Boy, it's been a while. That's not entirely true because I've written posts that never posted, they are in my drafts. Whatever. We are in the thick of maybe the most competitive year in recent memory, we have six games with playoff bound teams playing each other, this year 115 games have been decided by 8 points or fewer and twenty have gone into overtime, we even had a tie (and almost another). Can the Vikes make some wild card noise? Will Indy lock up a spot? Is Chicago a wild card team or division contender? We shall see...
New York Giants (8-5) at Atlanta Falcons(11-2)- The Giants are in a tough spot, they lead the East by one game with three to play and have a very though stretch while the Redskins have an easy run. The Giants also don't have a tie breaker advantage so they have to stay ahead. The Falcons are coming off a though loss and have one weakness that favors NY, that offensive line. Although, the best front four in the NFL hasn't been great this year I expect a breakout today. Close game, but I'm taking the Giants 24-20.
Green Bay Packers (9-4) at Chicago Bears (8-5)-The Bears have their backs against the wall, they are close to not even being a playoff team but can reignite their hopes with a win today. I know I always pick a split with division games but I don't know. I'm hard pressed to go against the Pack here....I'm taking the Packers to lock up the North with 27-23 win.
Washington Redskins (7-6) at Cleveland Browns (5-8)- Bobby is injured wahhhhhhh. Haha. I like the hot Browns to cool the Redskins jets here. 21-17.
Minnesota Vikings (7-6) at St.Louis Rams (6-6-1)- Have to give credit to the Vikings for winning games with no QB but that could stop here. I really like the Rams here. They have the better coach and QB, equal on defense. Close, low scoring game keeps the Rams barely in the wildcard race. 17-14.
Denver Broncos (10-3) at Baltimore Ravens (9-4)- Big game for the Ravens, they need to regroup after last weeks bust in Washington. The Broncos are red hot and should walk out with a win. 28-23.
Indianapolis Colts (9-4) at Houston Texans (11-2)-Against all odds the Colts are on the verge of locking up a playoff spot. The Texans were absolutely destroyed by the Pats last week and will come out looking to prove they are still the top AFC team. These teams play each other twice in the last three weeks and I'm giving round one to the Texans 31-23.
Seattle Seahawks (8-5) at Buffalo Bills (5-8)-The Seahawks won't score 58 but they should win in Buffalo. Cross country and an unfamiliar opponent will make it though. The wild card gets harder for Dallas and Washington as the Seahawks get to nine wins. 20-16.
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6) at Dallas Cowboys (7-6)-The Steelers are barely hanging on to a wild card spot, the Cowboys have to win their last three games and hope the Giants lose one to get a playoff spot. Well, or hope the Redskins, Bears, and Seahawks lose two and they win three. The Steelers are better in this spot, the season on the line. Steelers 29-24.
San Francisco 49ers(9-3-1) at New England Patriots (10-3)- What a match up for Sunday night this week. These teams were just a fumble away from meeting in the Super Bowl last year and some think this will be a preview of this years big game. The Pats have had a hard time with though defenses in the past but I don't know...I'm leaning on the Pats to get this done, should be a close one. Pats 26-24.
Those are the games that matter this week, nobody cares about Chiefs and Raiders or the Cardinals.