Finished the regular season 7-9, Which puts my season record at 137-117-2. But just like that it is the best time of the year: The NFL playoffs.
DoubleB may disagree with me as he believes that March Madness is the best time of the year. He has a point, and a good argument, but in my humble opinion NFL playoffs get the edge, just slightly. That being said I still have gone to Las Vegas for March Madness for the last seven years, and it is a damn good experience.
So let’s rock and roll. ITS WILDCARD TIME!!!!
Let me preface this by saying that I respect Raider fans as i’ve said many times before.
This is the first time in 13 years that they have had a winning season. Facebook wasn’t even invented last time they made the playoffs, yet “Raider Nation” has stood by their team the whole time.
New York Giants (10-4) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-9) (-1.5) (O/U 42.5)
A battle of two teams going in opposite directions here. New York has won 8 of the last 9 while Philadelphia has lost 8 of their last 9 games. A Giants win here will clinch at least a wildcard playoff berth. They also have an outside chance of winning the NFC East and getting the 1 seed if they win their last two games and Dallas loses it’s last two games, since they swept the Cowboys this season.
Los Angeles Rams (4-9) at Seattle Seahawks (8-4-1) (-16.0) (O/U 38.5)
Its been an intense week but I am happy to say that I will be at this game, my first one of the year. I will be there, but one person that won’t be there will be Rams former head coach Jeff Fisher, after the team finally fired him. It only took 6 straight losing seasons before the organization made the call. Last week’s loss to the Falcons was his 165th, which tied Dan Reeves for the NFL record for most losses by a head coach in NFL history.
I’m actually kind of bummed. It would have really been nice if it was the Seahawks that give him sole possession of the record after what a pain in our asses he has been throughout the years.
Meanwhile the Seahawks were handed their biggest blowout in the Russell Wilson era in Green Bay last week with a frustrating 38-10 loss. This is actually only the second game in Wilson’s 5 year career in which he lost by double digits (Also against the Packers last year), Which is an incredible stat.
Clearly they missed Earl Thomas in that game, which is understandable. It will take a couple more games for the Seahawks defense to make the necessary adjustments. No Fisher should mean no problem!
A mediocre week 13 as I went 8-7. This puts me at 110–80-2 for the year. On to week 14 as we enter the final month of the regular season. The level of intensity for the this final month will be extreme and very exciting as multiple teams fight for playoff spots and seeding.
Its also one of my favorite times of the season. The NFL Playoff machine is up and running. ( http://www.espn.com/nfl/playoffs/machine)
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) at Buffalo Bills (6-6) (+3.0) (0/U 45.5)
Pittsburgh is a team that could easily get hot and make a playoff run. They have to get in first though and the Ravens have a slight edge on them in the AFC North. With the AFC West playing as well as they have been, it’s very likely that the only team in the playoffs from the AFC North will be the divisional winner. So a lot to play for if you are Pittsburgh.
I slayed it last week, going 13-3. This puts me at 102-73-2 for the year. On to week 13 as this season continues to fly by.
Kansas City Chiefs (8-3) at Atlanta Falcons (7-4)
(-3.5) (0/U 49.0)
Two really good teams face off in this one, but I think the Falcons are going to go on a run.
Detroit Lions (7-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-6)
(-6.0) (O/U 53.5)
Detroit took sole possession of first place in the NFC North last week after a Thanksgiving win against the Vikings, but all 7 of their wins this season have been because of fourth quarter comebacks. Their luck is bound to run out soon. Not to mention the Lions have a long history of choking late in the season.
Pick: Saints Los Angeles Rams (4-7) at New England Cheaters (9-2)
(-13.5) (O/U 44.5)
Dallas Cowboys (10-1) at Minnesota Vikings(6-5) (+3.0) (O/U 44.0)
A battle between two teams going in opposite directions as Dallas is the winner of 10 straight while Minnesota has lost 5 of their last 6.
Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot continue to put up good numbers. Elliot’s 1,199 yards rushing currently leads the league while his 11 rushing TD’s are second. While I have picked against Dallas a lot this year and still don’t think they will get far in the playoffs with a rookie qb and running back, have learned to stop doubting them in the regular season.