week 16 preview

Posted: December 24, 2015 by djplaymaker in NFL, zuncategorized
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Pretty much, this is how the Panthers & Josh Norman feel about their haters! Rico Richie approves this message #poppin

 

It’s coming down to the nitty gritty. Only 2 more weeks left in the regular season & we already having some teams punching their playoff invitations. However, we have 2 divisions & the wild cards remaining to round out the postseason. Last week, we saw the Giants once again give an undefeated team a run for their money, despite the ugly actions of Odell Beckham vs Josh Norman, the Texans relying on their 3rd quarterback (Brandon Weeden) to defeat the Colts, the Chiefs & Seahawks remaining hot, & the Rams & Chargers probably winning their final home games in their respective cities. I wonder what we have in store these final 2 weeks. Let’s hope it’s exciting, starting with tomorrow’s game.

Thursday

San Diego vs Oakland- Emotional night for the Raiders here. It might be their final game in the Bay, but we know it’ll be the final home game for Charles Woodson, who announced his retirement effective after the season. The Raiders are coming off a home loss to the Packers while the Chargers had their so called final game in San Diego resulting in a win over the Dolphins. Funny part is both teams are in partnership for the stadium deal in Carson. It’s weird that these two are playing each other to end the Raiders’ tenure in Oakland. No postseason aspiratons here, but pride. The Raiders are 5.5 home faves. I like to see the Raiders go out w/ a bang & win this game for the fans & Woodson as well.

Noez:

Randy:

Saturday

Washington vs Philadelphia- Believe it or not, the NFC East or as I call it, NFC Least could be decided after this week. The Redskins have gone 2-1 in their last 3 games, including last week’s win over the Bills & at 7-7, they are in 1st place in the division. Kurt Cousins has done his job & the best part is how RG III’s handled the demotion. For the Eagles, even though they suffered a home loss to Arizona, they can still get back in the race should they win this game. Advice for DeMarco Murrary, ask to be traded when the season ends. If Chip Kelly couldn’t fit you in his system, something’s wrong. The Eagles are a fg home fave. I like the Redskins to end this mess & win to clinch the division.

Noez:

Randy:

Sunday

Indianapolis vs Miami- The Colts are suddenly on a down spell, losing their  last 3 games, including last week at home vs the Texans. Hasselback was struggling w/ bruised ribs & his replacement Charlie Whitehurst was struggling as well. Should they be hoping that Andrew Luck come back & save this mess? They hope so. For the Dolphins, a road loss to the Chargers pretty much knocked them out of playoff contention. It’s a big game for the Colts in some way to get back in the AFC South race. The Dolphins are a pt home fave. I like the Dolphins to get a close win since the Colts are struggling.

Noez:

Randy;

New Engalnd vs NY Jets- Big game for both teams. The Pats have already clinched the division, but their goal is to have home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. How they keep winning games w/ their players getting hurt & banged up is surprising to me. For the Jets, a 9 win season, coming off 3 straight wins, but they don’t control their own destiny in the wild card chase. The Jets played them tough the 1st time these 2 met in Foxborro, but the Pats got the win. It has to be a signature game at this point for Fowles & the team. The Pats are fg road faves. I like the Jets to get this signature win.

Noez:

Randy:

Houston vs Tennessee- The Texans have suddenly took over the AFC South, going 3-2 in their last 5 games. They went into Indy & had to use Brandon Weeden after Yates, who was replacing Hoyer, got hurt to defeat a Colts team, who has been struggling lately. For the Titans, not only they did smack around by the Pats in New England, but Mariotta got hurt, pretty much ending his season, yet the team won’t put him on IR. Hope the Texans don’t have a Dr. Jekyll & Mr . Hyde performance here. It’s a picked game. I like the Texans in a close battle.

Noez:

Randy:

Cleveland vs Kansas City- Once again, my Browns have to face a team who’s been on a hot roll. Last week, they were smacked around in Seattle, this week they face a Chiefs teams who have won 8 straight. Believe it or not, they still have a chance to win the AFC West with the Broncos’ recent struggles. My Browns are playing for draft position. The Chiefs are 12 pt home faves. I can’t even pick my Browns to win this game. Gotta go w/ the Chiefs in this contest.

Noez:

Randy:

San Francisco vs Detroit- We have the 49ers, who are coming off a home loss to the Bengals while the Lions are coming off a road win in New Orleans. Pretty much nothing to talk about here. None of these are going to the dance. The Lions are 10 pt home faves. I like the Lions to win, but take the under.

Noez

Randy:

Carolina vs Atlanta- Only 2 more games left for the Panthers to finish the regular season undefeated. The Giants overcame a 28 pt defect to tie the game, but the soon to be league MVP Cam Newton kept his composure, unlike both Beckham & Norman & lead the Panthers downfield to set up the game winning fg. Speaking of Norman, he was hit w/ $25k fine for his actions in the mess between him & Beckham. Ron Rivera also promised no more bat intimidations. For the Falcons, they snapped their 5 game losing streak with their win in Jacksonville to get back to .500. They are still in the playoff hunt, but need a miracle. The Panthers shut them out the 1st match-up, will the Falcons score in this game. The Panthers are a td road fave. I like the Panthers to win & cover the spread.

Noez:

Randy:

Chicago vs Tampa Bay- Lovie gets to face his former team this week. The Bucs are coming off a road loss in St Louis, pretty much eliminating them from the playoff race. However, they still have that chance to finish at .500. For the Bears, another loss, this time to the Vikings. Both teams are playing for pride here. The Bucs are fg home faves. I like the Bucs to win this game & cover the spread.

Noez:

Randy:

Dallas vs Buffalo- It’s been getting ugly for the Cowboys. Another loss, this time to the Jets & now they’re just going to start Kellen Moore these final two games since they are eliminated from playoff contention. For the Bills, road loss to the Bills, Shady tears his MCL, but is listed as week to week. The Bills are 6-8, but not eliminated from playoff contention. The Bills are 6 pt home faves. I like the Bills to win this contest

Noez:

Randy:

Pittsburgh vs Baltimore- Don’t look now, but the Steelers are looking like one of those teams you don’t want to see in the playoffs. They had to come back from a 17 pt 1st half deficit to defeat the Broncos at home. Antonio Brown was balling out as well w/ 16 catches on the Broncos top ranked defense. They almost made an error w/ Ben throwing a pick w/ them leading by a td before the 2 min warning & they should had ran out the clock. For the Ravens, home loss for them vs Kansas City. Injuries killed the Ravens this yr. They’ll be back next yr. The Steelers are 10 pt road faves. I like the Steelers to win & take the over.

Noez:

Randy:

Jacksonville vs New Orleans-  Both teams are coming off home losses. The Jags let the Falcons snap their 5 game losing streak on them while the Saints lost to the Lions. No playoff aspirations for these teams here. It’s for pride here. The Saints are 3.5 home faves. I like the Saints to win this game

Noez:

Randy:

Green Bay vs Arizona- Big game for these teams. The Cards have the no. 2 seed in the NFC while the Packers are the 3rd seed. Both teams are coming off wins, the Packers defeating the Raiders in the Bay while the Cards defeated the Eagles in Philly, but lost the Honey Badger for the rest of the yr when he tore his ACL. This could be the conference title game if somehow the Panthers don’t make it that far. I know both teams have offensive explosions w/ their abs (Rodgers & Palmer), but it may come down to the running game & defense. The Cards are 4.5 home faves. I like the Cards to win this game.

Noez:

Randy:

St Louis vs Seatte- The Seahawks clinched a playoff spot w/ their win last week vs my Browns. Russell Wilson’s stats this month is off the chart: 17 td passes & no ints. Doug Baldwin is playing like he’s Jerry Rice & the defense has picked it up. For the Rams, they won their in their so called final game in St. Louis & Stedman Bailey got released from the hospital, a month after getting shot in the head. Positive story here. It’s a divisional game here. The Rams won the 1st match-up in week 1 in St. Louis, so they’re looking for a sweep. The Seahawks are 13 pt home faves. I like the Seahawks to win, but take the under.

Noez:

Randy:

NY Giants vs Minnesota- The Giants won’t have Beckham for this game. That’s the major storyline here. Despite the fact that he & Josh Norman made their match-up look like something from the WWE, the game came down to the last drive. He did score, but Norman was in his head for 3 qtrs. Despite being 6-8, they’re still alive in the NFC Least. For the Vikings, coming off a win over the Bears & they pretty much control their own destiny for that final wild card spot. Bridgewater was the star last game because the Bears didn’t want Peterson to beat them. It’s a big game for both teams & the final Sunday night game of the season. The Vikes are 5.5 home faves. I like the Vikings in this contest

Noez:

Randy:

Monday

Cincinnati vs Denver- The season finale of MNF this yr & boy oh boy it’s a good one. Both of these teams are fighting for that no.2 spot in the AFC east. The Bengals got the AJ McCarron era started right w/ a road win in San Francisco while the Broncos dropped their 2nd straight game, this time on the road in Pittsburgh. If they lose out, they could lose the division to Kansas City & probably miss out on the postseason. Osweiler is getting the start again this week as Peyton Manning is still recovering from the plantar facisa injury. I don’t know why Kubiak is treating this qb situation like a game of Russian roulette. These last 2 weeks are big for this franchise. The Broncos are 3.5 home faves. I like the Bengals’ chance to win this one on the road.

Noez:

Randy:

Last week, yours truly & Randy were the top dawgs of the pickems w/ a 13-3 showing while Noez rounded out at 10-4. In the overall showing, randy upped his lead by 8 games w/ a 139-84 showing while yours truly has a 131-92 spot & noes rounds out at 118-93. Happy belated b-day shootouts to Sandra Soto, Diana Campos, Greg Torres, & Kristin Gonzalez. Happy b-day shoutouts this week to Michelle Phan, Inez Garcia, Valery Martinez, Veronica Rodriguez, Kristina Antuna Gomez, Jennifer Fernandez, John Moreno. Karen La Mere, Xochtil Huerta, Michelle Amy Carlos, my cousin Veronica Oseguera & Megan MacDougall. I have my fantasy league title game this week so wish me luck. I hope everyone have a safe x-mas (Go Cavs) & a happy New Yr!! Catch ya’ll on the next blog when it’s 2016!! Peace!!!

PMeezy15

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