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


1 comment:

  1. The "dream team" Eagles sure missed the mark this year. Vince Young is doing a good fill-in job - better than Vick actually. Da Bears - I don't know about. I think they are facing an uphill battle - even against KC. I don't have much faith in their defense anymore. It is too on again off again. Caleb's rookie mistakes are hurting the Bears - but he's got to learn. Too bad it happens at this time of the season. Love that running back Forte. For heaven's sake give the man a raise and a new contract. He's the key to their offense!!! Poor Indy! I doubt Manning will ever return and if he does - how scary is that. I sure wouldn't want to risk another neck injury -eek! Their best hope is getting Luck in the draft next year. It's been a great year for Green Bay. I am a Rogers fan. Still waiting on that first loss though. It's bound to happen. Hope they don't get it in the Super Bowl like the Patriots did a few years ago in that match up with the Giants. And, way to go 49ers. Great job Harbaugh! He wasn't a knockout with the Bears, but he makes a great coach. Can't wait for Sunday and more FOOTBALL!