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  • Week 6 NFL Picks

    Once I get about five or six games into a season, I start to gamble with a little bit more fervor. After all, you have a much better sense of all 32 teams’ relative ability by this point.

    I generally only gamble in two veins – football picks, and online casino games. So when I’m not trying my luck at netbet online casino games, I’m scouring over the weekly NFL odds, and looking for opportunity. My experiences are that just gambling every week for the sake of it, is not a worthwhile venture. So with an eye to actually winning, I offer you my four best options this week and a brief explanation of each:

    Redskins (2-3) at Jets (3-1)
    LINE: NY JETS by 6
    Call me a homer, but I just don’t think the Jets deserve 6 points. The Redskins play solid defense, and the Ryan Fitzpatrick led Jets don’t really put the fear of God into anyone offensively, which just lessens the possibility of them winning by a touchdown. I struggle to see that happening regardless of the game’s result, so I’m taking Washington to cover.

    Pick: Washington

    Bengals (5-0) at Bills (3-2)
    LINE: CINCINNATI by 4

    Sometimes I let math run it’s course when I gamble and this is a case in point. It doesn’t even matter what I think about the game or the match-up, the line has just moved too much. This game opened as a straight pick-em in many venues, but due to the fact that the Bengals were getting the lion’s share of the action, the line moved four full points! Don’t overthink this or let your ego get in the way – the slide gave you four more points than you should get – take the Bills.

    Pick: Buffalo

    Patriots (5-0) at Colts (3-2)
    LINE: NEW ENGLAND by 9.5

    I have every confidence that the Patriots CAN cover whatever spread is put in front of them, especially against the Colts. Indianapolis may have won 3 times, but it was against the Texans, Titans and Jaguars. In their losses to the Bills and Jets, Indy lost by double digits. For your consideration, the Pats have won the last 4 match-ups by a combined score of 189-73 (45-7, 42-20, 43-22 and 59-24). That’s an average score of 47-18. Gulp. Bill Belichek won’t take his foot off their throats and this one will be ugly.

    Pick: New England

    Chargers (2-3) at Packers (5-0)
    LINE: GREEN BAY by 10.5

    In a complete about face, I struggle to see Green Bay covering double digits this week. The Chargers have covered 7 of the last 8 times after playing the Monday Night game and this week will be no different. Sure the Packers are going to win the game and remain undefeated, but 10.5 points is just an awful lot to give Phillip Rivers on any day.

    Pick: San Diego

    It doesn’t matter what I post here, you’re going to make decisions that you like. I chose these four games this week, because for me, they have the most up-side. Pop on over to NFL.com’s Game Center and pick up all of the latest information you need to make an informed decision about any game, and have fun!!

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    Laveranues Coles: #TBT

    Today’s Throwback Thursday is Laveranues Coles. With the Jets on tap this weekend, it seemed like a good time to reminisce about Coles’ time in Washington.

    Coles only played for the Redskins for two seasons – 2003 and 2004. He put up good numbers too, 82 and 90 receptions, and 1264 and 1204 yards. Regardless, his time here seemed maligned and he headed back to the Jets in 2005 where he played four more seasons. He then played a season for the Bengals before heading back to the Jets ceremoniously before retiring. Hard to believe that it’s over a decade since he was in D.C.

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    Trent Williams: #WallpaperWednesday

    Still feeling down over the tough loss to the Falcons? Maybe a new Redskins wallpaper for your desktop will cheer you up.

    Personally, I think the offensive line has played well to date this season – perhaps even better than expected. After all, 40% of the line has virtually no NFL experience. Run blocking has been tough sledding as opposing teams stuff the box to make Kirk Cousins beat them. The line’s pass protection has been very good. That line currently begins and ends with Left Tackle Trent Williams.

    The Silverback.

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    Just click on the image for the 1440×900 wallpaper.

    Enjoy.

    Hail!

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    Difficult Loss To Swallow?

    I know I wasn’t the only one that found Sunday’s loss to the Falcons heart-breaking – most of Redskins Nation were pretty devastated. I tried to provide even a minor amount of silver-lining through my Twitter account, but some to many just weren’t having it.

    Which I understand to a degree, but maybe not to the degree that sometimes seems to be the case.

    Ok, I get it. We could have won the game. I even understand that some will feel that we SHOULD have won the game. At the end of the day, we just didn’t. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Redskins vs Falcons: Gameday Graphic and Inactives

    Here you go!!!

    Just click on the image for the full size.

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    Share the graphic there too. 🙂

    Pluck the Falcons!!

    Update 12:30pm:

    Redskins Inactives:

    Falcons Inactives:

    Hail!!!

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    Falcon Anecdote

    I remember years ago when the site was part of the Fan 2 Fan Alliance and every week, fans of other teams would raid our message board. It was weekly pandemonium. The internet was different then. There was one particular occasion where we were playing the Falcons… given today’s game against Atlanta, it seemed an appropriate time to reminisce.

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    At the time we were doing a weekly podcast with then Redskins receiver Brandon Lloyd. The following day, one of the Atlanta fans hit our message boards to mock me. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Pinterest Pin It Button

    We have added a Pinterest Pin It Button to the blog section.

    Just another way for you to help us share the Redskins love.

    Just hover over an image in the blog, like a wallpaper, or twitcon, and the Pin It button should appear in the top left corner of the image.

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    Flashback Friday: Trevor Matich

    Today’s Flashback Friday is Trevor Matich. After all, today is his birthday. 🙂

    Matich played for the Redskins from 1994 through 1996, but was in Washington after his playing days, cutting his broadcasting teeth in D.C.

    Perhaps the most memorable quote by Matich in his time here, was on (then) Head Coach Steve Spurrier:

    “The Redskins would be better off if their head coach were a ham sandwich. A ham sandwich has no personal agenda and would at least do no harm.”

    Umm, perfect.

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    Chris Baker: #WallpaperWednesday

    After a two sack performance in Sunday’s tense 23-20 victory over the Philadelphia Beagles, Chris Baker is the subject of this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday.

    Affectionately known as Swaggy, Baker was a disruptive stud against the Eagles and took full advantage of his added playing time – playing time that he was granted due to playing well of late. Obviously it was a sound decision as the big nose tackle registered his first multi-sack game as a professional.

    Chris Baker Career Stats

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    Click on the image for the 1440×900 wallpaper. I actually made this one in the offseason (and am technically cheating) but it seemed inappropriate to honor somebody else.

    Congratulations on a great game Swaggy.

    Hail to the Redskins.

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