week 17 preview

Posted: December 31, 2015 by djplaymaker in NFL, zuncategorized
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It’s finally here people! The final week of the regular season & we still have 2 divisions & a final wild card spot open to clinch. Last week, we saw the Redskins winning the NFC East & Philly cutting ties w/ Chip Kelly, the Panthers finally getting on the lost column, the Steelers having an embarrassing lost to the Ravens, thus giving the Jets, who defeated the Pats in a wild OT game thanks to a Belichik blunder a chance to control their destiny, & the Broncos winning the final MNF game on the 2015-2016 season. Let’s break down these games shall we.

Sunday

NY Jets vs Buffalo- Round 2 of the Jets vs Rex Ryan. Rex won the 1st match-up in MetLife Stadium. It’s plain simple for the Jets: win & they’re in the playoffs. They’re on a 5 game winning streak & I think Fowles should be in the running for coach of the yr along w/ Ron Rivera for him turning the team around. For the Bills, they defeated the Cowboys last week & one more win has them finishing at 8-8. I know Rex would like nothing but to spoil his former team’s postseason chances. The Jets are 3 pt road faves. I like the Jets to win & cover the spread.

Noez:

Randy:

New England vs Miami- The Pats wish they could had took that chance to kick the ball off in overtime. That was the worst thing Belechik has ever done besides going on 4th & 2 in Indy couple of yrs ago. Funny part is that they haven’t clinched home field through out yet as it’s wild open. For the Dolphins, a brain fart by the offensive line cost them a chance to defeat the Colts last week. The Dolphins are just looking to finish the season strong. The Pats are 10 road faves. I like the Pats to win, but take the under.

Noez:

Randy:

Baltimore vs Cincinnati- The Ravens sorta put a wrench hold on the Steelers playoff chances last week w/ that surprising win. They also should be happy that Steve Smith, who was suppose to retire this yr, decided to come back for another yr. I figured he would because he didn’t want his last image of him on the field was being carried out after tearing his ACL. For the Bengals, tough road loss on monday vs the Broncos which hurts because they’ll have to play a wild card game instead of having a 1st round bye. It’s a divisional battle, so expect everyone to go hard. The Bengals are 9 its home faves. I like the Bengals to go into the playoffs w/ a win.

Noez:

Randy:

Pittsburgh vs Cleveland- Last week, I said the Steelers was the team that nobody wanted to see in the playoffs. Then, the Ravens game happened. I don’t know why the Steelers always play down to their competition. W/ the loss, they don’t control their own destiny & now need the Jets to lose to get in the playoffs. For my Browns, I was surprised that they kept it close w/ the Chiefs. They could had won, but a brain fart at the end cost them. I’m just anxious for this season to end. The organization is going to bring in Ron Wolf to be a consultant to Haslem & both Farmer & Pettine could be gone. Manziel’s under the concussion protocol for this game & Terelle Pryor might see some reps at QB this game. The Steelers are 10 pt road faves. Nothing would make me more happier if the Browns spoil the Steelers’ postseason hopes. I got my Browns in an upset.

Noez:

Randy:

Jacksonville vs Houston- The Texans pretty much have to win to clinch the AFC South. Who’s going to start the game, we don’t know yet. Brian Hoyer’s in the final stages of the concussion protocol, you still have Weeden, who’s filled in nicely the last two games. For the Jags, tough road loss, but they just need couple more playmakers & they’ll could be making noise for the playoffs next yr. The Texans are 6 pt home faves. I like the Texans to win this game.

Noez:

Randy:

Tennessee vs Indianapolis- For the Colts, it’s pretty simple: they need to win & hope the Texans lose to win the division. That’s the only way they’ll see the postseason. It’s bad that both Andrew Luck & Matt Hasselback are banged up & Charlie Whitehurst’s on IR. They just signed Josh Freeman, who hasn’t been in the league for like a yr to save them. For the Titans, disastrous record & I know Mariotta was sick to his stomach for these many losses in his rookie yr. They’re going have a top 3 pick next yr, so no quarterback will be needed. No spread for this game. I like the Colts to win an ugly game.

Noez:

Randy:

Washington vs Dallas- The Redskins have won the NFC East for the 1st time in 3 yrs after defeating the Eagles last week. Last time they won the division, RG III was the qb & Kirk Cousins was the back-up. Now it’s Cousins time to shine while Griffin couldn’t be activated for the games. I’ll be surprised he and Colt McCoy see the field this game since the Redskins have the wild card game next week. For the Cowboys, tough loss in Buffalo & like I said, injuries to Romo & Dez Bryant hurt them. I know if they had DeMarco Murrary, they wouldn’t be in this situation. It’s rebuilding time for the Cowboys. The Cowboys are 3.5 home faves. I like the Redskins, whether it’s RG III or McCoy under center, to win this game.

Noez:

Randy:

Philadelphia vs NY Giants- Phil Shumur, former Browns coach, will get to coach the Eagles in this season finale after the organization said deuces to Chip Kelly. Eagles fan are so excited bout this decision. He was a great coach, but his GM skills were questionable. For the Giants, they got spanked by the Vikings in Minnesota. It hurt that Odell Beckham was suspended. He’s back this game, but it might be the end for Tom Coughlin, who’s contract up after the season. He’s won them 2 rings, but it seems he’s always on the hot seat every yr. Divisional battle, expect a hard nose battle to finish out. The Giants are 3.5 home faves. I like the Giants to win this game.

Noez:

Randy:

Detroit vs Chicago- NFC North battle to end the yr. Both teams are just looking to finish strong. For the Lions, could this be the last time we’ll see Calvin Johnson in a Lions uniform? He’s owed $21 mil next yr & the organization probably would love to get out of that deal. For the Bears, we probably will see Matt Forte in a Bears uniform for the final time. They are looking to rebuild. No spread for this game. I like the Lions in this contest.

Noez:

Randy:

New Orleans vs Atlanta- NFC South battle to end the season. Despite the Falcons defeating the Panthers to knock them out from running the table, they were eliminated from the postseason chance thanks to the Vikings win over the Giants. They are looking to finish 9-7 in Dan Quinn’s 1st yr as coach. For the Saints, they are coming off a home win over the Jags & just looking to finish the yr strong. Could this be Drew Brees’ last game as a Saints qb? He’s owed $30 mil next yr & that’ll be a massive cap hit. Expect a shootout here. The Falcons are 4 pt home faves. I like the Falcons to win this match-up.

Noez:

Randy:

Oakland vs Kansas City- The Chiefs have already clinched a playoff berth, but can clinch the AFC West should they win & the Broncos lose to the Chargers. The Chiefs almost had a trap game vs the Browns but still came out w/ the win. For the Raiders, it’s the end of Charles Woodson’s career. He’s a hall of famer in my opinion. After the win over the Chargers in the final game in Oakland, they are looking to finish at .500 w/ a win. Things are looking up for the Raiders for next yr. Chiefs are a td home have. I like the Chiefs to win & cover the spread.

Noez:

Randy;

Tampa Bay vs Carolina- Cam vs Jameis pt. 2. The Panthers pretty much have a 1st round bye, but a win could clinch home field throughout the NFC. I know they wanted to run the table, but I think that loss to Atlanta was the best thing that could happened to them. For the Bucs, a win could have them finish at 7-9. Lovie could have them in the playoffs next yr. The Panthers are 10 pt home faves. I like the Panthers to win, but take the under.

Noez:

Randy:

San Diego vs Denver- It’s simple for the Broncos: win & they clinch the AFC West. They were happy to get that to win over the Bengals last week because they were falling down to the pack of the AFC’s best teams. Could this be Osweiler’s final start before Peyton Manning returns for the playoffs? Interesting question here. For the Chargers, final game for them as a franchise in San Diego & they made news by placing Eric Weddle on IR & fining him for violating team policy (watching his daughter perform at halftime). It’s his free agent yr & they doubt he’ll be back. The Bolts just want this season to be over. The Broncos are 9 pt home faves. I like the Broncos by a td.

Noez:

Randy:

Seattle vs Arizona- Both teams have already clinched playoff spots, but the Cards can clinch home field throughout the NFC w/ a win & Panthers lost. The Cards made life a living hell for Aaron Rodgers & the Panthers last week w/ 8 sacks & 2 defensive tds. For the Seahawks, they saw their 5 game winning streak snapped by the Rams last week. It sucks that the Rams won the head to head series this yr, now the Cards are in the same position to do the same thing to them. At least they’ll get Marshawn Lynch back for the playoffs, which is a positive sign. The Cards are 6.5 home faves. I like the Cards to win, but by a fg, so take the under,

Noez:

Randy:

St Louis vs San Francisco- Another NFC West battle to end the season. Both teams are playing for pride this game. For the 49ers, it has been a rough 1st yr for Jim Tomsula & now word is that Mike Holmgrem, who’s retired & a former Bill Walsh disciple, would be interested to coach them should they fired Tomsula after this yr. Another question for them is will Colin Kaepernick be on the roster as well. For the Rams, they’re looking to finish their tenure in St. Louis w/ a win to end at 8-8. Like the Raiders, the ceiling is very high for them w/ Todd Gurley having a 1,000 yd rushing season, the defense is intact. They just need to fix that qb issue & they are set. The Rams are 3.5 road faves. I like the Rams to win this match-up & cover the spread.

Noez:

Randy:

Minnesota vs Green Bay- Big game here to end the season & it’s for the NFC North title. Both teams are already clinched playoff spots, but one of them can win the division. For the Vikings, they are coming off a dominating home win over the Giants & Adrian Peterson can also win the rushing title in this contest. For the Packers, they were smacked around in Arizona & probably have a lot of questions to answer before they hit the postseason. It wouldn’t be like this had Jordy Nelson got hurt in the preseason. The Packers are fg home faves. I like the Packers to win & cover the spread.

Noez:

Randy:

Last week, yours truly & Randy were tied for the top spot at 10-6 while Noez was right behind at 9-7. In the overall standings, Randy has pretty much clinched it w/ a big lead at 149-90 with myself chasing at 141-98 & Noez rounding out at 127-100. It has been a great 2015 & I like to thank everyone who read the blogs this whole yr. Happy b-day shootouts to AC Carter, my girl from Sage Diane Munoz, Michael Gil, Monica Silva aka Monitone, the homie Steven Morales aka DJ Swank (kill that shit tomorrow), Johnny Vega, Diana Ruiz, Alfred Macias, my kinfolk Thomas Clarkson V (welcome home), Jimmie Cummings, Christopher “C-Walk” Walker & Fernando Alvarez. Hope everyone have a safe New Year’s eve & catch everyone on the newt blog when we discuss wild card weekend. Go Buckeyes & I’m out! Peace!!!

PMeezy16

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