Hawk’s 2016 NFL Picks: Week 9

By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
AFC BYE’S- Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1), Houston Texans (5-3), New England Cheaters (7-1)
NFC BYE’S- Arizona Cardinals (3-4-1), Chicago Bears (2-6), Washington Redskins (4-3-1)

Another week down and a second tie in two weeks as the Bengals and Redskins could not find a winner in London.
Week 8 record 7-5-1 which puts me at 62-56-2 for the year.  Talk about a bizarre season. Usually you see a tie in the NFL about once every 3 years and we saw two in a row. Gonna be another quick one as now I’m sick. But here we go.

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New York Jets (3-5) at Miami Dolphins (3-4)
(-3.5) (0/U 44.0)
Despite the 3-4 record I think Miami is a playoff team. That record is nothing to be ashamed of after their brutal first half of the season. Jets pass defense is garbage and Fitzpatrick is a pick machine.
Pick:  Dolphins
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5) at Kansas City Chiefs  (5-2)
(-7.5) (O/U 44.0)
 Alex Smith left last week’s game twice after suffering blows to the head and did not come back after the second time because they suspected he had a concussion. Turns out he did not suffer a concussion but regardless he will not play in this game.
Nick Foles will get the start. I don’t know how much it will matter. Jaguars suck yet again.
Pick: Chiefs

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Hawk’s NFL Picks: Buccaneers at Rams (Thursday Night Football)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7) at St. Louis Rams (5-8) (even)
(41.0 O/U)
Case Keenum started at quarterback for the Rams last week. This was Keenum’s second start of the season as the Rams continue to try to find an adequate quarterback, which has been their Achilles heel for years now.

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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 2015 NFL Preview: NFC West Edition (Sans Seahawks)

Hawk’s preview of the NFC West, which includes the Arizona Cardinals, St Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks (who’ll get their own preview next)


Arizona Cardinals
Arizona was easily the most surprising team of the year in 2014. Through 9 games they were 8-1 and a favorite to win the NFC behind Carson Palmer, but in a week 10 game against the Rams the quarterback was done for the year with a torn ACL. Backup QB Drew Stanton started in his place, he looked good at times but was  wildly inconsistent and he too would get injured, leaving Ryan Lindley as the starting QB and he was terrible. Arizona would drop 4 of their last 6 and finish 11-5, only good enough for a wildcard against the Panthers, where they would lose 27-16 in historically terrible fashion. As a team they only had 78 total yards, a playoff record low.
Arizona expects Palmer to be completely healthy and follow up a season in which he threw for 1,626 yards, 11 Td’s and 3 Int’s in only 6 games, and boy will they need him.

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Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 10 Edition

The lesser Manning is coming to town…

Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 10 Edition.

Since The Hawk, who just got back from Belize, started making his picks in week 2 he has a 66-41-1(? I don’t even know how to count a tie, really) overall record, including a 7-5 mark last week (note that he generally doesn’t pick the Thursday Night games cuz he’s workin’ hard at his two jobs).


Hawk’s 2014 NFL Preview: NFC East Edition

Note from DouBle B: Welcome to the the third segment of Hawk’s NFL Preview, which covers the NFC East, for previous divisions just click on the name:

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Click on the logo below to see the first team in Hawk’s 2014 NFL Preview: NFC East Edition: The Dallas Cowboys.