Fearless Predictions didn’t make it to print last week here, which is a shame because it was a great week in the “crystal ball of football picks” business. However, have no fear, here’s the recap for those of you keeping score a home, before we get into this weekend’s business.
Winners: Falcons, Bengals, Packers, Giants, Steelers, Eagles, Raiders, Ravens, Patriots, Bears, Jets
Losers: Lions, Buccaneers
The Lions/49ers tilt was surprising on several levels, but it proved if there was any doubt about the Niners, it should be put to rest. And the post game Jim Harbaugh/Jim Schwartz antics made it even better. Wouldn’t mind those two team (and coaches) getting a second shot at each other, of either the figurative or literal variety.
The Buccaneers are beginning to be a big time day and night club. After getting roasted by 45 on the road in week 5, they came back to Florida and stopped the Saints and many of Drew Brees best shots to pull off a win and move back to the top of the NFC South.
In review, last week’s picks went for an 11-2 mark, bringing the total season record to 55-22 (71%) on the year here in Fearless Predictions. Week 6’s correct picks were decided by a total of 132 points, while the losses by only 12.
Week 7 Premier Matchups
Game of the Week #1 – Atlanta Falcons (3-3) at Detroit Lions (5-1): The Lions were undeniable the first five weeks of the year, but got turned back in frustrating game against the 49ers for their first loss last week. On the other side of the ball, frustrating is the word of the year for the Falcons, as they have been unable to get any sort of consistency in any part of their game all year. They are still tough at home, but have looked like they don’t know what to do on the road. Ford Field has become one of the rowdiest fields in the NFL, and the Lions will come out fast to avenge their first setback of the year. Lions win.
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