Happy Holidays!!!! Enjoy!
Dolphins at Bills (Sunday 1pm)
Suddenly, the Dolphins have playoff life after last week’s upset over the Patriots. Win out over the Bills and the Jets and they’re into the 2nd season. It doesn’t hurt this week that Thad Lewis is in for EJ Manuel even though Lewis beat the Dolphins in Miami earlier this season.
Saints at Panthers (Sunday 1pm)
The NFC South Title is on the line here in a rematch of two weeks ago. Don’t count on the Panthers being as bad this Sunday as they did then. Saints could be dropping to a possible 5th or 6th seed witih a loss here.
Vikings at Bengals (Sunday 1pm)
No cupcake for the Bengals, who suddenly find themselves with the Ravens breathing down their neck in the AFC North.
Broncos at Texans (Sunday 1pm)
Time for Peyton and crew to wrap up that #1 seed.
Titans at Jaguars (Sunday 1pm)
Two teams working on keeping momentum for 2014.
Colts at Chiefs (Sunday 1pm)
Playoff preview in KC as these two teams are likely to meet in the 1st round.
Browns at Jets (Sunday 1pm)
Can the Jets finish .500 to save Rex Ryan’s job?
Bucs at Rams (Sunday 1pm)
Too bad for St.Louis that last week’s win over the Saints is the exception rather than the rule in 2013.
Cowboys at Redskins (Sunday 1pm)
An absolute and utter mess. That applies to either team. It’s just a matter of who’s going to give it up last.
Giants at Lions (Sunday 4pm)
The Giants are looking towards 2014 on their own. As for the Lions, Justin Tucker’s 61-yard FG may have them looking towards 2014 as well.
Cardinals at Seahawks (Sunday 4pm)
This could get ugly in Seattle. The Cards are good, but the matchup is scary bad for them this week.
Patriots at Ravens (Sunday 4:25pm)
Two teams seemingly going in opposite directions. Grab your lunchpail, it’s always a battle between these two teams. Expect nothing less this time.
Steelers at Packers (Sunday 4:25pm)
To Aaron Rodgers or not to Aaron Rodgers. That is the Packers question as they climb right back into the NFC Playoff Race, courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys. UPDATE (Fri 2pm): Aaron Rodgers officially out for week 16.
Raiders at Chargers (Sunday 4:25pm)
Hail Mary time for the Chargers. Win out and have the Ravens and Dolphins lose out. Not likely.
Bears at Eagles (Sunday 8:30pm)
Falcons at 49ers (Monday 8:40pm)
The 49ers are the 2nd best time in the NFL. Unfortunately for them, they will be a 5th seed in the NFC Playoffs.
Last week: 9-7
Time to go around the NFL for week 15…
* The “D” in “Big D” stands for dysfunctional in Dallas. Losing a 23 point lead against the Packers and now the turmoil is ratched up with coaches now calling up QB’s. Good times!
* Big weeks for the Chiefs, Colts and the Dolphins, who all get much needed wins.
* Have a day Jamaal Charles – 215 all purpose yards and 5 TD’s. Bazinga!
* Jay Cutler’s start in Cleveland wasn’t exactly what he had in mind with two early INT’s. 3 TD’s and win later, cooler heads prevail in Chicago as the Bears stay in contention for the NFC North Title.
* Can you believe the Cardinals at 9-5 still wouldn’t make the playoffs?
* Philly, just like Dallas and New England, just can’t stand prosperity as all 3 come up with lousy losses in winnable spots.
* ICYMI, the Jets won’t be making the playoffs after NY’s loss in Carolina, a win the Panthers desparately needed.
* Raise your hand if your saw the Rams upset of the Saints (or St.Louis’ 1st half onsides kick) coming? Yeah, didn’t think so.
* Don’t look now, but the 49ers keep getting better the closer we get to postseason.
* Just in case you had any doubts, the Seattle Seahawks are clearly the best team in football.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Fandango
Whatever happened to the push both of these guys were getting?
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Fatal 4 Way Tag Team Championship Match
Goldust & Cody Rhodes (Champions vs. Real Americans w/ Zeb Colter vs. RyBack & Curtis Axel vs. Rey Mysterio & Big Show
A fun match set to take some time up.
Winner: The Rhodes Boys
I-C Title Match
Big E Langston (Champion) vs. Damien Sandow
No interest whatsoever.
Winner: Big E Langston
3-on-1 Handicap Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Wyatt Family
One of the more intriguing matches. Here’s hoping it’s brutal and the Wyatt’s take Daniel Bryan’s soul. Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Winner: Wyatt Family
3-on-1 Handicap Match
CM Punk vs. The Shield
Can you say face turn for Roman Reigns? See it from a mile away! But, I’m hoping not and keep The Shield as a power group for a few more months.
Winner: CM Punk with Reigns’ help
Divas Championship Match
AJ Lee (Champion) vs. Natalya
Unless the booking is coming from E!, it’s gotta be AJ Lee. Nice rhyme there, eh?!
Winner: AJ Lee
WWE & World Title Unification Match
John Cena (World Champion) vs. Randy Orton (WWE Title)
There’s so many ways this could go and it will be a great match, but let’s be honest, there’s only one “FACE of the WWE.”
Winner: John Cena New “Champion” (or whatever they’re going to call it)
Chargers at Broncos (Thursday 8:25pm)
The Chargers have a knack for playing well in Denver (having won 3 of the last 4). No Wes Welker for the Broncos, but that shouldn’t stop them.
Patriots at Dolphins (Sunday 1pm)
Life without Gronk (again) begins anew for New England. Will the Dolphins be the first beneficiaries?
Redskins at Falcons (Sunday 1pm)
Washington is a mess even though the fallout may be that the Skins field a better QB this week with Kirk Cousins in for RGIII.
Bears at Browns (Sunday 1pm)
Cutler or McCown. That’s the question for the Bears. The question for Cleveland is how do the Browns respond to losing a 13 point lead in 63 seconds in losing at New England last Sunday.
Texans at Colts (Sunday 1pm)
The Colts are reeling. The Texans are reeling more.
Bills at Jaguars (Sunday 1pm)
The hottest team in the AFC South plays in Jacksonville. So, for the 2nd straight week, Buffalo will lose to a team that started the season 0-8.
Eagles at Vikings (Sunday 1pm)
Both Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart are hurt. Fantasy football players will love Nick Foles this week (again!).
Seahawks at Giants (Sunday 1pm)
Consider this the MetLife Stadium dress rehearsal for Seattle. Opening night should come February 2nd.
49ers at Bucs (Sunday 1pm)
This one will be closer than you think and could be a trap game for the Niners, coming off an emotional win over the Seahawks.
Jets at Panthers (Sunday 4pm)
Not exactly what the Doctor ordered for the Jets: a trip to Carolina to face an angry Panthers team coming off an awful night in New Orleans last Sunday.
Chiefs at Raiders (sunday 4pm)
If only the Chiefs could face RGIII every Sunday.
Packers at Cowboys (Sunday 4:25pm)
Can the Cowboys “D” look any worse than they did last Monday night in Chicago? Not facing Aaron Rodgers would help.
Saints at Rams (Sunday 4:25pm)
Rolling, rolling, rolling. Saints in a Dome keep rolling.
Cardinals at Titans (Sunday 4:25pm)
Must win spot for Arizona here to keep pace in the NFC Playoff Chase.
Bengals at Steelers (Sunday 8:30pm)
If the Bengals are to be real players in the AFC, games like this, on the road against an inferior team, are must wins. Do you trust the Bengals?
Ravens at Lions (Monday 8:40pm)
We keep saying it, the Lions just can’t stand prosperity. Home loss here against a team that knows how to win in December would be devastating to the playoff cause.
Last week: 14-2
Clearing the deck for a snowy week 14 of the NFL season…
* The Patriots win the battle (13 points in the final 63 seconds in a comeback vs. Cleveland) but may have lost the war, losing TE Rob Gronkowski with a reported torn ACL.
* The Chargers, Dolphins and Packers survive!
* Yes, NFC, there’s still some fight left in San Francisco. Just ask Seattle.
* Ditto in the AFC with the Chiefs.
* Can the last one in Washington, DC please turn off the lights? Pitiful.
* The Lions can’t stand prosperity. The Eagles, in a blinding snowstorm, sure can though.
* If you missed the final few minutes of Ravens/Vikings, do yourself a favor and watch it on replay. Six, yes 6, fourth quarter lead changes!
* Somehow, the Cardinals continue to win. Yet, at 8 wins, they’re on the outside looking in for the NFC Playoffs.
* Don’t look now, but the Bengals are still undefeated at home and looks like they’ll be there for at least one playoff game this January.
* The Broncos put up 51 points against the Titans, but keep an eye on Wes Welker, who suffered in second concussion in less than a month.
Texans at Jaguars (Thursday 8:25pm)
Not exactly the matchup the NFL envisioned for its Thursday night primetime showcase. Just 5 wins between them and 3 of those coming in the last 4 weeks for the Jags.
Browns at Patriots (Sunday 1pm)
If you contain Josh Gordon, it’s pretty much a done deal for the Pats.
Dolphins at Steelers (Sunday 1pm)
Welcome back Mike Wallace! Good bye playoff chances Miami!
Raiders at Jets (Sunday 1pm)
The Jets can’t be any worse than they’ve been the past two weeks. So expect the unexpected.
Vikings at Ravens (Sunday 1pm)
Just like last year, the Ravens may be righting the ship at the right time.
Colts at Bengals (Sunday 1pm)
Pretty much a playoff game for the 3rd seed in the AFC right here. Trust Cincy a little bit more at home.
Falcons at Packers (Sunday 1pm)
To play Aaron Rodgers or to not play Aaron Rodgers. That is the quandry for the Pack. They should win either way against a bad Falcons team.
Lions at Eagles (Sunday 1pm)
A mini-playoff game in week 14. The question is can the Lions stand the goodwill and prosperity?
Bills at Bucs (Sunday 1pm)
If only the season started in November for the Bucs.
Chiefs at Redskins (Sunday 1pm)
Will the real Chiefs stand up? The one that won 9 in a row to start the season? Or the one that’s lost 3 in a row?
Titans at Broncos (Sunday 4pm)
This one could be closer than you think as the Broncos come back home after back-to-back emotional games on the road.
Rams at Cardinals (Sunday 4:25pm)
The Cardinals defense keeps them in playoff contention. The Cardinals offense might get them in. Michael Floyd is making a difference.
Giants at Chargers (Sunday 4:25pm)
Payback for Eli Manning not wanting to go to San Diego 10 years ago?
Seahawks at 49ers (Sunday 4:25pm)
Seattle is the best team in the NFL right now. Period.
Panthers at Saints (Sunday 8:30pm)
The first of 2 over the next 3 weeks between these two. Saints pretty much unbeatable in the Dome.
Cowboys at Bears (Sunday 8:40pm)
Can either team stop the other? Can Jay Cutler return in time to get the Bears in the playoffs?
Last week: 10-6