Saturday, December 12, 2009

NFL Week 14 predictions...

Another week, another missed Thursday game. Again, for what it's worth, I'd have picked Pittsburgh. Now, I'm convinced that if there's an awful team in the league, the Steelers have the potential to lose to them. It seems to be there trend. Anyway, here's the rest of my picks for this week:

I'll take the unbeaten Saints against the injury-depleted Falcons.

The Ravens really should beat the Lions.

The Packers, still in the playoff hunt, will beat the very streaky Bears in Chicago.

I can't remember, is this the Seahawks' week to win? It seems to be kind of an every other week thing for them. I'll take Seattle over the Texans.

The stinking Colts just refuse to lose a game. I say that trend continues against the Broncos.

A tough pick, but I'll go with the Jaguars at home over the Dolphins.

The Chiefs seem better than they were in the early season. I'll take them to beat the Bills.

The Vikings should bounce back against the Bengals, who will stumble into the postseason.

The Patriots' losing streak stops against the visiting Panthers.

I think the Jets get a road win against kind of a sloppy Buccaneers' team

The Titans start a new winning streak against the one-dimensional Rams.

In an absolute yuck-fest, I'll go with the Redskins on the road against the Raiders.

Likely one of the best games of the week, I'll take the Chargers to beat the Cowboys.

Anything can happen in these rivalry games, but I think I'll take the Eagles against the Giants.

In the Monday night contest, I'll go with the Cardinals. They appear to be the best team in the NFC West, especially since the 49ers have really cooled off.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

NFL Week 13 (belated but oh well)

So, I know I missed a Thursday game already this week. No, no, try to contain your disappointment. I realize that I've let all of you loyal fans down. You were probably sitting on the edge of your seat all week in eager anticipation of my game predictions. Well, not that it makes up for it, but I'm here now to offer my picks for the remaining games this week. Perhaps that will help ease your heartbreak.

And for what it's worth, I'd have picked the Jets to beat Buffalo, but no matter. On with the show:

Eagles over an injury-depleted Falcons team
Panthers to beat one of the worst in the league, the Bucs
Bears finally get a winnable game, against St. Louis, to try to end the spiral
Bengals to beat a Lions team that still can't figure out how to finish games
Colts at home; as much as I'd like to see Tennessee win this one, things just bounce Indy's way
Two teams that are fighting for their playoff lives, I think I'll take the Texans over the Jags
I'll roll the dice on the Chiefs at home against the Broncos; they're playing much better these days although they still are a bad team
Patriots over Dolphins; should be closer than you would think
Steelers get easy win against the Raiders; good way to get healthy
Saints over Redskins, you'd think Nahlins would lose eventually, but not against the Skins
Chargers get the equivalent of a bye, beating the Browns
Tough one, but I'll take the Giants over the Cowboys
Seahawks over 49ers, I'm on the fence here because both teams are so streaky, so I'll go with home-field
Vikings over Cardinals; could be a surprise, but I think Minnesota is just too consistent
Packers over Ravens in a close, low-scoring game