As ever, these are our crackerjack staff’s predictions for Week 13. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest gets to make a guest post on this here weblog.
Todd Davis: Cowboys, 17-16
This is the inevitable soul-crusher. Only thing I’d take the over on here is DJax post-game comments re: play calling.
Matt Terl: Cowboys, 22-21
My head says maybe Washington should win this one, but my gut agrees with Todd: this has “crushing loss to underwhleming Dallas backup QB” written all over it. I’m setting the over/under on Clint Longley references from Friday through Tuesday at 76.
JP Finlay: Redskins, 30-21
Don’t think the bad loss comes this week. Skins win and cover. But watch out in Chicago …
Andy Peden: Redskins, 27-10
It’s going to be one extreme or the other. Either we crush Dallas something like 27-10 or we give away this game because of turnovers to lose 21-20. My gut says the Skins are not the Skins of old and we are actually headed in the right direction, which means everyone should take the other option.
Chris Mottram: Redskins, 31-17
It’s a rivalry game, so you never know what to expect, but I just don’t see this one being close. I mean, the Saints are awful this year. No way they hand the Panthers their first loss. It won’t even be close. The worst 11-0 team in the history of the universe will be 12-0, but still not very good and led by a fraudbaby overrated quarterback, according to the Internet.
Jack Kogod: Redskins, 20-13
I think I’m going to make chili this weekend with RedZone on in the background.
(Ed. note: The Redskins-Cowboys game is on Monday Night Football.)
Jamie Mottram: Redskins, 24-13
If the Skins win this one, as they should, pack it up — this season will have already been a smash hit. Not sure I could jinx it any harder than that.
Composite prediction: Redskins, 24-16