by Gerald Udowiczenko
Well that was a close win over the Jets last week. Looks like Lady Luck
may just see me into the post season. But then again, I've just looked
at our remaining games, and its not going to be easy. But at least most
of them are at home.
Thanks to Graham, Stuart & Paul Spence for this week contributions.
L1) @ TN (6-4,
Gerald : Should be a great game. Probably AFC
Game of the Week. Both teams can win games, but the Bills can score a
little easier, which will make the difference. Bills by 3.
Graham : Two teams needing to bounce back from
week 10. Bills look better equipped. BB by 7.
Stuart : Bills bounce back by 7
L1) @ CI (7-3,
Gerald : The Bungals are looking good for the
division. But they will need to stop the running game of the Jest if they're
to win this one. Shouldn't be that tough, but the Jets can surprise you.
Bungals by 3.
Graham : Jets look average this year, and the
Bengals are on a roll at the moment. CI by 10.
Stuart : Close call but Bengals pull through. CI by 3
W1) @ KC (3-7,
Gerald : No comment.
Graham : Playoffs closer for the Pats now,
but they can't afford any slip-ups. Chiefs underachieving. NE by 3.
Stuart : Pats win a low scorer by 2
W1) @ OA (1-9,
Gerald : The Fish are looking good at the moment,
too good (if you're in the same division) and I can't see them slipping
up against the Raiders. But this has been a season of upsets...... Even so,
Fish by 10.
Graham : Surely the Fish won't mess up here
after a great performance last week? MD by 14.
Stuart : Dolphins points machine rolls on by
L6) @ DB (8-2,
Gerald : The Broncos are another team that
are looking very good. The Steelers, haven't been able to do anything
with their 'Net Curtain' and this should be a formality for the Broncos.
But this has been a season of upsets. Steelers by 3.
Graham : It doesn't get any easier for Pat.
Broncos have the AFC best record and should keep it. DB by 13.
Stuart : Broncos too tough. DB by10
W1) @ SS (5-5,
Gerald : Even after last weeks brilliant win.
I can't really see the Browns being able to stop the Hawks. Seahawks by
Graham : Seahawks have Titans wildcard spot
in their sights, and the Browns won't slow them down. SS by 14.
Stuart : Browns end streak at 1. SS by 9
W1) @ MV (7-3,
Gerald : With a nice two game cushion over
the Eagles. Paul must be happy, but I've a feeling the division will be
a lot closer than that, come week 16. Especially as the Cowboys look like
they've found some form. The Vikings surprised the Skins in the playoffs
last season, and I reckon Paul will be looking for some payback. But the
Vikings are no pushovers. So it's going to be a hard forth battle in the
NFC Game of the Week. Skins by 3.
Graham : Game of the Week. Can the Skins get
revenge for last years playoffs? Probably not. MV by 6.
Stuart : Crucial game for both. MV has homefield
and win by 5
L1) @ CB (3-7,
Gerald : I don't know what's happened to the
Eagles (and I bet neither does Jon), but they're going to have to start
sorting it out, as the division slips from view. This week shouldn't be
too hard for the Eagles, but you never know..... Eagles by 10.
Graham : Bad results for both teams last week.
Eagles should be too good all round. PE by 7.
Stuart : Eagles take it out on the Bears. PE
W1) @ NO (5-5,
Gerald : If Stuart can keep the team playing
like they did last week, even if they were lucky (but that's part of the
game as well). Then they could get a wildcard spot. Though I think they
will just fall short, as I think their opponents this week will get it.
Saints by 6.
Graham : Saints lost last week, so probably
a win this week. Such is their season. But not easy. NS by 7.
Stuart : No comment.
L3) @ AF (4-6,
Gerald : Should be an easy win for Baby Nat,
especially if they get the same kind of yardage, they got last week against
the Rams. Falcons by 10.
Graham : Respite for the Falcons 'D'. I was
impressed with Atlanta last week, and they should win. AF by 14.
Stuart : New found running game too much for
cards. AF by 12
W1) @ SR (10-0,
Gerald : Though it would be nice to see that
winning streak broken, I can't see the Lions doing it. Even in this season
of upsets. Rams by 13.
Graham : Lions 'D' deserves respect and we'll
give it to them. But we are at home. SR by 14.
Stuart : Could get ugly. SLR by 21
L1) @ SF (7-3,
Gerald : The 49ers are looking good for one
of the wildcard spots. The Buccs look to be heading the wrong way, well
we can only hope that's the case. It won't be as a convincing win, as
the Niners would want, as the Buccs do seem to have some charmed existence.
But a win is a win is a win. 49ers by 3.
Graham : Buccs slipping out of contention (thank
god!). Niners however are on fire right now. SF by 10.
Stuart : SF are a hard team to beat. Ball control
wins the day. SF by 7
by Graham Canwell (Week 10)
||Another awesome performance by QB Marino, as the Fish edged the
Bills in their Eastern Shootout Part II
||The Pats were again tenacious but to overcome the handicap of an
offence like Cleveland's takes a terrific effort, which the Browns
||Back on top of the East, the Fish secured a famous win over the
||Big chunky ball-control power (yet again) from the Niners.
||No-one has a better D against the long pass than the Niners (as
I discovered) and they really slammed the brakes on the bombing Saints
||Jon doesn't often lose to his divisional rivals, so this was a great
result for the new Dallas coach.
|Barry Switzer Award
||Must have been expecting this. A terrible result for
such a powerful team.
Gerald to Paul M. : As you're no longer writing
the gameplans, and have left it all to baby Nat. How about writing in
(as you've got free time )? Or even let Baby Nat? I'm sure he's
got something to say about the decline of the Falcons?
Gerald to Graham : My schedule is Saints,
Bengals (away), Bills, Titans & Dolphins. A tough one, but here's hoping
that homefield makes all the difference.
Gerald to Stuart C. : I bet that was a sweet
win against the Eagles last week? Keep that up and you never know, you
may overtake the Eagles. As they have looked a bit shaky.
Gerald to Graham : Keep giving Paul S. the
Barry. It's forcing him to write in
Gerald to Graham : You can start using the
e-mail again. As it does make my life easier. Lots less to type, just
Stuart to All : Thanks for the welcome.
Stuart to Jon : I was a touch lucky to win
Paul Spence to Graham : Oy, Canwell. No!
You may be a veritable Dick Vermeil winning Superbowls like they're going
out of fashion. But where do you get off giving ME, yes ME the Switzer
award - and on a rollover when none was picked the previous week. Are
you saying that I doubly deserved the award. Or are you just running scared
because we haven't played yet.
Paul Spence to All the new Coaches : Hello.
Hope you have very successful careers in AB. All except Stuart Clayton
because you're in my division and I intend to stay on top so hopefully
I can mark you down for a couple of wins a season. Very kind of you to
Paul Spence to Graham : Just joking dude.
I thoroughly deserved that award but Tampa Bay is just one of my bogey
teams, coached or not. I had a thought on what to rename the award. Why
not name it after the new Claymores QB - Kevin Daft. Classic name, but
hopefully he'll play better than his name suggests.
Paul Spence to Brucey : You'll have to speak
up, I'm wearing a towel.
Graham to Jon : I hope those weren't chip-shot
Graham to Gerald : You've got the playoffs
in sight now, but Bills and Dolphins still to come looks a daunting prospect.
Graham to Paul M. : That was a good scrap.
That 4th quarter comeback had me a bit worried.
Graham to Stuart G. : Great win!!! I'll be
trying to help you out come week 12.
Graham to Richard : Nothing personal, just
that you're on my schedule and Stuart isn't!!
Well that's all for this week. Please remember to get those e-mails to
be by Friday before the deadline, if you're using Royal Mail, the Saturday
before the deadline. Any later than that, and I probably won't be able
to use your contributions.