I hate seeing offenses play so poorly but I do appreciate a defense that tackles well and that was the case with this game. It certainly displayed better football than Oklahoma -v- Texas Tech. That was more like flag football.
I agree. With that said, I haven't seen any analysis pointing out the obvious - Arizona ended up with twice the yardage, twice the 1st downs, twice the time of possession (that's including OT) and as well as David Johnson ran, they couldn't muster a TD. That should tell you something about Seattle Defense. As far as their offense, I believe play calling was the issue in this particular game. Darrell Bevell simply lacks creativity it needs against opponents like the Rams, Arizona and Carolina, teams know the Hawks well, and teams Hawks traditionally struggle against.
The Ravens send the Chargers their 1st and 3rd rd picks this yr and next for their 1st rd pick
The Cowboys send QB Romo to the Jest for their 2nd rd pick
The Dolphins sned QB Tanneyhill to the 49ers for their 2nd rd pick
The Bears send QB Cutler to the Dolphins for their 2nd rd pick
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By the way, the fourth-annual Walter/Joker Annual Challenge is on, as I'll be competing with the Joker's College Picks. We each pick five games and see who does the best each week.
Kansas State at Oklahoma State Line: Oklahoma State by 21. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (though not this year); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Oklahoma State is my biggest play of the week. The Cowboys are on fire, and I don't think Kansas State can keep up with them in a shootout - especially considering the fact that the Wildcats will be flat off their first loss.
College Football Pick: Oklahoma State -21 (5 Units) -- Incorrect; -$550
Indiana at Ohio State Line: Ohio State by 27.5. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
I guess I'm a sucker for punishment because I'm taking Indiana again. I think Ohio State will be flat off its emotional victory over Wisconsin.
College Football Pick: Indiana +27.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Troy at Navy Line: Navy by 6.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Navy sucks and does not deserve to be favored by 6.5 over Troy.
College Football Pick: Troy +6.5 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Houston at UAB Line: Houston by 28. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
One of the two picks I got right last week was Houston over Rice. I'm laying the points again; the Cougars are just going to rip through their conference games and get screwed by the BCS.
College Football Pick: Houston -28 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Boise State at UNLV Line: Boise State by 41. Saturday, 10:30 p.m.
Everyone wants to root for this Boise State team, and to be honest, if I voted for the college polls, I'd have the Broncos No. 1 just to spite the system. But this Boise State squad has struggled to beat both Tulsa and Air Force. It can't stop the run at all, which lets opposing teams hang around. Forty-one is a ton of points.
College Football Pick: UNLV +41 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200