Week 13: Not All it Was Cracked Up to Be

Quarterbacks are dropping left and right and many of the league’s contenders are falling by the wayside as a result. The most recent victims being the Texans…again. If the crop of good QBs gets any thinner there wont be anyone left to challenge the seemingly invincible Packers. But they play the games for a reason, so we’ll see what happens as the calendar turns to December…

(Home team in CAPS)

SEATTLE +3 over Philadelphia

It has been a very long and sad season for the highly talented Eagles. They are in disarray, no longer trying for the coach, their weapons are going down one by one (whether by injury or benching), and they are traveling across the country on a short week… I could go all day with reasons they will lose; sufficient to say Lynch will run wild and the Eagles will quit late…as usual.

Tennessee +1.5 over BUFFALO

The Bills are in free fall and could not even slow down the Sanchize. CJ2K looks like he might be getting back on track after dogging the first 10 weeks. All signs point to the Titans pulling this one out.

Kansas City +7.5 over CHICAGO

Could this be a worse game? Two teams without their starting QBs and who both looked pretty awful on offense last week. The Chiefs looked tough somehow last week against a much better team in the Steelers, so why can’t they do it again?

Oakland +3 over MIAMI

The Raiders, behind a suddenly competent Carson Palmer, have been very strong lately. Even though the Dolphins have been playing well, the Raiders need this one to stay ahead of the Tebows.

PITTSBURGH -6.5 over Cincinnati

The Steelers looked like the better team last time these two met, and I do not see any reason the same wont be the case this Sunday. The rookies (Green and Dalton) have looked good for the Bengals, but they will falter once again to a better team this week.

Baltimore -6.5 over CLEVELAND

This has all the makings of a classic Ravens let down, huge win last week and a terrible team on the road this week. Despite all the history this year of playing down to the opponent, the long week should do them well, and the Ravens should roll.

NY Jets -3 over WASHINGTON

I have no idea how the Skins pulled it out last week, but there is no shot they win two in a row. They have nothing to play for, and even though Sexy Rexy has looked pretty good lately, I expect him to go back to the old Rexy this week against a good defense.

Atlanta -2.5 over HOUSTON

The Texans can sure run the ball. And the Texans can sure play defense. But another QB goes down, and even though they are in great position to make the playoffs, they wont be able to handle a very powerful Atlanta offense this week.

Carolina +3.5 over TAMPA BAY

Nothing like playing the Bucs to get your confidence back. Cam and the rest of the Panthers offense looked pretty good last week, which should be enough to carry them by the very disappointing Bucs.

Denver PK over MINNESOTA

Is this a joke? What makes anyone think the Vikings can beat Tebow and the Broncos?

St. Louis +13 over SAN FRANCISCO

The 49ers are a much better team, and they will win easily. But they play games close, and as hard as they try, they won’t be able to pull away too far here.

Dallas -4.5 over ARIZONA

The Cowboys are much better. They have a powerful offense and should be able to blowout the Cards, even though it is in Arizona.

Green Bay -7 over NY GIANTS

The Giants got blown out by Brees and the powerful Saints offense last week, and very little will change this week. The Pack are a historically good offensive team, we should all be enjoying the show. The Giants classic late season collapse will continue.

NEW ENGLAND -20.5 over Indianapolis

No team likes to run up the score like the Pats. And no team likes to give up seasons like the Colts. This has been a long bitter rival for the last few years and I do not expect the Pats to take it easy on the lowly Colts. Do not be surprised if on Monday we are all talking about whether it is OK to run up the score like we did after this 52-7 beat down  back in 2007.

NEW ORLEANS -8.5 over Detroit

No Suh, and the prolific Saints offense at home. This will be a rout. The Lions are in free fall and it is sad to see.

San Diego -2.5 over JACKSONVILLE

It is tough to see how Norv Turner survives the season. That being said the Jags are just as dysfunctional, and even less skilled. This will be one of the worst MNF games you will see, but the Bolts should hold on.

Last Week: 10-6

Season: 34-25-1

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