Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota Vikings’

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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This is a strange season indeed. With three weeks remaining in the regular season, only New England and Dallas were guaranteed playoff berths, and only the Patriots had locked up their division. Seattle joined that party after beating the hapless Lambs this past Thursday, but the playoff picture as a whole is still wide open. […]


Quick. What’s the first thing you thought of when you read that headline? Was it something like “this guy must have given up on the Arizona Cardinals”? I could understand it if it was. But you’d be wrong. What I really meant was “why are all of these so-called expert talking heads crowning the Seattle […]


Okay, I’m back after taking last week off. Given the choice of taking another crack at picking winners in a league full of upsets or spending the weekend with the oldest grandkids, it was a no-brainer. While I was gone, several teams in the league also took the week off. Among them were three of […]


If you’re anything like me, congratulations. But you’re also sick to death of all of the preseason predictions for divisional winners, conference winners and even Super Bowl winners. They began pouring in just after last February’s Super Bowl, and they haven’t stopped since. The idea that anyone, with any degree of credibility and accuracy, can […]


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 […]


I’ve always said that week one and week seventeen are the two most difficult weeks to make accurate picks. This season appears to be keeping that trend alive and well. Okay, I actually picked 11 out of 16 correct, so I’m not too shaken up about that for week one. But some of the games […]


Okay, so last week wasn’t exactly a prognosticator’s dream.  The NFL schedule yielded more than a handful of upsets. Unfortunately, the impact of the week’s results was felt here, too.  Not only was my Upset of the Week a disaster (I know, why in world did I think Atlanta would figure things out against Seattle?), […]


I knew it was going to be difficult to go three for three last weekend, so I can’t be too unhappy getting two out of three.  I guess I should have known da’ Bears would eventually figure out how to score on offense. With the season getting closer and closer to the playoffs, upsets will […]


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 […]