My 2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 17) Regular Season Finale

My 2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 17) Regular Season Finale

Well football fans, it all come down to this. The final week of regular season  play in the NFL. There will be playoff spots on the line, and head coaches fighting for there jobs. There will be no sunday night game to end the regular season. So lets get on with the picks, last week i went 11-5 in week 16. For the month of December i’m 42-22, and for the 2017 season i’m 151-89. So i have a shot at 160 wins to end the season. Now for the week 17 picks:

Early Sunday:

Packers over Lions

Patriots over Jets

Steelers over Browns

Texans over Colts

Eagles over Cowboys

Vikings over Bears

Giants over Redskins

Late Sunday:

Falcons over Panthers

Saints over Buccaneers

Seahawks over Cardinals

Chargers over Raiders

Bills over Dolphins

Jaguars over Titans

Rams over 49ers

Chiefs over Broncos

Ravens over Bengals

 

There is the picks so bring on the playoffs!! Happy New Year!!

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2017 Weekly NFL Picks (week 16)

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (week 16)

Only 2 weeks left of regular season in the NFL. There are still some playoff spots left to be clinched, but only 12 can go to the playoff tournament. The Green Bay Packers has decided to shut down Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season, in spite of coming back last week in a losing effort to the Carolina Panthers. Then the ultimate dagger (used by Wayne Larrivee)  was getting eliminated from playoff contention the next day after an Falcons victory vs. Tampa Bay. The New England Patriots have got to be the luckiest team in Pro sports. When it look like they were on the verge of losing to the Steelers in Pittsburgh. What do you know, controversy enter into the stadium. My goodness, i feel bad for the Steelers, however the receiver (Jesse James) did not control that ball on the way down the end zone. The Steelers are going to look back and say what if the call was reverse? Jerry Richardson is selling the Carolina Panthers, okay somebody explain to me why is this even a story? Really, this is just full of malarkey on the pending investigation. I mean this story came out of nowhere, and just landed in our sports lap. Let P. Diddy buy the Panthers, besides he has a slim chance of getting the team (just being realistic, not a hater). Marvin Lewis tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals will come to an end after 15 seasons. What a run for Lewis who will be the Jim Mora of his era. Mora like Lewis did not win a playoff game.  Finally, late word broke out of one of the best NFL play by play men of all time. Dick Enberg passed away at the age of 82, don’t know what the cause is at this time. We wish his family a lot of support in this difficult time. As for the picks, last week i went 13-3 in week 15. In the month of December i’m 31-17, and for the 2017 season so far: 140-84. Still trying to get to at least 150 wins on the season. Now for the week 16 picks:

Saturday’s action:

Ravens over Colts

Vikings over Packers

Early Sunday:

Bears over Browns

Lions over Bengals

Rams over Titans

Chiefs over Dolphins

Patriots over Bills

Saints over Falcons

Panthers over Buccaneers

Broncos over Redskins

Chargers over Jets

Late Sunday:

Jaguars over 49ers

Cowboys over Seahawks

Giants over Cardinals

Monday’s Games (Christmas Day)

Steelers over Texans

Eagles over Raiders

 

There you have it my week 16 picks is up, and don’t forget sometime next week my top 25 of 2017 will be up. Happy holidays and be safe!!

 

 

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 15)

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 15)

This 2017 season will definitely be one to remember like a good Clint Eastwood movie. The good, the bad, and the ugly is what the NFL can be described these days. Well the Roger Goodell extension is now official and it’s till 2023, it will be his last run as NFL Commissioner. Jerry Jones is not a happy camper to say the least. The Seahawks-Jaguars game ended ugly with fights to the end of the game. Then a player goes into the stands, and nearly causes a riot. Hope that fan will be prosecuted by the local law enforcement? Josh McCown broke his hand and his season is over. However, is his career over? McCown has played a long time without playing in a playoff game. Let’s hope this is not the end for him. His Jets however have very little playoff hopes. I feel bad for the eagles who lost MVP contender Carson Wentz for the rest of this season. His 2018 season could be delayed pending on recovery time. All the best goes out to Wentz and the Eagles. Well in week 14 I went 7-9 as I had a bad week on my picks. A lot of hit and misses, some games ended very badly for me. In the month of December so far, I’m 18-14 and this season I’m 127-81. Still in line to hit my annual target of 150 wins. Now for the week 15 picks as playoff hopes are on the line for plenty of teams.

Thursday Night

Broncos over Colts

Saturday Action

Lions over Bears

Chiefs over Chargers

Early Sunday

Panthers over Packers

Vikings over Bengals

Cardinals over Redskins

Bills over Dolphins

Saints over Jets

Jaguars over Texans

Ravens over Browns

Giants over Eagles

Late Sunday

Rams over Seahawks

Patriots over Steelers

Titans over 49ers

Sunday night

Cowboys over Raiders

Monday Night

Falcons over Buccaneers

 

There you have it my weekly picks are up, and don’t forget the college bowl season starts this Saturday and my college bowl picks are already up. We got more coming soon and my Top 25 of 2017 will be up soon.

Pro Elite Flyers Update

Pro Elite Flyers Update

On Saturday December 2, the Southeast pro elite flyers were set to take on the Georgia Gwizzlies. The game itself was strange and unusual, nevertheless the game went on. The Flyers for the most part could not contain one of the Gwizzlies best player Greg Norman (who went on to score 46 points). I mean he was putting up points left and right, however his teammates did seem lost on the defensive end at times committing costly turnovers. The Flyers would get there shots, and they would prevail eventually into the win column.  They however need to clean up there mistakes as well. If i was a coach, i would not be happy some of the plays that could have been disastrous. Heck, it could have been worse on the scoreboard. The ridiculous fouls that were being called kept going back and forth from both teams. Even Eddie Ishman, had 4 fouls in the 2nd quarter alone. Coach Piazza could not believe it, and he thought Ishman should have only had 2 in the 2nd quarter. The rest of the team was not in foul trouble, except for Mike McCree. Who could have easily been ejected for 2 heinous fouls on the defensive end. The Flyers did get great contributions from DP Demarcus Palmer, Steve Willis, Leventrice Grey, DeAnthony Hereford, and Jeremy Bogus (hitting the 3 point shots when needed). The Gwizzlies have a tough team to contain, if they develop another scorer (like a secondary scorer) they would ruled the gulf coast division in the ABA. Now the Flyers move on to more action coming soon.

My 2017-2018 College Bowl Picks

My 2017-2018 College Bowl Picks

Well another college football season has reached its end. So its now time for some meaningless bowl games that don’t matter. If your team did not make the postseason, then what is the point. Unless you are a fan of those teams, then its okay. However this is the 2nd annual feature of Chris Wood Sports and i plan to make this a tradition to all sports fans. So here is my college bowl picks:

December 16

Air Force Reserve Celebration

Grambling State over North Carolina A&T

 

R+L Carriers New Orleans

Troy over North Texas

 

AutoNation Cure

Georgia State over Western Kentucky

 

Las Vegas Bowl

Oregon over Boise State

 

Gildan New Mexico

Colorado State over Marshall

 

Raycom Media Camellia

Middle Tennessee State over Arkansas State

 

December 19

 

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton

Florida Atlantic over Akron

 

December 20

 

DXL Frisco

Louisiana Tech over Southern Methodist

 

December 21

 

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla

Temple over Florida International

 

December 22

 

Bahamas

UAB over Ohio

 

Famous Idaho Potato

Central Michigan over Wyoming

 

December 23

 

Birmingham Bowl

South Florida over Texas Tech

 

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Army over San Diego State

 

Dollar General Mobile

Toledo over Appalachian State

 

December 24

 

Hawaii Bowl

Fresno State over Houston

 

December 26

 

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas

Utah over West Virginia

 

Quick Lane Detroit

Duke over Northern Illinois

 

Cactus Bowl

Kansas State over UCLA

 

December 27

 

Walk On’s Independence

Florida State over Southern Mississippi

 

New Era Pinstripe

Iowa over Boston College

 

Foster Farms

Arizona over Purdue

 

Academy Sports & Outdoors Texas Bowl

Texas over Missouri

 

December 28

 

Military

Virginia over Navy

 

Camping World Orlando

Oklahoma State over Virginia Tech

 

SDCCU Holiday

Michigan State over Washington State

 

Valero Alamo

TCU over Stanford

 

December 29

 

Belk Bowl Charlotte

Texas A&M over Wake Forest

 

Hyundai Sun Bowl El Paso

Arizona State over North Carolina State

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Kentucky over Northwestern

 

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

New Mexico State over Utah State

 

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Ohio State over Southern California (USC)

 

December 30

 

TaxSlayer Bowl Jacksonville, Florida

Louisville over Mississippi State

 

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Memphis

Memphis over Iowa State

 

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Penn State over Washington

 

Capital One Bowl Miami, Florida

Miami, FL over Wisconsin

 

January 1, 2018 (Happy New Year)

 

Outback Bowl Tampa, FL

Michigan over South Carolina

 

Chick Fil-A Bowl Atlanta, GA

Auburn over Central Florida (UCF)

 

Citrus Bowl Orlando, FL

LSU over Notre Dame

 

*The National Semifinal Playoff Games will be picked at a later date

 

There is your college bowl picks, and the games start next week. So enjoy your selves in this holiday season.

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 14)

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 14)

This 2017 NFL season has been a strange one to say the least. I cannot remember this many twists and turns in a season in a long time. The New York Giants clean house, literally with both the GM Jerry Reese and HC Ben McAdoo fired this past Monday. Now Eli Manning has been reinstated as the starting quarterback for now. Geno Smith did not get it done, not a surprise at all. What happens to Davis Webb, who knows at this point. I hope he gets a chance at some point later this season. Roger Goodell finally gets his extension to remain Commissioner of the NFL for another 5 years worth almost 200 millIon dollars. There are plenty of head coaches on the hot seat for sure, and we will be hearing about it for the next several weeks. One more thing, the AFC North division is in fact the most physical among all the teams. No easy games what so ever, all 4 teams play smash mouth football. Last week in week 13, I went 11-5 to start off the month of December. In this 2017 season I’m 120-72. Still have a ways to go to hit my annual goal of 150 wins. Now for the week 14 picks:

Thursday Night:

Saints over Falcons

Early Sunday:

Giants over Cowboys

Bills over Colts

Vikings over Panthers

Bengals over Bears

Texans over 49ers

Lions over Buccaneers

Raiders over Chiefs

Packers over Browns

Late Sunday:

Titans over Cardinals

Jets over Broncos

Chargers over Redskins

Jaguars over Seahawks

Eagles over Rams

Sunday Night:

Steelers over Ravens

Monday Night:

Patriots over Dolphins

 

There you have it another edition of my weekly NFL picks, and there is more to come later this season. Don’t forget there will be a lot of posting between now and the end of the year. We have my college bowl picks coming soon as the games kick off next week. My college football playoff preview and my top 25 sports headlines of 2017 are also on the way. Keep it lock to Chris Wood Sports as we venture to 2018.

 

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 13)

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 13)

What a week in the NFL, there has been a lot of stories that made headlines. I had a tough time figuring out my 3 main ones. The Benching of Eli Manning has played out so poorly, i may not cover the Giants this week at all. Why the benching all of a sudden, the Giants want to move on from Manning once the season ends. The Giants is a mess and that is about as nice as i am going to put it. Other news, the suspensions of Micheal Crabtree and Aqib Talib are a joke. First it was a 2 game suspension, but then they appealed and its only 1 game as of now. I wish i was the commissioner, i would have given them the rest of the season off. They fought before and got nothing. Then the Raiders coach Jack Del Rio try the AJ Green example, because he got nothing. It did not work at all, Jack! Just try to save your season. Last week i went 12-4 in week 12, and for the month of November im 39-18. In the 2017 season im 109-67 and now my week 13 picks as the home stretch is coming soon:

Thursday Night

Redskins over Cowboys

Early sunday

Vikings over Falcons

Lions over Ravens

Patriots over Bills

49ers over Bears

Packers over Buccaneers

Jaguars over Colts

Dolphins over Broncos

Chiefs over Jets

Titans over Texans

Late Sunday

Chargers over Browns

Saints over Panthers

Rams over Cardinals

Giants over Raiders

Sunday night

Eagles over Seahawks

Monday night

Steelers over Bengals

 

There you have it, my weekly picks are up and ya’ll have a good one.

 

 

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 12)

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (Week 12)

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you following my sports blog, greatly appreciated as always. My Week 12 picks are coming, but first plenty of notes from around the league. Josh Gordon is finally back with the Cleveland Browns after almost 3 years out of the league. Let’s see how it goes this time around for him. The Buffalo Bills are turning back to Tyrod Taylor to be the starting quarterback, after that miserable performance by Nathan Peterman (5 interceptions in one half) who was benched at halftime verses the LA Chargers. The Denver Broncos are a head skratcher when it comes to there quarterbacks. They are going to start Paxton Lynch and see if he can win some games for them. Both Trevor Simien and Brock Osweiler had they chance and it is not working out for the Broncos. The Broncos will be looking for a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft.  Jerry Jones says he will not sue the other owners, but wants some accountability from now on. Last week in week 11, I went 8-6 with some strange endings to games. For the 2017 season I am 97-63, yes I am almost at the 100 win mark. In the month of November I’m 27-14 so far with 1 more week to go. Now for the week 12 picks:

Thanksgiving Thursday

Vikings over Lions

Chargers over Cowboys

Giants over Redskins

Early Sunday

Falcons over Buccaneers

Chiefs over Bills

Eagles over Bears

Bengals over Browns

Patriots over Dolphins

Titans over Colts

Panthers over Jets

Late Sunday

Seahawks over 49ers

Saints over Rams

Jaguars over Cardinals

Raiders over Broncos

Sunday Night

Steelers over Packers

Monday Night

Ravens over Texans

There you have it my picks are up and I am going to enjoy my thanksgiving holiday. Look for my Grey Cup Special pick soon, as the CFL wraps up its season with there league championship game.

Weekly CFL Picks (Grey Cup Semi-Finals)

Weekly CFL Picks (Grey Cup Semi-Finals)

Only 1 week to go before the annual Grey Cup. I will have picks on a regular basis starting with the 2018 season. I am just doing the last 2 weeks of playoff action. It is a unique game, if you ever watch it on TV. Its a different game than the American game. Here is my picks for this Sunday’s playoff action:

Eastern Final

Toronto over Saskatchewan

Western Final

Calgary over Edmonton

 

Remember the Grey Cup is next Sunday at the end of a long Thanksgiving weekend.

 

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (week 11)

2017 Weekly NFL Picks (week 11)

What an NFL season so far, it has been getting better as we hit the home stretch with 6 weeks to go. So it is time to separate the contenders from the pretenders.  Before the picks, got to get to our notes from around the league. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is at it again, this time his battle with Commissioner Roger Goodell has gone too far. It is already bad enough that you lost your Running Back Ezekiel Elliot, due to ridiculous league rules. Elliot has dropped his appeal, and will return by Christmas. Whether he did it or not is going to be debatable for a long time. I feel sorry for Dallas Cowboys fans, who have to endure this problem. I think Jerry Jones is like the Al Davis of today’s NFL owners (making unnecessary headlines for whatever reasons beyond insanity). The Buffalo Bills have made a change at quarterback going from Tyrod Taylor to Nathan Peterman. I have no clue who Peterman is, but the playoff drought for the Bills will continue (17 years and counting). The 49ers finally won, and now there is the Browns are left winless, and possibly getting the number 1 draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Now for the picks, and it was a great week, for only the 3rd time this season. I went 12-2 in week 10, and for the season i am 89-57. For the month of November im 19-8, so its off to a good start. Now for the week 11 picks:

Thursday Night

Titans over Steelers

Early Sunday

Lions over Bears

Texans over Cardinals

Giants over Chiefs

Packers over Ravens

Rams over Vikings

Dolphins over Buccaneers

Jaguars over Browns

Saints over Redskins

Late Sunday

Bills over Chargers

Bengals over Broncos

Patriots over Raiders

Sunday Night

Eagles over Cowboys

Monday Night

Seahawks over Falcons

 

There you have it, my picks are up and due to the Thanksgiving holiday i will be doing picks a little early next week. Now the CFL football picks will start soon.