Jaguars at Bills: The Chad Henne hype train is in full gear. He's playing better than ever, though the majority of his production has come off of YAC by Shorts and Blackmon, who have both started playing like the playmakers the team hoped they'd be. Henne has done well feeding them the ball - he's playing Andy Dalton football and doing it well. I'm taking the Jaguars, who are a better roster than their awful record says, and they'll poach a few wins against other losing teams to close out the year.
Browns at Raiders: IT'S COLT MCCOY TIME! .... oh, no, wait, it's concussed Brandon Weeden time. Oh, and Darren McFadden is back, much to the chagrin of those of us that were plugging in Marcel Reece as a surprisingly capable fantasy spot starter. I'll take the Raiders to snap their 4 game losing streak at home.
Giants at Redskins: Guru posited that perhaps only the Giants can beat the Giants. We'll put that idea to the test this week with a road pick'em against a Redskins team whose defense has slowed the bleeding a bit in recent weeks (although they did yield 31 to Romo and the Cowboys a week ago). Even with all of their tailback injuries, the Giants seem to be interested in giving the ball to anyone other than their first round pick, David Wilson. Remember on draft day, when the Bucs jumped up and took Doug Martin, and the Giants said that they were wanting to take Wilson anyway? That looks pretty laughable now. Still, though, while this would make a great upset special, and the Redskins desperately need it to sneak back into the playoff picture, I have to take the Giants.
Seahawks at Bears: Seattle keeps hanging in right above .500, coming up short in taking that next step. This would be a big win for the team's efforts to keep pace in the wildcard chase. They'll have to do it without their two awesome corners, Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, who will miss the next four weeks with a suspension for Adderall. That puts the team's wildcard efforts in serious jeopardy, as few players have been as instrumental in the Seahawks stifling defense as those two. Without them, it will be hard to shut down Cutler to Marshall. Bears
And our wildcard game:
Eagles at Cowboys: A nice whopping 10 point spread. Philadelphia's 184 points scored on the season beat out only Kansas City and Arizona. They did have a spark last week when feeding the ball to Bryce Brown - the kind of give-him-the-rock offense that LeSean McCoy has so often been denied. And Dallas can implode at any time. Still, Cowboys.
Last Week's Results:
Jolly Bill: 0-5
Season to Date:
Jolly Bill: 19-39