Well, I managed to drop another point back in the trivia competition with Dan and just about managed to stay ahead of him in the picks competition whilst slipping back into a losing overall record. Time to re-evaluate my process but just because I was wrong doesn’t necessarily mean the picks were.
Gee: Week 5 4-11 Overall 38-40
Dan: Week 5 7-8 Overall 36-42
Eagles @ Giants (+2.5)
So the week six Thursday night game pits two divisional foes against each and both are struggling for different reasons. The Giants offence continues to struggle with Eli Manning unable to turnaround his form of recent seasons despite the moves over the summer and the defence currently ranks down in the twenties by DVOA. The Eagles were struggling with injuries even before they lost Jay Ajayi for the season with an ACL tear and whilst their defence is holding in with a ranking of eleventh by DVOA, the offence has not found a rhythm and is currently ranked twenty-fourth.
My first instinct is that the Eagles will find a way to win this game but what makes me hesitate is that the Giants put a very credible effort up against the Panthers, are at home on a Thursday night, and are getting points. I think this game is too important for the Eagles to lose having already lost two straight and with them only needing a field goal to cover I’m going to back them on the road, but with the way things have been going I would hardly be surprised if the Giants managed to cover or win.
Gee’s Pick: Eagles
Dan’s Pick: Eagles
Week 6 Trivia
‘In Week 5 I asked who kicked the longest field goal of the 2017/18 season.
Good answers all round, I can see the logic in both but this time the point goes to Dan.
Strangely when Panthers’ Graham Gano slotted a 63yd game winning FG against the Giants in Week 5 he eclipsed last season’s best kick and notched one of the longest in history (in a game NOT practice). I feel a BONUS question coming on!
Eyes down for Week 6 then:
I don’t remember asking any questions so far about College Football yet its popularity is huge. Just this once I will allow the use of Google, just this once:
Which college has produced the most Hall of Famers in pro football?
OK so here comes the promised Week 6 BONUS and this one is for 2 points so we can get the scoreboard ticking:
Who holds the in-game record all time FG distance and what is it?’