By The Numbers: Week 6, 2017

What a hell of a game it was. Last Sunday the Packers faced off against a recent conference rival in the Cowboys, and though I knew it was going to be a good game, I didn’t expect it to go down the way it did. The team pulled together through injury to finish off a drive in the 4th quarter down by 3, with only 1:13 left on the clock. Not much time for most teams, but when you have a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers, that’s too much time. It was great for our fans, but Dallas fans were probably sick, because we have done this to them time and again over the last few years. Not to mention Elliot’s suspension was reinstated, so their ground game is extinct for the next 6 weeks. Maybe their season is over, but it’s too soon to say. So let’s check in on my picks from last week and see how I did.

Patriots 31, Buccs 27 – Correct
Jets 20, Browns 7 – Correct
Panthers 30, Lions 24 – Correct
Colts 21, 49ers 13 – Correct
Titans 23, Dolphins 17
Bills 24, Bengals 13
Giants 21, Chargers 10
Steelers 28, Jags 21
Cardinals 24, Eagles 20
Rams 27, Seahawks 20
Raiders 23, Ravens 21
Packers 31, Cowboys 20 – Correct
Chiefs 27, Texans 14 – Correct
Vikings 21, Bears 13 – Correct

A so-so week. I called 7 correctly, and 6 incorrectly. You can see why I made some of the picks that I did, but I grossly overestimated some of the outcomes. No matter, let’s move on to this week and see how I think things will shake up:

Eagles 27, Panthers 24
Ravens 20, Bears 10
Texans 21, Browns 7
Packers 30, Vikings 21
Lions 35, Saints 31
Falcons 31, Dolphins 20
Patriots 28, Jets 14
Redskins 27, 49ers 9
Buccs 24, Cardinals 20
Rams 23, Jags 20
Chiefs 31, Steelers 20
Raiders 24, Chargers 20
Broncos 36, Giants 10
Titans 23, Colts 21

The Packers face off against division rivals the Vikings this weekend, and I expect it to be more of a challenge than the Bears were. They aren’t amazing, and they no longer have AP, but they still tend to have a pretty good defense and they still make points. They aren’t doing terribly this year, so we’ll see how it goes. I still expect the Pack to take the W. We’ll find out soon enough.