Atlanta (4 - 10) 21 @ San Francisco (10 - 4) 27: The Falcons have the unfortunate task of taking on a 'Niners team that will be playing its last game in Candlestick Park, the oldest existing stadium in the NFL that hasn't undergone significant renovations. In addition, San Francisco still needs to win, especially in light of the Cardinals' victory over the Seahawks yesterday. I don't see Atlanta able to muster enough to pull out the win.
Monday, December 23:
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl:
East Carolina (9 - 3) 30 vs. Ohio (7 - 5) 24: ECU can really put up points and Ohio, while bowl eligible, probably won't be able to stay with the Pirates. I've liked the MAC all season, but this is just one of those games that I think could get out of hand in ECU's favor.
Tuesday, December 24:
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl:
Boise State (8 - 4) 27 vs. Oregon State (6 - 6) 31: Oregon State started strongly, then floundered against tough competition. Boise is going through a coaching transition with the loss of highly successful Chris Peterson. My picks so far in the bowl season have been a train wreck, so why change now? I'll take the Pac-12 team in this one, despite Boise's phenomenal bowl record over the past several years.