Hawk’s 2016 NFL Picks: Week 13

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.
Pick:  Falcons
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.
Pick: Saints
Los Angeles Rams (4-7) at New England Cheaters (9-2)
(-13.5) (O/U 44.5)
Yet again the Rams are one loss away from finishing the year without a winning record in the Jeff Fisher era. Fire him already. The guy doesn’t even know who plays for New England
 Pick: Cheaters new-england-patriots-logo

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Hawk’s 2016 NFL Picks: Texans at Patriots

By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
Houston Texans (2-0) at New England Patriots (+1.5) (O/U 40.5) 
Houston’s defense dominated the Chiefs last week in a 19-12 win, redeeming themselves from an embarrassing 30-0 loss in the Wildcard round last year.

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Brock Osweiller still has a lot to prove, his stat line last week was 19/33 for 268 yards a Td and two picks, which is pretty erratic. Turnovers will kill you in this league so he has got to clean it up.

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SUPER BOWL 50: A Case for the Carolina Panthers

By Brett Black aka “DouBle B”
For starters, I’m gonna basically gonna go with my own version of Hawk started off with in his Super Bowl 50: A Case for the Denver Broncos post he put up on Tuesday:

Sunday, January 24th, 201516 (still fuckin’ that one up): Hawk and I are obviously celebrating. Its the “greatest day of the year”as I like to put it. The Patriots, or “Cheaters” as Hawk will only call them from now on, lost to the Broncos in the AFC Championship. And that meant their season was over. Done. Kaput, which translates to “broken, broken-down, malfunctioning, and INOPERATIVE.”
See, its kind of stressful each for me each football season, the amount of work I put in is best described as A LOT, with both covering the college game and posting Hawk’s NFL Picks, and, most importantly, the fact that the Patriots have another chance to win a Super Bowl. It weighs heavy on this sports fan. I don’t know how well I would be able to take Tom Brady and Bill Belichick hoisting a 5th (or it most definitely could have been more at this point) Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Sooooo…yeah, we were getting shitfaced. And it was during this that Hawk came up with the idea that I should write my first NFL post of the year, in which explains why I think the same as Ballroom patron Mitchell Gilbert, the Carolina Panthers will win on Sunday.   A-Case-for-The-Carolina-Panthers

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Hawk’s NFL Picks: Championship Sunday Edition

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this as the Seahawks season is now officially over, which sucks, but I must remind myself that this team isn’t going anywhere and should be a Super Bowl contender next year as well. I knew before the year started that 3 straight Super Bowls would be a tall order but I still held on to hope. As hard as it will be to write this, the show must go on, especially with only 3 games left, just don’t expect me to ramble on like usual. still in Seahawks mourning.
Sunday, January 24, 12:05 PM, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
 2) New England Cheaters (13-4) at 1) Denver Broncos (13-4) (+3.0)
(45 O/U)
This will be the 17th time that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have faced off, I assume that ESPN is ranting about this every second of every day.  I haven’t had the heart to watch anything that will talk about this years NFL playoffs this week, but assuming this is a safe bet.

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Hawk’s NFL Picks: Divisional Saturday Edition

By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
A great start to the NFL playoffs last week as we had two of four games have insane finishes. For the first time in history all four road teams won on wildcard weekend, which makes sense considering all the away teams were starting quarterbacks with playoff experience and all the home teams had quarterbacks starting in their first playoff games.
As is so often the case it was veteran leadership that won out. 7 quarterbacks left have played in and won a playoff game (Carson Palmer is the exception) and 5 of the 8 starting  quarterbacks left  have won a Super Bowl, so expect a dramatic finish to the season.  
It will be Tom Brady vs Alex Smith, Ben Roethilsberger vs Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson vs Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers vs Palmer. Talk about madness.
A last second change from the Packers to the Redskins prevented me from a clean sweep of picks, but 3-1 ain’t so bad. let’s keep it going.


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Hawk’s NFL Picks: Week 10

By Brent “The Hawk” Walker

Ouch!! 5-8 last week.

This year is nearly impossible to predict. 72-60 on my NFL Picks for the year. Must get better.

Team byes: Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers
New Orleans Saints (4-5) at Washington Redskins (3-5) (+1.0)
(50.5 O/U)
The red hot Saints of the last month or so appeared to cool off last week, defeated by a very weak Titans team 34-28 in overtime.
Washington has a pretty good pass defense that ranks 9th best so if the Saints have indeed cooled off like I think they have, Washington has a good chance here.

Pick: Redskins

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Hawks NFL Picks: Dolphins at Patriots (Thursday Night Football)

Miami Dolphins (3-3) at New England Cheaters (6-0) (-8.0)
51 O/U
I’m not exactly sure what interim coach Dan Campbell is telling his completely rejuvenated Dolphins team, but it is working. In his first two games since the firing of Joe Philbin they are 2-0 and have outscored opponents 82-36.
Running back Lamar Miller was on fire last week, carrying the ball 14 times for 175 yards and a TD to go along with 3 catches for 61 yards and a TD, all in the first half. He did not touch the ball in the second half. Even inconsistent quarterback Ryan Tannehill exploded with his best game of the season and possibly one of the best games in his career as he completed 18 of 19 passes for 282 yards and 4 Td’s.

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