Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Bears’

Okay, technically, the final week’s games will be played in 2017, but this is the 2016 season, so the title remains as it is. As far as making the picks for the week, there are only a handful of games that mean much at all, beyond who makes the roster next season and who is […]

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As we close in on the final weeks of the regular season, the playoff pictures are as clear as mud. There are only a hand full of teams that are certain playoff contenders, and only a hand full that are out of the playoff picture, leaving nearly the entire league still mathematically in it, with […]


At this point in the season, I’m looking for anything positive to grab hold of. After picking perfectly for three or four weeks, I seem to have fallen into a funk lately, especially in the Upset category. So when I found a glimmer of hope, I grabbed it. I have finally found a trend that […]


Wow, what an off-season. I can’t remember the last time I’d seen so many players taken out of service before the season even started. And I’m only talking about the arrests and suspensions! Add in all of the trades and injuries, and you’d be hard pressed to find any team with the same starting lineup […]


The only thing more difficult than trying to pick winners in weeks 1 and 2 is trying to pick winners in weeks 16 and 17.  Last week was a week of upsets and weird finishes. This week should be even stranger.  Usually week 17 presents us with a bundle of games that are meaningless. As […]


Well I’m kind of on a losing streak with my “Upset” picks, which is preventing me from having perfect 3-0 weeks.  So after I made my picks this week, I quickly checked them against the experts and found that four of them were considered upsets. So how do I approach the games this week?  I […]


Wow!  Talk about a roller coaster last week.  In a matter of minutes, I went from a 1-2 week to a 3-0 week, thanks to collapses by the Cowboys and the Steelers. In all honesty, I shouldn’t be all that surprised.  The Steelers are a mere shell of the mighty teams they have put together […]


It’s been a long and busy offseason.  Most teams barely resemble their final rosters from last season.  Salary cap issues played a large role in that, forcing many players to work in different cities this year. Another big reason is the number of rookies that will actually crack the starting lineups.  I haven’t done the […]


At first glance, you’d think I would be upset about going 0 for 3 last week. Well, my friends, my secret diabolical plan worked.  That’s right, I was willing to sacrifice my own personal stats to help end the miserable nine game losing streak that my hometown Cardinals were stuck in. I had proclaimed the […]


Am I on fire or what?  Eleven for twelve, including another perfect day on Thanksgiving.  I could get used to this! Uh-oh.  The schedule may not let me enjoy this much longer.  Have you seen this week’s matchups? Okay, I’m feeling pretty good about the Lock of the Week.  But the Upset and the Game…not […]