There are only 5 weeks of regular season action left, folks! And that means 5 weeks until we crown the second-ever APC Pick 'Em champ, joining our 2011 champ: Tarynfor12. uofmike has a 6-point cushion on VCF at the moment, with aaronetc and BLAS not too far behind. You never know if contending teams will falter down the stretch, or the Kansas City's of the league decide that, "Damn it, we're not going to take it anymore!" (although, they will most likely continue to take it). Your Week 12 marksmen: bnbfishin and Weezy685 nailed down 75% of their picks (12/16). Le standings:
Username Week 12 Points Overall Point Total
uofmike 11 124 Vermont Cubs Fan 11 118 aaronetc 9 117 Bush League All Star 11 115 Wiedmann 10 111 RaY210 9 110 Matt Keegan 10 109 Clutch16 9 109 Weezy685 12 107 BirdDogUni 10 106 gunslinger 7 106 ShareholderBehindEnemyLines 10 105 osc630 9 104 mike_o 8 101 AdamA 0 99 PackerFanInTN 8 97 Tarynfor12 10 96 ObiBraunKenobi 10 85 REV MARK 10 85 hawks61 10 76 bnbfishin 12 73 OBrienSchofieldismyHero 0 70 Steve From Fl 0 62
1) Week 13 deadline: Thursday, November 29 by 8:20 pm ET / 7:20 pm Central Time.
2) Please make this post recommended reading (x2), and un-rec last week's post.
3) Trying something new here. Enjoy this anecdote:
A woman placed an ad, offering a new Porsche for $10. A man answered the ad, but was skeptical.
"What's the gimmick?" he asked.
"There's no gimmick," the woman replied.
"My husband just died, and his will stated that he wanted his car sold and the money given to his secretary."
mike's Week 13 picks, brought to you in part by hawks61 and the CFL Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts!
Seattle at Chicago: Bears could be w/o Forte and 4 other starters this Sunday. SEAHAWKS.
Houston at Tennessee: Houston has looked shaky these past 2 weeks. Might have an upset here. TITANS.
New England at Miami: Huge game for MIA here; w/ the 49ers looming on the schedule, they have to find a way to win this one if they want a shot at making the playoffs. Doubt they stop the Pats' offense, though. PATRIOTS.
Jacksonville at Buffalo: Don't really care, to be honest. Gimme the home team. BILLS.
Indianapolis at Detroit: Who could have imagined the Andrew Luck-led Colts competing for an AFC Wild Card? I see them dropping this one, though, against a DET team that has played well in recent losses. LIONS.
Carolina at Kansas City: And now, time for mike's F**k It, I'm Going Deep Pick... CHIEFS (don't laugh at me).
San Francisco at St. Louis: Wouldn't it be cool if these teams played to another tie? Answer: no, no it wouldn't. STL will make a game of it, but the Niners are rolling. 49ERS.
Tampa Bay at Denver: Should be an exciting game. I'll take the Broncs by a TD. BRONCOS (HEY! I said stop laughing at me for my KC pick...).
Pittsburgh at Baltimore: Even if Roethlisberger returns, is there a RB on the roster that won't put the football on the turf? Ravens' D appears to be rounding back into shape (might even get Lewis back in week 15). RAVENS.
Cincinnati at San Diego: Just watch, the Chargers will win out and Norv Turner will inexplicably be allowed to coach an NFL franchise for another year. CHARGERS.
N.Y. Giants at Washington: /puke. GIANTS.
(Still laughing? Fine! /slams room door shut)