The Jesus, The Generator and the Experts - Week 5

If you didn’t know, this week they awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

But more importantly, what exactly was Peter King doing?

Continuing to get his butt kicked by my picks, that’s what.

As we usually do, we ask our random number generator (RNG) to makes its picks for the week’s NFL games.  We then compare these picks to the so-called experts.  To make things even more lively, I include my cat, Jesus Quintana, in on the picks, along with Doug Lee and myself (Doc Bear is too smart for this).  The RNG is simply armed with the notion that 57% of the time, the home team is a winner in the NFL.  Quintana picks between two quarters as I drop them to the floor.  Doug Lee uses his superior intellect.

I use Kahlua and a proprietary mathematical formula.  If that doesn’t work, I just drink more of grandpa’s cough medicine.

So how has the RNG done?

EXPERTWinsTotal PercentageEXPERTWinsTotalPercentage
TJ “The Dude” Johnson426267.74%RNG366258.06%
Chris Mortensen416266.13%Yahoo Users366258.06%
Les Carpenter416266.13%Adam Schefter356256.45%
Jason Cole406264.52%Doug Lee356256.45%
Ron Jaworski365763.16%ESPN Pigskin Pick ‘Em356256.45%
Michael Silver396262.90%Mike Golic356256.45%
Mark Schlereth386261.29%Pete Prisco346254.84%
Peter King386261.29%Eric Allen326251.61%
Accuscore376259.68%Jesus Quintana306248.39%
Merril Hodge366258.06%Raiders Fans1621.61%

Who cares about the RNG when I’m in first place?  Not me.  I’d like to take this moment to simply point out a few things:

1) Peter King is 4 games behind me.
2) I’m a full 10 games ahead of Eric Allen
3) I’m crushing Raiders fans—this shouldn’t surprise you.

To be honest with you, I’m feeling a little bit like Kyle Orton.  Through 4 games, I’ve put up some big numbers.  But can it last?

A better question is, can King continue to hold my jock at such a torrid pace? 

We’ll soon find out. 

The RNG took it in the shorts last week and now sits in the middle of the pack.  Statistically, you would expect this.  However, the machine has been twitching and humming and is spoiling for a fight.

Quintana gained some ground, so I’ve decided not to replace him…yet.  And you have to give the cat credit for going with Cleveland last week.  It was a gutsy (or desperate) call. 

Now, on to this week’s picks:

 

WEEK 5 Random Number GeneratorJesus QuintanaTJ “The Dude” JohnsonDoug Lee
VISTORHOMEPickPickTeamTeam
JAXBUFBUFJAXJAXJAX
KCINDINDINDINDIND
TBCINTBCINCINCIN
GBWASGBWASGBGB
STLDETDETSTLDETDET
DENBALDENBALDENBAL
NYGHOUHOUNYGNYGHOU
ATLCLECLECLECLEATL
CHICARCARCARCARCAR
NOARIARINONONO
TENDALDALDALTENDAL
SDOAKSDOAKOAKSD
PHISFSFSFSFSF
MINNYJMINNYJMINNYJ


Just like we did last week, we bring you Quintana’s upset specials.  Again, I beg you, do the opposite of the animal.

Quintana’s Upset Specials

1) Washington over Green Bay.  Quintana’s still has a soft spot for Mike Shanahan.

2) New York over Houston.  It’s not possible to beat two Manning brothers in the same year.

3) Cleveland over Atlanta.  The cat won’t stop asking me to buy him a Hillis jersey, so of course he’s going to pick the Browns.

4) Oakland over San Diego.  Quintana gives the Crypt Keeper some love.

Feel free to share your upset specials this weekend and your score for the Broncos-Ravens game. 

 

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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