Melvin Gordon Knighted in London and More Week 7 Bold Predictions
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It’s time for another season of bad bets based in good process, better known as Bold Predictions. In this series, we’ll look at weekly match ups, using history as a contextual backdrop – as well as in-season trends – in order to unearth unexpected events that have a chance at coming true. Now we’re rolling. After a fruitless first four weeks, we’ve hit three predictions in the last two weeks. A recap:
- Frankly, I never expected to hit the “Saquon Barkley scores 26.4 points and passes Kareem Hunt for the best six-game rookie RB start ever” pick. It was just another a sacrifice at the alter of interesting factoids, but wow. Barkley made an elite NFL run defense look like the Saskatchewan Roughriders practice squad.
- I really thought I had a chance at John Brown outscoring Antonio Brown, but it is now confirmed that the latter is indeed the NFL’s best WR named Brown.
- The Chiefs and Patriots came through on the promise of a big game, producing six top-12 positional finishes, as promised.