NFL Week 9 Results: Are Things Looking Up?

Just by quickly glancing at my predictions I believe I did a pretty good job this weekend, but my goodness have the Jets been denting my overall season record with them winning at all. That’s because I biasedly picked them to lose every game. Why did I do that? Well the signs were all there: Bad QB situation, very few offensive weapons, a coach that appeared to be on borrowed time (Rex Ryan is in the last year of his contract!), and an organization that was just trying to get through the year without anymore butt fumbles!

Nonetheless, I should apologize to the Jets organization for doubting them, but please do me a favor and don’t win another game the rest of the year, please? Thanks!

(Source: Wikipedia)

(Source: Wikipedia)

Teams on their ‘Bye’ Week: Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers

Here are my predictions for this week:

Remember green is correct; red is incorrect.

WEEK 9

Thursday, Oct. 31

Bengals @ Dolphins — 8:25 p.m. Dolphins 35 Bengals 17

Man, I would’ve been totally fine with being wrong about this one!

Sunday, Nov. 3

Falcons @ Panthers — 1 p.m. Falcons 20 Panthers 13
Vikings @ Cowboys — 1 p.m. Cowboys 38 Vikings 21
Saints @ Jets — 1 p.m. Saints 45 Jets 13
Titans @ Rams — 1 p.m. Rams 27 Titans 24
Chiefs @ Bills — 1 p.m. Chiefs 20 Bills 17
Chargers @ Redskins — 1 p.m. Redskins 35 Chargers 20
Eagles @ Raiders – 4:05 p.m. Eagles 17 Raiders 14
Buccaneers @ Seahawks 4:05 pm Seahawks 30 Buccaneers 10
Ravens @ Browns — 4:25 p.m. Browns 17 Ravens 6
Steelers @ Patriots — 4:25 p.m. Patriots 30 Steelers 21
Colts @ Texans – 8:30 p.m. Texans 35 Colts 28

Monday, Nov. 4

Bears @ Packers – 8:40 p.m. Packers 35 Bears 23

This would have been correct had Aaron Rodgers not been knocked out of the game!

Week 9 Record: 8-5

Season Record: 73-60

The exact same record last week! It may not be the best, but at least it’s becoming consistent and over .500 consistent at that!

 

Donald Glover as Troy Barnes in an episode of Community expresses my feelings about my season predictions. (Source)

Donald Glover, as Troy Barnes in an episode of Community, expresses my feelings about my season predictions thus far. (Source)

Here are Andrew’s predictions:

WEEK 9

Thursday, Oct. 31

Bengals @ Dolphins — 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Falcons @ Panthers — 1 p.m.
Vikings @ Cowboys — 1 p.m.
Saints @ Jets — 1 p.m.
Titans @ Rams — 1 p.m.
Chiefs @ Bills — 1 p.m.
Chargers @ Redskins — 1 p.m.
Eagles @ Raiders – 4:05 p.m.
Buccaneers @ Seahawks – 4:05 p.m.
Ravens @ Browns — 4:25 p.m.
Steelers @ Patriots – 4:25 p.m.
Colts @ Texans – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 4

Bears @ Packers – 8:40 p.m.

Week 9 Record: 9-4

Season Record: 82-51

Well it appears that Andrew had a bit of foresight regarding the Falcons/Panthers , because that was the only game this weekend that we did not agree on and the Falcons look abysmal (that’ll happen when you lose your Top 2 WRs, though). Which pretty much means that I have to be correct on any picks down the stretch where we disagree to even come close to winning this thing! Here is to that!

 

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What If NFL Franchises Were Organized By Their Mascot?

As a child I found it very strange that the Cincinnati Bengals were not in the same division or conference even as the Detroit Lions or Carolina Panthers. Shouldn’t the ‘big cat’ mascotted (made that word up) teams be in the same division? Shouldn’t big cats be organized with other big cats? Why aren’t the Philadelphia Eagles in the same division as the Baltimore Ravens, or Seattle Seahawks? It didn’t make sense to my young, child mind.

(Source: Wikipedia)

(Source: Wikipedia)

Basically, my childhood OCD of trying to organize similar things together is coming out in full force today, but I’m going to go ahead and reorganize the divisions (and conferences) based upon their mascots because why not? If the divisions end up being more competitive looking than current ones I am going to send this straight to Roger Goodell (because, you know, he totally cares about the league). (I’m also going to ignore travel restraints and pretend that we have developed high-speed transport when travelling from the West Coast to East Coast; vice-versa).

Here is the current division breakdown in case you forget which teams are in which division.

Here is the new division breakdown:

Animal Kingdom Football Conference

Big Cat Division

Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals

Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars

Bulky Quadruped Division

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

Denver Broncos

St. Louis Rams

Misc. Animals

Arizona Cardinals

Cleveland Browns (They’re ‘dawgs’ right?)

Indianapolis Colts

Miami Dolphins

Soaring Division

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks (Seahawk = Osprey)

Human Constructs Football Conference

All-American Division

Houston Texans

New England Patriots

New York Jets* (Rationale below)

San Francisco 49ers

Extra Humanoids/One Insensitive Name Division

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers

Washington Redskins

Mythical Division

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

San Diego Chargers

Tennessee Titans

Pillager Division

Dallas Cowboys

Minnesota Vikings

Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 *I put the New York Jets in the ‘All-American Division’ because [Fighter] Jets = military, and when I think military I think ‘MERICA.

Which division do you think would be the most competitive this way? Which teams do you think should be slightly shuffled? Let me know in the comments.

I think the ‘Big Cat Division’ would be competitive (minus the Jaguars of course), as well as the ‘Soaring Division.’ The ‘Extra Humanoids’ could also be competitive and fun to watch. The names of the conferences could use some work, they don’t flow as well as saying ‘AFC’ or ‘NFC.’

NFL Week 2 Prediction Results: How Bad Did I Do This Week?

Here are my season predictions; here are my week 1 prediction results.

So far I am 10-6, and Andrew is 10-6 as well. Will this week change things? Will I pull ahead, or fall flat on my face this week? This was another wild week of football, and I am still grateful it is back again.

Let’s check out how I did. *Fingers crossed*

Green is correct; Red is incorrect. The scores really don’t matter, but if I happen to ever get one perfectly correct I will let you know (because you probably care so much about that!).

WEEK 2

Thursday, Sept. 12

Jets @ Patriots — 8:25 p.m. Patriots 30 Jets 10 

Side note: How bad are the Patriots this year? Easily the worst 2-0 team.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Rams @ Falcons — 1 p.m. Falcons 24 Rams 17
Chargers @ Eagles — 1 p.m. Eagles 21 Chargers 13
Cowboys @ Chiefs — 1 p.m. Chiefs 14 Cowboys 10
Dolphins @ Colts — 1 p.m. Dolphins 24 Colts 20 I GOT THIS SCORE RIGHT!
Titans @ Texans — 1 p.m. Texans 20 Titans 16
Redskins @ Packers — 1 p.m. Packers 24 Redskins 21
Browns @ Ravens — 1 p.m. Ravens 20 Browns 10
Panthers @ Bills — 1 p.m. Panthers 38 Bills 10
Vikings @ Bears — 1 p.m. Vikings 17 Bears 13
Saints @ Buccaneers — 4:05 p.m. Saints 24 Buccaneers 17
Lions @ Cardinals — 4:05 p.m. Lions 24 Cardinals 20
Jaguars @ Raiders — 4:25 p.m. Raiders 21 Jaguars 13
Broncos @ Giants — 4:25 p.m. Broncos 31 Giants 24
49ers @ Seahawks — 8:30 p.m. Seahawks 21 49ers 20

Monday, Sept. 16

Steelers @ Bengals — 8:40 p.m. Bengals 28 Steelers 17

Week 2 Record: 12-4

Season Record: 22-10

Not too shabby at all. Getting better every week. Even all my incorrect picks this week easily could have been right!

(Source: Wikipedia)

(Source: Wikipedia)

Here’s Andrew’s season prediction.

Let’s see how he did this week.

WEEK 2

Thursday, Sept. 12

Jets @ Patriots — 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Rams @ Falcons — 1 p.m.
Chargers @ Eagles — 1 p.m.
Cowboys @ Chiefs — 1 p.m.
Dolphins @ Colts – 1 p.m.
Titans @ Texans — 1 p.m.
Redskins @ Packers — 1 p.m.
Browns @ Ravens — 1 p.m.
Panthers @ Bills — 1 p.m.
Vikings @ Bears — 1 p.m.
Saints @ Buccaneers — 4:05 p.m.
Lions @ Cardinals — 4:05 p.m.
Jaguars @ Raiders — 4:25 p.m.
Broncos @ Giants — 4:25 p.m.
49ers @ Seahawks — 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 16

Steelers @ Bengals — 8:40 p.m.

Week 2 Record: 12-4

Season Record: 22-10

Wow. We’re deadlocked still. This is incredible. One of us is eventually going to pull away. Still early on in the year, but it’s pretty gnarly we’re both sitting at 22-10.