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Thursday, November 28, 2013

WEEK 12 NFL RECAP

The only good prediction I made this week was that it had disaster written all over it. And I was certainly on target. Three of the teams I picked lost on touchdowns scored in the final minute.  I decided to go with the home teams in some close games, and that came back to bite me. A record of 9 - 4 - 1 would have looked a lot better than how I ended up doing. Well, there's always next week.

Last Week:           6 - 7 - 1
Overall:                105 - 69 - 1

New Orleans (8 - 2) 27 @ Atlanta (2 -8) 24: The Falcons continue their very disappointing season, looking very much like a  4 - 12 team. Correct. 17 - 13.

Pittsburgh (4 - 6) 20 @ Cleveland (4 - 6) 17:  Here come the Steelers. They're a couple of games behind the Bengals and are playing well. Correct. 27 - 11.

Tampa Bay (2 - 8) 24 @ Detroit (6 - 4) 27: How a team with the talent of the Lions let this one get away is anyone's guess. They still lead the worst division in football, though. No. 24 - 21.

Minnesota (2 - 8) 20 @ Green Bay (5 - 5) 23: Talk about kissing your sister...Yuck! Tie. 26 - 26 OT.

San Diego (4 - 6) 17 @ Kansas City (9 - 1) 21: What happened to the Chiefs' dominant defense? Injuries, for one. Playing a good quarterback will also do it. No. 41 - 38.

Chicago (6 - 4) 27 @ St. Louis (4 - 6) 20: Monsters of the midway? Hardly. The only people scared of the Chicago defense are their own offense. No. 21 - 42.

Carolina (7 - 3) 24 @ Miami (5 - 5) 27: It looks like Cam Newton and the Panthers have finally figured out how to win close games. That's bad news for the rest of the NFC. No. 20 - 16.

New York Jets (5 - 5) 20 @ Baltimore (4 - 6) 17: Geno Smith just isn't ready for prime time and if the Jets are going to make a playoff run, it will have to be with a different QB.  No. 3 - 19.

Jacksonville (1 - 9) 26 @ Houston (2 - 8) 28: Yawn...No. 13 - 6.

Tennessee (4 - 6) 24 @ Oakland (4 - 6) 28: Tennessee's defense is playing well enough to allow Ryan Fitzpatrick to run a conservative offense and still have a chance to win. No. 23 - 19.

Indianapolis (7 - 3) 27 @ Arizona (6 -4) 31: There are big problems in Indy that have surfaced since their big early season wins. They need to fix what's broken if they want to make any noise in the playoffs.  Correct. 11 - 40.

Dallas (5 - 5) 30 @ New York Giants (4 - 6) 24:  Tony Romo put a big dent in the Giants' spost season chances. Correct. 24 - 21.

Denver (9 - 1) 20 @ New England (7 - 3) 27: Peyton Manning disappears in cold weather. Apparently so does the Broncos' pass defense. Correct. 31 - 34 OT.


San Francisco (6 - 4) 30 @ Washington (3 - 7) 24: There's only one word to describe the Redskins at the moment...Pathetic.  Correct. 27 - 6.