Super Bowl Pick

28 January 2009

Last Week:  0-2 (Philadelphia, Baltimore) let me down

Previous Lock to Win Picks:  NE (W), NYG (W),  BUF (W), SD (W), DAL (W), WAS (L), HOU (W), NYJ (W), JAX (L), CAR (W), PHI (Tie), CHI (W), TENN (W), MN (W), INDY (W), NO (W), ATL (W)

Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  STL (W), BUF (L), CIN (W), KC (L), MIA (L), DET (W), SEA (W), NO (L), OAK (W), CHI (W), HOU (W), SD (W), PHI (L), CLE (W), SF (W), JAX (W), TENN (W)

Regular Season Lock Picks: 25-8-1 (.750)
Regular Season Total:  159-96-1 (.623)
Playoffs: 4-6 (.400)
Overall:  163-102-1 (.615)

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Super Bowl Pick
Pittsburgh over Arizona

Defense wins Championships.  Arizona’s D has looked great during this postseason, but Pittsburgh has looked great all year.  They have played one of the toughest schedules in NFL history and have passed the majority of the tests.  Pittsburgh will take home another Super Bowl title. 

Pittsburgh:  24
Arizona:  20

Now that my head has spoken, I will mention that my heart is pulling for Arizona.

Last Week:  2-2 (Carolina, New York Giants) let me down

Previous Lock to Win Picks:  NE (W), NYG (W),  BUF (W), SD (W), DAL (W), WAS (L), HOU (W), NYJ (W), JAX (L), CAR (W), PHI (Tie), CHI (W), TENN (W), MN (W), INDY (W), NO (W), ATL (W)

Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  STL (W), BUF (L), CIN (W), KC (L), MIA (L), DET (W), SEA (W), NO (L), OAK (W), CHI (W), HOU (W), SD (W), PHI (L), CLE (W), SF (W), JAX (W), TENN (W)

Regular Season Lock Picks: 25-8-1 (.750)
Regular Season Total:  159-96-1 (.623)
Playoffs: 4-4 (.500)
Overall:  163-100-1 (.619)

Championship Round Playoff Picks
Philadelphia Eagles over Arizona Cardinals
Baltimore Ravens over Pittsburgh Steelers

These picks are from last year. Click here for 2009-10 Divisional Round Picks.

Last Week:    2-2 (ATL, INDY) let me down

Previous Lock to Win Picks:  NE (W), NYG (W),  BUF (W), SD (W), DAL (W), WAS (L), HOU (W), NYJ (W), JAX (L), CAR (W), PHI (Tie), CHI (W), TENN (W), MN (W), INDY (W), NO (W), ATL (W)

Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  STL (W), BUF (L), CIN (W), KC (L), MIA (L), DET (W), SEA (W), NO (L), OAK (W), CHI (W), HOU (W), SD (W), PHI (L), CLE (W), SF (W), JAX (W), TENN (W)

Regular Season Lock Picks: 25-8-1 (.750)
Regular Season Total:  159-96-1 (.623)
Playoffs: 2-2 (.500)
Overall:  161-98-1 (.621)

Divisional Round Playoff Picks
Baltimore over Tennessee
Pittsburgh over San Diego
Carolina over Arizona
New York Giants over Philadelphia

NFL Picks Week 16

17 December 2008

These picks are from 2008.
Click here for my 2009 Week 16 NFL Picks.

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Last Week:    7-9  (NO, TB, WASH, KC, STL, GB, TENN, ARI, NYG) let me down
Lock Picks:  2-0

Previous Lock to Win Picks:  NE (W), NYG (W),  BUF (W), SD (W), DAL (W), WAS (L), HOU (W), NYJ (W), JAX (L), CAR (W), PHI (Tie), CHI (W), TENN (W), MN (W), INDY (W)
Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  STL (W), BUF (L), CIN (W), KC (L), MIA (L), DET (W), SEA (W), NO (L), OAK (W), CHI (W), HOU (W), SD (W), PHI (L), CLE (W), SF (W)

Overall Lock Picks: 21-8-1 (.717)
Season Total:  140-83-1 (.627)

Week 16 NFL Picks
Lock to Win:  New Orleans
Lock to Lose (can’t be same game as above):  Jacksonville

Indianapolis over Jacksonville (Loser Lock)
Dallas over Baltimore
Cincinnati over Cleveland
New Orleans over Detroit (Winner Lock)
Pittsburgh over Tennessee
Miami over Kansas City
St. Louis over San Francisco
New England over Arizona
San Diego over Tampa Bay
Denver over Buffalo
Houston over Oakland
New York Jets over Seattle
Minnesota over Atlanta
Philadelphia over Washington
Carolina over New York Giants
Chicago over Green Bay

NFL Picks – Week 15

10 December 2008

These picks are from 2008.
Click here for 2009 Week 15 NFL Picks.

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Last Week:    11-5 (GB, ATL, NYG, NYJ, TB) let me down
Lock Picks:  2-0

Previous Lock to Win Picks:  NE (W), NYG (W),  BUF (W), SD (W), DAL (W), WAS (L), HOU (W), NYJ (W), JAX (L), CAR (W), PHI (Tie), CHI (W), TENN (W), MN (W)
Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  STL (W), BUF (L), CIN (W), KC (L), MIA (L), DET (W), SEA (W), NO (L), OAK (W), CHI (W), HOU (W), SD (W), PHI (L), CLE (W)

Overall Lock Picks: 19-8-1 (.696)
Season Total:  133-74-1 (.642)

Week 15 NFL Picks
Lock to Win:  Indianapolis
Lock to Lose (can’t be same game as above):  San Francisco

New Orleans over Chicago
Tampa Bay over Atlanta
Washington over Cincinnati
Indianapolis over Detroit (Winner Lock)
Kansas City over San Diego
St. Louis over Seattle
Miami over San Francisco (Loser Lock)
New York Jet over Buffalo
Green Bay over Jacksonville
Tennessee over Houston
Arizona over Minnesota
New England over Oakland
Carolina over Denver
Pittsburgh over Baltimore
New York Giants over Dallas
Philadelphia over Cleveland

The LEV Report

6 December 2008




Written by LEV

Observations and Predictions…
LEV from Crazy Colored Glasses checks in with his look back at Week 13 and a preview to Week 14.

Last week provided us with a plethora of Thanksgiving games. The Titans pasted the Lions. The Cowboys beat up the Seahawks (although the win would prove costly with Marion Barber and DeMarcus Ware both hobbled). Last but not least the Eagles surprisingly (at least to me) crushed the Cards

I must admit to being a bit under the weather on Sunday, so I slept through most of the days games. I did get a chance to watch the Steelers impressively defeat the Pats. The Jets were beaten soundly by the Broncos. The Bucs beat the Saints to keep their claim on first place, and the Giants continued to dominate in beating Washington.
Top Performers of the Week
QB-Tony Romo: The team has been re-energized by his return. 300+ yards and 3 scores.
RB-Peyton Hillis: Was the first back all season to gain 100 yards against the revamped Jets D. He paved the way for a big day for the Broncos offense.
WR-Bernard Berrian: May have changed the whole outlook of the division with a 99 yard score against the Bears. He clicks well with Gus. 
TE-Jason Witten: A healthy Romo plus healed ribs equaled a big day for Witten.
Defense-Colts: Held down the Browns while scoring the games only TD in a sloppy mess of a game.
Special Teams-NY Giants: Domenik Hixon was a beast in the return. Almost breaking two returns for scores, but also giving the Giants dominant field position the whole game.
The weekend should shake out like this (9-7 last week). Chicago gets the win at home against the Jags. Vikings keep the Lions winless. Green Bay beats Houston on the frozen tundra. Indy over Cincy. The Saints at home over Atlanta. Giants beating the Eagles. Titans over the Browns and Dolphins stay in the playoff picture beating the Bills. Broncos over Chiefs and Jets over the Niners. Pats beat Seattle and the Cards hold off the Rams. Baltimore over Washington. Bucs keep the good times going in beating the Panthers.
Clearly the main even for me this weekend involves the Steelers welcoming Dallas to Pittsburgh. The Steelers have the best defense in the game. The Steelers have home field advantage. The Steelers have momentum after beating the Pats. Yet, somehow, I’m still picking the Cowboys. The Boys seem to be clicking on all cylinders since Romo has returned. Each week that passes they look more and more like the team that dominated the first month of the season. If Marion misses the game the Steelers will win this game going away, but an active Barber means a Cowboy win.
Fantasy picks of the week
QB-Kurt Warner: The Cards need to get back on track, plus the Warner loves beating those Rams.
RB-Joseph Addai: Could he finally have his breakout game of the season as the Colts continue their march to the postseason? I think so.
WR-Donald Driver: He loves that cold in Lambeau.
TE-Jason Witten: A healthy Romo means a lot of passes to Witten.
Defense-Titans: They should dismantle a quarterbackless Browns squad.
Special Teams-Miami Dolphins: Ted Ginn Jr. could have a huge impact on this game.

NFL Picks – Week 14

3 December 2008

These picks are from 2008.
Click here for my 2009 Week 14 NFL Picks.

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Last Week:    10-6 (ARI, BUF, SD, OAK, NE, NYJ) let me down
Lock Picks:  1-1

Previous Lock to Win Picks:  NE (W), NYG (W),  BUF (W), SD (W), DAL (W), WAS (L), HOU (W), NYJ (W), JAX (L), CAR (W), PHI (Tie), CHI (W), TENN (W)
Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  STL (W), BUF (L), CIN (W), KC (L), MIA (L), DET (W), SEA (W), NO (L), OAK (W), CHI (W), HOU (W), SD (W), PHI (L)

Overall Lock Picks: 17-8-1 (.673)
Season Total:  122-69-1 (.638)

Week 14 NFL Picks
Lock to Win:  Minnesota
Lock to Lose (can’t be same game as above):  Cleveland

San Diego over Oakland
Chicago over Jacksonville
Minnesota over Detroit (Winner Lock)
Green Bay over Houston
Tennessee over Cleveland (Loser Lock)
Indianapolis over Cincinnati
Atlanta over New Orleans
New York Giants over Philadelphia
Miami over Buffalo
Denver over Kansas City
New York Jets over San Francisco
New England over Seattle
Arizona over St. Louis
Pittsburgh over Dallas
Baltimore over Washington
Tampa Bay over Carolina

The LEV Report

29 November 2008




Written by LEV

Observations and Predictions…
LEV from Crazy Colored Glasses checks in with his look back at Week 12 and a preview to Week 13.

The Cowboys ran out to a big lead against the Niners and than held on as the Niners scored 13 points in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys started the game looking flat while the Niners ran out to a 6-0 lead. That all changed in a flash as Romo found Owens for 75 yard score. After that play the Boys were energized and went on to dominate the 2nd and 3rd quarters while letting up a bit in the fourth. Dallas improved their playoff chance by upping their record to 7-4 with a very winnable game against Seattle on Thursday afternoon.

The Jets handed it to the unbeaten Titans. They are a team to be reckoned with in the AFC. All the papers here in NYC are starting to get really excited about the possibility of an all NY Super Bowl (although both teams play in Jersey). Giants beat the Cardinals a little more easily than I thought they would. The Pats pulled away in the fourth against the Dolphins in a high-scoring affair. The death knell sounded on the Eagles season (and possibly Andy Reid‘s tenure) as the Ravens blew out Philly.
Top Performers of the Week
QB-MattCassel: A second 400+ yard week. Cassel is a free-agent at the end of this season and based off these last two games should have plenty of suitors. This kid can run an offense.
RB-Michael Turner: Turner led the Falcons past the Panthers with 100+ yards and 4 scores. 
WR-Terrel Owens: He lit up his former squad to the tune of 213 yards and a score. Could be the breakout game we’ve been waiting for all year. I’m sure he’s happy to have Romo back.
TE-Tony Gonzalez: Even in a losing effort he put up 117 yards and a TD.
Defense-Baltimore: They shut down a high-powered Eagles defense and even sent McNabb to the bench in favor of Kevin Kolb.
Special Teams-Buffalo Bills: Strong returns helped get Buffalo in great field position all day long against KC. 
This week sees a trio of games on Thanksgiving. None of them seem overly competitive. I think all 3 have the potential to get ugly. The Titans will be looking to take out last weeks loss on the winless Lions. The Cowboys look to continue marching towards the playoffs in dismantling the Seahawks, and the Cardinals should throw all over the Eagles. I’m expecting 3 double digit victories. The Bucs defense should have enough to slow down the high flying Saints attack. The Giants should again blitz Jason Campbell and the Skins into submission. The Jets will continue to roll over the Broncos. While the Pats will eeek one out against Pittsburgh. Bears over Minny in a battle for first place (watch out for Matt Forte, he loves them domes).
The rest of the week looks like this (10-6 last week). Indy over Cleveland. Ravens beating the Bengals. Miami over the Rams. Buffalo over the Niners. Packers at home over the Panthers. Atlanta over the Chargers. Oakland beating KC and Houston over Jacksonville
Fantasy Picks of the Week
QB-Jay Cutler: Even though I think the Broncos will lose, I think this will be a shoot out with Cutler chucking the pigskin all over the field.
RB-Matt Forte: The Bears will stake their claim for first on the legs of their rookie back. 
WR-Anthony Gonzalez: The soft Nickel and Dime packages of the Browns will have their hands full with the Colts slot receiver.
TE-Kevin Boss: I’m a big fan of this TE who has a score in each of the last 3 games. As the season gets longer not only is he leaving his mark with his blocking but also showing he’s a complete player as a big target.
Defense-Titans: I see the Lions doing absolutely nothing.
Special Teams-Packers: Panthers on the frozen tundra=good things for the Packs return game.

NFL Picks – Week 13

26 November 2008

These picks are from 2008.
Click here for my2009 Week 13 NFL Picks.

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Last Week:   9-7 (HOU, TENN, JAX, DEN, CAR, ARI, GB) let me down
Lock Picks:  2-0

Previous Lock to Win Picks:  NE (W), NYG (W),  BUF (W), SD (W), DAL (W), WAS (L), HOU (W), NYJ (W), JAX (L), CAR (W), PHI (Tie), CHI (W)
Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  STL (W), BUF (L), CIN (W), KC (L), MIA (L), DET (W), SEA (W), NO (L), OAK (W), CHI (W), HOU (W), SD (W)

Overall Lock Picks: 16-7-1 (.688)
Season Total:  112-63-1 (.639)

Week 13 NFL Picks
Lock to Win:  Tennessee
Lock to Lose (can’t be same game as above):  Philadelphia

Week 13 NFL Picks
Tennessee over Detroit (Winner Lock)
Dallas over Seattle
Arizona over Philadelphia (Loser Lock)
Buffalo over San Francisco
Baltimore over Cincinnati
Indianapolis over Cleveland
Carolina over Green Bay
Miami over St. Louis
Tampa Bay over New Orleans
New York Giants over Washington
San Diego over Atlanta
Oakland over Kansas City
New England over Pittsburgh
New York Jets over Denver
Minnesota over Chicago
Houston over Jacksonville

The LEV Report

22 November 2008




Written by LEV

Observations and Predictions…
LEV from Crazy Colored Glasses checks in with his look back at Week 11 and a preview to Week 12.

Last weekend the Cowboys saved their season. The return of Romo and Terrence Newman were exactly the shot in the arm that this team needed. Although it took the offense a while to get going, once the fourth quarter came, Marion Barber took over. Barber who led the league in fourth quarter rushing last year (this year he ranked 32nd coming into the game) touched the ball on nearly every play in the fourth as the Boys pulled one out against the Redskins. 

The Jets looked good in pulling out to a big lead, and then not so good in letting the Pats back in, they won a close one in New England to grab a hold of first place. The Steelers came back to win a weird one against the Chargers. Giants spanked the Ravens… ran all over them. Denver extended their lead out West in beating the Falcons. Packers beat a very flat Bears squad. The Eagles disappointed in playing to a tie against the Bengals (yes Donovan, a game can end in a tie).
Top Performers of the Week
QB-Peyton Manning: 300+ yards and two scores helped the Colts beat the Texans. Had the Pats found a way to beat the Jets, Cassel would have been an easy pick. I just think Peyton and the Colts have it clicking right now.
RB-Marion Barber: 150+ total yards and a score as well as complete domination of the Redskins top 5 defense in the fourth quarter. 
WR-Anquan Boldin: Has any receiver been better this season. 185 yards in a big game out West.
TE-Dustin Keller: Quickly becoming Favre’s go-to-guy. 
Special Teams-New York Jets: Leon Washington ran a score back for TD and a game winning kick in OT sealed the deal.
Defense-Green Bay: Kept the good Bears offense out of the endzone in allowing 3 points.
This week the Cowboys play the Niners which should be a closer game then most expect. The Niners have played tough as of late. I expect a healthier Romo to be the difference. I think the Steelers will beat the Bengals on Thursday night (oh, wait… that game already happened). Titans over the Jets in a very close game. Pats over the Fish in a close one as well (I think this weekend will have lots of close games). Cards upsetting the Giants at home. Warner gets his revenge. Colts over the Chargers on Sunday night.
The rest of the week should play out this way (11-5 last week). Browns beating the Texans. Bills over KC. Ravens beat a struggling Eagles team. Bucs over the Lions. In the disappointment bowl, the Vikings over the Jags. Bears over the Rams. Broncos over the Raiders. Panthers over the slipping Falcons. Redskins beat the sorry Seahawks. Packers over the Saints on Monday night. 
Fantasy Picks of the Week
QB-Kerry Collins: Teams have been stacking up to stop the run. Kerry has taken advantage as of late. The Jets have given up a ton of passing yards recently.
RB-Ryan Grant: Looked great last week against the Bears. The Saints defense is a little more welcoming. 
WR-Eddie Royal: Had a field day opening night. Nnamdi will lock up Marshall making Royal a much more inviting target. 
TE-Ben Watson: Starting to round into form after battling all kinds of ailments this year. The Dolphins put a lot of pressure of the QB, I expect Cassel to be checking down to Watson and Welker all day long.
Special Teams-Chicago: This is the weekend we see a big return from Hester.
Defense-Bucs: The Lions are awful. Bucs should tee off.

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