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I went 11-5 last week. For a comparison, check out the "experts" over at ESPN.

Here are my picks for the NFL's Week Two:

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Indianapolis (1-0) @ Tennessee (1-0) – 1:00 PM [Sheridan's Line – Colts by 7]

Indy dismantled the Saints last week with a combination of predictably awesome offense and surprisingly stellar defense. This week they travel to Nashville to face the Titans. Tennessee also won last week, though in a much closer game. RB Chris Brown ran wild, gaining 175 yards on 19 carries against the Jaguars defense. However, QB Vince Young performed poorly. Indy's front seven needs to focus on containing Tennessee's running game, which would force Young into trying to win it by himself. The Colts should put a lot of points on the board, as usual.

RJ's Pick – Colts by 9

Green Bay (1-0) @ NY Giants (0-1) – 1:00 PM [Sheridan's Line – Pick ‘em]

The Packers beat the Eagles last week with a last-second field goal. But they were lucky to win, since their offense didn't score a single touchdown. The Giants lost a shootout in Dallas Sunday night. WR Plaxico Burress excelled with 144 receiving yards and three TDs in a losing effort. And as if getting beat by a division rival to start the season wasn't bad enough, the Giants also lost several players to injury, including QB Eli Manning who may not be able to play this week. But even without Eli Manning, the Giants have a better offense than the Packers. The Packers, however, appear to have the superior defense. This one could really go either way, so the home team is the safer bet.

RJ's Pick – Giants by 1

Cincinnati (1-0) @ Cleveland (0-1) – 1:00 PM [Sheridan's Line – Bengals by 6]

The Bengals beat division rival Baltimore on Monday night thanks to a solid performance by QB Carson Palmer and his two top receivers, Chad Johnson and T. J. Houshmandzadeh. DE Robert Geathers was outstanding with an INT, a sack, and a forced fumble. The Browns were crushed last week by Pittsburgh, in another matchup of AFC North rivals. Starting QB Charlie Frye was so obviously clueless that he was benched at the end of the first quarter. (He was then traded on Tuesday to the Seahawks for a sixth-round draft pick. Ouch!) Backup QB Derek Anderson came in to replace him, but didn't have much more success. There is some speculation that rookie QB Brady Quinn might start against Cincinnati. Regardless of who starts under center for the Browns, this intrastate showdown is not difficult to pick.

RJ's Pick – Bengals by 10

Houston (1-0) @ Carolina (1-0) – 1:00 PM [Sheridan's Line – Panthers by 6½]

Houston smothered the Chiefs last week by a score of 20-3. WR Andre Johnson caught seven passes for 142 yards and a TD. QB Matt Schaub played fairly well, and was only sacked twice. DE Mario Williams was huge with two sacks and a fumble return for a TD. Carolina won on the road against the Rams in Week One. QB Jake Delhomme was solid with 3 TDs and no INTs. WR Steve Smith caught seven passes for 118 yards and a TD, and RB DeShaun Foster rushed for nearly 100 yards. But the Rams defense is among the worst in the NFL. It will be interesting to see if the Panthers offense is anywhere as successful against the Texans.

RJ's Pick – Carolina by 4

New Orleans (0-1) @ Tampa Bay (0-1) – 1:00 PM [Sheridan's Line – Saints by 3]

New Orleans got pounded by the Colts in the season opener. QB Drew Brees was picked off twice, and threw for less than 200 yards on 41 attempts. RB Reggie Bush averaged just over three yards per carry. The defense gave up 41 points. It was ugly. Tampa Bay lost to Seattle in Week One. QB Jeff Garcia looked okay, but he couldn't get his team into the endzone the entire game. RB Cadillac Williams performed well until he was forced to leave the game with a rub injury. It is uncertain if he will play this week. I feel that the Saints will be able to bounce back from a disappointing loss last week better than the Bucs can.

RJ's Pick – Saints by 5

Buffalo (0-1) @ Pittsburgh (1-0) – 1:00 PM [Sheridan's Line – Steelers by 9½]

The Bills lost at home to Denver last week on a last-second field goal. But the worst news on the day was when TE Kevin Everett went down with a severe neck injury. Currently paralyzed, he is expected to slowly regain the ability to walk with long-term physical rehabilitation. Pittsburgh stomped all over the Browns last week. QB Ben Roethlisberger was outstanding with four TD passes and no INTs. The defense recorded six sacks, two INTs, and three forced fumbles. The Steelers also gained over 200 yards on the ground. I have to go with Pittsburgh at home, but I don't think it will be a blowout.

RJ's Pick – Steelers by 7

Atlanta (0-1) @ Jacksonville (0-1) – 1:00 PM [Sheridan's Line – Jaguars by 10]

The Falcons scored a whopping three points in losing to the Vikings last week. And that's what happens when Joey Harrington is your QB. But this team's problems extend far beyond the quarterback position. They couldn't manage to gain 100 yards on the ground. Their defense couldn't stop the run, allowing over 100 yards to a rookie running back after Minnesota's starting RB left with an injury. Their defense recorded zero sacks, while their offensive line allowed six. It's gonna be a lo-o-o-ong season in Atlanta. The Jaguars managed to lose at home last week to the Titans. Their running game was anemic, and their defense gave up 282 rushing yards. Meanwhile, QB David Garrard was actually competent. Last Sunday must have been "opposite day" in Jacksonville. I think things will turn around (in all departments… ) this week.

RJ's Pick – Jacksonville by 13

San Francisco (1-0) @ Saint Louis (0-1) – 1:00 PM [Sheridan's Line – Rams by 3]

San Fran beat the Cardinals on Monday night. QB Alex Smith struggled, completing less than 50% of his passes, with zero TDs. RB Frank Gore scored a TD, but gained only 55 yards on the ground in 18 attempts, which is just barely over three yards per carry. The Rams lost at home to Carolina last week. Their battered offensive line suffered yet another blow when tackle Orlando Pace went down with a season-ending arm injury. (Guard Todd Steussie is also out for the year due to an injury suffered in the pre-season.) We already knew the Rams were basically a team without a defense, but now they don't have an offensive line either. That's going to make it much more difficult for QB Marc Bulger and RB Steven Jackson to put up big numbers. I'm going with the underdog here.

RJ's Pick – San Fran by 2

Minnesota (1-0) @ Detroit (1-0) – 4:05 PM [Sheridan's Line – Lions by 3½]

Minnesota completely dominated Atlanta last week, winning 24-3. RB Chester Taylor was injured in the first quarter of that game, and may not be able to play this week against the Lions. But it might not matter, if rookie RB Adrian Peterson continues to play like he did against the Falcons, where he rushed for 103 yards on 19 carries. The Vikings defense put up great numbers on Sunday, but they were playing against an awful offense. This week they face Detroit, whose offense looked terrific in a win against the Raiders in Week One. QB Jon Kitna completed 75% of his passes, and threw for nearly 300 yards and three TDs (although he did throw two INTs). New addition RB Tatum Bell rushed for almost 100 yards and a TD. Rookie WR Calvin Johnson has made an immediate impact by catching four passes for 70 yards and a TD in his NFL debut. If Detroit's offensive line can buy enough time for Kitna in the pocket, the Lions shouldn't have too much trouble finding the endzone.

RJ's Pick – Lions by 2

Seattle (1-0) @ Arizona (0-1) – 4:05 PM [Sheridan's Line – Seahawks by 3]

Seattle beat the Bucs in Week One. QB Matt Hasselbeck looked sharp, completing 17 of 24 passes for 222 yards and a TD. RB Shaun Alexander added a TD on the ground, and the defense (five sacks and three forced fumbles) did all the rest. Arizona lost to the 49ers on Monday night. QB Matt Leinart looked pretty bad, completing only 50% of his passes for just over 100 yards, and throwing two picks. The bright spot for the Cardinals was RB Edgerrin James, who ran for 92 yards and a TD. The defense performed fairly well, especially LB Karlos Dansby and DT Darnell Dockett. This should be a relatively low-scoring game.

RJ's Pick – Seattle by 6

Dallas (1-0) @ Miami (0-1) – 4:05 PM [Sheridan's Line – Cowboys by 3½]

The Cowboys put up an impressive 45 points in their victory over the Giants on Sunday night. QB Tony Romo threw for 345 yards and four TDs, and ran for another. But their defense kept letting the Giants get back in the game. And NT Jason Ferguson might be out for the rest of the year due to an elbow injury he suffered in the first quarter. The Dolphins lost to the Redskins 16-13 in OT last week. QB Trent Green played well, completing 24 of 38 passes for 219 yards and one TD. LB Zach Thomas was a wild man with 13 tackles and a sack. Unfortunately, their running game was nonexistent, and they lost the coin-toss to start overtime (and hence, the game). Miami needs to run the ball early and with some success in order to open up the passing game against a porous Cowboys secondary. Romo is not going to be superhuman every week, and Miami's defense has a good chance of forcing him into some (*cough*) mental errors. I'm thinking upset here.

RJ's Pick – Miami by 3

Kansas City (0-1) @ Chicago (0-1) – 4:15 PM [Sheridan's Line – Bears by 12]

Kansas City looked horrible in their Week One loss to the Texans. QB Damon Huard threw no TDs and two INTs. They could only manage 72 yards on the ground. They turned the ball over four times. Things will not get any easier for the Chiefs offense this week, as they must face the Bears formidable defense. Chicago lost their opener to San Diego, 14-3. They got absolutely murdered in the time-of-possession, controlling the ball for less than 23 minutes. QB Rex Grossman was inept, as usual. I predict a very low-scoring game, with Kansas City heading into Week Three without having scored an offensive TD.

RJ's Pick – Bears by 8

NY Jets (0-1) @ Baltimore (0-1) – 4:15 PM [Sheridan's Line – No Line]

The Jets lost badly last week to the Patriots, who apparently cheated. QB Chad Pennington played well until he left the game due to an ankle injury in the third quarter. (His status for this Sunday's game remains up in the air.) The Jets defense, however, got eaten alive, especially by the Tom Brady-Randy Moss combination. And the offensive line allowed five sacks, including the one that led to Pennington's injury. This team needs some work, and I don't mean just some new signals. The Ravens lost a tough one to the Bengals Monday night. They also lost a few players. Return-specialist B. J. Sams is out for the season, tackle Jonathan Ogden may also be out for the season, LB Ray Lewis injured his triceps, and QB Steve McNair is unlikely to start this week due to an injured groin. (The inevitable McNair injury was fully expected, of course.) This week's matchup could very well see Kyle Boller starting at QB for the Ravens, and Kellen Clemens under center for the Jets. If that's the case, the smart money is on Baltimore.

RJ's Pick – Ravens by 4

Oakland (0-1) @ Denver (1-0) – 4:15 PM [Sheridan's Line – Broncos by 9½]

The Raiders lost at home to the Lions last Sunday. QB Josh McCown played quite well, throwing for over 300 yards, and completing 30 of 40 passes, but with two INTs. WR Ronald Curry caught 10 passes for 133 yards and a TD. But penalties and turnovers hurt them, and their defense couldn't get the stops they needed to win. The Broncos squeaked by with a 15-14 win in Buffalo last week. QB Jay Cutler threw for more than 300 yards, and RB Travis Henry ran for another 139. The Broncos had more than double the Bills total yardage, but still had to rely on a last-second field goal to win. Denver is definitely going to have to improve on their red-zone performance as the season progresses. Anyway, with Denver playing at home, the outcome of this game is a no-brainer.

RJ's Pick – Denver by 11

San Diego (1-0) @ New England (1-0) – 8:15 PM [Sheridan's Line – Patriots by 4]

San Diego beat the Bears last week in what could very well be a preview of Super Bowl XLII. The Chargers defense was superb, holding the Bears to three points, and recording three sacks, one INT, and three forced fumbles. QB Philip Rivers turned in a mediocre performance, but that's acceptable when facing a top-notch defense in Week One. The Patriots humiliated the Jets in East Rutherford last week (although the joke might turn out to be on them). QB Tom Brady completed 22 out of 28 passes for almost 300 yards and three TDs. WR Randy Moss caught nine passes for 183 yards and a TD. LB Mike Vrabel had seven tackles and two-and-a-half sacks. This matchup between the Chargers and the Patriots is, without question, the game of the week. It would be difficult to imagine either of these teams not making the playoffs this season. In a close call, I gotta go with the home team on Sunday night.

RJ's Pick – Patriots by 1

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Washington (1-0) @ Philadelphia (0-1) – 8:30 PM [Sheridan's Line – Eagles by 7]

The Redskins beat Miami in overtime last Sunday. Just about the whole team effort looked solid: 400 yards in total offense, a strong game from RB Clinton Portis, an outstanding performance by WR Antwaan Randle El, perfection in the clutch from kicker Shaun Suisham, and a superior effort by LB Rocky McIntosh. The only serious problem was QB Jason Campbell, who threw two INTs and zero TDs. The Eagles looked almost as uniformly bad last Sunday as the Redskins looked good. Philly lost to Green Bay because of eight penalties, three turnovers, and poor accuracy from QB Donovan McNabb. However, it's worth noting that the Eagles defensive unit sacked Brett Favre four times and intercepted him once. On Monday night, don't expect either team to play the way they did last week.

RJ's Pick – Eagles by 3

If you want, you can check out the full list of Danny Sheridan's Odds and ESPN's NFL Expert Picks.

2007 Weekly Results
Week One – 11-5

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

    RJ’s NFL Picks for Week Two are up!

    Thanks for the quick publish, Suss. :-)

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

    UPDATE:

    Sheridan is now picking the Ravens by 10 over the New York Jets…

  • DOM @ HSU

    Its way to hard to pick the points lol.. how DO you do it? :)

    anyways heh, umm i dunno lets see… oh ya week two.

    INDIANAPOLIS: Tenn shocked me last week by defeating the jags.. actually i dunno if i was shocked.. just mildly surprised that the JAGS couldnt put up a single point in the second half!

    GREEN BAY: Would’nt be surprised if GB’s upset over the eagles will give them some needed momentum on a beat up NYG team.

    CINCINNATI: Cleveland is back to the drawing board. (Doesnt mean CIN gets to take a nap though)

    CAROLINA: The Last time these teams played each other was in 2003. Houston won that game 13 10. I want to take Houston, but Its hard not to take Carolina solely based on there performance last week against St Louis.(Lets hope it wasnt a fluke)

    NEW ORLEANS: This is another hard game i think Tampa is going to surprise everyone but its hard to take them over there division rival NOS.

    PITTSBURGH: turnovers would have to happen in order for buff to keep it tight.. just playin the odds.

    JACKSONVILLE: Hopfully changing up the offensive game plan the jags are looking to devour the birds.

    SF: ST. Louis has a good track record the last 6/7 i think but gore performed well last year.. and similar situation Orlando Pace was out still Steven Jackson had 100+ yrds.. tuff game would be great if SF could pull off..

    DETROIT: Im rooting for Detroit..(Kitna and C. Johnson are on my fantasy team).. lol going to be a tough game flip a coin.

    SEATTLE: If Arizona could win here.. wow. i figure some late points.. 17 13 final

    DALLAS: Ya Miami looked good last week but i just cant see them scoring enough points.. good call if they can take this one.

    BALTIMORE: Cant see jet’s sneaking one by.. big plays might keep it close.

    DENVER: Orange and Blue fans around the counrty will contemplate suicide if they lose this critical division match up. Why are Denver fans so hardcore?

    SD: Solely based on the Patriots being distracted by the current events.

    PHILADELPHIA: Washington deserved that game last week..but dnt think they can do it twice. especially when Philadelphia must win this game at home.

  • DOM @ HSU

    Damn forgot another game.. ahhemm.. CHICAGO

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

    Indianapolis

    Green Bay

    Cincinnati

    Carolina

    New Orleans

    Buffalo

    Jacksonville

    St. Louis

    Minnesota

    Seattle

    Dallas

    Chicago

    New York Jets

    Denver

    New England

    Washington

  • Alessandro

    Sigh,

    Indy, Green Bay (is the bay really green?), Cincinnata, Carolina, Nouveau Orleans, Pittsboorg (in honour of how my father pronounces it), Jacksonville, San Fran, Minnesota, Seattle, Miami, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver (question: who came first? The state or John Denver, San Diego (Obvious-guy says: LT will have more than 25 yards), Phil-uh-duh-lphia.

  • REMF

    Steelers and Bears.
    – Elizabeth Edwards

  • http://sirtheory.wordpress.com The Theory

    Indianapolis (1-0) @ Tennessee (1-0)… Last week I said don’t pick against Vince Young. This week I say don’t pick against Indy.

    Green Bay (1-0) @ NY Giants (0-1)… Green Bay looked horrid last week. NYG didn’t. As much as I love to give the nod to defense, I just..can’t..do it.

    Cincinnati (1-0) @ Cleveland (0-1)…The sooner Quin gets in there for Cleveland, the better. Give the kid some experience because he is the future of the franchise. But regardless of who starts, Cincinnati is going to dominate.

    Houston (1-0) @ Carolina (1-0)… It will be a tall order upsetting Carolina at home. I’d love to see it happen, but for the sake of the pick I give the nod to Carolina.

    New Orleans (0-1) @ Tampa Bay (0-1)… Oh I don’t know. I am not gunning for the Saints this year like I was last year. I kind of want to see Tampa fall. I don’t have any kind of read on this game. Home field advantage? Ok. Tampa Bay.

    Buffalo (0-1) @ Pittsburgh (1-0)… Pittsburgh. And it won’t be even close.

    Atlanta (0-1) @ Jacksonville (0-1)… Jacksonville. Will Atlanta even win one game this year? I hope not…

    San Francisco (1-0) @ Saint Louis (0-1)… Last year San Fransisco was an Achilles Heel for me. I started off the year thinking they had the ability to upset anyone. After picking for them the first 2/3s of the season and mostly picking wrong, I shied away from the pick. So I dominantly picked against them. And wouldn’t you know the sons of guns were winning? Ok. San Fransico… mostly because St. Louis looked rather pathetic last week.

    Minnesota (1-0) @ Detroit (1-0)… When is the last time Detroit started off the season with a win? Much less a chance to go 2 for Oh? I can see this game going either way, and will pick Detroit, but am nervous that they aren’t considered an underdog.

    Seattle (1-0) @ Arizona (0-1)… Sea-to-the-attle.

    Dallas (1-0) @ Miami (0-1)… I’m not thinking upset. Dallas all the way.

    Kansas City (0-1) @ Chicago (0-1)… Eh. Chicago, under the assumption that Grossman won’t be completely moronic two weeks in a row.

    NY Jets (0-1) @ Baltimore (0-1)… Baltimore will win, though I’d love to see Jets upset.

    Oakland (0-1) @ Denver (1-0)… Denver.

    San Diego (1-0) @ New England (1-0)… New England. Because they gots the signs, yo.

    Washington (1-0) @ Philadelphia (0-1)… Washington will win, though the Philly fans might not let them leave Philadelphia alive.

  • rjess30

    where are all the upset picks? there are at least 2 upsets a week? I am thinkin ( maybe stinkin thinkin!) arizona over seahawks- – anyone???? and I am totally takin chargers over pats-( who knows- brian might not be the only sign reader!!!!

  • Melissa

    Okokok…. so this is my first time bloging my picks on here… and I do it just for fun. SO don’t expect any elaborate explanations.So here goes:

    Colts

    Giants

    Bengals

    Panthers

    Saints

    Steelers

    Jags

    Rams

    Lions

    Seahawks

    Cowboys

    Bears

    Ravens

    Broncos

    New England PATRIOTS!!!

    Redskins

    Yeah, thats what I have…

  • Alessandro

    Melissa, there is only room for one loser here and that’s ME! So don’t worry. Welcome.

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

    Final Scores:

    Houston 34, Carolina 21 – RJ 0-1 (Key stat: Carolina had zero sacks on Matt Schaub, who went 20 for 28 with 227 yards, 2 TDs, and 0 INTs.)

    Cleveland 51, Cincinnati 45 – RJ 0-2 (Key stat: Jamal Lewis had 215 yards rushing, and Derek Anderson had 328 yards passing with 5 TDs.)

    Indianapolis 22, Tennessee 20 – RJ 1-2 (Key stat: Bob Sanders had 2.5 sacks and 11 tackles for the Colts.)

    Tampa Bay 31, New Orleans 14 – RJ 1-3 (Key stat: Joey Galloway caught 4 passes for 135 yards and 2 TDs.)

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

    Final Score:

    San Fran 17, St. Louis 16 – RJ 2-3 (Key stat: The Rams lose despite outgaining the 49ers 392-186; Frank Gore rushes for 81 yards and 2 TDs.)

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

    Final Scores:

    Steelers 26, Bills 3 – RJ 3-3 (Key stat: Willie Parker runs for 126 yards and a TD; Steelers defense sacks J. P. Losman 4 times.)

    Packers 35, Giants 13 – RJ 3-4 (Key stat: The ageless Brett Favre is 29 for 38 passing, with 286 yards and 3 TDs.)

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

    Final Score:

    Jaguars 13, Falcons 7 – RJ 4-4 (Key stat: Falcons manage only 82 yards rushing; Joey Harrington sacked 7 times.)

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

    After eight games:

    Theismann 5-3
    Salisbury 4-4
    Hoge 4-4
    Jaworski 5-3
    Schlereth 5-3
    Allen 4-4
    Mortensen 3-5
    Golic 4-4
    Accuscore 4-4

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

    Final Scores:

    Arizona 23, Seattle 20 – RJ 4-5 (Key stat: Edgerrin James rushed for 128 yards and a TD on 24 carries.)

    Dallas 37, Dolphins 20 – RJ 4-6 (Key stat: Trent Green is picked off 4 times.)

    Detroit 20, Vikings 17 (in OT) – RJ 5-6 (Key stat: Tarvaris Jackson was 17 of 33 for just 166 yards, zero TDs, and 4 INTs; his performance was so bad that he was benched in OT.)

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

    Final Scores:

    Denver 23, Oakland 20 (in OT) – RJ 6-6 (Key stat: Josh McCown had a rough day, going 8 of 16 passing for a measly 73 yards; he also threw 3 INTs and was sacked three times.)

    Chicago 20, KC 10 – RJ 7-6 (Key stat: Kansas City rushed for only 70 yards, including just 55 yards on 16 attempts by Larry Johnson.)

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

    Final Score:

    Ravens 20, Jets 13 – RJ 8-6 (Key stat: Kyle Boller goes 23 for 35 passing, with 2 TDs and 0 INTs; in fact, the Ravens did not commit a single turnover.)

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

    After 14 games:

    Theismann 10-4
    Salisbury 8-6
    Hoge 8-6
    Jaworski 10-4
    Schlereth 10-4
    Allen 7-7
    Mortensen 7-7
    Golic 8-6
    Accuscore 9-5

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

    Thank you in advance for not tabulating my picks this week.

    Love,
    –Suss

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

    Oh, geez! I knew I forgot something.

    Ahem:

    ATTENTION***ATTENTION

    MR. MATTHEW T. SUSSMAN IS 6-8 THROUGH 14 GAMES…LET ME REPEAT…MR. MATTHEW T. SUSSMAN IS CURRENTLY 6-8…

  • DOM @ HSU

    ehhh 10-5.. go 9ers..

    Cleveland.. Houston.. Tampa.. Woah

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

    Final Score:

    Pats 38, SD 14 – RJ 9-6 (Key stat: Rosevelt Colvin had 5 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 INT, and 2 forced fumbles.)

  • http://sirtheory.wordpress.com The Theory

    11-4 so far.

    Here’s to hoping it becomes 11-5. (aka, go Philly!)

  • Alessandro

    Who are we kidding? The road to the SB is through New England.

  • http://www.theidandi.blogspot.com Chris McVetta

    “Regardless of who starts under center for the Browns, this intrastate showdown is not difficult to pick…”

    It’s not???

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

    Final Score:

    Washington 20, Eagles 12 – RJ 9-7 (Key stat: Philly had zero turnovers and outgained Washington in total yardage, but still lost because the Redskins defense kept them out of the endzone all game.)

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

    Heh. You got me there, Chris :-/

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

    Week Two “expert” results:

    Theismann 12-4
    Salisbury 9-7
    Hoge 9-7
    Jaworski 11-4
    Schlereth 11-5
    Allen 8-8
    Mortensen 8-8
    Golic 8-8
    Accuscore 10-6

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

    BlogCritics elite pickers:

    RJ – 9-7
    Melissa (my buddy) – 10-6 (I got beat by a girl!!!)
    DOM – 10-6
    Suss – 8-8
    Alessandro – 8-8
    Theory – 12-4
    “rjess30″ – 1-1
    Elizabeth Edwards(?) – 2-0

  • http://www.marksaleski.com Mark Saleski

    Key stat: Philly had zero turnovers…

    key stat: i fell asleep with about 3 minutes to play in the second quarter.

    did the game get any more interesting? all i can remember was a bunch of sloppy play.

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

    Well, McNabb appeared to have about a 12% completion percentage, if you consider that interesting… :-/

  • http://www.marksaleski.com Mark Saleski

    i should have made a game out of it…when will mcnabb not throw behind a receiver?? ooh, exciting!

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

    28-of-46, to be exact. (Over 60 percent. Which is very good.) But Christ, why is he throwing that much?

    The team’s just bad. They have no talent.

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

    Westbrook has talent.

    Meanwhile, McNabb has a QB rating of 68.8.

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

    Name me one Eagles wide receiver. Just one … see? You can’t do it. The Eagles spend more money on cheerleader pompoms than WRs.

    McNabb isn’t helping his own cause, but he has a comparable QB rating with Alex Smith (69.1), and his 49ers are 2-0.

  • http://www.marksaleski.com Mark Saleski

    Joe Walsh!!

    no, wait…

  • Ty

    RJ: Your picks sucked against the spread, I think you only got 5 or 6 right.

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

    Ty,

    I am usually awful against the spread. Which is why that is not the focus of my columns…

    For the record, according to my calculations I went 6-10 against the spread in Week Two.

    While that is, obviously, not good, a point deserves to be made here:

    Many sites that offer weekly NFL analysis and picks charge money for those picks, and even then they only give picks for five or six or seven cherry-picked games per week. I, on the other hand, offer my picks for free, and am obligated to pick every game, every week.

    I do not encourage anyone to use my picks for betting purposes. You are free to do so if you like, but again, that is not the purpose of my columns.

    Anyway, thank you for your feedback. I sincerely appreciate it, and I certainly don’t hope you get hit by a truck tomorrow or anything.

    Best,

    RJ

  • REMF

    Be careful Melissa, pretty soon he’ll be referring to you as “one of my (his) girlfriends”…

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

    Uh, Melissa is actually one of my “IRL” friends…

  • REMF

    ^ I think Steve Martin had one of those in “The Lonely Guy.”

  • Nick Stone

    In news “A MAN IDENTIFIED ONLY AS TY WAS SEEN MUMBLING ABOUT THE SPREAD AND 5-6 RIGHT AS HE WALKED ON THE HIGHWAY IMMEDIATELY BEFORE HE WAS HIT BY A TRUCK EYEWITNESS REPORTS STATE”

    Keep up the insightful and informative work my friend and damn the others, lol.

    Cheers

    NS

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