There comes a time in every man’s life when he makes a choice that will change the course of the rest of his life. For some its as monumental as naming their firstborn, for others it’s as seemingly trivial as Spearmint vs. Doublemint. For me? It was picking the Saints by a bunch over the Jags. That’s the one that put me over the top. This weeks results surprised even me.
DVOA missed Minnesota over San Diego, New Orleans over Jacksonville, Detroit over Denver, Buffalo over Cincy, and Cleveland over Seattle. I may have missed the Vikings, Detroit. and Houston over Oakland. and Atlanta over San Fran. But the fact still remains. I win. finally. But I’m still 7 games back…
The Biggest surprise that shouldn’t have been a surprise was Houston over Oakland. With no number one QB or WR Houston beats an Oakland squad that I have been vastly overrating. This loss makes 4 in a row for the Raiders, and it’s now conceivable that they could go 2-14. Are they really as bad as Miami? I know the Dolphins are winless now, but they have games against the NY Jets and the Bengals. Are they as bad as the Jets? The Jets are 1-8, and the only gimme is against the Dolphins. Which is also one of two semi-gimme’s the Dolphins’ have. Which means that the game on December 2nd is setting up to be the anti-mid-season-super-bowl. At least the Bengals have games against the Rams, Niners and Dolphins, which could take them out of the #1 overall pick sweepstakes. St. Louis may be tied with Miami at 0-8, but with 4 winnable games left on the schedule they could fall out of contention for that 1st overall pick. So without further ado, here’s my leading candidates for the Darren McFadden/Glen Dorsey Lottery….
1. Miami (0-8)
2. St. Louis (0-8)
San Francisco (2-6) (who’s your asshat GM anyhow?)
4. NY Jets (1-8)
5. Oakland (2-6)
6. Atlanta (2-6)