Saturday, 6 November 2010

Nickel Picks Of The Week

The first game this week that I'm definetly watching is The Oakland Raider against The Kansas City Chiefs.
I really love this matchup becaus you have two teams that struggled last year and now they've both improved more than I think anyone expected so expect this one to be a close one and possibly a high scoring game especially when you have Darren McFadden for Oakland and for the cheifs you have the two headed monster in Thomas jones and Jamaal Charles.
Kc 21 Oak 24

The second game should also be a very,very close one and when you have the battle of the Quarter backs in Peyton Manning and Michael Vick it's always gonna be close with these two.
Now with Michael Vick coming off the injury we don't know exactly how much time he's gonna play for most owners of Michael there hoping a lot but I just find it very hard to say the Eagles are gonna win because when you have Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney on the corners there going to get to the QB more often than not.
Because of Peyton I've got the Colts winning 34 Eagles 31

The third game I don't think will be close at all GB Packers against the Dallas Cowboys.
Now don't say I don't want the Cowboys to win games I do but I just don't think they can win without Romo
once people saw Romo go down you knew their season was probably over saw I see this as a blow out win for the Packers.
Packers 35 The Cowboys 21

Other Games
CHI 21 BUF 28
NYG 24 Sea 27
CIN 27 PIT 31
TB 17 ATL 24
Bal 31 MIA 24
Cle 17 NE 31
MIN 24 ARI 10
NYJ 27 DET 35
NO 31 Car 21
SD 35 Hou 28

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

It's that time again... My Nickel Picks of the week

So the time for Nickel picks have come again and this weeks Three feature games will be very interetsing what you can expect, Randy Moss will be playing against his former team the Pats, while the Jets will be playing a very fired up GB team especially after the close game with Minnesota .

So the first game should be a nail biter right till the end.
The Patriots have just come off a close win against a floundering chargers team while the Minnesota Vikings have come off a devestating loss to the Greenbay Packers. But I am looking for Adrian Peterson to light up the Patriots young defense and while Brett Favre is banged up I don't see Randy Moss having as much production as he would with a healthy Brett Favre. But look for the Pats to have the same potent offense that they have week in and week out.
Final Score Minnesota 21, Patriots 35.

The secod game should also be very close till the end.
The New York Jets have arguably one of the most balanced teams in the NFL and with LT only getting warmed up look for the jets to be red hot, but with Greenbay looking like we thought they would at the start of the season I think some packers fans could make the argument that coming off the bye week the Jets won't be as sharp as the Packers.
Final Score NYJ 28, GB 31.

Then there was one who's it gonna be you might ask?
In the right corner we have two time super bowl champs in the last 5 years the one the only Pittsburgh Steelers but in the left corner we have defending super bowl champions The New Orleans Saints which team would you choose and most might say the Steelers because they beat the Dolphins while the Saints got their butts kicked against the Browns but i'm not counting out the defending champs just yet.
Saints 28, Steelers 27

Other Scores
Ten 35,SD 28
Den 42, SF21
Cin 28, Mia 17
Det 31, Was 24
STL 21, Car 17
KC 34, Buf 37
Oak 28, Sea 31
Ari 21, TB 31

Upset Alert
Watch for Houston to once again take control of the game against the Colts and I know fans can say that the colts have Peyton but look out, Houston has Arian Foster who posted one of the most astonishing preformances of the year against the colts.
Final score Houston 31, Indy 28

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Disappointment in Lambeau

Returning to Lambeau field for the first time this season, Brett Favre was looking for a win against his former team but he would be denied in the final seconds.With his last hope being a 24 yard pass by Favre to Harvin in the final moments, they got the TD only to have it overturned because Harvins foot was out of bounds and so it was an appropriate but disappointing ending for Minnesota.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Week 7 NFL Predictions

My week seven NFL predictions are the following:

The Oakland Raiders will be facing the Denver Broncos and it should be a close one with Oakland's star running back, Darren McFadden coming back for the Oakland squad. While this will help them immensely, the Denver Broncos should overpower them on both sides of the ball so, this should be a fun game to watch. Final Score Denver 31, Oakland 21.

Next up: The Minnesota Vikings against the Greenbay Packers.

The Vikings offense is a high powered one with Randy Moss, Adrian Peterson, and a future hall of fame quarterback in Brett Favre. However, Brett Favre has been less than spectacular through these first six weeks so, don't expect him to throw for five touchdowns and 300 yards. What I do expect from him is to have a mediocre game at best against a tough Packers D. But Adrian Peterson should have a big game considering that Randy Moss is clearing some space for Adrian to run, but don't count out the Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings who seem to have found the connection that they shared in '09. Note that through the first five weeks Greg Jennings has been a non-factor until just this past week when he had his first game. Final score Minnesota 27, Greenbay 24.

Finally: The Carolina Panthers against the San Fransisco 49'ers.

The Carolina Panthers do not have a win at all this season and are hoping to finally get it as they face the 49'ers. The Carolina Panthers offense is currently in shambles and they need to figure it out. They have two quality backs in Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams but it's obvious neither back can get into their  groove and that's not even their biggest concern. The Panther's biggest concern currently is the quarterback position. The Panthers have an unproven starter in Matt Moore and they need to figure it out quickly. Meanwhile, the 49'ers are possibly in an even bigger mess but they have an overall better team on offense and defense. Look for this game to be a low scoring game. Final score 49'ers 21, Panthers 14.

Notable Games
San Diego 21, Pats 24
Miami 14, Pitt 28
NYG 31, Dal 21
STL 24,TB 10
NO 35, CLE 21
TEN 14, PHI 28
BAL 31, BUF 14
KC 24, JAC 7
CIN 21, ATL 28
CHI 21, WAS 14

Upset Alert
Watch for the Seattle Seahawks to come out strong against Arizona with Russel Okung back to full strength and Marshawn Lynch looking strong playing at a pro bowl level. These are all the ingredients they need for a possible playoff run. Final Score Seattle 42, Arizona 28.