Uh Oh! A couple guys failed to send me their picks. I guess if they send them to me by the end of the day Friday they will still count, except for the Jets-Bills game, of course!
Anyway, here's how I see Week 13:
NY Jets over Bills: I can't see any reason to get excited about the Bills' win last week. Plus, the Jets were tough earlier in the year. I think they win this one.
Philadelphia over Atlanta: My first instinct was to go the other way on this one, but then I remembered I need to start taking some chances. This one isn't a big reach, but it turns out some of the leaders picked Atlanta, so at least it gives me a chance to gain some ground.
Chicago over St. Louis: The Bears are not good, but they're still good enough to beat the Rams right? Right?
Cincinnati over Detroit: The Bengals should run wild in this one.
Pittsburgh over Oakland: Who knows with the Steelers anymore? I mean, I still give them the benefit of the doubt, but I'm starting to wonder.
Tennessee over Indianapolis: This is a popular upset pick, but apparently nobody else in this challenge is looking for an upset pick because I'm the only one who picked the Titans. I think they've got a shot. Not a very good one, but a shot. Like I said, I need to take some chances.
Denver over Kansas City: KC is just not good. I don't think Denver's as good as they looked earlier in the season either.
New England over Miami: The Patriots have a history of stinking it up against the Dolphins, so I might pay for this one.
New Orleans over Washington: The Redskins have a good defense, but the Saints have a REALLY good offense!
Carolina over Tampa Bay: I learned my lesson. Never pick the Panthers ... except against a really bad team like the Bucs.
Houston over Jacksonville: The Texans are still on the verge of being a really good team ... but they've been there for a long time.
San Diego over Cleveland: Ummm, do I need to explain myself here?
Dallas over NY Giants: I don't know. I figured most people would pick the G-men, so I went the other way.
San Francisco over Seattle: The Niners are also on the verge. I like the Alex Smith-Vernon Davis-Frank Gore-Michael Crabtree combination. Seems like a good core of talent to build around. (Yes, I used the word talent in reference to Alex Smith)
Arizona over Minnesota: Again, another chance here. I really hope Kurt Warner plays, because I don't think the Cardinals have a chance without him. But if he plays, this could be a really fun game to watch.
Green Bay over Baltimore: This is me going with my heart to make a risky pick. The group is just about split on this one, so it may or may not work out for me. Either way, I hope the Packers win.