That was the worst of both worlds. I had the Packers -9,5 (thanks Dalton Del Don) in the Supercontest, but most of my pool took the Packers in Survivor. It’s always an odd feeling where you’re rooting for one side (Packers) all game, then you shift once you realize the cover is dead and root for the other team to win outright.
I have a bunch of teams, and the task is to make the waiver deadlines, set the lineups and repeat. It doesn’t matter if I win 107 to 105, or lose 158 to 156. Make the waiver deadlines, set the lineups, repeat. At the end of Week 16, we’ll see. Far more emotionally taxing is the Supercontest with the $1.5 million prize, where we still have a pulse, but it was teetering for a bit in the early games.
I should have taken the Eagles -3. I knew they were going to roll, but being the homer I am, I made up some justifications for why I should stick with the Giants. The gulf from Carson Wentz, a wizard in and out of the pocket and Eli Manning, an erratic crap-shooter with the pocket awareness of a zombie, is oceanic.
I had the Saints ATS and in Survivor, so I’m not complaining, but what a difference a couple ticky-tack penalties made, extending the Saints first two would-be failed drives and turning them into touchdowns. After that, the Saints were off to the races, looking sharp on both sides of the ball, but you have to wonder how the game flow changes had they gone three-and-out twice and fallen behind.
There was plenty of scoring in this one, but unlike last week’s Rams-Vikings matchup, it still had the feel of a Thursday night game. There were several drops, mostly by the Colts, but Julian Edelman had an egregious one on the second series, and Chris Hogan had one bounce of his hands for a pick. Tom Brady missed some open receivers too, throwing at their feet for no good reason.