We’re again once more for an additional week of NFL picks, and as soon as once more I’m the worst on this complete firm at choosing the winner of NFL video games. In my protection, I am typically a beneficiant, good individual — and by that I imply I believe the Chargers have burned me each single rattling week I choose them.
Sure, I’m choosing them once more this week. I nonetheless consider Justin Herbert and his superb flowing locks. Additionally, Los Angeles is enjoying the Jets this week. I believe any crew within the league may beat the Jets. In truth, I suggest a year-round soccer extravaganza the place each crew within the league will get to play the Jets as soon as within the offseason, as a reward for enduring 2020. This yr has sucked so unhealthily, all of us need to really feel like winners for one week. Properly, besides followers of the Jets, the place this situation could be a Sisyphean torment. Can’t make everybody completely happy.
The massive recreation this week that basically stumped the specialists was Inexperienced Bay and Indianapolis. On paper, this actually shouldn’t be that troublesome. The Packers are 7-2, they’re cruising to profitable the NFC North with little resistance, however, dig a bit deeper and there’s a trigger for concern. This crew has had a very gentle schedule up to now, and nonetheless dropped a recreation to the Vikings and struggled to place away Jacksonville final week. That doesn’t encourage a ton of confidence. The Colts are discovering their stride too. Philip Rivers isn’t fairly as unflappable as he as soon as was, however, this crew is discovering methods to compete and are actually main the AFC South. It’s going to be a superb recreation of both approaches.
The exterior of one-week efficiency, the recreation to look at this week would be the Cardinals vs. Seahawks. The NFC West is so brutal that divisional video games will determine the winner, and Seattle can’t afford to drop a recreation to Arizona within the three-way tie that’s going down. The Seahawks misplaced to 37-34 in extra time after they final met, and one other loss may spell the tip to Seattle’s season. It’s not that Russell Wilson and Co. need to miss the postseason, removed from it — extra that there’s an actuality that the division is so tight we may simply see a 10-6 or 11-5 crew miss the playoffs by advantage of the remainder of the division. It’s tragically unfair, particularly in a season the place no one within the NFC East appears to need to win a recreation of soccer, however, these years occur typically, and all the time lead to individuals wanting the playoff format modifications consequently.