Sunday, October 7, 2012

NFL Week 5 Picks

It's week 5 guys and gals, and guess what?  Surprise, Surprise, my Chiefs are in the basement of one of the worse divisions in the NFL.  Sigh...I probably need to audition a new team.  The Chiefs are clearly not interested in winning this year...or ever.

There are somethings that are surprising at the quarter mark of the NFL season.  The Lions are 1-3, The Cardinals are 3-1, The Saints are 0-4, and the Falcons are 4-0.  I really didn't see this for the Saints.  Drew Brees may have thrown a few more picks than usual, but that defense makes the Chiefs D look potent.  The Falcons-well, I didn't expect 4-0, but I did pick them to go to the Super Bowl.  

October is breast cancer awareness month, and once again NFL players are breaking out the pink to honor those who have lost and survived the battle against breast cancer.  Prayers go out to the Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano who is in the hospital battling leukemia.  Let's do all we can to defeat this horrible disease.

October is also part of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Americans with ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  It is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 because it falls between the Independence days of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua (Sept. 15) [Mexico and Chile's are Sept. 16] and Columbus Day October 12. According to, there are 31 active players of Hispanic descent in the NFL including Tony Gonzalez (Falcons), Victor Cruz (New York Giants), Mark Sanchez (New York Jets), and Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys).  

Speaking of Tony Gonzalez, no touchdowns for TG last week, so his TD count is still at 98.

Fantasy players do not forget that Dallas, Detroit, Oakland, and Tampa Bay have a bye this week.  Last week, I went 8-7 which brings my record to 34-28.  Little breathing room between me and .500. 
Now to the pick...

Sunday, October 7
Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants:  New York
Miami Dolphins
vs. Cincinnati Bengals:  Miami
Baltimore Ravens
vs. Kansas City Chiefs:  Baltimore
Philadelphia Eagles
vs. Pittsburgh Steelers:  Pittsburgh
Green Bay Packers
vs. Indianapolis Colts:  Green Bay
Atlanta Falcons
vs. Washington Redskins:  Atlanta

Chicago Bears
vs. Jacksonville Jaguars:  Chicago
Seattle Seahawks
vs. Carolina Panthers:  Carolina
Denver Broncos
vs. New England Patriots:  New England
Buffalo Bills
vs. San Francisco 49ers: San Francisco
Tennessee Titans
vs. Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota

San Diego Chargers
vs. New Orleans Saints: New Orleans (Sean Payton gets to watch in a secure location to see if [and he probably will] Drew Brees will break Johnny Unitas record of 47 straight games with a touchdown.)

Monday, October 8

Houston Texans vs. New York Jets:  Houston

Thursday, October 11
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans:  Pittsburgh

That's it everybody.  Until next week, “You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.”~Lou Holtz 

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