Welp, you knew it had to end at some point. After a nice three week hot streak, I descended back into my season long malaise of Jeff Fisher level of suckitude. After going winless on my upset specials, my overall record is an abysmal 61% accuracy rate.
In other words, don’t go to Vegas with these picks, folks. But you knew that already if you’ve been reading this column all season.
Anywho, let’s get started on this week’s picks.
Last Week: 9-7 56% Upset Specials: 0-3 0%
Season: 127-79 61% Upset Specials: 15-22 40%
Seahawks 50, Rams 10 - The Seahawks were embarrassed in Green Bay. Last time that happened, they put a 40-burger on Carolina. The Rams aren’t as good as Carolina, even without Jeff Fisher.
Dolphins 23, Jets 13 - Even without Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins are better than a lifeless Jets team.
Packers 23, Bears 3 - Sorry Chicago fans, your Super Bowl isn’t going to go down the way you want it to.
Texans 24, Jaguars 13 - Houston can taste the AFC South title. It tastes like burnt Jaguar.
Bills 23, Browns 10 - Sorry Cleveland, you missed your shot.
Ravens 28, Eagles 16 - Baltimore tries to make up ground on on Pennsylvania team by beating up on the other.
Chiefs 23, Titans 20 - I am tempted to go Flaming Thumbtacks here, but KC has won 20 of their last 23.
Upset Special #1 Lions 30, Giants 27 - I know the G-men are coming off that huge win over big D, but Detroit is desperate to end the Packers hopes.
Vikings 20, Colts 17 - Am I the only one who thinks Andrew Luck should be better in year five?
Steelers 23, Bengals 17 - Pittsburgh continues rolling.
Cardinals 30, Saints 20 - Arizona making a late charge? A case of too little, too late.
Falcons 49, 49ers 17 - Atlanta feasts on another creampuff.
Patriots 30, Broncos 20 - And the Broncos are dethroned.
Raiders 30, Chargers 20 - Will there be more or less Raiders fans in L.A. than in San Diego?
Upset Special #2 Bucs 17, Cowboys 16 - I haven’t doubted this team since they upset Kansas City at Arrowhead. I’m not going to start now.
Upset Special #3 Panthers 23, Washington NFL Franchise 20 - The Panthers aren’t going down without a fight.