One good week (10-4) led to another good week (9-5) in week 12 of the pick’em pool.
Despite two strong showings in back to back weeks, we remain dead last in the pool of seven teams.
Once Upon a Time in NE Picks
Thursday Night Football: Indianapolis @ Houston (+1)
Houston had suffered recently, but with a somewhat weak opponent in town, they got the job done.
Tampa Bay @ Atlanta (+1)
Tampa Bay is better at football than the Falcons are. When the birds win, it’s often by surprise.
Denver @ Buffalo (+1)
The 20-3 score kinda sums up the Broncos season. The rebuild is in full swing.
New York Giants @ Chicago (+1)
The Giants showed some life and then faltered. No one would be wise enough to pick them again this season.
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh (+1)
Hey, a win is a win. Even if it was against the last winless team in the league.
Miami @ Cleveland (-1)
I thought Miami was better than this.
Carolina @ New Orleans (+1)
Carolina’s days as a powerhouse as all but over.
Oakland @ New York Jets (-1)
The Jets got lucky that the Raiders didn’t show up to play.
Seattle @ Philadelphia (+1)
A lot of people don’t peg Seattle as the team to beat. They proved otherwise yet again.
Detroit @ Washington (-1)
The Lions lost to the hapless Redskins. They can’t decide what direction they really want to go to.
Jacksonville @ Tennessee (-1)
I made this pick in advance of the turn around orchestrated by Ryan Tannehill.
Dallas @ New England (+1)
In one of the most boring games of the season. The Patriots beat the Cowboys, who are indeed a mess.
Sunday Night Football: San Francisco @ Green Bay (-1)
A while back, this was a preview of the NFC Championship game. If this is a foreshadowing of things to come, just give the 49ers the trophy already.
Monday Night Football: Baltimore @ Los Angeles Rams (+1)
This is the Raven’s Super Bowl championship to lose.
Total Points: 9 out of 14 (64%)
Stay tuned for next week’s picks!