Nov 282013
 

On the MoneyFirst, accept our wish that you have a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving holiday. The Ghost Rat and Rat’s Widow have a hectic but fun day of turkey, pie, conversation, and football ahead of us, and hope that each of you has similar joys. Our race for the weekly picks contest is tight, with DJ Crash trailing Ghost Rat by only one game, and Fat Jesus sitting five games off the pace. The Widow has fallen to 14 back but still leads a couple of our contributors, and when we finally reveal how she made her picks this season, you will be duly impressed. Trust me.

Both Ghost Rat and DJ Crash are ahead of PFT’s Michael David Smith (113-63), while Mike Florio would be another five games behind (108-68). To be fair, they both recorded last week’s Packers-Vikings game as a loss, which we find unnecessary. Ties are so rare in the NFL that no one would predict them, so taking a flyer on the game seems like a better option. We factor ties out of the weekly picks contest.

Here are the standings through Week 12:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14

We all had rough weeks in Week Twelve, with the Quarter tying Gandhi for week with an 8-5 record. Everyone else was worse. This week, we generally like the Lions and the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, while the Ravens-Steelers game drew a divided group. This weekend, we like the Patriots, Browns, Colts, Jets, Panthers, Bills, 49ers, Broncos, Giants and Seahawks. The Widow and I are both holding out on the Chiefs taking out the Broncos in Kansas City, and our cast was divided on the Bears-Vikings and Chargers-Bengals contests. Here are our picks for the week:

WriterGB @ DETOAK @ DALPIT @ BALNE @ HOUJAC @ CLETEN @ INDCHI @ MINMIA @ NYJ
Brodrick KincaidDALDETPITNECLEINDMINNYJ
Country PreacherDETDALBALNECLEINDMINNYJ
DJ CrashDETDALBALNECLEINDCHIMIA
Fat JesusDETDALBALNECLEINDMINMMIA
Flip StriclandDETDALBALNECLETENMINMIA
Ghost RatDETDALBALNECLEINDCHIMIA
LGBTDETDALPITNECLEINDMINNYJ
Rat's WidowGBDALBALNECLEINDCHINYJ
Reyno IslandDETDALPITNECLEINDCHINYJ
SharpeGBDALPITNEJACINDCHIMIA
Guest QuarterDETOAKPITNEJACINDCHINYJ
WriterAZ @ PHITB @ CARATL @ BUFSTL @ SFDEN @ KCCIN @ SDNYG @ WASNO @ SEA
Brodrick KincaidPHICARBUFSFDENSDNYGSEA
Country PreacherPHICARBUFSFDENSDNYGSEA
DJ CrashAZCARATLSFDENCINNYGSEA
Fat JesusAZCARBUFSFDENSDNYGSEA
Flip StriclandAZCARBUFSFDENCINNYGSEA
Ghost RatAZCARBUFSFKCSDNYGSEA
LGBTAZCARBUFSFDENCINNYGSEA
Rat's WidowPHICARATLSFKCCINWASSEA
Reyno IslandPHICARATLSFDENCINWASSEA
SharpeAZTBBUFSFDENSDNYGSEA
Guest QuarterAZCARATLSTLKCCINWASSEA

Ghost Rat

Football fan and longtime follower of the New England Patriots. Happily married father, professional, and author.

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