October 22, 2007

Week Seven round-up

by Dan Bilicki In: Football

You have no idea how much it can hurt when looking at a line and see something like “NFL record breaking eight field goals by Rod Bironas” and then knowing he’s sitting on the bench for your fantasy team. It’s as close as it gets to being punched in the stomach by an imaginary team. These things happen, I’ll deal with it and now I’m not so mad at Mike Cameron any more. Cameron was the previous ultra goat in my fantasy experiences after he shattered a poor hitting slump by hitting four home runs while on my bench a few years back.

The Patriots beat the Dolphins. As if nobody saw that coming. Tom Brady also re-set his personal high with six TD passes after throwing five last week. It’s just the Dolphins people; let’s not get ahead of ourselves too much.

Buffalo knocked off the Ravens and did it by actually holding them off in the fourth quarter, something they’re usually unable to do. Good for them and good for Trent Edwards. That guy has the potential to be a good NFL QB one day.

Adrian Peterson isn’t as great as everyone thinks apparently. A week after blowing up the Bears defense he could only manage 63 yards against God’s team and also lost a crucial fumble. Dallas rolled to a 24-14 win despite an early deficit and a minor injury to Romo.

New Orleans kept their winning ways going but Atlanta isn’t much of a challenger. The Falcons didn’t have much luck with Byron Leftwich starting at QB instead of Joey Harrington either. Leftwich was forced out of the game in the fourth quarter.

In the Sunday night game, Denver showed the life I expected from them when I picked the Broncos to win the Super Bowl. And they did it with Champ Bailey and Javon Walker sitting on the sidelines. Pittsburgh did try to stage a comeback but feel short at Mile High stadium.

It was a pretty lacklustre week in terms of stories but tonight’s game between the Colts and the Jaguars figures to be a good one. Even if nobody outside of Jacksonville likes the Jags. Why haven’t they played the “Nobody respects us” card like the Patriots (whiny bitches) always do? It actually applies here, unlike the way Brady played it during Super Bowl seasons.

Also, somehow, I had my best week ever in picks. Maybe I should start being busier and paying less attention to the little things.

This Week: 8-3
On the Season: 38-47-8

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