Thursday, December 06, 2007

Phil's NFL Picks
When did this turn into a strictly NFL blog? I am gonna have to read some Maureen Dowd to get fired up.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Bears (5-7) @ Redskins (5-7)
Memo to Joe Gibbs: It's always been illegal to call back to back timeouts before a field goal attempt or any other play for that matter.
PICK: REDSKINS
Zach's thought: Thursday night games typically favor the home team.

SUNDAY GAMES
Dolphins (0-12) @ Bills (6-6)
Miami is four games away from making the wrong kind of history.
PICK: BILLS
Zach's thought: This is actually a huge game for Buffalo. Don't forget, it beat Miami by 3. Bills.

Rams (3-9) @ Bengals (4-8)
Another non-winning season for Cincinnati.
PICK: BENGALS
Zach's thought: Word is Bengals players are already planning their offseason crime sprees. Bengals.

Cowboys (11-1) @ Lions (6-6)
So much for that 6-2 start for the Lions.
PICK: COWBOYS
Zach's thought: You have to wonder if Detroit will win again this year. Cowboys.

Raiders (4-8) @ Packers (10-2)
If Brett Favre has to miss any time, Aaron Rogers played well enough last Thursday to avoid any major crisis.
PICK: PACKERS
Zach's thought: Lane Kiffin is getting interest from colleges. Why would he want to leave such a prime job? Packers.

Chargers (7-5) @ Titans (7-5)
If Tomlinson gets running room, it could be a long day for Tennessee, even with Haynesworth back.
PICK: CHARGERS
Zach's thought: Chargers look to be rolling. Chargers.

Giants (8-4) @ Eagles (5-7)
Looks like AJ Feeley is not the answer to Philadelphia's QB position after all.
PICK: GIANTS
Zach's thought: Giants have some tough games to close the season. This may not be one of them. Giants.

Panthers (5-7) @ Jaguars (8-4)
Carolina just doesn't have the manpower to handle Jacksonville's defense.
PICK: JAGUARS
Zach's thought: Jags get to beat up on another mediocre team. Jaguars.

Buccaneers (8-4) @ Texans (5-7)
Is it safe to say that Tampa Bay is for real this year?
PICK: BUCCANEERS
Zach's thought: Still not sold. Texans.

Vikings (6-6) @ 49ers (3-9)
Smart money says San Francisco wishes they had their 2008 first round pick back from the Patriots.
PICK: VIKINGS
Zach's thought:Smart money says spend your money elsewhere. Vikings.

Cardinals (6-6) @ Seahawks (8-4)
Too many injuries on Arizona's defense to win a tough divisional game on the road.
PICK: SEAHAWKS
Zach's thoughtz;Cardinals will need another generous performance from their opponent to win again. Seahawks.

Chiefs (4-8) @ Broncos (5-7)
I'm begging Cox Cable to please not put this game on local TV.
PICK: BRONCOS
Zach's thought: Who is worse? Broncos win.

Steelers (9-3) @ Patriots (12-0)
Upset Special: The streak ends here.
PICK: STEELERS
Zach's thought: Time for our long national nightmare to be over. Steelers.

Browns (7-5) @ Jets (3-9)
Fast Fact: Cleveland has not lost back to back games yet this year.
PICK: BROWNS
Zach's thought: Most important Browns game since 1994. Browns.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Colts (10-2) @ Ravens (4-8)
Wasn't the point of flex scheduling to bring good games to Sunday night?
PICK: COLTS
Zach's thought: I think I've seen just about enough of the Ravens in primetime. Colts.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Saints (5-7) @ Falcons (3-9)
In the spotlight are two of the lower teams in the arguably worst division in the NFL. Can't wait.
PICK: SAINTS
Zach's thought: For those of you who don't want to miss Heroes ... Saints.

LAST WEEK: 10-6 Z: 11-5
OVERALL: 124-68 Z: 120-72

PLAYOFF UPDATE

NFC
1. Cowboys - clinched a playoff birth

AFC
1. Patriots - clinched the AFC East

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1 Comments:

At 6:28 AM , Anonymous Erik said...

For the Browns, every game remaining is the most important game since 1994. They need to win out and finish 11-5 to have a realistic shot at the playoffs.

With Jacksonville likely to finish no worse than 11-5 and Tennessee even with the Browns, I just don't think 10-6 is going to cut it in the AFC wild card this year.

But 10-6 would be the Browns' first double-digit win season since '94, so even if they narrowly miss the playoffs, no one with a realistic grasp of the situation should want to complain.

Of course, if the Browns miss the playoffs by gagging in the final week against the woeful 49ers at home, complaints might be justified.

 

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