Week 11 Results
Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? Where has the season gone? Looking back at last week, it wasn’t bad at all in regard to my football picks at least. I was right about my pick for the Colts, but come on my Titans hung in there pretty well! It wasn’t a runaway game after all! I must admit I was surprised at how Buffalo so easily handled the Jets. I really thought NY was better than that. I appear to have been wrong about that.
Now someone explain to me how Tampa Bay beat Atlanta? Because I don’t get that one at all. I know we’re talking the best of two losers, but still. I thought Atlanta was better than that. Finally, I feel sorry for Green Bay. They seem to have a knack for putting their talent into their quarterback and when he’s down, the team can’t rally to live up to their potential. Of course they’re not the only team that has this problem.
But last Sunday wasn’t just about Football. So let me take this opportunity to say Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson on this 6th Nascar Sprint Cup Title. No matter how race fans feel about him, he is a good representative for the sport and contrary to what some ex-football players say, Nascar Drivers ARE Athletes!
That said, here’s my results from Week 11.
|THU, NOV 14||Spring’s Pick||Result||Game Results|
|Indianapolis at Tennessee||Indianapolis||W||30 – 27|
|SUN, NOV 17|
|NY Jets at Buffalo||NY Jets||L||14 – 37|
|Baltimore at Chicago||Chicago||W||20 – 23|
|Cleveland at Cincinnati||Cincinnati||W||20 – 41|
|Atlanta at Tampa Bay||Atlanta||L||28 – 41|
|Arizona at Jacksonville||Arizona||W||27 – 14|
|Oakland at Houston||Houston||L||28 – 23|
|San Diego at Miami||Miami||W||16 – 20|
|Washington at Philadelphia||Washington||L||16 – 24|
|Detroit at Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh||W||27 – 37|
|Minnesota at Seattle||Seattle||W||20 – 41|
|San Francisco at New Orleans||New Orleans||W||20 – 23|
|Green Bay at NY Giants||Green Bay||L||13 – 27|
|Kansas City at Denver||Denver||W||17 – 27|
|MON, NOV 18|
|New England at Carolina||Carolina||W||20 – 24|
|·Bye: Dallas, St. Louis|
|wins / games x 100 = %||67% – Results: W = 10 / L = 5 of 15
61% – Season: W = 100 / L = 62 of 162
Week 12 Picks
On to this week’s picks. New Orleans of course should handle Atlanta with no problem. But there are a number of close games coming up on Sunday and for the most part, I’ll give the advantage to the home team. The Steelers and Browns are one such game. Green Bay faces their biggest rival, but considering how they’re playing without Aaron Rodgers, I think this match-up goes to the Vikings.
I have no doubt that Evil’s Panthers will handle Tampa Bay. And while I want Baltimore to step it up, I don’t think they will today and I’ll give that game to the Jets. The Colts shouldn’t have a problem in Arizona and I don’t think traveling cross country to Oakland is going to help my Titans at all.
The big games come late in the day I think. Dallas and the Giants is going to be a big one. Both are in the same conference as the Skins, so I have a vested interest in this one. I think it’s a must win game for both teams and it’s going to come down to who wants it more. On paper Dallas should win. But Football isn’t about paper. So I’m going to give the home-field advantage to NY and pick them, with fingers crossed, to win.
Denver at New England, wow! Two of the best quarterbacks in the league going against each other. Both can handle the cold, so there’s no advantage there and the weather I believe is supposed to be terrible in New England today. Both can handle the 2 minute drill, so again, no advantage there. Between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady I think Manning has the advantage. He’s playing like he has something to prove. He’s not finished, he’s not on the down slope of the peak of his career. But I think Brady is playing like he is. For that reason alone, I’m giving the advantage to Denver.
Monday night is going to be sad. I want so badly to pick my Skins to win, but against the 49’ers, I don’t think so. Thus I’m breaking one of my rules to let loyalty pick Washington. I’m loyal, but I’m not stupid. So I expect San Francisco will win that match-up.
So here’s my Picks for Sunday!
|THU, NOV 21||Spring’s Pick|
|New Orleans at Atlanta||New Orleans|
|SUN, NOV 24|
|Pittsburgh at Cleveland||Cleveland|
|Tampa Bay at Detroit||Detroit|
|Minnesota at Green Bay||Minnesota|
|San Diego at Kansas City||Kansas City|
|Chicago at St. Louis||Chicago|
|Carolina at Miami||Carolina|
|NY Jets at Baltimore||NY Jets|
|Jacksonville at Houston||Houston|
|Indianapolis at Arizona||Indianapolis|
|Tennessee at Oakland||Oakland|
|Dallas at NY Giants||NY Giants|
|Denver at New England||Denver|
|MON, NOV 25|
|San Francisco at Washington||San Francisco|
|·Bye: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle|
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