Predictem NFL Archives: November 2011 Through February 2012

Rumors: Word on the street is that Giants WR Mario Manningham may follow former NYG offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan to Tampa Bay. Manningham has supposedly been quoted as saying that he’d like to play in warmer weather as well. The move would make sense as it’s clear that he’s 3rd fiddle in NY behind Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. - 2/27

Super Bowl XLVI Game Preview and Betting Prediction:
New York Giants vs. New England Patriots Pick (6:29PM EST) - 2/5

Super Bowl XLVI Proposition Bets - Badger lists a few prop bets from Bovada Sportsbook and gives picks for each. - 2/5

Colts Name New Coach: The Indianapolis Colts have named Chuck Pagano as their new Head Coach. Pagano comes highly rated as he was a very successful defensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens. - 1/26

TB Close to Hiring Coach: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are rumored to be close to signing Rutgers Coach Greg Schiano to lead their team. - 1/26

Good Deal for Goodell: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s conract has been extended through the year 2018. - 1/25

Raiders Hire New Coach: Oakland has hired former Broncos Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen to lead the team. - 1/24

Conference Championship Previews and Predictions:
Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots Pick (12PM EST)
New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick (6:30PM EST) - 1/22

Sunday NFC Divisional Playoffs Game Preview and Bet Recommendation:
Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick (1PM EST)
New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers Pick - (4:30PM EST) - 1/15

Saturday Divisional Playoffs Previews and Picks:
New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick (4:30PM EST)
Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots Pick (8PM EST) - 1/14

Sunday NFL Wildcard Game Analysis and Plays:
Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants Pick (1PM EST)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos Pick (4:30PM EST) - 1/8

Saturday NFL Wildcard Playoffs Game Previews and Predictions:
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans Pick (4:30PM EST)
Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (8PM EST) - 1/7

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Week 17 NFL Game Previews and Picks:
Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots Pick (1PM EST)
Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Pick
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick
Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins Pick
Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints Pick
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Pick (8:20PM EST) - 1/1

Week 16 MNF Preview and Prediction to Cover:
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (8:30PM EST) - 12/26

Christmas Day NFL:
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Pick (8:30PM EST) - 12/25

Week 16 Saturday NFL Previews and Picks:
New York Giants vs. New York Jets Pick (1PM EST)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans Pick
Denver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills Pick
Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins Pick
Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick
Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick (4PM EST)
San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick
San Diego Chargers vs. Detroit Lions Pick - 12/24

Week 16 Thursday Night Football:
Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick (8:20PM EST) - 12/22

Post Week 15 - Pre Week 16 NFL Injuries: Browns QB Colt McCoy is questionable (concussion) for Week 16. Vikings G Steve Hutchinson has been diagnosed with a concussion and is doubtful for week 16. This is a big loss for the Vikes and their running game as Hutchinson is one of the best blockers in the NFL. Bengals WR AJ Green has a sprained shoulder and is questionable for week 16. Seahawks WR Mike Williams suffered a fractured ankle and fibula. He’ll miss the rest of the season. Packers T Derek Sherrod will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Giants TE Jake Ballard sprained his knee and is ? for Week 16. Bears WR Johnny Knox was taken off in an ambulance with a back injury. He’s out indefinitely. - 12/19

Week 15 Monday Night Football:
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick (8:30PM EST) - 12/19

Sunday Week 15 NFL Game Previews and Plays:
New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick (1PM EST)
Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants Pick
Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills Pick
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick
Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears Pick
Cincinnati Bengals vs. St. Louis Rams Pick
New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos Pick (4PM EST)
New York Jets vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick
Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders Pick
Cleveland Browns vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick
Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers Pick (8:20PM EST) - 12/18

Week 15 Saturday Night Football Analysis and Prediction:
Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick (8:20PM EST) - 12/17

Week 15 Thursday Night Football:
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (8:30PM EST) - 12/15

Post Week 14 - Pre Week 15 Injuries/Notes: Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb suffered a concussion last week and is ? for Week Fifteen. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is questionable with multiple injuries. Charlie Batch would start if Big Ben can’t go. Vikings QB Christian Ponder is probable. Dallas RB DeMarco Murray injured his ankle and is out for the rest of the season. Felix Jones should see a ton of carries this week. Steelers LB James Harrison was suspended for 1 game for his hit on Colt McCoy. The Dallas Cowboys have signed free agent RB Sammy Morris. Packers RB James Starks is questionable with an ankle issue. Raiders RB Darren McFadden is doubtful for week 15. Giants DL Osi Umenyiora is not expected to play. Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck is questionable but many believe the Titans are leaning towards giving Jake Locker a shot to see what he can do. It’d be the right time, as the Colts are playing a very weak Indy defense. Packers WR Greg Jennings sprained his knee and will likely sit the remaining games of the regular season. The KC Chiefs are not naming a starter yet. This has many believing that either Ricky Stanzi will get a shot or that Kyle Orton may be healthy enough to give it a go. Jets DB Jim Leonhard will miss the rest of the season with a torn right patellar tendon. Ben Roethlisberger’s injury has been diagnosed as a grade 1 high ankle sprain. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is probably for week 15. Ravens LB Ray Lewis is proable vs. the Chargers. Titans backup RB Javon Ringer had surgery on his hand and will miss the remainder of the season. - 12/13

He Gone! The Miami Dolphins have fired HC Tony Sparano. - 12/12

Week 14 MNF Preview and Bet Recommendation:
St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick (8:30PM EST) - 12/12

Chiefs Fire Coach: KC has fired HC Todd Haley. He led the team to a 5-8 record. While the move isn’t surprising, it’s not really Haley’s fault. After losing LB Brandon Siler, Tony Moeaki, Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles, QB Matt Cassell to injury, how could anybody expect him to put a winner on the field? - 12/12

Week 14 Sunday NFL Previews and Picks:
New Orleans Saints vs. Tennessee Titans Pick (1PM EST)
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Miami Dolphins Pick
New England Patriots vs. Washington Redskins Pick
Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick
Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick
Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Jets Pick
Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers Pick (4PM EST)
Chicago Bears vs. Denver Broncos Pick
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick
Buffalo Bills vs. San Diego Chargers Pick
New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick (8:20PM EST) - 12/11

Week 14 Thursday NFL Game Preview:
Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick (8:20PM EST) - 12/8

Week 13 Monday Night Football Preview and Pick:
San Diego Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick (8:30PM EST) - 12/5

Week 13 Sunday NFL Games: We were short on time this week and were unable to get NFL previews up. Please refer to the right menu Armchair Quarterback link for our best available picks this week! *We’ll have a MNF preview posted by Monday afternoon.

Week 13 Thursday Night Football:
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick (8:20PM EST)

Post Week 12 - Pre Week 13 NFL Injuries: Steelers DB Troy Polamalu suffered concussion-like symptoms on Monday vs. the Chiefs. He’s probable for next week. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is doubtful for week 13 as he’s recovering from a high ankle sprain. A.P. is one tough SOB though, so don’t count him out entirely. Eagles QB Michael Vick is ? for Thursday’s game at Seattle. Many don’t expect him to play though. The Texans have lost their 2nd QB for the season. Matt Leinart has a broken collarbone. T.J. Yates will start. Ravens LB Ray Lewis is doubtful for Week 13. Raiders RB Darren McFadden is doutful for Week 13. Vikings WR Michael Jenkins is ? for week 13 with a bum knee. Lions RB Kevin Smith is ? for week 13.

Suh: The Lions DL is expected to be suspended for his Thanksgiving Day “curb stomp”. - 11/27

Huh? The Chiefs say they’re sticking with Palko at QB but don’t be surprised if they start Kyle Orton this week. Palko’s MNF performance was one of the worst in NFL history. - 11/27

Helu-lujah! The Skins appear to be ready to go with Roy Helu as their starting RB, a move that is long overdue. - 11/27

Random Babble: Cinci WR AJ Green is absolutely sick! - 11/27

Week 12 MNF Preview and Pick:
New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/28

Week 12 Sunday NFL Previews and Predictions:
Minnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (1PM EST)
Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets Pick
Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders Pick (4PM EST)
Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers Pick
New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick
Washington Redskins vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/27

Week 12 Thanksgiving Day NFL Games:
Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Pick (12:30PM EST)
Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick (4:15PM EST)
San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/24

Bills RB Done for Season: Fred Jackson has gone down with a broken leg. C.J. Spiller will now get his shot to be the starter. - 11/23

Interesting Note: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is expected to operate out of the shotgun to protect his injured thumb. - 11/22

Broncos Cut QB: Denver QB Kyle Orton has been waived. - 11/22

Post Week 11 - Pre Week 12 Injuries: - Bears QB Jay Cutler has a broken thumb and is out indefinitely. WR Donald Jones (ankle) was placed on IR and will miss the rest of the season. Darrius Heyward-Bey will likely miss week 12 with a concussion, neck and back injury. Packers RB James Starks will be a gametime decision with knee/ankle issues. Calvin Johnson (ankle) is probable for the Thanksgiving game. Ravens LB Ray Lewis is ? for Thursday. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a high ankle sprain and will miss week 12. Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck is ? for week 12 with arm/elbow problems. An announcement regarding his week 12 status is expected to be made on Friday 11/25. Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw is doubtful for week 12. Falcons WR Julio Jones is ? this week. Bills RB Fred Jackson is questionable with a calf injury. Bengals WR AJ Green is questionable for week 12. If he’s unable to go, Jereome Simpson will continue to see a bunch of targets. Browns RB Peyton Hillis is out again. Texans WR Andre Johnson is expected to return this week. Eagles QB Michael Vick is doubtful. Ravens LB Ray Lewis is doubtful, but something tells me that he’ll find a way to get on the field for a Thanksgiving Day game. - 11/22

Bears QB Injured: Chicago QB Jay Cutler broke his thumb and could miss the rest of the regular season. - 11/21

Week 11 MNF Analysis and Pick:
Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/21

Week 11 Sunday NFL Game Previews and Picks:
Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins Pick (1PM EST)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers Pick
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/20

Week 11 Thursday NFL Preview and Pick:
New York Jets vs. Denver Broncos Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/17

Post Week 10 - Pre Week 11 NFL Injuries: Broncos RB Willis McGahee tweaked his hammy and is (?) for Thursday’s game vs. the NYJ. Texans QB Matt Schaub has been diagnosed with Lisfranc (foot problem) and may miss the rest of the season. Matt Leinart will start in his place. Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson will miss Thursday’s game with knee issues. Eagles QB Michael Vick has broken ribs and is doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the NYG. Vince Young would suit up in his place. Arizona QB Kevin Kolb is doubtful for week 11. John Skelton will start again. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a broken thumb but fully intends to play in Week 12. Niners RB Frank Gore is battling through knee/ankle injuries and will be limited Sunday. Kendall Hunter should see most of the carries. Falcons WR Julio Jones is (?) with a hammy. Raiders RB Darren McFadden will miss Week 11 vs. Minny. The Vikings crappy secondary took 2 more hits as CB Antoine Winfield broke his clavicle and S Husain Abdullah sustained a concussion on Monday. Jets WR Jeremy Kerley suffered a left knee inj. and is doubtful for Thursday. Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is out indefinitely after having hand surgery. Tyler Palko takes over starting Quarterback duties. Rams CB Al Harris tor his right ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Skins WR Leonard Hankerson tore his labrum in his right hip and will miss the rest of the season (OUCH!) Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno will miss the rest of the season with a torn right ACL. Browns RB Peyton Hillis will miss week 11 with his lingering hamstring injury. Eagles DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie tore ligaments in his ankle and will miss extended time. Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin has a shoulder AND hamstring injury and will likely miss week 11. Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. WTF is up with all the Rams players getting hurt? Jags DB Rashean Mathis will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Seahawks WR’s Doug Baldwin and Sidney Rice both suffered concussions in Sunday’s game and are ? for Week 11. - 11/15

Week 10 Monday Night Football Preview and Prediction:
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/14

Week 10 Sunday NFL Previews and Picks:
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (1PM EST)
Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick
Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick
Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
Houston Texans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick
Tennessee Titans vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns Pick
New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick (4PM EST)
New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/13

Week 10 Thursday NFL Game Preview/Selection:
Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/10

Post Week 9 - Pre Week 10 Injuries: Word is Raider RB Darren McFadden will sit out Thursday’s game at SD. Rams WR Greg Salas will miss the rest of the season with a broken leg. Bills DL will miss the rest of the season with an achilles issue. Chargers WR Malcolm Floyd will miss Thursday’s game vs. the Raiders with his hip issue. Bills K Rian Lindell will miss 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury. Browns RB’s Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty will miss week 10. Colts TE Dallas Clark may miss the remainder of the season with a serious leg injury. Cowboys WR Austin Miles will miss 2-4 weeks with a bad hammy. - 11/8

Bye: The Patriots have released underachieving DL Albert Haynesworth. Dude played with NO heart in week 9. The Washington Redskins have waived WR Donte Stallworth. - 11/8

Week 9 Monday Night Football Preview and Pick:
Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/7

Week 9 Sunday NFL Previews and Predictions:
New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Pick (1PM EST)
Atlanta Falcons vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick
San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins Pick
Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Pick
Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick
Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans Pick
New York Giants vs. New England Patriots Pick (4PM EST)
Green Bay Packers vs. San Diego Chargers Pick
Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders Pick
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans Pick
Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/6

Post Week 8 - Pre Week 9 Injuries: Jax WR Mike Sims-Walker hurt his knee and will miss the rest of the season. Cards QB Kevin Kolb was seen walking with a noticable limp in practice. If he can’t go, John Skelton or Richard Bartel would get the call. Sam Bradford suited up for practice but is still ? for Sunday’s game at Arizona. Raiders RB Darren McFadden was seen in a protective boot and on crutches. He’s looking doubtful for week 9. Texans WR Andrew Johnson is ? and likely a gametime decision as he returns from his hamstring injury. Don’t expect them to rush him back vs. the Browns who they should beat handily without him. Browns RB Peyton Hillis didn’t practice Wed. and is doubtful for Week 9 vs. Houston. There is speculation that Chargers QB Philp Rivers is hiding a minor injury that is affecting his play. Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley suffered a concussion on MNF during the Chiefs and will likely miss week 9. Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is ? for Week 9. Giants RB A. Bradshaw is dealing with foot pain but is probable for this week’s game vs. the Pats. Chargers RB Ryan Mathews is unlikely to return from his groin injury. The Raiders have signed free agent WR T.J. Houshmanzadeh. Steelers LB James Farrior is expected to be inactive vs. the Ravens this week with a calf injury. Falcons WR Julio Jones says he feels good and is expected to play this week. Steelers LB Lamar Woodley is out this week with a hammy.

Changing Uni’s: Jacksonville claimed WR Brian Robiskie off waviers. (Waived by Browns). - 11/2

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