Captain Obvious says:
The Patriots have a 5 game lead in the AFC East. If they win one more game, they take the division. If they win the game this week, they likely win the top seed in the AFC playoffs. The Panthers have a 4 game lead in the division. If they win 2 more games they win the NFC South, one more if they beat the Atlanta Falcons in 3 weeks. It won't take them that long. The Denver Broncos and the Cardinals have 3 game leads in their divisions. Playoffs for these squads are almost assured. Thank Dog the bye weeks are over. This will be a pivotal week in the NFL playoff picture.
There is so much to say, yet no time in this holiday week. Happy Thanksgiving.
Philadelphia (4-6) at Detroit (3-7) - Lions
The Lions seem to be getting the hang of this.
Carolina (10-0) at Dallas (3-7) - Panthers
That defense is just too good. And Ted Ginn Jr. has finally found a home.
Chicago (4-6) at Green Bay (7-3) - Packers
Confidence is a fragile thing in Chicago.
St. Louis (4-6) at Cincinnati (8-2) - Bengals
As tough as they played the Cardinals, I don't see the Bengals losing 3 in a row.
Oakland (4-6) at Tennessee (2-6) - Raiders
The defense is slipping, but Oakland still has the horses to get this done.
New York Giants (5-5) at Washington (4-6) - Giants
The Taterskins have been surprising, but stupid. Coughlin will make them pay.
Minnesota (7-3) at Atlanta (6-4) - Vikings
I was wrong last week about how fast the Falcons are slipping.
Buffalo (5-5) at Kansas City (5-5) - Chiefs
Damn, the Chiefs are playing well.
New Orleans (4-6) at Houston (5-5) - Saints
Somebody woke up that Houston defense. They still suffer from NohasQB simplex 1.
Tampa Bay (5-5) at Indianapolis (5-5) - Buccaneers
Winston is starting to impress.
Miami (4-6) at New York Jets (5-5) - Jets
Fitz faces real pressure., but home field counts for a lot.
San Diego (2-8) at Jacksonville (4-6) - Jaguars
Does Rivers have anyone left to throw to? Still, Bortles didn't look all that great last week.
Arizona (8-2) at San Francisco (3-7) - Cardinals
I said before that the 'Niners defense was only Navarro Bowman facing off against 11 guys.
Pittsburgh (6-4) at Seattle (5-5) - Seahawks
The legion of Boom is back, if not as strong as before.
New England (10-0) at Denver (8-2) - Broncos
Edelman is out, Amendola is hurt, Gibson is hurt. Brady got pounded against Buffalo. The Broncos will have no mercy for the Cheetahs.
Baltimore (3-7) at Cleveland (2-8) - Browns
Matt Schaub v. Josh McCown? I'll take McCown and the Brownbutts at home.
Last Week's Score: 8 - 6, 57% Overall: 100 - 60, 63%