Thursday 10 October 2013

#NFL 2013: Week 6 Picks - Head to Head and with Spread | #nflpicks #nflpickem

- AFC and NFC Picks - Head to Head and with the Spread -
By The Postman, October 10, 2013

WEEKLY RECAP: Week 5 we went 7-7 to fall off the recent good form we'd put on the board, while with the Spread it was back to Mediocreville with a 6-8 effort.

H2H UPSETS PICKED: Went with 4 Upsets in Week 5 and missed on Buffalo on Thursday at Cleveland and Tennessee at home to Kansas City. Picked Baltimore on the road at Miami and Arizona at home at Carolina (which we couldn't understand had the Cardinals as outsiders). So 2 from 4 Correct (per Pick'Em favourite/underdog listing).

H2H LESSONS LEARNED: New Orleans made a mockery of picking against them - even on the road in Chicago (pity I won't learn and pick against them on the road again this week!), while Kansas City are laughing at us with 4 wins in games we've picked the other team... Indianapolis won at home so that's not a massive shock even if Seattle were the visiting team, while the NY Giants are woeful - losing at home to Philadelphia. Oakland upset San Diego (maybe the Chargers will suck every second week and surprise us in the other week), while Atlanta got the lead with 2 minutes left (after trailing for most of the game) and let Geno Smith and the NY Jets beat them to fall to 1-4!!! The Falcons (my Superbowl loser) are 1-4... and one of their best receivers - Julio Jones - is out for the year. OUCH!

My 2013 NFL Season Preview and SuperBowl picks are here - and every week throughout the NFL in 2013 I will be posting my picks here on and via @wdnicolson.

Last year in the Yahoo! Sports Pro Football Pick'em competition I managed to finish in the 98th percentile (so Top 2%) of tipsters across the world... completely surprising myself by using the rule of thumb I (for some reason) refuse to back entirely in my NRL Tipping (that is pick favourites and then pick favourites and then, and only then... pick favourites and maybe one or two gut picks - which doesn't hurt you as much with up to 16 NFL games a week v 8 NRL games).

Week 6 begins with Chicago hosting the NY Giants on Friday Morning Australian time - going 3 Head to Head Upsets this week... scroll down to find out who we foolishly think can win as the underdog.
=====WEEK 6 PICKS===== 

Head to Head Picks per Yahoo! Pick'Em Overall League:
TNF: Chicago over NY Giants; Sunday: Cincinnati over Buffalo, Detroit over Cleveland, Kansas City over Oakland, Minnesota over Carolina, Pittsburgh+ over NY Jets, Philadelphia over Tampa Bay, Baltimore* over Green Bay, Houston over St Louis, Denver over Jacksonville, Seattle over Tennessee, New England over New Orleans, San Francisco over Arizona; SNF: Dallas over Washington, MNF: San Diego* over Indianapolis.
* Home Upset + Away Upset
Year to Date: 45/77 @ 58.4%
Week 1: 11-5 (Overall Rank 20,862 - 65th percentile)
Week 2: 10-6 (Overall Rank 25,998 - 59th percentile)
Week 3: 8-8 (Overall Rank 20,274 - 64th percentile)
Week 4: 10-6 (Overall Rank 21,269 - 68th percentile)
Week 5: 7-7 (Overall Rank 24,952 - 63rd percentile)

'With the Spread' Picks per my Yahoo! Pick'Em League:
Chicago -7.5, Cincinnati -7.5, Detroit -2.5, Kansas City -9.0, Minnesota -2.5, Pittsburgh +2.0, Philadelphia -1.0, Baltimore +2.0, Houston -7.5, Denver -27.0, Seattle -13.5, New England -2.5, San Francisco -11.0, Washington +5.5, San Diego +1.5
Year to Date: 34-41-2 @ 45.3%
Week 1: 4-11-1
Week 2: 6-10-0
Week 3: 8-7-1
Week 4: 10-5-0
Week 5: 6-8-0

You can tweet me your NFL picks every week @wdnicolson and I will list my final picks from that account every Thursday Night.
You can join the Pro Football Pick'em League I'm in here - which is a 'SPREAD' competition (Tony Kornheiser's Radio Show Group - so if you join best you are somewhat familiar with who TK is and possibly his radio show or PTI). | Group ID#: 35104 | Password: andy | Or just join the regular Pick'em Overall league.
During 2013 I will be reading Peter King's 'THE MMQB' Website every week - I suggest you do the same.