Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NFL Week 7 Pick Results

Winning team in bold.

Unanimous Picks (7-4)


Seahawks @ Cardinals
Chargers @ Jaguars
49ers @ Titans
Browns @ Packers
Buccaneers @ Falcons
Panthers @ Rams
Texans @ Chiefs


Bills @ Dolphins
This was a very sloppy game for the Dolphins, starting with a pick 6 on their first possession, and continuing on through to a lost fumble late in the fourth quarter when they were trying to protect a 1-point lead. Turnovers are always bad; turnovers that give your opponents points can be (and in this case were) game breakers.
Bengals @ Lions
The Lions haven't won this season without scoring at least 27 points, or getting at least a couple turnovers. Neither of those things happened in this game. Still, they were in this right to the end, but couldn't put together one more touchdown drive to put this game away.
Patriots @ Jets
Another game by Tom Brady with a completion rate below 50%, and no touchdowns sure didn't help the Patriots. Geno Smith actually had better passing stats (though not by a lot). And, for the second time this season, a late penalty set the Jets up for a game-winning field goal. That can't be an actual strategy. Right?
Broncos @ Colts
That was a really ugly game for the Broncos. Turnovers, penalties, lousy protection on the offensive line, as well as the Broncos' bad defense all played their part to give the Broncos their first loss.

Split Picks: (APR 1-3, SRS 1-3, Line 3-1)

Cowboys (APR, SRS) @ Eagles (Line)
Nick Foles had a terrible day (11/29, 80 yards) even before he left the game, and LeSean McCoy's 55 yards rushing wasn't anywhere near enough to take up the slack. The Cowboys' defense has done okay against lesser offenses, but this was ridiculous. The Eagles' offense just didn't produce anything on the field.
Ravens (APR, SRS) @ Steelers (Line)
The Steelers were surprisingly efficient on offense in this game. Not counting a kneel down at the end of the first half, they only had two drives that didn't end in a score. Couple that with a solid defensive effort in holding the Ravens to 16 points, and it was enough for them to get the win.
Bears (APR, SRS) @ Redskins (Line)
Didn't the Bears used to have a defense? Although, looking at their box scores this season, this is the third game they've given up at least 30 points. It's not going to matter much who they've got under center if their defense can't stop anybody.
Vikings (APR, SRS) @ Giants (Line)
Whatever their other problems are, the Giants still have a good rush defense, which means they were able to shut down Adrian Peterson. And with Josh Freeman starting at quarterback, with barely any time to learn the playbook, it's no surprise that they were able to shut down the Vikings offense.


APR 8- 7 50-4154.9%
SRS 8- 7 53-3858.2%
Line 10- 5 56-3561.5%