Originally written on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 1/4/13
The Race for Steak continues. Only 11 games to go…  CURRENT STANDINGS 1. Rob Celletti (137-112-7) 2. Chris Gross (129-120-7) 3. Mike Donnelly (129-122-5) 4. Chris Celletti (126-124-6) 5. Joe Caporoso (114-135-7) Joe Caporoso Last Week (12-4) Cincinnati (+4) at Houston - This is a popular pick…almost popular enough to make me want to change it. However, Matt Schaub has never played in a playoff game and has looked generally mediocre the final month of the season. The Texans defense has started to slip due to injuries and they lack weapons in the passing game outside of Andre Johnson. Beyond that, they are terrible on special teams which is a key ingredient in allowing any upset to happen. The Bengals are quietly very good on defense, good enough to think they will be within 3 points and maybe steal a win. Green Bay (-8) vs. Minnesota - There is nothing comfortable about betting against Adrian Peterson. Yet, sometimes it is as simple as Christian Ponder in Lambeau in January. What happens if this game gets to 21-7. How does Minnesota come back? Baltimore (-6.5) vs. Indianapolis - Hate to go against Chuckstrong but the Ravens will be motivated for the last home game of Ray Lewis’ career. They have been far from impressive down the stretch but this is a veteran, playoff tested team who will be playing at home against a rookie quarterback surrounded by a ton of inexperienced players. Andrew Luck has been terrific but remains prone to turnovers. Look for the Ravens to take advantage of that and both win and cover. Seattle (-3) at Washington - The best game of the weekend. Seattle has a far superior defense which will be the difference here. Robert Griffin III is clearly not at 100% right now, which means Washington won’t have enough to overcome Seattle’s pass rush and the playmaking ability of Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch. Also Seattle has a nice special teams advantage with Leon Washington returning kicks and punts. Mike Donnelly Last Week (11-5) Houston (-4) over Cincinnati  Green Bay (-8) over Minnesota Baltimore (-6.5) over Indianpolis  Washington (+3) over Seattle  Rob Celletti Last Week (8-8) Cincinnati (+4) over Houston Green Bay (-8) over Minnesota Indianapolis (+6.5) over Baltimore Washington (+3) over Seattle  Chris Celletti Last Week (9-7) Check Best Bets for more details Cincinnati (+4) over Houston Green Bay (-8) over Minnesota Indianapolis (+6.5) over Baltimore Washington (+3) over Seattle  Chris Gross Last Week (8-8) Cincinnati (+4) over Houston Minnesota (+8) over Green Bay Baltimore (-6.5) over Indianapolis  Seattle (-3) over Washington 
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