It’s time for the 1st Annual Eligible Receiver Midseason Awards in which we use our excellent football intelligence and logical deduction skills to confer completely made up awards to NFL players. Also, lots of pictures. Enjoy!
Week 14 is unique this time around in the NFL. Almost every single game has playoff implications. However, there is only one game in which the outcome directly impacts each teams playoff conference and divisional standings. That game is the Vikings (6-6) versus the Bears (fifth seed 8-4). The Vikings are in a very hot race for the last NFC Wildcard spot -- doing battle against the Bucs, Cowboys, and Redskins. Seattle should be very, very wary about holding onto the 6th seed, considering all these teams are banging on the door of that 6th seed spot.
With 4 games left, the NFC North is still wide open. Chicago and Green Bay have been playing flip-flop the last few weeks with who is the NFC North division winner, and who takes the 5th seed in the NFC. But, as I said, there are 4 games left. A lot can happen.
However, there is one game that will be the most watched game this week, and it's not the Bears vs the Vikings. Each team playing has locked and loaded a playoff spot. This game very well could be the AFC Championship game. That game is ...
Games to watch in Week 13 ...
Seahawks at Bears 1:00PM EST
This will be an interesting game. Seahawks (6-5) just lost their two starting cornerbacks due to failing tests for use of PED's. Chicago (8-3) just got Cutler back and showed that the Bears can not withstand to lose him. Remember last year Cutler was lost to the team late season and it cost the Bears the playoffs.
If playoffs started right now, the Bears are the 3rd seed and the Seahawks are the 6th. I can't stand the Seahawks or the Bears. However, as a Packers fan, I hate the Bears more and I can't root for a team that holds my coveted NFC North division winner slot. I can't believe I'm going to say this ...
Vikings at Packers 1:00PM EST
We all saw what happened to my beloved Packers (7-4) Sunday night. Wah-wah. They got decimated by the Giants. The Pack has something to prove, yet again. This time they have to prove they can beat a playoff worthy team.
The Vikings (6-5), on the other hand, came out super strong, and are now fizzling. The Vikings are most certainly in the playoff wildcard hunt.
This is a no brainer.
Before I get into my normal intelligent and insightful remarks about this week's fantasy picks, I wanted to remind everyone to GO VOTE. It's important, y'all. And in order to entice any of you that were considering rejecting your civic duty, I whipped up this little diddy for you.
Yes, I did use MS Paint to change Clay Matthews'
sweaty flowing locks into the American flag. YOU'RE WELCOME, LADIES. Now onto football.
To all my adoring fans (i.e. Rachel & Makeda), I apologize this is a few days late. Hurricane Sandy cancelled my flight back to DC on Monday and I stayed in Dallas for a few extra days to bask in the victory of my Boys' defeat of the Giants.
Oh, you're right. What ACTUALLY happened was that Dez didn't catch that ball and I was left stranded refugee-style in a hotel chock full of mullet-headed Giants fans with NO LIDS FOR MY STARBUCKS. It's hard to find someone to blame for natural disasters so Jerry Jones, I'm going to go ahead and make you the scapegoat for this one. I'm sure that river you diverted to build Cowboys Stadium probably affected global warming and thus caused a hurricane in late October anyway.
ANYWAY, moving on to the fantasy wrap-up/insane mumblings of someone that lost by half a point this week.