Surviving Week #7 With Confidence


October 14, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws a pass in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons beat the Raiders 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

First of all if you are still alive in your confidence league, kudos to you! The first six weeks of the season have been a roller coaster of unpredictable proportions, and it is a great accomplishment to still be alive in your survivor league. In my one league we started with 1,100 people and only 73 people have made it to week 7.  This week in the midst of only 13 games there isn’t a slam dunk available, unless you were smart enough to take the new weekly lock of the NFL.  The road team hasn’t won a Thursday Night game in a long time, I’m not sure but it possibly could go back to the Bears shutting out the Dolphins in 2010.

My Pick Of The Week (Unconventional)

Raiders over the Jaguars- The Raiders should have beaten the Falcons and now get the Jags visiting the other side of the county.  This might not be a blow out, but Carson Palmer should lead RaiderNation into a Victory Monday.

The Pick According to the Point Spread

The NY Giants over the Redskins- This is a slam dunk if last weeks Giants show up, but this is 2012 and each week is a different animal.

The Game to Avoid

Patriots over the Jets- Avoid division games especially when Tebow is involved.  Brady should have a big day, but he hasn’t been unbeatable lately either

Confidence Leagues

Last week was a very sad day for me! Under .500 is not just unacceptable but embarrassing.  Even the wife who I’m pretty sure just picked opposite of my picks had a very good day.  This week we rebound and win a week and some cash!

Highly Confident (9-13)

1. Patriots over Jets

2. Raiders over Jags

3. Giants over Redskins

4. Buffalo over Tennessee

5. Chicago over Detroit

Toss-UP (5-8)

1. Indy over Cleveland

2. Dallas over Carolina

3. Houston over Baltimore

4. Minnesota over Arizona

Upset City (2-4)

1. St Louis over Green Bay

2. Tampa over New Orleans

3. Cincy over Pittsburgh

Good Luck in Week #7! Survive, Advance, and Win some cash!!