You had to figure that after the whipping we all took the last two weeks, something had
to give. Well, things finally calmed down this week, and our picks really did a 180. No doubt it
helps that there are again 2 extra games each week now that Bye Season is over. But
this really was a banner week. No record lower than 11-5, and the highest mark was 13-3.
That record is owned by both
was the only one to pick the
upset of Cincinnati over KC (and with that game I think we finally have a solid definition for
the word "upset"). No one was able to come up with Minnesota choking again, and only
was able to foresee Houston beating the Bills.
Everyone won the Falcons / Saints, Jaguars / Titans, Redskins / Panthers, Jets / Colts, and
Lions / Seahawks picks. But of course,
there were also the smattering of failed upset specials.
alone incorrectly picked the Giants over the Eagles. Despite
key pick of Houston, he also blew it with his pick of SD over Denver.
nearly had a golden pick, but Baltimore lost to Miami and he ended
up with pyrite. Same goes for
who got burned by his pick of Chicaco over the Rams. And
really bit it with his solo pick of Arizona over Cleveland.
It seems like everyone is picking fairly safely right now, and with good reason. With 6
weeks left, this contest is extremely tight.
barely holds on to first, still with a
one-game lead over
in second. But the clog begins in 3rd place, where
all are two games behind the lead. We've almost got as much parity in our contest as
the NFL has! Don't you just love parity!!