This is it boys and girls, the last week of regular season picks. Jose isn’t mathematically eliminated, but would need a miracle to pull out the victory. Zac and Jeremy are tied for 1st, who will squeak out the win??
|Date & Time||Favorite||Spread||Underdog|
|1/3 1:00 ET||NY Jets||-3||At Buffalo|
|1/3 4:25 ET||At Carolina||-10.5||Tampa Bay|
|1/3 1:00 ET||New England||-10||At Miami|
|1/3 1:00 ET||At Cincinnati||-7.5||Baltimore|
|1/3 1:00 ET||At Atlanta||-4||New Orleans|
|1/3 1:00 ET||At Houston||-6.5||Jacksonville|
|1/3 1:00 ET||Pittsburgh||-10||At Cleveland|
|1/3 4:25 ET||At Kansas City||-6.5||Oakland|
|1/3 1:00 ET||At Indianapolis||-6||Tennessee|
|1/3 1:00 ET||At Dallas||-3||Washington|
|1/3 1:00 ET||At Chicago||-1||Detroit|
|1/3 1:00 ET||At NY Giants||-3||Philadelphia|
|1/3 8:30 ET||At Green Bay||-3||Minnesota|
|1/3 4:25 ET||At Denver||-9||San Diego|
|1/3 4:25 ET||St. Louis||-3.5||At San Francisco|
|1/3 4:25 ET||At Arizona||-6.5||Seattle|
Steelers (-10) at Browns: I don’t know what happened to the Steelers last week, but I do know they are in a MUST WIN game and don’t control their own destiny because of the Jets. They will have their foot on the gas from the opening kick off and won’t let up. Steelers rout the Browns and hope for Rex to start their New Year off right.
Vikings (+3) at Packers: Another team that has been impossible to figure out. The Packers didn’t even show up last week against Arizona, that was embarrassing (except it won me the Championship in my fantasy league). Divisional games can be tricky to pick, and the Packers haven’t shown me enough to make me a believer. Vikings may not win it outright, but this should be a very tight game.
Giants (-3) vs Eagles: Mr Lurie just made this pick a little easier for me by firing the “Mad Genius” Chip Kelly yesterday. The Giants looked awful last week, but will get ODB back for the game. Look for Eli to target him 23587352 times because thats all they have right now. Both teams should be cleaning house after this is over, so play hard and make a case for management to keep you on board!!
Bucs (+10.5) at Panthers: There is a chink in the armor of Super Cam and the Panthers. No longer searching for the perfect season and a little banged up right now, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few starters are rested for at least the 2nd half. Bucs have some young talent that needs all the experience they can get, so they won’t mail this game in.
Redskins (+3) at Cowboys: Congrats to the Skins for winning the NFC Least last week. What an accomplishment to beat out a few of the worst teams in football. Cowboys have nothing to play for and can’t even play spoiler in this one. I bet Dez will mail it in too. Skins win a sloppy game in Jerry World.
NY Jets (-3) at Buffalo – Coming off an Overtime win against the Might New England Brady’s, this match up is looking to be a great game. Jets are trying to stay alive and look at both Decker and Marshall to catch it effectively and moving those sticks. The Bills are going to look for Watkins early and fast to try to get ahead, but the build up plus Rex Ryans pressure will get to him. Last time they play Watkins only had 14 yards…. THAT’s IT! So Jets take it and Buffalo reflects over the off season.
Jacksonville (+6.5) at Houston – Texans secondary will have difficulty getting a hold of Jaguars QB Bortles has he throws it all day to both Allen’s (Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns).
Dallas (-3) at Washington – With the Redskins locked into the Playoff’s as the No. 4 seed taking the NFC East (What a battle in that division), they will also be resting a lot of their key players. Look at QB, TE, and other key players to sit this one out… Which leaves them Cowboys to come with a locker room boost win.
Kansas City (-6.5) vs Oakland –Those “Too Hot To Handle” Chiefs are coming into this game on a nine game winning streak… Not to mention that they can clinch the AFC West with a win and a Denver loss. I love the Raiders this year… but sometimes when your hot, your hot and that is why the Chiefs will take it on Sunday!
San Francisco (+3.5) vs St. Louis – With the last pick of the 2015 regular season… Jose “Ole” selects the 49ers to win their last game coached by Jim Tomsula. I love the guy, but i’m not sure if he showed us all the cards in his deck to keep him on… Either way, no reason why but going with a 49ER WIN!!!
Green Bay (-3) vs Minnesota: Both teams have clinched the playoffs but both teams will be playing hard for the victory Sunday Night. The winner gets the #3 Seed in the NFC and will host a game at home the following week. The loser will be the #5 seed (although there is a situation Minnesota could fall to #6). Both teams are 10-6 but it appears the Vikings have the momentum as of late, as the Packers offense has sputtered behind a shaky offensive line with Aaron Rodgers being the recipient of their issues. Rodgers will look to put together a solid game, as he hasn’t topped 250 yards passing once in the past 6 games. Overall this game will come down to the 4th Quarter but should be an interesting one, with temperatures in the low 20’s and a slight chance of snow. I’ll take Green Bay to eek this one out.
NY Giants (-3) vs Philadelphia: This may very well be Tom Coughlin’s last game coaching the Giants. A run that started 12 seasons ago, Coughlin has amassed a 102-89 record, reached the playoffs five times, and won 2 Super Bowls with New York. Sentiment alone will not help the Giants win, but it may give them the fight to come out swinging. Considering Chip Kelly was released from his head coaching duties of the Eagles last week, this Eagles team is now playing for their jobs. When looking at the numbers: the Eagles have surrendered at least 400 yards in six straight games and when you match that against Giants QB Eli Manning (63.1% completion percentage, 4134 yards passing, 33 Td’s, 14 Int’s, 93.6 QB Rating), you have a situation where the Giants can revenge their first loss to the Eagles this season and put up a lot of points early on. This is a game that the Giants will come out fired up (along with whatever crowd does show up to the game) and along with Odell Beckham Jr returning from his one game suspension, the team will win one more for their coach.
Kansas City (-6.5) vs Oakland: The 10-5 Chiefs will look to secure their 10th straight victory, heading into the playoffs as arguably the hottest team in the NFL after starting 1-5. The Chiefs can still clinch the #3 Seed and take the AFC West with a win and a Denver loss and that motivation alone will propel them to take this game easily over a Raiders team who hasn’t made the playoffs since 2002. The Raiders will be playing with some motivation, however, as this will be Charles Woodson’s last game before retirement. Ultimately, in the end, the Chiefs will control this game early with the only issue being if they start to rest their players in the 4th Quarter, allowing Oakland to close in on the point spread late in garbage time.
Washington (+3) at Dallas: This is a tough one to pick, just like many week 17 match-ups where one team is secured a playoff spot and one team has one foot out on the 1st tee box. Jay Gruden has insisted that his team will play hard but will not risk the health of players already banged up. This could include Jordan Reed (TE), Morgan Moses (RT), and DeSean Jackson (WR). On the other side, the Cowboys will be without star receiver Dez Bryant, who was recently placed on IR. This spread is close for a reason but ultimately the Redskins will still find a way to win this and gain momentum heading into the Wild Card round.
NY Jets (-3) vs Buffalo: The Jets came away with an impressive win last week against the Patriots and look to clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Bills. The Jets control their own destiny and can get in with a win outright or a loss and a Steelers’ loss. This game has irony written all over it as Rex Ryan, the once heralded Jets coach who took them to two straight AFC Championships, will be the head coach patrolling the Bills’ sidelines. Ryan Fitzpatrick, the QB for the Jets, will look to make the playoffs after being the Bills’ QB from 2009- 2012 (and getting his first start as the Bills QB in 2009 against the Jets). Ultimately the Bills will come out fired up for this one but the Jets methodical offense and stout defense will have them come away with the victory.
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Thanks for following us through out the regular season… Let’s see what we do with the Playoffs!