We just made Week 11 look easy – Robert DuCharme: a perfect 14-for-14; Dennis Garcia: a perfect 14-for-14; Gridiron Guru: 13-for-14.
Of course, it took a trio of overtime games to break right, including the Jaguars’ shocker in Houston, but they broke right in the end for DuCharme, Garcia and the Guru.
If the Rams hadn’t laid an egg on their own St. Louis gridiron against the Jets, I would’ve had a perfect scorecard, too. Nonetheless, I ran my overall record to a much more respectable 96-63 with that effort.
DuCharme of Cedar Park, Texas, won the national Gridiron Green, while Garcia of Durango won our local Green.
The overall lead still is shared by “tholeman” and “edonelan” with 113 points, and “tholeman” leads the Gridiron Gold with the same total.
Week 12 – nobody sits; everybody plays.
Thursday, Nov. 22
Houston at Detroit, 10:30 a.m. (KCNC, KREZ) – I’m going to give the Texans’ D a mulligan. Pick: Texans, 35-26; Line: Texans by 3.
Washington at Dallas, 2:15 p.m. (KASA) – RG3, welcome to Big D. Pick: Redskins, 24-20. Line: Cowboys by 3.
New England at N.Y. Jets, 6:20 p.m. (KOBF, KUSA) – Call me crazy, but I’m picking away, away, away for all three of our gobble, gobble, gobble games. Pick: Patriots, 33-16. Line: Patriots by 6½.
Sunday, Nov. 25
Denver at Kansas City, 11 a.m. (KCNC, KREZ; KRSJ 100.5 FM) – It doesn’t get any easier than this. Pick: Broncos, 31-10. Line: Broncos by 10½.
Minnesota at Chicago, 11 a.m. (KASA) – With Cutler, a W; without Cutler, an L. Pick: Vikings, 17-16. Line: Off.
Oakland at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. – Dalton to Green, and Raiders fade to black. Pick: Bengals, 33-17. Line: Bengals by 8.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 11 a.m. – No Big Ben and no Byron but a Batch. I smell an upset in the Dawg Pound. Pick: Browns, 13-9. Line: Steelers by 1.
Buffalo at Indianapolis, 11 a.m. – Don’t look now, but the Colts are eyeing a playoff spot. Pick: Colts, 30-24. Line: Colts by 3.
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. – Did the real Justin Blackmon stand up? Pick: Jaguars, 20-17. Line: Titans by 3.
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m. – I’m calling upset. Pick: Bucs, 30-27. Line: Falcons by 1.
Seattle at Miami, 11 a.m. – Seahawks are due for a road win. Pick: Seahawks, 22-17. Line: Seahawks by 3.
Baltimore at San Diego, 2:05 p.m. – From Von Miller to Terrell Suggs. Good luck, Chargers. Pick: Ravens, 28-20. Line: Ravens by 1.
St. Louis at Arizona, 2:25 p.m. – Beanie Wells is back and just in time. (See: Week 12, 2011). Pick: Cardinals, 17-10. Line: Cardinals by 2½.
San Francisco at New Orleans, 2:25 p.m. (KASA) – Well now, this should be fun. Pick: Saints, 27-21. Line: 49ers by 2½.
Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 6:20 p.m. (KOBF, KUSA) – The Packers’ win streak is smoke and mirrors. I’ll take the Giants off the bye week. Pick: Giants, 28-27. Line: Giants by 2½.
Monday, Nov. 26
Carolina at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) – Believe it or not, the Eagles are favorites. Not for me. Pick: Panthers, 14-13. Line: Eagles by 2½.