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I served in the US Navy from 2002-08; four of those years were as a Nuclear Propulsion Operator aboard an aircraft carrier. I engage in political activism in various Democratic circles when I am able to. I have a cat, and I am an uncle.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

2013 NFL SEASON WEEK 7





The NFL's unbeatens is now down to two teams: Denver and Kansas City. Both teams kept their winning streaks alive with home victories; the Chiefs over AFC West rival Oakland and Denver faced off against a surprisingly frisky Jacksonville squad.

The Steelers finally got their first win of the season, so there are now 3 teams with a goose egg in the win column: Giants, Buccaneers, and to no one's surprise, Jacksonville.

Dallas defeated their hated division rival Washington to pull their record to .500. The factor in this game: special teams. That was a bold move for Jason Garrett to decline a Washington penalty on 4th down in the second quarter and force them to punt again. Instead of accepting a 5-yard penalty, the Cowboys cashed it in with an 86 yard punt return for a touchdown by Dwayne Harris in the second quarter.

Up next for the Cowboys is a trip to the City of Brotherly Shove to face their NFC East rival the Philadelphia Eagles. The winner of this game will earn sole possession of first place in the NFC East.

As for that other Texas team... this is their fourth consecutive loss. I'm going to allow my good friend Monica to comment about it. All I can say is if Houston loses their fifth straight game, I can expect a lot of Houston Texans fans to do this to their TVs:


The following teams have a bye week in Week 6: the Saints and Raiders. Again, fantasy owners, adjust your rosters accordingly.

Week 7 features several divisional matchups. Tonight the Seahawks travel down to Phoenix to face off against the Cardinals. There is the previously mentioned Dallas at Philadelphia game. The AFC East is confined to the Noon games slot with the Jets hosting the Patriots and the Bills traveling to Miami. Late games feature the 49ers traveling to Tennessee to play a surprisingly competitive Titans team.

Sunday Night features Peyton Manning returning to Indianapolis to take on his former team. A neck injury prevented Peyton Manning from playing in 2011 and the Colts dropped like a rock. Indianapolis used their draft pick to selected Andrew Luck. I'm sure it is a point of controversy, but the Colts did what they had to do as a franchise. Manning turned Indianapolis from being just a basketball town into also one that also is a football city. He was the face of the franchise and the Colts plan on a pre-game ceremony honoring his accomplishments.

Monica and I both finished with similar 11-4 records so I am glad that my friendly competitor was able to break out of her slump. I have closed the gap between me and Mr. Blake to one game. I would have tied him if it wasn't for those meddling kids the Saints giving the Patriots the ball back with plenty of time for Tom Brady to engineer his 32nd 4th quarter comeback.

No matter. I think I have a good shot of passing him this week.



Me
Monica
Eli
Week 6
11-4
11-4
9-6
OVERALL
60-32
53-39
61-31


Picks are in BOLD
Times are Central Time Zone
Games airing in DFW are noted by (DFW)

BYE WEEK: Saints, Raiders

THURSDAY NIGHT, 7:20 PM (CT) NFL NETWORK
Seahawks at Cardinals


CBS NOON
Patriots at Jets (DFW)
Bengals at Lions
Bills at Dolphins
Chargers at Jaguars

FOX NOON
Cowboys at Eagles (DFW)
Bears at Redskins
Buccaneers at Falcons
Rams at Panthers


CBS 3PM
Texans at Chiefs (DFW)
Browns at Packers
Ravens at Steelers

FOX 3PM
49ers at Titans


SUNDAY NIGHT, 7:20 PM (CT) NBC
Broncos at Colts, 7:20 PM (CT) NBC


MONDAY NIGHT, ESPN 7:30 PM (CT)
Vikings at Giants


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