I don’t care what anyone says. I’m in a great mood and you’ll find out why soon. You could call me any name under the sun and you couldn’t phase me this week. I am full of unearned arrogance and I feel like I’m waring an impenetrable suit of confidence. And before you say it, I’m very aware that this feeling won’t last long and I will soon come crashing back to the bottom very soon. I’ve got to embrace it while I can. I’ll be downright insufferable until the rocket I’m riding on goes the way of the Challenger. I assume you can imagine why I’m feeling this way, and no it has nothing to do with my immune system finally starting to work. Can’t figure it out eh? Well, have a look at the records from last week and then we’ll talk:
Week 6 Records:
Blind Owl: 9-6
Four. Game. Win. That’s it. I wiped the floor with these boys last week. Even with my debilitating illness, I picked myself up and laid the smackdown upon these hooligans. I hear the critics out there already saying things like, “But BO, you won one week. You were in last place before this.” All I have to say to that is, keep reading.
Blind Owl: 49-39-5
Can someone help me out? I’m differently abled. Can you please read me those numbers? What’s that? I’m winning? Well, what do you know? That’s damn right y’all. I’m first place for the first place and I have no intention of being anywhere else all year. I landed a huge haymaker and I don’t think these guys can recover. Now, there is a chance I get too overconfident and embarrass myself this week. Some might even say it’s almost a guarantee…But those punks can go pound sand. I’m riding the high into Week 7!
JAX @ NO: NO -1
Blind Owl: I go back and forth on the Saints. They look good, then they look bad. Honestly, the Jags have been the same. I’m just going to flip a coin here. Heads is New Orleans, tails Jacksonville. Well, it’s tails. Jaguars it is.
Concret3Cowboy: Quite the hole I dug myself into with last week… Saints because the only way out is to dig deeper.
BrendawnoftheDead: I don't like an unhealthy Trevor Lawrence in short rest vs this defense. Defense wins these stupid Thursday night games, so who Dat?
BUF @ NE: BUF -8.5
Blind Owl: Only 8.5? Could’ve given the Bills 12 and I would've still picked them. The Patriots don’t know what they’re doing.
Concret3Cowboy: In an attempt to break my downward spiral, I have brought in help with my 5 year old daughter. Bills… we’re off to a solid start.
BrendawnoftheDead: Pats lose by 8…lolz. They lose by at least 13 because they are incapable of success. Fire Bill, start over.
GB @ DEN: GB -1
Blind Owl: This is gross. I want to pick against my Broncos just because. The spread is making me a little apprehensive though. I’ll stick to my guns from a few week back and take the Packers.
Concret3Cowboy: “Broncos suck,” she may be around me too often on Sundays. Packers I suppose.
BrendawnoftheDead: GB wins by 2, the Packers might be the only team worse than my Patriots.
CLE @ IND: CLE -2.5
Blind Owl: Cleveland’s defense is still pretty good. The only real question is how will their offense do. According to my most recent Google search, Deshaun Watson is going to play. That’s a minor upgrade from PJ Walker. The Colts are going to have to ride with Minshew for a while which isn’t the worst thing in the world as far as backup QBs go. I have to pick with the superior defense and go with the Browns on this one.
Concret3Cowboy: “I want the baby horse one.” We’ve quickly gone against my own intuition.. Oh boy.
BrendawnoftheDead: Cleveland covers. They just beat the best team in football with their backup quarterback, they should be able to beat Indy's backup quarterback.
WAS @ NYG: WAS -2.5
Blind Owl: I won’t pick the Giants again this year, and not having Daniel Jones makes that easier. Give me the Commanders.
Concret3Cowboy: “Giants.. Because I want to.” I asked “can you think of any reason?” In which she replied, “any reason.”
BrendawnoftheDead: Skins I guess? Editor’s Note: Does Brendawn think this is 2018 or something? How offensive.
It was a simpler time! A better time!
DET @ BAL: BAL -3
Blind Owl: Baltimore being favored seems wrong, but I checked it a couple times. Hell, I’ll take the Lions with the points. I’d take them if the spread was flipped.
Concret3Cowboy: “Lions, cuz it will be.. I mean, just the Lions.”
BrendawnoftheDead: Did I miss something here? Obviously Detroit
LV @ CHI: LV -3
Blind Owl: No Jimmy G. I no pick. Fields isn’t playing either. Brian Hoyer doesn’t instill confidence in me. Davante Adams being disgruntled doesn’t help either. But the Raiders are just a better overall team. This’ll be a dreadful game.
Concret3Cowboy: “Raiders, cuz it’s a funny word.”
BrendawnoftheDead: ummm yuck. Raiders I guess, battle of the backup quarterbacks.
ATL @ TB: TB -2.5
Blind Owl: I really appreciate Brendawn’s tipsy picks as we go along here. It does explain an earlier pick he made. Quite entertaining honestly. I think we might have to do a drunken get together and make our picks. Could be a lot of fun. Anyway, I’m going to play this one with a little gamesmanship. The Cowboy is probably going to pick the Bucs so I’ll pick Tampa to keep my lead.
Concret3Cowboy: “Buccaneers, cuz I want to and it’s in Tampa.”
BrendawnoftheDead: and the whiskey is kicking in, I'll finish in the morning…
Ridder sucks, the Bucs are surprisingly competent…Bucs it is.
PIT @ LAR: LAR -3
Blind Owl: The Rams have no real running backs to hand the ball to, but they’re still better than the Steelers. Kupp makes the Rams so much better.
Concret3Cowboy: “Steelers, cuz it’s kinda funny word.”
BrendawnoftheDead: I hate picking Steelers games. They're a bad team but manage bullshit wins because yinzer nonsense. I'm going to manifest my hopes into reality, Rams win and Stafford has a huge game. Brendawn wins in fantasy and we all go home happy.
ARI @ SEA: SEA -8
Blind Owl: Arizona loves to cover spreads. Seattle has been up and down. 8 seems big, but I think Seattle has kind of figured their stuff out. Give me the Hawks, but I don’t like it.
Concret3Cowboy: “Seahawks, cuz it, cuz its a cute word.” She broke my rule.
BrendawnoftheDead:The Seahawks are a bit of a mess. They don't like using DK Metcalf and I have no idea why, just look at the guy! I'll take Arizona to cover, I'm starting to like Doubs or however you spell it.
LAC @ KC: KC -5.5
Blind Owl: I trusted the Chargers against a good team last week. It was my only mistake honestly. The Cowboys defense is elite and the Chiefs D is not. I’ll ride with Herbert and the Chargers one more time. It might just be me picking against KC, but what the heck. I have confidence.
Concret3Cowboy: “Chiefs, cuz its a little bit funny. It just is.”
BrendawnoftheDead: I can see the Bolts covering. The Chiefs offense just isn't the same, no receivers. They will lose because they're a cursed franchise, but they'll do it by a heartbreaking field goal.
MIA @ PHI: PHI -2.5
Blind Owl: Philly hasn’t looked dominant, and Miami just loves to score points. I don’t know if the Dolphins are as good of a defense as Philly, but they can hang with anyone when it comes to scoring. Give me the Phins with the points!
Concret3Cowboy: “Eagles, Its a kind of bird and a dolphin is a sea animal.”
BrendawnoftheDead: hot take, Philly are frauds this year. Gimme the fish to win this track meet.
SF @ MIN: SF -7
Blind Owl: Kirk Cousins in primetime against a fantastic 49er team? Easy choice. Even though San Fran struggled last week. They’ll take out their frustrations on the VIkings. 9ers all the way.
Concret3Cowboy: “Vikings, cuz its a little bit strange.” Then I ask, “is a 49er not strange?” She fired back quickly with, “of course it is!”
BrendawnoftheDead: I find myself agreeing with owl quite a bit this week and this game is no different. I don't like Minnesota without JJ against this defense.