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.

SUN, OCT 10

LOCATION

 

Jacksonville at Buffalo

Ralph Wilson Stadium

JAX

Tampa Bay at Cincinnati

Paul Brown Stadium

CIN

Atlanta at Cleveland

Cleveland Browns Stadium

ATL

St. Louis at Detroit

Ford Field

DET

Kansas City at Indianapolis

Lucas Oil Stadium

INDY

Green Bay at Washington

FedEx Field

GB

Chicago at Carolina

Bank of America Stadium

CHI

Denver at Baltimore

M&T Bank Stadium

BALT

NY Giants at Houston

Reliant Stadium

HOU

New Orleans at Arizona

U of Phoenix Stadium

NO

San Diego at Oakland

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

SD

Tennessee at Dallas

Cowboys Stadium

DALL

Philadelphia at San Francisco

Candlestick Park

SF

MON, OCT 11

LOCATION

 

Minnesota at NY Jets

New Meadowlands Stadium

JETS

·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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