My goodness, Widows. We are nearing the end of the road on this year’s regular NFL season. I am sure that your fan is eagerly awaiting the most exciting day of the year. The day that fills a football fan’s home with sounds of cheer and delightful smells of food from the kitchen. The day when friends and families gather to celebrate that which is truly important…FOOTBALL! Oh, wait…did you think that I meant Christmas? Sorry, Widows. I meant the Superbowl.
Just so all of you know that I have not been truly converted from Widow to Fan, I turn to one of my tried and not-so-true methods of choosing my teams for this week. Quarterbacks. In particular, which one that I would rather see in my stocking this year if Santa were giving me a cute Quarterback for Christmas. To be short, sweet and to the point so that I can get back to wrapping presents and baking cookies- I appreciate the ability to see nice looking young men when I watch the games and if you can’t be grateful during the holiday season, when can you?
This week, due to the way the holiday falls, we have no Monday night game. In fact, no more Monday night football until next fall. (pausing for any shouts of joy…). Instead we have a Saturday matchup between the Falcons and the Lions. I find Matt Ryan more aesthetically pleasing, so I choose a Falcons win.
Here’s the rest. Happy Holidays to all three of my readers!
Week 16 Widow’s Picks
Falcons over Lions (see above)
Packers over Titans (Locker is cute. Rodgers is cuter)
Panthers over Raiders (I love a Cam Newton smile)
Dolphins over Bills (Ryan Tannehill…and his wife is gorgeous too)
Bengals over Steelers (I usually don’t go for red heads like Andy Dalton, but I can’t wrap my head around finding Ben Roethlisberger the slightest bit attractive and I certainly don’t want to wake up Christmas day and find him under my tree.)
Patriots over Jaguars (Probably not a surprise, but I NEED Tom to come through for me this week and show us that is a far more than a pretty face.)
Colts over Chiefs (Two nice looking quarterbacks, chosen by likelihood of actual winner)
Cowboys over Saints (Tony Romo over Drew Brees)
Redskins over Eagles (I am a big RG III fan)
Buccaneers over Rams (Freeman over Bradford)
Ravens over Giants (I don’t find Eli attractive. At all.)
Texans over Vikings (Matt Schaub over Christian Ponder. I just prefer his looks)
Browns over Broncos (Sorry Manning…See comment above re: Eli…)
Cardinals over Bears (I like the Cardinals’ new guy)
Seahawks over 49ers (Tough call. Colin Kaepernik is a cutie. In the end, I opted for less ink.)
Chargers over Jets (I had to change this one 6 times during the season due to the Jets quarterback crisis.)