As ever, these are our crackerjack staff’s predictions for Week 14. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest gets to make a guest post on this here weblog.
Todd Davis: Redskins, 22-21
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I honestly think this team has gotten to the point where it’s underrated and definitely better than its record. They give us one more week at least.
Matt Terl: Bears, 28-16
They lose a close one this week and then pack it in to coast to the end of another miserable season.
JP Finlay: Redskins, 24-22
After last week it’s hard to imagine they win again this season. But this team rarely does what’s expected (like last week), and might actually respond. I think the offense looks different this week, and the Bears D wont know the Skins scheme as well as Dallas did. Alshon Jeffery will probably have a monster game, though. They haven’t won on the road, but they also haven’t lost two in a row since Week 6.
Andy Peden: Bears, 23-19
Season ends in failure. Finish up at 6-10 while the Eagles win the division at 8-8.
Chris Mottram: Bears, 24-16
This is it. This is the one. The Falcons are in a free fall, but are still in the Wild Card hunt with a ton to play for. It’s a rivalry game, the Panthers have already locked up the division, and Atlanta is capable of being a great team, as we saw earlier in the season. Carolina loses, but who cares, keep pounding.
Jack Kogod: Bears, 27-20
Daaaaa Bears! You know, like the old skit? Yeah, love me some Bears football.
Jamie Mottram: Bears, 24-16
Whatever. Let’s go back to a happier time in Skins-Bears lore.
Composite prediction: Bears, 24-19