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Gonzogeek's Pigskin Picks: WEEK TWELVE

Thanksgiving. A time to be thankful. A time to remember all of the strife and hardship that has befallen you throughout the course of the year and throw it away. A time to look into the faces of your family and tell them how much you truly and deeply love each and ev……OH! GO GO GO GO!!!! GET IN THE END ZONE! GO GO GO! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!! That’s what I’m thankful for. That the fine folks in the NFL provide us with the greatest sport on earth to watch as a distraction from the drunken diatribes from family telling you that you aren’t good enough. Well ya know what, MA?!?! I’m in first place over on Gonzogeek.com!! So shut up and drink your Evan Williams AND GET OFF OF MY BACK!!!! Whoa….what just happened? I blacked out for a minute.

This Thanksgiving Thursday, I have several things to be thankful for. I’m thankful that the replacement refs were re-replaced. I’m thankful that even though they have been trounced this season on more than one occasion,my Titans are still in the playoff hunt. I’m also thankful that the Houston Texans are atop the AFC (regardless of their place in the Titans division, I still love the Texans as a “if we can’t win it all, hopefully they can” team).Most obviously though, I’m thankful that I’m atop the Gonzogeek standings. Last week, I broke the coveted triple digit mark. After a fantastic week across the board on the website (The Mayor of Parts Unknown was only one game away from aperfect score this week [Woo! I’m still the only one!]), I still lead the way with 102 points. Mayor has got 99 points (but a bitch ain’t one) and is now in second place again. Stephe is a mere five tenths of a point (for you Mathletes out there, that’s a half point) behind El Jefe. Bruce is rockin a 92 while Chris is sportin an 89. Things are close at the top AND at the bottom. We need to decide what type of hell shall befall the individual who comes in last. LAST PLACE HOLDS SPOTS FOR HALL H AT SDCC!!!!!

Having said that, this week will definitely be a topsy turvy one. The group only completely agreed on two games, so look for several place changes in week twelve. I’m thankful for competition. And bourbon. Mostly bourbon.

 

SPOTLIGHT GAME: GREEN BAY PACKERS VS. NEW YORK GIANTS

HUNTER: Does anyone remember the beginning of the season? These two perennial postseason powerhouses were scraping the bottom of the barrel. It was depressing for the G-Men and the Cheeseheads. However, the stabilizers for the NFL season kicked in and they are now at the tops of their divisions.The Packers have, however, looked better in recent weeks. And besides, the Giants don’t start blowing people’s minds until mid to late December while the Packers don’t start disappointing people until January. PICK: PACKERS

BRUCE: Our game of the week will be a good one if the Giants show up to play. Unfortunately, you don't know from week to week what you'll get with the Giants. PICK: PACKERS

STEPHE: PICK: PACKERS

CHRIS: The Giants have a better defense. The Giants have a better running game. The Giants are playing at home…..oh, that’s right. That’s not a good thing. The Giants need the game more, but the Giants are once again having an awful November. The Giants have no answer for Aaron Rodgers. I’m going to pick the Giants anyway. Why change now? This is probably why I’m in last place. PICK: GIANTS

MAYOR: So! This week's featured matchup pits the Packers against the Giants. Let's fire up the ole MES and see how this will work. The Giants have the obvious size advantage. BUT... the Packers are named after the Indian Packing Company. So they're used to... er... canning and shipping stuff. I'm not sure how that'd help. Andre the Giant defeats (noted Cheesehead) Adam Pearce! PICK: GIANTS by squashing

REST OF THE PICKS

HOUSTON TEXANS VS. DETROIT LIONS

HUNTER: TEXANS

BRUCE: The first Turkey Day game in franchise history. Look for them to put on a show.TEXANS

STEPHE: TEXANS

CHRIS: TEXANS

MAYOR: TEXANS by wrangling (since that secession thing didn't work out so well last week)

WASHINGTON REDSKINS VS. DALLAS COWBOYS

HUNTER: COWBOYS

BRUCE: REDSKINS

STEPHE: COWBOYS

CHRIS: REDSKINS

MAYOR: REDSKINS by ambush (known in the DC tribe as the RG3 scramble)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS VS. NEW YORK JETS

HUNTER: PATRIOTS

BRUCE: PATRIOTS

STEPHE: They won't, but I have a streak to continue. JETS (EDITOR’S NOTE: Ya gotta respect the guy for his consistency.)

CHRIS: PATRIOTS

MAYOR: PATRIOTS by skirmish line

MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS. CHICAGO BEARS

HUNTER: VIKINGS

BRUCE: VIKINGS

STEPHE: BEARS

CHRIS: VIKINGS

MAYOR: BEARS by mauling

OAKLAND RAIDERS VS. CINCINNATI BENGALS

HUNTER: RAIDERS

BRUCE: BENGALS

STEPHE: BENGALS

CHRIS: BENGALS

MAYOR:  BENGALS by devouring

PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS. CLEVELAND BROWNS

HUNTER: The Steelers are starting a third string QB? Batch ain’t better than Romo. BROWNS

BRUCE: STEELERS

STEPHE: STEELERS

CHRIS: STEELERS

MAYOR:  STEELERS by smelting

BUFFALO BILLS VS. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

HUNTER: COLTS

BRUCE: COLTS

STEPHE: COLTS

CHRIS: COLTS

MAYOR: BILLS by stampede (EDITOR’S NOTE: I feel like thiswas going to be a stampede either way in the MES.)

TENNESSEE TITANS VS. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

HUNTER: TITANS

BRUCE: TITANS

STEPHE: TITANS

CHRIS: TITANS

MAYOR: JAGUARS byclawing

DENVER BRONCOS VS. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

HUNTER: BRONCOS

BRUCE: BRONCOS

STEPHE: BRONCOS

CHRIS: BRONCOS

MAYOR: BRONCOS by bucking

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS VS. MIAMI DOLPHINS

HUNTER: DOLPHINS

BRUCE: DOLPHINS

STEPHE: SEAHAWKS

CHRIS: SEAHAWKS

MAYOR: SEAHAWKS by a feather

ATLANTA FALCONS VS. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

HUNTER: FALCONS

BRUCE: FALCONS

STEPHE: BUCS

CHRIS: FALCONS

MAYOR: BUCS by 10 yarrrrd touchdown run

BALTIMORE RAVENS VS. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

HUNTER: RAVENS

BRUCE: RAVENS

STEPHE: RAVENS

CHRIS: RAVENS

MAYOR: CHARGERS by frontal assault

ST. LOUIS RAMS VS. ARIZONA CARDINALS

HUNTER: RAMS

BRUCE: CARDINALS

STEPHE: CARDINALS

CHRIS: RAMS

MAYOR: RAMS by headbuttery

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS VS. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

HUNTER: NINERS

BRUCE: SAINTS

STEPHE: NINERS

CHRIS: SAINTS

MAYOR: SAINTS by marching

CAROLINA PANTHERS VS. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

HUNTER: EAGLES

BRUCE: EAGLES

STEPHE: PANTHERS

CHRIS: EAGLES

MAYOR: PANTHERS by devouring

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