Week 13 was a mediocre week for all of us, mostly because there were so many upsets. Sockman had two particularly good picks, the Eagles and Bengals, but also the worst pick, the Packers.
Laser Stream: 7-9 (29-19)
Flipmode989: 9-7 (30-18)
Enter Sandman: 9-7 (29-19)
Sockman: 8-8 (29-19)
Now for our Week 14 picks:
Browns (4-8) at Steelers (5-7)
Laser Stream: Browns - Uhh?
Enter Sandman: Steelers - I don't have anything nice to say about either of these teams, so I won't say anything.
Flipmode989: Steelers - Browns need Frye, the backup will get torn apart.
Falcons (6-6) at Bucs (3-9)
Laser Stream: Falcons - Vick should get yard number 1000 here.
Enter Sandman: Falcons - Tough call, but I'm forced to side with the Falcons able running game.
Flipmode989: Falcons - Bucs are a weak team overall.
Ravens (9-3) at Chiefs (7-5)
Laser Stream: Ravens - McNair, Heap, & Co. should rebound after last week.
Enter Sandman: Ravens - The Ravens offense flat out stunk against a lackluster Cincy defense, but look for them to rebound this week.
Flipmode989: Ravens - Their defense will win this game.
Sockman: Chiefs - Book it.
Colts (10-2) at Jaguars (7-5)
Laser Stream: Colts - As I said in last week's comments, JAX confuses me.
Enter Sandman: Colts - Their last game was decently close, but this one won't be.
Flipmode989: Colts - Manning will have a great game.
Vikings (5-7) at Lions (2-10)
Laser Stream: Vikings - Chester Taylor likely won't play, but it's the Lions, so there should be no problem here.
Enter Sandman: Vikings - The one bright spot for the Vikings this year has been their superb rush defense, and Jon Kitna isn't turning into Peyton Manning (or even Joey Harrington for that matter) any time soon.
Flipmode989: Lions - It will be all Kitna in this game.
Patriots (9-3) at Dolphins (5-7)
Laser Stream: Patriots - This would be like last season, except the Dolphins lost last week. They will lose again.
Enter Sandman: Dolphins - Isn't this Dolphins season eerily reminiscent of their 2005-2006 year?
Flipmode989: Dolphins - You took the words right out of my mouth Sandman. Dolphins usually beat the patriots 1 out of the 2 games in the year. In the one exception year, they took the patriots to overtime. That was the year when Ricky left, for the first time.
Giants (6-6) at Panthers (6-6)
Laser Stream: Panthers - E. Manning will throw another game away.
Enter Sandman: Panthers - This game really comes down to the ability of the Giants' secondary, which I don't think can stop S. Smith.
Flipmode989: Panthers - Panthers usually manage to beat tough opponents.
Raiders (2-10) at Bengals (7-5)
Laser Stream: Bengals - They have been awesome the last few weeks and I see no reason for them to stop now.
Enter Sandman: Bengals - The Raiders secondary has indeed played decently this year, but I seriously doubt there's any corner in the league who can cover C. Johnson right now. Actually, maybe there is one; C. Johnson visits him in a couple weeks.
Flipmode989: Bengals - If the Raiders win this, I'll pick them for all the remaning games of the season. Like thats going to happen...
Eagles (6-6) at Redskins (4-8)
Laser Stream: Eagles - You might as well call them the Philadelphia Garcias of Jeff Garcia.
Enter Sandman: Eagles - Here's guessing that every other team in the league wishes they had the kind of backup QB the Eagles had in J. Garcia.
Flipmode989: Eagles - Garcia fits into that team perfectly.
Titans (5-7) at Texans (4-8)
Laser Stream: Titans - Interesting matchup. Vince and Bironas will do it again.
Enter Sandman: Titans - V. Young makes a pretty good running back, that's for sure.
Flipmode989: Titans - V. Young continues to defy Merrill Hodge, the only guy on the planet who still thinks Young isn't NFL caliber.
Sockman: Texans - Lets see how Young does when he doesn't have to play from the first snap onwards.
Packers (4-8) at Niners (5-7)
Laser Stream: Niners - Packers won't stop Gore.
Enter Sandman: Niners - 49ers go from being ripped by an awesome pass offense to a team that passes more than any other in the league. Except this time, good luck to anyone wanting to stop that F. Gore guy.
Flipmode989: Niners - Packers are the worst team in the league looking in the long run.
Seahawks (8-4) at Cardinals (3-9)
Laser Stream: Seahawks - The Cards are 2-1 since we started picking. It won't matter.
Enter Sandman: Seahawks- Seattle played a terrible game at Denver and still pulled out the win. Their number of NFC West crowns looks to be in position to expand.
Flipmode989: Seahawks - I dont see the Cardinals being able to stop the Seahawks offense.
(Edit 12/6/2006 9:48 PM by Laser Stream: Speaking of expanding, MIKE HOLMGREN!!!)
Bills (5-7) at Jets (7-5)
Laser Stream: Jets - The New York Jets, residents of Giant Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will defeat the true New York team. J.P. Losman isn't going to turn into J.P. Winningguy any time soon.
Enter Sandman: Jets - The Bill are pretty good at scheming various defensive strategies to stop particular offenses (see: the Colts offense). Now, if only they had a quarterback...
Flipmode989: Jets - I still don't like the Jets, I just like the Bills less, especially when the Jets have Mangenious.
Broncos (7-5) at Chargers (10-2)
Laser Stream: Chargers - LT will repeat what he did last time and Merroids is really, really good.
Enter Sandman: Chargers - Well. What can I say. Book it.
Flipmode989: Chargers - Benedict Arnold!
Saints (8-4) at Cowboys (8-4)
Laser Stream: Cowboys - This is an awesome matchup and can go either way. This one will go to Team Tuna.
Enter Sandman: Saints - Sunday night games just keep getting better and better.
Flipmode989: Cowboys - Romo is the next Brady.
Sockman: Cowboys - 42-7. Guarantee.
Bears (10-2) at Rams(5-7)
Laser Stream: Bears - Book it.
Enter Sandman: Bears - And the Monday Night ones just keep getting worse and worse.
Flipmode989: Bears - Grossman will have 3 TDs, 250+ yards, I can see him making a comeback.
Sockman: Rams - L. Little is going to have 5 sacks. Rams win big.
Laser Stream: 8-8 (37-17)
Enter Sandman: 11-5 (40-24)
Sockman: 5-11 (34-30)