After a performance like the Raiders had through three quarters last week in San Diego, it's easy to be a prisoner of the moment. It works both ways too, like after the Raiders terrible loss in the opener against the Bengals. Especially as a Raiders blog, it's easy to look at the most recent performance and see that as the team's new standard for excellence or futility.
I fell for that somewhat in my pick against the Raiders last week. There have been twice this season when I went away from my game-by-game predictions from the preseason -- the games in Chicago and in San Diego -- and both times I was wrong. I picked the Jets to win this week's game and I'm sticking with that prediction, right or wrong. Will I keep doing that the rest of the season? Probably not. But for now, let's go with that.
Even with my failed pick of the Raiders game (along with Marcus as the only other whiffer), I managed to pull in a week leading 12-2 mark, having only gotten the London game incorrect where the Jaguars took down the Bills -- a game the entire staff picked incorrectly. Also coming in at 12-2 was RDreamer who missed incorrectly picked the Steelers to beat the Chiefs.
|Week 8||Levi||Asher||Nitesh||RDreamer||Jeff||Marcus||Tyler G|
|Week 7 total||12-2||11-3||8-6||12-2||9-5||8-6||7-7|
|Miami at New England||NE||NE||MIA||NE||NE||NE||NE|
|Detroit at Kansas City||KC||KC||KC||KC||KC||DET||KC|
|Minnesota at Chicago||MIN||CHI||CHI||MIN||CHI||CHI||MIN|
|Arizona at Cleveland||ARI||ARI||ARI||ARI||ARI||ARI||ARI|
|San Diego at Baltimore||SD||BAL||BAL||BAL||BAL||BAL||SD|
|Tampa Bay at Atlanta||ATL||ATL||ATL||ATL||ATL||ATL||ATL|
|N.Y. Giants at New Orleans||NO||NYG||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Tennessee at Houston||HOU||HOU||TEN||TEN||HOU||HOU||HOU|
|Cincinnati at Pittsburgh||CIN||PIT||CIN||CIN||PIT||CIN||CIN|
|San Francisco at St. Louis||STL||STL||STL||STL||STL||STL||STL|
|N.Y. Jets at Oakland||NYJ||NYJ||OAK||??*||NYJ||NYJ||OAK|
|Seattle at Dallas||SEA||SEA||SEA||SEA||SEA||SEA||SEA|
|Green Bay at Denver||GB||GB||GB||GB||GB||GB||DEN|
|Indianapolis at Carolina||CAR||CAR||CAR||CAR||CAR||CAR||CAR|
*RDreamer's pick for the Raiders game will be revealed in his Friday Forecast article.
The community picks had some good picks this week. One bested our staff's best with a 13-1 mark. 20crow's only mistake was picking the Colts to not suck vs the Saints. Here are all the best of the community picks from last week courtesy of Adds99.
|2015 Week 7||20crow||slipkid33||Demnes||ryrivers||Adds99||coloraider||TAW||kyraider||raidernation263||hamsterWmca||sly b*||Indy||Sakeraiders||STATRAIDER|
|Week 7 Rank||1st||2nd||t-3rd||t-3rd||t-3rd||t-3rd||t-3rd||t-3rd||t-3rd||t-3rd||t-3rd||t-3rd||t-3rd||t-3rd|
|Week 7 Record||13-1||12-2||11-3||11-3||11-3||11-3||11-3||11-3||11-3||11-3||11-3||11-3||11-3||11-3|
If you would like to submit your picks, keep an eye our for Adds99's weekly fan post article.