Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Blogging the NFL – Week 15

Game of the Week: Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts – Indy is hurting and the Bengals are trying to stay within reach of the Ravens. This game has the makings of a no-defense all out offensive slug fest.

I’ll go with the Colts to bounce back from getting thrashed by the Jaguars over the weekend.

Game Not Worth Watching: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – With the season drawing to a close meaningless games will become more abundant. The Browns and the Ravens and the Ravens are heading in opposite directions. The Ravens are heading to the play-offs and the Browns are heading to a possible coaching change.

I like the Ravens to win big.

All the Comforts of Home
The Dallas Cowboys new stadium will feature a 60-yard-long, 50-foot-high scoreboard hanging over the football field, a glowing glass façade, sliding doors on both ends and of course a hole in the roof. The $1 Billion eighth wonder of the NFL is scheduled to open in 2009.

Everson Walls Still a Team Player
More than 20 years after they played together former NFL cornerback Everson Walls is giving one of his kidneys to former teammate Ron Springs. Springs is the father of current Redskins cornerback Shawn Springs and has been Walls best friend since their playing days in Dallas.

Hate to Say I Told You So…But
The Denver Broncos made a huge mistake in benching Jake Plummer for Jay Cutler. It sent the message to the team that the coaches have given up on the season for the benefit of the future. In watching the Broncos play it’s obvious that several players have followed suit and have tanked it in for the season. The problem is that Denver was in the midst of the Wild Card race.

Top 10
Here’s how I would rank the top 10 teams in the conference this week.
1. San Diego Chargers
2. Chicago Bears
3. New Orleans Saints
4. New England Patriots
5. Jacksonville Jaguars
6. Indianapolis Colts
7. Baltimore Ravens
8. Seattle Seahawks
9. Cincinnati Bengals
10. Dallas Cowboys

Back in My Rightful Spot!
Once again I am back on top in the weekly picks. Competition was down a little this week with only four contestants so get in the forum and make your picks. Don’t forget there are games on Thursday and Saturday this week.

Week 14 Picks Results
dolphinfan 9-6
notafan 8-7
rob 8-7
matthie 6-9

Think you can pick better than us? Join us for the week 15 picks!
Week 15 Winners
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – Seahawks
Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons – Cowboys
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – Ravens
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – Packers
Houston Texans at New England Patriots – Patriots
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Jaguars
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Bills
NY Jets at Minnesota Vikings – Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers – Steelers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears – Bears
Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints – Saints
Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals – Broncos
Philadelphia Eagles at NY Giants – Giants
St. Louis Rams at Oakland Raiders – Rams
Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers – Chargers
Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts – Colts

Your Opinion: Share your opinion on the NFL by leaving your comments below or start your own conversation in the forum. Make your week 15 picks here.