Sunday, December 4, 2016

Week 13: Challenging the Bookies

Keep an eye on Jamies Winston and the Bucs as
they head to San Diego with playoff hopes alive.
Stally: Austen is out again this week, so it's just my picks for this one.  I'm taking seven underdogs according the book used on Yahoo! Fantasy, so we'll see how this turns out.  I have a feeling not well, but I'm sticking to my guns.

Here are my picks in order of confidence points:

15. @New England over Los Angeles

Stally: The Rams could frustrate Tom Brady and the Patriots (maybe, they gave up 49 points last week after having gone four straight without giving up more than 17), but their offense isn't going to score enough points to make it competitive on the road.

14. @Oakland over Buffalo

Stally: The Raiders prove each week that they're worthy of being talked about as a Super Bowl contender.  The Bills seem to be having a good season but at 6-5, they're far from elite.

13. Denver over @Jacksonville

Stally: The clock has struck midnight for Cinderella, as the Broncos aren't winning the games they managed to pull out last year.  But, they'll still roll over a hapless Jaguars team.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Week 12: Stuffed on Turkey

The Cowboys' star rookies might dress like ragamuffins,
but they look pretty good on the field!
Stally: Austen travelled to upstate New York this weekend to get loaded up on turkey, so we missed our traditional Thanksgiving Day post.  I've already had two turkey dinners myself, but am slowly waking up in enough time for some NFL football.

Here are my picks for the week in terms of confidence points, as Austen will spend the entire day driving along I-90 (or something like that) ... fun ...

16. New England over @New York Jets

Stally: This is the one game of the week that I really just can't find a way that the underdog wins.  I mean, even if Tom Brady, who is questionable, shockingly misses the game, I still go advantage Patriots.

15. New York Giants over @Cleveland

Stally: Every week I point out that the Browns are still winless, and every week they lose again by a sizable margin.  That won't change against a 7-3 Giants team exceeding expectations.

14. Seattle over @Tampa Bay

Stally: Seattle is hitting its stride, and that's bad news for anyone in its way.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Week 11: This is the World that We Live In

Tom Brady good. Colin Kaepernick bad. That is the boys'
detailed analysis of the Pats-49ers Week 11 matchup.
With the landscape of the NFL changing, the game projections become all the more complicated. The Chiefs and Raiders are two of the best teams in the AFC. The Lions are outclassing the Packers and Vikings. And the Titans are in prime position to win a terrible AFC South.

This is the world that we live in. Here we go.

Stally's Seven-Point Pick
New England over @San Francisco

Stally: The Patriots struggled against the Seahawks, but are still one of the Super Bowl front runners. There's no way they lose to 1-8 San Francisco.

Austen: My head will explode if the 49ers beat the Patriots. The Pats might have to lose 2-3 quarterbacks to injuries for the 49ers to even have a shot. 

Austen's Seven-Point Pick
Pittsburgh over @Cleveland

Austen: The Steelers have been playing well below where they need to be playing if they are going to make the playoffs, but the Browns are no match to the Steelers, no matter how poorly they play. 

Stally: The Browns aren't going to win a game this season, so keep picking against them with full confidence.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Week 10: Week in Review

The SOB boys made some glaring errors in their predictions
this week, but that's why they say Any Given Sunday.
Well Stally got to the pick this week, so here is his pre-game analysis along side my post-game analysis. Here we go:

Austen's Seven-Point Pick
@Arizona over San Francisco

Stally: Definitely one of the easiest picks of the year.

Austen: Well it was an easy pick for me to make, but it was not so easy for the Cardinals to win. It took a last second field goal in order for the once dominant Cardinal to knock off possibly the worst team in the NFL. Colin Kaepernick has given life to the 49ers, but that is still no excuse for an Arizona team fighting for their playoff lives. 

Stally's Seven-Point Pick
@Baltimore over Cleveland

Stally: There's nothing easier than picking against the Browns on Thursday night to bank a 1-0 start to the week.

Austen: After looking about as good as a team can look without winning a game in the first half of the season, the Browns have headed towards full blown dumpster fire status. They will always be the least talented team on the field, but at least they were fighting earlier in the season. This is going to be the second ever 0-16 team in NFL history. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Week 9: The Boys Are Back!

Dak Prescott has the Cowboys looking up.
The boys are back!

No, not the Cowboys, although they're back too.  But after a hiatus for Austen's move to a new apartment and Stally's trip football trip to Carolina (Gamecocks and Panthers), the Stubborn OXen boys are back for Week 9.

Oh yeah, and we have Round 2 of our fantasy head-to-head in our famous keeper league too, so that should be interesting.

Here are our picks:

Stally's Seven-Point Pick
@Green Bay over Indianapolis

Stally: I'm not ready to tout the Packers as one of the league's best.  There are flaws, and there are no running backs in Green Bay.  However, the Colts are a mess right now, and the Pack is good enough to win this one easily at home.

Austen: The Colts' defense is non-existent and Aaron Rodgers is back to looking like, well, Aaron Rodgers. This should be a blowout.

Austen's Seven-Point Pick
@Kansas City over Jacksonville