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It is still nip and tuck in the picks competition with both of us in possession of a winning record. I pulled away by another point in the survivor competition, but already our thoughts are turning to week nine and an unexpectedly intriguing Thursday night game.

Gee:Week 8:  8 – 7Overall:  66 – 56
Dan:Week 8:  9 – 6Overall:  65 – 57

Jets @ Colts (-10.5)

Even as recently as last week this would have been a game that did not engender excitement, and whilst both teams have a combined five wins so far this season, with Mike White’s four-hundred-yard outburst that saw the Jets beat the Bengals on Sunday this suddenly looks like more of a contest. I don’t know if the Jets can repeat the performance from the weekend, but I certainly don’t see the Colts as a team that are automatically eleven points better. The Colts may have dragged themselves back into the murky race for an AFC playoff berth, but the bad interceptions continue to haunt Wentz and whilst the Colts have improved in recent weeks, they are a hard team to have total faith in covering this line.

Gee’s Pick:      Jets
Dan’s Pick:      Jets

Survivor Competition

Dan has gone bold several times in the survivor competition this season but whilst I shared his thinking that the Lions could do well in week eight, I was certainly not going to back them. I can see the logic in picking the Dolphins going against the Texans, except that there is a possibility of Tyrod Taylor returning from injury so it’s not a move I would go for. It looks like Dak Prescott is set to return to the Cowboy’s starting line-up against a Broncos tea, who are fading fast. This is the best matchup I have left with the teams I have not already selected.

Current Score

Gee: 7
Dan: 4

Week 9 Selection:

Gee:    Cowboys
Dan:    Dolphins

Bold Prediction of the Week

I may have been overcome by my reaction to the Jets win against the Bengalson the podcast this week, but I’ve gone for the Jets to beat the Colts tonight as my bold prediction. I’m not sure if they can pull it off, but I am genuinely excited to see how things play out.