Week 7, HERE WE GO!
How fitting it is! Exactly one year ago this week, we began our reign. That’s right, the THUNDERBLOG has been around for one full year! Time to get the party started on this glorious Thursday Night!
Matty D has missed the last two weeks of the Cold Hard Locks and is on a family trip, hence me stepping in. Considering his two missed weeks, I’m taking that as two losses for the Weekly Series–*I don’t have his picks for Weeks 5 and 6 so I’ll let him add those back into the Season Series when he returns.* I went 10-5 in Week 5 and 11-3-1 in Week 6.
Therefore the season series is:
Matty D — 30-18*
G-Man — 50-28-1
Weekly Series: 2-2-2, deuces wild heading into Week 7
Week 7 Cold Hard Locks
(Underline denotes home team. G-Man and Matty D have the same picks unless otherwise noted.)
Thursday at 8:30
Patroits over Jets
Currently watching this game on CBS with the Pats up 17-12 at halftime. Tommy Terrific is about to get the ball for the second time and should continue to pick apart the Jets Defense. NYJ is complaining about how the NFL screwed them schedule-wise. Can’t be distracted against Belichick.
Sunday at 1:00
Ravens over Falcons
The Ravens have the #3 D in the NFL while the Falcons Offense has been… messy. This could be long Sunday for the Falcons. They’re 0-3 on the road and have allowed 28.3 points per game as 419 yards on defense. While Matt Ryan has led the offense to 410 ypg, they haven’t been able to really establish their running game-which is where the Ravens D shines.
Bills over Vikings
Teddy’s coming back! But that’s about it for Vikings fans. Not having a big run game will HAUNT the Vikings in this game. The Bills want to avenge their loss against the Pats from last week and, more importantly, their defense has allowed 68 ypg. Are you joking? No one circles the
wagon gokstad like the Buffalo Bills.
Bears over Dolphins
The Bears haven’t won at Soldier Field yet? That’ll change Sunday. Beardown. In all seriousness, Jay Cutler is coming into this one hot and Matt Forte is even hotter. Plus the Bears tall receiving core should TOWER over the Dolphins 5′ 11″ cornerbacks. Direct message to Brandon Marshall: Please repeat your Week 2 performance of 3 TDs, I need a big win in fantasy this week and you know you want to run all over your former team.
Colts over Bengals
Have the wheels come off for the Bengals? Time for Andy Dalton and crew to show they have not. Unfortunately, they have to go through Andrew Luck. With 1,987 yards through six games, Luck is on pace to finish this season with 5,299 yards. On top of that, the Colts Defense has only allowed 341 ypg and they’re even better at home.
Browns over Jaguars
Good god, this is an actual matchup. Everyone is picking the Browns in Survival this week. Hoyer is coming in hot and is 6-2 as a starter since joining the Browns. He is playing without his Pro Bowl central Alex Mack, but Ben Tate is also coming in hot.
Lions over Saints
This would be a much different story if it was in the Superdome. The Saints are 0-3 away from the dome-it’s not so Easy Brees-y playing on the road. Much like the Colts, the Lions Defense has been spectacular to start the season, and it is even better whilst at home.
Packers over Panthers
Cam Newton had a big game last week? R-E-L-A-X. Despite Aaron Rodgers averaging 236.5 passing yards, his 111.4 passer rating is the 2nd best in the NFL. Eddie Lacy will be the X-Factor in this game. While he averages 3.0 yards per carry, the Panthers D allows 5.5 rushing yards per attempt. Panthers rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin could miss this one as well due to a concussion.
Titans over Redskins
Since they moved to Tennessee in 1999, the Titans are 2-0 in Washington. That’s enough for me to make decision.
Seahawks over Rams
After an embarrassment on Monday Night Football, you’d think the Rams would come back this week with a big win. NOPE, the Seahawks are PISSED. Russell Wilson only tossed for 126 yards, no TDs, and a pick, Beast Mode only gained 61 yards, and the defense allowed the Cowboys to rush for 162 yards (they had allowed only 249 in their first four games).
Sunday at 4:05
Chargers over Chiefs
That’s all you need to know.
Sunday at 4:25
Cowboys over Giants
I’ve seen it all over the internet since the big win on Sunday, but today I actually heard someone say “how ’bout them Cowboys?” I cannot wait until Thanksgiving. Everyone talks about how Eli loves Jerry World, but with DeMarco Murray running the way he is right now, we may as well rename the place Murray World.
Matty D – Giants
Cardinals over Raiders
This could be over quickly on Sunday.
Sunday at 8:30
Broncos over 49ers
Much like the Cardinals game a couple weeks ago, I wish we could see Peyton go on the road to face the Niners-that’d be extremely entertaining. Not that this game won’t be entertaining, we just won’t see another OT special like when Peyton went to Seattle. Denver RB Ronnie Hillman’s impact could make a lot more of difference than anyone will talk about. He put up 100 yards last week against the Jets, but these are the Niners here–although Aldon Smith and NaVarro Bowman will miss the game and Patrick Willis could miss this one as well. On the other side, watch out for Colin Kaepernick versus the Broncos D-Line. Kaep wasn’t sacked last week against the Rams while Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware have a combined total of ten.
Monday at 8:30
Texans over Steelers
“There’s no time to panic,” says Ben Roethlisberger who has been sacked 17 times entering this game. Enter JJ Watt. 10 sacks on 20 QB hits, and don’t forget about his three TDs. Add the potential return of Jadeveon Clowney, and it could be time for Big Ben to panic.
Matty D – Steelers
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