By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
A week 8 record of 7-7 puts me at 67-52 for the year.
Damn! the regular season is officially half over already. Week 9 here I come.
Team byes: Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5) at New York Jets (4-3)
Line: NYJ -9.0
New York suffered a surprising loss to Oakland last week. A team with one of the best defenses in the NFL got shredded by Derek Carr and company, but what better way to bounce back than to play a home game against the lowly Jaguars?
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Note: Hawk’s picks for Sunday’s games will be released Saturday afternoon.
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
QB Andrew Luck missed last weeks game against the Jaguars because of a shoulder injury so 40 year old and former Seahawk Matt Hasselbeck got the start in his stead. Apparently the oldest non kicker in the league has still got some game left in him as he completed 30 of his 47 passes for 282 yards and a TD. Interestingly both quarterbacks are listed as questionable to play in this game, but Luck is expected to start.
Meanwhile in Houston, their QB health isn’t questionable, but their play sure is, as both Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer continue to be unimpressive. Mallett is starting this game but another performance like the one he had last week and we might see week 1 starter Hoyer get his job back.
I think this will be an intriguing match up. Indianapolis has a great QB in Luck but have had all sorts of offensive line problems. Houston defensive lineman J.J Watt is not only the best in the game, but has dominated the Colts in the past.
It should be a low scoring affar, and Luck will get harassed all game but will eventually throw himself out of it in the 4th quarter, which neither Mallett or Hoyer is capable of doing.
Pick: Colts 24 Texans 17
The AFC South, which includes the Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Houston bounced back in a big way from it’s 2-14 by going 9-7 in 2014.
dominated once again, and did it with a smile on his face.
Aside from recording 20.5 sacks, (second only to Justin Houston‘s 22), he had 4 forced fumbles, and led the league with 140 yards lost on sack. He also had 2 defensive TD’s (One from an interception and one from a fumble) and 3 receiving TD’s as the Texans would put him on offense in red zone opportunities. No surprise Watt was not only chosen unanimously as a a first team all pro, but unanimously chosen as A.P defensive player of the year, which had never happened before.
Continue reading Hawk’s 2015 NFL Preview: AFC South Edition
This is where Champions are born…
NFL final four is here. Nothing like it. Win and it’s on to the SuperBowl. 3-1 last week but only 2 games this week. Will it be a Colts-Seahawks Super Bowl as I predicted at the beginning of the year? We will know Sunday night.
Continue reading Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Championship Round Edition
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, BOYS AND GIRLS IT’S NFL PLAYOFF TIME! Last week I racked up a 9-7 record in My NFL picks and finished the regular season year with a 139-86-1 record. I plan on a much better regular season record next year. It’s a new year now as the playoffs have officially started. So let’s pick some playoff games.
Continue reading Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Wildcard Edition
Seahawks are back on MNF, who does the Hawk think will prevail in Week 5 action?…
Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 5 Edition.
Since The Hawk started making his picks in week 2 he has a 25-16 overall record, including a 7-5 mark last week.
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Seahawks on a bye, whats the rest of the NFL up to this week?…
Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 4 Edition.
After am 11-4 record last week I need to keep the momentum going. Lets go for 12!
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