Let’s examine the curious case of the Atlanta Falcons. Somehow a team that was projected by some to go 12-4 has those four losses in only five games with a defense that’s among the NFL’s worst. QB Matt Ryan has averaged more than 300 yards passing per game with 11 TDs and only 2 INTs…and has rushed for 2 more scores on the ground. Of those 11 TD passes from Ryan, it’s stunning that NONE of them have gone to superstar WR Julio Jones.
Ready for a bold prediction? Despite the slow start, Atlanta will crawl back into contention for a playoff spot over the next 6 weeks – mark it down! On to the Week 6 picks below…
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The big question in college football right now is whether anyone can compete with Alabama. The Crimson Tide have scored at least 45 points in each of their six games this season while having only surrendered 96 points total! It’s staggering…they’re just wrecking teams, albeit none of the teams they have faced outside of Texas A&M have been worth a darn. Ready for a gut pick? This Alabama team loses before the end of the regular season – with games against Mississippi State, at LSU, and Auburn still left on the docket. Though we aren’t picking Alabama-Missouri this week, scroll down to check out the rest of the picks…
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We’re approximately one-quarter of the way through the NFL season…and for the most part we have a good feeling on what most teams are all about. The Rams are really, really good. Pat Mahomes of the Chiefs is really, really good. The Cardinals on the other hand, well not so much. While Josh Rosen gives them optimism for the future, it’s hard to project any more than three wins from a roster that isn’t filled with considerable talent. Jon Gruden’s return to the Raiders also hasn’t been a success considering that without Khalil Mack, the team is left with poor talent defensively.
I feel like I have a pulse on the league now and therefore my game picks have been solid. Now let’s see if I can get above .500 this week against the spread! A lot of toss-ups among the Week 5 matchups – click below to find my picks!
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It’s been a rough college football season for me…and we’re only 1/3 of the way through! UofA is 2-3 and there’s simply no reason for optimism coming from the program. Kevin Sumlin isn’t coaching ‘his guys’ and the new offensive system has turned dynamic playmaker Khalil Tate into a substandard pocket passer.
But I’m hopeful that the Wildcats can even their record this weekend against a hit-or-miss Cal team. And to make my weekend possibly better, can the Colorado Buffaloes begin 5-0 with a win over my arch nemesis, ASU? Find out what the experts think below!
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Looking for the correct Monday Night Football results? Evidently I’ve been pretty good in Cohen’s Corner thus far in 2018! In Weeks 2 and 3, I have given the exact result of the MNF game on this blog: 24-17 Bears over Seahawks and 30-27 Steelers over Bucs. I’ll try not to cough up a lung patting myself on the back but I have to say, it’s fairly impressive! Can I make it three weeks in a row with the exact score on MNF? Based on this week’s surprising prediction, I’d say the odds are stacked against me!
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Over the summer, I made a ‘friendly’ wager with a former USC QB acquaintance of mine that the Wildcats would absolutely win the game. In fact, I was so confident that I kept upping the wager until the two of us settled on a fair prize for the winner. Now I wish I could take it back… Not that USC is anything special in 2018 but I can assure you that despite their big win last week over a pathetic Oregon State team, nor is Arizona.
While I’m enjoying my team’s lead at the top of the Pac-12 South standings, I have a feeling ASU gets the ‘train’ back on the tracks this weekend and both teams will be tied after this weekend. For all this week’s predictions, see below:
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Poor Arizona fans. The DBacks collapsed down the stretch and are all but certain to miss the playoffs. The Suns and Coyotes don’t appear ready to contend anytime soon so the next great hope was the Cardinals. And through two weeks they have 6 total points…how sad is that? The offensive weapons outside of Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson are anemic…the offensive line is not great…and the playcalling hasn’t been terribly inspiring either. Poor Sam Bradford…or is it also partly his fault?
Either way, will it get better for Arizona this week against what appears to be a top-10 NFL defense in the Bears? I wouldn’t put my money on it!
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