Undefeated no more

Oct. 15, 2018Posted by NawFuL

Week 6 results


Thursday, October 11, 2018
Philadelphia @ N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Philadelphia New York Giants
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Tampa Bay @ Atlanta Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Atlanta
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati Pittsburgh Cincinnati Pittsburgh
L.A. Chargers @ Cleveland L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers Cleveland
Buffalo @ Houston Houston Houston Houston
Chicago @ Miami Miami Miami Miami
Arizona @ Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Arizona
Indianapolis @ N.Y. Jets New York Jets New York Jets Indianapolis
Seattle @ Oakland (London) Seattle Seattle Seattle
Carolina @ Washington Carolina Washington Washington
L.A. Rams @ Denver L.A. Rams L.A. Rams Denver
Jacksonville @ Dallas Jacksonville Jacksonville Jacksonville
Baltimore @ Tennessee Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore
Kansas City @ New England New England Kansas City New England
Monday, October 15, 2018
San Francisco @ Green Bay Green Bay Green Bay Green Bay
Byes: Detroit, New Orleans
© 2018 Gehlke Bros. Football

For the third time this season, the Gehlke Bros. are tied in their battle for the Surfy Trophy. And for the first time, they both managed to hit double figures in the win column in the same week — an elusive feat in a year that so far has been filled with upsets and nail-biter finishes. Week 6 was no exception.

The Bros notched three more splits, starting with a pair of games on Sunday morning. The Redskins played like a different team than the one that got slaughtered in New Orleans a week ago, and they dominated Carolina until late in the game when the visiting Panthers tried to mount a comeback. But Cam Newton couldn’t connect for a game-winning touchdown, and Sean picked up the first split by a final of 23-17.

It looked as if the Junior Bro might go 2-for-2 when the Bengals took the lead late in a seesaw contest with division rival Pittsburgh. But the Steelers found some late magic when Ben Roethlisberger hooked up with Antonio Brown for a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds remaining, and boosted the visitors’ Paul Brown Stadium record to 18-3. The 28-21 win also boosted the Senior Bro back into contention for a winning week, but it would have to wait until the Sunday nighter to see if it was meant to be.

The Game of the Week was a marquee matchup between the undefeated Chiefs and the Patriots, who had been shocked at home in their previous meeting with Kansas City on opening night last season. The Pats played an up-tempo game in the first half and led by 15 points when they headed to the locker room at intermission. But the Chiefs got things together in the second half behind Patrick Mahomes’ four touchdowns that tied it at 40-all with three minutes to play. That was enough time for Tom Brady to drive the Pats into field goal range, where Steve Gostkowski hit the game-winner and gave Glenn the rubber game for the weekend, 43-40.

The Senior Bro’s 12-3 mark was his best so far this season. Sean took second at 11-4. Only Ben failed to reach double figures, ending at 9-6 for third place. Mutually correct predictions included Houston, Miami, Seattle, Baltimore and Green Bay. We all missed the win by Dallas. With Kansas City’s defeat, only the Rams remain unbeaten as the 2018 NawFuL season passes the one-third mark.

The Battle for Texas

Oct. 8, 2018Posted by NawFuL

Week 5 results


Leads By


Thursday, October 4, 2018
Indianapolis @ New England New England New England Indianapolis
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Tennessee @ Buffalo Tennessee Tennessee Buffalo
N.Y. Giants @ Carolina Carolina Carolina New York Giants
Miami @ Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati Miami
Baltimore @ Cleveland Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore
Green Bay @ Detroit Green Bay Green Bay Detroit
Jacksonville @ Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Jacksonville
Denver @ N.Y. Jets Denver Denver Denver
Atlanta @ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
Oakland @ L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers
Minnesota @ Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Minnesota
Arizona @ San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco
L.A. Rams @ Seattle L.A. Rams L.A. Rams Seattle
Dallas @ Houston Dallas Houston Dallas
Monday, October 8, 2018
Washington @ New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans Washington
Byes: Chicago, Tampa Bay
© 2018 Gehlke Bros. Football

While Drew Brees was busy passing himself into the NawFuL record books in Week 5, the Junior Bro was busy passing the competition in his bid to repeat as GBF champion. Splits have been difficult to find in recent weeks, and with just one on the line Sunday night it was a guarantee that the Bros would not remain all tied up for a third straight week.

NBC’s game of the week was worthy of the spotlight, as the Cowboys and Texans slugged it out for bragging rights in the so-called “Battle for Texas.” Sean took the home team, which definitely looked like the smart move considering that road teams succumbed in 10 of the 13 earlier games. The game was knotted at 16 late in the fourth quarter when the Cowboys picked off a pass and thwarted the potential game-winning drive. But it was a short-lived accomplishment, as the two teams went to overtime and Dallas failed to score on the first possession, punting away the ball instead of going for it mid-field on a 4th-and-1. Houston quickly took advantage and drove down the field for the game-winning boot from Ka’imi Fairbairn, who had missed a field goal attempt early in the game.

Sean won the only game that mattered in a bye-shortened week that saw home teams dominate, 12-3. That included the New Orleans Saints, whose star quarterback Drew Brees set a record for the most passing yards of all time. It also included New England, where Tom Brady notched his 500th career touchdown.

Sean went 9-6 to pace the field, while Glenn ended second at 8-7. There were plenty of upsets that accounted for those mediocre records, and while Ben’s contrarian approach to picks meant he was the only one to win with Buffalo, Minnesota and Detroit, it also cost him in enough games that he finished third at 5-10. Our mutual correct picks included Pittsburgh and the L.A. Chargers. No one correctly predicted the N.Y. Jets, Cleveland or Arizona.