Tuesday, October 11, 2011

NFL Week 5 Pick Results

Winning team in bold.

Unanimous Picks (5-1)

Packers @ Falcons
Saints @ Panthers
Jets @ Patriots
Buccaneers @ 49ers
Bears @ Lions


Seahawks @ Giants
This was an offensive melt-down for the Giants. Thirteen (13!) drives ended with a punt, fumble, interception, or safety. The Seahawks take advantage, and come away with just their 3rd road win outside the division since 2006.

Split Picks: (APR: 4-3, SRS 2-5, Line 3-4)

Another good week for APR, successfully picking one home and three road underdogs!

Titans (APR, SRS) @ Steelers (Line)
The Steelers put up perhaps their best offensive effort of the season, with 174 rushing yards and 5 passing touchdowns. The Titans fell behind early, and didn't have a way to keep up, especially with Chris Johnson having another bad day.
Cardinals (APR, SRS) @ Vikings (Line)
The Cardinals helped the the Vikings get off to a quick start with an interception, a lost fumble, and terrible run defense. The Vikings didn't do much of anything after the first quarter, but they didn't have to, because a 28-point deficit was way more than the Cardinals were able to overcome.
Chargers (Line) @ Broncos (APR, SRS)
Kyle Orton is, at best, a journeyman quarterback. This was not one of his best days—6/13 for 34 yards and a pick through two quarters. Meanwhile, the Chargers continue to look unimpressive, almost letting Tim Tebow and his limited offensive skill set steal a win.
Eagles (Line) @ Bills (APR, SRS)
I speculated the Bills should be favored in this game because of the Eagles bad defense. Ironically, the Eagles defense probably could've carried them in this game, if Michael Vick had not thrown 4 interceptions.
Chiefs (APR) @ Colts (SRS, Line)
The Colts are another team that seem to find a new way every week to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. How bad is their defense, that they couldn't hold a 21-point lead on what had seemed until now a very anemic Chiefs offense?
Bengals (APR, SRS) @ Jaguars (Line)
A close game (in spite of a last-second fumble return touchdown). The Bengals' defense came up big in this one, holding the Jaguars to field goals after twice having first-and-goal. That's 8 points the Jaguars left on the field, a crucial difference in a game that was essentially decided by 3 points.
Raiders (APR) @ Texans (SRS, Line)
The Raiders' defense carried the day for them, holding the Texans to just 20 points. Special mention should also be made to Sebastian Janikowski, who made 3 field goals of 50+ yards.


APR 9-436-24-159.8%
SRS 7-637-23-161.4%