Week 16: only 2 more weeks left

Posted: December 21, 2011 by djplaymaker in NFL

Yes sir!! Only 2 more weeks left in the regular season til the playoffs start. Last week was what you would say an unexpected week. You had the Colts winning their 1st game while the Packers lost their 1st game, the Chargers & Eagles still alive for postseason berths, the Lions having another comeback win after being down by 14+,the Patriots bursting a balloon in the Tebow express, & 2 power outages in the 49ers/Steelers game on Monday. I wonder what we have coming for us this week. I know some teams who’ve already clinched playoff spots should be thinking about resting players to avoid injuries, but it’s on them whether to do that or not. Let’s break down week 16 shall we.

Thursday

Houston vs Indianapolis- The Colts are hoping that momentum from their 1st win can carry it to this game on Thursday. The Texans had already clinched the AFC South, however they are competing w/ the Ravens for a 1st round bye. T.J. Yates came down to earth last week by throwing 2 ints in the lost to Carolina last week. Andre Johnson won’t be available for this week, but Kubiak wants to at least play him some plays in the season finale. The Texans are 5.5 road faves.

Playmaker: I like the Texans to bounce back after the loss. Take the Texans & under

Noez:

Randy:

Saturday

Cleveland vs Baltimore- Both teams are coming off losses. The Browns blew a 17-7 lead in Arizona & ended up losing, despite Peyton Hillis scoring his 1st rushing td since week 2 while the Ravens just got punked by the Chargers in San Diego & in that game, Antonio Gates made Ray Lewis look old. The Browns probably will have Seneca Wallace starting again this week since McCoy still hasn’t been cleared from the concussion. IMO, they should just start Wallace for the final 2 games. He looked good in the game last week & is more mobile than Colt. The Ravens are 13.5 home faves. Remember last time these two teams played, Ray Rice went off for 200 yds rushing.

Playmaker: I love my Browns, but I don’t see us winning this game. Take the Ravens & the points

Noez:

Randy:

Denver vs Buffalo- The Tebow express was derailed by Brady & the Pats last week. However, he should be at least happy this week since Elway finally showed him some confidence saying “he’s our quarterback for the future & will work w/him in the off-season”. The Bills were shredded by Reggie Bush & the Dolphins @ home in the snow. Denver is still looking to clinch the AFC West since it still looks wide open. The Broncos are a fg road fave.

Playmaker: Tebow losing before X-Mas? C’mon son. Take the Broncos & the points.

Noez:

Randy:

Tampa Bay vs Carolina- The Panthers get the Bucs this week . They won the 1st match-up in Tampa. Cam Newton is like 100 something yds away from breaking Marino’s rookie record for passing yards in a season. The Bucs were manhandled @ home by the Cowboys. Both teams are playing for pride, however, the Panthers are looking to finish ahead of Tampa in the NFC south. The Panthers are 7.5 home faves.

Playmaker: Killa Cam & the Panthers getting on their level. Take the Panthers & cover the spread.

Noez:

Randy:

Arizona vs Cincinnati- Both teams are coming off wins. The Cards coming from behind to beat my Browns in OT & are 4-0 in overtime, while making their overall record 7-7 while the Bengals gave the Rams the business & still in the hunt for the wild card. A.J. Green will probably play this week after suffering a mild shoulder sprain. The Cards are also alive for a wild card spot, but it’ll probably be too little too late since Atlanta & Detroit control their wild card destiny. The Bengals are 4 pt home faves.

Playmaker: I know the Cards are coming in hot, but I think Dalton, Green, Benson, & the Bengals knows what’s @ stake here. Take the Bengals & take the under.

Noez:

Randy:

Oakland vs Kansas City- Romeo Crennel picked a great opponent to beat for his 1st win as Chiefs coach. How did he motivate that team to slow down that Packers’ offense, I don’t know, but they shocked the world. They still have a chance to win the AFC West because if all 4 teams in that division finish @ 8-8, the Chiefs win the tie-breaker. As for the Raiders, they just simply choked that game vs Detroit. How they let Megatron go off on them. I ask all my Raiders’ fans when McFadden’s going to return, they say next week of I don’t know. Last time these two teams played, it was the week when they signed Carson Palmer, lost McFadden in that game & Palmer & Kyle Boller combined to throw 6 ints as the Chiefs shut them out in the Black hole. The Chiefs are 1.5 home faves.

Playmaker- The game’s in Arrowhead & can the Chiefs carry that momentum? We’ll see. I like the Chiefs & take the slight over

Noez:

Randy:

Miami vs New England- Both teams are coming off road wins. Brady & the Pats proved to Tebow & the Broncos that they are just the flavor of the month while Reggie Bush had a SC vs Fresno St. flashback when he had over 200 yds rushing & he’s only 72 yds away from having his 1st 1,000 yd season. If he gets that, he gets my vote for comeback player of the yr (take that KIM K). Last time these two teams played, Brady went off, passing for over 500 yds & Benny Sapp got cut for getting burned by Wes Welker on that 99 yd td pass. Bright spot of the Patriots win: in the words of Deion Sanders, “Chad got a ball” & scored. However, if you think that Pats’ defense was suspect now, then it gets worse now that Andre Carter’s done for the yr after tearing his quadriceps. The Pats are 9.5 home faves.

Playmaker: I know Bush’s looking for that 1K mark, but I can’t see them winning in New England. Take the Pats & the over.

Noez:

Randy:

N.Y. Giants vs N.Y. Jets- The battle of New York is here on X-mas eve. Both teams have to answer to their own city’s media after lackluster losses last week. The Giants laid an egg @ home to the Redskins after beating the Cowboys the week before while the Jets were just flat out popped in the mouth by the Eagles in Philly. Rex Ryan already giving the Giants bulletin board material by saying he wants the Jets to own the town as well as the league. All I know is whoever losses this game, they don’t want see the back of the Daily News or the NY Post the next day. The Jets are a fg fave.

Playmaker: This one is a tough one since I got my fam in Jamaica Queens, the homie Screws aka Mr Underdawg is a Giants fan & my “Havana girlfriend” loves her Jets. I got to take the Jets & take the cover because Rex’s gonna find a way to outcoach Coughlin, who’s always on the hot seat every yr.

Noez:

Randy:

St Louis vs Pittsburgh- The Steelers are asking questions after their loss on Monday night to the 49ers like “ why did we play Ben when he had a bad ankle & what was up w/ the power outages”. That loss made them 0-3 vs the Harbaugh brothers since Jim already swept them this yr. The Rams are just the Rams, hoping for the season, despite Steven Jackson playing his ass off every game. The Steelers are 16 pt home faves.

Playmaker: Take the Steelers & the over. Question will be if Ben’s ankle will heal up to let him move around in the pocket.

Noez:

Randy:

Jacksonville vs Tennessee- Both teams are coming off losses. The Jags made the Thursday night a snoozer by their performance vs the Falcons while the Titans let the Colts get their 1st win to avoid going 0-16. The only question for this game is if Locklear or Hasselback’s going to start this game. Also, don’t forget about the running back match-up between Chris Johnson & Maurice Jones Drew. The Titans are a td fave @ home. The Jags won the 1st match-up in their house.

Playmaker: I like the Titans & take the cover.

Noez:

Randy:

Minnesota vs Washington- The Redskins are flying high after popping the Giants’ ballon last week & get to face the Vikings. The Vikings are coming off getting carved up by Drew Brees & the Saints. Both of these teams had something in common: they both had Donovan McNabb as their starting qb. This game is for pride purposes. The Redskins are 6.5 home faves.

Playmaker: It may come to qb play. However, I’m going out on a limb & say the Vikings will pull the upset. Ponder should outplay “Sexy Rexy” & I hope Adrian Peterson goes H.A.M on them. Take the under.

Noez:

Randy:

San Diego vs Detroit- The Lions must be the Cardiac Kids this yr because they won their 4th game I think after trailing by more than 14 pts @ the half. Megatron going off on that Raiders secondary was amazing & how ironic it was it that N’Damique Suh , who was suspended for 2 games for stomping on a Packers lineman, block Sea Bass’ fg attempt. For the Chargers, it looks like their annual winter playoff push is about to happen again after their dominant performance vs the Ravens at home last week. The Lions control their own wild card destiny along w/ the Falcons while the Chargers need help along the way to steal the AFC West. The Lions are 2.5 home faves.

Playmaker: If Megatron ate up the Raiders’ secondary, imagine what he’ll do to the Chargers. I like the Lions & take the slight over.

Noez:

Randy:

Philadelphia vs Dallas- Don’t look now, but the Eagles are still alive for the play-off races & they can actually win the NFC East if they win all out & the Cowboys & Giants have brain farts. If one team can do it, I think they can. They looked impressive vs the Jets last week & Shady McCoy’s playing like a MVP candidate w/ his 20 tds this season. The Cowboys looked nice vs Tampa, but remember it’s still December & Romo struggles this month. The Eagles won the 1st match-up in the Linc. However, the Cowboys are 1.5 home faves.

Playmaker- It’s still December & Romo still can’t shake that monkey & the Eagles are looking like they’re clicking again. I like the EAGLES to win & take the over. (See the all caps on the Eagles Letty Bear. Bark on that)

Noez:

Randy:

San Francisco vs Seattle- All I got to say is this: the 49ers are the most disrespected 11-3 team I’ve seen. They beat the Steelers on Monday night in front of a national audience, but can’t get respect because the Steelers didn’t have Rothesberger at full strength & James Harrison was suspended for going helmet to helmet on Colt McCoy. A win is a win. As for the Seahawks, they are on a roll & they just smacked the Bears’ in the mouth. Marshawn Lynch’s still scoring tds & eating skittles. The 49ers won the 1st match-up in the Stick & can win the 1st round bye w/ a win & the Saints’ losing their game. The 49ers are 2 pt faves.

Playmaker: I’m sipping on that 49ers’ kool-aid. Plus, Harbaugh always have Pete Carroll’s number whether it’s college or the pros. Take the 49ers & the points

Noez:

Randy:

Sunday

Chicago vs Green Bay- The undefeated season died for the Packers last week & it sorta hurt Aaron Rodgers a little. However, they still have to clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs w/ a win this week. The Bears aren’t the same team since both Cutler & Forte got hurt. Last week, Hanie played so bad that Josh McKown may get the start this game. How ironic is it that the Bears & Packers are the only teams to play on X-Mas day & the NBA starts the same day. The Packers won the 1st match-up @ Soilder Field. There was no spread this week.

Playmaker: I hope Obama keeps his eyes on that Bulls game because there is no way the Bears are going to win this game in Lambeau. The Packers will be pissed & take it out on them.

Noez:

Randy:

Monday

Atlanta vs New Orleans- What a way to end the Monday Night schedule for this yr as these two NFC South rivals face each other in the rematch. The Saints won the 1st match-up in the A in OT, but the story of that game was Mike Smith’s play calling for going for it on 4th down in their own territory in OT. However, the Falcons looked impressive in their game vs the Jags while the Saints were clicking on cylinders as usual as Brees is giving Aaron Rodgers a run for the MVP & is also closing in on surpassing Marino’s single season passing yards record. I can’t wait for this game. Question for the Falcons, which Falcons team would show up, the one who likes to pound the ball w/ Michael Turner or the one when Matty Ice airs it to Roddy White, Julio Jones, & Tony Gonzalez? The Saints are 6.5 home faves

Playmaker: If there was any team that could beat the Saints in their own house, I say the Falcons along w/ the Packers. Time to get payback Matty Ice. I like the Falcons to win & cover the spread as well

Noez:

Randy:

With all the upsets last week, the results for NW radio picks were crazy. Yours truly & Noez finished w/ 8-8 while Randy had a 6-10 record. Happy b-day shoutouts to Woodstock (can’t wait to go fishing on Saturday, despite missing football lol), the homie DJ Deck a Rec, Christy Kae, Anthony Araya, Sandra Macedo Soto, Inez Garcia, Kristina Antuna, Jennifer Fernandez & my girl Jasmine Lauren Orozoco. Til then, everyone out have a safe X-mas & for the NBA X-mas games, go Knicks, Mavs, Lakers, Thunder & Lob City. Peace

Pmeezy11

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