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Week 7
2004

by Gerald Udowiczenko

Little time to say much. Thanks to Graham, Brucey & Richard.

Week 6
Name Correct /
Predicted
Total Pct
Richard 11/11 47/59 80
Graham 10/11 61/77 79
Gerald 10/11 57/77 74
SPLATT 5/12 49/72 68
Jon   7/11 64

BB (6-0, W6) @ OR (3-3, W1) Last time : wk 4, 2003 (44 - 0)
Gerald : Bills by 10.
Graham : Bills are in scorching form right now, so I'd be surprised if the Raiders can inflict their first loss of the season. BB 13
SPLATT : Buffalo by 11.
Richard : Bills by 7.

NE (2-4, L2) @ KC (2-4, W2) Last time : wk 3, 2003 (20 - 7)
Gerald : No comment.
Graham : This could be interesting. Pats D has taken a bit of a pounding this season, while the Chiefs have staged a mini-revival. I just fancy New England to get back on track. NE 1
SPLATT : New England by 7.
Richard : Pats by 3.

MD (3-3, W1) @ CI (2-4, W2) Last time : wk 11, 2003 (30 - 17)
Gerald : Fish by 10.
Graham : Should be a shootout, even though the Dolphins are more balanced this year. Bengals are taking strides in the right direction but their D still gives cause for concern. MD 3
SPLATT : Cincinnati by 1.
Richard : Fish by 4.

NY (6-0, W6) @ PS (2-4, W1) Last time : wk 13, 2003 (27 - 24 OT)
Gerald : Jets by 17.
Graham : Steeler D will be under considerable pressure. Jets' own defence has been one of the season's big surprises after last year's problems. NJ 7
SPLATT : New York by 8.
Richard : Jets by 10.

CL (5-1, L1) @ SS (1-5, L2) Last time : wk 11, 2003 (31 - 21)
Gerald : Browns by 7.
Graham : Browns are a great team. Right now the Seahawks are not.CL 17
SPLATT : Cleveland by 12.
Richard : Browns by 17.

TT (1-5, L4) @ DB (4-2, L1) Last time : wk 11, 2003 (9 - 30)
Gerald : Broncos by 10.
Graham : Broncos are still the Best in the West, and really ought to see off the stuttering Titans. DB 13.
SPLATT : Denver by 13.
Richard : Broncos by 10.

WR (4-2, W1) @ AF (3-3, L1) Last time : wk 7, 2003 (24 - 10)
Gerald : Skins by 3.
Graham : Good win by Skins last week, while Falcons suffered a tough loss. Both seem to have been involved in a lot of close games so this could be pretty tight. WR 3
SPLATT : Washington by 8.
Richard : Skins by 4.

PE (5-1, W3) @ NS (1-5, L3) Last time : wk 7, 2003 (29 - 26)
Gerald : Eagles by 17.
Graham : After failing to make much dent in Pittsburgh's D the Saints won't be too optimistic going up against the Eagles. PE 10.
SPLATT : Philadelphia by 7.
Richard : Eagles by 7.

DC (2-4, L1) @ TB (2-4, L1) Last time : wk 13, 2003 (14 - 20)
Gerald : Buccs by 2.
Graham : Neither of these rebuilding teams is likely to make the playoffs but this could be a good game. Buccs look a little more solid at the moment. TB 6
SPLATT : Tampa Bay by 3.
Richard : Buccs by 1.

AC (0-6, L19) @ DL (0-6, L7) Last time : wk 4, 2003 (13 - 16)
Gerald : Lions by 3.
Graham : If ever a game was going to be tied it's this one. I predict that the Lions will finally manage ten points and notch up that elusive first victory. I'm confident. Aren't I ? DL 1
SPLATT : Detroit by 12.
Richard : Lions by 3.

CB (3-3, L3) @ SF (4-2, W2) Last time : wk 3, 2003 (13 - 13 OT)
Gerald : 49ers by 7.
Graham : Bears D might get some relief, but I suspect heir offence won't. Niners are looking solid and threatening again. Not sure what happened at the end of last year . . .SF 6.
SPLATT : Chicago by 3.
Richard : 49ers by 3.

MV (6-0, W8) @ SR (5-1, W1) Last time : wk 4, 2003 (27 - 28)
Gerald : Rams by 45.
Graham : Scouting Report doesn't bode well. Vikes have the no. 1 offence and the number 2 defence. Still, Chris Miller has only thrown two INTs so far . . oh, Duante Culpepper has only thrown one. Still, we have better special teams. Marginally. We're due some luck against Minnesota, though, aren't we? No, I meant good luck. Oh. Bugger.
SPLATT : Minnesota by 1.
Richard : Vikings by 7.

by Graham Canwell (Week 6)  
Offence Cincinnati A really tricky choice between the Bengals and Bills for this, with the Chiefs not too far behind. Eventually decided Cincy's terrific display just had the edge.
Defence Buffalo KC had a bit of a run at this award too, as did the Steelers' performance in New Orleans, but for sheer defensive devastation it was the Bills who get the gong..
Coach Ogg (BB) Simply took the Bears apart. Both Paul (Bengals) and Ian (Chiefs) were only just behind in the running, while Pat (Steelers) also deserves a very honourable mention.
 
Offence Minnesota Who can take this award away from the Vikings? Tons of yards and beautifully balanced. Not a lot of competition, since we NFC types don't go in for offence in a big way . . .
Defence St. Louis Have to mention the Eagles and their perennially great defence, but given that we were playing the Browns I felt we probably just about deserved it (not least because our offence was average and our special teams mediocre at best).
Coach Whitfield (MV) Tim is doing a magnificent job, as I'm sure he'll show against me this week (he certainly deserves to after the way we snatched a cruel and totally unjust win in Minnesota last season).
 
  The Diddley Oakland No unmissable Diddley performances this week, but the Raiders were probably a little fortunate to overcome the Cards at home after losing the turnover battle 4-1.  

 

Gerald to Graham : Well done

Gerald to Julian : What a shame. But it couldn't last forever.

Gerald to Jon : You're looking frighteningly good this season.

Gerald to Richard : Great performance on the predictions last week.

Graham to Gerald : If its any consolation, the Vikes got a couple of Rammys for beating you this week.

Graham to Julian : Goes without saying I'd love to play you again this year, even though I'm certain the result would be rather different.

Graham to Tim : Whatever happens this week, I hope the best team wins (unlike last year).

Web Sites

Don't forget to visit the following sites :
uk.clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/gameplan
www.endzone1.co.uk
brucey.net/nflab/

 

Sorry this is so rushed but time just caught up with me. Hopefully I'll be able to put more time in next week? Unless someone wants to do it? hahaha



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