[the board]
Week 3
2006

by Gerald Udowiczenko

So we're now using Version 2.17, not sure if anyone noticed, as it was slipped in quite quietly. So does anyone know what the difference is from 2.15, other than we now have a streaks column?

Which I think is pretty unless, as both the website and newsletter keep you informed of what teams current streaks are. But then I guess not every league is lucky enough to have the best (gameplan) website on the net.

Many thanks to Graham, & Brucey for their contributions this week.

Week 2
Name Correct /
Predicted
Total Pct
Graham 10/11 10/11 91
SPLATT 11/12 20/24 83
Gerald 10/11 18/22 82
Darren   8/11 73

TT (2-0, W3) @ BB (2-0, W3) Last time : wk 9, 2005 (14 - 17 OT)
Gerald : Two unbeaten (so far) teams, who can play good football. This will be close, as their last encounter proved. But the Bills just have the edge. Bills by 3.
Graham :
BB by 6.
SPLATT :
Buffalo by 2.

CL (1-1, W1) @ NE (0-2, L2) Last time : wk 13, 2005 (27 - 6)
Gerald : No Comment.
Graham :
NE by 7.
SPLATT :
Cleveland by 1.

SS (0-2, L8) @ NY (0-2, L3) Last time : wk 11, 2005 (16 - 29)
Gerald : Both teams need the win, otherwise they will fall even further behind in the race to win the division. The Jets look the stronger team, but I think it will be close. Jets by 3.
Graham : NJ by 7.
SPLATT :
New York by 14.

KC (2-0, W2) @ MD (1-1, W1) Last time : wk 15, 2005 (13 - 14)
Gerald : A great start to the season for the Chiefs and this will be a good test to see if they have found their winning ways. Another tough close game, as was the last time these two met. But this time I think the Chiefs will come out on top, but only just. Chiefs by 2.
Graham :
MD by 10.
SPLATT :
Miami by 8.

OR (2-0, W6) @ PS (0-2, L5) Last time : wk 1, 2005 (21 - 28)
Gerald : The Raiders have been hard to stop so far this season and I can't it changing this week, as the Steelers really look a mess. Raiders by 10.
Graham :
OA by 13.
SPLATT :
Oakland by 3.

SD (1-1, L1) @ CI (1-1, L1) Last time : wk 11, 2005 (29 - 8)
Gerald : Both teams came close to winning last week, but a lack of first downs (and in the case of the Chargers interceptions) cost them the game. It s going to be hard to pick between either of these teams, so I'll have to go with homefield. Bengals by 3.
Graham :
SD by 1.
SPLATT :
San Diego by 5.

MV (2-0, W3) @ DC (1-1, W1) Last time : wk 15, 2005 (14 - 34)
Gerald : An impressive performance last week from the Boyz should mean it won't be a walkover for the Vikes. But they still look the stronger team. Vikes by 3.
Graham : DC by 3.
SPLATT :
Dallas by 2.

CB (2-0, W5) @ PE (2-0, W3) Last time : wk 1, 2005 (18 - 17)
Gerald : This should be the Game of the Week. As both teams know how to play ball and have the teams to prove it. Tough one to pick, but I think that homefield will just swing it in favour of Jon. Eagles by 3.
Graham :
CH by 6.
SPLATT :
Chicago by 3.

AF (0-2, L5) @ WR (0-2, L4) Last time : wk 7, 2005 (17 - 20 OT)
Gerald : Both teams need to win badly. The Skins look the better team and while they won't walk it, it shouldn't be too tough a day at the office. Skins by 3.
Graham : WR by 7.
SPLATT :
Washington by 2.

SF (0-2, L3) @ AC (0-2, L47) Last time : wk 1, 2005 (34 - 10)
Gerald : The big Five - O is looming and I can't see any signs that the Cards won't hit 50 straight losses. The 49ers haven't played well either, but I just think destiny is calling for the Cards. 49ers by 7.
Graham : SF by 17.
SPLATT :
San Francisco by 8.

SR (2-0, W6) @ DL (1-1, L1) Last time : wk 3, 2005 (25 - 27)
Gerald : Well he took a season off and is back as if nothing has changed. The Lions stalled last week and will be hoping the same won't happen again, because they will get punished. A tough one to call, but I just feel the Rams are back. Rams by 3.
Graham : No Comment.
SPLATT :
St Louis by 7.

NS (2-0, W9) @ TB (0-2, L3) Last time : wk 1, 2005 (24 - 7)
Gerald : The Saints have had 2 straight shut-outs and they could make it 3 ( a record I think) against a Buccs team that have so far failed to find the endzone. Saints by 21.
Graham : NS by 24.
SPLATT : New Orleans by 19.

by Graham Canwell (Week 2)  
Offence Miami It was touch and go between two ball-control efforts this week, those of the Dolphins and Titans. In the end the Fish got the prize because of their efficiency in scoring position - 4 TDs and no FG attempts. But it was a close call....
Defence Tennessee It's not too bad for the Titans though, since they snatched the defensive award. OK so they were helped by that ball-control offence and they didn't force a turnover but they brought the Bengals down to earth after their sensational week 1 performance.
Coach Currie (KC) It's time for this seasons "Are the Chiefs finally back?" comment. Will it be the portent of doom that all those in recent seasons have been? Watever, Ian's upset win in San Diego has edged him ahead of Stuart for this week's AFC coaching award.
 
Offence New Orleans Not too much outstanding NFC yardage this week. Skins racked up the yards but not the points and committed too many turnovers. The Vikes were playing the Buccs. So the Saints come out on top - plenty of yards and only one turnover. But where were the points?
Defence Chicago The defence that took the Bears to the World Championship still looks pretty fearsome. Given what the Lions had done to Dallas in week 1 this was a very impressive display from a unit that doesn't really need the publicity. My Rams' D had an excellent day at the office too.
Coach Macguire (CH) Just in case anyone needed reminding why the Bears won it all last year, they produced a typically relentless and methodical victory over the Lions.
 
  The Diddley Dallas The Cowboys must be about the most entertaining team in the league right now. Seems like anything can happen in their games - big defensive and special teams plays and loads of offence. When the madness was finally over this week they ended up with what looks to have been a rather flattering victory margin over the Redskins.  

 

Gerald to Ben : Thanks for dropping me a line. Any chance of a coaching profile, or some background on yourself?

Gerald to Stuart : Well that was a messy game. My fumbles really cost me the game. Just wait till we next meet!!

Gerald to Ian : Good win, good win. So could the Chiefs have found their way out of the wilderness?

Gerald to Graham : You also seem to have found your form of old. Unless we buck up our ideas and start playing well (read WIN), I'm not looking forward to our Inter-Conference game.

Gerald to Graham : Hum. Most Disappointing..... can you please take it back. I think we must have swap playbooks/players/teams or suchlike over the post season. We really are playing badly!!

Gerald to Troy : Your 'D' looks real mean this season. What are you feeding them? As we could do with some......

Gerald to Predictors : Could you please stop predicting me to win. It's a bloody cruse!!!

Graham to Gerald : Oi!!! Are you after my "Most Disappointing" trophy? Hands off - I've grown quite attached to it already!

Web Sites

Don't forget to visit the following sites :
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/gameplan

www.endzone1.co.uk
brucey.net/nflab/

 

Well that it's for this week. A rather disappointing postbag, but I guess no one has anything to say?

However if I'm wrong and you do have something to say, then you can contact me at the address(es) below.



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