Hawk’s NFL Picks: Week 13

A 9-7 record last week puts me at 97-79 for the year as the season continues to fly by. On we go.
Seattle Seahawks (6-5) at Minnesota Vikings (8-3)
(+1.0) (41.5 O/U)
Big playoff implications in this one.
Seattle won a shootout last week against the Steelers 39-30. In that win Russell Wilson had his best game of the year, if not his NFL career, completing 21-30 passes for 345 yards and 5 Td’s.
This is good news for an offense that has been stagnant, but it’s an offense that will have to change after losing Tight End Jimmy Graham for the year with a torn patellar tendon.  Defensively the Seahawks gave up a franchise record 456 passing yards to Ben Roethilsberger, who torched them all game. While this is somewhat concerning, considering how dominant the Seahawks defense has been the last 3 years, one most also take into perspective the fact that Seattle was scoring so quickly the Steelers had more possessions  than normal.
Minnesota is once again in first place in their division. The defeat of the Falcons 20-10 combined with a Green Bay loss to Chicago last week is why. Adrian Peterson had another monster game compiling 158 yards and 2 Td’s and remains the league’s leading rusher with 1,164 yards. AP remains far and away the best weapon the Vikings have so expect the Seahawks to stack the box up front and make QB Teddy Bridgewater beat them, which he won’t do.
Pick: Seahawks

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Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 6 Edition

Seahawks take on a red hot Cowboys squad lookin’ to make a statement…

Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 6 Edition.

Since The Hawk started making his picks in week 2 he has a 35-20 overall record, including a stellar 10-4 mark last week (note that he generally doesn’t pick the Thursday Night games cuz he’s workin’ hard at his two jobs).


The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Quarter Season-ish Power Rankings

Who’s on top?



1. San Diego Chargers (4-1)

Damn! Chargers look dangerous this year. Rivers is on a roll. Their sole loss was opening Monday Night Football, barely against an Arizona team that is tough when healthy. They were healthy in week 1. Not so much now.


2. Seattle Seahawks (3-1)

Really wanted to put the Hawks at 1. but can’t because they lost to the Chargers week 2. Rivers and company took advantage of San Diego’s hot weather that day, and controlled the ball for 43 mins to Seattle’s 17 minutes, but Seattle still had a chance to win the game late.


3. Denver Broncos (3-1)

Denver looks even better this year then the team that won the AFC last year. Peyton will most likely break Favre’s career TD record of 508 in two more games. He is at 503.