Week 12 Bold Predictions


Heading into the final stretch of the season the elite teams are starting to distance themselves from the rest of the pack. But with Wild Card and Division races so tight in both the AFC and NFC every game is just as critical as the last. So with everyone gearing up to give their opponent their best I will give you my predictions for who will win the top games this weekend:

 Green Bay Packers (7-3) at Atlanta Falcons (8-2): After a tumultuous beginning to the season the Packers are back on track while knocking out their opponent’s coaches at a weekly rate.  They now take their NFL leading defense (Average 14.6 points against) into Atlanta to play one of the league’s top quarterbacks in Matt Ryan. Ryan has had a tremendous season and has a 92.9 quarterback rating to show for his efforts as he routinely connects with his favorite target TE Tony Gonzales. So how do I see this game? Although the Falcons have been a wonderful story for the NFL this season they will hit their wall this Sunday against the Packers. The Packers are on a 4 game winning streak and are fresh off the beating they unleashed on their rival Minnesota Vikings. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will have a steady day with 23 completions on 31 attempts for 270-yards and 2 touchdowns. While his counterpart QB Ryan will have 17 completions on 42 attempts for 189-yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Ryan will be running all day long from a relentless defense as the Packers will win 31-17.

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San Diego Chargers (5-5) at Indianapolis Colts (6-4): This may be the biggest fight of the weekend with both teams in dire need of a win to stay in their division races. The Colts are accustom to a 9-1 start to their season so a 6-4 start coming off a Super Bowl appearance doesn’t suit them well. Look for them to come shooting out of the gates with urgency and take a early lead. The Chargers however are used to slow starts and late season comebacks so when the Colts jump out quickly it will not be a factor in the end result as the Chargers win 28-21. The game will be highly contested but in the end Chargers QB Phillip Rivers will put his team in the lead with a fourth quarter touchdown to rookie WR Seyi Ajirotutu. Rivers will finish the game with 34 completions on 39 attempts for 349-yards and 3 touchdowns.

Philadelphia Eagles (7-3) at Chicago Bears (7-3): The Philadelphia Eagles and MVP candidate QB Michael Vick have been on a roll since their lopsided loss to the Tennessee Titans in week 7. Since then they have won 3 in a row and Vick has been playing at the highest level in his career. Look for Vick to expose the Bears defense and put on a show with his feet as he racks up rushing yards against the Bears. The Bears have a 7-3 record this year but the 7-3 record is a mirage as they are not as good as their record indicates. The Bears will be blown out this Sunday by the Eagles 38-14 as QB Jay Cutler will turn into a interception machine with 4 picks to the opposition. Vick in the meantime will complete 24 of 30 attempts for 296-yards with 3 touchdowns and 104-yards rushing.