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Friday, November 22, 2013

WEEK 11 NFL RECAP

A little better week, but the Jets and Redskins let me down again. I guess it's time to admit that the Redskins just don't have what it takes to contend and that the Jets are going to be up and down this season. With Geno Smith's inconsistency, they may need to turn to Matt Simms for the duration of the year. As for the Lions, it's a bit inexplicable how they can lose to a mediocre Steeler team that is now in the hunt for a playoff spot. And the Dolphins bounced back to their chances alive for that same spot.

Last Week:             10 -5
Overall:                99 - 62

Indianapolis (6-3) 31 @ Tennessee (4-5) 23 :  The Colts needed to pull this out, but it's clear this team isn't playing the same kind of football that beat Seattle, San Francisco and Denver. Correct. 30 -27.

New York Jets (5-4) 23 @ Buffalo (3-7) 16: I'm changing the name of the Jets to the Yo-Yo's. No. 14 - 37.

Baltimore (4-5) 19 @ Chicago (5-4) 24: Bad weather, bad field, bad football. But the Bears stay in control of the NFC North. Correct. 20 - 23.

Cleveland (4-5) 17 @ Cincinnati (6-4) 27:  The Bengals took the battle of Ohio and extended their lead in the AFC North. But they need to keep an eye on the Steelers. Correct. 20 -41.

Washington (3-6) 27 @ Philadelphia (5-5) 24:  I'm open to changing my allegiance to another team. Come on RGIII. You have to get that last TD. No. 16 - 24.

Detroit (6-3) 30 @ Pittsburgh (3-6) 20: Between Pittsburgh and the Giants, one of those slow starters might just get to the playoffs, as improbable as that seemed a month ago. No. 27 - 37.

Atlanta (2-7) 21 @ Tampa Bay (1-8 ) 24: The Falcons continue their demise and the Bucs grab their second in a row. Correct. 28 - 41.

Arizona (5-4) 27 @ Jacksonville (1-8) 16: What's the over/under on how long the Jags stay in Jacksonville? I say 1 1/2 years. Correct. 27 - 14.

Oakland (3-6) 20 @ Houston (2-7) 23: Only the Texans can challenge the Falcons for most disappointing season. No. 28 - 23.

San Diego (4-5) 30 @ Miami (4-5) 24: The Dolphins looked like they did earlier in the season and the Chargers just can't put two or three games together. No. 16 - 20.

San Francisco (6-3) 20 @ New Orleans (7-2) 27: Okay, so the Saints benefitted from a qquestionable call, but the 'Niners didn't manage the end of the game very well. Correct. 20 - 23.

Green Bay (5-4) 19 @ New York Giants (3-6) 24: Here come the Giants again. They have the NFC East just where they want them. Correct. 13 - 27.

Minnesota (2-7) 17 @ Seattle (9-1) 30: The Seahawks just keep rolling, get a bye and they get to make a real statement as they host the Saints next week. Correct. 20 - 41.

Kansas City (9-0) 21 @ Denver (8-1) 24: The Chiefs didn't even touch Manning? Really? They need to make some adjustments before these teams meet again in ten days at Arrowhead. Correct. 17 - 27.


New England (7-2) 23 @ Carolina (6-3) 27: Flag? What flag? Did you see a flag? Unfortunately, the no call at the end of the game overshadowed a terrific game. Correct. 20 -24.