By The Numbers: Week 12, 2018

Another heartbreaker last Thursday. Coming off of a short week, the Packers flew into Seattle and started off with a dominant performance. Three things changed the game. Crosby missed one kick early in the game which would have meant a tie at the end of the game. Then, there was an incomplete pass by the Seahawks that was challenged resulting in the pass being deemed a catch, which ended up leading to another “catch” that McCarthy should have challenged and didn’t. This resulted in what would be the game winning touchdown. Also, who the fuck punts on 4th and 2 when you have one of the best QBs in the league and a hot running back? Anyway, what’s done is done. I wouldn’t say we’re out of playoff contention just yet, but it’s not looking so great. Let’s grade last week’s picks:

Packers 28, Seahawks 21
Cowboys 21, Falcons 17 – Correct
Bengals 27, Ravens 21
Panthers 24, Lions 13
Titans 30, Colts 16
Buccs 21, Giants 20
Texans 20, Redskins 10 – Correct
Steelers 27, Jaguars 20 – Correct
Cardinals 13, Raiders 10
Chargers 31, Broncos 23
Saints 35, Eagles 21 – Correct
Bears 27, Vikings 23 – Correct
Rams 30, Chiefs 27 – Correct

6-7 on the week, my worst score in weeks. This brings my season total to 92-78. A couple more bad weeks like this and I’ll drop below .500 again. Well, let’s see if we can do better next week:

Bears 27, Lions 21
Redskins 28, Cowboys 24
Saints 35, Falcons 21
Ravens 30, Raiders 14
Jags 21, Bills 10
Panthers 26, Seahawks 23
Bengals 28, Browns 7
Patriots 31, Jets 17
Giants 20, Eagles 10
Buccs 24, 49ers 21
Chargers 23, Cardinals 13
Dolphins 28, Colts 21
Steelers 31, Broncos 30
Packers 27, Vikings 21
Texans 24, Titans 20

Fingers crossed for a better week, both here on the column and for my team. If we can just finish out the game without a penalty that costs us the win, we should be able to beat the Vikes like we really should have back at the beginning of the season. That tie should be in our win column, and 5-5 does sound better than 4-5-1, but I’ll take 5-5-1 after this week. Go Pack Go!