In addition to our weekly staff picks, the staff here at PhinPhanatic collaborate to put out an additional column representing the staff picks for both a “Lock” and an “Upset” pick of the week. While we fared well in the staff picks article, not everyone was as lucky in the “Upsets” category – and while we were batting 1.000 in our staff “Locks” category after our first week – a few staffers for PhinPhanatic fell in their “Lock of the Week” here in Week 2 of this column. Going into week 6 of the NFL season, we’re hoping that we improve the statistics again in our predictions. With a great deal of overlap yet again this week, this could be an all or nothing attempt at doing so. I expect our “Lock of the Week” – we all picked the same one – to be the surest thing you’ll see all season. Anything short of failure in the Lock this week would quite possibly be the greatest upset in NFL history.
As we do each week, below you’ll find each staffer’s weekly “Lock” and “Upset” pick, along with their reasoning for the selection:
We had a few folks whiff last week on both their Lock and Upset picks, and our current standings as a staff are below, inclusive of our percentage representing our individual accuracy:
As always, Fins up!