Predictions Week 11

November 15, 2008

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Predictions Week 11

 

           Each week, on Friday, I will look into my (never wrong, just misinformed) crystal ball and give my predictions for that weekend games.  I will always prognosticate on the Eagles and Cowboys games and then pick two more games of interest (to me, that is, not necessarily to you).  Keep in mind, that this is for entertainment purposes only, and that I do not endorse any sort of legal or illegal gambling.  That being said…let’s see what’s in my crystal ball!

  

           The crystal ball was a little off his game last week, as he finished at 2-2.  That’s not bad, but we can do better than that.  We are 16-16 (.500) for the season, but we are 9-3 in the past three weeks…not bad?  Let’s see what’s in store for us this week.

  

Last Week: 2-2

 

Overall:  16-16

  

Dallas @ Washington:  The NFC East division title is a pipe dream for either of these teams, as the G-Men appear to be running away with it.  The wild-card race though, that’s on…in full force.  A win for either team would go a long way in achieving their respective goals.  The Cowboys will have the services of Tony Romo and T-New for this contest, while Portis looks like a no-go for the ‘Skins.  This game is a must win for the ‘Boys, and I don’t see it as a close game at all.  Dallas 34, Washington 17.

  

Philadelphia @ Cincinnati:  The Eagles are licking their wounds trying to recover from their loss against the Giants; a game they could have won…if they could only gain a yard!  The Birds need to be careful, because the Bengals are on a 1-game winning streak (hehe)…I think not!  The Eagles will rebound easily here.  It will be close for a little while, but then the Birds will pull away.  Philadelphia 26, Cincinnati 13.

  

Baltimore @ New York Giants:  The G-Men are standing tall after their big win against the Birds, while the Ravens are flapping their wings with authority after their whipping of the Texans last week.  Baltimore is tied for 1st place in their division (along with the Steelers) at 6-3.  Joe Flacco has been a pleasant surprise for the Ravens, and their defense (even though they have been banged up) has been keeping them in games, while Flacco learns on fly.  Upset of the year…the Ravens will down the Giants in OT!  Baltimore 23, New York Giants 20.

  

Tennessee @ Jacksonville:  The Titans are the surprise team of the 2008 NFL season.  They sit at 9-0 with a 4-game lead over the Colts (and a 5-game lead over Jacksonville).  The Jags have been struggling this year at 4-5.  Jack Del Rio was expecting more out of his club this year, but he finds himself on the hot seat, as his job is in serious jeopardy.  His team will play hard for him and they will hand the Titans their first loss of the season.  If you listen closely, you will be able to hear the popping of champagne corks (pop…pop…pop) in Miami, as the ’72 Dolphins celebrate!  Jacksonville 17, Tennessee 16.

   

Short Shots:

  

Put up or shut up?  It’s time for the Cowboys to show why they were the pre-season favorites.  No more excuses, as Romo and others return from injury.  The time to win is…now!

  

Jerry Jones said he would welcome back Adam Jones, if Sheriff Goodell reinstates him.  That decision could come early next week, but I wouldn’t count on it.  I think Goodell will make both Jones’ sweat it out for another week or three!  For some reason, Goodell likes making an example out of Pacman!

  

On the other hand, Matt Jones is still playing football, even after Goodell gave him a 3-game suspension.  Whatever Matt Jones has on Goodell…could you please pass it along to Pacman?

  

All week, the Redskins have been playing up that Portis is 50-50 to play against the Cowboys.  Are the ‘Skins trying to hoodwink the ‘Boys, or are they being truthful about his injury situation?  Either way, I don’t have time for this gamesmanship, as Portis is on my fantasy team…and I need to know the truth!

  

Last night, the Jets beat the Patriots to take sole possession of 1st place in the AFC East.  Mangini had a smile, from ear to ear, on his face…Belichick looked like he had a bad wedgie.  Down with the CHEATERS!

    

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