Let's not sugarcoat this too much: Neither Jake "The Snake" Roberts nor CBSSports.com senior fantasy writer Dave Richard were very impressive picking against the spread in Week 6.
Wrestling icon Roberts went 6-9 on the week, which was a game better than Richard, who fell short at 5-10.
That means that while "The Snake" wasn't in peak form last week, he was still good enough to hold his lead in the Jake vs. Dave friendly wager over NFL picks this season. In fact, he increased his lead to 6 games overall.
CBS falls again. Beginning to wonder how far I will be ahead at the end. Get n the game boys— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) October 15, 2013
It's looking like Roberts' will to succeed isn't limited to his remarkable weight loss and his return to good health (hey, WWE -- Royal Rumble 2014. Make it happen.). He's also waltzing into NFL analyst territory and dropping dudes on their heads as if they were Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat on Saturday Night's Main Event. Ouch.
|Jake vs. Dave: Tale of the Tape|
|Stone Mountain, Ga.||Hometown||Chicago, Ill.|
|"The Snake"||Nickname||"Downtown Dave"|
|def. Andre the Giant, WrestleMania V||Biggest Win||One-time Wheel of Fortune winner|
|Randy "Macho Man" Savage||Biggest Rival||Weight loss professionals|
|"Trust me."||Catch Phrase||"Yeahhhhh!"|
What's a prediction contest without a little something on the line? Here is what Jake and Dave risk if they lose the contest.
IF JAKE WINS: Dave travels to Atlanta and visits Diamond Dallas Page's Accountability Crib for an intense DDP YOGA workout and gets a lesson in gluten- and dairy-free living.
IF DAVE WINS: Jake visits the CBSSports.com office and must work with Dave for a day.
We'll find out who prevails after Week 17. In the meantime, here are Jake's Week 6 picks against the spread (the same spreads used in our CBSSports.com NFL expert picks):
|NFL Week 7 Picks: Jake the Snake vs. Downtown Dave|
|Game and Spread||Jake's Pick||Dave's Pick|
|Seahawks (-6.5) at Cardinals|
|Patriots (-3.5) at Jets|
|Chargers (-9.5) at Jaguars|
|Texans at Chiefs (-6.5)|
|Bengals at Lions (-2.5)|
|Bills at Dolphins (-7.5)|
|Bears at Redskins (-0.5)|
|Cowboys at Eagles (-2.5)|
|Rams at Panthers (-6.5)|
|Buccaneers at Falcons (-7.5)|
|49ers (-4.5) at Titans|
|Browns at Packers (-10.5)|
|Ravens at Steelers (-2.5)|
|Broncos (-6.5) at Colts|
|Vikings at Giants (-3.5)|
|CURRENT RECORDS (AFTER WEEK 6)||48-44||42-50|
If you want to talk smack about these picks or simply cheer Jake Roberts on, you can follow him on Twitter at JakeSnakeDDT.
Time will tell if Dave rallies from behind.
Or if he ends up like "The Dragon."
Denny Burkholder is the producer/editor of CBSSports.com's NFL content. Follow him on Twitter: @DennyBurkholder