Matty Football Challenge: Week 2 Playoffs

Matty Football is back with his playoff picks for Week 2.

About Matthew Proctor

As a fan of American Football and gambling this is a wonderful time of year. Working for a large European betting firm for years covering NFL and College football I was lucky enough to go head to head with some of the planets best football gamblers. Each week I’ll do my best to tip you a winner but more importantly give you vital information for each game before putting down a wager.
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Week 17 – Buffalo @ New England: The Pats look ahead as the Bills look to win

New England fan Sam Wilkinson watched his Patriots, missing plenty of starters, lose to Buffalo in Week 17. But he isn’t as upset as you would think, as the team tries to stay healthy for the playoffs.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 16 – New England @ New York Jets: Escape from New York

New England fan Sam Wilkinson is relieved. The Patriots got a hard-earned win over the pesky Jets and with Denver’s loss on Monday Night Football, the road to the Super Bowl will go through Foxborough.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 15 – Miami @ New England: Pats dole out revenge on ‘phins

New England fan Sam Wilkinson is happy with the Patriots revenge win over the Dolphins, but says the team needs to win its final two games to ensure home field advantage during the playoffs.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 14 – New England @ San Diego: What is this Bieber Curse?

New England fan Sam Wilkinson was nervous when he saw some of the Patriots hanging with Justin Bieber. But fortunately the “Bieber Curse” didn’t affect the Pats in their game against San Diego.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 13 – New England @ Green Bay: The Pats meet Aaron

New England fan Sam Wilkinson admires Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but hates the way he torments the Patriots in the game many called a Super Bowl preview.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 12 – Detroit @ New England: A tale of two running backs

Last Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers released LeGarrette Blount. According to media reports, the running back was angry about his reduced role on the team, and had walked off the field while the game against Tennessee was still going. Understandably, the Steelers decided they wouldn’t tolerate this sort of behaviour and cut him. As soon as [Read more]

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 11 – New England @ Indianapolis: Rush hour

Is the Patriots rivalry with the Colts still as fierce with Andrew Luck as it was with Peyton Manning? New England fan Sam Wilkinson ponders the situation after another Pats victory.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 9 – Denver @ New England: Brady wins this round

New England fan Sam Wilkinson woke up early to check the weather in Foxborough, and when he saw it was cold and snowy, he had a good feeling about his Patriots.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 8 – Chicago @ New England: In Gronk we trust

Patriots’ fan Sam Wilkinson sings the praises of Rob Gronkowski, who may not have the profile of Tom Brady, but might just be the most important player in a New England uniform.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 7 – New York Jets @ New England: Beware the Jet at Gillette

Patriots fan Sam Wilkinson wraps up his team’s Thursday Night Football win over the pesky New York Jets and lauds the re-appearance of Danny Amendola.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 6: You would think we’d have learned by now

James Caughlin writes that the rumblings within the New England fanbase have quieted somewhat now that their beloved Patriots have won two consecutive games and are back on top of the AFC East.

About James Caughlin

Growing up in Brisbane Australia, James got into the NFL during the 2000 season thanks to the Madden NFL video game. His cousins told him to use the Patriots (as a prank on him) but 3 Super Bowls and multiple winning season’s later, he has had the last laugh. Now you will hear him yelling at the TV around 4am on a Monday morning watching every Patriots game live.

Week 6 – New England @ Buffalo: Back to the drawing board

Buffalo fan Sean Walsh assesses the state of the Bills after a 37-22 loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

About

Sean Walsh grew up in Regional Victoria at a time when only two sports existed, Australian Football in Winter and Cricket in Summer. Boarding school and University opened his eyes to a wider world of sport. A Buffalo Bills fan since 1991 thanks to Don Lane and his NFL highlights.

Week 5 – Tampa Bay @ New Orleans: Bucs blow double digit lead to lose in OT

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ fan Declan Boffa suffers through another brutal loss, this one a real “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory” effort.

Week 5 – Cincinnati @ New England: “We’re on to Cincinnati”

Sam Wilkinson writes that a big win over Cincinnati was just the tonic the Patriots needed after a tough week that saw fans and the media question the team, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 4 – New England @ Kansas City: It all comes to a head at Arrowhead

On the back of a bad loss to Kansas City, Patriots’ fan Sam Wilkinson ponders the unthinkable: are we coming to the end of the Tom Brady era?

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 3 – Oakland @ New England: Welcome to Wilfork Continent

In a mundane game the Patriots get the job done, writes Sam Wilkinson. Their defense is solid, but who’s going to ignite some offensive spark?

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 3 – Oakland @ New England: ‘kowski Bowl in September

Greg McLeod wraps up the Oakland/New England games which includes an extraordinary future trivia tidbit, since all the scoring plays featured players with surnames ending in “-kowski.”

About

Melbourne, Australia based NFL fan (real and fantasy). First memory of the NFL is Super Bowl XVI (49ers v Bengals) in 1982. For reasons that cannot be recalled now, commenced following the Oakland Raiders at that time. Has seen two American football games live: December 1985 UTEP v Wyoming at Waverley Park and 2013 at Melbourne University.

Week 2 – New England @ Minnesota: Patriots win against a familiar face

New England fan Sam Wilkinson wraps up the Patriots’ big win over Minnesota, but realizes the outcome could have been different had Adrian Peterson been in uniform.

About

Sam Wilkinson lives in Melbourne, Australia. His appreciation for the New England Patriots sees him awake at some ridiculous hours just to catch their game. Like all Pats fans, he refuses to admit that one day Tom Brady will get old and have to retire.

Week 1 – New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins: Sizzling start to the 2014 season in South Florida

Miami fan Matthew Minchin is ecstatic with his Dolphins’ Week 1 effort, a 33-20 win over New England, the Patriots’ first opening day loss since 2003.

About Matthew Minchin

An avid sports fan born and raised in the U.S. Graduated from the University of Florida in 2005, and has split time between the U.S. and Australia for the past few years. Favourite teams include the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), Miami Dolphins (NFL), and the Carlton Blues (AFL).