Rule of this week: Any player who started the season on the 53-man roster is eligible to return from injured reserve after resting at least three weeks,

SPECIALSUNDAY, HOME TEAM BEARS, WILL WEAR 1936 WHITE UNIFORMS WITH vertical and horizontal navy and orange stripes on a white uniform, navy pants and navy helmets with three orange stripes –  VISITING PACKERS TEAM WILL WEAR THEIR HOME GREEN UNIVORMS.

Cam Newton: Has COVID_!9 vaccine.  Now looking for a spot to land this season.

49’ers: QB: Trey Lance, (left knee sprain), to be reevaluated at end of week

BEARS: RT: Germain Ifedi (knee) is not dealing with a season-ending injury,  on IR about 3 weeks.  OLB: Jeremiah Attaochu, on IR.

 BENGALS: OL: D’ante Smith (meniscus injury), out for at least 3 weeks.  RB: Trayveon Williams, and, LB: Joe Bachie moved up from practice squad.  RB: Samaje Perine on COVID-19  reserve.   LB: Jordan Evans, (knee), out for season.

BROWNS: RB: Nick Chubb, (calf), out.

BRONCOS: RB: Otis Armstrong, died Wednesday age 70.  A Purdue grad, Armstrong played with Broncos from 1973-1980. He  led the NFL in rushing in his 2nd season with 1,405 yards. This was when the league played 14 games, so Armstrong averaged better than 100 yards per game on the ground in 1974.  Armstrong rushed for 4,453 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. He added 7 more TDs on pass receptions

BUCCANEERS: Remove Jon Gruden from Ring of Honor.  TE. Rob Gronkowski, (ribs) remains, out.  LB: Lavonte David, (ankle) and safety Antoine Winfield Jr, (concussion) are also out after not practicing during the week.  QUESTIONABLE: C: Ryan Jensen, (hip),   DL: Patrick O’Connor, (calf),   LB: Jason Pierre-Paul , (shoulder/hand).   CB: Richard Sherman. confirmed (hamstring), will miss a couple of weeks.

CARDINALS:  HC:  Kliff Kingsbury, QB: coach Cam Turner, and,  DT: Zach Allen tested postive for COVID-19. out.   DC: Vance Joesph, and Assistant HC/special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will split HC, duties.

CHIEFS: RB: Clyde Edwards-Helaire (MCL sprain), out, a  few weeks.

COLTS: Working out kickers, (in case Rodrigo Blankenship (hip) unable to play. Ruled out for Sunday’s contest are;  RT:  Braden Smith (foot), DE: Kemoko Turay (groin), S:  Andrew Sendejo (concussion), RB:Jordan Wilkins (non-football illness) WR: T.Y. Hilton cleared for Sundays game.

COWBOYS: CB : Trevon Diggs, ties NFL record with 7 INT’s in 1st 6 of season games. (Super Bowl era).  Tied with DB: STEELERS, Rod Woodson, (1993) ; and VIKINGS, S: Brian Russell (2003).  Diggs is the only player,(Super Bowl era), to have 7+ INT’s, and multiple TD returns. in season 1st 6 games.  QB: Dak Prescott, (hamstring). to have MRI.

 DOLPHINS: QB: Tua Tagovailoa to return from IR.  Status for Sunday TBD.T.Y. Hilton

EAGLES:  TE: Dallas Goerdert on COVID-!9 reserve.  OT: Lane Johnson, (personal matter).

GIANTS: WR: Kenny Golladay (knee injury), expected to miss 1-2 weeks  QB: , (concussion) on schedule to recovery.  status TBD.     RB: Saquon Barkley (ankle) and R:  Kenny Golladay (knee)  likely, out.  OT: Andrew Thomas (foot) still sidelined.   QB: Daniel Jones cleared to play Sunday.

LIONS: WR: Quintez Cephus has broken collarbone, (out), length unknown. Possible season-ending.

PACKERS: Move WR: Juwann Winfree from practice squad to gameday roster.  WR: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, (hamstring), on IR.  will miss a minimum of 1 game.

 PANTHERS: P: Joe Charlton (back) on IR. Charlton is the only Punter on the squad.  Will have to move someone up.  have signed Ryan Winslow to the practice squad.  Most likely to be moved up.

RAIDERS: HC:  Jon Gruden resigns!  Amid “PAST social media comments”.  Rich Bisaccia,  (assistant head coach/special teams coordinator for the last four seasons)  Named  interim coach.

RAVENS: 100 yds rushing streak ends at 43.  Tied with 1974-1947 Steelers

SAINTS: WR: Michael Thomas can return for this week, (if healthy).  TE: Dylan Soehner (shoulder).  To have surgery OUT for season.  DT: Jalen Dalton (partially torn tricep), OUT for season.  OT:  Ethan Greenridge,  (unspecified arm injury), OUT for season.  K: Wil Lutz, (core muscle),  TE: Nick Vannett,(knee)  CB: Ken Crawley, (unspecifid injury), .  WR: Tre’Quan Smith (hamstring),   DE Marcus Davenport, (pec strain),  LB: Kwon Alexander, (shoulder), all to return when healthy.  LB: Chase Hansen, (groin), IR.  RB: Tony Jones, (ankle), IR.

SEAHAWKS: QB: Russell Wilson, (finger), on IR.  RB: Chris Carson, (neck), on IR.  QB: Geno Smith to make 1st start in 4 years.

STEELERS: WR: Ju-Ju Smith Schuster (shoulder) out for season.

WASHINGTON:  To retire S: Sean Taylor’s #21 Jersey Sunday.  Taylor was a two-time Pro Bowler in four seasons with Washington. When he died at the age of 24 in 2007 after he was shot during an invasion of his home.

MY TWO CENTS after all this is a post for  MY opinions .  (Will people never learn?  Social media is not a good thing for anyone.  It is just a gossip mill to begin with).   Anythng you say can be used against you.  People you don’t even know can attribute things to you that REALLY aren’t true.  But people will believe it.  I am not saying the things posted are truly his or not.  If true shame on him.   If not shame on whoever posted it.  (Off my stump. for now).

NOTE: Early Sunday Game 09:30.

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.



(All Times AST or erroneously known as EDT)

THUR 10/14//21 20:20
1 FOX BUCCANEERS(41) 28 @ Eagles(23) 22 13 13/13
SUNDAY 10/17/21 09:30
2 CBS DOLPHINS (14) 20 @ Jaguars (23) 23 4 13/9
SUNDAY 10/17/21 13:00
3 CBS CHIEFS (2-3) 31 @ Washington (23) 13 11 24/20
4 FOX  RAMS (41) 38 @ Giants (1-4) 11 12 36/32
5 CBS Texans (1-4) 3 @ COLTS (23) 31 14 50/46
6 FOX BENGALS (32) 34 @ Lions (0-5) 11 7 57/53
7 FOX PACKERS (41) 24 @ Bears (32) 14 9 66/62
8 CBS Chargers (41) 6 @ RAVENS (41) 34 2 68/64
9 FOX Vikings (23) 34 @ PANTHERS (05) 28 (OT) 1 68/63
SUNDAY 10/17//21 16:05
10 FOX Cardinals (41) 37 @ BROWNS (32) 3 68/60
SUNDAY 10/17//21 16:25
11 CBS Raiders (32) 34 @ BRONCOS (32) 24 6 68/54
12 CBS COWBOYS (41) 35 @ Patriots (23) 29 (OT) 5 73/69
SUNDAY   10/17//21                             20:20
13 NBC Seahawks(2-3) 20 @ STEELERS (23) 23 (OT) 8 81/77
MONDAY 10/18//21 22:15
14 ESPN BILLS (41) 31 @ Titans (32) 34 10 81/67
Games 9/5 64%/36% 77%/64%
Points Possible 105
Tie Break (Total score Last Game) 65
Total 53
Points Off -11

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