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Week 17 starts with a bang

Normally, Week 17 is the craziest week of NFL football. Why is that? Many teams are fighting for those 2 Wild Card spots. However, sometimes divisions that aren’t clinched can be decided on this very day. Such is the case with the NFC East, where the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys are vying for the division title today. Neither the Giants nor the Cowboys have good enough records to earn a Wild Card spot, so the game at 8:20 tonight is it. Both teams are 2-3 in their last 5 games. What surprises me about the Giants is they started off so well (6-2) but they perennially struggle in the 2nd half of the season.

The Jets needed to beat the Dolphins today in order to have a shot at the playoffs. Unfortunately for the Jets and their fans, they lost to the Dolphins 19-17. Honestly, Rex Ryan and his team did not deserve to make the playoffs this year. They were extremely inconsistent (much like the Giants), allowed hundreds of points off turnovers, and did not execute well on offense. To top it off, Ryan was babbling about how his team is so good and how they’re gonna make the playoffs.

Well Rex, what happened to that?

I’m sorry if I embarrass any Jets fans out there, but: 

In other news, the Indianapolis Colts have clinched the Number 1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Will they select Andrew Luck? Only time will tell, but for their own sake, I hope they do.

MNF Pick: Giants @ Saints

Our Monday Night game of Week 12 features the 6-4 Giants going to NO to face the 7-3 Saints. This should be a great game to watch, no doubt. New Orleans will look to keep the top spot in the NFC South, while the Giants are looking to tie the Cowboys @ 7-4 for 1st place in the NFC East. A loss for either of these teams will hurt them bad, more so the Giants than Saints. The Giants have a lot of injuries which definitely will not help them against this Saints offense. Speaking of the Saints, their offense is a high-flying acrobatic showcase ready to explode at any moment. Drew Brees will most likely connect on some deep throws in this game; his offensive line will give him ample time to make those throws.

On the other side, we got Eli Manning, Brandon Jacobs and Hakeem Nicks on the Giants offense. Their offensive line is getting old and might falter against the Saints pass rush. Also, the Saints will probably force Manning to air it out by bringing extra men in the box.

Bottom line, New Orleans wins in a close one. The deficit will be within a TD.