NFL Week Six Round Up – The Fans Are Split

Posted on October 8, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Good news for fans of the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots – your teams are still undefeated! Bad news for fans of the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins – your teams are still winless. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you. The fans seemed to have a tough time making hard decisions on some of these match-ups. The votes were split on three separate games, so they ended up with 6-5-3 with their picks, bringing their season record to 52-33-7. Now for a breakdown of each pick – bold indicates the winner of the game, italics indicate who the fans selected.

  • New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
  • Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – fans were split on this match-up!
  • Washington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins – another tie for the fans
  • New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens
  • Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns
  • Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings
  • Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs
  • Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals – one more tie this week
  • San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
  • Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos
  • Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Chargers
  • Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Don’t forget, fans! NFL Week 7 picks open up TOMORROW on Twitter! And now, here are some of our favorite moments from Week 6:

  • Eli Manning might be benched, but that doesn’t mean he won’t continue to give the internet nothing but amazing opportunities to poke fun at him.

  • Move over, *NSYNC. The Seahawks not only defeated the Browns, but they proved they’re better dancers than all of you.
  • Russell Wilson led his team to a TD without the aid of his helmet communication system. It’s *almost* like he’s earning his paycheck out there!
  • The Detroit Lions showed up at Lambeau to remind you why their season isn’t dead with a perfectly executed Flea Flicker for their first play of the game!
  • There were a LOT of things going wrong in the Lions-Packers game last night, but the only thing worse than the officiating had to be Rodgers’ receiving core.

“Kawhi Is Better Than Kobe Was”

Posted on May 7, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Before you get all up in arms, we are NOT saying that Kawhi Leonard is better than Kobe Bryant! That’s why we threw those quotes in the title. But, Max Kellerman absolutely did. During an interview on ESPN’s First Take, while discussing Norman Powell’s comments on Kawhi being Kobe, Kellerman told Jay Williams and Stephen A. Smith very matter of factly that Kawhi is better than Kobe was. While watching, you can literally FEEL Stephen’s heavy eye-roll through your screens. He was left looking absolutely disgusted while Jay Williams stood up and walked off set. Shots have officially been fired. And Kobe fans are NOT happy about it.

We’re curious what kind of statement could get a similar reaction out of you, fans. We imagine if someone said Eli Manning was better than Tom Brady, you might throw a bit of a fit (even if you aren’t a Brady fan). Maybe you would have a visceral reaction if someone compared one of your favorite players of all time to someone… inferior. There’s one thing we are sure of – if our fans were up in arms over a comment like this, they would absolutely shred the person who said it on the internet. We can’t say we’d blame them. Do what you gotta do, fans!


When the Time is Right for Contract History

By Cole Hammes

News has been flying around the NFL about a contract extension for the great Odell Beckham Jr. Many sources are saying he could be the highest paid receiver and some say the Giants are looking for a little less. Point is, the Giants are looking to keep their fan favorite hanging around and they’re willing to pay close to top dollar for him.

Odell couldn’t be happier for his future as NFL insider Herbie Teope released that “Beckham’s agent, Zeke Sandhu, and the Giants over the past several days were engaged in ‘good-faith negotiations’ on a deal that would make Beckham the highest-paid wide receiver in the league”. The Giants are looking to run a solid offense for the next years with new RB Saquon Barkley. However, with an aging Manning and one of the worst defenses in the league, how can we be sure they’ll have the money in the coming years to upgrade? According to ESPN, the Giants want to hold back a little more dough and value him “below WR Sammy Watkins, who has an average annual value of $16 million in his current deal”. Whatever extension goes down, its going to make Odell Beckham Jr. one of the highest paid receivers, but is the time right?

The Giants executives know what they’re doing, but this could potentially be something to take a step back from. They need to think about what this man can really do for this team in the long run, especially playing with this kind of money and his history of injuries.

Of course with the fans in charge here at FCFL we ask this question, should the Giants make history with the largest contract for a wide receiver even after an injury-riddled season?

We think fans would be willing to sign Odell to the biggest contract for a wide receiver in the NFL. In the years Odell has been in New York, he’s become attached to that organization and the fans are going to miss him if he leaves. Not to forget, the fans realize with Saquon Barkley and Odell, they could have one of the most powerful offenses in the NFL for the future. An extreme double threat would be hard to stop and hard to come by. Not to mention with Eli Manning’s contract expiring in two years, the Giants will have plenty of money to upgrade again at quarterback and continue improving their defense. The fans know that by then, Barkley should be developed enough to make the run they need to win with Odell.

If you were part of that Giants’ front office, what would you do?