FBF LOCKS presents a weekly segment featuring our seasoned player-writers who carefully curate the NFL games that are surefire winners. Our remarkable 23-9 record in 2014, boasting a 72% winning percentage, is a testament to our expertise.
SEATTLE over St. Louis
Keep it straightforward: Feed the BEAST!
In Seattle’s two defeats this season, Marshawn Lynch only carried the ball 16 times in total.
In contrast, he’s averaging over 20 carries per game in their three victories.
Lynch epitomizes Seattle’s winning style of football like no other player.
Pete Carroll has clarified that Lynch will be a crucial player this weekend. Watch out!
After a disappointing performance last week, Seattle’s defense is hungry for redemption and will likely unleash their frustration on the young Rams QB, Austin Davis.
Expect a significant rebound from the defending champions this weekend.
Seattle is the indisputable LOCK.
SEATTLE over St. Louis
The Seahawks are irked following the Cowboys’ visit to CenturyLink Field, where they were outplayed in the physical football department, typically their forte.
With Percy Harvin out of the equation, the Seattle offense can focus without integrating him into the game plan, leading to an increased reliance on Marshawn Lynch.
The Rams haven’t been particularly effective at halting the run, a vulnerability that doesn’t align well with a team determined to establish dominance in that aspect of the game.
Given Austin Davis’s status as a young quarterback, facing a motivated Legion of Boom could result in confusion and a physical onslaught.
The Seahawks are poised to regain their momentum.
Seattle is not just a LOCK; it’s an FBF DOUBLE LOCK.
PITTSBURGH over Houston
The Steelers boast an impressive 7-0 record at Heinz Field on Monday nights.
The Texans are set to encounter an enthusiastic Pittsburgh crowd waving Terrible Towels and a defensive unit eager to redeem itself after a humiliating performance on the road against the Browns.
Big Ben and his team can exploit the Texans’ defensive vulnerabilities this season—both in running the ball and executing deep throws.
I anticipate a decisive victory for Pittsburgh as they regain their footing on home turf.
The Steelers are the undeniable LOCK.
INDIANAPOLIS over Cincinnati
Cincinnati has faced a challenging couple of weeks, absorbing a tough defeat from the Patriots before rallying with a resilient performance, resulting in a tie against the Panthers.
Despite the commendable effort, recent wear and tear on the roster seems to be surfacing, and I believe it will directly impact this week’s game against the Colts.
Andy Dalton, who had effectively managed turnovers with only one interception in his first four games, stumbled last week with two interceptions.
Additionally, the absence of AJ Green, a standout receiver known for excelling in 50/50 ball situations that help prevent interceptions, could increase the likelihood of Dalton making riskier throws—especially against an Indianapolis defense tied for 3rd in the NFL in takeaways.
The Bengals will also miss starting middle linebacker and defensive leader Rey Maualuga due to a hamstring injury.
With the Colts having had a generous 10-day preparation period for this game and facing a Bengals team displaying signs of vulnerability, all indications point to a comfortable victory for Indianapolis.
Indy is the undeniable LOCK.