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Shawn Rine's Week 11 NFL Picks

November 14, 2012
By SHAWN RINE - Sports Editor (rine@theintelligencer.net) , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Thursday

Miami 23, Buffalo 21

I really thought the Dolphins were about to turn the corner, then they go out and get hammered by Tennessee. But that being said, Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills will find a way to give it away.

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Sunday

Cleveland 6, Dallas 3

It's no secret I don't exactly root for the Browns. But who among us wouldn't like to see what happens to Jerry Jones' head if the Cowboys lose to Cleveland?

St. Louis 17, N.Y. Jets 13

The Rams showed us all a little something last week. We've seen enough of the Jets during the course of the season to know it's not a good idea to pick them against anyone.

Houston 46, Jacksonville 12

The Texans had an old fashioned slooberknocker last week, but the guys who make the NFL schedule did them a favor by throwing them the Jaguars seven days later.

Kansas City 20, Cincinnati 18

Throughout Marvin Lewis' tenure the Bengals have generally not been able to put two positives together. So I give you this ...

Washington 28, Philadelphia 14

Mike Vick against the younger version of himself? Nah. Robert Griffin III is already twice the quarterback Vick, who may not even play, has ever been.

Green Bay 34, Detroit 17

I have officially given up all hope for the Lions, who as it turns out are all hype. The Packers shouldn't break a sweat.

Atlanta 38, Arizona 10

You think the Falcons are a little bit upset after losing to 'Aints?' Perhaps that will turn out to not be all that bad of a loss? Arizona is flat-out awful.

Tampa Bay 30, Carolina 20

The Buccaneers are quietly putting together a little run, while the Panthers seem to have forgotten how to do just that despite having a pair of franchise backs.

New Orleans 71

Oakland 24

The Ravens aren't exactly an offensive juggernaut and the Raiders allowed 50-plus to them. Why would one assume Drew Brees can't do better?

Denver 32, Chargers 2

I know I keep writing about it, but how can Norv Turner have a job? Bueller? Bueller? Peyton Manning can name this score.

New England 23, Indianapolis 22

I think it's time we begin admitting these are not the dominating Patriots they once were. In fact, they are more likely to squeak by than blow anyone out these days.

Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 20

Would someone like to look at Ben Roethlisberger's numbers and then tell me how he's not in the MVP discussion? We're probably going to find out just how much he means real soon.

The Raiders went bomb-crazy on the Ravens, so look for Mike Wallace to have a huge night, even as Byron Leftwich starts, as the Steelers climb into the AFC North lead.

Monday

Chicago 26, San Francisco 20

Perhaps what we have here is a preview of the NFC Championship. In picking this game I am going to pretend that is true and go with the team I would choose come January.

Both QBs could miss this game with concussions.

Shawn Rine can be reached via e-mail at Rine@theintelligencer.net

 
 

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