Hello everyone, and welcome back. It seems as though we just finished our first round of midterms, but now another round is coming. And I have to start studying now, because in all reality there is no way that I will be doing anything productive during Halloween weekend. Speaking of being productive, I would like to take this time to apologize to anyone who thought drafting Chris Johnson was a good idea. He is just awful, and his team probably hates him too. But at least he has his money! Wait, that comment was for Alex Rodriguez. Let’s make our way to the picks. (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)

Washington Redskins at NEW YORK GIANTS

 

At first glance this does not seem like a very difficult game to predict. The Giants are looking like the best team in football, whereas the Redskins are giving up the most passing yards on defense and do not look like they have what it takes to pull off this victory. However, it is important to note that last year the Giants lost to the Redskins in both of their matchups. Furthermore, the Giants are the league’s “no one believes in me” team. But everyone believes in them now that they just came off of a dominating victory. I am going to make my sleeper pick of the week this game, and say the Giants lose, regain the “no one believes in me” mentality, and ride it out of the regular season. My fantasy sleeper pick is Fred Davis: I do not like the New York Giant safeties and I think they will have a tough time guarding RGIII’s safety blanket. Washington 31 NEW YORK GIANTS 24

 

Baltimore Ravens at HOUSTON TEXANS

 

Week in and week out I discuss how much I abhor Joe Flacco. I am sure that he is a nice guy in person, but when he puts on those pads and goes out on the football field I just cannot stand the sight of him under center. Yet he has the Ravens at 5-1. With the Texans, I firmly believe that Matt Schaub is a career backup stunting the growth of the Texans to a championship caliber squad. Yet he has his team at 5-1. Both teams have great running attacks, and spectacular defenses. However, the Ravens will be without Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb, and the Texans will be without Brian Cushing. Both are suffering big losses on the defensive side. However, I hate Matt Schaub more and therefore am picking the Ravens. No real logic in this pick. Go Birds!  Baltimore 24 HOUSTON 17

 

Detroit Lions at CHICAGO BEARS

 

Speaking of quarterbacks that are absolutely awful, this game is a showcase of two of the league’s best! Frat Stafford has been a disappointment for the Lions, whereas Jay Cutler has not been able to tap into his potential and lead and otherwise solid team to the promise land. Both these teams are going to have a lot of trouble advancing in the playoffs even if they are able to reel off some victories because of the mediocre play of their signal callers. However, this is a game where I believe that a dominant running attack will have a significant impact, so I am betting on the Bears. That is an issue for another time.

CHICAGO 27 Detroit 20

By Jayson Patel