NFL Week 5: Do you know where your WR is?

On the heels of the mega-deal of Moss to Minnesota, rumors of Deion Branch heading back to Beantown, Revis trying to convince everyone (including himself) that he’s ready to go, and Vincent Jackson still stuck in detention with no end in sight to the school day, it’s no wonder that ESPN’s Power Rankings look a lot more like wishful thinking than solid stat science.

When the NFL finishes investigating Favre “sexting” allegations and the media starts to bring parity to their coverage of DUI offenders, maybe we’ll have time for some real football science. Except, um, there isn’t any science to explain why a much-improved Detroit team can’t spring a break to win, why a driven and focused Singletary can’t instill the same in his team, and why oh why does the #1 Offensive team in the NFL not even crack the top ten in those earlier mentioned Power Rankings.

Maybe science can explain why I’m holed up in an apt in Chelsea on a gorgeous NYC day writing about football instead of doing just about anything else. Well, here’s my theory: football is in the DNA. And until it’s surgically removed, it will always rise to the top of things September through February. Watch me shrug, act in no way apologetic, and get on with my picks.




Jacksonville at Buffalo

Ralph Wilson Stadium


Tampa Bay at Cincinnati

Paul Brown Stadium


Atlanta at Cleveland

Cleveland Browns Stadium


St. Louis at Detroit

Ford Field


Kansas City at Indianapolis

Lucas Oil Stadium


Green Bay at Washington

FedEx Field


Chicago at Carolina

Bank of America Stadium


Denver at Baltimore

M&T Bank Stadium


NY Giants at Houston

Reliant Stadium


New Orleans at Arizona

U of Phoenix Stadium


San Diego at Oakland

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum


Tennessee at Dallas

Cowboys Stadium


Philadelphia at San Francisco

Candlestick Park





Minnesota at NY Jets

New Meadowlands Stadium


·Bye: Miami, New England, Pittsburgh, Seattle


Last week, I finally hit .500. I’ve been thinking a lot about my picks this season and what seems to be going wrong. Well, maybe I wasn’t quite feeling it, maybe I wasn’t doing enough research, maybe I didn’t have the right perspective. But I’m enjoying this season a lot already. And hoping that’s enough to push me up and over .500. And if not, damn it’s fun trying. Smile

And as an oh, by the way, my WR is anyone on the end of a ball that my QB Philip Rivers throws.

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