Wahoo! 3-0 last week. Of course, I must thank Yahoo! users for picking Jacksonville as the heavy favorite, or I would have looked stupid for picking them as an upset. Whew! Dodged a bullet, oh wait, I still picked them and they were embarrassed. I suppose I'm still look like an idiot! lol
Now, onto WEEK 6!
Last Week: 3-0
Overall Record: 13-8
*NOTE* For those who wonder, I look at the percentages from Yahoo! and take a look at my picks and compare them to what everyone else picked on that website. If a team has under 30% then I would consider it a high risk pick, a team that has been picked between 30-40% would rank as a medium risk, and 41% to 59% would be a low risk pick.
High Risk Upset Picks:
This is my upset pick of the week. The Ravens have been overrated all season and have finally been knocked back down to reality. I don't believe they are better than the Vikings, but I have a gut feeling that the Ravens will put out the upset in Minnesota. If the game is close, I'll give the edge to the Vikings, but I think the Ravens will pull away in this one, 27-16.
Other possible high risk upset picks I did not pursue:
Medium Risk Upset Picks:
I've never been a big believe in the Seachickens, but the forty-berger they put up on the Jaguars changed my mind a bit. Especially since the Colts only put up 14 on the Jags. Wowsas! Of course, the Seachickens will probably screw me over and lose 41-0 at home, but for now I'll take the risk. Seachickens 27, Cardinals 20.
Other possible medium risk upset picks I did not pursue:
Low Risk Upset Picks:
We finally get to find out who is the best team in the NFC. I think the Saints are great, but in a situation like this I must take the team that has won more big games(on the road) than any team in the league and that would be Eli Manning and the G-men. Somehow, someway, they will find a way to stop the Saints high octane offense. Giants 24, Saints 23.
For at least the fourth time this season, the Broncos make the list. How can I not go with the team that has proven itself to be consistent each week. The Chargers will be playing with desperation which is a double-edged sword. If the Chargers don't start out fast, they will begin to try to hard and force somethings and the Broncos would very well run away with this one. I had this as a close Bronco win at first, but the more and more I look at this game I see a Bronco blowout of sorts, Broncos 34, Chargers 13.
Ok, so the only game I really question this week is the Ravens-Vikings game. Of course, that is natural since its the riskiest pick of the week, but sometimes you just have to trust your gut instinct and mine says to go Ravens. I also believe the Seahawks are a different team at home and I can't believe how many Yahoo!ers went with the Cardinals. Was a close win over the Texans that convincing? As for the Giants and Broncos, I just went with the better overall team and the better coached teams.