This week's NFL factoids that may interest only me: In Week 7, there were 737 points scored, an average of 52.6 per game (14 games). That was the second-highest average in any week since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Week 7 in 1983 averaged 54.4 points per game (761 points, 14 games).
Also last week, NFL kickers converted five field goals of 50 yards or more. The 34 50-yard field goals this year are the most through the first seven weeks of a season since 1970 and are on pace (83) to break the NFL record of 66 set in 2008.
30% of NFL games played this season were decided by 3 points or fewer. The highest mark for an entire season was 27.9% in 1997. Games this year have been this close. How are you supposed to pick a winner week in week out?
Perhaps we should ask Aaron that question. Aaron got 10 picks right last week. The BTB consensus last week also went 10-4 and somewhat surprisingly, everyone except Aaron came in below the consensus picks. This week, Aaron again is only one pick off of the consensus pick, let's see if this brings him luck again. Brandon is the contrarian this week, going for maximum separation. He shares 8 of 13 picks with Aaron and only 7 of 13 picks with everyone else. Good luck with that.
Week 8, 2010 Selections