November 17, 2012

NFL Winners & Losers: Week 11

This week's Hot Pod podcast!

1) Ravens (7-2) @ Steelers (6-3)
Pittsburgh is 4-0 at home this season, but sadly for them, they're 0-4 in games against Baltimore without Ben Roethlisberger. Ravens winners, Steelers losers.

(Side note: Who wants to bet Big Ben is back from this "multiple week injury" just in time to play Dallas in Week 15?)

(Side side note: Why does Byron Leftwich look so much like Doug E. Fresh?

2) Colts (6-3) @ Patriots (6-3)
The Colts visiting the Patriots with no Peyton Manning seems weird, doesn't it?

Now I do like Andrew Luck and the new Colts, and they have won their last 2 road games (though they only beat the Titans and Jaguars), but I just can't see them winning this particular game. It would be different if they did the Chuck Pagano head shave thing this week, but they already played that card, so unless they have a new Chuck Strong ploy, I gotta go with New England. Patriots winners, Colts losers.

3) Bears (7-2) @ 49ers (6-2-1)
This was supposed to be a battle of back-up QBs, but apparently Alex Smith has passed his concussion tests and is on track to start Monday night. It's not that I think Smith is that much better than Jason Campbell, but I'm still taking them to do more than just tie this week. 49ers winners, Bears losers.

4) Packers (6-3) @ Lions (4-5)
So much for the Lions being a team trending up, they went out and got spanked by a Vikings team who had loss 3 of their last 4 game by 10+ coming in. The Pack should make quick work of the Lions coming off a bye, even though they won't have the benefit of Clay Matthews. Packers winners, Lions losers.

5) Chargers (4-5) @ Broncos (6-3)
I know it's weird to think about it because the Broncos ultimately won the game, but the Chargers were up 24-0 in their Week 6 matchup. Can San Diego get up big again and finish Denver off this time? Yes. Will they? No. Broncos winners, Chargers losers.

6) Dolphins (4-5) @ Bills (3-6)
Man, the Dolphins looked as horrible last week Sunday as we all figured they'd look before the season. I don't know if 4 days is enough to shake off that stink, plus Buffalo really should've won that game against New England. Bills winners, Dolphins losers.

7) Eagles (3-6) @ Redskins (3-6)
Nick Foles (aka Sunshine from "Remember The Titans") will get his first career start, and also, I say his first career victory. I love RGIII, but the 'Skins are 1-8 in their last 9 home games and 0-8 against rookie QBs since 1970. Eagles winners, Redskins losers.

8) Cardinals (4-5) @ Falcons (8-1)
Not that Atlanta is some juggernaut or anything like that, but they just aren't losing 2 games in a row, especially win the second one is against the garbage ass Cardinals. If they grab a lead of at least 7 points, it's a wrap. Falcons winners, Cardinals losers.

9) Buccaneers (5-4) @ Panthers (2-7)
I stupidly picked Carolina to upset Denver last week, so they're no way I'd do it again, right? Right?! Wrong :-(. Panthers winners, Buccaneers winners.

10) Jets (3-6) @ Rams (3-5-1)
How fucked up was it that a bunch of Jets players anonymously shitted on Tim Tebow this week? I'm sure a much needed team win won't be the outcome. Rams winners, Jets losers.

11) Browns (2-7) @ Cowboys (4-5)
All I've heard about this week is how weak Dallas' remaining schedule is. Do you know what that means? Yep, they're gonna fuck it up as usual. Look for this game to a lot closer than it ever should be, though I do think the 'Boys will pull it out. Cowboys winners, Browns losers.

12) Saints (4-5) @ Raiders (3-6)
Oakland has allowed 97 points in the past 2 weeks alone, which means New Orleans cracking 70 isn't out of the question. Boy, what a great week to be facing Drew Brees in fantasy. Saints winners, Raiders losers.

13) Bengals (4-5) @ Chiefs (1-8)
The Chiefs actually showed some fight in them Monday night. Now I don't know if that was because they turned over a new leaf or just to spite their former coach (and current Steelers offensive coordinator) Todd Haley. I'm going with the latter and saying they don't have a repeat performance Sunday, much like they didn't the week after their first win. Bengals winners, Chiefs losers.

14) Texans (8-1) @ Jaguars (1-8)
Welp, this won't be close. Texans winners, Jaguars losers.

This Week: 11-3 (.786)
Last Week: 8-5-1 (.607)
Season: 102-57-1 (.641)*

*Due to the Inaccurate Reception, these win/lose totals are fucked for the season.