NFL football rules the roost.
Mike Paulus and Lance Nelson are your hosts.
Mike spoke to Lance about his dietary habits and ingesting a product called Sugared Donuts instead of something healthy.
Introduction – Brady discussion, Lance’s take last week. The Rubes spoke and declared it the Terrible Take but Lance refused to agree. Manning, and Montana, had health concerns. But, Lance’s take was that Buffalo would win the division because the Patriots traded Garoppolo. That’s the terrible take anointed by the Rubes. Lance denied them, but keeps trying to justify the bad take.
Lance spent numerous minutes justifying his take that Bret Favre is a Top 5 all-time top NFL quarterback. The Rubes argued about this and decided that next week they would compile their lists of the Top 5 GOAT NFL QBs for next week’s show.
Mike disclosed some Reddit findings about Alex Smith. The Kansas City Chiefs fans can’t see the forest through the trees. Afraid to make a change. They don’t realize Smith can’t get it done. They are happy with good enough, but need to make a bold move to maximize their potential this year, and it’s starting Mahomes. Reid is getting to where it’s too late to make the change. Needs to be before the next game, or he will have to ride it out and Chief’s fans will be disappointed again with an early playoff exit.
3 things we know for sure:
Scotty’s Terrible Take – Scott has been trying to justify how great Teddy Bridgewater is by texting all of us a list of quarterback rankings of notable QBs in the NFL. You have many of the existing starting NFL quarterbacks, and Scott says Bridgewater is slightly better than Matt Ryan and should be #8 on the list. Except, Bridgewater isn’t anywhere on the list.
Mike asked a question of Lance: you said you’d cut in where my Martellus bennet take was a Lock of the Week, but you never did. Why? Answer – Lance realized he was wrong and was hoping Mike wouldn’t call him out for it.
A little NCAA college football before we get into previewing Week 10 of the NFL season. This upcoming Saturday night may be the best night of college football in history.
The Notre Dame against Miami Hurricanes game looks to be the game of the year.
NFL Playoff predictions post Week 9 games:
Top seed: Pittsburgh then New England Patriots
Home wildcard: Chiefs and Jaguars
Wildcard: Raiders and Titans
Top Seeds: Pittsburgh Steelers #1 and Kansas City Chiefs #2. Lance thinks the Patriots are going to falter and the Chiefs have the tiebreaker against the Patriots.
Home Wildcard: New England and Tennessee Titans
Wildcard: Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders
Lance says the Jaguars will not make the playoffs due to Brutal Blake Bortles.
Top Seed: Eagles, Rams
Home wildcard: Saints, Vikings
Wildcard: Panthers and Cowboys
Top Seed: Eagles and Minnesota Vikings at the #2 seed.
Home wildcard: Rams and Saints
Wildcard: Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions
NFL Preview Week 10:
Mike Worst matchup – Giants at 49ers is a no brainer, but Garoppolo might play so it has some intrigue. I think the least watchable game is Packers at Bears. Lance disagrees, and says this is the top rivalry of all time. Mike questions if anyone is watching it this year, seeing it is such a meaningless game. Mike states the Packers are on the play-doh slide.
Lance Worst matchup – he selected the Giants at 49ers because of their combined win totals.
The Rubes discussed how they each picked a Houston Texans wide receiver last week as the top fantasy WR, but then Deshaun Watson immediately got hurt.
Mike Top Fantasy TE – Eric Ebron. Cleveland can’t so much as find the TE during a game, much less defend the position.
Lance Top Fantasy TE – Evan Engram from the New York Giants.
Last week shot in the dark, Lance called the Washington upset of Seattle Seahawks in Seattle.
Lance Shot in the Dark – Miami upends Carolina in Carolina. 9 point underdogs on the road. Cutler will light up the Panthers. Mike had this game as well, so changed it on the fly. He ended up picking Denver beating New England in Denver with Brock Osweiler as the new starting quarterback.
Locks of the week –
Mike 3-0 last week. Lance went 0-2-1. Mike with a massive lead!
Mike: LA Chargers at Jacksonville (-4): it feels like the easy pick is Chargers here, because Jacksonville is so inconsistent and they are coming off a big win, but I like Jacksonville and think they’ve figured it out since their bye week. Take the Jaguars and give up the points.
Lance – Tampa Bay home against the JETS. New York is favored, but he picks the JETS to win outright. Mike agrees.
Mike - Road favorite time! New York Jets only giving up 2.5 points at Tampa Bay? Take the JETS. They have proven to be a good running team with guys who are coming off the lines strong. Tampa is going the wrong way and maybe sitting Winston? Evans is out too. Is this a joke. Jets all day.
Lance – Seattle are posers and won’t make the playoffs. Cardinals will go into Seattle and Arizona will win with the 6 points. Take Arizona and the points. Mike pointed out that the game is in Arizona, not Seattle.
Mike - Green Bay completes their meltdown in what will be Hunley’s final start at QB. Chicago is favored by 5 at home and they will cover.
Lance – Minnesota Vikings will go into Washington as 1.5 point favorites and will win and cover. Vikings will win by 3-6 points.