The slate of games last week smelled worse than a bathroom at a freshman dorm hall on taco night... but this week's games are awesome!
Manwich Matchup of the Week #1
Philly @ Giants- One game... and the division title and the bye in the playoffs are probably in the line. The stakes don't get much higher. The Eagles won the first game, so I suppose that means the Giants should win this game. However... I believe that this season is all about a Vick vs. Falcons collision course. So... I'm going with the Eagles again!
Manwich Matchup of the Week #2
New Orleans @ Baltimore- Well... normally, bounce-back theory would tell me to pick Baltimore. However, they are completely susceptible to the passing game, so I'm going with the Saints.
Pick: New Orleans
Upset of the Week
Jets @ Pitt- Bounceback theory is in play. Jets just suffered a horrible loss (to the Dolphins). The Steelers have been winning a lot.
Opening Round Playoff Game #14
Teams that have been eliminated: Cleveland, St. Louis, Oakland (twicer), Detroit, Buffalo, Kansas City, San Fran, Denver, Arizona, Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, Indy! (lost to Dallas)
SF @ SD - Well, it doesn't get much crazier than this. Both teams have their backs against the wall and need help to get in. Good luck to everyone involved!
Opening Round Playoff Game #15
Jacksonville @ Indy- Let's say Indy wins, then they win the next 2 games (Oakland, Tennessee). Let's say Jacksonville loses, but then they win the next 2 games (Wash, Hou ). They would both have the same record, would have split head-to-head, the same divisional records, and the same conference records. The next tiebreaker is then "record in common games." The Jaguars would be 4-4. The Colts would be 5-3. Thus... the Colts would move on!
KC @ St. Louis- In the unlikeliest game w/ playoff implications... I think Cassel is going to play and the Chiefs are going to complete the 4-game sweep of the NFC West (which leaves them at just 5-5 in the AFC, which includes a lucky win over Cleveland, Bufflo, and a really lucky win over San Diego).
Houston @ Tenn - Pick: Houston (I think they are still trying at least)
Arizona @ CAR- Pick: CAR ( I think the Cardinals wasted their luck last week)
Cleveland @ Cincy- Pick: Cincy (losers of 10 straight get the perfect elixir... a Browns team that only plays to "not lose" by continously running up the middle)
Buff @ Miami- Okay... I'm going to pick Miami to win at home. I hope I don't get burned.
Wash @ Dallas- Pick: Washington (that was an unlucky loss last week, so they should win this week)
Detroit @ Tampa- Pick: Tampa
ATL @ Seattle- Pick: ATL
Denver @ Oakland- Did you know? The Raiders are 6-7... but 4-0 in the division!?! Pick: Oakland
GB @ New England- Sadly, Aaron Rodgers probably can't play this week. Matt Flynn has to save the season for Green Bay... and I don't think that's going to happen. Pick: New England
Chicago @ Minny- Pick: Chicago
Last Week: 12-4
Manwich: 12-3 (NE crushed the Bears. There is no pain in this dojo! No sensei!)
Upset of the Week: 10-13 (Missed Jacksonville over Oakland, but hit it big on the dysfunctional Arizona beating the dysfunctional Denver)