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2010 REGULAR SEASON
Welcome to the NFL's WEEK 17 and FINAL Regular Season games of 2010. The AFC South is still waiting for a Division Champ to round out the AFC Playoff picture. In the NFC, the West is still waiting for the Division Champ to be decided and the GIANTS and PACKERS will be playing for the last Wild Card spot.
N.F.C. Playoff Teams:
NFC EAST CHAMPS - EAGLES (10-5)
NFC SOUTH CHAMPS - *T/B/D SUNDAY ~ SIANTS (11-4) or FALCONS (12-3)
NFC NORTH - BEARS (11-4)
NFC WEST - *T/B/D SUNDAY ~ SEAHAWKS (6-9) or RAMS (7-8)
1st WILD CARD - *SAINTS or ATLANTA (Loser of NFC South Div. Title)
2nd WILD CARD - *GIANTS or PACKERS
NEW YORK GIANTS ~ Need to win against the Redskins in Washington and the Bears, who are playing a somewhat meaningless game for them, must win against the Packers in order for BIG BLUE to make the Playoffs.
A.F.C. Playoff Teams:
AFC EAST - PATRIOTS (13-2)
AFC SOUTH - *T/B/D SUNDAY ~ COLTS (9-6) or JAGUARS (8-7)
AFC NORTH - *T/B/D SUNDAY ~ STEELERS (11-4) or RAVENS (11-4)
AFC WEST - CHIEFS ((10-5)
1st WILD CARD - *STEELERS or RAVENS (Loser of AFC North Div. Title)
2nd WILD CARD - NEW YORK JETS
NEW YORK JETS ~ Clinched playoff spot last week when Redskins defeated Jaguars.
The Big Basket of BAGELS:
REGULAR SEASON BAGEL COUNT +12
SHMEAR of the WEEK ~ 9-5
Let's do this!
THE WEEK 17 and FINAL BIG BAGEL ROLL-OUT:
(SATURDAY NYDN LINE)
GAMES WITH PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONS:
** Giants -4 (REDSKINS)
It's not like the Giants have a choice. And I think Coach Shanahan is bringing back Mark Rypien to QB the 'Skins. What a kick in the behind it would be if the GIANTS lose this game and the BEARS win theirs.
LOSS ~ 17-14 Giants
** Bears +10 (PACKERS)
No Comment. Let's Go Bears!
WIN ~ 10-3 Packers
* Titans +10 (COLTS)
I'm probably very wrong about this. But nothing came easy for Peyton and the COLTS this year. Why should 9 1/2 points be easy now? Besides, Jeff Fisher is going to try to go out like a TITAN. He will definitely benefit with a new job somewere else.
WIN ~ 23-20 Colts
* TEXANS -3 (Jaguars)
C'mon..these guys have combined to give up 800 points! Who cares. Jaguars lose. No playoffs for them!
WIN ~ 34-17 Texans
* Steelers -6 (BROWNS)
You know how I am picking Browns games. But why shouldn't the Steelers win? Division Titles still mean something ....don't they?
WIN ~ 41-9 Steelers
* RAVENS -10 (Bengals)
I think they might be hungrier than the Steelers Sunday in their quests for the Division title. the Bengals are on the road and at least they won't be quitting in front of their own fans...when they do quit Sunday.
LOSS ~ 13-7 Ravens
* Rams -3 (SEAHAWKS)
There's no way Coach Spags is going to lose to WhiteHURTs and the SeaHags. His team will be the NFC West Champs.
THE BEST OF THE REST:
Bills +1 1/2 (JETS)
It's only a question of how long Coach REX will leave the regulars and Mark Sanchez in. To the Bills, this game will be just like many they've played. They're just out to ruin some-one's day. The Jets are in a totally different frame of mind right now.
LOSS ~ 38-7 Jets
Raiders +3 1/2 (CHIEFS)
..Because I'm trying to make-believe the Raiders have something to play for besides getting their Coach fired. Maybe they'll beat the Chiefs for old time's sake. Chiefs don't have much to gain by winning.
WIN ~ 31-10 Raiders
PATRIOTS -4 1/2 (Dolphins)
Because that's the way Bill Belichick coaches.
WIN ~ 38-7 Patriots
Cowboys +7 (EAGLES)
Just to piss-off GIANTS fans even more.
WIN ~ 14-13 Cowboys
LIONS -3 (Vikings)
..Because things will get worse and worse for as long as Brett Fvavbreerv is on that team.
WIN ~ 20-13 Lions
FALCONS -14 (Panthers)
Coach John Fox is outta there. The Panthers can't wait to get home. The Falcons want to prove they are the class of the NFC.
WIN ~ 31-10 Falcons
SAINTS -7 1/2 (Bucs)
The Bucs' season is over. But I think the SAINTS wanna Come Marching In.. Again.
LOSS ~ 23-13 Bucs
49ERS -6 1/2 (Cardinals)
Because the NINERS will wait till after their coach got fired to win a game. This is a battle to stay out of last place. May the better team still lose.
WIN ~ 38-7 49ers
BRONCOS +3 (Chargers)
meh.. Maybe Broncos get lucky and it snows. Then the Sunny Diego Chargers will get totally discouraged and quit.. where-by Phillip Rivers will blow his top and beat-up all his team-mates.
LOSS ~ 33-28 Chargers
THAT'S SIXTEEN FINAL BAGELS INTO THE OVEN!
POST GAME RESULTS:
10 Wins 5 Losses prior to 8pm game.
NEW SEASON BAGEL COUNT = +17
SHMEAR OF THE WEEK: (9-5)
Rams -3 (SEAHAWKS)
HAPPY FOOTBALL SUNDAY!!
Thank You for following the 2010 NFL Regular Season with me!
May your BAGELS be plentiful.
May your BAGELS be plentiful.
I'll be working on my Week 17 Giants and Jets Posts this evening.
My last N.Y. GIANTS post pretty much sums up where I stand: