Hawk’s 2016 NFL Picks: Bears at Packers

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Chicago Bears (1-4) at Green Bay Packers (3-2) (-7.5) (O/U 46.0)
Chicago quarterback Brian Hoyer threw for 300 yards and no interceptions for the 4th week in a row, yet the Bears are 1-3 during that span. In his 4 starts this season Hoyer has completed 130 of 189 passes a 68.8% completion rate, for 1,396 yards, 6 tds and no interceptions. This tallies up to an impressive QBR of 100.8.

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Hoyer will get the start this game as well with Jay Cutler is still not practicing. Quite frankly even if Cutler was healthy I would start Hoyer. Not just because unlike Cutler he knows how to take care of the ball but because Cutler has always been awful when he plays the Packers. To prove this point here is a video of every pick Cutler has thrown against the Packers in his career. Spoiler alert! It’s 7 and a half minutes long.

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Hawk’s 2016 NFL Picks: Week 1

Picking winners in week 1 is a crap shoot. You just never know what good teams from last year will fall apart this and what bad team will step it up and become playoff contenders. But I am committed again this year so let’s get right to it.
 
Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars
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Everyone always like picking the Packers. They have a high powered offense with Aaron Rodgers, and Jordy Nelson is back after missing all of last season.
But you know who else has a high powered offense? This Jaguars team. Blake Bortles threw for 4428 yards and 35 TD’s last year. Mainly to his two elite receivers Allen Robinson (1,400 yards, 14 Td’s) and Allen Hurns, ( 1,031 yards, 10 Tds) their defense needs work but they can keep up with the Packers high paced offense.
Pick: Jaguars
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Hawks NFL Picks: Week 12 Thanksgiving Day Edition

By Brent “The Hawk” Walker

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Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) at Detroit Lions (3-7)
Line: DET -2.5
45.5 O/U
As per tradition the Detroit Lions will be playing on Thanksgiving. Apparently the tradition started in 1934 and with the exception of 1939-1944 during WWII have played every Turkey Day since.
Detroit seems to have tightened up their defense as of late, holding down the Packers and Raiders in back to back games and finds themselves on a two game winning streak.
Philadelphia has not looked good all year and got shellacked 45-17 last week by an average Tampa Bay team behind poor QB play of Mark Sanchez, whom threw 3 picks and is currently playing in place of the injured Sam Bradford. Bradford is not expected to play in this game either.
Pick: Lions 23 Eagles 13

Hawk’s 2015 NFL Preview: NFC North Edition

 

The NFC North, which includes the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings.

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It’s almost that time again!Fan submission (courtesy of notevanturner) 
Jay Cutler became something of a joke last season, He threw for 3812 yards and 28 Td’s but led the league with 24 turnovers.(18 picks, 6 fumbles). I don’t know those numbers will get much better in 2015 after Chicago traded Brandon Marshall to the Jets. . Cutler and Marshall had a rapport few QB-Receivers in the league do after playing together for 6 years, 3 of those at Denver from 2006-2008 and 3 together at Chicago from 2012-2014.
Marshall played through an ankle injury most of 2014 but suffered broken ribs and an injured lung and missed the final 3 games of the season. Because of these injuries  Marshall failed to top 80 catches and 1000 yards for the first time since 2006.
This loss will make 4th year player Alshon Jeffrey the unquestioned #1 target for Cutler. Jeffrey is a turning into a fine player. He had 85 catches for 1133 yards and 10 TD’s in 2014 and 89 catches for 1,421 yards and 7 TDs in 2012. With their first round pick, 7th overall the Bears selected West Virginia standout Receiver Kevin White whom was considered one of the top receivers in the draft and were hoping he would become the #2 receiver for them but unfortunately he may miss the season with a stress fracture in his shin.
Matt Forte will once again be the go to back for Chicago. Forte has been one of the best in the business for his entire 7 year career averaging 1,100 yards and 6 Td’s a season. He is a hell of a receiver too he was fantasy gold last season, not only piling up 1038 yards and 6 Td’s but catching 102 balls, an NFL running back record, for 808 yards and 4 Td’s.  Chicago added RB’s Jacquizz Rodgers from Atlanta in free agency and drafted Jeremey Langford but I don’t expect either player to take many reps from him.

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Hawk’s 2014 NFL Final Regular Season Power Rankings

Oh how things have changed since October…

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 *Once again DouBle B got locked out of his normal wordpresss editor and can’t log back in until about 10pm PST tonight, so expect a #MusicMonday post to go up sometime around then*.

Looking at Hawk’s Quarter Season-ish Power Rankings from back in October, CLICK HERE to see that, its crazy how much has changed. For instance he had the Chargers at number one, Eagles number four (see where they are now). But, for the reality of the current situation, here’s who Hawk (who in September correctly predicted the 49ers would miss the playoffs) sees as the pecking order heading into the playoffs:

1) Seattle Seahawks (12-4)
Hard to believe that this team was 3-3 to start the season and barely escaped falling to 3-4 in Carolina. Seattle has now rattled off 6 straight dominating wins to go to 12-4 and secure the #1 seed in the NFC. During that 6 game stretch their opponents are averaging under 7 points. The road to the Super Bowl once again goes through Seattle, a daunting task for anyone.

Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 17 Edition

Do it or don’t, I got places to be

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Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 17 Edition. DouBle B is editing this on his dad’s Kindle (even the pic above), which he has never used but is loving. But that also means he might mess up a few cosmetic features like links and ish, but Hawk’s NFL PICKS, they’re 100% money.

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Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 16 Edition

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Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 16 Edition.

At this time we’re scrambling to get this posted before getting to NBA 2K15/drinking enough to where our skills will diminish enough to not fully post. Soooooo lets get to it!

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