Mercifully and thankfully! Thank goodness I don’t keep track of how poorly I pick these games! But, I think it’s been that way for many people. Every year has its surprises but, this year had a lot!
(10-5-0) Jets Well, the Jets are one of the milder surprises, and I would almost, almost pick a surprise upset pick. But, I think the Jets have too much to play for to let this get away. If they win, they’re in the playoffs.
(12-3-0) Patriots Well, here’s another mild surprise …… the Dolphins were suppose to be competitive this year. All the Pats have to do is win and they’ve cinched home-field throughout and an first round bye.
(8-7-0) Falcons Tough call on this one. It doesn’t much matter to either team. The Falcons are coming off of a huge upset over the Panthers, but, other than that, they haven’t done much since their hot start. I’ll give them the edge at home.
(6-9-0) Bears Why bother?
(6-9-0) Giants LOL!!!!! NFC East!!!!
(4-11-0) Cowboys Huge game regardless of the records! But, talk about surprises! Who would have guessed the Cowboys would make a mirror of their last year? The team that was so good and held so much promise for this year …… and it fell on its face. The Redskins, OTOH, was a mild surprise to the good ….. if you’re a ‘skins fan.
(7-8-0) Colts Without going into too much detail (it gets real complicated) …. The Colts have to win and Houston has to lose in order for the Colts to have a chance at the playoffs. After that, because they’d be tied at division play, and common opponents (maybe), then it goes to strength of schedule …. blah, blah, blah ….. doesn’t matter, neither team has a chance at making the SB.
(11-4-0) Bengals A Cincy win and a Denver loss gives the Bengals a first round bye. But, without Dalton, that’s pretty iffy. Do the Ravens have another spoiler game in them? Prolly not.
(9-6-0) Steelers Not only do the Steelers need to win to get to the playoffs, they need the Jets to lose.
(8-7-0) Texans If the Texans win, then we don’t have to go through the headache of the playoff scenario with the Colts. I think they will.
(10-5-0) Chiefs The Chiefs can win their division with a win at Arrowhead and a Denver loss. Though, this is a great rivalry where the records don’t really matter. Last game for a great DB, Woodson.
(11-4-0) Broncos A win and a Cincy loss and they can clinch a first round bye.
(14-1-0) Panthers I don’t expect the Panthers to be caught like they were last week.
(13-2-0) Cardinals Well, it’s hard telling which Seahawk team will show up to play. But, even if the good one shows up, I don’t think they’ll beat the Cards. Oh, yea, if the Panthers lose and the Cards win, then the Cards have the #1 seed throughout the POs. The Seahawks are in, regardless of the outcome of this game.
(7-8-0) Rams Well, another year of wondering why they can’t get over the hump. Still, they should beat the 49ers.
(10-5-0) Packers What a fantastic way to finish the season! I’ve some trepidations about this pick. On one hand, I think the Vikings are the better team. OTOH, they’re playing at GB, and the Pack has a lot more experience in games of this weight. By now, I think every team in the league knows that to beat the Vikes, you have to stop AP ….. or contain him. I’m just not quite in the Bridgewater camp.
So, there’s my picks for the NFL’s regular season finale! What are your thoughts?