NFL Week 6 Recap and “Beat the House” Results

Favre-likeIs that a House win I see? For the first time since week #1, the membership fell to the House. The House posted 8 wins, still sub-par, to the members’ 7. The Madden 09 Xbox 360 simulation, which has been kicking ass this year, posted 10 correct picks, extending it’s season total lead over the House and members. The House now has 2 weekly wins on the season, to the membership’s 3, with 1 tie. The House onslaught is at hand!

The results to-date are:

* The House Madden Sim Members
Week 6: 8-6 10-4 7-7
2008 Overall: 47-41 54-34 50.5-37.5

The Challenge
Three picks laid in disagreement in week 6, as mentioned, two went the way the House predicted it. The three unpopular House picks were Tampa Bay over Carolina, the Bengals over the Jets and Jacksonville over Denver. The Bucs and Jags came through as the House predicted, Tampa with flying colors, but it was the limping Bengals that lost. They kept it close with the Favre-like Jets for some of the contest, but fell like the losers they are in the end.

Are things swinging up for the House? Stay tuned.

game ballSince the House wasn’t beaten, there is no DVD prize pack to award this week… but we CAN give out a game ball. It’s easy this week. Member Electroshock was the sole leader in week six with 12 correct picks out of 14. He has earned a Nerf Pro Grip Football. Nice work.

Tune back in on Thursday morning to once again agree or disagree with the House’s NFL week 7 picks and predictions.

The League
Things appear to be balancing out these past few weeks. The biggest shockers in week 6 all occured in the same division… the great and powerful NFC East. The 14-5 NFC east took on a combined 6-12 opponents and came out 1-4. All three 4-win teams fell in embarassing fashion to much inferior opponents. The only survivor was the Philadelphia Eagles, who entered the week as the only sub-500 team in the division. They beat the Niners, but despite the score, they needed all 4 quarters to do it. Maybe the division is not as far ahead of the rest of the league as everyone thinks.

Not only did the three top teams lose their games, but each one suffered key injuries as well. The losses and injuries caused some panic moves from two of the front offices as the Redskins brought Shaun Alexander out of retirement and the Cowboys traded their 2009 draft for Lions receiver Roy Williams. We’ll see how things progress. There will probably be many more ups and downs to follow.

The rest of the league was pretty boring this week… at least for me.

Fantasy Land
The top two fantasy point earners came in a losing effort. The rest of the faces seem like the usual suspects. This marks Andre Johnson’s second straight appearance on the top 5 list. Drew Brees has continued to rack up the passing yardage.

The rest of the week 6 fantasy numbers were:

Tony Romo
Quarterback – Dallas Cowboys
In 30-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals
– 24/38 for 321 yards, 3 TDs.

Marion Barber
Running Back – Dallas Cowboys
In 30-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals
– 17 carries for 45 yards. 11 catches for 128 yards, 1 TD.

Andre Johnson
Wide Receiver – Houston Texans
In 29-28 win over the Miami Dolphins
– 10 catches for 178 yards, 1 TD.

Aaron Rodgers
Quarterback – Green Bay Packers
In 27-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks
– 21/30 for 208 yards, 2 TDs. 1 rushing TD

Drew Brees
Quarterback – New Orleans Saints
In 34-3 win over the Oakland Raiders
– 26/30 for 320 yards, 3 TDs.

To review the Week 6 picks, visit the Beat the House main picks page. The week 7 picks and predictions will be up early Thursday morning. Make sure you get your picks in early to move up the leaderboard and get another shot at beating the house. Check in often, the board can drastically change over the remainder of the football season.

Stay tuned to see who will be named the Visionman Players of the Week and if any members have won the gaming PC this week. We’ll update you as soon as the players of the week are announced.

For all other NFL and sports updates, check out the TMRzoo Sports Zone.

See you next week.