Charging ahead with Week 2 picks!

Sept. 15, 2019Posted by NawFuL

 
Week 2 predictions

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11-4-1
0-0
11-4-1
0-0
5-10-1
0-0
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Tampa Bay @ Carolina Carolina Carolina Carolina
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Arizona @ Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore
Buffalo @ N.Y. Giants Buffalo New York Giants New York Giants
Dallas @ Washington Dallas Dallas Dallas
Indianapolis @ Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Indianapolis
Jacksonville @ Houston Houston Houston Houston
L.A. Chargers @ Detroit L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers
Minnesota @ Green Bay Green Bay Minnesota Green Bay
New England @ Miami New England New England New England
San Francisco @ Cincinnati San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco
Seattle @ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Seattle
Kansas City @ Oakland Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City
Chicago @ Denver Chicago Chicago Denver
New Orleans @ L.A. Rams New Orleans L.A. Rams New Orleans
Philadelphia @ Atlanta Philadelphia Philadelphia Atlanta
Monday, September 16, 2019
Cleveland @ N.Y. Jets Cleveland New York Jets Cleveland
© 2019 Gehlke Bros. Football

Check back during the season for regular updates on the progress of the Gehlke Bros.

100 years and one tie

Sept. 9, 2019Posted by NawFuL

 
Week 1 results

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11-4-1
11-4-1
11-4-1
11-4-1
5-10-1
5-10-1
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Green Bay @ Chicago Chicago Green Bay Chicago
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Atlanta @ Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Atlanta
Baltimore @ Miami Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore
Buffalo @ N.Y. Jets New York Jets New York Jets New York Jets
Kansas City @ Jacksonville Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City
L.A. Rams @ Carolina L.A. Rams Carolina Carolina
Tennessee @ Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Tennessee
Washington @ Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Washington
Cincinnati @ Seattle Seattle Seattle Seattle
Indianapolis @ L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers Indianapolis
Detroit @ Arizona (tie) Detroit Detroit Arizona
N.Y. Giants @ Dallas Dallas Dallas New York Giants
San Francisco @ Tampa Bay San Francisco San Francisco Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh @ New England New England New England New England
Monday, September 9, 2019
Houston @ New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans Houston
Denver @ Oakland Denver Denver Denver
© 2019 Gehlke Bros. Football

The NawFuL kicked off its 100th season on Thursday, and the Bros wasted no time getting down to business on another year of Gehlke Bros. Football picks, splitting the opening game between the Bears and Packers. Glenn took host Chicago, expecting the team to pick up where it left off last season after winning the NFC North, while Sean laid his bets on a revamped Green Bay behind its new head coach, Matt LaFleur.

The game was billed as 199th meeting between the league’s oldest rivals, and for a while it resembled the classic low-scoring contests of yesteryear, as the Bears went up early on a field goal before the Packers got things going with a touchdown before the half. But both teams appeared not to have shaken off the preseason rust, and in a lackluster performance overall it was the Packers making off with a 10-3 victory that put the Junior Bro on top by a game heading into the rest of the weekend.

The Senior Bro made up the deficit in the only other split of Week 1, a hard-fought contest between last year’s Stupor Bore also-rans, the Rams, who faced the Panthers on the road. Los Angeles looked vulnerable in its 30-27 win, but it was a split victory nonetheless for Glenn that keeps things tied up heading into Week 2.

Opening week usually delivers a mixed bag of matchups, with some teams that seem poised to make a playoff run and others that look like they’ve hit the field together for the first time. Despite the uncertainty created by new players, coaches and strategies, the Bros fared well in their predictions as they feel out the competition. Glenn and Sean shared identical 11-4-1 records — the “1” coming courtesy of the Lions and Cardinals when the latter erased an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. Unfortunately there was no winner, and so for the second year in a row we’ll have at least one tie reflected in the record books. Ben’s struggles appear to have carried over from last season, as he already finds himself six games in the hole following a 5-10-1 showing. At least the season is still young and there is time to recover.

Our correct mutual predictions included Baltimore, Kansas City, Seattle and New England. We all failed to pick Oakland in its Monday night win — the final Monday nighter to take place at the aging Coliseum before the Raiders head to Las Vegas in 2020.