Sunday, January 02, 2011

Week 17 NFL Predictions and Week 16 Results

This season hasn't gone as well as I thought it would, but let's try and go out big.

Carolina at Atlanta (-14):  Carolina is playing for John Fox, Atlanta is playing for top seed in the NFC Playoffs.

Cincinnati at Baltimore (-9.5):  Baltimore still has a shot at the AFC North.  Cincinnati actually looks better without their 2 diva Wide Receivers.

Pittsburgh at Cleveland (+5):  I will take Colt McCoy.  I didn't believe in him before the season, but he converted me. 

Minnesota at Detroit (-3.5):  This game means way more to Detroit than Minnesota.  A 3rd place finish in the NFC North for Detroit will improve the morale even more.

Oakland (+3.5) at Kansas City:  If I am Todd Haley and the Chiefs, why am I even contemplating playing most of my starters in the 2nd half of this meaningless game?

Miami at New England (-5.5):  Just listen to Tom Brady over the past week and you will figure out why the Patriots are the way they are.  Expect the Pats to continue to roll into the playoffs.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans (-7):  The young Bucs will not be able to match the execution that the Saints will display.  But this might be closer than people think and be a preview of years to come.

Buffalo (+1) at NY Jets:  Again, why play your starters for the entire game in one that doesn't have playoff positioning hanging in the balance? 

Chicago (+9.5) at Green Bay:  Even though the Bears are guaranteed the #2 Seed in the NFC Playoffs, I don't think they will roll over for the Packers.

Jacksonville at Houston (-3):  Garrard and Jones-Drew are out for Jacksonville.  Give me the offense of the Texans.

Tennessee (+9.5) at Indianapolis:  Chris Johnson is an angry man.  I predict that he will take it out on the Colts and cause this game to be a very close one.

Dallas (+2.5) at Philadelphia:  Michael Vick isn't playing and that Eagles offense isn't as explosive with Kevin Kolb.  I think that Stephen McGee can lead the Cowboys to victory in this spot.

NY Giants (-4) at Washington:  Look for the Giants to steamroll over the Skins.  Both teams need to take a hard look at the people leading them.

San Diego at Denver (+3.5):  The Chargers defense quit in Cincinnati last week.  Tim Tebow has the Broncos faithful looking at him as the possible savior.  I'm not sold on him quite yet.

Arizona (+6) at San Francisco:  The ugliest game in Week 17.  Take the team that has the most stability and that is Arizona.

St. Louis (-3) at Seattle:  The Rams win this to win the NFC West.  The Seahawks played well at home the beginning of the season, but have tailed off.

Record For Week 16: 50.0% Winning Percentage

Overall: 8-8 Favorites: 7-6. Road Favorites: 3-3. Home Favorites: 4-3. Underdogs: 1-2. Road Underdogs: 1-2. Home Underdogs: 0-0.

Season:  55.8% Winning Percentage

Overall Record: 134-103-3. Favorites: 90-76-2. Road Favorites: 43-28-2. Home Favorites: 47-48. Underdogs: 44-27-1. Road Underdogs: 29-22-1. Home Underdogs: 16-5.

1 comment:

R.J. said...

The Chiefs are playing their starters because Jamaal Charles is trying to catch Arian Foster for the rushing title. That's the only reason I can think of.