By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
Arizona Cardinals (1-3) at San Francisco 49ers (1-3)
(+3.5) (O/U 43.0)
Arizona is falling apart as I expected they would before the season started.
Here’s the truth, the Cards have a very predictable offense. They take deep shots down field over and over again. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. It worked out last season, often, but it seemed to have more to do with luck then skill.
This is the NFL. You can’t play like that. Defenders are too fast, skilled and in shape. It is essential in this league to mix it up and make short throws to be successful, and that is not Arizona’s skill set. Even worse for the Cardinals is that Carson Palmer is out
with a concussion this game and Drew Stanton
will start in his place.
That’s bad news because Stanton is absolutely terrible. His claim to fame so far is a stupid celebratory dance he did in a game against the Seahawks when he wasn’t even playing.
Continue reading Hawk’s 2016 NFL Picks: Cardinals at 49ers
Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins
(+2.5) (O/U 49.0)
I think it will be interesting to see two of the best in the game at their positions go at in this one as PSteelers receiver Antonio Brown will face off against cornerback Josh Norman. Brown is one of the most unstoppable receivers in the game, but Norman is good enough to keep him semi contained.
Either way the Steelers have a stacked offense and should find a way to get it done against Washington.
Pick: Steelers 31-20
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Note: Hawk’s picks for Sunday’s games will be released tomorrow evening (10-21).
By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
Seattle Seahawks (2-4) at San Francisco 49ers (2-4)
(+6.0) 42 O/U
Its crazy how fast things change.
For the last few years these two teams have been powerhouses and Super Bowl contenders. This year they both stumble into week 7 with 2-4 records.
Seattle once again blew a 4th quarter last week against the Panthers. This has happened in all 4 of their losses so far. It’s appalling. I have watched a lot of Seahawks over the years, seen a lot of terrible teams, but this season might be the most frustrating season I’ve ever experienced.
This is not a terrible team, not even close. The Hawks still rocks one of the most talented rosters in the league, so what is the problem? Coworkers have been asking me this all week and the truth of the matter is I have no fucking idea. But they better figure it quick or it’s going to be a long season.
Continue reading Hawks NFL Picks: Seahawks at 49ers (Thursday Night Football)
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 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.
Continue reading Hawk’s 2015 NFL Preview: NFC West Edition (Sans Seahawks)
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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Rapid fire style…
Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 2 Edition.
Hawk is a very busy man but he still took the time to give us his opinion on who’s gonna rule the gridiron in the second week of this glorious NFL season. Like the College Football Picks, we weren’t able to post one last week, so welcome to the first edition! I was gonna put up a highlight video of the Seahawks 36-16 dismantling of the Green Bay Packers in Week 1, but I can’t really find one to embed. Just click on the hyperlink that says “36-16”
Enough effin’ around:
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