An abbreviated version of picks this week. Before we get to them, some random thoughts on Week 16.
I know some of you care, and some of you care less, so here's the latest on the T.O.-Witten-Romo saga in Dallas. Owens and Witten
before having to be separated in the Cowboys locker room Friday.
, anyone? Anyway, looking forward to seeing how this plays out in tonight's game against the Giants.
Speaking of dysfunctional NFC East teams, the 'Skins take on the Bengals in a game many of us in the Philadelphia area will see. Apparently
have cleared the air, but we'll see how they respond in a must-win game.
Eagles fans, wondering who to root for? Put on your Bucs hat in the Tampa Bay-Atlanta matchup at 1. Obviously Cowboys and Redskins losses help. And a Vikings loss to the Cardinals wouldn't hurt. Arizona has the division locked up. Minnesota will battle Chicago for the NFC North and the other will be in wild-card contention.
PACKERS (-2.5) at Jacksonville
LIONS (+17) at Colts
BENGALS (+6.5) vs. Washington
FALCONS (-3) vs. Bucs
SEAHAWKS (-2.5) at Rams
DOLPHINS (-6) vs. 49ers -- MC's pick of the week
BILLS (+7.5) at Jets
TEXANS (+3) vs. Titans
RAVENS (-2.5) vs. Steelers
BRONCOS (+7.5) at Panthers
CHARGERS (-6) at Kansas City
VIKINGS (+3) at Cardinals
PATRIOTS (-7) at Raiders
GIANTS (+3) at Cowboys
And of course, any week of picks would not be complete without C-Nast's episode recap of The Office:
Phyllis, who took control of the party planning committee because she knows Angela is getting busy with Dwight while still engaged to Andy, organizes a Moroccan-themed Christmas party. At the party, Meredith has a few too many of Michael’s scotch-absinth-rum-gin-vermouth-triple sec-Splenda drinks and, in a drunken stupor, lights her hair on fire. Michael tries to stage an intervention with the often-inebriated Meredith and even tries to force her into a rehab center. Angela, fed up with Phyllis, fights back, only to have Phyllis spill Angela’s secret to most of the office, except Michael, Meredith and, luckily for now, Andy.
-- Pretty random and awkward episode overall, with some decent Andy and Dwight comments. Should be interesting to see where the Andy-Angela-Dwight love triangle progresses from here, though.
“When I was in college, I used to get wicked hammered. My nickname was ‘Puke.’ I would chug a fifth of SoCo, sneak into a frat party … polish off a few people’s empties … some brewskis, some Jell-O shots, do some body shots off myself … pass out, wake up the next morning, boot, rally, more SoCo, head to class. Probably would have gotten expelled if I let it affect my grades, but I aced all my classes. They called me ‘Ace.’ It was totally awesome. I got straight Bs. They called me ‘Buzz.’”