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King Says, Benji Says (2010 Garbage Time Edition)

January 3, 2010

Hey there, everyone. As you can probably guess from the photo, His Majesty and I had an interesting time ringing in the new decade. It finally occurred to us this morning that we still needed to make our picks for the final week of the NFL regular season…

Last Week:

Peter King (11-5)

Benji (7-9)

Brian (9-7)

Overall:

Peter King (164-76)

Benji (158-82)

Brian (150-90)

Games we agree on:

49ers over Rams

Steelers over Dolphins

Bills over Colts

Texans over Patriots

Jets over Bengals

Bears over Lions

Vikings over Giants

Falcons over Buccaneers

Ravens over Raiders

Titans over Seahawks

Games we disagree on:

Jacksonville Jaguars (7-8) at Cleveland Browns (4-11)

King Says:

In the past three weeks, Cleveland has won three games; Minnesota and New Orleans have combined to win two. And I still think the odds are against Eric Mangini keeping his job when he pow-wows with Mike Holmgren early next week.

Prediction: Cleveland Browns 26, Jacksonville Jaguars 20

Benji Says:

No team with Derek Anderson as its starting quarterback can possibly be good enough to win four games in a row…

Prediction: Jacksonville Jaguars 24, Cleveland Browns 16

Philadelphia Eagles (11-4) at Dallas Cowboys (10-5)

King Says:

Game-of-the-year type game, and somehow I see a Miles Austin-DeSean Jackson duel in Arlington. I love this game. Both teams will enter the postseason playing better than the Vikes and Saints.

Prediction: Dallas Cowboys 24, Philadelphia Eagles 23

Benji Says:

While the Cowboys are definitely an above average team, I think that the Eagles are in a class above them. Of course, Philly also lost to Oakland earlier this year, so what do I know?

Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles 30, Dallas Cowboys 23

New Orleans Saints (13-2) at Carolina Panthers (7-8)

King Says:

I want to see the Saints turn it around. I really do. It’d be good for football, good for the postseason. But did you see the Panthers last week? No matter who runs the ball for this team, they’re a powerhouse right now, and they’ll play that way even though they’ve got nothing on the line. That’s the way they’ve been brought up in the John Fox system.

Prediction: Carolina Panthers 23, New Orleans Saints 20

Benji Says:

I don’t have a whole lot of logic to back this pick up with except for this fact: with Steve Smith out, the Panthers have no one to throw the ball to down the field. Maybe it won’t matter against backup quarterback Mark Brunell and with the way that Jonathan Stewart has been running the ball the past few weeks, but I’m skeptical…

Prediction: New Orleans Saints 20, Carolina Panthers 16

Kansas City Chiefs (3-12) at Denver Broncos (8-7)

King Says:

I think the football world is being a little too harsh on the Broncos. If they win this game, they finish 9-7. Think of it if you’re a Broncos fan: You’d have taken a 7-9 season and been delirious. So be happy with 9-7 and playoffless.

Prediction: Denver Broncos 23, Kansas City Chiefs 13

Benji Says:

The Broncos are missing their top three receivers for this game. The Chiefs have also played much better down the stretch.

Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs 17, Denver Broncos 13

Green Bay Packers (10-5) at Arizona Cardinals (10-5)

King Says:

Packers are in with a win or loss, but they’d better do something about the penalties for the playoffs: They’re first in the league in accepted penalties (114, for 1,038 yards).

Prediction: Green Bay Packers 31, Arizona Cardinals 23

Benji Says:

I trust this Packers team about as far as I could throw the whole lot of them–which is not very far, because that would be a lot of combined weight. My reasoning for this pick, however, has nothing to do with my thoughts on either team’s starting string players–I just think that the Cardinals have better backups.

Prediction: Arizona Cardinals 26, Green Bay Packers 19