So, I am on vacation now, so I don't have much to say this week. All I have to say is this, regarding Allen Robinson being only an alternate for the Pro Bowl:
ALL road team victories last week.
Carolina at Atlanta: Carolina is going to be a pick-em for these last two weeks regardless of opponent. This is the march to 16-0. They survived last week's incredibly close call, and they're back on the road against an Atlanta team that mustered just enough juice to survive Bortlesmania. Fortunately, Julio Jones is not the type to go headhunting even if the opponents talk crap and hold baseball bats, so the whole affair should be less dramatic, and probably not as close on the scoreboard either. Carolina survives another week undefeated.
Green Bay at Arizona: Both teams have locked up playoff spots, but are still fighting for their seeding. Green Bay has somewhat quietly rebounded of late, winning 3 straight after going 1-4 the previous 5 weeks. Davante Adams even held onto some balls thrown his way last week. Arizona has just been steamrolling ahead, their last loss dating back to week 6, and only a single game decided by a field goal or less since then. Since getting his shot 3 weeks ago, David Johnson has become a weapon for Arizona, and would seem to be wrestling away the long-term starting job from Andre Ellington. Hard to pick against Arizona at home right now.
Jacksonville at New Orleans: OK, so the game against Atlanta didn't go to plan. But New Orleans is even worse, and their 30th ranked pass defense should pose little resistance for Bortlesmania. Right? Jacksonville.
NY Giants at Minnesota: OK, we all like Teddy Bridgewater and think he's a sharp passer and all that... but are they ever going to, like, really move the ball through the air? Teddy B is near the bottom of the league in attempts, yardage, and passing TDs. Hard to argue against a 9-5 record, but still, there's going to be some sizzle here at some point... right? The G-Men took the undefeated Panthers to the brink last week, but failed to play the spoiler. Still, at 6-8, they are only one game behind division-leading Washington, and thus are very much in play for the division and playoff berth. For my upset pick of the week, I'm giving it to them. NY Giants.
Cincinnati at Denver: I tried and I tried, but Katherine Webb and I could not find each other at Levi's last Sunday. Now she rolls into Denver, with her husband having broken the losing skid of Alabama QBs starting NFL games. Cincy clings to the #2 seed in the AFC, but this is Denver's chance to take it. Denver has to pull out of their freefall, losing 2 straight after Brock Lobster had won his first 3. Which backup QB helps his team secure the #2 seed? I'm leaning Denver.
Week 15 Results
Mr E.B. Slugworth: 3-2
Rat Boy: 2-3
Tempest Blayze: 0-0
Flintheart Glomgold: 0-0
Season to Date
Mr E.B. Slugworth: 40-30
Rat Boy: 38-37
Tempest Blayze: 10-5
Flintheart Glomgold: 6-4