Los Angeles Rams (4-9) at Seattle Seahawks (8-4-1)
(-16.0) (O/U 38.5)
Its been an intense week but I am happy to say that I will be at this game, my first one of the year. I will be there, but one person that won’t be there will be Rams former head coach Jeff Fisher, after the team finally fired him
. It only took 6 straight losing seasons before the organization made the call. Last week’s loss to the Falcons was his 165th, which tied Dan Reeves
for the NFL record for most losses by a head coach in NFL history.
I’m actually kind of bummed. It would have really been nice if it was the Seahawks that give him sole possession of the record after what a pain in our asses he has been throughout the years.
Meanwhile the Seahawks were handed their biggest blowout in the Russell Wilson era in Green Bay last week with a frustrating 38-10 loss. This is actually only the second game in Wilson’s 5 year career in which he lost by double digits (Also against the Packers last year), Which is an incredible stat.
Clearly they missed Earl Thomas in that game, which is understandable. It will take a couple more games for the Seahawks defense to make the necessary adjustments. No Fisher should mean no problem!
Pick: Seahawks 26-10
I slayed it last week, going 13-3. This puts me at 102-73-2 for the year. On to week 13 as this season continues to fly by.
Kansas City Chiefs (8-3) at Atlanta Falcons (7-4)
(-3.5) (0/U 49.0)
Two really good teams face off in this one, but I think the Falcons are going to go on a run.
Detroit Lions (7-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-6)
(-6.0) (O/U 53.5)
Detroit took sole possession of first place in the NFC North last week after a Thanksgiving win against the Vikings, but all 7 of their wins this season have been because of fourth quarter comebacks.
Their luck is bound to run out soon. Not to mention the Lions have a long history of choking late in the season.
Los Angeles Rams (4-7) at New England Cheaters (9-2)
(-13.5) (O/U 44.5)
Continue reading Hawk’s 2016 NFL Picks: Week 13
By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
Six of the twelve playoff spots are now locked in as we enter the final two weeks of the regular season. A slight improvement over the 3 straight 9-7 records to 10-6 puts me at 125-99 for the year. Should be an interesting week as several teams are fighting for their playoff lives.
Saturday Night Football
Washington Redskins (7-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (6-8) (-3.0)
Say what you will about how you feel about teams in poor divisions with bad records hosting a playoff game, but the rules are the rules, which means this game is HUGE for these teams. The NFC East title could very well be decided by the victor here. Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is starting to play a little more consistent and overall the Redskins just seemed to be more balanced.
Back to back weeks of 9-7 records puts me at 106-86 for the year as we enter the final month of the regular season.
Seattle Seahawks (7-5) at Baltimore Ravens (4-8) (+9.0)
Seattle had their first signature win of the year against Minnesota last week, dominating on both sides of the ball and for the first time all year looked like the team that has gone to back to back Super Bowls. Hard to believe they started the year 2-4.
Undrafted rookie running back Thomas Rawls started in place of the injured Marshawn Lynch again and continues to impress, running 19 times for 101 yards and a TD. This puts him at 786 yards and 4 Td’s on the year in really only 6 games. He had a total of 15 carries in the other 6. He is a legitimate rookie of the year candidate right now. Rawls and Russell Wilson have sparked an offense that looked pathetic earlier in the year. Wilson has been on fire his last 3 games, completing 77% of his passes and throwing for 11 Td’s, 0 Int’s in that span.
Continue reading Hawk’s NFL Picks: Week 14
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.
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The Seattle Seahawks took part in the circus known as Super Bowl XLIX Media Day this morning, and it was predictably awesome. The Patriots had theirs too, but who really gives a shit about them?
Continue reading Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX Media Day Videos