We’re finally back with this week’s Daily Norseman staff NFL picks for the weekend of football ahead! We usually have this up by the time the Thursday Night Football game kicks off, but since there was no Thursday Night Football this week. . .well, we decided to wait for a bit.
Our three-way race for the top spot in our staff picks continues to be close, and we’ve had yet another lead change after the Week 5 picks went into the books. Here’s what the standings look like as of today:
- Eric Thompson: 49-28 (8-6 last week)
- Warren Ludford: 48-29 (6-8 last week)
- Christopher Gates: 48-29 (8-6 last week)
- Ed Brodmarkle: 39-38 (7-7 last week)
Yeah. . .definitely not a banner week for our crew, as we all sat right around the .500 mark for the week. Are we going to do better this week? Let’s take a look at our picks and see!
Of the 14 games that are scheduled for this week. . .at least, as things stand right now. . .we are only in agreement on half of them, which I believe is the fewest we’ve had so far this season. Here are the games where there are differences:
- Football Team at Giants - Ed has Washington, everyone else has New York
- Bears at Panthers - Warren has Chicago, everyone else has Carolina
- Lions at Jaguars - Chris has Jacksonville, everyone else has Detroit
- Browns at Steelers - Ed has Cleveland, everyone else has Pittsburgh
- Packers at Buccaneers - Chris has Tampa Bay, everyone else has Green Bay
- Chiefs at Bills - Warren has Buffalo, everyone else has Kansas City
- Cardinals at Cowboys - Eric has Dallas, everyone else has Arizona
We all seem to think that the Vikings are going to get their first victory at U.S. Bank Stadium this season. . .and that sounds weird just to say. . .when they face the Atlanta Falcons and their new head coach Raheem Morris this weekend. We also all have the Vikings covering the spread (which currently sits at -4). Warren and I have the total going over the currently projected 54 points, while Ed and Eric are both taking the under.
Those are our picks for this week, folks. How are your picks for the 2020 season going so far?