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I am absolutely not taking things for granted, but we’re well over a quarter of the way through the season, we’re starting to get team byes and I’ve got a double digit lead in the picks competition. There’s still a long way to go but I can’t think of a much better way to start, even if can’t salve the Bengals’ stumbling start to the competition that matters.

On to week six!

Gee:Week 5:  10 – 6Overall:  43 – 37
Dan:Week 5:  5 – 11Overall:  32 – 48

Washington @ Bears (-0.5)

I am looking forward to watching these teams again and seeing the changes in both of them. However, picking it is a different matter entirely, particularly when the line truly is giving us nothing to work with. I’m not sure what Dan’s rationale is, but mine is that the Bears are at home on a short week and haven’t had their head coach throwing their quarterback under the bus, but that isn’t exactly convincing.

I guess in a week where the Chiefs are playing the Bills I shouldn’t complain about this matchup too much.

Gee’s Pick:     Bears
Dan’s Pick:     Bears

Survivor Competition

Dan made the mistake of trusting the AFC South last week and so got his second elimination of the season with the Texans beating the Jaguars. Meanwhile two weeks of comparatively safe picks has seen me at least drag myself back into contention and whist it might come back to bite me later in the season, I’m going to continue that trend with the Buccaneers taking on the struggling steelers, while Dan has opted for the Vikings visiting his Dolphins.

Current Score

Gee: 2
Dan: 2

Week 6 Selection:

Gee:    Buccaneers @ Steelers
Dan:    Vikings @ Dolphins

Bold Prediction of the Week

I hate this process and so tend to pull my bold prediction out the ether when Dan asks me, which this week left me picking the Jets to beat the Packers, which in the cold light of day is certainly bold, and possibly foolish but I don’t think impossible.