NFL Picks: Vikings are now spoilers

Published 9:35 pm Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Here are the picks:

Indianapolis at Tennessee


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Both teams are in a free fall right now and I actually thought both squads would be in the postseason at the beginning of the year.

Both squads have various injuries, but just about every NFL team has some injuries to deal with. The fact is the Colts are probably getting old and the Titans really need to find a quarterback who can stay on the field.

Somebody also needs to put out a missing persons add for Chris Johnson — that guy has disappeared.

Cleveland at Buffalo


Cleveland has finished a few more games than the Bills have this year.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh


It’s really hard to believe this is mostly the same Bengals team won the AFC North and was a playoff team last year.

Oakland at Jacksonville


Jacksonville has seized the Colts’ failure and is likely to sneak into the postseason. The Raiders have been very inconsistent.

Tampa Bay at Washington


Why not? Maybe getting Albert Haynesworth away from the team will give the Skins a little life.

If you ask me, the guy should’ve never been on the active roster in the first place. Mike Shannahan made him do about five conditioning drills before he activated him in training camp and then he made him a backup.

If you’re paying a player top dollar, he better be starting for you or looking for work elsewhere, because it’s a waste of money and an unnecessary distraction to have him as a token player.

New York Giants at Minnesota


Eli Manning has been pretty awful this year, throwing 17 picks already. Since the Vikings usually stop the ground game pretty well, this could be an upset.

Atlanta at Carolina


The good news for Carolina is they have the inside track on the No. 1 overall draft pick.

Green Bay at Detroit


I hope I’m wrong about this one, but the Packers may be without several key defenders and with some tough opponents on the schedule this could very well be a trap game.

If Green Bay plays turnover-free ball they should win by default, but there’s always that chance of a costly sack and fumble or an interception at the worst time possible.

St. Louis at New Orleans


The Saints are looking like their old selves again.

Seattle at San Francisco

Pick: 49ERS

The team that sucks less will win this one.

New England at Chicago


I haven’t given the Bears much credit this season, but they’ve been getting the job done as of late. The Patriots may be coming in a little to high on themselves after beating the Jets 45-3.

Denver at Arizona


The Cardinals are down to a rookie quarterback from Fordham University as their starter. Need I say more?

Kansas City at San Diego


The Chargers aren’t playing their best this year and Kansas City may just steal the division.

Miami at New York Jets

Pick: JETS

Stick a fork in the Dolphins. They are done.

Philadelphia at Dallas


Dallas has played solid ever since Jason Garrett took over and they’ll come out with a playoff intensity against a division rival on national television.

Baltimore at Houston


The Houston defensive players should take notes when Ed Reed and Ray Lewis on the field.

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