Holliday travel, snow on the east coast, all kinds of fun for this weeks edition of LS&J. The first lock of the week is one of the undefeated teams will lose. Oh, yeah, that was Nawlen’s last night.
The real first lock of the week is the Jets will beat the Falcons today. The Jets have been a streaky team all year, but thankfully for them they are playing the Falcons. Matt Ryan & Co. have been struggling the last part of the year. Ryan has been injured, Turner has missed some games, and may miss today’s. The Jets are looking for the playoffs and they will win this game and hopefully the AFC playoff picture may clear a little bit by Monday night. Jets win 23 – 17.
The second lock is Tennessee over the Dolphins. The Titans are wishing the season started in October because then they would be a playoff team. They still have an outside shot, but they have to win out and have some help along the way. The Dolphins need some help too, but the Titans have the momentum. Vince, Kerry, doesn’t matter, the two biggest things for the Titans are Chris Johnson and confidence. Titans win 24-20.
The first shock is the Packers over the Steelers. The Steelers are reeling and the Packers are on a roll. The roll continues in Steel town and Pittsburgh fans wonder what might have been. The Steelers will miss the playoffs and become one of the first defending Super Bowl champions to miss the playoffs. The Packers win 27-17.
The second shock will be the 49ers beating the Philadelphia Eagles. The 9ers D has been decent all year, and they will limit the big play and thus taking away the potency of the Eagles offense. This will muddy the waters for the NFC East, but I assume that won’t be decided until Week 17 anways. The 49ers will win 20-17 in a squeaker on the road.
Matt Schaub gets to play the hapless Rams today and that means throwing the ball all over the field. Andre Johnson as always will be a huge beneficiary but Schaub will find more than just Johnson open. Schaub will throw for 300 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Chris Johnson will be huge for the Titans when they beat the Dolphins. He will run for 125 yards, catch probably 50 yards, and of course score at least two touchdowns. Johnson may not get to 2,000 yards on the season but it will come down to the last game of year.
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