And so we have come to the finish line. After 16 grueling weeks, it's come down to the final week of the season. Already we have 6 teams from the AFC who made it in: Pats, Texans, Broncos, Colts, Steelers, and Bengals. However in the NFC, the NFC East divisional showdown with winner taking the division as well as a slew of teams who are battling it out for the last remaining wildcard spot. That being said, this will be the last regular season pick'ems. Had some laughs, had some cries, had some moments where you wondered why I made those picks. But in the end, it was all in good fun. Let's get started.
Season Record: 137-99-1
Comment: Damn I'm good. (Editor's Note: Not that good)
Sunday 1:00 p.m.
Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Falcons already clenched the #1 seed so expect them to rest a lot of their starters in this meaningless game.
Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets
Both teams went into the season with high hopes but then everything just crashed and burned. What's worse is the fact that Sanchez is starting in this one. You know who I'm going with.
Extra Bonus: This will be Tim Tebow's last game as a Jet as he deserves much better than the situation he's in.
Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals
Both teams already clenched. Bengals won't clench AFC North with win due to divisional record (2-3 vs. Ravens' 4-1). Ravens will be getting back MLB Ray Lewis for the postseason but he's sitting out in this one. Still, the Bengals won 6 of 7 and are clicking at the right time.
Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson needs only 108 yards to become the first WR to catch for 2,000 yards. Unfortunately that's the only highlight of this game.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans
Jacksonville played the Patriots tough last week, but they could only settle for field goals when they needed touchdowns.
Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts
Big feel good story this season. After going 2-14 last year, the Colts are 10-5 and are getting back Chuck Pagano on their sidelines for this one. However a win for the Texans means they clench a 1st round bye so don't expect them to rest starters in this one just yet.
New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers
Both teams are just playing for pride right now. Carolina already beat the Saints already back in Week 2 (35-27 @ Carolina) and look to sweep the regular season series. It'll be an offensive shootout but we know how that'll turn out.
Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants
Giants fans will be scoreboard watching in this one. To get in, Chicago, Dallas, and Minnesora all need to lose. This will also mark the last game Andy Reid coaches this Eagles team after 15 years. Unfortunately, he won't go out with a W.
Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Mr. T was once a judge at an interpretive dance competition. He found them guilty.
Sunday 4:25 p.m.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos
Step 1: Broncos thrash Chiefs for 1 quarter. Step 2. Broncos put in backups. Step 3. ???? Step 4. Profit.
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
It's safe to say the main focus for Green Bay is to shutdown Adrian Peterson. Needing 208 more yards to surpass the record of 2,105 rushing yards. He already ran for 210 yards in a 23-14 loss against the Packers in Week 13 so he could get the record. Unfortunately the Vikings won't get the win.
Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots
More than likely, Houston would have already clenched and we call all assume Denver will take care. No matter how many times Pats players deny it, they'll be scoreboard watching. Once they see the Texans have won, Belicheck will more than likely pull his starters for his backups. And we all know how that turns out.
Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers
Chuck Norris eats 3 square meals a day. His beard eats seven.
Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers
Aldon Smith is 3.5 sacks away from breaking the record of 22.5, assuming J.J Watt doesn't break it first. More than likely, he's going to get those against the worst offensive line in all of football.
St. Louis Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
7-0 at home. Gonna be 8-0 after this one.
Sunday 8:20 p.m.
Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins
It's win and you're in. Dallas was in the same situation last year and lost to the eventual Super Bowl XLVI Champion New York Giants. Both these teams played in a thriller on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas but the Redskins won that one 38-31. Expect history to repeat itself for the Cowboys.
-Ryan L. Fox
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