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.
Giants at Redskins 8:30 PM EST (MNF)
This is a divisional game. The Giants have secured, as of now, the NFC East division winner slot with a record of just 7-4. The Redskins have a record of 5-6. The Redskins have a shot at an upset. It's unlikely, but as they say, that's why they play the game.
Go Redskins (but only if they don't take the wildcard spot from Green Bay).
Other games that have playoff implications:
Bengals at Chargers -- the playoff implications are mostly for the Bengals. Lets be real. The Chargers are a shitty team.
Steelers at Ravens -- implications for both teams. Yet, as much as I dislike Rapistberger, I don't want to see the man come back and have a rib pierce his aorta. It makes for messy TV.
Buccaneers at Broncos -- strong implications for the Buc's. The Broncos have their division all but wrapped up.
Eagles at Cowboys -- yes, this has implications for the Cowboys, but it even pains me to put them on the list.
Games that I can't believe will still be played. They should all just have a hotdog social in the middle of the field.
Browns (3-8) vs Raiders (3-8)
Jaguars (2-9) vs Bills (4-7)
Panthers (3-8) vs Chiefs (1-10)
Cardinals (4-7) vs Jets (4-7)
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