NFL Week 16 Live Thread

Which Teams Will Get a Win for Christmas? [NFL Week 16 Live Thread]

12/23/12 in NFL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - NFL Week 16 Live ThreadIt's the Sunday before Christmas, meaning most of us are home with our families or have family over. Which means if you're anything like me, you're already being driven insane. Luckily we have football today to distract us.

With Jess in Seattle getting ready for the big time, you're stuck with me, so entertainment optional. However, our guest is ms_hippie_queen, aka Leigh, who is of course very entertaining. Coherence optional. With that, let's get started.

Special Saturday Night Obsolete Pick: Atlanta at Detroit

Leigh:  If you break it down into simple math, the winner is clear.
 
Falcons vs. Lions = Falc vs. Li 
         (ons)
 
Lies never win. Falcons 27, Lions 5 (‘sup?) 

Eric: What did I get myself into? I agreed at the time the Falcons would win. Congrats to them on home field and congrats to Megatron.

Buffalo at Miami

Leigh: With the Dolphins at home, Bills look to be distracted by the hottest cheerleaders in the league as well as by the delicious debauchery native to Miami. Bills 11, Dolphins 17 

Eric: I will also pick the Dolphins, mostly because they're not as bad as originally thought, and the Bills can't stop anybody. That reason works too though.

Oakland at Carolina

Leigh:  Panthers need this win to stay above .250 but they won’t get it. While it may not be the best game fundamentally, it should be, aesthetically, quite pleasing. Raiders 31, Panthers 0  
 
Eric: Carolina has been coming on these last few weeks, which keeps the sort of racist criticisms of Cam Newton at bay. Oakland's best player is their kicker. Carolina is the pick.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh

Leigh: The most dangerous animal is a wounded animal….or whatever the eff a Steeler is. Bengals 64, Steelers 65

Eric: The Bengals are playing better, are younger, and are healthier. However, the Steelers are cockroaches. They never ever die. Bastards.

New Orleans at Dallas

Leigh: 98% of Houston will be tuned in passionately to this game with their hand in their pants. The other 2% will be watching the Texans. Saints 42, Cowboys 31

Eric: I'm picking New Orleans since this feels like the time the Cowboys blow it and figuratively punch their fans in the crotch. The good news is even if they don't do this week, we still have Week 17 and maybe even Wild Card Weekend to see it happen.

Blog Photo - NFL Week 16 Live ThreadTennessee at Green Bay

Leigh: This should be a decent game to nap through.Titans 4, Packers 56

Eric: Homerism means I pick Green Bay. Every fan though will be holding their breath each time Crosby comes in to kick.

Minnesota at Houston

Leigh: I don’t like to make predictions. Feels yucky. JJ Watt is expected do something cool and will look foyne (sic) doing it and somebody will inevitably get a divot stuck in their helmet. Arian Foster will receive some sort of accolade for falling down on his own less in this one than he has in the past 14 games and for helping Lestar Jean get his shoulder pad back in his sleeve. Vikings ??, Texans ??
 
Eric: Wha? Never mind. Anyway, Houston should be good enough to win, but there is a non-zero chance Adrian Peterson goes all Purple Jesus up in this thing and steals yet another win. Either that, or Christian Ponder will have to do something, which would mean curtains for the Vikings.

Indianapolis at Kansas City

Leigh: It’s just plain not fair for a dynasty team to take one year off and then go all dynasty again with a new crew. They won’t win another game this year if they know what’s good for ‘em. Colts 16, Chiefs 17

Eric: If it helps Leigh, the Colts really aren't that great of a team yet. They've benefited from some luck (note that's lower case) and a favorable schedule. The latter comes into play here. If they were playing even a half decent team on the road, I'd pick against the Colts. Since they're only playing the Chiefs, I'll pick Indianapolis.

New England at Jacksonville

Leigh: Patriots don’t stand a chance against this tough squad. Patriots -4, Jags 3

Eric: Snerf. All of New England and everywhere who gets this game will all wonder "Jacksonville still has a team?"

San Diego at N.Y. Jets

Leigh: Chargers will try really hard to lose this one, but it’ll be the Jets coming away with the L. Chargers 10, Jets 7

Eric: Woof. (Pick: A 6-6 tie)

Washington at Philadelphia

Leigh: I hope Mike Carey is officiating, because there won’t be much else to see here. Rookie QB RGIII locks up his 11th win. What an amazing start for the young guy. Redskins 23, Eagles 15

Eric: RGIII is likely to play, which just makes it worse for free falling Philadelphia. This is now the 5th season of Redskins football I've seen since I moved to DC, and while the Redskins always suck up 95% of the sports oxygen, this is the first time it's ever been positive. The power of RGIII.

St. Louis at Tampa Bay

Leigh: My heaven is a place where the Rams play everyday, in the rain, in those gold lamé pants. actually they Blog Photo - NFL Week 16 Live Threaddon’t play…they just chill forever in a sweet 3-point stance and I am the umpire. Unfortunately, they can’t remember how to stay until the ball is snapped in this game and penalties kill them. Rams 13, Buccaneers 20 (I'm sorry Becky. It frustrates me too.)

Eric: I'll pick St. Louis. Not because I'm a wanna be teacher's pet (I was one growing up until I turned smartass), but because the Rams are still playing hard, while the Bucs are openly fighting with assistant coaches on the sideline. Also, Schiano's a douche.

(I hope those are the pants you are referring too, Leigh.)

Cleveland at Denver

Leigh: Trap game. (Fart) no it’s not. Peyton Manning hasn’t played a trap game in his life. He just chooses to lose sometimes to keep it real. Browns 11, Broncos 137

Eric: The Browns had problems stopping Kirk Cousins last week. Going from that to Peyton Manning will not end well.

N.Y. Giants at Baltimore

Leigh: For the Giants, the secondary has been a thorn in their side all season long. When the pass rush is able to make up for it, New York has been able to get by. When teams are able to block their defensive front, quarterbacks have been able to expose the Giants' back end. and we can all agree, an exposed back end is the best back end. Giants 31, Ravens 27

Eric: Uh, exactly. Also while people will still give the Giants some benefit of the doubt, absolutely no one believes in the Ravens anymore. Giants win and get closer to fulfilling their destiny of sneaking into the playoffs and beating the Packers and Falcons again (*sigh*).

Chicago at Arizona

Leigh: It really comes down to Urlacher vs. Fitzgerald for me here. While Fitzgerald continues to impress on the field and off (dude’s conducting orchestras’n s**t), Urlacher is scary, mean and bald. Game ball goes to karma. Bears 6, Cards 11
 
Eric: Remember when the Bears were 7-1 and people though they could do something? Whoops (*laughs*). As much as I want to pick the Bears to lose and complete their collapse, I just can't do it. The Bears defense, even with Urlacher out, is still good enough to eat Ryan Lindley or whoever the Buzzsaw grab out of the fifth row to play quarterback.

San Francisco at Seattle

Leigh: Fail Mary's looming pretty big these days in the NFC! Seahawks need to score 50+ a game for the last two games of the season to avoid the harrassment they will get from the really ugly-headed football talkers if they squeak into the 'offs with a 1 game margin over the s**t-ton of 8-6 wild card hopefuls. Time to lay the bullies to rest. Seahawks are good. Niners 27, Seahawks 33.

Eric: Hold on, I have to stop my eye from twitching at the mention of Fail Mary...

*two hours later*

OK, ready. This is the hardest game to pick this week. We know the atmosphere in Seattle will be insane, and we know Kaepernick can be mistake prone at times. Seattle is on an epic tear though, and I don't think it was just the result of playing Arizona and Buffalo. Seahawks I guess, but I'll probably be wrong.

Q it up here throughout Week 16.
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12/24/12   |   jerryhayes372   |   86 respect

Jess wrote:
Our seats are actually covered; we're up a little higher, which is nice for games like that. Stayed warm and dry AND enjoyed those crazy Hawks. I have no voice today though.

Yes that was an amazing game last night,we we went to my aunt,s house in Puyallup and watched the game there.that was a very good Christmas gift.

12/24/12   |   DallasFan55   |   38096 respect

Jess wrote:
Our seats are actually covered; we're up a little higher, which is nice for games like that. Stayed warm and dry AND enjoyed those crazy Hawks. I have no voice today though.

Seahawks were AMAZING last night. I enjoyed the game tremendously. yes

12/24/12   |   Jess   |   34471 respect

kramer wrote:
Jess is probably cold and wet, but not caring one bit.  Go Seahawks!

Our seats are actually covered; we're up a little higher, which is nice for games like that. Stayed warm and dry AND enjoyed those crazy Hawks. I have no voice today though.

12/24/12   |   Jess   |   34471 respect

cheeky
(I wish we wouldn't have pulled our starters on D to end that game...of ALL teams, Harbaugh's 9ers would have been the team to run it up on and stay stingy). 

I didn't get home until almost 3:30 this morning, and I was STILL so wired I couldn't sleep. I'm about to watch the game again. 

Also, I saw somewhere recently and loved it: Matt Flynn: $26M victory cigar. 

12/24/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

Eric_ wrote:
No.

12/24/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Great read. You're totally my fave sister these days... and not just cause the other one isn't around.

Also, ffs Packers fans (mmhmm, you!), let it go! That was 3 months ago. And they scored TWELVE points the entire game...uhh, if you didn't play like *ss the whole game, it wouldn't have been decided by replacement refs. Ugh.

I miss them. Such exciting crazy games.

No.

12/24/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

Great read. You're totally my fave sister these days... and not just cause the other one isn't around.

Also, ffs Packers fans (mmhmm, you!), let it go! That was 3 months ago. And they scored TWELVE points the entire game...uhh, if you didn't play like *ss the whole game, it wouldn't have been decided by replacement refs. Ugh.

I miss them. Such exciting crazy games.

12/23/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21075 respect

Great game by the Seahawks!!  It's good to see that the Cowboys and 'Skins will play next Sunday Night!!

12/23/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24939 respect

watching Peyton Manning operate in person today was fantastic! watching the Broncos do their usual score 30 points by the early 4th quarter and not even try on offense for the rest of the quarter was sublime.. And Houston Munsoning that game vs Minnesota, and opening the door of the Broncos possibly taking homefield in the AFC was my early Chrimbus present

12/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

Kaepernick is not having a good night, sack wise.

12/23/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Jess is probably cold and wet, but not caring one bit.  Go Seahawks!

12/23/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

(Edited by Eric_)

So yeah, Seattle is good and stuff.

Edit: That was a quick jinx.

12/23/12   |   Scott   |   52042 respect

Hawks have gone full beast mode on the 49ers.  San Francisco looks a step behind coming off that big win against the Patriots last weekend

12/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

(Edited by Debi_L)

Wow Chancellor.  Was that hit really necessary?

Edit:  So the slo-mo replay shows it to be a legal hit.  Still, it looked awfully vicious.

12/23/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Thank you Ravens!

12/23/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

Eric_ wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M

*snort*

12/23/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

(Edited by JenX63)

Ravens/giants game....Awesome (yea i'm smiling)

12/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

Denver looking to take a 1

Denver gets another TD to pull ahead 21-6. One helluva catch to get there!!

12/23/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Come on Ravens....a little help

12/23/12   |   Scott   |   52042 respect

Bears defense might kill Ryan Lindley today

12/23/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Eric_ wrote:
You gave me the opening. cheeky

Yeah yeah, I just said something before you did, cause I know that you know that I know you were going to say something...ya know?

12/23/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kramer wrote:
I knew that was going to be something to rub it in.  You make me hate the Packers.

You gave me the opening. cheeky

12/23/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21075 respect

If the Giants lose today, they are done...

12/23/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21075 respect

Saints win!!

12/23/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21075 respect

kramer wrote:
The Bengals have just eliminated the Steelers, and the Steelers deserve nothing less this year.  When you lose to Cleveland, Oakland, Tennessee, and San Diego, there's no way in hell you deserve to be a playoff team.

The Steelers' running attack has also hurt them offensively as well as some of the steel curtain being banged up...

12/23/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Eric_ wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M

I knew that was going to be something to rub it in.  You make me hate the Packers.

12/23/12   |   Scott   |   52042 respect

Romo hits Miles Austin.  Cowboys and Saints tied at 31 with 10 seconds left

12/23/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kramer wrote:
By the way Eric, I know that made your day.angry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M

12/23/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21075 respect

Tie game with the Saints and Cowboys, 31 all!

12/23/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Debi_L wrote:
headbang.gifRedskins win!!!

Saints must have heard they are out of the playoffs, because the Cowboys just got a TD and are only 7 back.

Woot Woot!

12/23/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21075 respect

The steelers' playoff hopes has came to an end...

12/23/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

By the way Eric, I know that made your day.angry

12/23/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

The Bengals have just eliminated the Steelers, and the Steelers deserve nothing less this year.  When you lose to Cleveland, Oakland, Tennessee, and San Diego, there's no way in hell you deserve to be a playoff team.

12/23/12   |   Scott   |   52042 respect

Bengals intercept Roethlisberger with 15 seconds left in the game and Josh Brown kicks the game winning field goal.  Bengals are in the playoffs and the Steelers are eliminated

12/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

headbang.gifRedskins win!!!

Saints must have heard they are out of the playoffs, because the Cowboys just got a TD and are only 7 back.

12/23/12   |   Scott   |   52042 respect

Vikings win eliminates the Rams and Saints from playoff contention.  Redskins win and control their own NFC East champs destiny next week at home against the Cowboys

12/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

Saints have jumped out in front of Dallas now, by 14 points.  

Was about to say it looked like NO had this in the bag, but once again Bryant makes a huge play.  You're right Scott, he is single-handedly trying to take them to the playoffs.

12/23/12   |   Scott   |   52042 respect

Steelers offensive line is getting manhandled by the Bengals

12/23/12   |   Scott   |   52042 respect

Texans drop another one and now find themselves in a fight to get home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs

12/23/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Sorry, I sure didn't mean to offend!   I chuckled all thru the read, and only meant it as a compliment to you both, as you played off each other beautifully.  I guess I should have said it differently.  Again, I'm sorry.

No, no it's OK. My tongue was so in cheek there it would've looked like I had chewing tobacco in my mouth.

Besides, the Packers are up 48-0 right now. It's impossible for me to be in a bad mood right now.

12/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Dry? In my defense: a.) It's impossible to compete with Leigh in the humor department, and b.) I think I still got some sarcastic zingers in.

Sorry, I sure didn't mean to offend!   I chuckled all thru the read, and only meant it as a compliment to you both, as you played off each other beautifully.  I guess I should have said it differently.  Again, I'm sorry.

12/23/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Brand spanking new TV in my living room, tuned to football.  Unfortunately, it isn't tuned to Redskins football because none of their games are ever shown on TV.  So, I'm watching the Packers and the Titans if 55" TV Greatness.  A huge treat from the 42" I watched football on last weekend.

Leigh, this was hugely entertaining.  I love the way you made your picks.  It bounced off Eric's dry analysis wondrously.  Thank you both. 

BTW, Megatron is quite amazing.  But so is RGIII  Go Redskins!

Dry? In my defense: a.) It's impossible to compete with Leigh in the humor department, and b.) I think I still got some sarcastic zingers in.

12/23/12   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Texans mindless play calling keeps giving the Vikings playoff hopes, while slowly ending the Bears season. Can we put out an APB on Arian Foster? Do the Texans know he's still there? 

12/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

The Saints and the Cowgirls game is closer, so watching it instead now.

I repeat, Go Redskins!!!

12/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

Brand spanking new TV in my living room, tuned to football.  Unfortunately, it isn't tuned to Redskins football because none of their games are ever shown on TV.  So, I'm watching the Packers and the Titans if 55" TV Greatness.  A huge treat from the 42" I watched football on last weekend.

Leigh, this was hugely entertaining.  I love the way you made your picks.  It bounced off Eric's dry analysis wondrously.  Thank you both. 

BTW, Megatron is quite amazing.  But so is RGIII  Go Redskins!

12/23/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5043 respect

(Edited by HouTxFan)

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12/23/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Crosby made a 48 yarder! Yeah, he barely made it cause it donked off the right upright, but still, he made it!

12/23/12   |   Scott   |   52042 respect

Dez Bryant is singlehandedly trying to take the Cowboys to the playoffs

12/23/12   |   Scott   |   52042 respect

Looks like Coach Fisher and company got themselves a steal at the top of the 2nd round with the pick of Janoris Jenkins.  Pick 6 for his 4th touchdown of the season for the rookie puts the Rams up 7-3 over the Bucs

12/23/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Packers touchdowns and Ben pick sixes make me smile.

12/23/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

'Sup?

Falcons won.

12/23/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11936 respect



when ya hear the phrase  " a beautiful mind "  how can ya not think - Leigh smiley  (well done)

12/23/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Awesome, Eric even made some funnies: y'all get yesyes

Go Skins!

12/23/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Everyone is going gaga over the NFC East and the parity there, but very few people are considering there's a very real possibility 3 AFC North teams could finish 9-7.  The Problems for the Bengals is they keep finding ways to lose to their 2 biggest rivals and that's who they play the last 2 weeks of the season.  This Steelers/Bengals game is a knockout game, plain and simple.  Baltimore is finally showing signs of an aging defense.  If they keep building in Cincy, they might actually overtake both the Steelers and Ravens next year, but I think they're still a year away from getting over that hump.