Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NFL - Week Thirteen Preview

The season rolls into December and the home stretch as only two teams in the entire NFL are locks to make the playoffs at this point.
Green Bay (11-0) and San Francisco (9-2) are on cruise control and will likely be the top two seeds when the NFC Playoffs get started.
That's still a month away, but the Packers are definitely the team to beat and it appears the only way they don't win a second consecutive Super Bowl is if they beat themselves with mistakes. The simply don't make very many mistakes.
The AFC is up for grabs with New England, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and even Houston still clamoring for the top seed come January.
The next five weeks will be exciting indeed and it gets rolling this week.

Philadelphia (4-7) at Seattle (4-7) - This Thursday Night Football game is a clunker in the great Northwest between teams going nowhere.

Tennessee (6-5) at Buffalo (5-6) - Remember the Music City Miracle? That was the last time the Bills made the playoffs ... and lost to the Titans.

Kansas City (4-7) at Chicago (7-4) - The Bears should win this one in the battle of the backups (QB's that is) unless Kyle Orton will make his Chiefs debut. Even then, the Bears win this game.

Atlanta (7-4) at Houston (8-3) - Who is T.J. Yates? We will find out this week when the Falcons visit Houston.

Oakland (7-4) at Miami (3-8) - The Dolphins are playing well right now... UPSET ALERT!

Cincinnati (7-4) at Pittsburgh (8-3) - Here we go Steelers, here we go!

Carolina (3-8) at Tampa Bay (4-7) - The Bucs are in free fall mode. Can they stop it?

NY Jets (6-5) at Washington (4-7) - The Redskins are looking to play the spoiler role.

Indianapolis (0-11) at New England (8-3) - NBC wringing it's hands with this matchup ... so the game was pulled from "prime time." Go figure.

Denver (6-5) at Minnesota (2-9) - Vikings are facing a "team of destiny." Phooey! Look for a low scoring game that will come down to a last second field goal.

Baltimore (8-3) at Cleveland (4-7) - The Browns hosting the former Browns. Should be a good game though with solid defense played throughout.

Dallas (7-4) at Arizona (4-7) - The Cardinals upset the 'Pokes on Christmas last year ... watch out!

Green Bay (11-0) at NY Giants (6-5) - Last week the Giants got throttled by the Saints ... now here come the Packers.

St. Louis (2-9) at San Francisco (9-2) - The 'Niners are looking to clinch the NFC West this week ... they will.

Detroit (7-4) at New Orleans (8-3) - The Sunday Night Football  "prime time" game in the Big Easy. Saints roll!

San Diego (4-7) at Jacksonville (3-8) - What has happened to the Chargers?

Heftyinfo picks for Week 13 ... (Home teams are listed in BOLD)

Philadelphia over Seattle
Buffalo over Tennessee
Chicago over Kansas City
Atlanta over Houston
Miami over Oakland
Pittsburgh over Cincinnati
Tampa Bay over Carolina
NY Jets over Washington
New England over Indianapolis
Denver over Minnesota
Baltimore over Cleveland
Dallas over Arizona
Green Bay over NY Giants
San Francisco over St. Louis
New Orleans over Detroit
San Diego over Jacksonville

Last Week's Record: 12-4


Monday, November 28, 2011

NFL - Week Twelve Review

Let the Norv Turner and/or Andy Reid watch begin as two proverbial Super Bowl contenders both lost again and dropped to 4-7 and 99 percent assurance of missing the NFL Playoffs.
The San Diego Chargers, losers of six in a row, lost at home to Denver in overtime, 16-13 and in all likelihood will miss the playoffs for the second straight season.
Along with the under achieving Chargers are the Philadelphia Eagles, who were blasted at home by the New England Patriots, 38-20 as Tom Brady (pictured right) lit the Philly defense up for over 300 yards passing and three touchdowns.
Norv Turner has been questioned time and time again for being too conservative with the offense given all the weapons the Chargers possess. Meanwhile, the wheels have come off for the Eagles and Head Coach Andy Reid has to be held accountable.
Both of these teams are hands down the biggest disappointments in the NFL in the 2011 season.
The NFC East is now a race between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants while the Eagles share last place with the Washington Redskins.
Dallas (7-4) beat Miami on Thanksgiving Day, 20-19 as kicker Dan Bailey hit the game winning field goal as time expired.
Meanwhile, while the Eagles were being plucked by the Patriots, the Redskins rallied for a 23-17 road win at Seattle as QB Rex Grossman overcame two interceptions by throwing for two touchdowns and 314 yards.
The Patriots maintained a solid two-game lead in the AFC East over the New York Jets as a result of their win.
The Jets struggled but did manage to beat the visiting Buffalo Bills with a late scoring pass from QB Mark Sanchez (180 pass yards with four TD passes) to Santonio Holmes. Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had three touchdown passes in the loss.
The Houston Texans held on for a 20-13 win at Jacksonville despite losing their second quarterback in as many games as Matt Leinart joined original starter Matt Schaub on the injury list with a broken collar bone.
Tennessee (6-5) kept pace with Houston in the AFC South with a 23-17 come from behind home win over Tampa Bay. Titans' running back Chris Johnson had his best game of the season, rushing for 190 yards on 23 carries.
The Indianapolis Colts remained winless as they lost at home to the Carolina Panthers, 27-19 as Panthers' running back DeAngelo Williams ran for two scores and the defense intercepted two passes to pace the winning effort.
The Atlanta Falcons (7-4) won for the fifth time in six games, beating the visiting Minnesota Vikings, 24-14 behind solid defense that limited the Vikings to 226 yards in offense and three TD passes from QB Matt Ryan.
The Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) overcame a ten-point halftime deficit to defeat the visiting Cleveland Browns, 23-20 as kicker Mike Nugent hit a game-winning 26-yard field goal in the final minute.
Arizona beat the St. Louis Rams, 23-20 on a Jay Feely  22-yard field goal late in the game. In the win, Cardinals' rookie return man Patrick Peterson took a punt back 80 yards for a touchdown, his fourth punt return for a touchdown this season.
Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski was 6-for-6 in field goals in Sunday's win.
The Oakland Raiders (7-4) rode the leg of Sebastian Janikowski, the Heftyinfo NFL co-Player of the Week, who made all six field goal attempts in the Raiders' 25-20 win over the visiting Chicago Bears.
The Bears' five-game winning streak was halted as quarterback Caleb Hanie, filling in for the injured Jay Cutler, was intercepted three times in the loss.
The Green Bay Packers remained perfect for the season with a 27-15 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day as QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 307 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The loss for Detroit, which saw defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh get ejected for kicking a Packers' offensive lineman,  left them at 7-4 and in a heated race with several teams for a wild card playoff spot with five games to play.
The night cap on Thanksgiving saw the Baltimore Ravens get a huge win over the San Francisco 49ers, 16-6 in what was being dubbed the "Harbaugh Bowl."
Jim (left) and John Harbaugh chat after the game.
John Harbaugh (Ravens' Head Coach) and brother Jim (49ers Head Coach) became the first brother tandem to face each other in an NFL game as the head coach of their teams.
The win kept the Ravens (8-3)  in first place in the AFC North while the 49ers (9-2) saw their eight-game winning streak go by the wayside.
The Sunday Night Football game was a defensive struggle as well with the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3) leaning on their defense in a 13-9 win at Kansas City.
The Steeler defense forced four turnovers, including three interceptions, in the win and QB Ben Roethlisberger threw a scoring pass for the only touchdown of the game.
The New Orleans Saints destroyed the visiting New York Giants, 49-24 on Monday Night Football behind a huge game from the Heftyinfo NFL co-Player of the Week Drew Brees, who led the way in the rout.
 Brees finished the game with 363 yards passing and accounted for five scores for the Saints with four touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown as well.
The offensive explosion in this game featured the Saints gaining 577 total yardage in offense, including 205 rushing yards. The Giants finished the game with 465 yards in offense.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

College Footbal Top Ten

Heftyinfo College Football Top Ten (Week ending November 26)

1. LSU (12-0)
2. Alabama (11-1)
3. Stanford (11-1)
4. Houston (12-0)
5. Oklahoma State (10-1)
6. Virginia Tech (11-1)
7. Oregon (10-2)
8. Arkansas (10-2)
9. Michigan State (10-2)
10. Wisconsin (10-2)

NFL Analysis - NFC

With the 2011 NFL season now heading into the final six games of the season, let's take a look at the NFC teams with playoff possibilities as well as those who will be heading home come January 1, 2012.


Dallas Cowboys - Traditionally, quarterback Tony Romo and the 'Boys  roll through November and then collapse in December... so why should this season be any different? This time around, it will depend on the defense.
Playoffs or not? YES

New York Giants - Absolute killer schedule down the stretch will either make or break the Giants this year.
Playoffs or not? NO

Philadelphia Eagles - This season has been a disaster for the Eagles. Will Michael Vick play in the month of December?
Playoffs or not? NO

Washington Redskins - Too many holes in this team. The Redskins will once again look to play the spoiler role in the month of December.


Green Bay Packers - Right now, only they can stop themselves from winning a second straight Super Bowl title.
Playoffs or not? YES

Chicago Bears - No Jay Cutler? No problem, according to Head Coach Lovie Smith. The schedule down the stretch is favorable for the Bears ... we shall see.
Playoffs or not? YES

Detroit Lions - An 8-8 finish was predicted right here in August for the Lions... it may still happen. If the Lions can go 9-7 or 10-6, that could get them a wild card spot in the playoffs.
Playoffs or not? NO

Minnesota Vikings - Back up the U-Hauls.


New Orleans Saints - Their December 26 Monday Night showdown (at home) with Atlanta will decide the division winner.
Playoffs or not? YES

Atlanta Falcons - This team seems to be hitting it's stride at just the right time. Just do not go for it on fourth down at your own 29-yard line in overtime anymore, Mike Smith.
Playoffs or not? YES

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The Bucs should finish .500 by season's end. Let's face it, they were OVER ACHIEVERS last season.
Playoffs or not? NO

Carolina  Panthers - Quarterback Cam Newton is in the stretch run in his battle against Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for the Rookie of the Year Award.


San Francisco 49ers - Bring on the playoffs.
Playoffs or not? YES

Seattle Seahawks - Just playing out the string.

Arizona Cardinals - Just playing out the string.

St. Louis Rams - See above.

Friday, November 25, 2011

NFL Analysis - AFC

With the 2011 NFL season now heading into the final six games of the season, let's take a look at the AFC teams with playoff possibilities as well as those who will be heading home come January 1, 2012.


New England Patriots- The Patriots just keep chugging along even with a terrible defense.
 Playoffs or not? YES

New York Jets - Quarterback Mark Sanchez must improve if this team wants to make it to the post-season for the third straight year.
Playoffs or not? NO

Buffalo Bills - The wheels appear to have come off the Bills' bus... the offense and in particular QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is struggling and the defense is horrible going into the stretch run.
Playoffs or not? NO

Miami Dolphins -  The defense has improved and the offense does enough to keep them competitive, but this team is just playing out the string.


 Baltimore Ravens - The roller coaster ride continues down the stretch, but look for the Ravens to keep going forward come January.
Playoffs or not? YES

 Pittsburgh Steelers - Big Ben & company looking forward to another playoff battle with the Ravens and Patriots.
 Playoffs or not? YES

Cincinnati Bengals - The two rookies (QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green) have been leading the way on offense and the defense is solid. They have to win a game against either Pittsburgh or Baltimore down the stretch if they are to be considered a legitimate contender. Schedule is favorable for this team down the stretch.
Playoffs or not? YES

Cleveland Browns - This team has to score more because you cannot win consistently if you do not score consistently.
Playoffs or not? NO


Houston Texans - Matt Leinart MUST step up at quarterback or else the Texans, even with their top rated defense, will be one-and-done in the playoffs.
Playoffs or not? YES

Tennessee Titans - What is with this team? One week they look awesome and then BLAH! Inconsistent teams stay home come January.
Playoffs or not? NO

Jacksonville Jaguars - Another team in Florida just playing out the string.

Indianapolis Colts - Will the Colts win a game this season?

(Note- 9-7 will WIN this division)

Oakland Raiders - Carson Palmer has been shaking off the rust so far, but the schedule down the stretch is a killer for the Raiders.
Playoffs or not? NO

Denver Broncos - Ever since the team went to Tim Tebow, they have been on a mission of sorts. But time will run out for them come New Year's Day and their season will be over.
Playoffs or not? NO

San Diego Chargers - This team has shown the ability to rise up from the ashes in recent seasons. Numerous injuries have mounted on the O-line and QB Philip Rivers has struggled this year. Their schedule is favorable down the stretch and the 'Bolts are 18-2 in December over the past five seasons.
Playoffs or not? YES

Kansas City Chiefs - The Chiefs lost QB Matt Cassel for the season but signed Kyle Orton after the Broncos released him. They finish the season at home vs. the Raiders and at the Broncos. Look for Orton to haunt his old team and play spoiler in those final two games against their AFC West rivals.
Playoffs or not? NO

Thursday, November 24, 2011

2011 Turkey Awards

In politics, there are so many Turkey Awards to give out this Thanksgiving, but it will be limited to just a few along with a few sports turkey awards as well.


Mitch McConnell (R), U.S. Senate Minority Leader ... this turtle face sour puss boring as watching paint dry on the wall doofus has no clue as to what the American people really want. All he knows how to say is No! and he vowed in 2009 right after President Obama took the oath of office that the Republicans' agenda is to make Obama a one-term President.

Scott Walker (R) Wisconsin governor ... This guy reeks of corporate corruption with his Koch Bros. agenda he undertook last winter by trying to doop the people of Wisconsin and institute anti-Union labor laws. Hell, even the Green Bay Packers disapprove of what this guy is doing. RECALL!

John Boehner (R) Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives ... This guy, like McConnell in the Senate, has absolutely NO CLUE what the American people want and that is JOBS, JOBS, JOBS.
He, along with Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader need to get tossed out on their asses next election.

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) ... This guy reeks of corporatist mentality and is anti-Union on top of it. In Chicago, anti-Union? Seriously?
The people of Chicago got hosed big time by the PR machine (known as the corporate media) and put this clown in office. Man, will they be sorry during the next four years.

In SPORTS, Penn State football program AND former Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky ... Raping little boys in the showers at the school's locker room/football facilities? Horrible!

The NBA  ... For the continued lockout. While millions of Americans are unemployed and in some cases starving, these guys (in particular the owners for causing this by LOCKING OUT the players) argue over millions of dollars for playing a game.

And finally, the two idiots known as Mark Wickard and Mark Kerr  take the whole Thanksgiving Dinner, including the pumpkin pie dessert for this insanity they posted on Facebook in January following the shooting incident in Arizona that nearly killed Gabrielle Giffords (D), a U.S.House representative.
These two guys are pathetic!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NFL - Week Twelve Preview

The Thanksgiving Day games are here once again and that means that pro football is gearing up for the home stretch as the playoffs near.
It will be the traditional games in Detroit and Dallas where the Lions will play host to NFC North division rivals, the Green Bay Packers while the Cowboys face the resurgent Miami Dolphins.
The night cap on NFL Network Thursday Night Football will be perhaps the best game of the day when the San Francisco 49ers, winners of eight straight games, travel to face the Baltimore Ravens, who are in first place in the AFC North.
The Packers (10-0) and Lions (7-3) will get things started as Aaron Rodgers (pictured above right) and company continue to chase the perfect season while defending their Super Bowl crown. The Lions need to win to stay ahead of the Chicago Bears in the division race.
Dallas is on their usual November to remember tour as they have won three straight to get to 6-4 and a first place tie with the New York Giants in the NFC East.
The game between Baltimore and San Francisco will feature the brothers Harbaugh (John with the Ravens and Jim with the 49ers) stomping the sidelines as the Head Coaches for their teams in this showdown.
Expect a defensive struggle in the game between two of the better defenses in the NFL.

Following is the rest of the weekend's action in capsule form, along with the Heftyinfo picks.

Minnesota (2-8) at Atlanta (6-4) - The Falcons have NO reasons to lose this game.

Cleveland (4-6) at Cincinnati (6-4) - The battle of Ohio ... is it really worth fighting for?

Carolina (2-8) at Indianapolis (0-10) - It's now or never for the Colts to get into the win column in 2011 season.

Houston (7-3) at Jacksonville (3-7) - The Matt Leinart era begins for the Texans ... Houston, we have a problem. Jags may win this one.

Buffalo (5-5) at NY Jets (5-5) - Remember when the Bills were 4-1? Neither do I and keep in mind the Bills have been outscored 106-26 in three consecutive losses ...  Jets win this one.

Arizona (3-7) at St. Louis (2-8) - The Cards used to play in St. Louis while the Rams played in Cleveland and Los Angeles before going to St. Louis. Confused? You should be with this clunker game.

Tampa Bay (4-6) at Tennessee (5-5) - The Buccaneers band wagon is getting lighter every week this season... Titans roll.

Chicago (7-3) at Oakland (6-4) - The Raiders seem to be getting a lot of fortunate breaks this season as now the Bears come into town minus QB Jay Cutler.

Washington (3-7) at Seattle (4-6) - The Seahawks are a team to be reckoned with lately... Wow!

New England (7-3) at Philadelphia (4-6) - Do or die for the Eagles every game from now on ... this week Brady & company put them out of their misery.

Denver (5-5) at San Diego (4-6) - Tebow time? Not this week as the Chargers put it together and the Broncos' LUCK STOPS HERE!

Pittsburgh (7-3) at Kansas City (4-6) - Why are the Kansas City Chiefs on in "prime time" again this week... they stink! Steelers roll.

NY Giants (6-4) at New Orleans (7-3) - This is a huge game for the Giants. Which Eli Manning will show up? Take the Saints.

Heftyinfo picks for the week (Home teams are listed in BOLD)

Detroit over Green Bay
Dallas over Miami
Baltimore over San Francisco
Atlanta over Minnesota
Cincinnati over Cleveland
Indianapolis over Carolina
Houston over Jacksonville
NY Jets over Buffalo
Arizona over St. Louis
Tennessee over Tampa Bay
Oakland over Chicago
Seattle over Washington
New England over Philadelphia
San Diego over Denver
Pittsburgh over Kansas City
New Orleans over NY Giants

Last Week's Record: 9-5


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Way

Here's A Pledge For Those Who Support The Corporate Agenda For America

The Republicans have a pledge to Grover Norquist, a lobbyist who needs to be audited by the IRS, that they will NEVER raise taxes.
The U.S. Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), stated the only agenda for the GOP is to make President Obama a one-term President... to hell with America and the people who reside in this country.
At least the 99 percent that is, according to McConnell.
The House Majority leader (Eric Cantor) and House Speaker John Boehner could give a rat's ass about JOBS and helping the economy recover. And remember, the U.S. House controls the purse strings, NOT the President of the United States.
You've got moron governors in Wisconsin (RECALL Scott Walker), Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Indiana, Arizona and Maine. Not to mention a total asshole Mayor of New York City in Michael Bloomberg.
The mainstream media (especially Fox "News") are nothing but corporate shills and they really make no bones about it these days.
The U.S. Supreme Court justices?
They say corporations are people and money is free speech.
Corporate cocksuckers is what they are. (The five SCOTUS justices who fit that bill are Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Chief Justice John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy)
The "Citizens United" decision is ludicrous.
In fact, the real name for it is CORPORATIONS UNITED because no real citizen of the United States would ever support that.
Think about it.  The U.S. Supreme Court says corporations can throw money around and influence political decision making (all in the name of free speech) BUT the actual living and breathing flesh and blood known as people (REAL PEOPLE) are being censored and terrorized by the big wigs and authority figures when they speak up or protest.
And how about those thug cops terrorizing the Occupy protesters, who just sit and do nothing as they are beaten and pepper sprayed by the rogue authorities?
Where were these bastards at when the so called "tea party" protests were taking place and those people were bearing fire arms and spitting on elected officials and stomping on the necks of those opposing them?
Remember that?


Here is a pledge for those who support this crap and endear themselves to the class warfare being waged on the 99 percent of us who go out and actually earn a living.
Screw you is what I'm saying.
If you are a person who is NOT included among the top ONE PERCENT of income earners, then why in the hell would you support an assault on YOU?
Are you a masochist?
If you are, well then ... here's a message for you and all of the bastards that are attempting to squash the middle class and destroy the United States of America.

Maybe this should happen to those people who are master minding the agony they are inflicting on Americans as well as those who blindly support what is happening.

Watch and learn before it's too late for our country!

Monday, November 21, 2011

NFL - Week Eleven Review

Miracles abroad around the NFL in Week Eleven as the Broncos and Tim Tebow do it again and the banged up Philadelphia Eagles travel to New York and punch the Giants in the mouth.
There were also thrilling finishes in Detroit, Washington and Cleveland along with Chicago losing quarterback Jay Cutler to a broken thumb for the remainder of the regular season.
Lions' QB Matthew Stafford had five TD passes in thriller.
Starting with the most exciting game of the day in Motown where the Heftyinfo NFL co-Players of the Week, Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford (335 passing yards with FIVE TD passes) and running back Kevin Smith, who rushed for 140 yards on just 16 carries and scored three touchdowns, including a 28-yard scoring pass from Stafford in a furious second half rally that led to a 49-35 win over the Carolina Panthers.
The Lions' defense intercepted Panthers' QB Cam Newton four times and helped lead the way in the second half comeback.
 The Chicago Bears outscored the listless San Diego Chargers, 31-20 at Soldier Field, but lost quarterback Jay Cutler to a broken thumb.
Cutler passed for 286 yards and three TDs along with a rushing touchdown and an interception, which resulted in his injury as he raced to help stop the Chargers' Antoine Cason from taking the pick the distance.
Meanwhile, San Diego QB Philip Rivers threw two more fourth quarter picks to seal his team's fate, which was a fifth consecutive defeat.
The Oakland Raiders improved to 6-4 with a 27-21 win at Minnesota as Michael Bush gained 109 yards rushing and scored a touchdown to help the cause.
Last Thursday night, the Denver Broncos stunned the New York Jets with a 95-yard scoring drive, capped by quarterback Tim Tebow's scoring run in a 17-13 win.
 The Green Bay Packers remained undefeated (10-0) heading into their Thanksgiving Day showdown with the Detroit Lions in a 35-26 home win against Tampa Bay.
Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 299 yards and three TDs while Bucs' QB Josh Freeman lit up the Packers' secondary for 342 yards to keep things interesting in this game.
The Cleveland Browns held off the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars, 14-10 with a last minute goal line stand to improve to 4-6 in a defensive struggle between the two teams.
Dallas won a thriller in Washington, 27-24 in overtime as kicker Dan Bailey nailed a game-winning 39-yard field goal after Redskins' kicker Graham Gano just missed on a 52-yard field goal attempt.
Cowboys' QB Tony Romo passed for 292 yards and threw for three touchdowns to offset Rex Grossman's two TD passes.
Baltimore (7-3) won a surprisingly high scoring game at home against Cincinnati, 31-24 as two of the league's better defenses this season were lit up.
Bengals' rookie quarterback Andy Dalton passed for 373 yards and Cedric Benson rushed for two touchdowns in the loss while Ravens' running back Ray Rice scored two touchdowns and totaled 147 yards (104 rushing) to help his team re-gain first place in the AFC North.
Miami crushed the sinking Buffalo Bills, 35-8 in South Florida behind a stellar defense that limited the Bills (5-5) to just 247 total yards in offense, including a paltry 41 yards on the ground.
The Dolphins chalked up their third straight win as QB Matt Moore (pictured left) passed for three touchdowns in the rout.
Seattle surprised the host St. Louis Rams, 24-7 as running backs Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett each ran for a touchdown and the Seahawks' defense smothered the Rams, limiting them to 185 yards in offense.
Atlanta closed to within a game of the idle New Orleans Saints in the NFC South with a 23-17 home triumph against the Tennessee Titans.
Falcons' running back Michael Turner ran for 100 yards and scored a touchdown while QB Matt Ryan hooked up with tight end Tony Gonzalez on a scoring pass to go with three Matt Bryant field goals. The Titans made it close in the final quarter as reserve QB Jake Locker hit WR Nate Washington for a second scoring pass to provide the final outcome.
The machine that is the San Francisco 49ers (9-1 record with eight consecutive wins) continues to roll as they dominated the visiting Arizona Cardinals, 23-7 behind two TD passes by quarterback Alex Smith and the stingy defense that held the Cards to only 229 yards in total offense for the game.
The 49ers' defense also forced five turnovers, including three interceptions of Arizona QB John Skelton.
The Sunday Night Football game saw the Philadelphia Eagles, without starting QB Michael Vick and WR Jeremy Maclin, go into New York and beat down the Giants, 17-10.
The Eagles' defense limited the Giants (6-4) to just 29 yards rushing in the game and forced a huge turnover late in the contest as New York QB Eli Manning fumbled the ball away after being sacked in the final minute.
Backup quarterback Vince Young passed for two touchdowns and also three interceptions in his first start in a year.
The New England Patriots overcame a sluggish first half and routed the visiting Kansas City Chiefs, 34-3 in the Monday Night Football game behind a pair of touchdown passes from QB Tom Brady to tight end Rob Gronkowski and a 72-yard punt return for touchdown by Julian Edelman.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

College Football Top Ten

Heftyinfo College Football Top Ten (Week ending November 19)

1. LSU (11-0)
2. Alabama (10-1)
3. Arkansas (10-1)
4. Houston (11-0)
5. Stanford (10-1)
6. Oklahoma State (10-1)
7. Virginia Tech (10-1)
8. Oregon (9-2)
9. Michigan State (9-2)
10. (tie) Wisconsin (9-2)
10. (tie)  Boise State (9-1)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NFL - Week Eleven Preview

After a rough week for the Heftyinfo football picks, here we are at Week Eleven around the NFL with the New York Jets traveling to take on the Denver Broncos in the Thursday Night Football game on NFL Network.
It was the single worst week in the three-year history of the weekly football picks as a paltry 5-11 accuracy rate came through.
But that was last week and who knows what to expect anymore in the modern National Football League.
The Jets should be able to handle Tim Tebow and the option-style run attack the Broncos now employ on offense. The Broncos will be without running back Knowshon Moreno, who is out for the year with a torn ACL knee injury. The other top Broncos' running back, Willis McGahee was also hurt last week and may not play on Thursday night.
The Jets were spanked at home by New England on national television and will be determined not to let it happen again.

The rest of the week's action follows in capsule form previews...

Cincinnati (6-3) at Baltimore (6-3) - The Ravens are Bengals are both looking up at the idle Steelers in the AFC North.

Jacksonville (3-6) at Cleveland (3-6) - The Browns lost a heart breaker at home last week, so what should we expect to see this time vs. the Jags? Perhaps a 3-0 outcome in this one.

Carolina (2-7) at Detroit (6-3) - The Lions were de-clawed at Chicago last week and will likely take out their frustrations on the Panthers.

Tampa Bay (4-5) at Green Bay (9-0) - The battle of the Bays... take the Green one in this game.

Buffalo (5-4) at Miami (2-7) - The Bills have lost three in a row while the Dolphins are on a two-game roll... guess what? Bills win this one and get back into the AFC East race.

Oakland (5-4) at Minnesota (2-7) - Upset alert? Maybe... it depends on Adrian Peterson, who is a due for a HUGE game.

Dallas (5-4) at Washington (3-6) - The Cowboys and the Redskins... two teams headed in opposite directions... Cowboys roll!

Seattle (3-6) at St. Louis (2-7) - The stinker game of the week.

Arizona (3-6) at San Francisco (8-1) - The 49ers can win this one and perhaps clinch the NFC West division title four days later on Thanksgiving with one more win.  Wow!

Tennessee (5-4) at Atlanta (5-4) - What the hell was Falcons' Head Coach Mike Smith thinking last week against the Saints?

San Diego (4-5) at Chicago (6-3) - Chargers have lost four in a row while Bears have won four in a row... something has to give.

Philadelphia (3-6) at NY Giants (6-3) - The Eagles are a mess and QB Michael Vick has broken ribs to add to their woes. Take the Giants.

Kansas City (4-5) at New England (6-3) - Chiefs' QB Matt Cassel misses the chance to play against his former mentor on national TV on Monday Night Football. Consider that a blessing Matt ... Patriots roll big time in this one.

Heftyinfo predictions for Week Eleven  (Home teams are listed in BOLD) ...

NY Jets over Denver
Baltimore over Cincinnati
Cleveland over Jacksonville
Detroit over Carolina
Green Bay over Tampa Bay
Buffalo over Miami
Minnesota over Oakland
Dallas over Washington
St. Louis over Seattle
San Francisco over Arizona
Atlanta over Tennessee
Chicago over San Diego
NY Giants over Philadelphia
New England over Kansas City

Last Week's Record: 5-11


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It Ain't Over 'til It's Over

The corporate run news media is reporting with unbridled glee that the future of Occupy Wall Street movement is over.
In the simple words of baseball legend Yogi Berra, "It ain't over 'til it's over."
And that is the fact, Jack. The Occupy movements continue to build support from all walks of life across the United States of America.
That is the fact, Jack.
If the police continue to cut their own throats by blindly following the marching orders from the fascists known as political "leaders" and corporate "big wigs", they will be very sorry because they are on the hit list of the corporations as well.
Just look at Ohio and what happened there with so-called governor John Kasich's plan to bust the public sector Unions, including fire fighters and police officers.
Down in flames went his plans as the voters overwhelmingly (63 percent) took down the "Issue Two" on the ballot which repealed the Union busting laws rammed through by the BIG government republicans in that state.
The American people will not be defeated and the Occupy movements across the United States of America will continue throughout the year and into the next election cycle and beyond.
So just get used to it, because it ain't gonna go away.
The 99 percent are pissed off and will not be deterred.
The lawmakers who seem to think they are little dictators had better wise up or else they will be out of a job, politically speaking come the next election.
Are you listening Scott Walker because you are next.
In the meantime, occupy ... occupy ... occupy!
Some of us are behind you all the way.
God Bless America!

Monday, November 14, 2011

NFL - Week Ten Review

 The San Francisco 49ers laid claim they are also a team to be reckoned with in the NFC playoff race, along with the Green Bay Packers for the overall top spot come playoff time.
The 49ers knocked off the visiting New York Giants, 27-20 and served notice they are no longer an also ran team as they improved to 8-1 and a solid grip in first place in the NFC West division.
Quarterback Alex Smith passed for a touchdown to tight end Vernon Davis and kicker David Akers drilled four field goals to provide the difference.
New York QB Eli Manning passed for 311 yards in the loss and also had a pair of touchdown throws, but he was intercepted twice as well.
Tony Romo had a huge game in Dallas' rout.
Heftyinfo NFL Player of the Week Tony Romo (23 of 26 passing  for 270 yards with three TD passes) was simply brilliant in the Dallas Cowboys' 44-7 blowout win over the visiting Buffalo Bills.
Romo found wideout Laurent Robinson for two TD strikes and also hooked up with Dez Bryant on a scoring pass. The Dallas defense limited the Bills to 136 yards passing, including picking off three passes by Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The Chicago Bears steamrolled the Detroit Lions in Chicago, winning 37-13 while intercepting four Matthew Stafford passes and forcing six turnovers in the rout.
Devin Hester took back a punt 82 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to give the Bears a 20-0 cushion. The second half saw Charles Tillman and Major Wright go to the house with picks that added to the onslaught and the Lions became unglued when Stafford (who also suffered a hand fracture in the game)  threw his fourth pick and a brief scrum broke out on the field between the NFC North rivals.
New Orleans took advantage of a gift from Atlanta Head Coach Mike Smith and rode off with a 26-23 OT road win on a John Kasay 26-yard field goal.
The Falcons stormed back in the fourth quarter to force the overtime session, but went for it on fourth-and-one from their own 29-yard line and the Saints defense held to make the difference.
Both teams went for over 300 yards passing the game, but the Saints got the win and have a two-game edge over the Falcons in the NFC South.
 The Pittsburgh Steelers put the Cincinnati Bengals in their place with a 24-17 road win behind clutch fourth quarter defense (two interceptions) and two rushing touchdowns from Rashard Mendenhall. The win put the Steelers (7-3) alone in first place in the AFC North as the Baltimore Ravens lost at Seattle, 22-17.
The Ravens (6-3) fell behind early and never recovered in the great Northwest. Seahawks' running back Marshawn Lynch (pictured left) ran for 109 yards and a touchdown and kicker Steven Hauschka made five field goals to propel the win.
Houston won a game at Tampa Bay, 37-9 but lost quarterback Matt Schaub for the remainder of the season with a severe foot injury.
The Texans (7-3) are in first place in the AFC South and now will have Matt Leinart leading the way at quarterback along with running backs Ben Tate and Arian Foster, who combined for 151 rushing yards and a touchdown each in the easy win.
Miami won at home over the Washington Redskins, 20-9 with running back Reggie Bush scoring twice on the ground to lead the way.
The St. Louis Rams survived a muffed 22-yard field goal attempt in the closing moments at Cleveland for a 13-12 win to improve to 2-7 for the year. The Browns slipped to 3-6.
The Tennessee Titans (5-4) won at Carolina, 30-3 as they dismantled Cam Newton and the Panthers. Titans' running back Chris Johnson finally got it rolling in 2011 with a touchdown and 130 yards rushing.
Jacksonville beat down the hapless and winless Indianapolis Colts, 17-3 behind Maurice Jones-Drew, who ran for 114 yards and scored the clinching touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Arizona beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 21-17 on the road as wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hauled in two scoring passes from reserve QB John Skelton, who threw for 315 yards against the vaunted (and expensive) Eagles' secondary.
Philadelphia fell to 3-6 and quarterback Michael Vick suffered broken ribs in the loss while throwing for just 128 yards and being intercepted twice.
Tim Tebow
The Denver Broncos, with Tim Tebow at quarterback, continue to confound the odds-makers as they beat the host Kansas City Chiefs, 17-10 to improve to 4-5 in the AFC West.
 Tebow was just 2-for-8 passing in the game, but a 56-yard TD pass to Eric Decker helped make the difference in the final score. The Broncos lost running backs Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno (torn ACL) in the game.
 In addition, Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel was knocked out of the game with a hand injury as the Chiefs slipped to 4-5 as well.
The Oakland Raiders pounded the San Diego Chargers, 24-17 last Thursday night as Carson Palmer passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns and reserve running back Michael Bush had 157 yards and a score as well.
The win put Oakland (5-4) alone in first place in the AFC West. The Chargers dropped their fourth consecutive game and are 4-5 as a result.
 The Sunday Night Football game was all New England in the second half  as Tom Brady (329 yards and three TD passes) took over to lead the visiting Patriots to a 37-16 beat down of the New York Jets and sole possession of first place in the AFC East. New England is 6-3 while the Jets and Buffalo Bills are both 5-4.
 The Green Bay Packers (9-0) kept their machine rolling in high gear on Monday Night Football with a 45-7 thumping of the visiting Minnesota Vikings behind four touchdown passes from quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a 80-yard punt return for touchdown from rookie Randall Cobb to get things rolling.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

College Football Top Ten

Heftyinfo College Football Top Ten (Week ending November 12)

1. LSU (10-0)
2. Alabama (9-1)
3. Oklahoma State (10-0)
4. Oregon (9-1)
5. Oklahoma (8-1)
6. Arkansas (9-1)
7. Houston (10-0)
8. Clemson (9-1)
9. Stanford (9-1)
10. Virginia Tech (9-1)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Night Music Video - Retro '80's

Time out!

It's about time for this kind of a post, which is long overdue.

Penn State ... WTF!?

Jerry Sandusky in handcuffs
What is going on when the national media is all over this sad story and analyzing (and over analyzing) the sickness that is former Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who was raping little boys in the showers at "JoePa" U., otherwise known as Penn State University.

 I say castrate the bastard that is Sandusky, just like the vengeful woman in the film "I Spit on Your Grave" (2010 remake version) does to the turd who helped gang rape her... CHOP (with huge hedge pruners) and off go the family jewels.

What is with the NFL and all of the frickin' replay/reviews of plays during games?
C'mon man!
Let the teams play the game because it is getting down right ridiculous with the number of interruptions during games. There's no continuity to a game of football anymore.
Let's face it, football is a game that is power and precision and it thrives on continuity so the teams can get into a flow and keep momentum going on the field.
I mean, it's real life, not a video game.
The NFL needs to seriously revamp the way replays/reviews are done in the games.
The main (not the only) but the MAIN reason for the reviews (at least I feel this way) is because of the millions and millions of dollars that gambling on football generates each year.
The NFL did just fine without replays for nearly 75 years or so and then all of a sudden, the game is changed (and not necessarily for the better) forever because of money.
And while we are at it, let's get rid of some of the corporate sponsored tags during the games as well. I mean, it is sick the way the ads infiltrate their way into the course of a game.
Pretty soon, the announcer will have to tag every damn play with some sort of corporate sponsored tag.
Example- (Tom) Brady takes the (insert corp. tag here) snap and drops to pass, being rushed and down he goes. A nine-yard loss and that sack was sponsored by (insert corporate tag here again) ... get the idea?
God forbid that should ever happen, but don't doubt that it cannot in this day and age of corporate greed running rampant.

And finally, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann

Hey you two, get lost already would ya'?

Here's some advice from the legendary Jackie Gleason character (Ralph Kramden)  for both Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann regarding their being in the Republican Party Presidential campaign.

 Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Who's To Blame?

Herman Cain should heed his own advice regarding the scandal surrounding his Presidential campaign.



NFL - Week Ten Preview

The Thursday Night Football action begins this week and through the final games of the season, fans can expect to see extra game coverage on the NFL Network.
The Oakland Raiders travel to face the San Diego Chargers this week in a key AFC West division match up.
Both teams have struggled in recent weeks, with the Raiders losing two straight and the Chargers having dropped their last three games after getting off to a  4-1 start.
The Raiders, Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs are all at 4-4 and tied for first place in the AFC West. The Denver Broncos are 3-5 and they face the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday.
Obviously, the implications are huge for the Thursday night game.
The Chargers will be without wide receiver Malcolm Floyd while Oakland will go without leading rusher Darren McFadden for the third straight game.
Expect a physical battle with the Chargers winning this one as quarterback Philip Rivers throws one less interception than Oakland QB Carson Palmer (six picks in less than two games in 2011) to make the difference.


The rest of the week's action follows in capsule form with the Heftyinfo predictions as well.

New Orleans (6-3) at Atlanta (5-3) - The Falcons are rolling with three straight wins and are always tough at home.

Tennessee (4-4) at Carolina (2-6) - This will be an interesting game, don't be surprised if Cam Newton and company prevail.

Pittsburgh (6-3) at Cincinnati (6-2) - A toss up. But take the Steelers.

St. Louis (1-7) at Cleveland (3-5) - The Browns should win this one.

Buffalo (5-3) at Dallas (4-4) - The Cowboys need this one as do the Bills... something has to give.

Jacksonville (2-6) at Indianapolis (0-9) - The bye week cannot get here fast enough for the Colts.

Denver (3-5) at Kansas City (4-4) - The Chiefs were humiliated last week at home by the Miami Dolphins, and now Tim Tebow and company hit town.

Washington (3-5) at  Miami (1-7) - Two teams going in opposite directions... take the Dolphins.

Arizona (2-6) at Philadelphia (3-5) - If the Cardinals win this game, they will have the same record as the Eagles. Wow!

Houston (6-3) at Tampa Bay (4-4) - The Bucs get a home win ... just a hunch.

Baltimore (6-2) at Seattle (2-6) - The Ravens are rolling, but they better beware as they have been "playing down" to the level of their competition this season.

Detroit (6-2) at Chicago (5-3) - 'Da Bears!

NY Giants (6-2) at San Francisco (7-1) - A throwback to the days of Joe Montana vs. Phil Simms? Nope ... it's Eli's  (Manning) time as the Giants hit the Bay. This will be a good one.

New England (5-3) at NY Jets (5-3) - The Sunday Night "prime time" game with first place in the AFC East on the line.  J-E-T-S ... Jets! Jets! Jets!

Minnesota (2-6) at Green Bay (8-0) - MNF mismatch... Packers roll!

Heftyinfo picks for Week Ten ... (Home teams listed in BOLD)

San Diego over Oakland
Atlanta over New Orleans
Carolina over Tennessee
Pittsburgh over Cincinnati
Cleveland over St. Louis
Dallas over Buffalo
Indianapolis over Jacksonville
Kansas City over Denver
Miami over Washington
Philadelphia over Arizona
Tampa Bay over Houston
Baltimore over Seattle
Chicago over Detroit
NY Giants over San Francisco
NY Jets over New England
Green Bay over Minnesota

Last Week's Record: 7-7


Monday, November 7, 2011

NFL - Week Nine Review

The big games lived up to the hype this weekend as the New York Giants won  a thriller over the New England Patriots, 24-20 while the Baltimore Ravens escaped from Pittsburgh with a last second 23-20 victory thriller.
In addition, the Green Bay Packers remained undefeated by hanging on for a 45-38 shootout win at San Diego.
Aaron Rodgers has 24 TD passes in 2011.
The Heftyinfo NFL co-Players of the Week play for Green Bay and made the difference in the win for the 8-0 Packers as quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes on 21-of-26 passing while safety Charlie Peprah intercepted two passes and took the first one back 40 yards for a score.
Peprah's second pick sealed the game for the Packers as Philip Rivers (385 passing yards with four TD and three INT) was driving the Chargers in the final minute toward the potential tying score. Green Bay's defense ran back two interceptions for touchdowns to help make the difference in the outcome.
The New York Giants scored on a one-yard TD pass from Eli Manning to Jake Ballard with 15 seconds remaining in a 24-20 win over the New England Patriots.
Manning passed for 250 yards while Pats' QB Tom Brady (342 yards with two TD passes) was intercepted twice.
The Sunday Night game saw the Ravens rally for a 23-20 win at Pittsburgh, giving them a season sweep of the Steelers for the first time in five years.
Baltimore QB Joe Flacco hit rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith for a 26-yard scoring pass with eight seconds left in the game. The Steelers had gone ahead 20-16 when Ben Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace on a 25-yard touchdown pass with five minutes to play.
The Ravens are tied for first place in the AFC North with the Cincinnati Bengals, which topped the Tennessee Titans, 24-17 behind solid defense and three touchdown passes from rookie QB Andy Dalton.
The Houston Texans smashed the Cleveland Browns, 30-12 behind 100-yard rushing efforts from Ben Tate (115) and Arian Foster (124), who each scored a touchdown while the Houston defense held the Browns to just 172 yards in total offense.
The New York Jets blew out the Buffalo Bills, 27-11 as the defense led the way by limiting the Bills to just a field goal until "garbage" time in the final quarter. The Jets exploded for 17 points in the third quarter to put the game away.
Miami got a win at Kansas City in BIG fashion, winning 31-3 against a Chiefs team that was on a legitimate roll coming into this game.
Dolphins' QB Matt Moore threw for three touchdowns while the defense played air tight when it mattered, limiting Kansas City to just a field goal.
New Orleans took over first place in the NFC South with a 27-16 home victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Saints' QB Drew Brees had a pair of touchdown passes and the ground game pounded out 195 rushing yards to pace the winning effort.
Atlanta (5-3) kept pace with the Saints with a third consecutive win in a dominant 31-7 outcome at Indianapolis. Falcons' QB Matt Ryan connected with wide receiver Julio Jones on touchdown passes of 50 and 80 yards.
The San Francisco 49ers won 19-11 at Washington and are quietly 7-1 following their sixth straight win. Quarterback Alex Smith (pictured left) had a TD pass and kicker David Akers drilled four field goals to lead the way.
Dallas won a lack luster home game, 23-13 over Seattle as Tony Romo had two touchdown passes in the second half.
Tim Tebow ran for over 100 yards and running back Willis McGahee gained another 163 yards as Denver ran for a record high 298 yards against the Oakland Raiders' defense in a 38-24 win at the "Black Hole" in Oakland.
Raiders' QB Carson Palmer, making his first start since being traded by Cincinnati two weeks ago, had three touchdown passes, but also three interceptions in the loss.
The Arizona Cardinals used a 99-yard punt return for touchdown by rookie Patrick Peterson (his third kick return touchdown of the season) in overtime to defeat the St. Louis Rams, 19-13 and improve to 2-6 in the NFC West.
 The Monday Night Football game went down to the wire as the Chicago Bears earned a huge road victory at Philadelphia, 30-24 behind two touchdown passes from Jay Cutler and 133 yards rushing from Matt Forte'.
The Bears rallied from seven points down in the second half with Cutler throwing the go ahead scoring pass to wide receiver Earl Bennett, who had five catches for 95 yards in the win.
The Chicago defense limited the high powered Eagles' offense to just 119 yards rushing for the game. Philadelphia came into the game as the top running team in the NFL. In addition, Eagles' QB Michael Vick was held in check, gaining only 34 yards rushing while throwing an interception and no touchdown passes.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

College Football Top Ten

Heftyinfo College Football Top Ten (Week ending November 5)

1. LSU (9-0)
2. Alabama (8-1)
3. Oklahoma State (9-0)
4. Stanford (9-0)
5. Boise State (8-0)
6. Oklahoma (8-1)
7. Oregon (8-1)
8. Clemson (8-1)
9. Arkansas (8-1)
10. Penn State (8-1)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ya' Think?

NFL - Week Nine Preview

The Steelers and the Ravens, called by some the "NFL's biggest rivalry" is on prime time Sunday night in Pittsburgh with first place in the AFC North on the line.
 The Steelers were crushed 35-7 by Baltimore in Week One, but that was then and this is now.
The Ravens struggled to beat the Arizona Cardinals at home last weekend while the Steelers dominated the New England Patriots in their fifth straight win.
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco must step up in this game because the Steelers pass defense is among the best in football this season. On the other side, the Ravens must contain an extremely hot QB in Ben Roethlisberger, who has led the way on offense in the Steelers' five-game win streak.
The Ravens-Steelers game is the marquee matchup this week ... the following capsules break down the rest of the action for Week Nine with the Heftyinfo predictions to follow.

NY Jets (4-3) at Buffalo (5-2) - The Jets are on a two-game win streak and shuffle off to Buffalo to play the surprising Bills, who are in first place in the AFC East.

Seattle (1-6) at Dallas (3-4) - Cowboys roll in this one.

Cleveland (3-4) at Houston (5-3) - The Texans have a shot at going three games over .500 for first time in franchise history. Wow!

Atlanta (4-3) at Indianapolis (0-8) - Seriously?

Miami (0-7) at Kansas City (4-3) - Upset alert? Don't rule it out in this one.

Tampa Bay (4-3) at New Orleans (5-3) - The battle for first place in the NFC South.

San Francisco (6-1) at Washington (3-4) - The 49ers have won five in a row while the 'Skins have dropped three straight. Something has to give.

Denver (2-5) at Oakland (4-3) - The Broncos should battle the Raiders, but will come up short.

Cincinnati (5-2) at Tennessee (4-3) - Who would have thought these two teams would BOTH be over .500 and contending for division titles at this point of the season?

St. Louis (1-6) at Arizona (1-6) - Yawn.

NY Giants (5-2) at New England (5-2) - The Super Bowl classic from four years ago? Nope... Patriots win this one in a rout.

Green Bay (7-0) at San Diego (4-3) - The Chargers continue to be their own worst enemy. The Packers simply don't make many mistakes. A recipe for disaster? Perhaps, but this game should go down to the wire.

Baltimore (5-2) at Pittsburgh (6-2) - Should be a great game... Steelers in a squeaker.

Chicago (4-3) at Philadelphia (3-4) - Eagles are rolling and the Bears' defense seems to be getting amped up as the season goes along.

Heftyinfo picks for Week Nine  ...  (Home teams are listed in BOLD)

NY Jets over Buffalo
Dallas over Seattle
Houston over Cleveland
Atlanta over Indianapolis
Kansas City over Miami
New Orleans over Tampa Bay
Washington over San Francisco
Oakland over Denver
Tennessee over Cincinnati
Arizona over St. Louis
New England over NY Giants
Green Bay over San Diego
Pittsburgh over Baltimore
Philadelphia over Chicago

Last Week's record: 9-4