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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!!

    Hail!

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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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    Redskins vs Falcons: Gameday Graphic and Inactives


    Here you go!!!

    Just click on the image for the full size.

    game5

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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.

    Redskins v Falcons NFL.com Game Center

    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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    Chipp-us Kel-le-itis


    This virus is killing Eagles from the inside.

    And it’s awesome.

    chip-kelly

    Inspired by Gameday Twitter dialogue…

    Gameday.

    Redskins. Eagles.

    Let there be blood.

    Hail.

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    Sonny Jurgensen: Throwback Thursday


    In light of the Redskins’ match-up against their division rival Eagles this week, it seemed like a good time to feature Redskins mainstay Sonny Jurgensen.

    Jurgensen was drafted by Philadelphia, and played seven seasons there; before being traded to Washington for quarterback Norm Snead and cornerback Claude Crabbe. He played eleven seasons for the Redskins, and incredibly won the NFL passing title in his final 1974 season at the age of forty. He was induced into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Class of 1983.

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    Brandon Scherff: #WallpaperWednesday


    It’s #WallpaperWesday again at thehogs.net.

    This week…

    Brandon Scherff, as The Punisher.

    Punisher

    Seemed appropriate. He may not have been perfect so far, but he has been pretty darn effective, and hasn’t made many mistakes. Keep grinding rookie, your efforts are not unnoticed.

    Hail to the Redskins.

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    Mistakes Prove Costly For Redskins


    You will often hear people remark that no one, single play defines a game, but it would be tough to deny that if you string even two or three really bad plays together, the result will be reflected negatively in the score more often than not. Such was the case on Thursday night in the Washington Redskins’ 32-21 loss to the New York Giants.

    Obviously football is a complicated sport, and mistakes are going to happen on every play. That isn’t what we’re talking about. We’re talking about plays that are head-scratchers, or change the momentum of a game, or both as is often the case. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Redskins vs Giants: Game Graphic and Inactives


    Are you ready for some Thursday Night Football?
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    By The Numbers: Rams


    After dominating for the first half and forging a 17-0 lead, the Redskins held on in the second to beat the Rams 24-10. Here are some of the numbers that tell the tale: Read the rest of this entry »

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