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Washington & NY Giants will make the NFL Playoffs?!? NFL Week 13 Review - Episode 92

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Pilch n Cork breakdown what was a hectic week in the NFL. They discuss the winners and losers as well as updating their predicted playoff brackets. The boys also look forward to Week 14 and provide some bold predictions.

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Cheese settle. Welcome back to the on the ball podcast. This is episode ninety two of the show, once again joined by Christian pilture. How are we on this fine Thursday afternoon? May very well, Matte, how are you on this fine Thursday afternoon? Correct, yeah, just just kicked afternoon. But Um actually be confused there, for I don't know if twelve or two is afternoon, if I'm honest. But feeling good. Fifteen days to go to a Christmas. It's actually sneaking up on me. I've realized that I'm going to Sitney in less than ten days, which is quite spicy. But Christmas vibes are in the air, so life's good. Life's good. So back here again with another NFL episode. I know promised to be a bit more creative, but I haven't quite gotten around to watching other sports yet. Still absolutely frothing the NFL. Pretty big weak this week, mate, will be discussing week thirteen. That's just gone by and it was a pretty long week actually. was played over like five days or something, and then we will be previewing a very exciting week fourteen. Lot of we were just talking a bit off air, but there's a lot of games that could go either way, a lot of upsets to watch, I reckon. So looking forward to those predictions. But before we get into the week four team predictions, we've got to address week thirteen. We've got to chat about the winners and the losers. And who is your first winner of week thirteen? They one of my winners is the NFC east. It's quickly becoming, in my opinion, one of the most, probably the most interesting division, with the giants and the football team lighting it up. And I saw a post the other day, and it's actually legit, that there's a there's a sniff that both of them might make the playoffs, because the NFC is that much worse than the AFC and you've got that many teams sitting at five and seven like the nine as the bear vikings of six and six. But I mean if the if they keep up their form, there's a genuine chance. We can be unreal. They don't have to play each other, so I guess if they both win out, they both because what are they both on? Five wins at the moment? Yeah, for both five and seven. Yeah, it's looking like at the moment, if you win nine games, that will get you into the NFC. But the only thing is if they both win nine, one of them might miss out and one might still seventh. But that's pretty spicy. I'll be honest. I'll be shocked if they both win out, but they are in great form. One of them has to make it, though, for winning the division. Oh yeah, I of percent. But yeah, it's actually become a very interesting division, like the only division where the title still up for grabs. There's a couple out there, but most of them are pretty much decided, I feel like, and it's more a focused on the wild card. So that's making this interesting. And now we've got jail and hurts coming in for Carson Wentz. So who knows, the eagles could come back a new team or come back even worse than they already have been. To be honest, I'll be pretty tight. I'll look at the scores before. They've been playing so bad, but they haven't even been getting smashed, like they've been playing good teams and only losing by like a touchdown or two. Yeah, I feel like I've been. I feel like they've been getting killed and then just went chucks up a couple junk time touchdowns at the end to make it a respectable score line. Yeah, that is true. And Dallas, they're not looking too bad either, but they're pretty much all but out of it at the moment. I think it would have to take it as severe dip in form from the giants and Washington for them to make it at this point. But they're not looking too bad. Lost to a pretty solid raven side. But yeah, very excited.

I can't lie. I'm on the Washington Man Wagon. You're on the giants beam wagon. Going to the season, I would have said I was a steels fan. If I had to pick a team, I don't really have a team, but I can't lyle was on the couch yesterday, absolutely two days ago, going for the what football teams I was often to about. With about two minutes to go, when they pulled off a stop, I was I was all about it. Jady mckissicks also my fantasy team, so that gave me some extra motivation to get around them. But pretty impressive that they got the win without their wall, excluding Terry mcclaren, their best offensive player in Antonio Gibson. Yeah, they're pretty impressive. From Washington they're going in this week is underdogs, which is pretty surprising to me given they just beat an undefeated side, but we'll talk about that later in the episode. Who are you putting your money with at the moment in that race? You back in your men, the giants, or well, we'll see when we do our updated that's a quiet true. Yeah, I won't spoil it or spoil I'm going to start with, in my opinion, the clear biggest winner of the weekend. It's the Cleveland Browns. Huge with their records been pretty elital season. I think they were eight and three going into the week, but or maybe nine and three. Our can remember. But they they hadn't really had a big win yet. They've been beating a lot of bad teams by two or three points. Like one comes to mine. They beat the bangles by three points, I think, and they just didn't yet. They just needed a statement win really for people to take them serious, and this was it, although the margin in the end wasn't that big over the Tennessee Times, because I think Tennessee scored twenty eight points in the second half or something. They put on an absolute clinic in that first half. Baker, he decided to bull out and yeah, they're basically all but confirmed in the playoffs at the moment and I think we haven't had them in the playoff bracket at all going into this week. So Pretty, pretty big win for the browns in terms of that standpoint. And now do you are you taking them serious as AFC contenders yet or just still think they're kind of just making up the numbers in the playoffs? Yeah, and I'm finally sold. They are my other winner of the week and huge win over the titans. So I'm finally sold that they're they're legit. And yet I was worried, worried about Baker and Mayfield, but he seems to be He seems to be able to to, you know, put up decent performances, even though we don't really write him. Yeah, I think he still could put up a stinker. Like we're not I don't think we can rely on him just yet, but on his day in a playoff, gamers, I think you could do quite well. Do you think they're good enough to beat a chiefs or the steals, though, or do you think they're not at that level yet? I don't think they're. I don't think we can consider them like contenders to make the Super Bowl. Yeah, but yeah, you have to give him credit though, because nine and three, that's pretty that's pretty late. Yeah, it's going to be interesting because at the moment it's looking like they're going to play the titans or the bills, depending on where they come the titans have obviously just put on a bit of a clinic against and the bills have had like the worst run defense in the whole league basically over the last six weeks so, and the brands are a huge run, run team. So it's actually not looking too bad for that first week of playoffs for the browns. I'm actually that pump for the playoffs. It's getting a bit silly now, but it yeah, the second half was maybe a little bit of a worry, but I think when any team goes like thirty five points up or whatever they were, I feel like can't really take into account too much what happens from there. On our right. So you said that's your second winner, so sorry about stealing that one, mate. I should have left it, but this is a bit of a rogue winner because it was a pretty irrelevant match. But your men, you actually have quite a lot of men to those listening, but the Detroit Lions. I've chucked them in the winners list. That that theory that whenever a coach gets sacked the team comes out and...

...win, is actually all. It's legit it. That is augect good thing. I think you predicted it last week actually. But yeah, puts them on the same record as the bears. Their victory did. They're both sitting at five and seven and the Vikings are at six and six, I believe. So they're not even that far away from second in the division. I was looking their schedule. It's pretty hard. So I don't think they're going to get off the bottom of the NFC north table. But it's been a pretty bad year for them and I think winning a game against a division rival eliminating them from playoffs with an interim coach, without deandre swift or canny gold a, I think that's going to provide some hope moving forward. Yeah, that they can do it. They have a tough one this week against the packers, but I they're gonna get raped and I'm not buying that really. I think division matches you can throw everything out the window, as we saw with the chiefs broncos on the weekend. I think, like I don't think they'll win, but I think it won't like it was in the first time they've met this year. I think the pack has be them by like twenty or something. But I have to say it was about day for the bears in general, eliminated from playoffs basically. But Mitchell True Biscay was a pretty big winner in my opinion. In the last two weeks the bears have scored more points in any game that falls started in. So I think he's looking like the clear quarterback moving forward for the rest of the season. Nick Foles, yes, he's a little bit more stable, less turnovers, but he just doesn't provide much in terms of points scoring or just chance creation. And I don't know, I reckon if Mitchell true bisky keeps up this form for the rest of the year. I don't know if he'll be their started next year, but I could see them bringing in a free agent or drafting someone to contend with true Biscay for the spot. Like I think the way he's playing at the moment, I don't think you can just like to list him. So yeah, I think if TRUBISC he keeps us up, it's going to do them pretty well in terms of where he stands as a starting quarterback in the NFL. Do you think a team, say Chicago, come out and say we don't want him? Do you think a team should take a risk on him as their starter, or do you think he would be validated to a bench somewhere in the NFL? I reckon bench. I can't say. I can't think of anyone off the top of my head that would pick him up. Maybe Washington, because they're not they're not going to have a high draft pick anymore. But yeah, it's unlikely. I'd say. Yeah, yeah, I don't think anyone would take a risk on him. So I think it's probably better off for the best to just keep him and see if he sprouts into anything special. It could probably will have a new coach as well next year. I don't think Martin Naggy can see out this season going into next year, so that could also spark something out of trubisky. So I reckon it's worth keeping him. That same question, I'll pose it you, Carson Wentz. He's been bench and smooths in. Do you think another team? Obviously this one's a little bit harder to chat about because there's huge contract in terms of Castle Wentz. I think if if they're to cut him or something, it's like a seventy mill cap hit or something like that they have to pay in setting bill. But do you think a team should take a chance on him as their starter next year or do you think they should just leave Philly with him rotting on the bench? Yeah, that's a very hard one. I mean he has he has so much pedigree for from the previous three years where it's just fallen out. But I'd say he's probably more likely than true Biscay. But the the IT salary is an issue, so I don't know that. I'm told to see what happens with him, though. Yeah, very excite. Think I agree with you. It will be interesting. I think the most likely options that he just stays at Philadelphia just because of the contract. But we saw with Nick folds people are happy to take a chance on a big contract, so it'll be interesting to see...

...what happens. They're so yeah, I think it was a good week for Triubisky, despite the bears losing, in a pretty good week for the lines. And then my final winner, the buffalo bills. I think they looked really really good. We were pretty big on the forty nine. Is Getting up or not necessary? I don't know if we I think we'd back them to get up, but we also like the spread. That was like plus, plus three or something like yeah, I can't so that was also another reason why we're up and about. But we did think they were going to win this game. But Buffalo looked really, really good. They had a bit of a lull in the middle of the year, but I think they're the last month. They've shut up all the doubters and they in my opinion, they're looking like a super bowl contender, as I thought they were going to be before the season started, just the way Josh Allen's playing. That offense is just rolling at the moment and the defense is slowly starting to hit form. We saw them stop most of the night is run game, which is pretty near impossible. So yeah, yeah, the bills are starting to look really, really good. They've still got a few tough matches left in the season, so it'll be in for since see how they handled that. But yeah, excited to see what the bills could do in the playoffs. They do have issues with their own Russian game at the moment. Zach Moss had a bit of a stinker on on our can remember what day they played. I think it was Monday night, and then Devin sing will terry. It's just how to Shit Korea so far, but we'll see what happens there. But they're passing games that good at the moment and nat don't even know if they need to run it. So yeah, I'm really fro from the buffalo bills at the moment. Probably one of my favorite playoffs sides heading into January loses the week. Mate, who have you got here? Yep, so we're just touched on him. But Carson Wentz, big loser, has, how an absolute stinker of a season. I'm still a lot of the but he has to take a lot of the blame, but he has. He has that a pretty rough situation this year, with half of his owline out for the season and just no weapons and potentially a shit coach. Dog Peterson's been coming under fire a bit recently but um yeah, Jalen hurts has been named a starter, which is just dog shit for Wentz, but we'll see what happens. But actually back him to bounce back sometime in the near future. Yeah, I like him. Yeah, same's. He's been frustrating to watch this year. I do have to admit I'll like him based on his past and yeah, I hope he bounces back. But people reckon the jail and hurts. Getting drafted to Philly really knocked his confidence. But I don't think that can really be an excuse for him. He's just being playing shit. So I have to say, though, they look pretty smart now drafting jail and hurts. Everyone was clowning on them drafting a quarterback and who knows, he could see them into the playoffs here. He, I must say, looked pretty good when he came on through a few good deep balls. Yeah, exactly. I'm excited to see him play. There was always huge wraps on him in college and he's a big rushing like. He's a big mobile threat as well, which is, yeah, the new, the new normal in the NFL. So excited to see what he can do. Hopefully provides a bit of a spark, because I don't mind the Eagle side. So yeah, good luck to him and I hope he kills it. But yeah, it's sad times for the castle wentz. It's not looking too good for him. And with that huge contract over his head, it's going to be tough for another team to take a chance on him. But I hope you don't. Hope you bounces back. Well. Who's your second loser? Because I've got a few, so I won't don't honestly. So my other one is the steelers. I think they've lost a lot of respect as a as well. No one's thinking they're the best team in the company more after that lost to the football team and they'll have to bounce back for the rest of the year. They've been coping a bit of stick for having an easy run or year, but I will see when they get to the playoffs if they're the real deal or not. But definitely, definitely a big knock...

...losing to Washington this way. Yeah, hundred say huge confidence decrease, EGO decrease for the steel side. Have to admit that I think they've been pretty dogged by covid like they got there by taken away from them at the start of that is true, and then the ravens game got pushed to like Wednesday or Thursday or whenever it did. So I think they have been one of the more lucky teens with that because they haven't themselves really done too much about but yeah, James Conner was out. Don't think it would have made a difference, though, and that they just couldn't catch the ball. Don't take Jos, I love it, I love Dante Johnson, but Jesus Christ up like cannot catch the footy. Yeah, may him and Abron had about four drops each. Yeah, I know. If Jant a Johnson had a normal catch rate like he would genuinely be a top ten receiver in the League. He's he just drops it so much. They just he genuinely averages like sixteen targets per match. It's actually weird. Yes, sound to become a bit of a problem. Normally I'd say drops is just something short term, but when you're doing it for quite a few weeks in a row, it's becoming a bit of an issue for them. But I think I'm not too worried about the drops. I think they'll I think they'll get that back. I think the offense as a holes a little bit of a worry. Their run game is being completely stopped over the last month. Yes, James conners missed a few games, but I think he was playing pretty bad anyway before he missed time and in the last couple weeks benny still and stuff haven't been able to get anything going. So there's a lot relying on Big Ben which in his stage of if his career, it's a risk to rely on him that much, but he's been playing well this year, so I'm not too off the stealers. I think Washington actually pretty underrated team as other giants. I think their records are worse than they are. But yeah, not not a great loss at all, but I guess the loss had to come at some point. They probably weren't a good enough team to go undefeated. So if you look at it that way, it's probably good to get the loss out of the way now. But they're going in is underdogs this week, but we'll once again talk about that in week fourteen predictions. I have to say, though, shout out to you. May you aught. You didn't back it, but you did mention the browns could beat the titans in the Washington football team could be the steelers, you remember. I remember saying the steelers on upset alert, but I don't remember calling the browns one. But you said you said upset alert for the Washington and you also said and the browns actually, so fair play from you. I think you said they were great value or something, because they'll pay like three fifty at the time we recorded it. But yeah, well, the I'm from, you bit of a pants man really. God, there I've got three loses, actually full, but to are in the same thing. The Vikings are my first loser. In my opinion, they were pretty much out of playoffs going into this week. But when the Jags is taking you tie over time, I don't think you're a playoff side. They mathematically still have a solid chance. I saw something before saying they're like a thirty five percent chance of making it or something, but for me they're all but out of it and considering they beat the saints in a playoffs game last year, they've taken a lot of steps backwards. I think a lot of people predicted them to decrease in ability this year, but they're six and six and I think last year they won like eleven or twelve games. So it's a pretty big it's a pretty big step back from the Vikings this year in my opinion. Yeah, however, the shining light on the weekend was Justin Jefferson. He's currently running tied second in my wide receiver of the year voting. So Adams is on top and he is tired and tarred. Hill in its second but he had another game of a hundred plush yards. He's fifth of the year and in a stacked wide receiver class, he looks like the clear stand out. At the moment. He's seeming he's looking like he's seriously breaking out out of that pack, because there are a lot of good, good rookies, but he looks like the clear...

...beast. So they're my first loser. He's absolute beast. The raiders and the jets, they're both losers for me this week. But that was filthy. I'm sure what happened to that one, but the raid is just scraped it. Whenever the jets after a last play forty six yard Hail Mary long past sort of situation, I predicted them to bounce back with a massive win over the jets. And yes, they did win, but it was certainly not massive and it was certainly wasn't a bounce back. While I absolutely killed it. had like two hundred yards or something. Derek car played solid, but it's looking like that chiefs chiefs loss really like fuck them up. They yes by the Falcons on the other side of that and now they almost lost to the jets. The jets throw away a pretty pretty sure thing win here. They now almost looking like a certainty to go Owen Sixteen. And it's the first time NFL history a blitz has occurred in that situation. They blitz seven players and had a qb spy. It's like what is Derek carging a rush forty six yards? They went meant man coverage in the Backfield when you've got blokes like Henry rugs and Nelson Agalaw so not sure about those tactics. Greg Williams, the jets defensive coordinated to get fired and he's played and I'm just like in it. They went holding back after the match. They were just saying it was a shit calling stuff, but it's down looking like they are locked in on Trevor Lawrence, which I guess maybe should be why they're in the winners because he will be the most most positive thing that's happened to the jets and quite a while. So, yeah, Poor Trevor Lawrence. Looks like you go on their brother. But yeah, May I'm scared about that. Imagine, imagine he just turns out like Donald because of the jets. He is next level compared to Donald Irony. I pray like I don't think, like it would be tough to ball out with the jets straight away, but I don't think he'll look like Donald. But don't Donald's not even actually been playing that bad the last couple weeks, to be fair to him. But yeah, so, yeah, not good footy from the raiders all the jets. The raiders one point look like wild cards, certainties a few weeks ago, and now they're seriously hanging on. And yet the jets, as I mentioned, looked guaranteed that number one pick after losing this one. And my final losers are the cardinals. I think they've been here a few weeks in a row, but since the Hail Murray they've lost three in a row and they're now likely going to have to win three of their last four to make the playoffs and they have to play the giants, eagles, forty niners and rams. So all winnable games, but to win three out of those for it's going to be very hard for them. And Yeah, this is due to a loss to the rams pretty significant loss. It wasn't really close. Sean mcvay's actually never lost to the cardinals in his time as rams coach, which is doesn't sound that crazy, but when you're considering it's a division rival, it's actually a pretty big thing. So at the moment Shanahan has mcvane his pocket and then McVeigh has cliffs cliff kingsberry and the cardinals in his pocket. So interesting, Saucy, interesting dynamic in that division vision. So yeah, at the moment looking very unlikely for the cardinals in my opinion. People think they're still a pretty good chance, but yeah, I'm often completely I think they're fucked. So who do you think it's more likely? They're more the vikings. I think they're. They both six and six. Yeah, without spoiling stuff, I've got them both finishing on the exact same records. Yeah, we're about to we're about to get into our in my opinion, there it's a fifty split. But yeah, so, as you mentioned, will be getting into our PRETYTID playoff bracket. Now, starting off with the NFC. What changes have you made? Got A couple of couple of changes here. Packers still first saint second. That's becoming bolder and bolder.

But I back the saints to drop a game and I think the packers all win out. They've got a relatively easy schedule. I've now got the rams winning the West in a three and the giants still winning the east. For got something saucy here. Seahawks five, buccaneers six and the football team in its seventh. I've gone with the I've gone with the spice. them in the giants top, top six defenses. So I could be to saying they're both going to win out. That's they won't have to. They'll get in with. They'll get in with at night because the NFC is just that bad. They're all they're all on like five and seven, six and six, the contenders. So I think they can make it with an eight and eight record. I think they can. But pretty outrageous from you. I don't know what the tiebreaker situation would be like, because I think they would be quite a few teams of eight night if that was the case. But Yeah, fair enough. I couldn't back in him, back in him. I've got similar to you, not completely similar, though. I've changed my number one seed, as you mentioned. I've now got the saints above the packers. I do think they'll have a slip up somewhere, but I'm not too sure which one will be. So I haven't pretty the beast of up. I've got the packers in seconds, same as you. I've got the rams now winning the West packers finishing above the rams based on the percentage against teams they both played. I've got Washington winning the NFC east, my lads coming in at seven and nine. Then Fifth I've got the bucking. He is got to be interesting to see how the bucking is come out. Looking at this weekend against the Vikings feels like we haven't seen them in ages. But there I've got them going eleven and five. Seahawks are in its sixth for me, going in at ten and six, and I've still got the forty nine is. I'm still hanging on hope. I think they're going to have to win. Wait, what's the record now? I actually don't know. They're five and seven. Yeah, I've got them winning all four. So it's going to be very tough for them to make it. But yeah, I'm back in them and I think they even though the bills one pretty comfortably. I think they put up were pretty good fight against a really good team, the bills, and just missing out. I've got the vikings cardinals going eight nate and then I've got the giants finishing a game back on Washington at six and ten. So, yeah, pretty brutal on the giants, but I will cough fells only winning one game moving forward, but I think they have a pretty hard fixture actually. So most haven't looked at the giants. I think they have the cardinals, the ravens and like the rams or something, and then they think they have boys. They have. Yeah, I don't know if it's the rams, I think, but it's definitely a NFC west teams plus the Ravens right than AFC. You had the chiefs number one anyway, so probably not a change for you there. But yeah, so I've made one change. Overall. I've still got chiefs, steelers, titans bills in that order, winning the divisions, and now I've got the ravens at five steel. I think they'll win out. And now finally put the browns in a number six. Yeah, they deserve it. And seven I've got the dolphins over indie. It's so tight that a see while come yeah, likes dropping out every week. I'm actually, controversially, still got the steelers on top. I've got them winning out from here, going fifteen and one, and because their loss was in the NFC, one of the main tiebreakers is conference records, so I've got that's true of the chiefs, but both going fifteen and one. Then, as you do, I have the times over the bills, but it's tied up this week. That's sounded like a Pun with the Tennessee Times, but it actually has tightened up. Last week o The Times having two more wins and the bills, but this week I've got them going the same record, but the Times beat the bills earlier in the year, so I've got them finishing in third. Ravens Five.

I've actually got three teams going eleven and five. I've got the ravens, brands and colts, so the ravens finishing above the brands on head to head and the browns finishing on above the colts on headtohead. And I'm I'll be honest, I'm completely off the dolphins. I've got them going any one, for I've been finishing below the Patriots, which is pretty pretty outrageous for me. But I've got the patriots finishing eight and eight as well, and then I've got the raiders just missing out on ten and six. So pretty controversial calls for me. But yeah, I don't know. The dolphins just there. I think they're getting overrated at the moment because they're just beating crap teams, but they're playing pretty badly. Like I think they put up seventeen points on the weekend against the bengals or something. So yeah, they seem to just get it done every week, though, even with yeah, I still think they should be playing fitched fitzpatrick, but we'll see see what I'm yeah, got the chiefs this week, which will be interesting to see where there are in like I don't know if they'll win, but it'll be interesting to see how long they're staying that one. Yeah, all right, players of the week awards or change it a little bit? Rather than just going three offensive players, we're now doing a AFC and NFC player of the week. So AFC player of the week. Is it an obvious pick? I don't know. I feel like it is. Y who, if you hear? Yeah, I've got your man, Darren Waller, third and catches two hundred yards to touchdowns was like the third highest tight end fantasy score in history of the NFL or something. So, yeah, pretty obvious, pretty obvious choice. Yeah, this would be like a incredible stat line for a wide receiver, but to do it from tight end. Clearly the best tight end performance of the year and yet absolutely killed. Actually, it all put up over the jets. It'll put up a mammoth, but I think this one was better. Yeah, I can't remember, but yeah, I think you has had a few to TV games as well. NFC Player at the week? I've gone with Davante Adams, your favorite player, as I mentioned before, he's one of my race is is leading, who I raced for a wide receiver of the year. He didn't have the biggest yards for his standards, but a hundred, twenty one yards, nothing shall be there. But more importantly, two touchdowns. It's basically a lot for a touchdown a week at this point, and the Eagles offensive, the eagles defense, is nothing to slouch out. So think it was pretty solid from Davante this week. He's scored thirteen touchdowns and he's missed two games and left mine in like the second quarter. A yeah, man, she's the man is insane. Yeah, he him has been a full volumes whole time. So I've probably been very painful to listen to. But pretty shattered about that. I've just ruined the POTTY. But you sound fine to me. Man. Thanks, maybe, but trust me, it won't. It won't. But I'll offensive rookie of the week. Who Have you got here? Justin Jefferson. Hundred and twenty yards and a touchdown. Nine receptions helped the Vikings get up over the Jaguars, and yet he's been balling out for about for the whole season, pretty much. He's you got. Yeah, it's a baside, Justin Jefferson, but I like item just above my bloke. But I gave it to my bloke just for a bit of a changeup. So I gave it to Jonathan Taylor. Had A bit of a breakout last two weeks. A hundred and thirty five Scrimmin chards and a touchdown. It's going to be interested to see what he does for the rest of the year because it does look like he's starting to get used to the NFL and he's starting to put up some good numbers, like we were expecting in the preseason, so be interesting to see how he finishes out the year. Defensive Player of the Week I've given it to the Honey Badger, Tyre and Matthew, one of my favorite defensive players to watch. I think without his interceptions in this chiefs broncos game, I reckon the chiefs to actually in real trouble. But he had a pick in the first quarter and a pick in the last quarter and I think it really changed the momentum with the game in both situations. So, as I...

...mentioned, two interception, seven tackles and he had one tackle for a loss, which I think I've said this before, but I think tackle for a loss is the most underrated start in football because it is basically a sack because you are it's the exact same result as the sack, but no one seems to give a shit about it. Also, I do think sacks are overrated because if you sack someone one yard backwards just doesn't even matter. But anyway, that's another chat for another day. Or onto our favorites section of the week. I'm absolutely devastated about that microphone. Think I've just ruined the episode. Anyway, week fourteen predictions. Mate, who is your shore better the week. We actually had a really good week in the predictions last week in terms of the spread and stuff. We nailed it wheel. We profited if we had put the money on, and the STAP predictions were a bit up and down, but we'll see how we go this week. We both got our short bets last week. Who are you going this week? The shore, the shore becks have been hitting. I've got the titans over the Jaguars. I think this would be a big win for the titans. I reckon they'll put up they'll put up forty points as the jags just crush their dreams to actually, it's not even like that. Like the odds aren't like that. Ma's massive. The jags are only like three dollars, twenty the jackal and good for to be honest. Yeah, but the titans are different, different tier, different tier of team. Their offensive be too good. So that's my sure, but it's an interesting one considering last week. But actually respect that bit more of a bold short. Better than just the jets I've actually gone, but the chiefs to be at the dolphins. As I mentioned before, I'm not really back in the dolphins at the moment. The offense I don't think it's going to put up enough points to be able to contend with the chiefs. Their defense is kind of yes, it's been decent the last two weeks because they've been playing crap teens, but in the last four weeks it's not actually been as good as it was earlier in the season. And I think the chiefs right now. I think yeah, they'll just put up too much, too many points in the dolphins won't be able to compete with them. I've also got a few other cracks that auld I'll chuck in, but I'll chat about them after our game spread because I don't want to spoil any potential ones. You have upset of the week. We haven't got one of these correct yet, take away the grain of salt, but it is always hard to predict an upset. But who are you going with? I'm going with the gymen over the cardinals in New York on a they're on a four game win streak. The defense is unreal. CALAMARI's battling a shoulder issue, so I think they get up over the cardinals this week. Do you care if Daniel Jones players or not? It will make a difference, but Cott McCoy got the job done. So it's not a it's not a deciding factor in my prediction, but it will definitely help if Danny diames plays it all but sink the cardinals playoff hopes as well. Mine is as I mentioned before. I've got the steels to win out and they are the undernock this week, which means they are upset of the week, I'll be honest. So plain and the Buffalo Bill I cannot believe they're under doors, to be honest, and they two twos and twenty one sense in avation plus a hundred point one, or how you say. But yeah, I like all that's I don't think I need to explain much. I don't know how a team with one loss in the year could be an underdog, but fair enough, it's in Buffalo. I don't know if that's a factor. Buffalo of been looking very good, but I think the steelers are made of the good stuff and I think they're a team that will bounce back rather than afterwards in their first year, the first game of the year. Yeah, I'm back to men to bounce back strongly and I think that's pretty ridiculous value. Yeah, my I can't believe that. That's get on that. I'll be getting on that. All right, games thread. I can't lie. I've got...

...like seven here, so I'm hoping you take a few of them because it's I've got three. I've got three fast up, same as my upset. But giants plus two and a half against the cardinals. I think there's a good chance they win the match and they've had about four losses by under three points this season and they've covered the spread in ten out of twelve of their games. So their masters at covering the spread. So in on them. I'm shafts. Shall I go all mine or yeah, yours? Next up, got indie, three against the raiders. I'm not a fan of the raiders. I think they're overrated. They've had a pretty poor couple weeks and I just think India too good. The defensively too good. Derek Carrol, throw four picks and India get up there. And then finally I've got the saints. Just need check who they're playing again. You haven't stolen the any of mine. They're playing the eagles. Yet Pay Eagles. Yeah, it's seven big line, but the science are arguably top three team in the comport the moment and the eagles are probably a bottom three team. So I don't think sevens enough. Think the saints. It will destroy them in I've actually got some that dispute. Dispute Your claims here. I know a lot mine all overs. I'll just point that out. That's been a bit of a theme of my game spread predictions so far this year, but they've kind of been working, to be honest, as in the the points yet that as in like I've gone the under Doug Okay, yeah, yeah, but my first one. I'll just go on order of top to bottom. Not really sure which one I back the most. But the jets, I think they're pretty pretty stiff to be plus thirteen and a half against the Seahawks, who just lost to the giants and scored like twelve points or something. Are the jets of covered this bread? So they've won by less, they've lost by less than thirteen in three of their last four and I think there are solid chance to lose by lesson that I don't think they will win. That's a large line. Yeah, exactly. Take balls to back the SEAHAWKS. Yeah, wouldn't be back in the minute of the moment. Yeah, and then I'm praising your saints. Cool here. I think the eagles and last stiff soucome. The saints only beat the Falcons by five points, I believe, and I think they eagles are a lot better defense than the Falcons and at the moment, the way the Falcons are playing, they're not even that much of a better offense. I just think Taystom hills due for a bit of a shit game and I think this is the best defense who's face so far. So I think it could be this one. And although I'm not like backing putting all my eggs in the jail and hurts basket, I do think he will just inject a bit of life into the offense and I can see. I don't think they'll win, but I can see a close game and, as we mentioned, they love a close game. So I've covered this this margin twice in their last month and they've played like the Brown seahawks and packers. So the saints are worse offense than them. And Yeah, I just think tastom hills due for a stinker. So bit of a Bob One there, but I'm backing it in. And then I've got five more Washington at plus three and a half. I don't really back this one. That's only but I just think they just beat the steelers and they're up against the forty nine, is who everyone like. I'm keen on the forty nine is, but everyone's not really that keen on them. And the fact that they've got field Goldie way, they're very good defense Washington. I think that's solid value there. Yeah, why do I have to live? Next? I've got to go fucking sign this shit old steel boys. I don't cop that...

...because my people can see me through the fort at the front door. They just like a shoom. They can just fucking chat to me. fucking virgins. Or where was I? I was at a delivery. Yeah, it's have to fucking do it at East. Happen? I was hundred shooting. All right, yeah, that's what you done by next one is the lines at plus seven point five. This is a bold one against the packers, given the fact that they did lose by twenty last time. But I was looking at their history and over the past five years the packers have been a better team, but this series is tied at five all and the packers of never won by more than seven. So this is excluding the game this season. So historically a very close encounter and I just think we saw on the weekend with the chiefs Bronchos, even if a divisional game looks like it's going to be a blowout, it's often a lot tighter than you think. So yeah, I don't know. But bold one there and then another one. Dolphins plus seven. They're meant to be a really good defense, so I think for the chiefs to beat them by more than seven they will be a good effort. But yeah, I'm not too strong in that one. The jags a plus seven point five. I know you reckon the Times going to put forty up on them, but just based off the last fortnight, the jags have covered the spread against the browns and the Vikings, so I think there are a chance to go have a margin of less than seven point five there. And then the bronchos. I think the panthers will win this one, but they've got field goal leeway and I don't think it will be a blowout. So I think the bronchos at plus three point five aren't the worst value there. And then now, because I've said that, I can go back to my other calls for sure better the week. I think the bucks to beat the Vikings. I'm pretty confident. I just think coming out of a boy the Vikings look pretty bad. I'm pretty confident on that one. Packers to beat the lions. Packers probably one of the most trustworthy teams now, and an upset of the week. I think the charges are a chance to beat the Falcons and the bears. Oh my God, I've gotten who the bears are playing, but I think there are a chance to beat their opposition. The bears are play thing. I don't even know search it will. will cut this our? I had week thirteen up beautiful. Oh Yeah, the bears a playing the Texans and I think the Texans are a good side, but I don't think they're that trustworthy. So I think there's a chance they're for an upset. Quite surprised the Texans are the favorites going to that one, to be honest, but fair play. All right, time for your stack predictions. My friend hit me rushing yards can newton or Darell Henderson. Oh then they're versing each other, are they? This is Thursday night footy. Yeah, can makers might be out, so we can you can fair that that'll be huge. Back that that'll probably be the deciding factor. So you're saying if, if he's in hit, Newton gets up. If he's out hando gets up. Yeah, so he's say if he's out hand, Oh, definitely all right. Hopkins versus Bradbury. Does Hopkins Crack Seventy yards? That's his career average. I looked at it. I'm going to say. I'm going to say not unders. This is back in in James Bradbury, the fall down and cook versus the Tampa Baby Buccany is run defense. Just cook have a hundred rushing yards. Yeah, this is an interesting one. I'm I'm not sure if the bucks will stuck the box because cousins thel and Jefferson have been bawling, so they might put a bit more focus on that. But I'm still going to go with the unders. Hundreds hundred yards is a lot. Can't see him averaging five yards of carry against the bucks. True Biscay turnovers versus the Texans over under one point five.

For any other team I'd definitely take the overs, but I'm going to back him in against Houston. Just say I'm going to stay. Just has a fumble, no picks. Lovely, lovely. More total yards, so rushing and passing, receiving if you want as well. Jail and hurts or Taysom Hill. All that's saucy. Taysom Hill. More couches. Austin Eccla vs the Falcons or Jad mckissick versus the forty nine is I think we have to assume that Antonio Gibson isn't playing, because, yeah, he's not. He's not back in that club then, but I'm still going to go with ECKLA over Mickey rights bit more trustworthy. Yeah, takeaways, steals or the bills? Who's going to force more turnovers? steelers deal of more takeaways. All right. Last nice and final one, total rushing yards as a team. The Ravens or the browns. Oh, that's actually right. You have to say Ravens just because I've got like four blokes who average about eighty yards, but Chad will definitely go over a hundred. I reckon, but I'll go ravens. Interesting. All right. That's that's all I've got for your enjoy it. A Lot, a lot of predictions this week, so we'll let you know next week how we go. Maybe on in instagram story as well. I need to get a bit more active on that like I used to be. But yet, once again, apologies for ruining the episode. I'm actually so shattered about that I've just ruined my bloody Thursday, but I'll way. Can't you edit it? Well, you can, but because it's so loud, it's like you're basically just quieting down abusee. I don't know, it's weird, but it'll sounded pretty bad. Yeah, maybe this microphone is different, I don't know, but thanks for coming on, mate leather man. We need started off off camera, but we might have a fantasy episode coming out to borrow. We're not sure yet, but maybe it might just be me or something, but we'll see our goes. Stay tuned for more NFL content, twice weekly episodes, and stay tuned father content as well. I'll start in some other sports in the mix now that you he's over us. So thanks for listening. If you've gotten this file or you're watching a clip, feel free to check out our past content and our social media's and yet appreciate it.

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