Well, this is my last one on this site.
If you hadn't heard, this is my last week on The Armstrong and Getty Show. I'm moving onto a different platform to chase my passions further, and will miss my time on this program dearly. Jack, Joe, Michelangelo, and everyone on the staff have been fantastic to me. HOWEVER, I will continue to make my NFL Picks for the foreseeable future. Im creating a substack for you to continue to follow along, completely free. I hope you'll consider following me there.
Thursday Night Football: Falcons at Panthers
Ignore the two teams records. They played 2 weeks ago, and it was a surprisingly fun game, with many lead changes at the end, and some fantastic plays. Could be a total stinker this week, but I'm optimistic this game will be as close. Falcons are fighting for their number 1 spot in the NFC South. Dirty Birds continue to fly. WINNER: Falcons
Seahawks at Bucs (IN GERMANY!!!)
Another 6:30 AM game? Jawohl! (Yessir in German). This time, the NFL makes their German debut at the home of Bayern Munich, the German Soccer Juggernaut. Brady looked like vintage Brady in a last second win versus the Rams last week. He wasn't throwing the deep ball, as the Rams defense was doing their best impression of a pasta strainer. Yet, a win is a win. Seattle is red hot, coming in looking like a team that's, dare I say it, competing for the NFC West crown. Geno Smith has the Hawks playing with swagger, and the rookies from this latest draft have been an immediate success. WINNER: Seahawks
Lions at Bears
Im tempted to just write as few words as possible about this game, but there is some nuance. Justin Fields has looked fantastic the last few weeks, including a shootout with Miami last week. Hopefully, he can keep up the performances against a bad defense. Although, perhaps I am a bit too hard on Detroit. They did hold the defending MVP Aaron Rodgers to a pitiful performance last week. I'm actually kind of excited for this one. WINNER: Bears
Browns at Dolphins
Cleveland was off last week, and Tua continues to play well when his brain isn't turned into grey matter on the field. The preseason rhetoric about him was always going to be wrong. Many said he couldn't throw the deep ball, and he has arguably thrown the best deep ball all year. Certainly better than other gunslingers in the league that have had success with it. I think this will show the duality of NFL offense. Miami will air it out, and Cleveland will run the ball. Which defense plays better? WINNER: Dolphins
Broncos at Titans
Broncos had a bye week after playing in London. Titans lost to Kansas City in OT last week, as their rookie QB Malik Willis couldn't connect with any recievers in the 2nd half of the game. Have the Broncos figured out how to win despite the receding play from Russell Wilson? I'm not sold. If Ryan Tannehill plays for Tennessee, I have them winning hand over fist. If not, Broncos Country, let's ride. WINNER: Titans
Vikings at Bills
A big measuring stick game for the Vikings. Buffalo comes in reeling from a loss to the New York Jets, and now the favorite for MVP Josh Allen is nursing an elbow injury. The vibes are immaculate in the Minnesota locker room lately. I'm taking this game as my upset of the week. WINNER: Vikings
Texans at Giants
Texans suck. WINNER: Giants
Jaguars at Chiefs
Jaguars stink. Yet somehow beat the lame Raiders. WINNER: Chiefs
Saints at Steelers
The Steelers come off the bye with a good chance to start the 2nd half with a win. The Saints look like a withering version of teams past. Kamara is still the running back he is, powerful as advertised. The rest of the squad? Looks like the morning after Mardi Gras. Remember a few weeks back, when I mentioned an old classmate who didn't like that I picked against the Steelers? Well, Brittany, It's your week. Im taking the Steel Brigade. WINNER: Steelers
Colts at Raiders
Boy, this is a rough year for Indy. They have now fired their head coach, and replaced them with a former center and ESPN Analyst. Normally, that means take the other team in a matchup. Yet, it's the Raiders... I won't expand. IF the Raiders lose, they have to blow it up. Start tanking. Get ready for the draft. The calls for coach Josh McDaniel's head have grown in previous weeks. Could a new HC get fired just after the halfway point? WINNER: Raiders
Cardinals at Rams
Two reeling NFC West teams meetup in a rematch of last year's Wild Card Round. The Rams could be without their QB Matt Stafford as he was on concussion protocol this week. Im still riding with the Rams, as the new Call of Duty curse continues to follow Kyler Murray on the Cardinals. Both teams in need of a win to keep up with the Seahawks and 49ers. WINNER: Rams
Cowboys at Packers
How the mighty have fallen, Aaron. You threw 3 Red-Zone interceptions last week to the worst defense in the NFL. Woof. The team is hurt, the offense is stalling, and now you face one of the best defenses in the NFL. Good luck! The Pack have lost 5 games in a row, and have their worst record since 2008. Maybe the fact Aaron Rodgers shows up on Pat McAfee's show every Tuesday and trashes his teammates has some affect. Maybe he's just breaking down in front of our eyes. WINNER: Cowboys
Sunday Night Football: Chargers at 49ers
The Chargers come in off a win against Atlanta, where they got bailed out by a late fumble on a wacky defensive error. Justin Herbert has a chance to go above a .500 win percentage for the first time in his career. He will be going against a juggernaut in the Niners defense, who get some key members back on both sides of the ball. The 49ers are getting healthy at the right time, for the stretch run to the playoffs. Many pundits feel like the Niners could make a deep run with the current roster when healthy, and I happen to agree. WINNER: Niners
Monday Night Football: Commanders at Eagles
Eagles keep up their perfect form. No worth wasting breath.
Thank you so much for reading these for the last 10 weeks. I hope you'll continue to keep up with me throughout the year and going forward. To steal a line from The Armstrong and Getty "One More Thing" Podcast,
Well, I guess that's it.