I have to share this link with everyone. It's canadian football. Make sure to click on the link on the right and watch the end of the highlights. Essentially, one team kciks off and upon the other team recovring it in the end zone, the othe rteam punts the ball. But the first team punts the ball back. I'm not joking.
On to the games... and a happy thanksgiving to all! Just for the record, after 3 glorious weeks of picking games right by going with the insane "bounce-back system", things clamed down and i picked almost every game wrong last week.
Manwich Matchup of the Week #1
GB @ ATL- I think this is a great matchup of two bona fide super bowl contenders from the NFC. To top things off, both have won 4 in a row going into the game. The Falcons are undefeated at home, but I really think the Packers are impressive, so I'll go with the upset.
Upset of the Week #1
SD @ Indy- Too easy. The Colts are very injured. The Chargers are in their usual 2nd half stride.
Upset of the Week #2
CAR @ Cleve- I think I figured out Coach Mangini. If he plays what he considers to be a "tough" team, he opens up the playbook (i.e. wins over Saints, Pats, close loss to Jets). If he plays what he consider to be a "poor" team (i.e. Jaguars, Tampa, KC), he plays "not to lose" and continually runs up the middle.
Opening Round Playoff Game #12
Teams that have been eliminated: Cleveland, St. Louis, Oakland, Detroit, Buffalo, Kansas City, San Fran, Denver, Arizona, Carolina, Tennessee
Minny @ Wash - I think both of these teams are already eliminated, so mine as well draw some additional viewers to this slugfest.
NE @ Detroit- Pick: NE
NO @ Dallas- Pick: NO
Cincy @ Jets- Pick: Jets (the Bengals were up like 31-7 and lost 49-31. I've never heard of such a thing.
Pitt @ Buff - Pick: PItt
Tenn @ Houston - Winner gets to keep the Oilers jackets? Right?!?
Jack @ Giants- The Jaguars are officially the leaders of their division right now. Wow.
TB @ Balt- PicK: Balt (TB is 7-3 by the way. Unreal!)
Philly @ Chicago- Pick: Philly
Miami @ Oak- Pick: Miami
KC @ Seattle- Pick: KC
St. Louis @ Denver- Pick: Denver
SF @ Arizona- Pick: SF
Last Week: 8-8 (ouch!)
Manwich: 8-3 (The Pats took it to the colts)
Upset of the Week: 8-9 (Missed Houston over Jets BARELY, missed giants over eagles by a lot)