Thursday, November 20, 2014
NFL Week 12 Predictions
Yeah I've been really frustrated lately. Not at my picks (which have been pretty good). I have some other good blog ideas, but they would take a little more time to write and I've been so crazy-busy with life lately and I just haven't had the time to sit down and work on them.
I promise you, they are coming.
(I mean, football season will eventually end.)
Anyway, this weeks picks:
Chiefs 17, Raiders 7 -- There's a Twitter site that tweeted recently that the Raiders have the longest current losing streak in the NFL. Well no shit! They're the only winless team in the league. By definition they would have to be.
Falcons 23, Browns 7 -- Here's how bad the NFC South is: the division-leading Falcons are 4-6, at one point went 50 days between victories, and are 4-0 in the division and 0-6 outside the division. "Yeah," say the Browns in their rebuttal, "but we handed Jacksonville its only victory of the season."
Bills 9, Jets 6 -- Here's the good news for the Jets: they'll be playing in 5 feet of snow, but their offense never scores anyway so it won't be affected by the weather.
Bears 27, Buccaneers 15 -- Probably missing out on an Upset Special here, as I kinda feel like Lovie Smith would love to stick it to the team that fired him a couple of years ago. Alas, Buccaneers already reached their win quota for November (1).
Cincinnati 20, Houston 19 -- Ryan Mallett threw his first career TD pass to defensive lineman JJ Watt, which is quite a coincidence. I'm pretty sure Andy Dalton's first INT returned for a TD was to Watt.
Colts 28, Jaguars 25 -- A scoring error was caught midweek that lifted Jonas Gray's rushing total against Indianapolis last Sunday night from 199 to 201. Jaguars hoping a scoring error will give them two additional touchdowns this week.
Packers 24, Vikings 3 -- Here's how bad the NFC South is: Falcons allowed 41 points to Teddy Bridgewater-led Vikings in his first start.
Patriots 28, Lions 21 -- Fifth consecutive matchup between these two teams that has been in either that season's Week 12 or 13. Three of the previous four were Detroit's annual Thanksgiving Day home game. Gobble gobble.
Eagles 15, Titans 13 -- Titans are 2-8. And to think they opened the season by beating Kansas City (who's now 7-3). And to think I correctly picked Titans to win that Opening Day game.
Chargers 31, Rams 17 -- St. Louis keeps knocking off good teams (Seahawks, 49ers, Broncos). Unfortunately for Rams, Chargers are only an average team.
Seahawks 33, Cardinals 28 -- Arizona beats everyone except last year's Super Bowl teams.
Broncos 17, Dolphins 7 -- Broncos did beat the Raiders, but they're 0-2 in November against NFL teams.
49ers 35, Redskins 8 -- That awkward moment when Redskins owner Dan Snyder says, "JAY Gruden? Oh, I thought we hired JON Gruden as head coach."
Cowboys 24, Giants 21 -- Me: "I feel like Cowboys are long overdue for a bad loss." A Friend: "Didn't they lose to the Redskins a couple weeks back?" Me: "Oh yeah, right. Never mind, then."
Saints 35, Ravens 22 -- Here's how bad the NFC South is: the division is 1-8-1 against the NFC North, and the one win comes from the 2-8 Buccaneers beating the Steelers.
LAST WEEK: 9-5
SEASON TO DATE: 106-54-1