Well Blind Owl Blogs readers, it’s 2023. A lot of things may change, but one thing will remain the same. You’ll get the BO Blogs picks for the NFL. Before we get into the new calendar year, let’s have a look at how we did in the final picks of 2022.
Week 16 Records:
Blind Owl: 9-7
Just call me butter, I’m on a roll. I’ve won two weeks in a row! It’s crazy how once you stop really caring, things get better. But let’s be honest here, it’s only a one game victory and there are only 2 weeks left in the season. The outlook is still bleak. But let’s see how my win impacts the overall standings:
Blind Owl: 104-125-8
Ok, so I’m still 8 games back from the Cowboy. I’ve accepted that I probably won’t catch him. But I’m only 1 game behind Brendawn. This has become a race to not come in last! Let’s see what happens as we wind down the season:
Message from BrendawnoftheDead: It's New Years, my picks will be quick.
DAL @ TEN: DAL -11
Blind Owl: Dallas should kill the Titans. They don’t have their own weapon.
Concret3Cowboy: Editor’s Note: He didn’t pick. This is the 2nd time this season, so he takes the LOSS in this one. Whoops.
BrendawnoftheDead: no King Henry, no faith in the Titans. Dallas wins and covers
DEN @ KC: KC -12.5
Blind Owl: I’m taking KC and just hoping for a better draft pick for the Broncos.
Concret3Cowboy: Broncos players bitching about padded practice? Quit the whining you fucking losers. Broncos cover.
BrendawnoftheDead: KC, Broncos country has failed to ride.
MIA @ NE: NE -3
Blind Owl: I’ve said it before, no Tua, no pick. I hate picking the Patriots and their abysmal offense but I don’t see the Dolphins being able to do much.
Concret3Cowboy: Going from Tua to Teddy isn’t as much of a drop off as other starters to backups. These guys are kinda the same; underwhelming arm, injury prone but “accurate.” What do I like more though? Pats D > Miami O or Miami D > Pats O? The latter, so give me the Phins.
BrendawnoftheDead: NE because listening to my heart rather than my brain!
ARI @ ATL: ATL -3.5
Blind Owl: This is going to be brutal. The only thing interesting about this game is the fact that Mrs. Blind Owl got me a Falcons jersey for Christmas. For that reason, I’ll pick the dirty birds.
Concret3Cowboy: Are the Broncos so bad that the Owl is jumping to the Falcons nest? Falcons… why not.
BrendawnoftheDead: gross, Atlanta I guess?
CHI @ DET: DET -6
Blind Owl: Here we have one of the Cowboy’s rules. Detroit is favored, so by his logic he has to pick Da Bears. So give me the Lions.
Concret3Cowboy: Rules are Rules. Bears.
BrendawnoftheDead: Detroit for sucking less
IND @ NYG: NYG -6
Blind Owl: Another somewhat boring game on the first day of 2023. The Colts have nothing to play for really. The Giants have something to work for here. So for that reason, the G-Men will outlast the Colts in a low scoring affair.
Concret3Cowboy: Giants, the Colts have more problems than QB play and coaching. Not something that a team with “one of the best rosters” wants to hear. Give me the Giants.
BrendawnoftheDead: GMEN for not being the Colts!
NO @ PHI: PHII -6.5
Blind Owl: I heard a lot of people saying Minshew had something to do with the Eagles continued success. Eh. I honestly think his success was more of a testament to how loaded the Eagles offense is. I could’ve been out there throwing the ball and they’d be fine. What the success actually has done is hurt Jalen Hurts’ MVP chances. But that doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme. The Eagles will win big.
Concret3Cowboy: Saints are kind of dead in the water, but it is against a high caliber team so they might give it their final push. 6.5 points is a lot for this game. So give me the Saints, Eagles win by 4.
BrendawnoftheDead: Eagles fly, Saints have nothing to play for
CAR @ TB: TB -3
Blind Owl: Nope. I won’t do it. I’m not falling into the Tampa trap again. They’ve fucked me sidewise all season. Too bad it took me until the end of the season to figure that out. GO PANTHERS!
Concret3Cowboy: I like the Panthers, Arians had a lot to do with the Bucs going and winning that championship, this team is past that. Keep Pounding with the Panthers.
BrendawnoftheDead: Carolina, both suck so rooting for chaos?
CLE @ WAS: WAS -2
Blind Owl: I’d really like for Heinicke to keep crushing Heinies. But the Browns can easily control the game with ground attack. Urrrgh. I’ve gone back and forth on this one a few times just as I sit here typing. I’ll do what I tell kids taking tests to do. Got to go with my first instinct. I’ll take the Browns with the points.
Concret3Cowboy: Hmmm, I’ll take Washington here. It is hard to get behind the Browns.
BrendawnoftheDead: Washington for still having something to play for
JAX @ HOU: JAX -4.5
Blind Owl: The Jags have looked good. The Texans are bad. This is an easy choice. Give me the Jags.
Concret3Cowboy: Jacksonville has to run the table for their playoff dreams, and they just might. Houston is bad but have made games against good teams. I’m hesitant to say the Jags will cover but I’m leaning that way.
BrendawnoftheDead: Jacksonville for not actively trying to lose
SF @ LV: SF -9.5
Blind Owl: Obviously, San Fran is my choice. But here’s a hot take for you. Mac Jones will be the Raiders starting QB next year.
Concret3Cowboy: Fuck the Raiders.
BrendawnoftheDead:. Raiders are dead and buried, Stidham couldn't beat out the ghost of Cam Newton.
NYJ @ SEA: NYJ -1.5
Blind Owl: Mike White all day. J-E-T-S. I also just hate Seattle.
Concret3Cowboy: Tough one, Jets have the better team, Seattle has fallen off. Much like someone I know in Seattle predicted they will. Give me the Jets.
BrendawnoftheDead: Let's be different, Seattle.
MIN @ GB: GB -3.5
Blind Owl: It seems very odd that the Packers are favored. I know I can’t pick them but I have to wonder why the Vikings aren’t the favorite here. What does Vegas know that I don’t? Vikes with the points.
Concret3Cowboy: Interesting spread. Vikings need to play well to keep momentum for their playoff push. But do they? Why not? Vikings.
BrendawnoftheDead: Actually going with GB because Minnesota has already locked up the division.
LAR @ LAC: LAC -6.5
Blind Owl: The Battle of Los Angeles will go to the Chargers. This will be more one sided than the Anglo-Zanzibar War. Look it up. Learn something dummies.
Concret3Cowboy: Rams cover, they won’t win… but they cover.
BrendawnoftheDead: Chargers, they're less hurt.
PIT @ BAL: BAL -2.5
Blind Owl: Why did this get flexed to Sunday night? Oh that’s right, so I can get to sleep early on my last night of winter break. Baltimore will win and cover easily.
Concret3Cowboy: Ravens, Pittsburgh is a weird bad team.. maybe Big Ben wasn’t that washed up.
BrendawnoftheDead: Baltimore for resembling an NFL team.
BUF @ CIN: BUF -1
Blind Owl: It’s a shame this game is on Monday night. It’s going to be one of the better ones this year. I have no clue what the over/under is, but hammer the over. I think Buffalo has a more battle tested QB in Josh Allen, but CIncy has the hottest QB right now in Joe Burrow. It’s basically a pick’em because of the 1 point spread. I’m going to take Buffalo because it is easy to root against Joe Burrow and undoubtedly the Cowboy will pick Cincy.
Concret3Cowboy: Cincy, so we have a reason to pay attention to this Monday night game outside of the fantastic game it should provide.