RossCode Picks - NFL Week VI Review

posted on 10/19/05 at 12:52:31 am by Joel Ross

Another pathetic week. No one's listening to my picks right?

  • Atlanta 34 (-5), New Orleans 31 (43.5 O/U) [P: $4.55, S: ($10.00), O/U: $9.52, T: $4.07]: I had the winner correct, but after losing McAllister, who thought New Orleans had it in them to take Atlanta right down to the end?
  • Carolina 21, Detroit 20 (0) (41.5 O/U) [P: $9.09, S: $10.00, O/U: $9.17, T: $28.27]: I got this one right across the board, but I never expected a last minute play to be the difference. Of course, it had nothing to do with the Lions "high powered" offense. It was all D. And Jake Delhomme? He had four TDs inside of 8 minutes - it's just too bad two were to Detroit defenders.
  • Cincinnati 31 (-3), Tennessee 23 (45 O/U) [P: $6.90, S: $10.00, O/U: ($10.00), T: $6.90]: This just reminds me that Cincy has had a pretty good run so far, but it hasn't been against high quality teams - the one they faced (Jacksonville), they lost. Here's?another bad team - and the Bengals get by, but barely.
  • Cleveland* 3, Baltimore 16 (-6) (34.5 O/U) [P: $4.18, S: ($10.00), O/U: ($10.00), T: ($15.82)]: Cleveland is just plain bad. Losing to the lowly Ravens is just pathetic. Not even being able to put up a TD is even worse.
  • Jacksonville 23, Pittsburgh 17 (-3) (35 O/U) [P: ($10.00), S: ($10.00), O/U: $9.52, T: ($10.48)]: Ok. So you make it overtime riding the horrible play of Tommy Maddux all the way. You get a good break, and return the ball to pretty much within field goal range. Remember, it's overtime. What do you do? Kick it right then? Not a bad choice. Or maybe you give it to your running back a couple of times to get the ball a little closer? Another good choice. Or - how about this? You give it to your back up quarterback - after he's fumbled once already - and let him throw a pick that gives the game away? No? Not the best choice? Talk to Bill Cowher.
  • Miami 13, Tampa Bay 27 (-4.5) (35 O/U) [P: ($10.00), S: ($10.00), O/U: $9.17, T: ($10.83)]: Is Tampa Bay going to be another Denver? Where they can plug in any running back and get the yards they need? Well, maybe not, but Pittman sure did take the spot light away from Ricky Williams' return, didn't he?
  • Minnesota 3, Chicago 28 (-3) (37.5 O/U) [P: ($10.00), S: ($10.00), O/U: ($10.00), T: ($30.00)]: Too many sex parties and not enough practice! Tice is gone after this season - no point in firing him now. Statistically, it doesn't work out to change coaches in the middle of the season, and unless Tice doesn't something extraordinately stupid (like join Daunte on the party boat), he should make it through the season. Next year, though? Well, he's gone.
  • New York Giants 13, Dallas 16 (-3.5) (47 O/U) [P: ($10.00), S: $10.00, O/U: $9.35, T: $9.35]: Dallas is a hard team to figure out. First, they lose to a Washington team they should have beat, and then they come out and beat a hot Giants team. This is parity!
  • Washington 21, Kansas City 28 (-5.5) (43 O/U) [P: $4.22, S: $10.00, O/U: ($10.00), T: $4.22]
  • New York Jets 17, Buffalo 27 (-3) (33 O/U) [P: ($10.00), S: ($10.00), O/U: $9.52, T: ($10.48)]: McGahee had a field day, as did Curtis Martin. No run defenses on either side of the ball!
  • New England 20, Denver 28 (-3) (47 O/U) [P: ($10.00), S: ($10.00), O/U: ($10.00), T: ($30.00)]: This one wasn't nearly as close as the score indicates. It was only late that New England made their comeback, but it was too little, too late. The running combo Denver sends your way is tremendous. I wonder what it would look like if Anderson was moved back to fullback (where he started his career) and both he and Tatum Bell played at the same time!
  • San Diego 27 (-2), Oakland 14 (50.5 O/U) [P: $8.06, S: $10.00, O/U: ($10.00), T: $8.06]: Moss is out with multiple injuries for a little bit, and that should pretty much seal the deal in Oakland - they're cooked! Interesting stat: Tomlinson has more TD passes than four opening day starting quarterbacks combined! And he's a running back, which he remembers - that's why he ran for a TD too. Oh. And caught one. Not a bad day's work!
  • Houston 10, Seattle 42 (-9.5) (46 O/U) [P: $2.50, S: $10.00, O/U: ($10.00), T: $2.50]: Houston might want to start playing on Saturdays instead of Sundays. That may be better for them. Of course, I watched USC and Notre Dame play. Maybe they should start playing Friday night! Dom Capers looked downright confused by the end of the game?- he knows his time is nearing and end too. The Texans did improve in one way - they only allowed 3 sacks, which is 4 less than average!
  • St. Louis* 28, Indianapolis 45 (-13.5) (51.5 O/U) [P: $1.19, S: ($10.00), O/U: $9.43, T: $0.62]: This one was close early, but then Indy realized who they were and who they were playing. Then it got out of hand. Congrats to Manning and Harrison, who are now the record holders for most TDs for a QB/WR pair. The previous record was held by...Young and Rice. I'm just suprised that a record with Rice in it was actually reached!

Results Summary

  • Picks (this week): 8 - 6 (57.14%) - Winnings: ($19.31): Ouch.
  • Picks (season): 49 - 39 (55.68%) - Winnings: ($114.84): Pathetic.
  • Spread (this week): 6 - 8 (42.86%) - Winnings: ($20.00): Ouch.
  • Spread (season): 36 - 51 (41.38%) - Winnings: ($150.00): Ouch.
  • Over/Under (this week): 7 - 7 (50.00%) - Winnings: ($4.30): Ouch.
  • Over/Under (season): 38 - 49 (43.68%) - Winnings: ($132.36): Pathetic.
  • Total Weekly Winnings: ($43.61): Pathetic.
  • Total Overall Winnings: ($397.20): Pathetic and Ouch!

Once again, Thursday will bring next week's picks. And to the dismay of some, I may even take Denver!

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