Monday, December 7, 2009

NFL Week 13 Pick Results

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Pick results for week 13.

Unanimous picks (9-5)

Correctly picked:

Chargers @ Browns
Lions @ Bengals
Saints @ Redskins
Broncos @ Chiefs
Buccaneers @ Panthers
Titans @ Colts
Rams @ Bears
Jets @ Bills
Eagles @ Falcons

Not so much:

Patriots @ Dolphins
Tom Brady is hurt, and that's bad, bad news for the Patriots. They haven't won a game this season without scoring at least 25 points. They're still looking for their second road win, too.

49ers @ Seahawks
The 49ers are another team with offensive troubles. They've scored 21 or fewer points in 7 games this season. You've got to have a really good defense to win games like that, and the 49ers are mostly not playing at that level.

Cowboys @ Giants
The Cowboys had some awful miscues on special teams: two missed field goals and a punt return for a touchdown. And when they did get a break by intercepting Eli Manning, they couldn't do anything with it. The Cowboys had their chances to win this game, they just couldn't capitalize on them.

Vikings @ Cardinals
I'm not quite sure what to make of this game. Easily the best game I've seen the Cardinals play, ever. And for the first time this season, Favre just couldn't find his receivers. I think this game exposes the Vikings as a team that has dominated the lesser teams on its schedule, but struggles to play at that same level against better opponents.

Raiders @ Steelers
Didn't the Steelers used to have a defense? They gave up three long fourth-quarter touchdown drives. To the Raiders. At home. A stunning defensive collapse for last year's Super Bowl champions.

Split Picks (APR 0-2, SRS 0-2, Line 2-0)

Texans (APR, SRS) @ Jaguars (Line)
The Texans (and Jaguars, for that matter) continue to confound. The Texans have wins over the Titans and Bengals, which accounts in part for APR's high ranking. But they are now on a 4 game losing streak, probably out of the playoffs, and in need of winning out to clinch a winning season.

Ravens (APR, SRS) @ Packers (Line)
That was ugly. 310 combined penalty yards. 7 combined turnovers. In spite of all that, the Packers' defense did come up big, reeling in back-to-back interceptions that snuffed out the Ravens' come-back attempt.


This Week Overall%
APR   9-7112-6463.6%
SRS   9-7111-6563.1%
Line  11-5121-5568.8%
Unanimous  9-5 90-3373.2%

New power rankings, and Week 14 picks to come.