Hawk’s NFL Picks: Buccaneers at Rams (Thursday Night Football)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7) at St. Louis Rams (5-8) (even)
(41.0 O/U)
Case Keenum started at quarterback for the Rams last week. This was Keenum’s second start of the season as the Rams continue to try to find an adequate quarterback, which has been their Achilles heel for years now.

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Hawk’s NFL Picks: Week 13

A 9-7 record last week puts me at 97-79 for the year as the season continues to fly by. On we go.
Seattle Seahawks (6-5) at Minnesota Vikings (8-3)
(+1.0) (41.5 O/U)
Big playoff implications in this one.
Seattle won a shootout last week against the Steelers 39-30. In that win Russell Wilson had his best game of the year, if not his NFL career, completing 21-30 passes for 345 yards and 5 Td’s.
This is good news for an offense that has been stagnant, but it’s an offense that will have to change after losing Tight End Jimmy Graham for the year with a torn patellar tendon.  Defensively the Seahawks gave up a franchise record 456 passing yards to Ben Roethilsberger, who torched them all game. While this is somewhat concerning, considering how dominant the Seahawks defense has been the last 3 years, one most also take into perspective the fact that Seattle was scoring so quickly the Steelers had more possessions  than normal.
Minnesota is once again in first place in their division. The defeat of the Falcons 20-10 combined with a Green Bay loss to Chicago last week is why. Adrian Peterson had another monster game compiling 158 yards and 2 Td’s and remains the league’s leading rusher with 1,164 yards. AP remains far and away the best weapon the Vikings have so expect the Seahawks to stack the box up front and make QB Teddy Bridgewater beat them, which he won’t do.
Pick: Seahawks

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Hawk’s 2014 NFL Preview: AFC South Edition

Welcome to the the fifth segment of The Hawk’s NFL Preview…

which covers the AFC South, which includes the Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, and Jacksonville Jaguars. For previous divisions just click on the name:

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Click on the logo below to see the first team in Hawk’s 2014 NFL Preview: AFC South Edition: The Houston Texans.