NFL 2011 Week 15
Shouldn't you be out shopping instead of reading this thread?
Browns 3 - Steelers 14: The Ballad of Big Ben continues. I swear, if you break the guy's leg he'll still keep playing.
Texans 20 - Bengals 19: Don't look now, but Houston is in the playoffs without...well, a lot of people.
Vikings 28 - Lions 34: Think maybe Detroit's finally got its act together?
Saints 22 - Titans 17: More on New Orleans in a second, but Tennessee's shot at the postseason is fading fast.
Eagles 26 - Dolphins 10: This actually was the Philadelphia team that lived up to the hype. Too late, though.
Chiefs 10 - Jets 37: Ditto on Mark Sanchez and New York, but they have a better shot of getting into the postseason as a wild card, which is familiar turf for them.
Patriots 34 - Redskins 27: That was way closer than one should have expected, thanks to New England's defense.
Falcons 31 - Panthers 23: Matt Ryan just out Cam Newtoned Cam Newton.
Buccaneers 14 - Jaguars 41: 'Stache Effect?
Colts 10 - Ravens 24: No surprise here. Well, except maybe that Baltimore didn't crack the 30 mark on the score board.
Bears 10 - Tebows 13: Why did Costas do another piece on Tim Tebow during SNF's half time? It's not like Tebow and Denver haven't done this before.
49ers 19 - Cardinals 21: A lot of people said that San Francisco would coast through the remainder of their division schedule and clearly they're wrong. They may also be wrong about the Niners being the second best team in the NFC, a title which should shift over to New Orleans.
Raiders 16 - Packers 46: Plainly no contest here.
Bills 10 - Chargers 37: Ditto.
Giants 37 - Cowboys 34: You know, Dallas, maybe you shouldn't try kicking field goals anymore. Just go for it.
Rams 13 - Seahawks 30: It's any wonder the MNF crew doesn't go stir crazy on the air with the glut of lousy games they're forced to cover.
Week 15 Pick 'Em: Hmmmm, for a week that was supposed to be hard, there certainly were quite a number of you who had clean slates. Check it:
My record: 4-1
* = He picked Houston over Cincy for his wild card in what he described as "a close one" and by gum he was right.
With boogle apparently buying real estate on Perfection Island, he's now in a tie for first with Nightmare with only three more weeks in the regular season to go. Here are those totals and the rest:
My record: 50-20
Your guys' record:
And for this week, we have...
Patriots at Broncos: Usually I try to avoid picking the same teams in back to back weeks, but how could you even begin to avoid this match-up? Considering how New England almost let Rex Grossman beat them this past Sunday, you'd think Denver would have a decent shot at winning. However, you can't come back from a 20+ point deficit in the last 2:00 minutes of a ball game even if you are The Chosen Tebow. Patriots.
Eagles at Jets: Say hello to the Victims of Hype Bowl Or The Overweight Head Coaches On The Hot Seat Bowl or...pick one yourself. Both teams in the past week played like the teams they were supposed to be...against mediocre teams who promptly fired their head coaches the following week. Question is, who wants the sandvich more?
Apologies to Nightmare and in spite of that picture...Jets.
Ravens at Chargers: Again, like I said I try to avoid repeating myself, but this one is interesting in that the biggest disadvantage against Baltimore is having to travel to the West Coast just as San Diego seems to be getting something going in December. Still, don't see the Chargers being able to bottle up Ray Rice. Ravens.
Steelers at 49ers: This got a lot more interesting in the past week. Big Ben was injured and his ability to start is still an open question. James Harrison was suspended for the helmet-to-helmet hit on Colt McCoy. Patrick Willis is hurt. And perhaps most critical, San Francisco has the worst red zone offense in the NFL. That isn't going to get it done either here or in the post season. Steelers.
For my wild card, I'm taking the Packers over the Chiefs, mainly because I don't want to be one of those folks who keep picking whoever's playing against the Colts.
Enjoy the week, folks.