By: 3GuysTalkStuff | Oct 20 2016 | 7:25PM (EST)
Week 6 contained a mixed bag of games- from exciting finishes such as the Jaguars, Giants, Saints, Seahawks, and Texans all edging out close wins, to teams that wish they could just push the reset button on the week like the Jets, Steelers, 49ers, and Raiders. Week 7 already has a full slate of story lines heading into the weekend such as how well can Landry Jones command the Steelers offense replacing an injured Big Ben? Will Geno Smith get punched in the mouth by the Ravens defense? Who will be running the ball for the Packers on Thursday night? And will the Giants really use Odell Beckham Jr as a kicker in London since Josh Brown’s playing days may be over? A lot of questions but so little time for answers! That is what makes the NFL such a dynamic and sometimes crazy league.
As far as our picks from last week, below are our overall Pick’em standings from Week 6, with our Lock of the Week in parenthesis:
Locks of the Week:
Jeremy: Ravens (+1) @ Jets
This game just stood out at 1st glance and I still can’t figure out why Vegas is leaning towards Geno Smith and the woeful Jets. I know the Ravens gave up a ton of big plays to OBJ last week, but the Jets don’t have the playmakers like that. Geno is garbage and the Ravens D is solid. I think Flacco and the Ravens get back on track this week and get a nice road win. Sorry Jet fans, you aren’t going anywhere with Geno at QB or anyone else on the roster. Ravens
Jose: Vikings (-2.5) @ Eagles
First off…. The name (Mo’nae) came off because i was going broke! Changing pick’em strategy just for you… the loyal listeners!
Carson Wentz got hurt last week against Washington, but what will hurt more is going against a rested Vikings defense who’s only allowed 209.8 Passing YPG (ranked 6th) and 77.8 Rushing YPC (ranked 4th). Limiting Wentz’s air time would force them to hit the run game which isn’t exactly the Vikings kryptonite.
Zac: Patriots (-7) @ Steelers
With Ben Roethlisberger sidelined for the next few weeks, Landry Jones will have to step in and command the Steelers offense. The Steelers have the advantage playing at home. They also have the advantage of playing with top tier talent in Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. However, the Patriots have Tom Brady back, who after serving a 4 game suspension, has gone 57 of 75 for 782 yards and thrown 6 touchdowns (0 interceptions) in just 2 games. With Rob Gronkowski also back from injury, this team may put this game out of reach before the Steelers can get into any type of rhythm at Heinz Field.