Well, it had to happen at some point, I beat a contender in Week 5! While Pedro is lucky in life he is apparently unlucky in picks. I won with a sub .500 record, but I’ll take it any way I can get it.
GAME 1: Cincy -3 @ Cleveland (Phil and Pedro Both Picked Cincy)
Phil: I don’t know if I underestimated Cleveland or overestimate Cincy. Either way, I couldn’t have been more wrong with this game. I think the main takeaway here is that Carson Palmer is officially no longer a winning QB.
Pedro: I feel like I correctly predicted every element of this game except for the score. T.O. tore up the ravaged Cleveland secondary, and Peyton Hillis is on pace for the quickest unknown – underrated – overrated progression of the season. Congrats, Cleveland. This is the best thing that will happen to you all year.
GAME 2: Seattle -1 @ St. Louis (Phil and Pedro both picked Seattle)
Phil: Pete Carroll sucked in his previous two NFL stints, and it’s clear that the third time is not the charm. Meanwhile, I think the Rams are now officially the favorite in the NFC West. You gotta love sports!
Pedro: Seattle never got anything going in this one… can the Rams win this division with a 5-11 record?
GAME 3: Arizona @ San Diego -8 (Phil picked San Diego, Pedro picked Arizona)
Phil: The Cardinals are horrible. I’m not a football genius, but having watched Derek Anderson in the past I really doubted he could be an effective starter. He looks stupid, he doesn’t have a great arm, he doesn’t make great decisions. Game, set, match.
Pedro: San Diego played up to their potential, Arizona played down to their potential. Probably should have seen that coming. Anyway, let’s talk about important things, such as the fact that I now have to pretend to like both Favre and Randy Moss. I really don’t like Randy Moss… just a locker room morale-killer. On the other hand, it’s a contract year for him, so maybe he’ll be motivated to play for his wallet. Just know that he’ll always be the first rat to jump off a sinking ship.
STANDINGS: Phil 5-7-0 Contenders 5-7-0