By The Numbers: Week 9, 2015


151106-infographic-carSo you already know I was disappointed with the Packers performace this past Sunday evening. The offense continues to struggle, despite Eddie Lacy being healthy and getting Davante Adams back. The defense, which has been pretty good through the first six weeks, got burned by Manning, whom has been under fire all year because of his diminished arm strength and accuracy. He looked like the same ol’ Peyton on Sunday, and that didn’t bode well for my team. But 6-1 is better than 1-6, and there’s still plenty of football to be played this season. I think Green Bay bounces back this week, because even though Carolina has a pretty good defense as well, they aren’t nearly as dominant as that Broncos D was. I just don’t see Green Bay losing back to back games — they haven’t done so since 2010. This matchup means more than the Broncos game did as well, because the Panthers are actually in the NFC, and this could come down to being a big tie-breaker if the teams remain the #1 and #2 seeds for the rest of the season (which could happen). For now, we don’t have to worry about the Broncos anymore, unless we were to face them in the Superbowl, but that’s too far off to worry about now. So let’s get on with my picks for this week:

Bengals 27, Browns 13
Packers 24, Panthers 14
Patriots 31, Skins 7
Saints 30, Titans 20
Bills 20, Dolphins 3
Vikings 24, Rams 20
Jets 17, Jags 10
Raiders 21, Steelers 17
Buccs 20, Giants 14
Falcons 27, 49ers 14
Broncos 37, Colts 21
Eagles 24, Cowboys 16
Bears 21, Chargers 20

Oh and all that making fun of Colin Krappernick (Sackorpick) apparently paid off, as he was benched this week, and Blaine Gabbart (former draft bust QB for Jacksonville) is set to start against the Falcons. I’m willing to wager that he puts more points on the board than Krap, but the Falcons are going to kill them. I’m also taking a chance on the Raiders to beat Pittsburgh because they seem like an actual team this year (Carr seems to be a good answer at QB) and I’m still laughing about how bad the Chargers are, when on paper they are so good, so I’m betting against them despite playing the Bears. Yeah, I’m salty, what of it?