Thursday, November 01, 2012

2012 TransGriot NFL Picks-Week 9

This week my fave NFL ballers come back from their bye week and welcome the Buffalo Bills and their former 2006 overall number one draft pick Mario Williams to Reliant Stadium.  

In addition to watching the AFC's best team continue their march toward home field advantage in the playoffs, we'll have one NFL game that will be watched by people on the liberal and conservative sides of politics for other reasons besides it being a clash featuring the last two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks.  

The Washington Redskins vs Carolina Panthers will be the latest test of the Redskins Election Predictor.  Since 1940, the Redskins last home game before a presidential election has uncannily predicted the eventual winner in 17 out of 18 elections. If the Redskins win that game, the incumbent party goes on to win that election. If the Redskins lose, the party out of power wins the election.  

So you know the Obama administration and every Obama supporter in the country will be rooting for RG3 and the Skins.  The Republicans and Mitt Romney will be rooting for a Black man for once and the Panthers.

But back to the prognostication battle.  I had a 10-4 record in Week 8 and picked up a game on the 9-5 birthday boy (it was Monday for Mr. Watts) when the Broncos beat the Saints, so my lead over him is now 4 games going into the second half of the season.  

Mike's picks are here.   Mine's are in underlined bold print.   Only fourteen games to pick once again with the Patriots, Jets 49ers and Rams being on their bye week.  I'm still shooting for that perfect week after narrowly missing it in Week 7.

(Singing) Hail to the Redskins...hail victory.

Week 8 records 
TransGriot   10-4
Mike Watts  9-5

2012 Season Records
TransGriot   73-45
Mike Watts 69-49

Week 9

Bye week
Patriots, Jets, 49ers, Rams

Thursday, November 1
Chiefs at Chargers

Sunday, November 4
Panthers at Redskins
Cardinals at Packers
Lions at Jaguars
Bears at Titans
Broncos at Bengals
Ravens at Browns
Bills at Texans
Dolphins at Colts

Afternoon Games
Vikings at Seahawks
Buccaneers at Raiders
Steelers at Giants

Sunday Night Game
Cowboys at Falcons

Monday, November 5

Eagles at Saints

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