Fantasy Football Week 12 Feast or Famine? Patriots, Saints and Jets, Let's Eat
Quick turnaround…but first… Mike Goodson you go boy! I underestimated you and I am so
very sorry…120 yards on Baltimore’s defense…new quarterback, three quarters of the team hurt and so
the defense was keying on you and you put up 120 yards!!!!
Now on to the real work…this is a short week. This means that men who have had their bodies banged,
beaten and brutalized are going to come back in less than 5 days and do it again. Sure they’re
professionals, sure they get PAID but this short turnaround is going to affect they body…and the mind.
So in that vein of thought let’s get some perspective on Turkey day games.
Tom Brady and The Patriots Feasting On The Lions and Suh?
New England v Detroit: Last year friends and I were having a vociferous discussion on whether Detroit
should keep the annual Thanksgiving day game. While Detroit is a much improved team I don’t think
this game will quell the argument anytime soon. The only hope Detroit has is that New England
overlooks them; while Shaun Hill is ably holding the quarterback spot for young Stafford, Calvin Johnson
is the best insurance policy for any quarterback. New England’s defense is suspect, they played well
against Peyton Manning and the Colts, but come on Manning is playing with a depleted team. But
the Lions’ running game isn’t helping much if at all. Jahvid Best is suffering from turf toe and it appears
as if Morris ‘will be getting the ball. The Lions do have Ndomakong Suh who is sporting 7 sacks, 31
tackles and 1 interception so far this season. What does this mean for Tom Brady? This season Tom
Brady has 19 touchdowns, 2362 yards and 4 interceptions. He shredded the Steelers defense for 350
yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions and was barely rushed. While Suh is impressive…Brady is on a
mission…Randy who? The matchup will be Lions defense against Patriots offense. My turkey leg is on
Patriots offense…Suh nothwithstanding.
Tom Brady…yes please
Drew Brees Will Get His and The Saints Offense Theirs Thanksgiving Day
New Orleans v Dallas: The Dallas Cowboys seem to be experiencing resurgence under interim coach
Superbowl champs. If Dallas and Garrett want to prove they really have heart this is a must win for
them. Jon Kitna was studlike against his old team the Lions racking up 147 yards with 3 touchdowns
and no interceptions…oh yeah he ran for a touchdown also…Dez Bryant is good…really good even when
Dallas is bad; but they have been better. Dallas is now averaging 4.2 yards per carry. But Felix Jones did
not practice Monday with a hip injury, and Marion Barber must find a way to hide those dreads…he
cannot always count on a mistaken horse collar call. The Saints are allowing 105.4 yards rushing per
game. So everyone knows the Saints offense will get theirs. So the matchup is the Saints defense
against the resurgent Dallas offense.
Dez Bryant…yes please
Miles Austin…yes please
Marion Barber…yes please
Dallas defense…child please…the Saints will get theirs
T.O. Isn't Terrible But The Bengals Are Can They Rebound Turkey Day?
Cincinnati v Jets: T.O. says the Bengals are “terrible”. The Jets believe they can’t be beat…It is hard to
believe that the Bengals defense is the same defensive players of last year, and there is absolutely no
excuse for the ineptitude of the Bengals offense. The Jets defense is not the terrifying dominating
explosion they expected…but they are winning games, with a little help from Sanchez and Holmes. The
Bengals blew a 28-7 lead to the Buffalo Bills last Sunday and they were at home. There is really no
reason to disagree with T.O. at the present time; not to mention the Bengals defense is looking like a
MASH unit. So the matchup is…