Central Michigan Chippewas VS Troy Tojans: GMAC Bowl Pick

The lesser known of the final two college football games of the season, but this one might very well be the more exciting game of the two. Both of these teams have shown the ability to fill it up on the scoreboard. And a great deal of that offensive success comes from their two quarterbacks.

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Dan LeFevour, the more know of the two, has college football’s all time passing/rushing/receiving touchdown mark, totaling 147 scores in his 4 years starting at Central Michigan. The dual threat has been one of the best college football players in the game during his 4 seasons under center, and capped off his career with a 71.2% completion percentage, 27 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing scores this season while leading the Chippewas in rushing as well; another great year for the 11-2 Chipps.

But many say Troy’s Levi Brown has the bigger upside of the two, at least as far as the NFL is concerned. He passed for 3,868 yards this season (800+ more than LeFevour) with 22 touchdowns and just 9 interceptions. Brown has a very strong arm, and the Trojans averaged just .1 points per game less than the Chipps’ high powered offense. Both these teams can score the football.

As far as the gambling world is concerned, both these teams were book beaters, going 17-7 combined against the spread. The Trojans were 8-4 ATS while the Chippewas were 9-3. Troy averaged 33.1 points and 478.5 yards per game, 16th and 3rd in the Nation. Central Michigan finished 33rd with 416.9 yards per game, and one slot ahead of Troy in scoring with 33.2 points per contest.

Troy is just 1-3 all time in bowl games, beating Rice in the 2006 New Orleans Bowl. The Chipps are just 1-4 in post-season bowl play, also winning in 2006, against Middle Tennessee State in the Motor City Bowl. This is the first time these two teams have played.

And now for the reason why I’m taking Troy. I know I should have learned by now that betting against Superman Dan LeFevour isn’t the best bet around, but I like the Trojans in this one. They have really played good football over the last 8 games, losing only to Arkansas and beating up on just about every team in their path. Central Michigan will be their best win of the season, if they can pull the upset, and I think they will. LeFevour hasn’t performed his best in Bowl games, and it’s possible that might follow him into his final one. The Trojans boast a better passing attack than CMU has seen all season long, and I think that air attack will get the best of their secondary.

Central Michigan Chippewas VS Troy Trojans (+3)

FedEx Orange Bowl: Iowa Hawkeyes VS Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Pick

FedEx Orange Bowl: Iowa Hawkeyes VS Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Pick: The Hawkeyes had one hell of a run, and were quite possibly one starting quarterback injury away from a perfect season, which is something the Oklahoma Sooners might also say, but the Hawkeyes made it to 9 wins before running into that unfortunate event. For a team that wasn’t even thought of in the Pre-Season Top 25, the Hawkeyes beat up on a few of the best teams in the Big 10, winning by double digits in both Penn State and Wisconsin. They lost just two games, but it ended up being 2 of their last 3. They lost by 7 at home against Northwestern, a game in which Stanzi (their QB) got hurt. They lost their next game by 3, in overtime, @ Ohio State. And defensively, the Hawkeyes are easily one of the Top 10 units in the nation. They fly to the ball and keep everything in front of them. Very underrated.

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But I don’t think you can completely stop the Yellow Jackets, as Georgia Tech has put up plenty of points against good defenses, and put up plenty of rushing yards against solid defensive fronts. If I believed the Hawkeyes could score with the Yellow Jackets, I think they’d be an easy pick here, but with Richard Stanzi playing a football game for the first time in two months, I just can’t see him being accurate enough to march the Jackets down the field.

He wasn’t a super-accurate passer to start with, as his 56% completion percentage and his 15-14 touchdown to interception ratio insists, but after two months off, most of that time getting healthy, it’s tough for me to see him torturing the Yellow Jackets’ secondary enough to keep this game close. Tech doesn’t play great defense, so anything is possible, but the Yellow Jackets are my pick to win and cover.

Iowa Hawkeyes VS Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (-5)

Fantasy Focus Review: Week 17 Fantasy Football

And Week 17 comes and it goes, and it leaves me at the top. I dominated the rankings this week, as my old uncle finished a lengthy fourth, while Josh and Ryan tied for 3rd – haha – A trio of top spots in the rankings gave me the final gold. Hope you enjoyed the new and improved focus! Here’s how the rest of the fantasy focus found its way….

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Elite Starters: Guys picked early that I love this week…

1. Ray Rice –Somebody went off against the Raiders, it just wasn’t Ray. Willis McGahee made the most of his time, going for 34 fantasy points and #2 RB in Week 17, Ray still had 12 fantasy points with 70 rushing yards… C-
2. Chris Johnson–  CJ finished 3rd amongst RBs, but this guy had 4000 carries in the last 10 weeks, careful next year folks… A
3. Jonathan Stewart – J-Stew was 11th ranked RB in Week 17, a nice day in limited duty. 18 points.  A-
4. Jay Cutler – Cutler finished out of the top spot by a single point, just one behind Brett, great finish. A+
5. Miles Austin– 16 fantasy points, 13th WR this week, in a big win for the Cowboys. B

Solid Starters: Guys picked in middle rounds that should outplay their ranking/draft position this week…

1. DeSean Jackson –Just 7 fantasy points for Jackson in the Boys beatdown of the Eagles. Yuck. I bet he has a lot more next week… F
2. Carnell Williams– Caddy finished the season well, 21st RB in Week 17, a solid total, plus he finished the season healthy for the first time in a long time. C+
3. Santonio Holmes – Just five points for Holmes, as Hines was the main guy getting the rock in that win. F
4. Hines Ward – 22nd WR this week for Hines with 14 fantasy points, a nice final week in a great season for him. B+
5. Sydney Rice – Sidney blew up on the dying Giants, finishing 2nd amongst WRs with 29 fantasy points.  A+

Sleeper Starters: Guys ranked low, drafted low or not at all, but I still like them this week…

1. Jerome Harrison –#8 overall, this guy has carried a double load over the last 3 games, maybe that’s because Magini realizes how stupid he was for not giving Jerome the ball earlier. A+
2. Matt Forte – Matt finished 14th amongst RBs with 15 fantasy points, a solid day to end a tough year. B+
3. Arian Foster– 4th RB this week, 28 fantasy points for the former Vol, helped me place in the money… A+
4. Quentin Ganther– Ganther was a miss again as Roc Cartwright was the lead ball carrier in that backfield. F
5. Devin Aromashadu– Two touchdowns helped the youngsters cause, I think we’ll remember the end of this year as the start of Devin’s legit productions as a #2 WR with upside… A+

Super Sleepers for Playoff Push…

1. Donald Brown – Mike Hart got the carries, as Brown didn’t do much with his 4 early carries, not gaining a single yard. F-
2. Sammy Morris –Sammy wasn’t the hot back, and suddenly it was Fred Taylor getting the goal line carries. F
3. Shonn Greene –He had solid production for 14 carries, 62 yards, but no touchdown made him very mediocre. C-
4. Greg Camarillo – Another disappointing day for Greg, got me again. F

Sit ‘Em Son: I don’t care where they were drafted, I don’t like these guys starting this week…

1. Colts Starters– Colts starters were all worth sitting, maybe Dallas Clark was worth a play… A
2. Patriots Starters– No normal Pats fantasy studs went off, but Randy had 5 grabs for 75 yards. Justin Edelman came on after Welker’s injury to go over 100 yards on 10 catches. Fred Taylor had 2 touchdowns. Medium day, and Brady did nothing. B+
3. Bengals Starters – Well, a lot of them played, but I couldn’t have been more right on this one. A+
4. Saints Starters – You bet. It was time to rest for the Saints, all the way to 13-3… A+
5. Packers Starters– I missed here. All the guys had decent days, nobody went off, but Grant had 2 touchdowns, Rodgers threw for 235 and a touchdown, just mediocre days for guys aside from Grant. B-

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***I’m Done!!!***


Who did we miss? Always some big surprises by years’ end, and while we missed a couple of those, I think we missed a couple easy ones too…

QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick (4th – taking advantage of the Colts youngsters), Aaron Rodgers (9th) Daunte Culpepper (10th – nice having old baby-hands in the Top 10 again, the guy has had some tough luck, that’s for sure)

RB: Jamaal Charles (1st, the cat goes for 256 yard rushing and isn’t on a single list, awesome), Willis McGahee (2nd, I thought Rice would have a huge day, right team, wrong back), Fred Jackson (3rd, looks like I was a week early, Jackson also busted over 200 yards on the ground), Arian Foster (4th, I liked him as a sleeper, but looks like he was even better than that), Knowshon Moreno (7th, despite losing to the Chiefs, Moreno did work, scoring 2 TDs and having his best fantasy day of the season), Jason Snelling (10th, the cat runs hard, no doubt)

WR: Jabar Gaffney (1st, the guy had one hell of a day in the Broncos loss), Malcom Floyd (3rd, Floyd was Volek’s main target), Julian Edelman (5th, Welker went down, Edelman stepped in and produced very well), Devon Bess (7th, good day for the highest scoring Dolphins WR), Patrick Crayton (7th, good day all around), Jacoby Jones (9th, a big drop but an even bigger catch highlighted Jones’ big day)

TE: Zach Miller (1st, the Jacksonville version of the name put up 26 fantasy points to lead all TEs), Joel Dreessen (3rd, doing his best Owen Daniels impersonation, Joel put up a 20 spot in the Jags big loss)

D/ST: Buffalo Bills (4th – took advantage of those Colts back-ups), Cowboys (6th, gave it to the Eagles real nice like)

Fantasy Focus Review: Week 16 Fantasy Football Revisited

Week 16 saw Josh Arsenault take the top spot again, and I’m beginning to think he’s making a run at my fantasy guru crown – not liking it one bit. Week 16 was a tough one, the finals for most fantasy leagues, and a couple key players took a seat, not caring one bit about fantasy implications. However, I mentioned some must-have pickups in my sleeper sections, and I know a couple worked out, pushing some fantasy folks to championships. Here’s the review.

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Elite Starters: Guys picked early that I love this week…

1. Fred Jackson – Mr. Jackson had a really down week for a Bills team that got throttled. 6pts…  F-
2. Chris Johnson–  Him and AP tied for 4th this week. And with 26 points they were just a few out of 1st. A
3. Aaron Rodgers – Rodgers actually finished 13th amongst QBs with just 15 fantasy points. Poop. C-
4. Adrian Peterson – My man AP was 4th amongst RBs in Week 16, just 3 fantasy points out of first. A
5. Philip Rivers – Prince Philip was 7 points better than Rodgers, putting up 22, but good for just the 8th QB. B-

Solid Starters: Guys picked in middle rounds that should outplay their ranking/draft position this week…

1. Beanie Wells –15th RB in Week 16, ahead of Benson, Ray Rice, and Jones-Drew. B
2. Ricky Williams– 28th ranked RB in Week 16, I wasn’t impressed with his numbers at all. C-
3. Jason Snelling – I expected Snelling to do lots of work against the Bills, but Buffalo ganged up on the run and limited him to 7 fantasy points. 43rd ranked RB. F
4. Hines Ward – I think Hines has a great game against his favorite foes.
5. Greg Jennings – Tough season, but the upside is against Seattle on Sunday.

Sleeper Starters: Guys ranked low, drafted low or not at all, but I still like them this week…

1. Larry Johnson –Larry had just one fantasy points as I completely whiffed, I thought they’d give Benson a rest, maybe next week! Sorry… F
2. Pierre Thomas – Thomas got hurt, but before going down early, he managed 12 fantasy points. Solid. B
3. Vince Young– Vince finally tallied up a stinker, good for just 7 points and in the high twentys amongst QBs. F
4. Jon Stewart–I give you the #1 ranked fantasy running back in Week 16… Good sleeper indeed. A+
5. Fred Davis– He had just 4 fantasy points as the Redskins got throttled. F

Super Sleepers for Playoff Push…

1. Jerome Harrison – He’s still the best runner in Cleveland, and was ranked 10th getting plenty of carries in Week 16. A+
2. Quinton Ganther – Everyone should have kept sleeping when it came to picking up Ganther. 3 pts. F
3. David Thomas – Thomas had 7 fantasy points before getting hurt, not a bad day for a TE, 16th overall. C+
5. Greg Camarillo – Under 10 fantasy points for the 2nd straight week, miss. D-
6. Deon Butler – The Hawks were almost as terrible as this pick, wait, they were even worse. F

Sit ‘Em Son: I don’t care where they were drafted, I don’t like these guys starting this week…

1. Peyton Manning– There you have it, I said you’d hate or love me, and you better love me for this one. A+
2. David Garrard– 21st amongst QBs, not startable, Matt Moore, Orton, Henne, Alex Smith, and Cassel all played better. A-
3. Reggie Wayne – 63rd overall, you’re welcome for the kind advice here, hopefully it made up for bad advice earlier. A
4. Thomas Jones –Jones finished with 16 fantasy points, 13th amongst RBs, just a couple points behind… D
5. LaDainian Tomlinson– LT. Yeah, I missed on both these guys as a touchdown each certainly helped the fantasy totals. F

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Week 16 NFL Player Rankings


Who did we miss? In short, we missed these guys…

QB: Matt Ryan (4th), Matt Moore (5th), Kyle Orton (6th)

RB: Lex Hilliard (Tied for 1st), Darren Sproles (3rd), Brandon Jackson (6th), Caddy Williams (8th)

WR: Devin Aromashodu (2nd), Jabar Gaffney (5th)

TE: Zach Miller (2nd), Todd Heap (3rd), Desmond Clark (6th)

D/ST: Jets (3rd), Panthers (5th)

2009-2010 NFL Free ATS Picks Review for the Regular Season

This is the ultimate review. All season long I’ve been picking every single game that was played, and this is my regular season end game. It was one of my best years since I started writing sports articles, and sharing my knowledge with thousands of people weekly. It’s been an amazing season, in a lot of different ways, but here’s a review of my free picks. I lay out my records for every single week of the season – the winning weeks are in bold – and I must say, there’s a lot more records in bold than not.

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2009-2010 NFL Free Picks Review

Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 10-6
Week 3: 6-10
Week 4: 6-8
Week 5: 7-7
Week 6: 9-5
Week 7: 9-3-1
Week 8: 7-6
Week 9: 8-5
Week 10: 8-7
Week 11: 9-7
Week 12: 9-7
Week 13: 7-9
Week 14: 9-7
Week 15: 8-7-1
Week 16: 10-5-1
Week 17: 8-7-1

The closer you look, the more you see – and you’ll see I had 3 losing records in 17 weeks of free picks. I had 1 push. That means I busted out 13 winning weeks while picking every single game. My final record for the NFL regular season was 141-111. I hope you enjoyed the free picks, took advantage of the newsletter that started later in the year, and appreciate all the writing at luckylester.com. It was a good year indeed!

NFL Free Picks Review: Week 17 Predictions Revisited

Well, the final week has come and gone, and definitely left its mark on us. A couple games went exactly how I figured, and I thought I was a genius. The other games had me scratching my head. The Houston Texans came in and beat the Patriots 1st team – as New England basically played their starters throughout the entire game. But it wasn’t by enough, as I finished a half point out of that win. I, of course, thought the Pats would sit their main guys most of the day. Wrong. Some others went well and a couple more went wrong, but in the end I finished 8-7-1, pumping out yet another winning week…

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Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills (-7) (WINNER) The Colts were playing in the middle of a blizzard, not only the weather, but a guy name Fred Jackson. Keep Fred’s name high on your off-season fantasy rankings, the guy will be the focal point of Buffalo’s offense next season. Just as I suspected, the starters in Buffalo are better than the back-ups in Indy.

New Orleans Saints (+8.5) @ Carolina Panthers (LOSS) I knew I was in trouble when Jonathan Stewart took it to the house before the game even really started. I got lost in the “we’re going to win, we’re the Saints” way of thinking and thought Mark Brunell could do enough. Wrong. The Panthers whooped the Saints.

Jacksonville Jaguars (+3) @ Cleveland Browns (LOSS) The Jaguars are unbelievable – how does a head coach of a team in the playoff hunt come into a must win game against a crappy Browns team and get a terrible performance from his team? There’s no excuse for that, I don’t care if you’re Tom freaking Landry, your ace should be jobless for a couple weeks after that garbage. My fault, I didn’t realize how high the Jaguars could turn up the suck.

Chicago Bears (-3) @ Detroit Lions (WINNER) Gotta give it to the Bears, they certainly made it interesting but pulled away when they realized they were playing against the Lions. That about sums it up.

New England Patriots @ Houston Texans (-7.5) (LOSS) Oh Bill, don’t you know that every move you have made this year has ultimately back-fired? When you decided to start your best guys and go for the win, you should have flipped the switch, picked tails over heads, gone opposite day psycho on us, I don’t know – but Wes Welker took the brunt of the whole thing. The Patriots lost, by just enough to cover, after they played starters 00% of the game. A mis-read on the playing time thing made it a tough game for a guy.

Pittsburgh Steelers (-3) @ Miami Dolphins (WINNER) The Steelers were a really tough match-up for the Dolphins, and they were playing with a little more jalapeno on their pepper jack, and came out victorious. But it was close, and it’s possible that if the Dolphins didn’t have quarterback trouble, health-wise, the Fins might have pulled the upset. But Pittsburgh won again, and pulled it out by 6.

New York Giants @ Minnesota Vikings (-7.5) (WINNER) The Giants had given up. Whew, that one made me sweat. I hope Tom Coughlin gets fired – wait, I don’t hope that really, I’d rather just hate the Giants and get to see them struggle again next season so I can see Tom and Eli have a stupid face competition for one more year.

San Francisco 49ers (-7) @ St. Louis Rams (WINNER) San Francisco tried to come out and lose, starting with no swagger, no push, no nothing. But the Rams could only put up a field goal during those early quarters, and San Francisco came out in the 3rd quarter and managed to finish the game on a 28-3 run. I wonder what Samari Mike did at half time to elicit that kind of football? Hmm…

Atlanta Falcons (-1) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (WINNER) The Bucs really improved this season, and it showed in the final week as they pushed the Falcons until the very end, making me realize that the oddsmakers weren’t actually crazy. But it ended right for me in the end as the Falcons won by 10 anyway – haha, books, take that!

Philadelphia Eagles (+3) @ Dallas Cowboys (LOSS) Wow, the Eagles pulled a Cowboys… They finished the season just like Dallas did last year, but this time the Eagles get the luxury of a second chance – but instead of it being after a 1st round bye and in their house, they get to travel to Dallas next week. Maybe they should have tried this week?

Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals (-3) (LOSS) The Packers were the team looking like they had something to play for. And maybe that was what got me in the end. Arizona found out that Minnesota won, and they suddenly had nothing to play for. Green Bay came out trying to beat the piss out of the team they will be playing next week, and they certainly did that. But it was against back-ups for much of the game. We’ll see how it goes next week, something tells me the Cardinals will be playing starters…

Kansas City Chiefs (+13.5) @ Denver Broncos (WINNER) The Chiefs won outright, and made me feel really good about saying, “This game has upset written all over it,” among other things. The Chiefs had me looking brilliant as they ran all over the Broncos for the feel good end-of-the-year victory.

Baltimore Ravens (-10) @ Oakland Raiders (LOSS) The Ravens just didn’t push it enough to blowout the Raiders, even though Oakland got a guest appearance from JaMarcus “never cover the spread” Russell, apparently he didn’t play long enough. Oakland was impressive, but the Ravens never looked like they were going to lose despite the close score.

Washington Redskins (+4) @ San Diego Chargers (WINNER) The Redskins were up in the 4th and lost anyway, weird. Even against back-ups, the same stuff continues to happen. I wonder if Mike Shannahan will have that same problem? Either way, the Chargers didn’t win by enough, as the Redskins covered by a point. A big point, too, the win assured me yet another winning week.

Tennessee Titans (-4) @ Seattle Seahawks (Push) The Titans came out to get Chris Johnson as many touches as he could and get some records or hit some yardage milestones. Well, for the first time this year, the Hawks came and executed a play pretty well. They wanted to make life as tough as possible for Chris, and they hit him hard and often. Johnson still became the leading Titan single season rusher, scored a couple touchdowns, and finished the year with the best total yardage mark of all time – but he needed 36 carries to do so, and he’ll be grateful there’s no game next week so he can rest. He got hit hard. The Hawks tough play actually ended in a push, and I must say, I didn’t expect them to come out with any will at all. They must have fought the evil Jim Mora curse this week, goldbaum, chili powder, and alfredo will do the trick every time…

Cincinnati Bengals (+10.5) @ New York Jets (LOSS) I thought this game would be tough for the Jets as the Bengals always play close games, tough defense, and the Jets have a really hard time moving the ball offensively. I was wrong. Cinci came out playing thier starters, and tricking the public into believing they were playing to win. But Carson Palmer ended 1/11 for 0 yards and an INT – while Ochonacho finished without a catch for the first time in 125 games… Tough game for me, I thought it would be a lot tighter than that. The do-over next week in Cincinnati should be interesting…

Boise State Broncos vs TCU Horned Frogs: Fiesta Bowl Pick

As I wrote in my stream of conscious article right after the BCS games were announced, this is the best worst game of the bowl season. These are two of the best teams in college football, despite their conferences, and their “small college” “mid-major” status. TCU has one of the better defenses a college team has put together since Miami was paying kids to play back in the day, and Boise State just comes out and beats just about every damn team they play – aside from TCU, last season, when the Broncos lost 17-16.

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This season, the two “big-time-small-schools” get to play each other, again, with absolutely no way to prove anything at all except that one of these teams is better than the other on Monday, the 4th of January, after a month between games. And it has no chance of proving to anyone that the Horned Frogs or Broncos should be in the hunt for a national championship, because they can’t pull a big upset over a top ranked BCS school. Oh no they can’t.

But these are two great teams, and while it will certainly be a solid match-up, I think the Horned Frogs will get the best of the Broncos once again. Boise State has a very solid offense and an underrated defense, but TCU’s better in both aspects. They might not throw it better, but they are more efficient and they will control the clock in this one. Eventually, they’ll pull away, and win this one by double digits.

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Cincinnati Bengals vs New York Jets Sunday Night Football

The Jets had some awesome luck going against the Colts in Week 16 (undefeated yet didn’t care enough about that to actually play their starters, basically feeding the Jets a must-have win) and now they get another team “resting up” for the playoffs when Cincinnati comes to town with absolutely nothing to gain from a win and nothing to lose from a loss. Lucky. And you know what they say, it’s better to be lucky than good.

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And while I fully expect the Jets to win and all of a sudden take over the spot of “worst playoff team” I think it’s going to be close than double digits. The Bengals still have a solid offensive line and a bunch of young studs defensively. They can’t sit everyone, and you can bet those young guys will make some plays. Ten points is a lot for New York to outscore a good defensive team by, even if the starters play only a handful of snaps.

And the Bengals can run it. They will have Larry Johnson ready to take over for Cedric Benson when CB is ready to get his rest on, and that’s a pretty nice option to have for Bengals backers. This game is no guarantee, but I like it to be close – as Mark Sanchez will have a lot of pressure on his to succeed in this one, the playoffs rest on the rookie’s arm – no big deal, right?

Cincinnati Bengals (+10.5) @ New York Jets

Tennessee Titans vs Seattle Seahawks 03/01/2010 Prediction

Oh how the Hawks have fallen. Sheesh, I think Jim Mora should get an extension based on the damage he’s done. If he could turn these Hawks into the mush pile of confidence lacking maroons that they are playing like right now, well he can surely turn wine back into water, right? I mean, the guy has thrown multiple people under buses, has gotten very little out of a couple of the most talented guys in the league, and hasn’t changed the risk free offense that has been here for years. So, basically they aren’t consistent at all and they still don’t take any big chances – awesome. The best of no worlds.

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But that’s not what’s important here, a little speedster by the name of Chris Johnson is the man of the day, and I have to be honest, I’m more excited to watch this game than any one of the “important playoff implication games”. Call me a fantasy football junky if you want, but I’m here to tell you, my interest in this game has no fantasy implications. Nope, I just like to see history.

Chris Johnson has a chance to rush for 2000 yards on the season, and even more amazingly, pass up Marshall Faulk’s all time single season yards from scrimmage record. That’s pretty cool. See, every year some teams go to the playoffs and some teams don’t. Some teams step up this time of year and some teams just pee down their collective legs – but that stuff always happens. What Chris Johnson is going to do in Seattle, well that will be the first time anybody’s ever done that – and that’s why I’m excited to see it. Do work Chris!

Tennessee Titans (-4) @ Seattle Seahawks

Expert NFL Picks: Washington Redskins vs San Diego Chargers

These are the guys I don’t think will be playing any longer than one quarter for the Chargers this weekend…. Philip Rivers, Vincent Jackson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Gates, Kris Dielman, Nick Hardwick, Marcus McNeil, Shaun Phillips, Shawne Merriman, Stephen Cooper, Luis Castillo, Antonio Cromartie, Eric Weddle, and more… That’s right, I basically just listed about every single starter the Chargers have, and the guys I missed, I only missed out of love. Or I couldn’t think of them. Sorry fellas.

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What do all those names listed together actually add up to? Well, I’m thinking they add up to Jim Zorn’s last win as a head coach of an NFL football team. I hope the guy gets another gig somewhere else, but he doesn’t strike me as the head coach type, and he already got his chance and didn’t make the most of an expensive roster. But what matters here is I’m predicting a Redskins win.

Washington will feed the ball to Quentin Ganther a lot, and I think he’ll have a big day against a Chargers defense that is getting ready for their bye week – you have to rest before a bye week, it’s important don’t you know. The Chargers are definitely the better team, but you just can’t care about that kind of stuff in the final week of the season. An entire team of #2 seeded Chargers are going to be doing more cheer leading than playing on Sunday in San Diego, and the Redskins will get the W.

Washington Redskins (+4) @ San Diego Chargers