We're a quarter way through the NFL season and a lot has already happened. The New York Jets, for example, already have two more wins than many in the fake news media predicted they would have all season.
I still haven't, however, managed to have a single good week, and am yet to defeat a single one of my Instagram challengers. First, I tied Instagram model Taylor Laffey, who, in my defense, knew what she was talking about and was very good at picking games. Then I went against Jade Randle, the MVP and reigning champion of the Lingerie Football League. She beat me straight up, but, in my defense, she is a professional.
This week I'm going against former Lingerie Football League star Caitlin Jo Burke, who played wide receiver and cornerback for the Chicago Bliss. We picked all the games on Thursday afternoon—unlike me, she was on the losing side with the Patriots last night, but we will each enter the weekend with a clean slate.
We agreed on a lot of picks—we both have the Bills over the Bengals, my Jets over the Browns, the Titans over the Dolphins, the Lions over the Panthers, and the Seahawks over the Rams.
Here are the picks that we disagree on, along with more of Caitlin:
Los Angeles Chargers AT New York Giants
Caitlin's pick: Giants -3.5
My pick: Chargers +3.5
Caitlin was front and center for the Bliss going into last season.
Jacksonville Jaguars AT Pittsburgh Steelers
Caitlin's pick: Steelers -8.5
My pick: Jags +8.5
The Bliss were regularly one of the best teams in the league.
San Francisco 49ers AT Indianapolis Colts
Caitlin's pick: Colts -1.5
My pick: 49ers +1.5
Arizona Cardinals AT Philadelphia Eagles
Caitlin's pick: Cardinals +6.5
My pick: Eagles -6.5
Green Bay Packers AT Dallas Cowboys
Caitlin's pick: Packers +2
My pick: Cowboys +2
Caitlin doesn't play anymore, turning to "CrossFit" competition instead.
Baltimore Ravens AT Oakland Raiders
Caitlin's pick: Ravens +2.5
My pick: Raiders -2.5
She's still doing pretty good.
Kansas City Chiefs AT Houston Texans
Caitlin's pick: Texans +1
My pick: Chiefs -1
She also crushed the Kentucky Derby, an important thing for any great American to accomplish.
And Caitlin is a great American.
Minnesota Vikings AT Chicago Bears
Caitlin's pick: Vikings -3
My pick: Bears +3
Caitlin, however, is not a great Chicagoan! She took the Vikings over the Bears!
I've never been able to resist going with my heart, so I end up taking the Jets every weekend. I asked Caitlin how she did it and all she said was: "I love them but…"
I was originally leaning towards the Vikings too, but after hearing Caitlin, I decided to switch.
Maybe it will be what I need to get my first win. Go Bears.