@TSFSports Week 13 NFL Picks: The NFL’s M*A*S*H Unit Runneth Over

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Just as the Seattle Seahawks were getting it together, they lose Jimmy Graham for the season with a torn right patella.

The injury list in the most important month of the NFL season reads like a Pro Bowl roster: Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Chris Johnson, Ben Roethlisberger and Peyton Manning (and that’s just in the last two weeks). Playoffs contenders like the Kansas City Chiefs have won five of their last six games without leading rusher Jamaal Charles who went down On October 11th.

With five weeks left in the regular season one thing you can look forward to is all contenders and those playing spoiler going all out until the final gun.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Green Bay Packers (7-4) at Detroit Lions (4-7) – Something inside keeps screaming the Lions who stunned the Packers three weeks ago.  Eddie Lacy looks to be healthy and could be the difference.

Prediction: Packers 31 – Lions 27

Sunday December 6, 2015

NY Jets (6-5) at NY Giants (5-6) – The Giants blew a golden opportunity last week and the Jets look to be gaining momentum. No Darrelle Revis this week might be just what the G-Men need.

Prediction: Jets 24 – Giants 20

Arizona Cardinals (9-2) at St. Louis Rams (4-7) – Andre Ellington and Chris Johnson are both out and that leaves the offensive onus on the Cardinals passing attack. This one is a potential shootout.

Prediction: Cardinals 30 – Rams 23

Atlanta Falcons (6-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6) – The Falcons have come back to earth and need a win to keep pace in the Wild Card race. The return of Devonta Freeman will be a big boost, because Matt Ryan is struggling.

Prediction: Bucs 24 – Falcons 17

Seattle Seahawks (6-5) at Minnesota Vikings (8-3) – The Seahawks are definitely going to have to earn their ticket to the post-season. Meanwhile, the NFC North isn’t going to fall into the Vikings laps either.

Prediction: Seahawks 28 – Vikings 27

San Francisco 49ers (3-8) at Chicago Bears (5-6) – The Bears are getting Matt Forte back and have a healthy problem in their backfield with rookie Jeremy Langford holding his own in Forte’s absence.

Prediction: Bears 25 – Niners 13

Jacksonville Jaguars (4-7) – Tennessee Titans (2-9) – I’m waiting for a breakout game from Jags’ running back T.J. Yeldon.

Prediction: Jags 24 – Titans 20

Houston Texans (6-5) at Buffalo Bills (5-6) – I didn’t think the Texans would be here after not having Arian Foster for the bulk of the season and working with two quarterbacks. Despite nice individual performances, the Bills are slippin’.

Prediction: Bills 27 – Texans 21

Baltimore Ravens (4-7) at Miami Dolphins (4-7) – Matt Schaub has more than a month to audition for a new gig next season.

Prediction: Dolphins 23 – Ravens 18

Cincinnati Bengals (9-2) at Cleveland Browns (2-9) – Johnny Manziel just might end up in this game after all.

Prediction: Bengals 33 – Browns 16  

Kansas City Chiefs (6-5) at Oakland Raiders (5-6) – If any coach in this league can close out a season strong, it’s Big Red.

Prediction: Chiefs 29 – Raiders 20

Denver Broncos (9-2) at San Diego Chargers (3-8) – I like what Brock Osweiler does for the Broncos, most of all the running game won’t go unnoticed any longer.

Prediction: Broncos 28 – Chargers 21

Philadelphia Eagles (4-7) at New England Patriots (10-1) – As if the Eagles season coming unraveled wasn’t bad enough, Tom Brady is pissed off. The popcorn vendor may score in this one.

Prediction: Patriots 34 – Eagles 16

Carolina Panthers (11-0) at New Orleans Saints (4-7) – The Saints aren’t the same Saints and you can definitely say the same for the Panthers.

Panthers 29 – Saints 17

Indianapolis Colts (6-5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5) – Ben Roethlisberger is going to get the Steelers into the post-season if it kills him…Literally. Matt Hasselbeck is keeping the Colts afloat.

Prediction: Steelers 30 – Colts 26

Monday, December 7, 2015

Dallas Cowboys (3-8) at Washington (5-6) – A rare moment in time when die-hard Eagles fans (what’s left of them) will be rooting for the Cowboys. Twenty years back, I’d consider drinking bleach. Washington is darn near unbeatable at home this season.

Prediction: Washington 30 – Cowboys 27

Last Week: 8-8

2015 Season: 65-53

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