All right, kids - this is it. Shake what your mama gave ya and show us what you got. We're out of bye week nonsense, so this will be a 96-game test of picking mettle. I'll spice it up and say that whoever gets closest to 96 correct picks will receive a $25 gift card to the Packer Pro Shop. Can't lose, right? My junk after the jump.
No, not really my junk - I'm not Favre. Hell, the camera on my phone barely works. My picks:
Packers over Lions: Yeah, I'm a homer.
Cowboys over Dolphins: The Dolphins are a bit of a mystery right now, but I don't see them beating the 'Boys on T'giving.
Ravens over 49ers: Too much defense - I don't care how resurgent Alex Smith has been. Wait - can someone be "resurgent" if they've never surged in the first place?
Jets over Bills: The way the Bills are playing right now, I'd take Seattle over 'em.
Bengals over Browns: Cinci's trying to stay in the playoff hunt, while Cleveland...isn't
Falcons over Vikings: This one could have been closer than you'd think, but Peterson's injury is not a pretty one. I expect him to be ineffective even if he does play.
Texans over Jaguars: Sure, Schaub is out, but y'know - Jags.
Rams over Cardinals: This game will be broadcast to approximately 20 homes in the Phoenix and St. Louis metro areas.
Titans over Buccaneers: Take the points here - I'm picking Tennessee in a squeaker.
Panthers over Colts: The Colts may win a game this year, but this is not that game.
Seahawks over Redskins: Yeah, I'll take the kinda tough home team over the choke artists. I'm weird like that.
Bears over Raiders: Oakland's going to try to get after Hanie, but I think it'll be a steady dose of Forte all day. Bears D and ST win this one.
Patriots over Eagles: No one smells blood in the water better than Belichick. The Dream ends on Sunday.
Chargers over Broncos: I flipped a coin for this one, but it landed on its edge. Then I remembered TEBOW4MVP and had to drink until that was gone. So, yeah - Chargers get off the schneid.
Steelers over Chiefs: And it won't even be close.
Saints over Giants: Another tough one for me to call, but I like Drew Brees in primetime at home more than I like Eli Manning. Hell, I like week-old sushi more than I like Eli Manning, but I still think the Saints win in a shootout.
So make your picks - justify 'em if you want, but get 'em in before 11AM Central time on Thursday. There's no such thing as a tie-breaker this week. Again, this is a six-week race to see who can get closest to 96 picks right.
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