Week Eleven Record: 8-3-2
Overall Record: 68-64-7
Schmear of the Week: 8-3
Bagels in the Basket: +12
The NFC West is arguably the best division in football this season.
Whether you liked him or hated him, I think everyone wished Tim Tebow was still in the league this season. For better or mostly worse, he was always a decent story.
Who's feeling the Panthers?
THIRD AND LONG:
The 5-5 Jets are hanging on by their chinny chin chin straps. A loss Sunday still does not doom their season. Amazing. Rex Ryan should by a dog and name it Parity.
Tennessee might emerge as the AFC's new Wild Card contender.
With a victory, the Giants will contend with the Cardinals, Bears, Cowboys, and Packers for the 2nd Wild Card. Unless the Saints stumble, the Panthers have the 1st WC in hand.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones should fire his general manager. He sucks.
Let's roll some Bagels.......
Friday Line ~ NYDN
GIANTS -2 1/2 (Cowboys)
This is the game Eli removes a legion of naysayers off his back. At the moment, Dallas' secondary couldn't cover a mail box. The Giants had six turnovers last time they met, and still almost won.
Loss; 24-21 Cowboys
RAVENS -3 1/2 (Jets)
Inconsistency prevails. Even a bounce back week by the defense won't help. The Jets have too many in-flight issues. The Ravens defense is still capable of overwhelming either one of the Jets QBs. Can you say, turnovers?
Win; 19-3 Ravens
LIONS -8 1/2 (Bucs)
The Bucs are high off two straight victories. The Lions will bring their heads back down by ten points.
Loss; 24-21 Bucs
TEXANS -10 (Jaguars)
There are six teams who've scored less than 200 points. The Jags are obviously one of them. But no one would have predicted Houston would also wind up on the list. The Jags only average 13 points per game.
Loss; 13-6 Jaguars
Vikings +5 (PACKERS)
I smell upset. All the Vikings have to do is buckle down on defense..., just a little. Tall order though.
Win; 26-26 TIE
CHIEFS -5 (Chargers)
I washed my hands of the Chargers last week. Only Carolina has allowed less points than Andy Reid's Chiefs, but only by three! K.C. knows they can take over first place pending the Pats/Broncos game.
Loss; 41-38 Chargers
Panthers -4 1/2 (DOLPHINS)
Carolina is feeling it. Facing the Panthers is turning into the league's worst nightmare.
Loss; 20-16 Panthers
Steelers +2 (BROWNS)
I don't have the guts to pick Cleveland at home.
Win; 27-11 Steelers
Bears +1 (RAMS)
This is my stay away game of the week. The Rams season is toast, so stick with the more desperate team.
Loss; 42-21 Rams
Titans PK (RAIDERS)
See Jets. Raiders inconsistency rears its ugly head again. With a slightly better ability to score, Titans prevail in the black hole.
Win; 23-19 Titans
CARDINALS -2 (Colts)
Phoenix Rising! Indianapolis leads a division of scrubs. The Cardinals play with Seattle and S.F. and are still 6-4. I've ridden the Cards with great success this season.
Win; 40-11 Cardinals
PATRIOTS +2 1/2 (Broncos)
The Patriots nearly pulled out that game against Carolina, the NFL's best defense. On the other side of the ball, only the Chiefs have allowed less points in the AFC than the Patriots.
Win; 34-31 Patriots
*Schmear of the Week: (3 Bagels)
Week Twelve Munch: Flank Steak Burrito Supremes! What's on your menu? Eat it.
Happy Football Sunday everyone!
Week Twelve Record: 6-6
Overall Record: 74-70-7
Schmear of the Week: 8-4
Bagels in the Basket: +9