Will 13 be lucky for Mikey this week? Will it be lucky for BBV readers? Will the Giants solve RG3? Let's look into the crystal ball and find out.....
One thing I love about this time of the NFL season, aside from the fact that playoff races are heating up, is that we have a full slate of games. Of course, the bye weeks extend the season by one week, but it sure is nice to have a smorgasbord of games to watch on Red Zone or to see highlights of Sunday night. Bonus this week too--the Giants do not play until Monday night, meaning Red Zone ORGY. Okay, maybe that's a strong word, but I'm looking forward to Sunday, and then having the Giants take it to RG3 Monday. Hopefully.
New Orleans at Atlanta--The Falcons are 5-0 at home and the Saints 2-3 on the road. To some degree, you can throw out records in tough divisional games, but Atlanta smells blood here and the #1 NFC seed. Falcons 38, Saints 31
Houston at Tennessee--I lived in Nashville when the Texans were a young franchise, and the Titans were a powerhouse. Times sure have changed, including the fact that Gary Kubiak's Texans are a remarkable 5-0 on the road. Texans 30, Titans 17
San Francisco at St. Louis--Wouldn't another tie be awesome? Ehhh, not really. Niners 27, Rams10
Minnesota at Green Bay--The Pack let the Giants' offense just trample them. And now here comes Adrian Peterson. But seriously, there is no way Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers let this one get away. Packers 33, Vikings 24
Seattle at Chicago--There are three teams in the NFL that have given up less than 200 points, and two of them are playing here (Seattle 185 and Chicago 175). So don't expect a shootout. Bears 10, Seahawks 6
Tampa Bay at Denver--Do you get the feeling John Elway knew what he was doing by letting Tebow go? Broncos 31, Bucs 30
NY Giants at Washington--We need this one for a last quarter cushion, but this is the type of game the Giants lose after a really big win. Still, I'm still going Big Blue until they force me not to. Giants 34, Redskins 30
Last Week: 11-5
Season Record: 114-62