Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Blogging the NFL Week 16

Game of the Week: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – The NFC East is up for grabs on Christmas Day. Dallas has already clinched a play-off spot and a win over the Eagles would clinch the division. An Eagles victory on Monday leaves things wide open for the final weekend of the regular season.

I’ll take the Cowboys to win and stay in competition for a first round bye.

Game Not Worth Watching: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns – What do these two teams have left to play for? With only 7 wins between them dignity isn’t even up for grabs.

The Bucs will win this one. Not that it matters.

Mutiny in Minnesota
First it was Vince Young and then Jay Cutler. Now it’s Tarvaris Jackson’s turn to become the next rookie quarterback to start in the NFL. The Vikings are apparently done with Brad Johnson after he was booed off the field in Sunday’s loss to the Jets.

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress announced Tuesday that Jackson will start the final two games of the season, including Thursday night's pivotal game at Green Bay, replacing veteran Brad Johnson.

Childress said Jackson "gives us the best chance to win right now."

Chicago’s Tank Disabled
Chicago defensive tackle Tank Johnson was arrested on Thursday and then was at a night club Friday where his friend, Willie B. Posey, was shot and killed. Now the Bears have suspended him for Saturday’s game against Detroit.

Thursday’s arrest was Johnson’s third in eighteen months and he recognizes this suspension as his last chance with the Bears organization.

"I don't believe the team has to tell me it's my last chance, I know the opportunity that I have in front of me and it's great, it's immense and to squander that opportunity would be a tragedy at this point and that's not going to happen," Johnson said.

Pro Bowl Rosters Dominated by Two Teams
Imagine for just a minute that the Bears and the Chargers make it to the Super Bowl. We would actually see a rematch the next week in the Pro Bowl. The Chargers are sending nine players to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl and the Bears are sending seven.

Top 10
The Eagles are back in the Top 10 this week and the Seahawks have moved out.
1. San Diego Chargers
2. Chicago Bears
3. New England Patriots
4. Indianapolis Colts
5. Baltimore Ravens
6. New Orleans Saints
7. Dallas Cowboys
8. Philadelphia Eagles
9. Cincinnati Bengals
10. Jacksonville Jaguars

Rob is the Man!
I would officially like to thank the Cincinnati Bengals for deciding to not try and score points against the Colts on Monday night. Their decision to deviate from their normal game plan cost me the tie breaker in this week’s picks.

Congratulations rob you are the Ultimate NFL Guru this week! He picked 49 total points in the Colts/Bengals game for the tie breaker.

Week 15 Standings
rob 11-5 (49)
dolphinfan 11-5 (66)
ffnstuff 10-6
notafan 9-7

Think you know football? Jump over to the forum and make your Week 16 picks. We’ll see if you are as good as you think you are.

Week 16 Winners
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – Vikings
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders – Chiefs
Washington Redskins at St Louis Rams - Rams
Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills – Titans
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns – Bucs
New Orleans Saints at NY Giants – Saints
New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars – Patriots
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Colts
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions – Bears
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons – Falcons
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – 49ers
Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos – Bengals
San Diego Chargers at Seattle Seahawks – Chargers
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – Cowboys
NY Jets at Miami Dolphins – Jets

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