Friday December 4, 2009

Welcome to my 13th week of NFL picks. I went 12-4 with my picks, bringing my total for the season 119-57 (not counting Thursday’s game). Here is a recap of last week (the X stands for the picks I got wrong):

Week 12
THU, NOV 26 TIME (ET)

TV

Green Bay at Detroit 12:30 PM

FOX

Oakland at Dallas 4:15 PM

CBS

NY Giants at Denver 8:20 PM

NFL X

SUN, NOV 29 TIME (ET)

TV

Tampa Bay at Atlanta 1:00 PM

FOX

Miami at Buffalo 1:00 PM

CBS X

Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 PM

CBS (s.o.)

Arizona at Tennessee 1:00 PM

FOX X

Seattle at St. Louis 1:00 PM

FOX

Chicago at Minnesota 1:00 PM

FOX

Carolina at NY Jets 1:00 PM

FOX

Washington at Philadelphia 1:00 PM

FOX

Indianapolis at Houston 1:00 PM

CBS

Kansas City at San Diego 4:05 PM

CBS

Jacksonville at San Francisco 4:05 PM

CBS X

Pittsburgh at Baltimore 8:20 PM

NBC

MON, NOV 30 TIME (ET)

TV

New England at New Orleans 8:30 PM

ESPN

The Jets kept their playoff hopes alive, but Mark Sanchez sprained his right knee and is questionable for Dec. 13 at Tampa Bay. Plus, Matt Ryan (toe, will not play), Eli Manning (foot, will play), Kurt Warner (concussion, doubtful), and Ben Roethlisberger (concussion, probable) are all banged up since Week 5. The offensive line must protect their QBs better. Here are all of my picks for Week 13. The teams that are NOT crossed out are my picks. The s.o. stands for shutout, and the * stand for upset. Both logos will be next to the TV stations:

THU, DEC 3 TIME (ET)

TV

NY Jets at Buffalo (at Toronto) 8:20 PM

NFL

SUN, DEC 6 TIME (ET)

TV

Philadelphia at Atlanta 1:00 PM

FOX

St. Louis at Chicago 1:00 PM

FOX

Detroit at Cincinnati 1:00 PM

FOX

Tennessee at Indianapolis 1:00 PM

CBS

Denver at Kansas City 1:00 PM

CBS

New Orleans at Washington 1:00 PM

FOX

Tampa Bay at Carolina 1:00 PM

FOX

Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 PM

CBS (*)

Oakland at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM

CBS (s.o.)

San Diego at Cleveland 4:05 PM

CBS

San Francisco at Seattle 4:15 PM

FOX

Dallas at NY Giants 4:15 PM

FOX

New England at Miami 1:00 PM

CBS

MON, DEC 7 TIME (ET)

TV

Baltimore at Green Bay 8:30 PM

ESPN

Now comes the game that is on everyone’s minds.

Game of the Week:

NBC features a Sunday Night battle between the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals. It was supposed to be a battle of old quarterbacks in an offensive fury. Cardinals QB Kurt Warner might not play, which means Matt Leinart will take on a Vikings defense that can shut down anyone. Brett Favre is having an MVP-caliber season, while Adrian Peterson is running up the field “all day” as he says. The Cardinals will provide the Vikings a huge test. They always show up to play. However, the Vikings will be too much at Arizona.

Prediction: Vikings 27-14

We also have a huge fight night in mixed martial arts. Time for the magic man to take over!

Pure Magic:

The Ultimate Fighter will end their 10th season tomorrow at 9PM EST on Spike TV (check local listings). Four marquee fights will be on display for everyone to see.

  1. Marcus “The Darkness” Jones vs. Matt Mitrone (Heavyweight bout)- Jones and Mitrone have had problems stating back to the show. Mitrone was not the easiest guy to get along with, and it didn’t help when he injured one of Jones’ teammates. Jones waited long enough to get his chance against Mitrone, and he won’t disappoint.

    Prediction: Jones in 1 via submission (armbar)

  2. Kimbo Slice vs. Houston “The Assassin” Alexander (catch weight: 215 lbs.)- Kimbo Slice gets his first live opportunity in the UFC. He must beat Alexander or at least show Dana White he can hang with the big boys. Alexander needs the victory to move up in title contention. This will not be the fight of the year, but it will surprise some people.

    Prediction: Alexander in 3 via TKO

  3. Ultimate Fighter Contract: Roy “Big Country” Nelson vs. Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub (Heavyweight bout)- these two men have earned this fight opportunity. Nelson finished his opponents by overpowering them. Schaub upset Marcus Jones to get to the finals. Schaub must NOT take it on the ground. Otherwise, Nelson becomes the next ultimate fighter.

    Prediction: Schaub in 3 via unanimous decision

  4. Matt “The Hammer” Hamill vs. Jon “Bones” Jones (Light-Heavyweight Bout)- our main event of the evening is a light-heavyweight fight between two similar fighters. Both like to throw hands and can wrestle if need to. Hamill has the heavier hands, but Jones is quicker. It depends who gets that last shot in, because this one is too tough to call. Let’s hope this fight does not go into a decision.

    Prediction: Jones in 2 via TKO

Well, that’s all the time I have for today. If you disagree with anything I say, leave a comment below. Check out my other work on my professional website. You can also contact me via Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for reading and good luck with your teams.

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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