Dec 302013
 

Mike ShanahanIt’s that time of year… the day following the end of the regular season when NFL head coaches get shown the front door. We’ll keep a running commentary of any coaches fired over the course of the week leading up to the Wildcard Round.

Here are our coaching casualties to date:

Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans

OK, so the Texans got the jump of Black Monday a few weeks back by ousting Kubiak, which was a long time coming. Kubiak’s job was hanging on precarious threads a few times in the past, and even when the team was successful they managed to find ways to underachieve. But this year’s total collapse was the final straw in Houston. Bill O’Brien is the early front-runner, but the Texans will be looking at several candidates, including former Bears’ coach Lovie Smith.

Rob Chudzkinski, Cleveland Browns

I’m not sure I get this one. Sure, the Browns were 4-12 this season and can be accused of under-performing, but I’m not entirely sure that Chud was the problem. The team has been laden with personnel issues from the previous regime, and is still lacking consistent quarterback play. Given that the Browns fleeced the Colts for a first-round pick, I would have loved to see what Chud could have done with the addition of two first round picks and an improving defense next season. But the Cleveland brass seems to have needed a scapegoat, and Chud gets the honors.

Mike Shanahan, Washington Football Club

Like there was any doubt about this one. Sure, Daniel Snyder hates to part with money, but it was pretty obvious he would pay just about anything to be rid of Shanahan and his staff. Let me be honest, I think Shanahan is one of the most overrated coaches in NFL history, two Super Bowl wins not withstanding. His 55% winning percentage includes two Super Bowl wins, which he never would have gotten without John Elway, and he has had seven losing campaigns (along with three 8-8 seasons) in his twenty year career as a head coach. He finishes 24-40 after four years in Washington, along win one playoff appearance in last year’s loss to Seattle.

Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings

It’s hard to argue with this one after the Vikings fell off a good 2013 campaign, and the year was undermined by Frazier’s inability to settle on a quarterback that he could get consistent play from. The team went from 10-6 last year to 5-10-1 this season. Coupled with the Vikings’ refusal to extend his contract after last season’s success, Frazier looked like a prime candidate to lose his job as the Vikes plummeted in the standings. Early reports link Jack Del Rio and Adam Gase (both of the Broncos) as possible replacements.

Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay

Public discussion was back and forth on whether or not the Bucs had done enough at the end of the season to save Greg Schiano’s job. They didn’t. The Bucs cleared house on Monday, sending Schiano and his staff packing along with GM Mark Dominik. This may clear the way for Schiano and his sunny disposition to wind up at Penn State if an when Bill O’Brien leaves. The Bucs went 4-12 this season, and Schiano’s two-year tenure with the team netted an 11-21 record.

Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions

Speaking of sunny dispositions and overrated coaches, Jim Schwartz is out in Detroit, and for good reason. The demise of the Green Bay Packers earlier in the season left the Lions an inside track to a division crown and playoff spot. The team’s response? To close the season with a 1-5 record over the last six games to finish at 7-9. While Schwartz deserves some credit for dispelling the culture of losing from the Lions, he failed to instill discipline in his team on or off the field, and was sometimes a coaching catastrophe on the sidelines. Schwartz had only one winning season in his five years in Detroit (10-6 in 2011), finishing with a 29-51 mark.

Along with the casualties, the New York Jets have given a vote of confidence to Head Coach Rex Ryan, in that they are allowing him to return in 2014 after a very good run by the Jets this season. There is still no word on a contract extension, but either way it is fair to assume that Ryan will once again be coaching for his job in 2014.

We are still waiting word on the fates of Leslie Frazier (Minnesota), Mike Munchak (Tennessee), Jim Schwartz (Detroit), Greg Schiano (Tampa Bay), and Jason Garrett (Dallas). My money is on Garrett and Munchak keeping their jobs, and Frazier, Schiano and Schwartz losing theirs. (Update: Right on Frazier. Right on Schwartz. Right on Schiano.)

(Update: Right on Garrett as well. Jerruh has committed to another year of him as GM, Garrett as coach, and a recovering Romo at QB. What could possibly go wrong?? Here’s to another 8-8 season, at best.)

Dec 282013
 

On the MoneyAs we enter the final week of the regular season, DJ Crash maintains a slim one game lead over Fat Jesus and a two game lead over Ghost Rat. We maintain this competition through the post-season, so there are just 27 games left in our competition and in the 2013 season. Fat Jesus, Flip Stricland, and Gandhi all led the way at 11-5 last week, while Ghost Rat and Reyno Island each grabbed ten wins.

Rat’s Widow came in at 7-9 last week, giving her a 140-99 record for the reason so far. And while that leaves her in a battle with Reyno Island in a competition for the bottom of our standings, it’s time to reveal why her picks have been so impressive the season. The madness to her method? I gave her the full NFL schedule for the season in August and within two hours she handed me back her picks for the entire season. That’s right… her predictions for the season that we published several months ago included the winner of every game, and she’s been right at a 59% clip, a mere seven percentage points off of the lead. That’s not bad for someone who hasn’t made a single change to her picks as the year has worn on, and as those of us picking weekly have long ago abandoned Houston and Atlanta, the Widow has held tight. Next season she has promised to pick weekly like the rest of us, and I can only assume that means trouble for her competition.

Here are the standings through sixteen weeks:

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

For the final week of the regular season, we have three unanimous picks: the Broncos, Saints, and Seahawks. Otherwise, there is a fair amount of disagreement among our contributors on the final full slate of games. By our accounting, the Dolphins will grab the final AFC playoff spot with a win over the Jets, coupled with a Ravens’ loss to Cincinnati. The Patriots should grab the #2 seed with a win over the Bills, though the Bills’ defense promises to give the Patriots’ makeshift offensive line some fits on Sunday. In the NFC, a Saints win will wrap up a wildcard spot, as Carolina looks to win the division. Finally, our money is on the  Bears and Eagles to win the “win and you’re in” games this weekend. Our picks for the week follow:

WriterCAR @ ATLGB @ CHIHOU @ TENCLE @ PITWAS @ NYGBAL @ CINPHI @ DALJAC @ IND
Brodrick KincaidCARCHITENPITNYGCINPHIJAC
Country PreacherCARGBTENPITNYGBALPHIIND
DJ CrashCARCHITENPITNYGBALDALIND
Fat JesusCARCHITENPITNYGCINPHIIND
Flip StriclandCARCHITENPITNYGCINPHIIND
Ghost RatCARCHITENPITNYGCINPHIIND
LGBTCARCHIHOUPITWASCINPHIIND
Rat's WidowATLCHITENPITNYGCINDALIND
Reyno IslandCARGBTENPITWAS CINPHIIND
SharpeCARGBTENCLENYGCINPHIJAC
Guest QuarterCARCHIHOUCLENYGCINDALJAC
WriterNYJ @ MIADET @ MINBUF @ NETB @ NODEN @ OAKSF @ AZKC @ SDSTL @ SEA
Brodrick KincaidNYJMINBUFNODENAZSDSEA
Country PreacherMIAMINNENODENSFKCSEA
DJ CrashMIADETNENODENAZSDSEA
Fat JesusMIADETNENODENAZSDSEA
Flip StriclandMIADETNENODENAZSDSEA
Ghost RatMIAMINNENODENSFSDSEA
LGBTMIADETNENODENAZKCSEA
Rat's WidowMIADETNENODENSFKCSEA
Reyno IslandNYJDETNENODENSFKCSEA
SharpeMIADETNENODENAZSDSEA
Guest QuarterMIAMINBUFTBDENAZKCSTL
Dec 282013
 

Russell WilsonIt was a topsy-turvy week in the NFL last week, but the results didn’t affect our power rankings much. In fact, our top ten stayed constant, despite losses by Seattle, New Orleans, and Kansas City. Entering the final week of the season, there is still one playoff spot up for grabs in the AFC, with Miami, Baltimore, San Diego, and Pittsburgh all in the hunt. Over in the NFC, none of the playoff seeds are set, as Seattle, San Francisco, Carolina, and New Orleans are all fighting for division crowns, first round byes, and wildcards, as Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago and Green Bay face win or go home scenarios. Arizona is in the wings, hoping for a New Orleans stumble in order to grab the number six slot. Seattle maintains a slim lead over Denver in the power rankings, though both teams are showing some vulnerability as we prepare to enter the post-season.

Here are our Week Seventeen power rankings:

1. Seattle Seahawks (12-3) – The popular Super Bowl pick now vulnerable at home?
2. Denver Broncos (12-3) – Will need to outscore everyone with Miller out
3. San Francisco 49ers (11-4) – Save for Kaepernick, most complete team
4. New England Patriots (11-4) – Must have a bye week to contend
5. Carolina Panthers (11-4) – Riverboat Ron is making it work
6. New Orleans Saints (10-5) – Only as good as home field takes them
7. Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) – Were they sandbagging the Colts?
8. Cincinnati Bengals (10-5) – Steady play needed from Dalton to make a deep run
9. Arizona Cardinals (10-5) – Could be best team since 2008 Patriots not to make the playoffs
10. Indianapolis Colts (10-5) – Got fleeced on Richardson
11. Baltimore Ravens (8-7) – Finally they die!
12. Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) – Hot at the right time
13. Chicago Bears (8-7) – Will the Packers make them pay fr not showing up last week?
14. Miami Dolphins (8-7) – Philbin gets mad props for holding this team together
15. Detroit Lions (7-8) – The cowardly lions need a new coach; this one never did find a brain
16. San Diego Chargers (8-7) – They need help, but headed in right direction
17. Green Bay Packers (7-7-1) – Playing Rodgers is an “all in” gambit
18. Dallas Cowboys (8-7) – Good Tony last week, but defense destined to doom team
19. St. Louis Rams (7-8) – To think they are the weakest team in the NFC West
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) – They need a miracle, but still a huge improvement from where they started the season
21. Tennessee Titans (6-9) – Big decision coming on Locker
22. New York Jets (7-8) – Despite his best coaching effort yet, it’s time to bid Rex adieu
23. New York Giants (6-9) – Lots of problems to fix in the off-season
24. Cleveland Browns (4-11) – It’s hard to change a culture of negativity, and the players don’t appear to be believers yet
25. Buffalo Bills (5-10) – What a waste of a good defense this season
26. Minnesota Vikings (4-10-1) – What a waste of a great running back
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-11) – Will Schiano fall on Black Monday?
28. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-11) – Showing a lot of grit this season after a dreadful start
29. Oakland Raiders (4-11) – Step One, Rebuild. Step Three, Make Profit.
30. Atlanta Falcons (4-11) – When do the Braves start spring training?
31. Washington Football Club (3-12) – No way Shanny is coaching here next season
32. Houston Texans (2-13) – Is Bill O’Brien the answer, or is he auditioning for another job in Texas?

Dec 192013
 

On the MoneyWith just two regular season weeks and the playoffs remaining, DJ Crash is holding a three game lead over fat Jesus and Ghost Rat in the weekly picks contest here at GiR. Only DJ and the Quarter made it to ten wins last week, while seven of us tied at nine wins. Here are the standings through the first fifteen weeks of the season:

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

For point of comparison, Michael David Smith is at 147-77 and Mike Florio is at 139-85 over at PFT, and these are guys who get paid for their opinions and analysis of the NFL. So several of our contributors are more than holding their own against the national experts.

Week Sixteen sees a few disagreements between DJ and the other leaders, promising to shake up the standings a bit as we enter the last full slate of games. This week we have unanimous picks on the Bengals (over the Vikings), the Rams (over the Bucs), and the Seahawks (over the Cardinals). Our full slate of picks is as follows:

WriterMIA @ BUFMIN @ CININD @ KCTB @ STLCLE @ NYJDAL @ WASNO @ CARTEN @ JAC
Brodrick KincaidMIACININDSTLNYJWASCARJAC
Country PreacherMIACINKCSTLNYJDALCARJAC
DJ CrashMIACINKCSTLCLEDALCARTEN
Fat JesusMIACINKCSTLNYJDALCARTEN
Flip StriclandMIACINKCSTLNYJDALNOTEN
Ghost RatMIACINKCSTLNYJDALCARJAC
LGBTBUFCININDSTLCLEDALCARJAC
Rat's WidowBUFCINKCSTLCLEWASCARTEN
Reyno IslandMIACINKCSTLNYJDALNOTEN
SharpeMIACINKCSTLCLEWASNOTEN
Guest QuarterMIAMINKCTBNJYWASNOJAC
WriterDEN @ HOUNYG @ DETNE @ BALAZ @ SEAPIT @ GBOAK @ SDCHI @ PHIATL @ SF
Brodrick KincaidDENDETBALSEAGBSDPHISF
Country PreacherDENDETBALSEAGBSDPHISF
DJ CrashDENDETNESEAGBSDCHISF
Fat JesusDENDETNESEAGBSDPHISF
Flip StriclandDENDETNESEAPITSDPHISF
Ghost RatDENDETNESEAGBSDPHISF
LGBTDENNYGNESEAGBOAKPHISF
Rat's WidowHOUDETNESEAGBSDPHIATL
Reyno IslandDENDETNESEAGBSGPHISF
SharpeDENNYGNESEAGBSDPHISF
Guest QuarterHOUDETBALSEAGBSDPHIATL
Dec 192013
 

SeahawksThere are just two more weeks to go in the regular season, and the Seattle Seahawks are maintaining a stranglehold on first place in our power rankings, capturing five of six first place votes. As always (almost) the Preacher dissented, sending his vote to the 49ers. But what we lack in unanimity at the top of the rankings, we make up for at the bottom; all of us have the Texans as our #32 club. Both the Patriots and Saints tumbled as a result of upset losses, so the top five has gotten another overhaul.

Here are the rankings entering Week Sixteen:

1. Seattle Seahawks (12-2) – Will they be able to win in New Jersey in the dead of winter?
2. Denver Broncos (11-3) – They were lucky their stumble didn’t cost them the home field
3. San Francisco 49ers (10-4) – They have “playoff flop” written all over them this season
4. New England Patriots (10-4) – There is no truth to the rumor that contributors from Gridiron Rats will serve as the starting receivers this week against the Ravens; we’re holding out for more money
5. Carolina Panthers (10-4) – Looking like the #2 seed in the NFC
6. New Orleans Saints (10-4) – Just dreadful away from the Superdome
7. Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) – Who knew they had an offense?
8. Cincinnati Bengals (9-5) – A better coach away from a Super Bowl
9. Arizona Cardinals (9-5) – Sneaky good (if offense produces)
10. Indianapolis Colts (9-5) – Sneaky bad (period)
11. Baltimore Ravens (8-6) – Rasputin will not die
12. Philadelphia Eagles (8-6) – Foles and McCoy could be a playoff nightmare
13. Chicago Bears (8-6) – The Bears paying Cutler will be a bigger crime than the Ravens paying Flacco
14. Miami Dolphins (8-6) – The Fins easily proved to be the “best of the rest” in the AFC East
15. Detroit Lions (7-7) – Schwartz needs to go after botching a division that was handed to them
16. San Diego Chargers (7-7) – They couldn’t even keep Ron Burgundy
17. Green Bay Packers (7-6-1) – Packers are wise to let Rodgers heal, while Flynn needs to stay put this time in Wisconsin
18. Dallas Cowboys (7-7) – Romo aspires to one day be considered a “game manager”
19. St. Louis Rams (6-8) – No one wants to play them right now
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8) – Two bad seasons in a row, and little cause for optimism; it’s time to blow it up
21. Tennessee Titans (5-9) – Will Locker and CJ be back next season?
22. New York Jets (6-8) – Rex caught whistling “Leaving on a jet plane” in locker room
23. New York Giants (5-9) – Let’s be clear… the only way in which Eli will ever be considered an “elite” quarterback is when it comes to throwing picks
24. Cleveland Browns (4-10) – Next year is their year; next year is always their year
25. Buffalo Bills (4-10) – Bills’ fans longing for days when they dropped four consecutive Super Bowls
26. Minnesota Vikings (4-9-1) – Matt Cassel should be the starting QB; time to dump Ponder and Freeman
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10) – Next coach should walk into a decent situation
28. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10) – Gus Bradley has us believing
29. Oakland Raiders (4-10) – Pryor should be the team’s building block
30. Atlanta Falcons (4-10) – The Pigeons got scared away by the Falcons.. are they here to stay?
31. Washington Football Club (3-11) – Just change the name already
32. Houston Texans (2-12) – Texas’ other favorite team…or that middle sibling no-one talks about

Dec 122013
 

On the MoneyIt was a banner week for several of our contributors last week. Brodrick and Fat Jesus led the way with 13-3 records, while the Preacher, Flip, Rat’s Widow and Reyno Island all scored twelve victories against four losses. DJ Crash and the Ghost Rat both came in at 10-6. So with just three weeks of regular season and the playoffs remaining, we have six of our contributors within seven games of each other. DJ Crash still leads the way, with a two game lead over Fat Jesus and Ghost Rat.

The standings as we enter Week Fifteen:

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

For Week Fifteen, the Broncos, 49ers, and Eagles are our only unanimous picks, but there is a lot of agreement across most of the games. This, of course, means there will be lots of upsets this week. Here are our Week Fifteen picks:

WriterSD @ DENWAS @ ATLSF @ TBSEA @ NYGPHI @ MINNE @ MIABUF @ JACHOU @ IND
Brodrick KincaidDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACIND
Country PreacherDENATLSFSEAPHIMIAJACIND
DJ CrashDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACIND
Fat JesusDENATLSFSEAPHINEBUFIND
Flip StriclandDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACIND
Ghost RatDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACIND
LGBTDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACHOU
Rat's WidowDENATLSFNYGPHINEBUFIND
Reyno IslandDENWASSFSEAPHINEJACIND
SharpeDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACIND
Guest QuarterSDWASSFNYGPHINEBUFIND
WriterCHI @ CLEKC @ OAKNYJ @ CARGB @ DALAZ @ TENNO @ STLCIN @ PITBAL @ DET
Brodrick KincaidCLEKCCARGBTENNOPITDET
Country PreacherCLEOAKCARDALAZNOCINDET
DJ CrashCHIKCCARDALAZNOCINBAL
Fat JesusCHIKCCARDALAZNOPITDET
Flip StriclandCHIKCCARGBTENNOCINDET
Ghost RatCHIKCCARDALAZNOCINDET
LGBTCHIKCCARDALAZSTLCINDET
Rat's WidowCHIKCCARDALAZSTLPITDET
Reyno IslandCHIKCNYJDALTENNOCINDET
SharpeCHIKCCARDALAZNOCINDET
Guest QuarterCLEKCCARGBAZSTLPITBAL

 

 

Dec 112013
 

Frank GoreHow good are the Seattle Seahawks? They’re so good that even after a Week Fourteen loss to the San Francisco 49ers, they remain our unanimous #1 team in our power rankings. The Broncos and Patriots switched positions as the Broncos dominated the Titans while the Patriots pulled out a third straight comeback win, but lost Rob Gronkowski for the year in the process. The Saints and 49ers both moved up after the Panthers got beaten handily by New Orleans. Here are our power rankings as we enter Week Fifteen:

1. Seattle Seahawks (11-2) – Division losses to be expected; still the best team in football
2. Denver Broncos (11-2) – Now he thinks he is suddenly clutch in the cold? Peyton can shove it where the sun don’t shine
3. New England Patriots (10-3) – No Gronk? No chance to make the Super Bowl
4. New Orleans Saints (10-3) – A different team in the dome
5. San Francisco 49ers (9-4) – Having Crabtree back is a plus
6. Carolina Panthers (9-4) – It’s not quite midnight yet for Cinderella
7. Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) – Still dangerous despite the injuries
8. Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) – The Rodney Dangerfield of the NFL
9. Arizona Cardinals (8-5) – Losing Honey Badger hurts
10. Indianapolis Colts (8-5) – They’ll get torched at home by the Chiefs in the Wildcard Round
11. Philadelphia Eagles (8-5) – Would be much more dangerous with a defense
12. Chicago Bears (7-6) – McCown is killing Cutler’s leverage
13. Baltimore Ravens (7-6) – Did you hear about the joke that Flacco told his receivers? It went over their heads
14. Detroit Lions (7-6) – With a real coach this team just might be good
15. Dallas Cowboys (7-6) – Jerry really needs to fire the GM. Oh wait…
16. Miami Dolphins (7-6) – Just good enough to miss the playoffs
17. San Diego Chargers (6-7) – It’s like Norv never left
18. Green Bay Packers (6-6-1) – This mess of a team can still win the division
19. St. Louis Rams (5-8) – Dangerous now; just wait til they cash in those draft picks
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8) – Blow it up, starting with the coach
21. Tennessee Titans (5-8) – Cutler’s next stop?
22. New York Jets (6-7) – Rex still needs to go
23. New York Giants (5-8) – Even Gandhi hates the Giants
24. Buffalo Bills (4-9) – With Manuel regressing, this team is a mess
25. Cleveland Browns (4-9) – Who’s the next quarterback to be drafted by the Browns?
26. Oakland Raiders (4-9) – Moving in the right direction, but Allen may need a win or two to keep his job
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9) – Schiano might still get fired
28. Minnesota Vikings (3-9-1) – Cordarrelle Patterson looking like the real deal
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) – Gus Bradley knows what he is doing
30. Washington Football Club (3-10) – Shutting down RGIII a good move? Or just Shanahan flipping off Snyder on his way out the door?
31. Atlanta Falcons (3-10) – They will be better with Clowney
32. Houston Texans (2-11) – The only question left is: what number will Bridgewater wear?

Dec 052013
 

Seahawks v. SaintsThe Seahawks retained their position at the top of our board this week, netting five of six first place votes, while the Patriots remain at second with the lone dissenting vote. New England eked out a tough road victory against the hapless Texans with a strong second half, while the Seahawks dominated the Saints. Denver inches back up into the third spot, with the Panthers and the Saints rounding out the top five. Here are the Power Rankings for Week Fourteen:

1. Seattle Seahawks (11-1) – Only Adderall can stop them!
2. New England Patriots (9-3) – Spygate Two? No, just Houston having a problem
3. Denver Broncos (10-2) – Can Peyton win in cold weather?
4. Carolina Panthers (9-3) – Suddenly in a battle for the division crown
5. New Orleans Saints (9-3) – Unable to win on road = Playoff problem
6. San Francisco 49ers (8-4) – Can Crabtree make the difference?
7. Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) – Can they stop the slide against Washington?
8. Cincinnati Bengals (8-4) – Wins as ugly as the uniforms
9. Arizona Cardinals (7-5) – Dangerous sleeper team
10. Indianapolis Colts (8-4) – Paging Trent Richardson…
11. Dallas Cowboys (7-5) – For real, or just waiting another collapse?
12. Detroit Lions (7-5) – Winning a division by default
13. Philadelphia Eagles (7-5) – Chip Kelley has found his quarterback
14. Chicago Bears (6-6) – Cutler looks to be in a different uniform next season
15. Baltimore Ravens (6-6) – Time for Flacco to earn that cash
16. San Diego Chargers (5-7) – A fine San Diego tradition; talented but underachieving
17. Miami Dolphins (6-6) – Signs of life for a playoff run?
18. Green Bay Packers (5-6-1) – Without Rodgers? Screwed
19. St. Louis Rams (5-7) – Two top ten picks for the Lambs?
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7) – Mike Tomlin? A liar or just incompetent?
21. Tennessee Titans (5-7) – Missed opportunity against the Colts
22. New York Giants (5-7) – No late playoff run this time around
23. New York Jets (5-7) – Geno making the butt fumble look good
24. Buffalo Bills (4-8) – They should boycott Toronto games
25. Oakland Raiders (4-8) – Not bad for a re-building season
26. Cleveland Browns (4-8) – Browns’ fans are concussed; need to be cleared to watch future games
27. Minnesota Vikings (3-8-1) – Free Adrian!
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-9) – Will Schiano keep his job?
29. Washington Football Club (3-9) – Just change the name already!
30. Atlanta Falcons (3-9) – Clowney will look good in black and red
31. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-9) – We’re not #32!
32. Houston Texans (2-10) – They aren’t that injured; time to stop making excuses and win a game

Dec 052013
 

On the MoneyDJ Crash stormed into the lead this week as a result of a 13-3 week, easily outpacing Ghost rat’s 10-6 mark. Flip, Fat Jesus, and the Preacher all registered 12 wins last week, while Brodrick, Reyno, and Gandhi all racked up 11 wins. Here are the standings to date:

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 have a lot of agreement in our Week Fourteen picks. Our heavy favorites this week include the Vikings, Buccaneers, Steelers, Bengals, Patriots (unanimous), Raiders, Broncos (unanimous), Chargers, Cardinals, Saints, and Cowboys.

WriterHOU @ JACMIN @ BALATL @ GBKC @ WASBUF @ TBMIA @ PITDET @ PHIIND @ CIN
Brodrick KincaidJACBALGBKCTBPITPHICIN
Country PreacherJACBALGBWASTBPITPHICIN
DJ CrashHOU BALGBKCTBPITDETCIN
Fat JesusJACBALGBKCTBPITPHICIN
Flip StriclandHOUBALGBKCTBPITPHICIN
Ghost RatJACBALGBKCTBPITDETCIN
LGBTJACBALGBKCTBPITDETCIN
Rat's WidowHOUBALGBWASTBPITPHICIN
Reyno IslandHOUBALGBKCTBPITDETCIN
SharpeJACBALGBKCBUFMIAPHICIN
Guest QuarterJACMINGBWASBUFPITDETIND
WriterCLE @ NEOAK @ NYJTEN @ DENSEA @ SFNYG @ SDSTL @ AZCAR @ NODAL @ CHI
Brodrick KincaidNEOAKDENSFSDAZNODAL
Country PreacherNEOAKDENSFSDAZNODAL
DJ CrashNEOAKDENSFSDAZCARDAL
Fat JesusNEOAKDENSFSDAZNODAL
Flip StriclandNEOAKDENSFSDAZNODAL
Ghost RatNEOAKDENSEASDAZCARDAL
LGBTNENYJDENSEASDAZNODAL
Rat's WidowNENYJDENSEASDAZNOCHI
Reyno IslandNENYJDENSEASDSTLNOCHI
SharpeNEOAKDENSEANYGAZNODAL
Guest QuarterCLENYJDENSEASDSTLNODAL