No matter what I do, my pick'em seasons go exactly like this. Great first week, then I go on a 5-8 week stint of average only to close like a freight train to end the season more than respectable. I don't know what it is, but I am vexed by it every dang year. Maybe I spend Weeks 2-8 trying too hard to outsmart the entire universe with my pick'em greatness only to make myself look stupid. Actually, that does sound about right.
- Last Week: 9-7
- Season: 28-20
Anyway, so the Denver Broncos have a Bye this week. I certainly loved their mental toughness against the Seattle Seahawks, but I would love it even more if it turned into a season-long stint of defensive domination. The other thing that has me completely flabbergasted is Champ Bailey. How is this guy not employable? Are you telling me there isn't a single cornerback in the game right now that he couldn't come in and do a better job than? Something is up here. Is it the veteran salary? It's sickening!
Whelp back to pick'em stuff, I am officially down in the middle of the pack now. In this pick'em league, you have to win ten games a week to keep with the ballers and I am now two games off that pace. The top spot is sitting at 33 wins. Already five games down three weeks in. It's never easy. Sigh. Oh well, on with my pick! Probably not a good one. :)
New York Giants (1-2) at Washington Redskins (1-2)
If there is one thing I have going for me so far is that I'm getting Thursday Night Football right. And that will continue tonight. Kirk Cousins is the real deal and he is going to light up this New York Giants defense like Ryan Fitzpatrick could never do. Eli Manning is streaky, but I think he won't be able to get on that good streak long enough to score more points than the Washington Redskins tonight. It's national television. Redskins fans are stoked and sold out. It's going to be electric for this franchise for a change. I'm going to say the 'Skins are going to steamroll the Giants in another Thursday night blowout. Prediction: Redskins 38, Giants 17.