NFL Picks – DYKS Week 9

Our guest this week in the “Do You Know Sports” picks league (DYKS pronounced DICKS) is Mike Pehowdy the baseball slugger from the late 80’s and early 90’s in Eastern Connecticut. He blasted many homeruns holding the Willimantic Little League record for many years and even took out a window or two across the street from Memorial Park. He tries to help the guest bounce back this week after a rough week from Steve “Gonz” Gonzales who went 1-4. Mike has an insider look of NFL players and teams as he worked security for the Baltimore Ravens for many years. He now spends his time protecting “Iron Mike” Tyson. Okay that only happened one time but it is still damn impressive and the only thing left on his bucket list now is “Prime Time” Deion Sanders and maybe Eric Bienemy.

The ride for “Greenwell39” continues with his sixth consecutive week in first place even though he struggled last week with a 2-3 record. “The Joker” also known as Bracket Brother Joel maintained his tie with “Greenwell39” in first place with a 2-3 record. Week 8 of the NFL must have been a strange week for games as all the teams in the top half of the standings had losing record while the bottom feeders all posted winning records.

My picks last week were outstanding if only the 1:00 games took place with a 6-1 record. The bad part is the NFL plays games on Thursday night, Sunday at 4:00, Sunday night and Monday night. I was a dismal 1-6 in those other games. I might just be a dumb ass though as I preached all season how the Jets are bad yet I picked them last week versus the Raiders. Proceed with caution as the picks might be hazardous to my record versus “the Joker”

The Picks: Last Week 7-7, overall 59-60. “The Joker” last week 8-6, overall 61-58. You can hear all “the Joker” picks on the Jeffrey Belanger Podcast.

Browns over the Bengals +10.5 – I like the Browns in this one despite Johnny Manziel starting. The 10.5 points is the only reason I am taking the Browns in this game. I am a bit nervous Manziel started against the Bengals last year and was awesome leading the Browns to 30-0 loss.

Steelers over the Raiders -4.5 – I am laying the points with the Steelers. Big Ben worked the rust off in the loss last week to the Bengals and should of won the game. The Raiders traveling East for a 1:00 game and riding high on a two game win streak, this smells like a let down game. This game has wild card implications as neither team will catch the leaders in their division so maybe the Raiders will be awake come game time.

Jets over the Jaguars -2.5 – Did I just pick the Jets to cover again?

Bills over the Dolphins -3.5 – The Bills get Tyrod Taylor back. The Dolphins look great for 2 games under Dan Campbell and then get smacked by the Patriots. I am not sure why the Bills are laying 3.5 but it makes me think Vegas knows something I don’t.

Saints over the Titans -8.5 – The Saints defense is terrible. There is no way you should lay over a touchdown with that unit. The Titans have no Mariota, no head coach and no chance on Sunday. Lay the points.

Skins over the Patriots +14.5 – That’s a lot of points to cover. The Pat’s might cover the spread in the first half but go cruise control in the second half and the skins get a late cover.

Packers over Panthers -2.5 – The Packers will not lay 2 eggs in consecutive weeks. “The Joker” stat of the week – Aaron Rodgers is 0-5 versus teams ranked in the top 5 on defense. The Panthers are rated in the top 5 on defense.

Falcons over the 49ers -4.5 – Did I really just pick the Falcons again?

Giants over Bucs -2.5 – The Giants are going to win by double digits. A bargain price spread for the Giants due to their inability to close out games.

Broncos over Colts -3.5 – The Broncos win by 4 as the late surge my Andrew Luck comes up short. Great defense with the Broncos and an injured Andrew Luck are too much for the Colts to overcome. The Colts also have to overcome that whole coaching mess.

Eagles over the Cowboys -2.5 – Matt Cassell is still at quarterback go with the Eagles.

Bears over the Chargers +4.5 – John Fox is a very good coach and will keep this close. The Bears also have the benefit of playing the Chargers on the road which is like having an extra home game. Collect your cash all year bet the Chargers on the road and against the Bolts at home.

Enjoy week 9 of the NFL season.

Week 9 NFL Picks

Do You Know Sports Guy The Worm AK47 East Coast Bronco MJ Madness Greenwell 39
Game 1 Rams +2.5 Bengals -10.5 Falcons -4.5 Rams +2.5 Bears +4.5
Game 2 Saints -8.5 Vikings -2.5 Jets -2.5 Jets -2.5 Jaguars +2.5
Game 3 Giants -2.5 Jets -2.5 Eagles -2.5 Giants -2.5 Falcons -4.5
Game 4 Steelers -4.5 Broncos -3.5 Broncos -3.5 Broncos -3.5 Raiders +4.5
Game 5 Skins +14.5 Panthers +2.5 Bears +4.5 Skins +14.5 Patriots -14.5
Do You Know Sports Guy The Joker Bear Jonuts Guest Iron Mike Pehowdy
Game 1 Falcons -4.5 Steelers -4.5 Skins +14.5 Saints -8.5
Game 2 Giants +2.5 Jets -2.5 49ers +4.5 Falcons -4.5
Game 3 Packers -2.5 Packers -2.5 Colts +3.5 Packers -2.5
Game 4 Eagles -2.5 Broncos -3.5 Cowboys +2.5 Broncos -3.5
Game 5 Broncos -3.5 Chargers -4.5 Cowboys +2.5

League of DYKS Standings

Last Week Name W L Ovr W Pct.
2-3 The Joker 23 17 0.575
2-3 Greenwell 39 23 17 0.575
1-4 Guest 18 18 0.500
2-3 East Coast Bronco 19 19 0.500
3-2 AK47 20 19 0.513
3-1 Jonuts 15 14 0.517
1-4 MJ Madness 17 23 0.425
3-2 The Worm 18 20 0.474
3-2 Bear 17 23 0.425

Guest Standings – Top 4 qualify for week 17 playoff

Week Guest Records W L Ovr W Pct.
2 Steve Cervizzi Jr. 4 1 0.800
5 Jay Fitts 3 1 0.750
7 Ray Kandolin 3 1 0.750
4 Jim Cardin/Wayne Turner 2 2 0.500
1 Ray Elliott 2 3 0.400
6 Buck Spruell 2 3 0.400
3 Keith Rice 1 3 0.250
8 Steve Gonzales 1 4 0.200

Week 8 Results

Do You Know Sports Guy The Worm AK47 East Coast Bronco MJ Madness Greenwell 39
Game 1 Packers -2.5 Packers -2.5 Dolphins +9.5 Giants +3.5 Saints -3.5
Game 2 Cardinals -5.5 Raiders +1.5 Rams -7.5 Jets -1.5 Lions +4.5
Game 3 Chargers +3.5 Steelers +0.5 Steelers +0.5 Steelers +0.5 Cardinals -5.5
Game 4 Falcons -3.5 Vikings -2.5 Ravens -3.5 Ravens -3.5 Rams -7.5
Game 5 Rams -7.5 Texans +3.5 Texans +3.5 Seahawks -6.5 Titans -3.5
Do You Know Sports Guy The Joker Bear Jonuts Guest “Gonz”
Game 1 Packers -2.5 Patriots -9.5 Dolphins +9.5 Packers -2.5
Game 2 Vikings -2.5 Saints -3.5 Giants +3.5 Cardinals -5.5
Game 3 Jets -1.5 Falcons -7.5 Texans +3.5 Jets -1.5
Game 4 Giants +3.5 Chiefs -4.5 Chargers +3.5 Falcons -7.5
Game 5 Sedahawks -6.5 Rams -7.5 Seahawks -6.5



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