Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013 TransGriot NFL Predictions- Week 17

It took me 16 weeks of this 2013 NFL season to finally take top honors for a prognostication week and that in a nutshell is why I've been trailing Mr. Blake and Mr Watts all season.

While I tied for top honors a few times, I've had too many sub.500 weeks and not enough winning weeks to be in this prognostication contest at the end of the season in a position to win it.   

And this winning week come on the heels of back to back sub .500 weeks to illustrate my point. 

Arrgh.  Like my fave NFL team, too little and way too late to defend my prognostication title.  That title is going to Arizona unless Eli has a horribly bad week 17 and Mike conversely has a monster good one.   While I had a lovely Week 16 and went 11-5, Mike went 9-7 and Eli slipped to 8-8.

As for my fave NFL squad, we Texans fans already received that lump of coal in our NFL Christmas stockings courtesy of a 13 game losing streak.   After the Texas play the Tennessee Traitors in Nashville, it's hire a new coach and focus on getting ready for the 2014 NFL draft in May.   They'll have an extra month to decide who to select with that number one pick.  Choose wisely on both accounts. 

Native Texan Lovie Smith has already been interviewed for the job, so he's one of my faves to get it. That interview also means the Texans have complied with the NFL's Rooney Rule, which requires every team to interview at least one non-white candidate for any head coaching vacancy.  

The other candidates for the Texans head coaching job include current interim head coach Wade Phillips, Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien and Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.  Some rumored to be in consideration are Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin and Stanford's David

So the last week of the NFL season goes like this.  Mike has to make up four games just to tie him, five to win it.   16 games to select, no Monday night or Thursday night games.   My picks are in underlined bold print, Mike's and Eli's are here.

Week 16 Results
TransGriot        11-5
Eli Blake            8-8
Mike Watts        9-7

2013 Season Record
TransGriot      132-107-1
Eli                  150-89-1
Mike              146-93-1

NFL Week 17

Sunday Noon Games
Cleveland at Pittsburgh
Washington at NY Giants
Baltimore at Cincinnati
Houston at Tennessee
Jacksonville at Indianapolis
NY Jets at Miami
Detroit at Minnesota
Carolina at Atlanta

Sunday Afternoon Games
Tampa Bay at New Orleans
Buffalo at New England
St Louis at Seattle
Green Bay at Chicago
San Francisco at Arizona
Denver at Oakland
Kansas City at San Diego

Sunday Night Game
Philadelphia at Dallas


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