Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Blogging the NFL, Week 12

Game of the WeekChicago Bears at New England Patriots: The Bears are becoming more and more turnover prone and the Pats are a team that can take advantage of them. Both teams are in first place in their respective divisions and it’s not to early to say possible superbowl preview.

I’ll take the Bears.

Game Not Worth Watching: - Houston Texans at New York Jets: There actually is a good slate of games this week in the NFL but if I was forced to pick one game to not watch it would be this one. Mostly because as a Dolphins fan I hate the Jets but also because it is sure to feature some very sloppy football.

We'll just tell you now that the Jets will win and save you the misery of watching the game.

We’re Going Streaking!
The Chargers and the Ravens are currently riding four game winning streaks and the Dolphins and the 49ers are just behind with three game streaks.

On the other side the Rams have lost five in a row followed by Vikings with four.

Injured Reserve
Brett Favre is ailing but should start against the Seahawks on Sunday. However, if the future hall of famer goes down again there is a sudden lack of depth at the quarterback position for the Packers. Todd Bouman is the new back-up QB in Green Bay with the loss of Aaron Rodgers who was placed on injured reserve after breaking his foot last week against the Patriots.

Donovan McNabb’s season will end early for the third time in the last five years. He was placed on injured reserve after tearing the ACL in his right knee Sunday. Despite being on pace for one of the best season’s of his career you have to start questioning Donovan’s durability.

Former 49ers and Lions quarterback Jeff Garcia will start for the Eagles Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Tampa Bay defensive end Simeon Rice has been placed on injured reserve also. After missing the first game of his career because of injury two weeks ago the Bucs have decided to put him on the shelf because of his shoulder injury that just isn’t healing as quickly as expected.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have most of their defense on injured reserve. Safety Donovin Darius became the eighth defensive player to be put on IR by the Jags after breaking his leg Monday night against the Giants.

Weekly Top 10

1. San Diego Chargers

2. Chicago Bears

3. Indianapolis Colts

4. Baltimore Ravens

5. New England Patriots

6. Carolina Panthers

7. Denver Broncos

8. Dallas Cowboys

9. Kansas City Chiefs

10. Jacksonville Jaguars

Is There Room for Two Gurus?
The competition picked up this week in the picks. For the first time there was a tie for first place and of course I’m one of the ones tied. That’s just unacceptable and we want to make sure it won’t happen again so for the rest of the season we are going to have a tie breaker. After making your picks you will need to guess the combined score of the Monday night game for the tie breaker.

Week 11 Pick Results
Dolphinfan 10-5
Matt Jordan 10-5
ffnstuff 9-6
rob 8-7
notafan 8-7
onlychiefsfan 8-7
true2osu 8-7

Make your week 12 picks here. Don’t forget the NFL weekend starts tomorrow. Make your picks now!

Week 12 Winners
Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions – Dolphins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys – Cowboys
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs – Broncos
Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings – Vikings
Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins – Panthers
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns – Bengals
Houston Texans at New York Jets – Jets
Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills – Jaguars
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons – Saints
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – Ravens
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams – Rams
Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers – Raiders
Chicago Bears at New England Patriots – Bears
NY Giants at Tennessee Titans – Giants
Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts – Colts
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks – Seahawks