Before we go any further here, let’s be clear. It’s the Patriots. We are taking the Patriots to win this game. There will be no hot takes this evening. If you’re here for the pick, thank you for coming. If you’re here for our personalities, well thanks for reading mom, and WELCOME TO the world’s premier poorly-named Canadian NFL picks series, The Fleetwood/Matt NFL picks.
My name is Matthew Ederer. I will be joined by my friend Fleetwood Brown. We are two male, straight, white comedians/writers who have not yet achieved any monetary success in comedy, and thus are plotting revenge on the city of Gotham. As the huskier of the two, I believe I am the Penguin in this scenario 🙁 Fleetwood is a cat-man of sorts.
Thankfully we’ve been doing pretty well on the football gambling this season, even with Fleet taking a little dip in the cold waters last week. We’re both above .500 and within 5 games of each other.
Matt – 8-7 last week, 47-31-1 overall, making that sweet sweet legal OLG pro-line money! Thanks, province of Ontario!
Fleet – 5-10 last week, 42-36-1 overall, Go Browns, FOH 49ers, FOH entire state of California
Let’s get to the pick, brought to you by absolutely nothing. Again, we are nobodies at the moment. UNTIL WE BRING DOWN THE BATMAN
New York Giants (2-3, 8th in NFC) @ New England Patriots (5-0, 1st in AFC)
Matt – Y’know, I’d love to see this game with two healthy teams. I mean, I’m sure it would be an absolute bloodletting under any circumstance, but it would at least be *interesting* to see what Daniel Jones could do vs the Pats with Saquon Barkley and his full compliment of WRs available. To help illustrate this point, here is a short film about Daniel Jones, Eli Manning, and the tragic passing of time.
Totally made that myself. The bowling pin symbolizes plagiarism.
Unfortunately, RB Saquon Barkley (arguably the single most talented player in the NFL) along with his backup Wayne Gallman, starting WR Sterling Shepard and starting TE Evan Engram are all out for the Giants. If those players were in for the Giants, they would still probably lose by double digits.
Without exaggeration, if these depleted Giants beat Bill Belichick and Tom Brady at home, it would be one of the biggest upsets in the history of the NFL…’s regular season. If you see what I did there.
(The Giants once defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl, you see)
(Matter of fact, the Patriots were 18-0, at the time)
(Not sure if you remember)
Matt’s Pick – New England Patriots
Fleet – Bill Belichick hasn’t forgotten. Nor has he forgotten his greatest nemesis of all: Justin Timberlake.
Fleet’s Pick – New England Patriots