Debate season is upon us!
Seattle Sports Nuts would love to know who’ll win in Charlotte, especially if it’s gonna be the Seahawks. I will not use an oracle or Clint Eastwood. I might use a podium. This is a debate after all, I must have a podium.
DEBATE QUESTION, IF ROMNEY’S ELECTED, WILL HE CUT FUNDING FOR THIS LITTLE BIRD TOO? WHERE WILL THE SEAHAWKS NATION GET ITS HOPE?
Those of us who heard anything about the debate while we were sorting through all the NFL match ups this week know that when I say the Seahawks need to “pull-a-Mitt” in Carolina, I mean the Seahawks need to look Carolina right in the eyes and deliver such a convincing performance that the Panthers would rather look to the moderating officials to hear their arguments than to face Seattle’s cocky grinning faces. Hopefully the moderators of Sunday’s Charlotte debate realize the Seahawks would never cut funding for Big Bird or “Blitz” the mascot. He doesn’t look too happy to hear his cousin might be unemployed soon.
“Dubious Picks” is a segment where I make my upset picks. These aren’t guarantees, of course, rather I find the oddsmakers picks a bit dubious. If you were to say, for instance, that the Ravens are a heavy favorite in Kansas City against the Chiefs, I’d say that’s dubious. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the Chiefs play outside of themselves. Losers win sometimes, and winners lose too. The thing here is, the favorite Baltimore Ravens have been preparing for the “bad-Chiefs” they’ve seen through 4 weeks of game film, but they don’t realize the bad-Chiefs have multiple bad-looks. If the Ravens think they are prepared for all versions of the bad-Chiefs, they should think again. The Chiefs have a version of losing the oddsmakers can’t calculate, the losing-themselves version. Folks, strange things abound in this year’s NFL. Kansas City winning is just one of those strange things, for which I’m prepared. So let that be a setup to the following “Dubious Picks.” The following favorites are based on my ScoreMOBILE app’s oddsmakers.
The debate continues…
Green Bay beats Indianapolis: Andrew Luck’s getting better and I think he’ll get the ball out well before “ClayTime.” Seattle should debate Green Bay’s ability to win this game, if not just because the AFC South is a friend to the Seahawks chances of beating out the NFC North for a Wild Card spot. Actually, that calculation is debatable, but isn’t everything in NFL Week 5?
As it stands, Seattle doesn’t own the NFC West. Nobody does. Until then, go AFC South! As I note later, Each team has a full division worth of inter-conference contests. It just so happens, our NFC North foes face AFC South teams. Seattle faces all of its NFC West foes, of course, and also faces the entire NFC North division.
You can debate the meaning, but not the numbers. So this week, Seahawks fans, you might follow Indianapolis hosting Green Bay, Jacksonville hosting Chicago, Tennessee at Minnesota. Of course you can pull for Houston hosting Green Bay next week on Sunday Night Football. That’s “must-see” football.
Kansas City beats Baltimore: You know, Matt Cassell will not like to see too much Terrell Suggs, but more than likely, the Chiefs know what a screen pass looks like. I think Kansas City may have some special teams successes.
Carolina beats Seattle: Well, I saw Golden Tate at Munch Sports Grill in Bellevue on Thursday for ESPN Radio’s “Seahawks Weekly” radio show. I believe this is a game where he looks to prove himself a receiver as valuable as Steve Smith, despite the differences between the two.
New England beats Denver: Look, New England takes chances on defense because their offense backs them up with points. Denver can take chances too, trusting Peyton Manning to be able to compose some great drives. Mistakes are not easily forgivable in this matchup. A giveaway margin greater than 1 can cost the game. Seattle should watch this game. The Seahawks face the Brady bunch next week.
Cincinnati beats Miami: Why is this so unusual? Many in the Seattle area don’t really care about this game anyway. I just looked at the Seahawks Schedule again. You cannot debate the fact that the Seahawks will play the entire AFC East division this year. Yep, They play the Patriots next week, 4 weeks later they play the Jets, 2 weeks later they play Dolphins and 3 weeks after that, they play the Bills. What does that mean to Seahawks fans? I don’t know, I’m not clairvoyant, I just noticed a pattern. The Seahawks play 12 intra-conference games and 4 inter-conference games. Their only AFC regular season opponents all hail from the AFC East.
It’s debatable the Jets will beat the Texans. Seattle Seahawks fans, take the Texans here. This is my favorite time of the NFL season. It that time get to blindly use the phrase “the Seahawks are mathematically alive” as it pertains to their chances of making the playoffs. Of course the same could be said about everyone. So that’s me going out on a limb.
Good luck Seattle football fans!!