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NFL WEEK 8 PICKS: 4:00PM GAMES & SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Colts vs Raiders

This is a tough one, two struggling teams right now, as the Colts battle a plethora of injuries luckily they have TY Hilton back, besides Andrew Luck and Hilton connection there is not many other weapons on this offense for the Colts. James Doyle the tight end is a viable option but he is only going to get 3-4 yards after the catch. The Colts run game is terrible they’ve used four different running backs this season, we cannot rely on much from either offense to be honest. The Raiders have been dealing with QB issues as Derek Carr has not been what they have expected, Marshawn Lynch has been hurt, leaving it to Doug Martin and Jalen Richard, with the departure of Amari Cooper, Martavis Bryant and Jared Cook are the biggest threats on this offense. I would definitely not expect the over of 51.5 to hit. The Colts are favored to win, having to cover a 4 point spread. I would probably either stay away from this game or go Colts money line/under.

49ers vs Cardinals

This is a great game, not so much offensive wise but the 49ers have to cover a 2.5 point spread for this to hit. I would say that is the easiest choice here as the over/under is 40.5 and with the 49ers 22.6 points per game and Cardinals 13.1 points the over is unlikely to hit to be honest. The Cardinals have not clicked in any area of the game, defensively they allow 26.3 points while the 49ers allow 31.1. I’d be surprised to see if the over hits here, I’d stay smart and go 49ers to cover the spread.

Packers vs Rams 

Most likely going to be a shootout. Depending on Aaron Rodgers health and all this game could easily hit the over of 58 points, which would mean the Packers/Rams score around 29 points each. With both offenses averaging around 25+ points each this is do able. The Packers are capable of scoring 30 and the Rams are 100% capable as well. But it seems like a trap game to me, a high over and Packers given 7.5 points to start, it’ll be an interesting game for sure. We know both the offense are good but the Rams also have one of the best defenses in the league. The Rams will for sure score around 30 points and the Packers could drop around 21-27. I would say stay away from the spread and go with the over and Rams here.

Saints vs Vikings (SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)

We are going to see two shootouts back to back. Both these defenses have not looked great this year and the Saints are known to be a high powered offense that will possess the ball forever and score. The Vikings defense allows on average 23.6 points per game while the Saints offense averages 34 points per game. Easily will see a 30 spot from the Saints and around 27 points from the Vikings. The over here is 54.5 another pretty high over. If the Rams and Packers over does not hit or come close, maybe be smart with this one. With the Saints to cover 2.5 point spread, I think that is do able. I’d go Saints spread, possibly the over. Last game of the day so don’t kill yourself if you are already having a bad day, you won’t resurrect your day by going big on this game and winning it all. If you had some shitty picks in the 1PM and 4PM games call it day and walk away.

 

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NFL: Football is back.

The time where being a slob on Sundays is acceptable to the world. A time of pushing off family, friends, obligations, girlfriends, wives to sit back and watch football is acceptable. Painted faces, hundred dollar jerseys, and tailgates in below freezing temperatures is acceptable. Fabricated thoughts of teams, through all the good and bad times it is all okay because NFL Football is back. And the time to be an “NFL Analyst” is back.

Think about it, we as fans sit back and watch every little move that goes on in games, we shout our frustrations on Twitter and Facebook. We yell at the TV, we get into arguments with colleagues and friends, that we may not even realize we are doing. We associate ourselves as “us” when speaking about our favorite team, we think we can be a general manager, head coach, offensive coach, defensive coach, WR, QB, RB, all at once. After watching the same team for so many years, growing a relationship and connection with players, coaches and fans, may seem odd or ill advised by some, but don’t listen to those people. Because it is impossible not to associate oneself as “we” with the team.

At times we may actually be completely wrong but we shall never admit it, never admit defeat and always stay true and loyal to our word, predictions, and team. To continue this on going fantasy of believing we can be general managers and or coaches, we satisfy our needs by creating fantasy football teams, continuous research, listening, reading and dissecting news to create the perfect team. To be the perfect manager to be the general manager/coach of the year and win the league.  

Once our fantasy team fails mid way through the season, we shall never stop supporting the guys on the field that we have grown to love. If our frustrations are not laminated enough on social media, we revert to blog spaces to critique our teams and fans. We continue to fuel this NFL Analyst fantasy, by thinking we our experts because we write a 500-word article about our favorite team’s mishaps, blunders and what can be done differently.

This time, this short gap where all this comes together and is deemed acceptable and normal by the public(most people), cherish it because, as sports may seem to stray some people apart it simply brings us together as one. The love we all share for our teams, cities, and players, bring us together. It allows people to come together as one and share one common goal, the love for football and to always think we are NFL Analysts.