Week 7 in review; Flacco’s hair “situation”

Well, the last week of picking every game turned out well. The new picks I made against Rob Marine went very well.

Something that didn’t turn out well…

Joe Flacco’s new haircut

Now THAT is a situation.

On to the picks:

Picks against the spread: 8-5-1 (46-53-5 overall)

Over/under picks: 8-6 (56-47-1 overall)

Specials: 1-2 (12-8 overall)

There were a few players that went crazy on Sunday/Monday: Kenny Britt, Eli Manning, Ryan Fitzpatrick. But the offensive player of the week was a player who helped his team score the most points in their franchise’s history (50 years).

Offensive player of the week: Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders

  • 16 carries, 165 yards, 3 TD; 2 receptions, 31 yards, 1 TD

Defensively, Ray Lewis, David Bowens and Ed Reed were all close and had outstanding performances on Sunday. But this week’s defensive player of the week played so well I had no choice but to select him.

Intercepting a pass with one hand and returning it 92 yards for the game winning score is something most players will never do in their career. Besides, when the Hall of Fame wants your game jersey, that is a sign.

Defensive player of the week: DeAngelo Hall, CB, Washington Redskins

  • 7 tackles (7 solo), 4 passes defended, 4 INT (92 yards), 1 TD

Highlight of the week: Hall goes yard

Overall, this past week was entertaining. Week 7 was the highest scoring week the NFL has seen in over 25 years. Is that because players were more cautious and didn’t play as aggressively? Maybe, maybe not. But something that’s true: these games were fun to watch.

Speaking of week 7, let’s recap the brand new feature on Fast Football: Games of the week. Each week, Rob Marine and I will pick the winners (straight up) of the four most interesting games, along with our own upset of the week.

How did the trial run turn out? Let’s just say I did very well, and Rob made Flacco’s new haircut look good.

Mike’s picks: 4-1

Rob’s picks: 1-4

The season is a long way from over. With that said, here is Rob’s take on week 7. Enjoy.

Folks, week 7 has come to a close and well there are many questions to be answered and injuries to assess as the playoff picture begins to take shape.

First and foremost it appears that the players got the message the NFL was sending about the new “hitting” policy. For the most part players delivered clean, solid hits and no “dirty” or “late” hits were made.

Looking at my picks on the games of the week I went 1-5 (just like the Dallas Cowboys). Pittsburgh barely escaped with a late field goal to win 23-22, over Miami. Tennessee rolled over Philly as Kenny Britt dominated with three touchdowns. Minnesota dropped a close one to Green Bay–the first time that Brett Favre lost when playing against the Packers.

As for my upset of the week, I really thought Cincinnati would pull together as a team and come away with a win. Carson Palmer put in a great effort, throwing for over 400 yards. Unfortunately for the Bengals, it wasn’t enough.

The Monday night game was a shocker to me. Dallas comes out and forces two quick turnovers; both of which end up inside the NYG 20 yard line. So the Cowboys take a quick 10-0 lead at home.

It was starting to look like the Cowboys team that Jerry Jones imagined playing in their own stadium on Super Bowl Sunday right?

Wrong.

Tthe Giants went on to put up over 500 yards of total offense and headed home atop the NFC East at 5-2.

With week 8 rolling in on Halloween, there are many questions to be answered. Are the Baltimore Ravens really a Super Bowl caliber team? Are the Dallas Cowboys 100% out of the playoff picture at 1-5 (no Romo for at least 6-8 weeks)? Does Dallas have the talent to make an incredible run? Is Brett Favre’s 315 consecutive starts streak (playoffs included) in jeopardy due to his ankle/foot injury? Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers playoff contenders?

We’ll have to watch and see what goes down in a very highly anticipated week 8. For now, I’ll leave you with my week 7 awards:

Offensive player of the week: Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans

  • 7 receptions, 225 yards, 3 TD (32.1 Avg, 80 LG)

Defensive player of the week: DeAngelo Hall, CB, Washington Redskins

  • 7 tackles (7 solo), 4 passes defended, 4 INT (92 yards), 1 TD

Rob’s “C’mon Man” of the week: Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris

  • “We’re the best team in the NFC. Yeah, I said it. We’re excited.”

It’s week 7  and you just barely beat the St. Louis Rams (by one point), and you lost to the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions this season.

Raheem Morris…C’MON MAN!!!


Rob’s most electrifying player of the week: Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Take it easy.

-Bobby

That’s all for us today. Check us out tomorrow as we debut our MVP watch, where we will make a case for the top 5 MVP candidates in the NFL.

Thanks for reading.

-Mike

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3 responses to “Week 7 in review; Flacco’s hair “situation”

  1. Brad

    How do you earn a “draw” when picking games with the spread? Is that a team that still won when you picked them but didn’t cover the spread???

    • For example: IND (-3) @ WAS…If you picked the Colts (-3) and the final score was: Colts 24, Redskins 21, then that is a draw (The Colts won by 3, but that was the exact spread, so it is like the score was Colts 24, Redskins 24).

      Hope that helps…

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