Just the facts this week folks. I am away from my desk and with limited time to operate. Moose went 10-6 last week, while that dumbass the coin went 9-7. Here we go for week 17.
NYJ (+3.5) at Buffalo
Miami (+10) at NEP
Baltimore (+2.5) at Cincinnati
Cleveland (pick em) at Pittsburgh
Houston (-7) at Indianapolis
PICK: Indy (No Doubter)
Jacksonville (+4) at Tennessee
Philadelphia (+7.5) at NYG
Dallas (+3) at Washington
Chicago (-3) at Detroit
Green Bay (-3) at Minnesota
Tampa Bay (pick em) at Atlanta
COIN: Tampa Bay
Carolina (+5) at New Orleans
PICK: New Orleans
COIN: New Orleans
Kansas City (+16) at Denver
PICK: Kansas City
COIN: Kansas City
Oakland (pick em) at San Diego
PICK: San Diego
Arizona (+16.5) at San Francisco
COIN: San Francisco
St. Louis (+11) at Seattle
COIN: St. Louis
LAST WEEK: 10-6
SEASON RECORD: 104-111-7
NO DOUBTER RECORD: 6-8-1
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Atlanta (-3.5) at Detroit
PICK: Atlanta. The Falcons have home field throughout the playoffs in their sights. I think they will take care of business against Jim Schwartz's boys. He has last control of that team and will probably get canned.
Tennessee (+12.5) at Green Bay
PICK: Tennessee. I haven't been keeping track of my Tennessee pick record lately, but I'm sure it's very lousy still. Green Bay has had some unremarkable wins lately, and I think 12.5 is a lot to give away for them.
COIN: Green Bay
Oakland (+8.5) at Carolina
PICK: Carolina. Cam Newton has rattled off two wins in a row. I don't think Carson Palmer or Terrelle Pryor will stop it from being three in a row.
Buffalo (+4.5) at Miami
PICK: Buffalo. Miami either looks amazing or terrible. Fitzy is probably playing for his job with the Bills. Will the Bills ever be good again? Those three statements are unrelated.
Cincinnati (+4) at Pittsburgh
PICK: Cincy. At halftime of last Thursday's game, there is no way I make this pick. The Bengals are pretty solid in every phase of the game though, and I think Pittsburgh is starting to crumble despite Big Ben's solid pump fake game.
NEP (-14.5) at Jacksonville
PICK: NEP. Many, many points to give up. But BB will be on a warpath this week after so many turnovers last week, and a loss at home. The NEP will throttle Jacksonville, and probably not take Brady out of the game despite being up by 30.
Indianapolis (-6.5) at Kansas City
PICK: Indy. I read some horrible stat about the Chiefs the other day that they had averaged 9.5 points in their last four losses or something. Nerdy Voiced Andrew Luck has the playoffs in mind, and a win at KC would go a long way. Chalk this up as my NO DOUBTER of the week. Side note: Gwen is SHREDDED
COIN: Kansas City
New Orleans (+3) at Dallas
PICK: Dallas. I have been really impressed with Dallas the last few weeks, and I would like them to represent the NFC East in the playoffs. The only thing they have done wrong is let that bozo on the sidelines last week. Conversely, New Orleans keeps burning me. I hate you guys.
COIN: New Orleans
Washington (-5.5) at Philly
PICK: Washington. Regardless of who is playing qb for the 'Skins, the Eagles will give them enough turnovers to win by at least six. I am already picking who I want in the draft: Teo, Mathieu, a fat OL and a new tight end maybe?
St. Louis (+3) at Tampa Bay
PICK: St. Louis. The Bradford to Amendola show came back with a bang last week, much to the chagrin of an old man's glasses. Meanwhile Tampa Bay is really going out with a queef.
COIN: Tampa Bay
NYG (-2.5) at Baltimore
PICK: Baltimore. T Sizzle and Ray Rave could both be back this weekend in a big game for both teams. I just don't trust the Giants defense.
Minnesota (+7.5) at Houston
PICK: Houston. Matt Schaub just remembered that Andre Johnson is on his team. Over/under on carries for Adrian Peterson? 30?
Cleveland (+13.5) at Denver
PICK: Denver. The Broncos have won nine in a row. Their defense is one of the best at getting after the passer, and they can stop the run. They also have a good guy on offense.
Chicago (-5.5) at Arizona
PICK: Arizona. I don't like either of these teams, but now is usually the time of year when Crybaby Cutler throws a temper tantrum and wrecks the season. Can you say 8-8 anyone?
San Francisco (-1) at Seattle
PICK: Seattle. This is going to be an incredible game. I think the 12th man pushes Seattle over the top at home, otherwise these teams are almost exactly the same.
COIN: San Francisco
San Diego (+2.5) at NYJ
PICK: San Diego. Norv gets a win! Now go shave that acne beard!
The coin and I are on different ends of the spectrum today. We will see how the weekend unfolds.
LAST WEEK: 7-9
SEASON RECORD: 94-105-7
NO DOUBTER RECORD: 5-8-1
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Cincinnati (-4.5) at Philadelphia
PICK: Philadelphia. The boo birds in Philly have started to rally behind this lame duck crew. I think the Iggs can hang in there with the Bungals. Both defense and offense are starting to improve. I might as well make this my NO DOUBTER of the week. That way it will be more fun.
Green Bay (-3) at Chicago
PICK: Green Bay. Chicago's offense is a big old mess right now, and based on the fact that ESPN is not beating the nickname "Peanut" Tillman to death anymore I'm assuming they've stopped getting turnovers on defense too.
NYG (+1.5) at Atlanta
PICK: NYG. "Show me" game for Atlanta. I bet they come out and lay an egg.
Tampa Bay (+3.5) at New Orleans
PICK: Tampa. New Orleans burned me again last week. I WILL QUIT YOU! RIP Heath.
Minnesota (+3) at St. Louis
PICK: Minnesota. Adrian Peterson is on a mission. He will be the deciding factor once again.
Washington (-1) at Cleveland
PICK: Cleveland. I think Robert Griffin is silly to play in this game after watching his wet noodle of a leg last week. I also hate to say it, but it already looks like he is going down the path of Cunningham, McNabb, Vick etc. with injuries.
Jacksonville (+7) at Miami
PICK: Jacksonville. Both of these teams aren't very good. I don't think the Dolphins are better to the point where they win by more than seven though.
Denver (-2.5) at Baltimore
PICK: Denver. The Ravens are getting Ray Rave and possibly T Sizzle, whom I recently learned finished his degree at Ball So Hard University, back this week. The Broncs still come in and smack them I think.
Indianapolis (+8.5) at Houston
PICK: Indy. We saw what happened to Houston on Monday. After that, 8.5 is a lot to give to any team. Let alone one with nerdy-voiced Andrew Luck.
Carolina (+3) at San Diego
PICK: Carolina. Scam Newton is starting to play like the quarterback we saw last year. Side note: it has been funny to watch so many players (Newton, Greg Jennings, Clay Matthews) with commercial deals suck so bad this year.
Seattle (-5.5) at Buffalo
PICK: Seattle. Great to see the Seahawks dismantle the Cardinals last week. I think the 4-0 Cardinals free fall is one of the best stories this year. I like them to put the whooping on Buffalo as well. This could be the end of the line for old Fitzy in Buffalo.
Detroit (-6) at Arizona
PICK: Detroit. 4-9? Let's make it 4-10. Poor, poor Larry Fitzgerald.
Pittsburgh (-1.5) at Dallas
PICK: Dallas. I was impressed by the 'Boys comeback win against Cincy last week. I'm also impressed by diva WR Dez Bryant wanting to play this week. Some toughness coming out of Big D! Meanwhile the Steel Curtain just lost to darts team goalie Norv Turner.
Kansas City (+3) at Oakland
PICK: Oakland. I pity the market that is subjected to this vile game.
San Francisco (+5) at NEP
PICK: NEP. BB might make mincemeat out of another one of the NFL's highly respected defenses. I also don't like the 49ers offense against a very stout run defense.
COIN: San Francisco
NYJ (+2) at Tennessee
PICK: NYJ. Talk about a dud of a Monday Night game.
I fully expect the coin to beat me. All hail the coin!
LAST WEEK: 7-7-2
SEASON RECORD: 87-96-7
NO DOUBTER RECORD: 5-7-1
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Denver (-10) at Oakland
PICK: Denver. Last week Denver roughed up a decent Tampa Bay team, and this week takes on the lowly Raiders in the Black Hole. Moose also predicts a high Spanish population at this game.
Baltimore (+2.5) at Washington
PICK: Washington. Terrell Suggs is out for the Ravens again, and Robert Griffin III is looking transcendent as a rookie QB.
Kansas City (+6.5) at Cleveland
PICK: Cleveland. The Brownies don't usually win by a lot, but I have a feeling the Chiefs are about to fall flat after an extremely emotional week last week.
San Diego (+6.5) at Pittsburgh
PICK: Pittsburgh. The Steel Curtain might be getting Big Ben back this week. Even if they don't, Norv Turner wants no part of this game. The weather will freeze the pizza that is his face.
Tennessee (+5.5) at Indianapolis
PICK: Indy. I'm skewing toward the home team this week. Plus, I like watching the Colts and hate the Titans.
NYJ (-2.5) at Jacksonville
PICK: Jacksonville. At least Jacksonville's QB doesn't run headlong into his teammates' bums. I'm pretty sure they'd throw you in a snake pit for that in owner Shahid Khan's home country.
Chicago (-3) at Minnesota
PICK: Chicago. Minnesota is 1-4 in their last five games, and only really play well when they can run all over the other team.
Atlanta (-3.5) at Carolina
PICK: Atlanta. Isn't Atlanta good? Didn't Carolina just lose to the Chiefs? I'll make this my NO DOUBTER of the week, but I feel like I'm about to be scammed.
Philadelphia (+7.5) at Tampa Bay
PICK: Philadelphia. The Iggs have taken a bitter pill over the past few weeks, casting off all the players and coaches responsible for a terrible locker room environment. I think they come out and play well this week against the Leg Breaker and his henchmen.
St. Louis (+3) at Buffalo
PICK: St. Louis. Jeff Fisher knows a thing or two about beating Buffalo.
Dallas (+3) at Cincinnati
PICK: Cincinnati. I'm basing this pick solely on what the Bengals did to the Giants earlier this year.
Miami (+10) at San Francisco
PICK: San Francisco. Miami has been playing better lately. But I think the 49ers power running and strong defense will expose the 'Phins.
New Orleans (+5) at NYG
PICK: New Orleans. Two of the more inconsistent teams in the NFL. I keep going to the well with New Orleans and they keep burning me. I'll try one more time.
Arizona (+10) at Seattle
PICK: Seattle. The Cardinals have no offense.
Detroit (+7) at Green Bay
PICK: Green Bay. I will use this space to discuss what a dirtbag Ndamakong Suh is. He keeps getting called out for dirty plays, yet for some reason keeps defending himself by saying "I would never do that," or "I'm not that type of player." You clearly are that type of player, and you ALWAYS do that. I don't get what we're missing here. Suh's repeated violations are also a microcosm of Jim Schwartz's control over this team.
Houston (+3.5) at New England
PICK: New England. The game of the century! I'm taking New England because the last time the Texans had to go up against an offense like this (Green Bay) they got burned. Also, BB.
LAST WEEK: 4-12
SEASON RECORD: 80-89-5
NO DOUBTER RECORD: 5-6-1