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Out of the Blue

It's football Thursday, and the Giants are on a timely bye after back-to-back losses. I want to call out the sports media for doing a terrible job of pinpointing what's gone wrong for big blue lately, as I've seen reasons given like Eli having a "dead arm," the fact that Hakeem Nicks is hobbled, that Victor Cruz has been off-track, and similar things. These theories all ignore the old rule about football games being won and lost in the trenches, and it shouldn't take Vince Lombardi to see that the team has suffered breakdowns in pass protection on offense and has not generated sufficient pass rush on defense. Those are things the team has shown it can do, so there's reason to hope they get back on track.

As for last week's results, I am proud to have picked the Saints, though over a third of our experts picked that upset. On the other hand, I'm kicking myself for changing my pick from the Vikings after listening to pundits talking about how poorly Ponder was playing. Batman repeated his one-and-done picking, and Cutter can almost take credit for predicting the season's only tie by failing to choose a team in the 49ers/Rams game (weird, right?). Here are the results for last week, where many of us took different roads to arrive at the same destination: Darks 11-2-1; Blue, Creston, Jivaro, and mag 10-3-1; Verno 8-5-1; Cutter 7-6; and Batman 0-1.

This week I guarantee the Giants will not lose. Here are my other picks: Miami, Packers, Falcons, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Redskins, Rams, Bengals, Texans, Saints, Broncos, Patriots, Steelers, and 49ers.

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17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2012, 17:56 mag
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 15:15:
My picks:
Miami, Atl, Tamba Bay, Dallas, Green Bay, Houston, Cincy, St Louis, New Orleans, Denver, New England, Baltimore, SF.

Upset of the week: Philly over Washington. Washington is terrible at home so far, and Philly is having that kind of season where a rookie quarterback that has no business even taking snaps is going to win a ball game he shouldn't win (mainly because the Skins defense is so injured) and create a quarterback controversy right when Vick and Reid need that not to happen. Not saying they don't want to win...but everyone knows what the fans and the press in that town are going to be screaming for if that rookie wins while Vick is out. They are going to want Vick to stay out...

I'm inclined to agree with you. I think this is going to be the week for the Eagles and the Jets, but I'm not ballsy enough to actually pick them.
 
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  1. Nov 15, 10:45 Re: Out of the Blue rist3903
  3. Nov 15, 10:46  Re: Out of the Blue Creston
  4. Nov 15, 10:55   Re: Out of the Blue nin
  8. Nov 15, 12:51    Re: Out of the Blue jdreyer
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  7. Nov 15, 11:39 Re: Out of the Blue mag
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  10. Nov 15, 14:30  Re: Out of the Blue PHJF
  11. Nov 15, 14:41   Re: Out of the Blue NegaDeath
  12. Nov 15, 14:58    Re: Out of the Blue Cutter
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>> 17. Nov 15, 17:56  Re: Out of the Blue mag
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  15. Nov 15, 16:11  Re: Out of the Blue Jivaro
  16. Nov 15, 17:42   Re: Out of the Blue banddirector
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  19. Nov 15, 18:33  Re: Out of the Blue 1badmf
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  22. Nov 15, 19:55    Re: Out of the Blue nin
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