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RJ’s NFL Picks – Week Nine

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I went 8-6 last week, which puts me at 72-42 for the season, for an overall winning percentage of approximately 63%. (For a comparison, check out the "experts" over at ESPN.)

The following are my picks for the NFL's Week Nine:

Sunday, Nov. 5

Atlanta 5-2 at Detroit 1-6 – 1:00 p.m.

I know it's not really going to happen, but I'll pick…

DETROIT BY 1

Cincinnati 4-3 at Baltimore 5-2 – 1:00 p.m.

Baltimore QB Steve McNair is healthy again, and Billick's now making the calls on offense. Plus, they're at home and have a superior defense.

BALTIMORE BY 6

Dallas 4-3 at Washington 2-5 – 1:00 p.m.

Put a tomahawk in 'em: the Redskins are done.

COWBOYS BY 4

Green Bay 3-4 at Buffalo 2-5 – 1:00 p.m.

Green Bay has won two in a row, and Buffalo has lost three in a row. I'll side with the momentum here.

PACKERS BY 5

Houston 2-5 at N.Y. Giants 5-2 – 1:00 p.m.

Houston will remain winless on the road against a Giants team on a four-game winning streak.

GIANTS BY 10

Kansas City 4-3 at St. Louis 4-3 – 1:00 p.m.

This should be a close game. Both teams have been hit-or-miss all season, so it's a difficult pick to make. But I still think the Rams are overrated at 4-3, so I'll go with the road team here.

KC BY 1

Miami 1-6 at Chicago 7-0 – 1:00 p.m.

I would literally consider betting my life savings on this one, if I actually had a life savings to bet.

BEARS BY 29

New Orleans 5-2 at Tampa Bay 2-5 – 1:00 p.m.

Hmm. The Saints looked pretty mortal last week against the Ravens. And Tampa Bay has been much better with Bruce Gradkowski under center. I'm picking an upset here.

TAMPA BAY BY 2

Tennessee 2-5 at Jacksonville 4-3 – 1:00 p.m.

Tennessee's two-game winning streak is about to get snapped. (And Vince Young had better be in full-blown scramble mode, or a winning-streak won't be the only thing that gets snapped…)

JAGUARS BY 8

Minnesota 4-3 at San Francisco 2-5 – 4:05 p.m.

I think this one will be surprisingly close, but with an unsurprising final result.

VIKINGS BY 2

Cleveland 2-5 at San Diego 5-2 – 4:15 p.m.

Charlie Frye has already thrown 11 INTs this season, and San Diego is undefeated at home. Need I say more?

SD BY 13

Denver 5-2 at Pittsburgh 2-5 – 4:15 p.m.

What a disappointing season it's been so far for the Steelers … and it looks likely to get worse before it gets better.

BROWN COWS BY 4

Indianapolis 7-0 at New England 6-1 – 8:15 p.m.

This is the game of the week, hands down. I guess I'll make the same mistake I did last week, and pick against the undefeated Colts on the road.

PATS BY 3

Monday, Nov. 6

Oakland 2-5 at Seattle 4-3 – 8:30 p.m.

The only question for me is: Will the Raiders manage to score a TD? Or just a field goal? Or none of the above? (Well, I guess that's actually three questions, but you get my drift…)

SEATTLE BY 7

[ Bye Week Teams: Arizona 1-7, Carolina 4-4, N.Y. Jets 4-4, Philadelphia 4-4 ]

Weekly Results

Week One 10-6
Week Two 12-4
Week Three 6-8
Week Four 9-5
Week Five 10-4
Week Six 10-3
Week Seven 7-6
Week Eight 8-6

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  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    Sorry for the delay… :-/

  • DOM

    ok lets see…

    Atlanta
    Baltimore
    Dallas- Hope ur right about wash.
    Buffalo- They shoud have a good game here??
    N.Y.Giants
    St.Louis- WTF will happen?? we wonder…
    Chicago- Chicago let down. Miami by week.hmm..JK
    Tampa Bay- who knows..
    Jaxonville
    San Fransisco- Destroys Minnesota :)
    San Diego
    Pittsburg- why not..
    Indianapolis
    Seattle

  • http://xanga.com/thetheory The Theory

    Atlanta 5-2 at Detroit 1-6… I would love to see the Lions win this one. But Atlanta is going to slay them pretty badly.

    Cincinnati 4-3 at Baltimore 5-2… Another game that I’d love to see one team win really badly, but insteads Baltimore shall slay them pretty badly.

    Dallas 4-3 at Washington 2-5… This is my upset pick. I think that Washington will not only make things hard on Dallas, I think they’ll win it.

    Green Bay 3-4 at Buffalo 2-5… Packers.

    Houston 2-5 at N.Y. Giants 5-2… Giants

    Kansas City 4-3 at St. Louis 4-3… I can’t keep track of either of these teams. But I’ll side with my grandpa here and pick Kansas City.

    Miami 1-6 at Chicago 7-0… Chicago. In another slaying. But this time I’ll be rooting for it.

    New Orleans 5-2 at Tampa Bay 2-5… I think New Orleans will righten their ship here and win.

    Tennessee 2-5 at Jacksonville 4-3… Jacksonville

    Minnesota 4-3 at San Francisco 2-5… Minnesota.

    Cleveland 2-5 at San Diego 5-2… San Diego.

    Denver 5-2 at Pittsburgh 2-5… I’m not really sure what a “Brown cow” is… but I think that Pittsburgh is going to win this one.

    Indianapolis 7-0 at New England 6-1… A tough one to pick, this. Both records are stellar. Both teams are stellar. My gut tells me Indy will continue rolling undefeated.

    Oakland 2-5 at Seattle 4-3… Seattle.

    Best part of this week? I don’t have to pick the Eagles!

  • http://www.literaryillusions.com Dominick Evans

    Atlanta
    Baltimore
    Dallas
    Green Bay
    NY Giants
    St. Louis
    Chicago – No Brainer!
    New Orleans
    Jacksonville
    Minnesota
    San Diego
    Denver
    New England
    Seattle

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    Thanks guys!

    So…where’s Suss?

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    All right, all right, I’ll play along this time:

    Alge Crumpler, wasn’t that a wrestling move back in the ’80s?
    FALCONS OVER LIONS

    Ocho Cinco fined for gramatically horrible Spanish.
    RAVENS OVER BENGALS

    Terrell Owens has a bad game, publicist says it was an accidental underdose.
    REDSKINS OVER COWBOYS

    Favre still knows how to throw a football over them mountains.
    PACKERS OVER BIILLS

    The Houston Oilers? I thought they moved.
    GIANTS OVER TEXANS

    St. Louis isn’t overrated, RJ, you’re just shy.
    RAMS OVER CHIEFS

    Ass crowning will run rampant.
    BEARS OVER DOLPHINS

    I as well am a Gradkowski bandwagonner. Thanks to a series of unfortunate events he’s my only viable starting quarterback — unless you count Jake Plummer
    BUCCANEERS OVER SAINTS

    Pacman Jones is supposed to eat the dots, not spit them back on a girl in a nightclub.
    JAGUARS OVER TITANS

    Arbitrary sex boat joke.
    VIKINGS OVER 49ERS

    Champ Kind will lose his shit. Wham-my!
    BROWNS OVER CHARGERS

    Only Frodo had worse luck than Ben Roethlisberger while carrying a ring.
    BRONCOS OVER STEELERS

    I absolutely cannot decide, so:
    COLTS AND PATRIOTS TIE

    Although I think I know what happens here.
    SEAHAWKS OVER RAIDERS

  • http://www.gwbush.blogspot.com rj

    Final Scores:

    Giants 14, Houston 10 – RJ 1-0

    Jacksonville 37, Tennessee 7 – RJ 2-0

    NO 31, TB 14 – RJ 2-1

  • http://www.gwbush.blogspot.com rj

    Final Scores:

    KC 31, Rams 17 – RJ 3-1

    Buffalo 24, GB 10 – RJ 3-2

    Baltimore 26, Bengals 20 – RJ 4-2 (…and I nailed the spread!)

  • http://www.gwbush.blogspot.com rj

    Final Scores:

    Lions 30, Atlanta 14 – RJ 5-2 (!)

    Washington 22, Dallas 19 – RJ 5-3

  • http://www.gwbush.blogspot.com rj

    Final Score:

    Miami 31, Chicago 13 – RJ 5-4 (!)

  • http://www.katefaber.blogspot.com/ ROBERT

    ESPN’s NFL “experts” –

    Theismann 5-4

    Salisbury 4-5

    Hoge 3-6

    Jaworski 6-3

    Schlereth 4-5

    Allen 3-6

    Mortensen 5-4

    Golic 2-7

    Accuscore 4-5

  • http://www.bearssuck.com fishman for president

    …”I would literally consider betting my life-savings on this one, if I actually had a life-savings to bet….”

    BEARS BY 29

    no wonder you have no savings. You don’t know how to pick- keep your day job you expert wannabe!

  • http://www.bearssuck.com fishman for president

    you fucking loser! go cry to your mama! Bears by 29????

    what a fucking bone-head you are!!!

    fuck you asshole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    I deserve some of that, I guess, for my cocky statement about the Dolphins-Bears game.

    But seriously – Did anyone in their right mind pick Miami to win this one?

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    fishman = Ray Finkle

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    LOL!

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    Final Score:

    Denver 31, Steelers 20 – RJ 6-4

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    Final Score:

    SF 9, Vikings 3 – RJ 6-5 (!)

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    Final Score:

    SD 32, Browns 25 – RJ 7-5

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    ESPN’s NFL “experts” –

    Theismann 7-5
    Salisbury 5-7
    Hoge 4-8
    Jaworski 7-5
    Schlereth 5-7
    Allen 4-8
    Mortensen 6-6
    Golic 4-8
    Accuscore 5-7

    Hey, that new guy … the one they call “Accuscore” … what a douche …

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    Final Score:

    Indy 27, NE 20 – RJ 7-6

  • DOM

    speaking of douches…Fishman.. haha..

    naw but i did actually think this game would be close.. “Chicago let down. Miami by week.hmm..JK”
    but 31-13 Miami…Holy god..

    way to go detroit..lol
    niners win too.. hell ya!!

  • http://bonamassablog.us Joan Hunt

    eh, so you were off by a few with the SD/Browns match, but you did call the win. While I only caught the second half, I was quite pleased (even if I did have to split my loyalties — such as they are — between two “home teams”).

  • http://www.xanga.com/thetheory The Theory

    8-5 for me so far.

    I was proud of myself for predicting Washington… though not as proud as I was for RJ getting a Lions win, hey?

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    Final Score:

    Seattle 16, Oakland 0 – RJ 8-6

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    ESPN’s “experts” –

    Theismann 7-6
    Salisbury 6-8
    Hoge 5-9
    Jaworski 9-5
    Schlereth 6-8
    Allen 5-9
    Mortensen 7-7
    Golic 6-8
    Accuscore 6-8

    So. I beat seven of eight “experts,” as well as their little computer simulation. Only Jaworski came out ahead of me for the week.

  • DOM

    8-6.. 87-41

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott