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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Week 15 picks & Play-off picture.

Week 15, and the list of teams with a chance of the play-offs is getting smaller and smaller.

In the NFC Green Bay, San Fran and New Orleans have all booked themselves a spot, leaving 3 up for grabs. However amazingly, the 5-8 Eagles are still alive. They would hold the tiebreakers were they to win out and the Cowboys and Giants both finish 8-8 too. Such a scenario isn’t too outrageous, but does require one of the 2 to lose in week 15 and 16 and then beat the other in week 17’s big showdown.

The feisty Arizona Cardinals are still alive too and could sneak a wildcard spot were the Falcons or Lions to slip up, as could last year’s NFC West champs the Seattle Seahawks providing they win out. But it looks like the wildcard spots belong to Atlanta and Detroit now that the Bears have been ravaged by injury enough to turn them from contenders to laughing stocks on offense.

The AFC is a bit more up in the air. Even if they were to lose the rest of their games Houston, Baltimore and Pittsburgh are in, although rights to the AFC North title are still up for grabs. The Patriots will win the AFC East with one more win or one more Jets loss while the AFC West is still a 3 team race between the Denver Tebows, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers. The Jets, Bengals and Titans can all take the 6th seed but would need to win out and hope the others slip (The Jets are currently the 6th seed as things stand).

While all the talk this week has been about “Brady vs. Tebow” which has done nothing but irritate us (is there really a conversation here? 1 guy has 3 rings, 2 MVP’s and a bunch of records, the other has a sub-50 completion percentage) we think the most entertaining game will be Detroit @ Oakland. These are the 2 most penalised teams in the NFL who are prone to serious errors between and after the whistles. So sit back and enjoy the awfulness of Carson Palmer and the dirtiness of Ndamukong Suh.


Toby Durant
Phil Gaskin
Gur Samuel
Jaguars @ Falcons
Falcons
Falcons
Falcons
Cowboys @ Bucs
Cowboys
Cowboys
Cowboys
Panthers @ Texans
Texans
Texans
Texans
Redskins @ Giants
Giants
Giants
Giants
Dolphins @ Bills
Dolphins
Dolphins
Dolphins
Seahawks @ Bears
Seahawks
Bears
Seahawks
Saints @ Vikings
Saints
Saints
Saints
Bengals @ Rams
Bengals
Bengals
Bengals
Titans @ Colts
Titans
Titans
Titans
Packers @ Chiefs
Packers
Packers
Packers
Lions @ Raiders
Lions
Lions
Lions
Patriots @ Tebows Broncos
Patriots
Patriots
Patriots
Jets @ Eagles
Jets
Eagles
Jets
Browns @ Cardinals
Cardinals
Cardinals
Cardinals
Ravens @ Chargers
Ravens
Ravens
Ravens
Steelers @ 49ers
Steelers
Steelers
49ers




Last Week:
11-5
10-6
12-4
Overall:
134-61
130-65
124-71

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