Baby New Year put on a little. - Jonathan Daniel
We're headed to the new year - where does DLT's final predictions of the season go?
The football gods delivered me a nice Christmas present, a 12-4 week. So now we look to 2013 with hope for the future (now that we know we'll all actually be here....we think - maybe the Mayans were a little off? It was 5,000 or whatever years ago) and it's time for the new year's resolutions.
But hey, enough about me. What New Year's Resolution should your team have for '13?
Last Week: 12-4 75% 1 for 1 on Upset Specials
Season: 144-96 60% Upset Specials: 10-27, 27%
Upset Special: Buccaneers 27, Falcons 13 - Full disclosure: this is more of a hope than an actual pick. My NYR for the Bucs is to get some help on defense (specifically in the secondary). The resolution for Atlanta? Win one...at least one playoff game this playoff run.
Bills 30, Jets 10 - The NYR for the NYJ is to find themselves a new gm, new coach and a new quarterback not named Sanchez or Tebow. The Bill NYR is to have a winning season (next year, obviously) to complete owner Ralph Wilson's bucket list.
Upset Special#2: Lions 30, Bears 20 - The loser of this game could be looking for a new coach for their NYR. For me, its Lovie who won't be lovin' Black Monday. For the Lions, their NYR should be humility. You've had one winning season in the past 12 years.
Saints 30, Panthers 24 - For the Saints, their new year's resolution should be to develop some cap space or the continued implosion of the franchise will continue - even with Sean Payton back. For the Panthers, a more humble Cam in 2013.
Upset Special #3: Vikings 30, Packers 23 - For the Vikings, the NYR is prove the doubters wrong (and have AP run wild and break Dickerson's record). For Green Bay, it's to get better overall. You're back in the playoffs again but are you really a contender?
49ers 23, Cardinals 13 - For Arizona, their NYR is to find someone...anyone who can play decently at quarterback. For the Niners, they've been playing out the string for a few weeks now - it's time to get focused and serious.
Redskins 30, Cowboys 13 - For the Skins, bottle what ever vision GM Bruce Allen and coach Mike Shannahan had in trading up for RG III and apply that to the 2013 draft. For the Cowboys, it's time to blow it up again, Jerry.
BCS National Championship
Alabama 20, Notre Dame 13 - I won't believe anyone can beat the SEC until somebody actually does it.
Hey everyone, thanks for reading and I wish everyone a very Happy New Year.