Weekly Picks: Upset Special in Oakland?


I used to put my weekly picks up on here, but as Bolts fans we don’t care about all those games (I started sucking with my picks too)! We usually have a game or two that we keep our eyes on and in the other games we are checking in on Megatron or other fantasy players to see if they are putting up stats.

This week, eyes are on our AFC West friends battling it out in Oakland. We are interested in how the Carson Palmer situation plays out and we all will be rooting for the Chiefs to beat down Oakland. The Raiders are a legit threat this year!

Carson is hopping off of his couch and the Raiders are expecting him to be game ready. He hasn’t built any chemistry with his receivers and his playbook will be limited. He basically is playing a pickup football game with a bunch of guys he just met. He will mostly be turning around and handing off the ball to Darren McFadden, but that can’t work all day long. OR maybe it can?!?

The Chiefs are coming off their BYE week and they are rested for the battle. Matt Cassel recently remembered that he has a great receiver in Dwayne Bowe too. They should be amped and ready to try and get back into the division race.

This game will probably be UGLY, full of penalties and a couple of fights are bound to bust loose. I am going to pick the upset special in this game! KC over dem Raiders by a field goal!


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  • CindiSpears

    First time this season I’m rooting for the Chiefs.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @CindiSpears cant believe i will be rooting for them too!!! i really believe they can pull this one off too!

  • MikeTuck

    The Chargers best keep winning and don’t look back. When it comes to the Raiders games those are going to determine the AFC West Champ. I told a few of my Raider fan friends that the Raiders wouldn’t be any good until Davis wasn’t in the picture. Well now is a turning point in Raider nation. The Raiders have built a team of old and I personnally don’t want to go through the holly roller days again. I’ve respected and despised with a passion this team. This is one reason I want Gates healthy and Mathews to be healthy is to give a big-big-BIG dose of whoopass to these guys. And not once but twice this year. There was absolutely no excuse last year. But KC is in a hurt like Denver. The days of upsets with the Raiders for those 2 are in the future. I wish they’d beat Oakland, but I wouldn’t bet one of my kids on it.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @MikeTuck OK, i wouldnt bet my kid on it either…. but i do feel like the Raiders are a little vulnerable right now by throwing Carson right into the fire. I also hear that Sebastian Janikowski might miss the game. That is one of their best weapons on that team

  • MikeTuck

    Yes, but I doubt if Palmer plays and KC won’t stop their running game which will allow just enough good throws to where the Chiefs won’t be on the field much.