NFL Picks Week 15 - DLT's Deadlocks

An Orc from Mordor? - Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

A 10-6 week isn't exactly winning at Helm's Deep but a Hobbit sized victory total is the least of JC's problems.

While I know this is a sports blog and typically sports and Sci-Fi Fantasy don't mix, I've always considered myself a trailblazer.

The Sci-Fi community is very excited with this week's release of the Lord of the Rings prequel - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

I know this is an Earth shattering revelation - but I too am a Sci-Fi Geek. I host a sci-fi podcast called Transmissions From Atlantis and I am a regular at most Sci-Fi cons in the southeast.

No, I don't dress up as a Klingon. Although you might find an embarrassing photo or two of me as the 4th or 10th Doctor from Doctor Who.

Talking about embarrassing, my picks were nearly as disappointing as Tampa Bay's performance against Philadelphia.

With the first of the Hobbit trilogy about to be released, I wanted to see how many Lord of the Rings references I could get in during my picks segments.

I know there's a lot of you that won't get it - that's okay. This column has always been more about me than you anyway (Just Kidding - we love you).

Last Week: 10-6, 1 of 1 upset special

Season: 123-86 59% Upset Specials: 9-27 25%

Thursday Night

Eagles 20, Bengals 17 - The Eagles came down from Mount Doom to ruin the Buccaneers' playoff chances, now they do the same to the Bengals.


Buccaneers 34, Saints 31 - The Bucs SHALL NOT PASS into the playoffs this season but they typically play well in the Superdome and Drew Brees is throwing the ball to the other team way too much.

Texans 30, Colts 20 - Houston played like the Nazgûl on Monday night, scary looking but really a push over. Still, they'll put the Colts in their place, like a orc from Isengard.

Broncos 27, Ravens 20 - Baltimore these days is more treacherous for the Ravens than the mines of Moria.

Packers 20, Bears 13 - Not even Gandalf could help save the Bears from this epic collapse.

Giants 30, Falcons 23 - New York is beginning to heat up their run through the NFC like an flaming arrow from Legolas while the Falcons are beginning to crumble like the great wall of Helm's Deep.

Rams 24, Vikings 17 - Adrian Peterson is running faster than the Fellowship trying to rescue Merry and Pippin from the Uruk-hai but they'll face strong opposition from the Rams.

Redskins 30, Browns 20 - The Browns have won three straight games. Almost as shocking as Gandalf's death at the end of Fellowship. Sorry...spoilers.

Dolphins 30, Jaguars 13 - Not even the eye of Sauron will be watching this one.

Lions 30, Cardinals 6 - I think less of the Cardinals Quarterbacks than Denethor thought of his son, Faramir.

Seahawks 42, Buffalo 14 - Seattle seems like the awe-inspiring 10,000 man army of Saruman the White.

Chargers 27, Panthers 16 - San Diego has been like the Shire to most opponents, warm and welcoming - but it may be a little darker for the Panthers.

Steelers 30, Cowboys 20 - Like the Riders of Rohan, the Cowboys are plagued by a possessed king. Meanwhile, the Steelers hope their Aragorn, Ben, will lead them to victory.

Raiders 30, Chiefs 20 - The Chiefs descend into the evil land of Mordor (aka Oakland) to face the goblins known as the Raiders.

Sunday Night

Patriots 30, 49ers 13 - The Patriots and Niners both have their eye on the Precious - One Ring to Rule them All.

Monday Night

Titans 13, Jets 10 - Like Sam and Frodo, Tebow and Sanchez bear a heavy responsibility. Unfortunately for them, this time they lose.

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