Ho Ho Ho y’all, it’s Christmas time in the NFL!
With an expanded NFL season, COVID in the rear view’ish mirror, and AB once again suspended, it’s time to Dec the Halls in this early December podcast.
Wade McElwain and Ryan Cull are here with their Week 13 predictions, picks and general gut feels for what lies ahead this weekend.
Many of you/us are already finding that your NFL Fantasy season is almost over, to those of you are already out-we sympathise and can offer you a few nuggets of information to take into your long walk into summer.
Among some of the games the guys discuss for Week 13 includes:
-7.5 Vikings (5-6) vs Lions (0-10-1) +46.5
Oh Minnesota, what does the future hold?
The Vikings have been disrupting the chances of some of the league’s top contenders, while keeping themselves on the periphery of qualifying.
Kirk Cousins has been trashable, while losing Dalvin Cook is going to affect their chances the next few weeks.
The poor, poor, Detroit Lions.
Like the vacant city that birthed them, the team is lacking hope moving forward.
Ryan thinks that the Vikes will open a can of whoop-ass on the sad Lions, kicking them to the curb in an epic beatdown.
Wade likes the Vikings to keep the game close-but not too close, as has been most of their games this season.
Ryan- Vikings 37 Lions 17
Wade- Vikings 28 Lions 20
-10 Colts (6-6) vs Texans (2-9) +45.5
The Colts smell blood in the water around the struggling Titans, opening up a chance for them to make a playoff run on the back of some great games as of late.
It’s still Carson Wentz at QB though…
The Texans were never in this season, but they have made some games trouble for some of the top teams, as they act as a Christmas gremlin moving towards the post season.
Ryan likes Jonathan Taylor and the Colts to do a runner on the Texans, laying an epic beatdown that will be felt throughout the league.
Wade remembers that the Colts often lose to bad teams, and the Texans are a bad team, which is why he thinks it will be closer than people think.
Ryan- Colts 33 Texans 17
Wade- Colts 28 Texans 24
Giants (4-7) vs -4 Dolphins (5-7) + 41
This could easily be the contender for ‘worst game on Sunday’, as these two teams meet in a Miami stinker.
New York has been a real disappointment this season, with Saquon going down quick, and Daniel Jones struggling to command leadership of the team.
Firing Jason Garrett was just the tip of a very dirty member.
Ryan likes the G-Men to overcome this week, even if it looks like Mike Glennon will be under the hood. He’s tipping big blue to not only upset, but potentially win this one.
Wade likes the way Tua has been playing as of late, and that a nice warm home bath, should help the Dolphins focus on getting win number 6.
Ryan- Giants 23 Dolphins 20
Wade- Dolphins 21 Giants 13
Washington FT (5-6) vs -2.5 Raiders (6-5) +50
Washington started the season as snitches who need stitches, but have quietly been dismantling some of the league’s top teams.
Even without a premier QB, Washington has relied on short passes and a solid running game.
Las Vegas has had a season to forget, with enough drama to start a new Bravo network.
Derek Carr continues to chew up the yards, despite not having too many tools to toss to.
Ryan is a Raider this weekend, as he likes Las Vegas to double down on the FT, and pull out a big win at home.
Wade thinks that WFT is still not done wrecking the futures of teams, and likes them to run over Vegas in an upset.
Ryan- Raiders 23 WFT 17
Wade- WFT 30 Raiders 24
Pack at Home
Anyone who is a fan of ‘The Office’ knows that Brian Baumgartner is freaking awesome as Kevin.
So it only makes sense for the Green Bay Packers to be the biggest ‘Office’ fans, given that Aaron Rodgers is the only NFL QB to make an appearance on the show.
What would happen if Kevin from ‘The Office’ looked after the stadium during the bye week?
Sports Bar December
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See you Sunday.