one anyway.

Here are my picks for the week:

@Cincinnati over Cleveland (15 confidence points)

The Bengals aren't very good at 2-4, but they've had one of the toughest strengths of schedules and have at least managed a couple of wins.  The Browns have managed a single win and might not at any point.

Austen: Cincinnati (13)

@Atlanta over San Diego (14 confidence points)

The Falcons lost in Seattle on a tough call.  That win would have made them 5-1, and one of the best teams in the league.  This week, they should pick up that fifth win and reassert themselves as one of the league's best.

Austen: Atlanta (10)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Week 6: Stally's Thoughts

The Patriots are on to Cincinnati, and we all know how that goes.
Austen and I had time to make our picks, but with Austen and Emily getting ready to move and a lack of internet at the new apartment, it's all me this week on the thoughts.  -Stally

Austen's Eight-Point Pick
@Arizona over New York Jets

Stally: Ouch.  It's bad when Austen picks against his beloved Jets with the first pick, but there's just not a lot going right for that team right now.

Stally's Eight-Point Pick
@New England over Cincinnati

Stally: "We're on to Cincinnati," Bill Belichick.  #NuffSaid

Austen's Seven-Point Pick
Pittsburgh over @Miami

Stally: There's a huge disparity between these two teams, and I would be shocked if the Dolphins won.  Not to mention that home-field advantage doesn't often seem to help Miami.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Week 5: Brady's Back

This guys is back. Ugh.
Tom Brady is back.  Deflategate is officially over.  All is right in the world.

Stally's Seven-Point Pick
New England over @Cleveland

Stally: There is very little chance that the worst of 32 teams in the NFL finds a way to beat Tom Brady in his return to the NFL.  He's been known to lay a whooping on this league when he has something to prove, which has seemed like pretty much every game since he was drafted 199th in the 2000 draft.

Austen: Brady will put on a show and play angry. Browns have no chance.

Austen's Seven-Point Pick
@Minnesota over Houston

Austen: No team has played better the first quarter of the season than the Vikings. I will stick with them at home against any team, let alone a Texans team that has yet to find any consistency on offense or defense. 

Stally:  Despite having lost both their franchise QB and franchise RB, the Vikings are shaping up to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender.  I can't disagree with this pick at all.

Stally's Six-Point Pick
@Green Bay over New York Giants

Stally:  The Giants have failed to impress, and the Packers are at home and coming off a bye week, so they should be rested and ready to dominate.

Austen: The Packers do not lose coming off a bye, and they rarely lose at home. Don't need to think twice about this game. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Week 4: No Faith in LA

Who are these LA Rams?
Two weeks ago, both Stally and I had all our eggs in the basket of the Seahawks crushing the Rams. That did not work out so well for us. Call us stubborn if you will, but we are sticking with putting it all on the Rams being a very bad football team.

With injuries all over the NFL, it becomes ever increasingly difficult to predict. However, here are our picks for the week.

Austen's Eight-Point Pick
@Arizona over Los Angeles

Austen: I do not care that the Rams have won two in a row. I do not care that the Cardinals just got their butts handed to them by the floundering Bills. This is going to be a blow out. Talent always wins out. 

Stally: It's hard to believe that the Rams (2-1), who were shutout 28-0 to open the season in San Francisco, are somehow doing better in the standings than the Cardinals (1-2), who made it to the NFC Championship Game last year.  That just needs to change!

Stally's Eight-Point Pick
@New England over Buffalo

Stally: It doesn't matter who starts at QB for the Patriots.  Bill Belichick's teams never lose at home to the Bills.

Austen: This is a crazy amount of confidence to put into a team who really has no idea who their starting quarterback is going to be. If Rex Ryan loses this game in spectacular fashion, he might not have a job on Monday. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Week 2: Football Returns to LA (Kind Of)

Los Angeles has been known for a lot of things, but football has
not been one of those things for a long time. LA will have to
wait a little longer to add that to their resume.

Stally's Eight-Point Pick
Seattle over @Los Angeles

Stally: Woof!  The Rams are far worse than any of us expected.  I mean, we thought they wouldn't be great, but a 28-0 loss to a lowly 49ers team?!  The Rams.  Are.  Terrible!

Austen: Nuff said. 

Austen's Eight-Point Pick
@Carolina over San Francisco

Austen: The Panthers might be 0-1 but the 49ers are one of the worst teams in the league. Do not let the 49ers romping of the Rams confuse you. They are a very bad football team. Carolina will be angry after last week's loss. This will be a blowout. 

Stally: I agree with this pick completely.

Stally's Seven-Point Pick

@New England over Miami

Stally: Jimmy G looked very comfortable in Week 1.  Miami puts up a good fight at home in this matchup each year, but usually gets runs over in New England.

Austen: This is a little too much confidence in the Pats, but I do not disagree with the outcome. The Dolphins fought hard against the Seahawks, but came up short. They will come up short again.