2014 NFL Week 5 Preview

NFLGame of the Week

Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys.  I wanted to go outside of the box and focus on the “Battle of Texas”.  Both teams are 3-1 and are considered early surprises in the first quarter of the 2014 regular season.  I plan to use this game to see which team is truly “for real”.  Both teams have feasted on what was generally considered poor competition, though the Cowboys did notch an impressive win over the New Orleans Saints last week.  While the Texans defense is above-average and led by the stud himself J.J. Watt, I’m going to give the edge to the Cowboys because their offense is hellafied.  Tony Romo is doing a good limiting his turnovers (for the most part), Dez Bryant is a stud at wide receiver, and coach Jason Garrett is FINALLY leaning on DeMarco Murray and the running game.

This will be an interestingly competitive contest, but I do not see a Ryan Fitzpatrick-led offense outscoring Romo and Co. in Dallas.  Cowboys 27, Texans 17.

Ass Whupping of the Week

Seahawks over Redskins.  What appeared to be a marquee Monday Night Football match-up may turn out to be an utter clunker.  A strong Seattle team coupled with a Washington team that has been bumbling as of late has “epic curb-stomping” written all over it.

Thursday’s Game

Packers over Vikings

Sunday’s Games

Panthers over Bears
Browns over Titans
Eagles over Rams
Giants over Falcons
Saints over Buccaneers
Lions over Bills
Colts over Ravens
Steelers over Jaguars (if my Steelers blow this one, they can kiss this season goodbye)
Broncos over Cardinals
49ers over Chiefs
Chargers over Jets
Bengals over Patriots

Last week’s record: 6-7 (Goddamn I suck!)
2014 record to date: 32-29 (Mediocrity fits my ass to a tee…)

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One Comment Add yours

  1. I believe your fortunes are going to change this weekend! I like every one of your picks with the only exception being Panthers > Bears. Jared Allen has been a playmaker for Da Bears and if Matt Forte is given the ball enough then Jay Cutler will expose the Panthers secondary. P.S. Keep an eye out for Martellus Bennett of the Bears who leads the fantasy football scoring for all tight ends.

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