Monday, December 25, 2006

A Merry X-Mas and a couple NFL picks

I'm not supposed to be posting today but while the wife is preparing the turkey feast I had to get a quick one in regarding the double dip of NFL action today.

Philly (8-6) @ Dallas (9-5)
This is a must win for Philly to keep its playoff hopes alive and a need-to-win for The Boys in order to keep its hold on a first-round bye. This heated division rivalry should be a great Christmas treat.
Jeff Garcia has had a magical run replacing Donovan McNabb, and today he will be facing the team that is home to his old nemesis, Terrible Owens. That alone will be reason enough to give Garcia a little extra incentive to win, but a possible division title should be motivation enough.

Unfortunately the Garcia run stops in Big D. Dallas has too much that Philly doesn't, namely a better D, better running backs and better receivers. Plus the Romo Express loves to play on holidays (remember his 5 TD extravaganza vs. the Yucs on Turkey Day?)

MY PICK: Cowboys 34, Eagles 27

NY Jets (8-6) @ Miami (6-8)
Miami is out of it. Jets need to win to stay in it. This is a rematch of the incredible Monday Nighter in 2000 when New York came back from a 30-7 4th quarter deficit to pull off a miraculous 40-37 OT win.

Let's just hope this Christmas Night offering is even half as entertaining as that classic.
MY PICK: Miami 23-20

Okay, I'm already getting yelled at. Full Week 16 wrap up with be forthcoming at 12:01 AM.

Oh yeah, I got back on the winning track, bowl-wise, as Hawaii pounded Arizona State 41-24 in the Hawaii Bowl. Colt Brennan set the TD record with 5 more in the game, bringing his season total to 58, and the 'Bows pulled away with a 17-point 4th quarter. My record is now 2-5 (yipee!)

Merry Christmas!

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