Sorry, FanNation, it turns out I'm human. Having been sick much of this week, and thus not at work, I haven't had a chance to work on The House, Let's Play a Game, or the NAPOs, all of which are dependant on files I keep at the office computer. So they won't be happening this week.
However, there will still be a predictions blog - you'll get all my predictions for Sunday's games during my debate with Josh on Friday. And you'll get my Thanksgiving predictions right now.
Green Bay at Detroit - Well, my logic in picking Detroit last week was that they hadn't lost yet at home. Now they have, and they're facing a better quarterback, a better running back, an equally intimidating pass rush, and a better coach. Of course, it is a divisional rivalry, and those often make for intriguing upsets, but I don't like Detroit's mindset right now, and I love Green Bay's. The Pack's gonna establish a nearly insurmountable edge in the division lead, and thank God John Madden isn't on Fox anymore. Brett Favre and turducken? Get the mop, someone. That man is going to be drooling something awful, wherever he is. Packers 26, Lions 13. Game MVP: Aaron Kampman - 5 tackles, 2 sacks, FF, FR, TD
NY Jets at Dallas - The Jets finally took one last week, and against the Steelers, no less. The problem is, with the Jets, you know it's going to be close late in the fourth, and do they really think they can do anything about T.O.? Romo's gonna find him. And now the Jets won't have the advantage of being potentially underestimated anymore. The Cowboys get the win, and it'll be easier than it looks as Dallas gets the first 10-1 start of its history. Jets 19, Cowboys 22. Game MVP: Tony Romo - 31 for 40 passing, 322 yds, 3 TDs, INT
Indianapolis at Atlanta - No rest for the weary...the banged-up Colts get an early game. Fortunately, they're playing Atlanta. The Falcons lost big against a Cover 2 defense last week vs. Tampa Bay; expect the same here. Sure, Manning might continue to struggle without Harrison (can you believe his TD/INT ratio the past 3 weeks is 3/8?!), but Addai will rack up the yards and put enough points on the board to keep Atlanta out of reach. And hopefully, Vinatieri won't have to kick anything over 30 yards, since he's 0 for his last 4. Colts 28, Falcons 6. Game MVP: Joseph Addai - 29 rushes for 165 yds, 2 TDs, 5 catches for 111 yds, TD.
So yeah, more predictions to come on Friday. And again, sorry about this week.