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.
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
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
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)
||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....
||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.
||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.
||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?
||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
||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 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!
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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.