NFL is king.
Lance opened the show by disclosing he’s in 19 fantasy football leagues and that he did okay in a few of them.
The Rubes talked about a new bit they have ‘Where I was right, where you were wrong’. Each talks about where they were right and the other was wrong.
Mike pointed out that he was right about Tom Savage, the already benched Houston QB. And he was right that Watson was named starter. Where Lance was wrong: he said the Chicago Bears would be brutal offensively, but they were just fine against Atlanta.
Lance says Mike claimed Cordarrelle Patterson would be an impact player and he produced nothing in Week 1. Mike said to give him some more time.
Mike says he was right about the Arizona Cardinals being a travesty. Lance was wrong when he stated Spencer Ware was the NFL’s most significant loss to injury, yet the Chiefs didn’t miss a beat with their rookie stepping up.
Mike bold a bold announcement that Alex Smith would be back to normal and throw for 181 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception against the Eagles.
Lance says Mike touted how great offenses were in NFC West and how bad they were in NFC North. Lance pointed out that the NFC North is 3-1 and the West is 1-3, and the North is 2-0 against the West. Mike pointed out that the explanation for it is the difference between home games and road games. The opening weekend was a home weekend for the NFC North and a road weekend for NFC West.
Mike was right when he picked Jacksonville over Houston in week one. Lance was wrong when he picked Cincinnati to pick Baltimore. This take was so bad, the Bengals didn’t even score a point. What a whiff.
Lance says to was 2-0 on his other picks, though both Rubes were 2-1 overall for week one.
Locks of the week running tally:
Mike 2-1 Lance 2-1
Scotty’s Terrible Takes returned. This week, Scott claimed that in the NFL interceptions don’t matter. Enough said.
QB Jones was hired as the Rube Sports Radio roving reporter. He heard his first report from the rube parking lot of the New England Patriots versus Kansas City Chiefs game.
Previewing NFL Week 2:
Best matchup: Lance picked the Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers game, Minnesota looked like world beaters, he said.
Mike’s best matchup: most entertaining game will be the Eagles at Chiefs.
Team that must get a win: Lance selected the Tennessee Titans. Mike selected the Arizona Cardinals at Indianapolis Colts. Lance said he wasn’t worried about Arizona losing that game.
Shot in the dark is a bolder prediction: Mike said he thinks of the five worst teams in the league, two of them will win in Week Two (Colts, 49ers, Browns, Bears, Jets). All play on the road except the Colts.
Lance’s shot in the dark is that the Buffalo Bills will win at the Carolina Panthers. He thinks Cam Newton hasn’t gotten it together and that Buffalo looks good. Declares Cam will throw a pick six this week.
Locks of the week:
Mike states he will beat Lance on the season long Locks of the Week challenge.
Mike’s first lock of the week is Houston at Cincinnati. Defenses dominate Thursdays and Houston has the better one. Take Houston and the 5.5 points.
Lance: New York Jets at Oakland (14 points). The Jets won’t score more than 10 points, Oakland will score more than 40. Oakland will roll, Carr will have 400 yards passing and Lynch will rush for at least 150 yards.
Lance: Arizona Cardinals (-7.5) at Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are terrible, he says. Arizona wins by two touchdowns. Mike said it’s going to be a much closer game.
Mike: Chicago at Tampa Bay. Chicago is better than advertised and Tampa hasn’t played a game yet. Take Chicago and the 7 points. Lance also thinks the game is a trap game.
Mike: Detroit Lions at New York Giants (-4). Detroit is healthy right now and playing good football. Giants can’t score.
Lance: Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5). Stated he would put his house on this game. It’s his lock of the week. ‘No chance they lose by 6.5 points’. Mike declared the Vikings will lose straight up by more than 6 points and that Bradford would be exposed.
Howard University lost. The dream season is over.
Pac12 is 2-1 against Big Ten this season, so far.
Listener question of the week: are the Rubes worried about the poor quarterback play in week one. Lance isn’t worried, but Mike is. To Mike it feels a bit like a changing of the guard, as the top quarterbacks are suddenly looking old.