Merry Christmas Eve everyone!
Last Week: 8-8
Houston -5.5 @ Indianapolis: Who knew the Colts could win two in a row after not having won at all.
Buffalo +3.5 vs. Denver: Purely selfish pick so that there's a possibility of Tebow vs. Orton next week as a play-in game for the playoffs.
Cincinnati -4.5 vs. Arizona: Patrick Peterson covering A.J. Green, just like old times except the rest of LSU's team was equally dominant, and this Cardinals team...isn't.
Baltimore -13.5 vs. Cleveland: The Ravens are pissed off and back at home with Seneca Wallace leading the Browns' offense, so I'm laying the two TD's.
Tennessee -7.5 vs. Jaguars: Both teams are coming off embarrassing losses, but at least Jake Locker flashed signs of life, unlike Blaine Gabbert.
Kansas City -0.5 vs. Oakland: See, Buffalo vs. Denver.
Pittsburgh -15.5 vs. St. Louis: Even with Charlie Batch at QB, a shutout is a shutout.
New England -10.5 vs. Miami: I feel a lot better teasing this line down, but regardless, the Pats aren't going to blow their shot at the #1 seed.
Washington -6.5 vs. Minnesota: This Vikings secondary is so bad that Bad Rex could show up and still win this game.
N.Y. +2.5 @ N.Y.: Translation: I believe the Jets' blowout loss was a lot worse than the Giants' loss.
Carolina -7.5 vs. Tampa Bay: I'm still bitter the Panthers defense did just enough to ruin my Over bet last week, but I'm more bitter at Mike Williams not getting one pass his way during my fantasy playoffs.
Detroit -2.5 vs. San Diego: One of the best games of the weekend will end in a Megatron TD winning the shootout.
Philadelphia +2.5 @ Dallas: Could the Eagles soar into the playoffs at 8-8 after being left for dead?
San Francisco -2.5 @ Seattle: The super short Monday to Saturday jump in a tough stadium after a big win scares me a bit, but Marshawn Lynch's touchdown streak will come to an end against a record setting defense that hasn't allowed a rushing TD through the first 14 games.
Green Bay -12.5 vs Chicago: Next-man-up on the offensive better protect Aaron Rodgers from Julius Peppers, and the defense needs to tune up before the playoffs.
Atlanta +6.5 @ New Orleans: The Falcons avenge the overtime 4th down mistake and give the 49ers the 2 seed.