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Go For Two: NFL Week 15 Games to Watch

What the hell, man? Week 15! The season is almost over! No!!!!!!!!!!

Thankfully the next three weeks should be fantastic.

These are the NFL Week 15 games to watch ...

Dolphins (7-6, 9th seed) at Patriots (10-3, 1st seed): I thought this would be a game of the week, and while I would very much enjoy watching it, when I researched playoff rankings, the Dolphins are currently the 9th seed. I'm not so sure they make it into the spectacular this year. So, if I am simply picking games based on playoff race, this puppy doesn't make it into week 15 games to watch. That makes me sad and that's why I am not erasing this as a slot in the game of the week. Love you Tannehill.

Broncos (10-3, 2nd seed) at Chargers (8-5, 6th seed): Everyone needs to stop with the Peyton is showing is age just because he didn't throw a touchdown pass. You know what, I take that back, he is showing his age, through maturity. He wants to win. If a rushing TD gets him that win, that's all he cares about. Dan Marino was the best of the best, never won a Super Bowl. Peyton wants the Super Bowl.

As for this game, the Chargers are barely holding onto that 6th seed. The Chargers will not take the AFC West division champs from the Broncos, so the Chargers really need to win this game by hook-or-by-crook to keep their wild card hopes alive. The Chargers, Steelers, Ravens are all 8-5. The Steelers (8-5, 5th seed), may or may not beat the Falcons, the Bengals (8-4-1, 4th seed) may or may not beat the Browns, but the Ravens (8-5, 7th seed) are going to beat the Jaguars. The Chargers still have the Niners (7-6) and the Chiefs (7-6, 10th seed) yet to go. The Chargers may be waiving bye-bye to their playoff hopes based on strength of schedule. Ravens have the Texans and the Browns left and the Steelers have Chiefs and Bengals. Ravens have the easiest schedule. Look for some movement over the next few weeks that does not bode well for the Chargers.

 

Niners (7-6, 8th seed) at Hawks (9-4, 5th seed): This will be such a good game. I hate the Niners, and I will love watching them implode during this game. I have never seen a bigger bunch of cry babies in the league -- fans and players included. The Niners should move over to the English Premier League where whining, flopping, and throwing your arms up in the air over the littlest infraction is common place. It's fine in soccer, it's been like that forever. That's not how you conduct yourself in the National Football League. Look at the Rams. People love the Rams because while they will not win the division or go to the playoffs, they conduct themselves with pride. The Vikings play every game with pride. Good for them and their fans. Niners fans are burning their Kaepernick jerseys. You know what? I bet the Niners of the past are glad that Candlestick closed. This new generation doesn't deserve to be associated with the glory of the past.

 

Cowboys (9-4, 7th seed) at Eagles (9-4, 3rd seed): This is the game of the week. Eagles (3rd seed), Hawks (5th seed), Lions (6th seed), and Cowboys (7th seed) all have a 9-5 record. That makes this game between division rivals that much more important and to a lot of teams. Clearly, the wild card is hotly contested which makes winning the division that much more crucial.

These two teams are pretty evenly matched, statistically speaking, save for passing. The Eagles come in at 8th and outrank the 18th overall Cowboys. However, some of those stats are due to Foles, and not Mark Sanchez. Cowboys already lost to Philadelphia at home and this game will be in Philly. I have no idea how Tony Romo's back is holding up, but I can't expect well. I'm sure in years to come he will be complaining of mind-numbing pain all over his body and will realize that it wasn't worth it at all. Some young punk will come on the Cowboys roster and Jerry Jones will be like "Tony who?" It's the sad state of affairs in the league, well, any profession. There is always someone there to take your place.

Just like someone very well may take the Eagles place as the 3rd seed.

 

Side note: Screw you Julio Jones for the ridiculous amount of fantasy points you obtained. You ruined my chances at a playoff spot. I hate you. Okay, not really, but come on!

Sideline Picks: NFL Week 1

Bengals @ Ravens

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
0-0
If there's a God, She must hate the Ravens by now, right? They unveiled a statue of Ray Lewis, though it lacks accuracy since he's not standing over murdered people. I'm sure a Ray Rice statue is coming.
Jackie
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I am not sold on the Ravens this season. Bengals win, also known as The University of Georgia, the NFL version.
Lauren
0-0
I think the Baltimore home pride finds a way to (barely) beat the Bengals.
Madeline
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Despite it being in Baltimore, I can’t pick this team. The Bengals are too good and the Ravens have really fallen off the talent and morality platform — and stating the Ravens are losing ground on the morality platform is really saying something.
Makeda
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This is an anti-Ray Rice pick. It’s also an anti-suckage pick. The Ravens roster makes me yawn. Except Justin Tucker. He'll probably be the team's lead scorer in this game. AGAIN.

49ers @ Cowboys

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
0-0
This is a Tony Romo game. He's Mr. September.
Jackie
0-0
Sorry, LSum, despite all of San Francisco being suspended, I still think they win.
Lauren
0-0
Jackie, I feel you girl. The Niners are a solid pick, but I just can't vote against my Boys in the very first week.
Madeline
0-0
Tony Romo just had surgery on a disc. The team is not good. The Niners are great. Great beats not good.
Makeda
0-0
Everyone on the Niners D is suspended or injured, which means they’ve just evened the playing field against the third-worst defense in league history. So I’m picking between Kid Kap and Romo? Come on.

Chargers @ Cardinals

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
0-0
The Cardinals are going to be good, and Andre Ellington will lead me to fantasy glory.
Jackie
0-0
I have a huge crush on this team. Please don't let me down against a reasonable Chargers team.
Lauren
0-0
I'm trying to move to Phoenix and be a Cardinals bandwagon fan, yo. If there even is a Cardinals bandwagon to jump on....
Madeline
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Why does everyone keep trying to convince us that the Chargers are good? If they still have Philip Rivers, that’s all I need to know. Who could really rally behind that guy? I like the Cardinals. Plus, it’s in AZ. Home team wins.
Makeda
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I refuse to get behind Philip Rivers. Or Ryan Mathews. Or DANNY FUCKING WOODHEAD. Just…no. (In case you’re wondering, my annoyance with Danny Woodhead is completely irrational. He’s a completely average player and does not deserve my ire. But hey, that’s life.)

Trash Bowl: Washington Football Team @ Texans

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
0-0
I think the Texans just named LSum their starting quarterback. However, it's totally possible that Watt and Clowney will break RGIII into tiny pieces. I'm thinking Texans 4-0.
Jackie
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My first thought was, "So who is playing QB for the Texans?" --- google --- Ryan Fitzpatrick? My second thought was, "Who is playing for the Redskins who is not a QB?" --- google --- ________________. Texans win. Except for my boy DeSean. Love that guy.
Lauren
0-0
GOD DAMN IT.
Madeline
0-0
I’m honestly struggling with this. What a train wreck. I guess I pick the Texans?
Makeda
0-0
Who is even on the Texans anymore? [reads above predictions] Fitzy is here now?? Seriously, Houston?! I know J.J. is good, but maybe don’t spend ALL your money on a single defensive player when you have no QB. You’re making me pick the Washington Football Team. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

NFL Preview: AFC North

Every year I suffer through the pain of baseball season, knowing that each drunken Nats game brings me a little closer to the beginning of football season. While this summer was no exception, somehow real life got in the way and football snuck up on me. Therefore, no extensive research went into the writing of this article. I basically read Deadspin’s Why Your Team Sucks series and called it a day.

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Sibling Rivalry! Harbaugh Versus Harbaugh, Fresco Style.

My thoughts on the Super Bowl?

Yaddaa-yadda-yadda. There are two teams, neither of which are the Packers, in the Super Bowl.

Want to ask me what it's like to be in San Francisco as a Packers fan? I'll tell you -- it's extremely annoying to be surrounded by unintelligent, know nothing about football, bought my 49ers hat just yesterday, fair-weather fans. It's rare to find the true fan in San Francisco.

So instead, in honor of siblings playing against each other in the Super Bowl, I post these pictures of my brother and I with what I can only assume are some of the things that the Harbaugh brothers would say to each other.

Enjoy.

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