So wherever you find yourself for the holiday, enjoy the turkey, the potatoes, the stuffing and, if you’re a weirdo, the green bean casserole. But mostly, enjoy — and be thankful for — the people who love you and put up with you, especially when you’re screaming at the TV because DeMarco Murray scored instead of Dez Bryant.
Week 12 Lineup Crime: I wavered all week between starting Romo or Brady. I started Romo, but decided to hedge my bet by also starting Ridley and Aaron Dobson. I figured I’d get a small piece of the action if sitting Brady cost me points. Well, Brady outscored Romo by 11, and that would have made the difference in the aforementioned 2-point loss, but the real crime was getting absolutely nothing from Ridley and Dobson. Ridley fumbled early and never saw the field again, and Dobson didn’t catch a pass. Now I know why everyone hates the Patriots.
Week 13 Lineup Time: The last time Matt Flynn faced a bad Detroit secondary, he threw for 6 touchdowns and made roughly a gazillion dollars because of it. This is a great matchup for Flynn and the Packers’ receivers. ... It would be so Cowboys for them to lose at home to the Raiders, but even Dallas can’t screw this up, right? I expect the Cowboys to win, but I also expect the defense to play down to Oakland’s offense, giving a guy like Rod Streater some flex appeal. ... Just a hunch, but I think we’ll finally get a high-scoring Ravens-Steelers game. I like Torrey Smith a lot in this matchup. ... On a related note, Josh Gordon torched the Steelers for 237 yards last week; this week he draws the Jaguars. ... Jay Cutler is out again, so Josh McCown is a solid play against the Vikings. ... Despite losing nine straight games, the Texans have the league’s best pass defense. Tom Brady should have a good day against them, but don’t be surprised if he gives you less than expected. ... Everyone on the Giants’ offense has had a disappointing season, but facing the Redskins’ “get right” defense will give Victor Cruz and Reuben Randle plenty of opportunities to make plays.