Subtraction by division

Sept. 17, 2018Posted by NawFuL

Week 2 results


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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Baltimore @ Cincinnati Cincinnati Baltimore Baltimore
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Carolina @ Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta
L.A. Chargers @ Buffalo L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers
Minnesota @ Green Bay (tie) Green Bay Green Bay Minnesota
Cleveland @ New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans
Miami @ N.Y. Jets New York Jets New York Jets New York Jets
Kansas City @ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia
Houston @ Tennessee Houston Houston Tennessee
Indianapolis @ Washington Washington Washington Indianapolis
Arizona @ L.A. Rams L.A. Rams L.A. Rams Arizona
Detroit @ San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco
Oakland @ Denver Denver Denver Denver
New England @ Jacksonville New England New England New England
N.Y. Giants @ Dallas Dallas Dallas New York Giants
Monday, September 17, 2018
Seattle @ Chicago Seattle Seattle Seattle
© 2018 Gehlke Bros. Football

Two weeks into the 2018 Gehlke Bros. Football season and we’ve already had two ties. That’s at least two more than we get most seasons, and just might be a harbinger of things to come in what has already been an… interesting year. Equally unusual is getting through a Sunday without any splits, which is how the Bros left things in Week 2 after their lone bit of prognosticating disagreement Thursday.

It was the Thursday night divisional game between Baltimore and Cincinnati that provided all the fireworks for this week, as two undefeated teams squared off for the latest chapter in their intense rivalry. Sean took the Ravens on the wings of their dominating victory a week ago against the Bills; Glenn picked the Bengals, who narrowly escaped defeat on the road in Indianapolis. Cincy has had Baltimore’s number in recent years, and showed up again Thursday for a 34-23 victory that enabled the Senior Bro to shave a game off the Junior Bro’s lead.

But it was a fleeting highlight for the Senior Bro in a week dominated by missteps at the betting window. Sean might be wishing that he had picked up a few splits on Sunday, as there were plenty of opportunities to regain ground lost, thanks in large measure to the unpredictability of teams with new coaches and quarterbacks against the NawFuL’s aging dynasties. The Jaguars avenged their loss in last year’s AFC Championship game with a decisive victory over the Patriots; the Steelers fell to 0-2 with a home loss to the Chiefs — a team they had dominated for years; and the Buccaneers took down the defending champion Eagles to move to 2-0.

There was also that pesky little tie in the divisional showdown between the Vikings and Packers, who played to a 29-all draw on the inability of the Vikings kicker to nail the game-winning field goal at the end of overtime. Ah well.

We’ll all be happy if there are no more ties this season (or any season), but Glenn can’t be too excited about his second straight week with a 8-7-1 record, even if it was comparatively better than Sean’s 7-8-1. Ben, who did go against the grain with his picks as he often does, could only tie his uncle for second place. We all correctly picked Atlanta, the L.A. Chargers, New Orleans, San Francisco and Denver. No one correctly picked the wins of Miami, Kansas City, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay or Chicago.