Three way tie for 1st place between Ryan, Randy and Matt with 7 correct picks each. It’s actually a pretty good score considering two games ended up at PUSH (Ravens vs. Bears, 49ers vs. Saints). At this point in the season, 4 people are tied for the overall lead with 66 points each, including three of the above players. It’ll get even closer as teams no longer have byes at the end of the season — still anyone’s game.
Starting on Saturday in Lexington, Mizzou‘s Dorial Green-Beckham decided he wanted to win the game all by his lonesome, and he pretty much did just that. The wideout caught seven passes for 100 yards and FOUR touchdowns. The TDs weren’t boring either, here’s one where the cornerback pretty much became non-existent:
Later that night, the big Alabama-LSU game was what everyone had their eyes on, and it was close and rowdy early on. While Alabama went on to beat up on the Tigers in the second half, this LSU fan had fun doing his dinosaur impression after a touchdown. GEAUX T-REX, GEAUX:
In the NFL, there’s no doubt what the play off the week was. Whether it’s bad defense, blind luck, or just divine intervention, this A.J. Green touchdown on a hail mary as time expired was amazing:
This is a Jaguars player celebrating. The Jaguars won. The end.
It was a six-way tie for first place, with each of the people above nabbing seven correct answers. Surprisingly only one took the Broncos to cover, which they did and then some in the fourth quarter. Everyone picked the Patriots to beat the Jets, while only Zach was able to pick the Cardinals over the Falcons. This is the closest it’s been all season, with three people also getting six correct.
Ryan broke through for 12 out of 14 correct, good enough for 1st place for the second week in a row. His best pick was taking the Colts to cover, which they did and then some. Matt was the only one to pick the Jets, while all six correctly took the Packers to cover 10 points over the Browns. Lots of tough games to pick in Week 8, including the Broncos at +14 over the Redskins.
We’ll start this week with the fastest goal in MLS history, a Tim Cahill strike only 8 seconds into the NY Red Bulls’ game against Houston. An incredible goal no doubt, but the fault has to be place on the Dynamo defense. Houston lost and is now in position to miss the playoffs completely. Here it is:
Also on Saturday we had Game 6 of the ALCS, with the Red Sox one win away from facing St. Louis in the World Series. With the bases juiced and two strikes on him, Shane Victorino had the biggest home run of his career:
One of the best catches you’ll ever see happened in the Stanford-UCLA game. Stanford receiver Kodi Whitfield backhanded an bomb in the end zone for a touchdown:
Now for the NFL, how many people do you think it takes to cover Calvin Johnson? More than three, apparently. Megatron keeps amazing us with his otherworldly receiving skills, and he showcased them on Sunday against the Bengals:
Things didn’t go well for Nick Foles in his start in Philly against the Cowboys. The Eagles, who have been scoring 30 points a game this season, mustered only a single field goal in a 17-3 loss. This sums up the game:
Last but not least is the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. They’re in sole possession of first place after the Broncos lost to the Colts and KC was able to hold off a Houston team that was desperate for a win. Here’s Alex Smith running a successful fake hand-off to no one when Jamaal Charles went the wrong way, then taking it in for a TD himself:
You keep keepin’ on, Alex Smith — though i’m not sure the ’72 Dolphins are shaking in their boots quite yet. The Chiefs face the Browns in week 8, so the streak is likely to at least continue for another week.