Week 6 Recap: Even Steven

Welcome to the recap blog, where we’ll take a look at the results from our previous weeks bets, as well as keep a running season total of our win loss record. Week to week results aren’t important, but I always liked the idea of tracking our bets to see how the season is going as well as providing full transparency to our readers. Let’s get into it:

Cincinnati @ Indianapolis (-7.5)
Our only sweat of the week looked like we were going to lose big early. Joe Burrow and the Bengals jumped out to an early 21-0 lead.. and with us taking the Colts -7.5, we more or less wrote this one off. As we all know, football can change fast, and a few late first half scores for the Colts brought them within 3. All of the sudden it was anybody’s ball game.

We had a shot at covering when the Colts were were up 1 and driving. However, after a Jonathan Taylor run got stuffed for no gain and two Rivers passes fell incomplete, the Colts had to settle for a field goal, leaving them up 31-27. Unfortunately for us, that’s how it ended.

Final score: Indianapolis 31, Cincinnati 27

Green Bay @ Tampa Bay (+1.0)
The ultimate fade early season narratives bet. This is the bet that probably made everyone uncomfortable, taking old man Brady and the Bucs against an early MVP favorite. Aaron Rodgers had been playing out of his mind, but he did it against Minnesota, Detroit, New Orleans, and Atlanta. The Bucs have one of the best defenses in football, and they were able to bring Rodgers back to 2019. The Bucs went down 10-0 early, but then were able to run away with it by scoring 38 unanswered.

Final score: Tampa Bay 38, Green Bay 10

NY Jets (+9.5) over Miami

Final score: Miami 24, NY Jets 0

Cleveland @ Pittsburgh (-3.0)
This one went just about as well as you’d expect. The blitz happy Steelers made life miserable for Baker Mayfield who was clearly injured. It was so bad for Mayfield that he ended up getting benched. Not that it mattered, but the Steelers offense was highly efficient both on the ground and through the air.

Final score: Pittsburgh 38, Cleveland 7

YTD Record: 12-13
Week 6: Even Steven (2-2)
Week 5: Saved by Monday Night Overtime (2-2)
Week 4: We’re in the Red (1-3)
Week 3: Bullshit DPI Calls and a Big L for Us (2-4)
Week 2: The Favorites Deliver (2-1)
Week 1: A Win, Despite Carson Wentz’s best efforts (3-1)

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