NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS WEEK 5 NFL 10/07-10-11/2021

Joe Montana says “….Brady may be able to play to his 60’s.   With all the rules to protect the QB.  Rarely takes a hard hit…

MARSHAWN LYNCH: Named 1st ever NFLPA Chief Brand Ambassador.  As such he willbe working with retired and current players to provide “strategic support and insight for the many athlete-driven programs, resources and revenue growth opportunities available to player.

49’ERS: QB Jimmy Garoppolo’s calf injury appears to be a contusion.  Status will be clearer after a Wednesday revaluation.  K:  Robbie Gould on injured reserve,( groin).  QB: Rookie, Trey Lance, To start game for injured Jimmy Garoppolo.   TE: George Kittle on IR (calf).

 BEARS:  Aquire WR: Jaqeem Grant from DOLPHINS, FOR 2023 6th round pick.  RB: David Montgomery , (knee), likely to miss 3-5 weeks.  WR: Nsimda Webster, released.  DT: Akiem Hicks (groin),  doubtful. LB:  Khalil Mack (ribs/foot),  questionable. WR: Darnell Mooney (groin), ready, but no  game status designation.

BENGALS: WR: Tee Higgins, (shoulder) ready to play but does not have a game status designation. WR;  Mike Thomas (ankle) doubtful. OL:  Xavier Su’ a-Flo  (knee) on IR.  S: Ricardo A;;em will take his spot on Active Roster.

BILLS: LB:  Matt Milano (hamstring), and DE: A.J. Epenesa (foot), questionable

BRONCOS: QB:  Teddy Bridgewater, (concussion), questionable for Sundat

BUCCANEERS: OLB: Jason Pierre-Paul, (shoulder), and CB: Jamel Dean, (knee), to play Sunday.   S: Antoine Winfield Jr, (concussion), and DL:  Patrick O’Connor. (calf), ruled out.

 BROWNS: C: Nick Harris on IR.  QB: Baker Mayfield has partially torn labrum in non-throwing should.  Surgery not needed at this time.  Expected to play if injury doesn’t get worse.   DE:   Myles Garrett (knee/ankle soreness), OT:  Jedrick Wills (ankle),  CB: Denzel Ward, (neck), DE:  Jadeveon Clowney (elbow), C: JC Tretter (knee/back),  CB:  Troy Hill (toe), DE:  Takkarist McKinley (knee), and TE: David Njoku (knee) are questionable for Sunday.   SUNDAY, The BROWNS, became the first team in NFL History to Score 40 points and lose, while having ZERO TURNOVERS.  Prior to this performance all 442 teams to score 40 points with no turnovers were 442-0.  Now it is 442-1.

CARDINALS: RB: Chase Edmonds (shoulder), game-day decision questionable. Along with OL:  Kelvin Beachum (ribs),  TE: Maxx Williams (shoulder).  CB:  Byron Murphy (ribs) has been ruled 

CHARGERS: CBChris Harris Jr.  questionable. RB:  Justin Jackson  doubtful.

CHIEFS:  Add WR: Josh Gordon to 53 man roster. Gordon is being considered for play Sunday night.  DE: Joshua Kaindoh, and LB: Willie Gay off IR.

COWBOYS:  WR: Amari Cooper (hamstring), RB: Ezekiel Elliott (knee), and DE: Randy Gregory (knee), questionable.

DOLPHINS: WR: Devante Parker (shoulder/hamstring), questionable.

EAGLES: OG: Sua Opeta on COVID-19 reserve list.   OT: Jordan Mailata (knee), no game status designated.  OT: Lane Johnson (personal matter) is out.

FALCONS: CB: Isaiah Oliver, and P: Cameron Nizialek on IR.

GIANTS:  WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring), WR: Darius Slayton (hamstring) and S: Jabrill Peppers (hamstring),  out OT:  Andrew Thomas (foot), is questionable.

JAGUARS:e CB: coach Tim Walton will not be available for Sunday’s game against the Titans due to COVID-19 protocols. Nickel backs coach Joe Danna will handle Walton’s game-day responsibilities.

JETS: OLB: Hamsah Nasirildeen on IR.   DL John Franklin-Myers signed to a 4 year $55 million extension. Ss Marcus Maye (ankle), and Adrian Colbert (concussion), out.

LIONS: LB: Romeo Okwara on IR.  TE: T.J. Hockenson (knee), OT:  Penei Sewell (ankle) RB:  D’Andre Swift (groin), and Jamaal Williams (hip),  questionable.

PANTHERS: RB: Christian McCaffrey, (hamstring), doubtful.

PACKERS: C: Josh Myers (finger), and CB: Jaire Alexander (shoulder), out. . OL: Elgton Jenkins (ankle) questionable.    PACKERS have franchise first in win over BENGALS. Sunday was the first time in team history that the PACKERS had a 300-yard passer, a 200-yard receiver & a 100-yard rusher in the same game.  QB: Aaron Rodgers moved into 5th place for most TD passes (442).  Next up is Brett Favre’s 508 TD passes.

PATRIOTS:  OL:   Mike Onwenu and Isaiah Wynn on the reserve/COVID-19 list. OT: Trent Brown (calf), G: Shaq Mason (abdomen), and CB:  Shaun Wade (concussion), out.  K:  Nick Folk (knee), CB:  Jonathan Jones (ankle), and  LB:  Kyle Van Noy (groin),  questionable.

SAINTS:  OT: Terron Armstead (elbow), and C: Erik McCoy (calf),  out.

SEAHAWKS:  QB: Russell Wilson suffered a “badly sprained” middle finger Thursday night in the 3rd quarter.  No timetable as to when on healing.  BUT I am willing to bet he will return next week.  To make his 166th straight start.  Wilson to have MRI.  Xray of finger came back negative.  But MRi may result in surgery.  (May Have MALLET FINGER).  It is now reported that QB: Russell Wilson has  a “RUPTURED” middle finger and surgery may be needed.   Which means he may miss a month or  up to 6-8 weeks.      Russell Wilson had a double surgery Friday.  two injuries to the finger: an extensor tendon rupture (mallet finger) and a comminuted fracture-dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint.   He is expected to be back on the field this season. (Hopefully the 6-8 weeks will be all he misses).

TITANS:  WR:  Julio Jones, (hamstring), to miss this week.  WR: A.J. Brown to play, to play against Jaguars. WR   LB: Jayon Brown, WR Racey McMath,  OL: Aaron Brewer, and, TE:Tommy Hudson on IR.

VIKINGS: CB:  Harrison Hand on the reserve/COVID-19 list.  RB: Dalvin  Cook,  (ankle), questionable.  DT: Michael Pierce, (elbow), out

WASHINGTON:  Trainer, Ryan Vermillion. placed on leave after Feds raid facility.     RB: Jon Bostic, and CB: Torry McTyer on IR.  WR: Dyani Brown (knee),   WR:  Cam Sims (hamstring,  and G: Brandon Scherff (knee),  out.  RB:  Antonio Gibson (shin), WR: Curtis Samuel (groin,) and, LB:  Cole Holcomb (shoulder) questionable.

Flexible Scheduling Starts This Week.  SO check to see if a game has been moved. (I sometimes miss them),  So although they will be on the pick sheet,  They might not be in the right time slot.  I will do my best to keep up with the changes.

In 2006 the NFL implemented a primetime “flexible scheduling” element on Sundays in Weeks 10-15 and in Week 17. In 2014 that was extended so that games between Weeks 5 and 17 could be affected by flex scheduling. However, only two games may be flexed into Sunday Night between Week 5 and 10.

Flexible scheduling ensured quality matchups on Sunday night in those weeks and gave surprise teams a chance to play their way onto primetime. The NBC Sunday night time slot for “flex” weeks lists the game tentatively scheduled for Sunday night.

Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game will be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights.

NOTE: Early game SUNDAY. 09:20

For those of you who are new here. This is  how confidence ranking goes, let me explain.If we were playing an office pool,(which we ARE NOT).  The object is to score the most points. To obtain the score YOU rank the teams by how confident you are a team will win its game.  EXAMPLE:  Say this week we have 16 games.  The team you are most confident will win you would assign the number 16 and follow down to the team you are least confident in and assign that number 1.   You add up the TOTAL CORRECT PICKS.. That would be your score.  We use the Monday night (Last game played) as a TIE BREAKER.  The tie is broken by the closest to the total (that is the COMBINED score of the two participating teams) final score, without going over.

YOU can adopt the scoring  described above.  Or, the optional method.  A  negative score for missed games.  We will continue to get a positive score for correct predictions.  EXAMPLE:   if you scored     1 pt on the first game and you had 15 pts on the second game and lost you would still have  1 pt.

1.  HOWEVER. with the same scenario new scoring system would result with a –14 score

If we were playing this is how my sheet would look;  My pick will be in bold Capital letters.  you can use circling, underlining, or highlighting.  I will show my correct points in Bold

I will fill in my picks Thursday.  Until then feel free to:

Just copy and paste for your own Fun Pool Use.  Or to see if you can beat me.

IF YOU SEE I MADE A MIS-COPY OF THE GAMES AND TIMES FEEL  FREE TO EMAIL ME AND TELL ME I GOOFED.

BYES: NONE

NOTICE: I WENT AGAINST THE NUMBERS FOR THURSDAY’S GAME. That is why only the 1 rating

NOTE: Early game SUNDAY. 09:20

(All Times AST or erroneously known as EDT

GAME # TV VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
THUR 10/07//21 20:20
         
1 FOX Rams (3-1) 26 @ SEAHAWKS(2-2) 17 1 0/1
   
SUNDAY 10/10/21 09:30
2 NFL Jets (13) 20 @ FALCONS (13) 27 9 9/8
SUNDAY 10/10/21 13:00
3 FOX Lions (04) 17 @ VIKINGS (1-3) 19 15 24/23
4 CBS SAINTS (22) 33 @ Washington (22) 22 4 28/27
5 CBS PATRIOTS(13) 25 @ Texans (13) 22 14 42/41
6 CBS Dolphins (1-3) 17 @ BUCCANEERS(31) 45 16 58/57
7 CBS PACKERS (31) 25 @ Bengals (31) 22( OT) 6 64/63
8 FOX Broncos (31) 19 @ STEELERS (13) 27 2 66/65
9 FOX Eagles (13) 21 @ PANTHERS (0-4) 18 8 66/57
10 CBS TITANS (22) 37 @ Jaguars (22) 19 10 76/67
SUNDAY 10/10//21 16:05
11 CBS Browns-131) 42 @ CHARGERS (3-1) 47 3 79/70
12 CBS Bears (2-2) 20 @ RAIDERS (3-1) 9 11 79/59
SUNDAY 10/10//21 16:25
13 FOX  49’ers (22) 10 @ CARDINALS (40) 17 5 84/64
14 FOX Giants (13) 20 COWBOYS (31) 44 13 97/77
SUNDAY 10/10//21 20:20
15 NBC Bills (31) 38 @ CHIEFS (22) 20 7 97/70
MONDAY 10/10//21 22:15
16 ESPN Colts (22) 25 @ RAVENS (3-1) 31 (OT) 12 109/82
GAMES
124 75%/25% 80%/60%
Points Possible 136
Tie Break (Total score Last Game) 45
Total 56
Points Off -10

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