Tuesday, October 15, 2013

NFL Week 6 Pick Results

Winning team in bold.

Unanimous Picks (6-3)


Bengals @ Bills
Giants @ Bears
Raiders @ Chiefs
Jaguars @ Broncos
Titans @ Seahawks
Redskins @ Cowboys


Steelers @ Jets
Not much to say about this one, except the Steelers (probably) aren't as bad as their first 4 games, and (as I said a couple weeks ago) the Jets aren't as good as their record. For the first time all season, the Steelers got a couple of turnovers, and didn't turn the ball over themselves. It makes a difference.
Rams @ Texans
The Texans gained nearly twice as many yards than the Rams. But their drives ended in punts, fumbles, interceptions, a couple field goals, and one garbage time touchdown. The Rams only had 3 sustained drives, but they all ended in touchdowns. Add in a couple defensive touchdowns, and this was a shockingly easy win for them.
Colts @ Chargers
The Colts couldn't hardly buy a 3rd down conversion this game. They didn't have any in the first half, and only 2 in the second. The result was lots of stalled drives, and occasionally getting into field goal range. The Chargers weren't amazingly better, but they put a touchdown on the board, along with four field goals of their own, which was enough to put this one out of reach.

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

Lions (APR, Line) @ Browns (SRS)
I have to put this one on the Browns' defense. It's pretty tough to win when you give up 31 points. It's impossible when your offense is as bad as the Browns.
Panthers (SRS) @ Vikings (APR, Line)
The Vikings' defense at least kept this game within reach through halftime. But things fell apart in the 3rd quarter, and the Vikings' offense was never able to keep up.
Eagles (APR, Line) @ Buccaneers (SRS)
Mike Glennon is posting at least marginally better passing stats than Josh Freeman did the first three weeks, and the Buccaneers managed to score a season-high 20 points. Unfortunately, the defense also gave up a season-high 31 points, and there was no way for the offense to keep up.
Saints (APR, SRS) @ Patriots (Line)
Drew Brees did not have a good day passing (under a 50% completion rate, a pick, and only 236 yards passing). But the Saints' defense didn't help anything, giving up over 18 points for the first time this season, including the last-second game winning touchdown.
Cardinals (APR) @ 49ers (SRS, 49ers)
Largely thanks to a valiant effort by the Cardinals' defense, this game was close at the start of the fourth quarter. But the Cardinals' offense couldn't stay on the field, and only scored a couple field goals in the second half. It wasn't nearly enough.
Ravens (APR) @ Packers (SRS, Line)
In spite of playing without Clay Mattews, the Packers' defense (with the exception of a couple late drives) did an outstanding job of shutting down the Ravens' offense. It should also be noted, that for the second week in a row, Mason Crosby's field goals were another key factor in the win.


Another bad week for APR. At least it's over 0.500 this time.

APR 8- 7 42-3455.3%
SRS 9- 6 45-3159.2%
Line 10- 5 46-3060.5%