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So Week #11 of the NFL Season is in the books. This season is winding down. So Far the best teams are pulling away from the pack, Atlanta in the NFC and Houston in the AFC. Week #11 saw Aaron go 9-5 against the spread….while I had my best week yet going 12-2. So far this years standings are as follows:
Jason: 83-60
Aaron: 80-63

So we are still neck and neck as this race is going down to the wire. Here are my NFL Power Rankings as of today.
1) Atlanta Falcons
2) Houston Texans
3) San Francisco 49ers
4) Denver Broncos
5) Baltimore Ravens
6) Green Bay Packers
7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8) Chicago Bears
9) New England Patriots
10) New York Giants….

Bottom Feeders:
1) Philadelphia Eagles
2) Cleveland Browns
3) Jacksonville Jaguars
4) Carolina Panthers
5) Saint Louis Rams

Week# 11 Featured some more key injuries as Willis McGahee of the Denver Broncos went down with a torn MCL and will likely miss the rest of the season. In Philly, Andy Reid made yet another huge coaching mistake as he had LeSean McCoy, the team’s running back and arguably MVP playing in the last two minutes of a blowout to the Washington Redskins. Well, McCoy suffered a concussion and will miss substantial time. And probably the worst injury as far as a team goes, The New England Patriots lost All-Pro Tight End Rob Gronkowski to an arm injury on a PAT at the end of the game. Injuries are a major part of the game and sometimes they really do make a difference in the fate of a teams playoff chances. Injuries definitely effect Fantasy Football Leagues in tremendous ways. My pick of RJ3 as a fantasy standout last week stood true as did my pick of Nick Foles as a Fantasy goat. If course, Nick Foles is in a no win situation.
Now to Thursdays Picks….There will be 3 Games played tomorrow on Thanksgiving, one extra than the traditional Thanksgiving special.
1) Houston Texans @ Detroit Lions- The Texans were lucky to escape with a win in Overtime last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Houston is making the big play at will this year and their defense is playing big as well. They are favored by 3 points in the road in Detroit. The Lions always play well on Thanksgiving, but I cannot see them beating the best team in the AFC. The Texans will win and cover but expect the game to be Competitive. Megatron will have a huge game and this matchup will favor two of the top receivers in the league in Andre Johnson and Calvin Johnson.

2) Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys- The Cowboys are favored by 3 points at home. This is an excellent Divisional Rival game with huge playoff implications. The Redskins will hang in there but Dallas will pull away in the end. Dallas wins and covers.

3) New England Patriots @ New York Jets- The Jets have been a circus, despite their win last week. New England just lost one of their best weapons. However, they are always able to recover from key injuries and this is the time they usually make their run. The Patriots are favored by 6.5 on the road and I say they win and cover. Expect Tom Brady to shine and take over the game.

Stay tuned for Aaron’s picks. Ok…as far as Fantasy Football goes my team won and my record went to 5-6. I still have a slight chance to make the playoffs, but I must win out. I lost Willis McGahee, my 3rd starting running back to miss significant time this year. Peyton Manning continues to be my leader and Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall are the top of the list as far as wide receiver points go. Hopefully I can even up my record this week and edge closer to the playoffs. Till next time….HAPPY TURKEY DAY everyone!


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  1. aaron ⋅

    Yo, Bird! For staters, I must say your Power Rankings are INSANE! The Pats would wipe the floor with Tampa Bay. Are you kidding me? The Pats could easily be number one on this list! C’maon, man! Top NFL offense and lead the NFL in takeaways and you still have Tom Brady. Enough said. The only NFC team RIGHT NOW that you could make an argument over the Pats is San Fran, and a couple of weeks ago we would have been saying the Giants. Be realistic! LOL. Anyway, here are my pics for Thursday!

    Look for Houston to win and cover in Detroit against a Lions team that has lost 8 straight on Thanksgiving. Make it 9!

    I actually think the Redskins win in Dallas today as RG3 showcases his talents on a a National stage. Take the ‘Skins in a close one.

    Look for the Pats to win AND cover against the Jets. Losing Gronk is tough, but these Pats have already played the entire season without Aaron Hernandez who should be ready to come back soon. Also, the Pats, as usual, are finding their groove and are DOMINATING on both sides of the ball. The Pats are +20 in turnover ratio. You mix that with the best offense in the NFL and you are talking a 6th Superbowl appearance for Tom Brady’s Pats.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  2. Aaron….lol. Gotta love the banter haha. Hey everyone has their opinions! I really think Tampa Bay can beat anyone right now with their defense. To say New England had been dominant this season is a stretch at best. Not to say they will not make a deep playoff run. However…we are talking about today. The Patriots losing Gronkowski would be like the Broncos losing Peyton Manning! Happy Thanksgiving all and a special shout out to the Echo Beachian League!!!

  3. aaron ⋅

    Bird. Agreed that the Pats have not been dominant all season. But they are dominant NOW. They look like they could run the table. Losing Gronkowski they will not miss a beat. Aaron Hernandez will be back. They have the 4th ranked rushing attack in the NFL and Welker will get more opportunities. No NFC team today can be ranked above the Pats. Its insane! Maybe San Fran. You have the Pats have the Pats 9th. Id put them above Houston right now.

  4. Wow!! Cannot argue with you Aaron…your words were backed up on the playing field. I guess I’m just sick of the Patriots always winning. It’s sorta like MLB when the same damn teams keep making the playoffs. Brady is amazing though and Bellichik may go down as one of the Top 5 coaches in NFL history.

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