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Steelers at Patriots, Week 13

From the Associated Press: New England and Pittsburgh have met twice this decade in AFC championship games. Their game in Foxborough on Sunday isn't as critical as those were, but it certainly has serious playoff implications, especially for the Patriots....

By David Larimer | November 29, 2008; 03:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jaguars at Texans, Week 13

From the Associated Press: HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans envisioned being in a better position for their Monday night debut. After last year's franchise-best 8-8 finish they hoped to be competing for a playoff spot when December rolled around. Instead...

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 07:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bears at Vikings, Week 13

From the Associated Press: MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings under coach Brad Childress have been defined so far by a decent defense, unreliable offense and an overall record with more defeats than victories. Perhaps the prevailing image, though, of the...

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 07:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Saints at Buccaneers, Week 13

From the Associated Press: TAMPA -- Jeff Garcia listened to a reporter rattling off the names of some older quarterbacks who are lighting up the NFL. He was not the least bit surprised to hear he wasn't on the list....

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 07:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Broncos at Jets, Week 13

From the Associated Press: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The eye-popping strength in Jay Cutler's right arm has earned him lots of flattering comparisons, as well as lofty expectations. "He's very talented," Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said. "He has...

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 07:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Falcons at Chargers, Week 13

From the Associated Press: SAN DIEGO -- Talk about a role reversal. Before the season started, it would have been easy to imagine the San Diego Chargers streaking toward another AFC West title at this point, while the Atlanta Falcons...

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 07:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Colts at Browns, Week 13

From the Associated Press: CLEVELAND -- The losses are piling up, the coach and general manager are under intense scrutiny, the future quarterback is finished for the season and the loyal fans are revolting. These are dreary days for the...

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 07:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens at Bengals, Week 13

From the Associated Press: CINCINNATI -- As strange as it sounds, Willie Anderson has fond memories of this place. Not winning memories, of course. During his 12 seasons with the Bengals, the Pro Bowl right tackle experienced only one winning...

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 07:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

49ers at Bills, Week 13

From the Associated Press: ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Linebacker Takeo Spikes returns for the first time to Buffalo much like he left the Bills a little over two years ago: A proud, determined player who remains driven to fill the...

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 03:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs at Raiders, Week 13

From the Associated Press: OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tom Cable has been well-schooled in the history of the Raiders-Chiefs rivalry from his days growing up an Oakland fan. From the days of Len Dawson and Hank Stram against John Madden and...

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 02:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dolphins at Rams, Week 13

From the Associated Press: ST. LOUIS -- In April, the Dolphins and Rams both went Long with the first two picks of the draft. Thanks to astute use of the No. 1 overall selection and other moves that have panned...

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 02:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Panthers at Packers, Week 13

From the Associated Press: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers both believe they're better than the scores of their last games would indicate. But only the Panthers can point to their record as evidence. At...

By David Larimer | November 28, 2008; 02:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sunday Line Chatter, Week 13: Intro

larimerd2000: Howdy, pilgrims! Granted, that isn't a Thanksgiving greeting at all, but it will suffice for a special pre-Thanksgiving Sunday Line chat bielerd: Ah, the holiday season. One that the Lions have been enjoying all year. Matt Bonesteel: A VERY...

By David, Des and Matt | November 26, 2008; 02:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sunday Line Chatter, Week 13: Thanksgiving Menu

Tennessee (-11) at Detroit Matt Bonesteel: The Lions are 4-0 ATS as a double-digit underdog, BUT 0-5 ATS at home this season. bielerd: I've been playing the Detroit-has-to-win-one-outright-at-some-point-so-it's-at-least-a-godd-bet-to-cover card for a while, but not here Matt Bonesteel: They're truly awful...

By David, Des and Matt | November 26, 2008; 02:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sunday Line Chatter, Week 13: Games We Want to Watch

NY Giants (-3 1/2) at Washington larimerd2000: Discusssion point: Are the Giants at that point the Pats were last season, where you can't pick against them? Matt Bonesteel: Yeah, but the Pats weren't exactly covering machines last season. larimerd2000: I'm...

By David, Des and Matt | November 26, 2008; 02:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sunday Line Chatter, Week 13: Games We Might Want to Watch

Indianapolis (-4 1/2) at Cleveland Matt Bonesteel: Brady Quinn out for the season. larimerd2000: Which isn't the biggest loss in the world, with Anderson backing him up larimerd2000: I know Anderson hasn't been very good this year, but at least...

By David, Des and Matt | November 26, 2008; 01:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sunday Line Chatter, Week 13: Games We'll Skip in Favor of Eating Leftovers

Miami (-7 1/2) at St. Louis Matt Bonesteel: I have no theme music, unlike my compatriots. What i do have is A SHARP SHOVEL AND AN OUTSTANDING WILL. Matt Bonesteel: So I'll lock the Dolphins. The Rams haven't covered in...

By David, Des and Matt | November 26, 2008; 01:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seattle at Dallas, Week 13

In the Seahawks' last two games, against the Cardinals and the Redskins, Seattle had given itself an opportunity to win. Down 26-20 to Arizona on Nov. 16, the Seahawks got the ball back at their 28-yard line with 2:05 to...

By Matthew Bonesteel | November 26, 2008; 01:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Week 13 Picks Chart

The big board.

By David, Des and Matt | November 26, 2008; 01:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Arizona at Philadelphia, Week 13

While you pass the turkey, they'll pass the football.

By David Larimer | November 26, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tennessee at Detroit, Week 13

LenDale White is mad, but the Lions could turn that frown upside-down

By Desmond Bieler | November 25, 2008; 10:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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