The calendar page has turned to November, and we’re in the second half on the 2016 NFL season,
I closed out the first half of it the way I started by winning Week 8 and padding my lead in this year’s NFL prognostication contest to five games.
Just have to keep grinding our weekly wins for another seven weeks..
We’ve surprisingly had in this 2016 NFL season our second tie game in the Washington- Cincinnati contest that was played at Wembley Stadium in London. This is the first time since the 1997 season that the NFL has had in the overtime era two tie games, and this was first overtime regular season tie game played outside the United States.
It was also only the second time since the NFL regular season overtime era started in 1974 that we have had tie games in consecutive weeks.
There is one more international game left this season, and it will involve the Texans playing the Oakland Raiders on November 21 at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
That’s a few weeks from now. This week my undefeated at home and first place in the AFC South Texans get to chill on the bye week with their 5-3 record. Hopefully as they do so, they get Deandre Hopkins and Brock Osweiler on the same page as QNB and number one wide receiver. Both London game participants along with the Cardinals, Bears and Patriots also join them in watching the rest of the NFL play.
It’s now Week 9, and time to keep the momentum going in my bid to be a repeat TransGriot prognostication champion. Only 13 games to pick this week, and y’all know the drill.
The teams I’m picking to win will be in bold print, and the home team will be in CAPS. Mike’s picks can be viewed here.
2016 NFL Week 8 Results 2016 NFL Season Record
TransGriot 8-4-1 TransGriot 77-43-2
Mike 7-5-1 Mike 72-48-2
Eli — Eli —
Thursday Night Game
Falcons over BUCCANEERS
Sunday Early Games
Lions over VIKINGS
GIANTS over Eagles
DOLPHINS over Jets
CHIEFS over Jaguars
Cowboys over BROWNS
Steelers over RAVENS
Sunday Afternoon Games
Saints over 49ERS
Panthers over RAMS
PACKERS over Colts
CHARGERS over Titans
Sunday Night Game
Broncos over RAIDERS
Monday Night Game
SEAHAWKS over Bills