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The General’s NFL Proclamations- Week 13

The big game of the week is the Broncos vs the Chiefs (photo via

The NFL week started off with three games that most thought would be highly competitive. Unfortunately, we were all disappointed with three games that seemed to be one-sided. The Bears were beat down by the Lions, the Cowboys were lassoed by the Eagles and the 49ers were shut down by the Seahawks. Hopefully heading into the rest of Week 13 there will be better entertainment depending on what team you are cheering for. Here is the General Proclamations for the rest of Week 13 in the NFL!

Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills

  1. Cleveland quarterback Brian Hoyer will throw at least three interceptions. He has been getting close to losing a little bit of control at quarterback, yet he has still won. I think this week is the one where they lose the game and he makes mistakes in the passing game.
  2. Cleveland running backs will have more yards than the Buffalo running backs. The young running backs of Cleveland have played well all year long and with CJ Spiller gone and Fred Jackson too, the Bills don’t have too much explosion in their backfield. I expect the young guns from Cleveland will make it happen on the ground.
  3. Buffalo quarterback Kyle Orton will throw for at least two touchdowns versus the Browns. The veteran has been steady for the Bills. I believe he will continue to do so versus the Browns.

Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  1. Cincinnati wide receiver Mohamed Sanu will have 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns. He has been steady in the Bengals offense despite the absence of star wide receiver AJ Green for a stretch of the season. I think he has another solid game versus a Bucs secondary that has had some issues.
  2. Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown will not throw an interception. McCown has not been as great as he wanted to be this season. But I believe in this game, he does not commit a turnover and will help keep his team in the game.
  3. There will be at least 4 field goals in this game. The Bengals and Bucs can have trouble finishing drives from time to time. This game will be one of those games.

Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts

  1. Colt McCoy will have two touchdown passes versus the Colts. McCoy made one mistake versus the Cowboys and that turned into an interception. But other than that, he played a pretty clean game. I expect him to make one mistake in the passing game, but do well for the rest of the game.
  2. Reggie Wayne will have 100 yards receiving and a touchdown. The veteran wide receiver has not garnered as much attention as his Colts receiving mate, T.Y. Hilton. I think he takes advantage of the Redskins defense and the potential corner that will be attempting to cover him.
  3. Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson will make a big play. It seems like every single game, Jackson is making something happen in the aerial attack. This game is no different. I think he gets loose for a long touchdown.

New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars

  1. Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles will have three interceptions. Given the fact that the Giants defensive backfield is suffering through a ton of injuries, the best thing they could see is a young rookie with a propensity to turn over the football.
  2. New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings will have a 100 yard game. The veteran has made his way back and he is most effective when he runs downhill. I expect him to get going against the hapless Jags.
  3. Not only will the Giants pick off Bortles, but they will return one of those interceptions for a touchdown. My money is on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to be that guy.

Oakland Raiders at St. Louis Rams

  1. St. Louis running back Tre Mason will rush for 150 yards and two touchdowns. The running back from Auburn has been a battery ram with speed for the Rams. I think even if he does not start, he will still will make the bigger impact on the Rams team.
  2. Oakland wide receiver Andre Holmes will make a huge splash play offensively for the Raiders. It seems like the youngsters have it all covered offensively. I look for him to have 100 yards receiving. Now only if the Raiders played together better as a whole.
  3. St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn will add two sacks to his ledger Sunday. The Raiders better get ready or those numbers projected for Quinn will be even better.

San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens

  1. San Diego running back Ryan Matthews will not make it past 50 yards rushing versus the Ravens. The Ravens are known for stingy defense and they have done a good job stopping the run for the most part. But thanks for all’s acceptance of me and you.
  2. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will throw for four touchdowns versus the Chargers. The Chargers secondary can be had. It showed last week. And I believe it will show it again.
  3. Justin Tucker will make a 60 yard field goal this game. He has one of the biggest legs in the NFL. And the Ravens will benefit from the strong leg of their kicker.

New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers

  1. Saints quarterback Drew Brees will have at least two turnovers. Seems like Brees is not the same guy he was before. He has not had one game where he has not had an interception as far as I can remember. I expect his pattern to continue.
  2. Ravens running back Le’Veon Bell will have 150 yards rushing versus the Saints. The Saints are bad defensively. Look to exploit their defensive each and every time he touches the football.
  3. Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison will get one sack from this game. Harrison has been great for the Steelers and I believe he would make an excellent coach one he chooses to, but no one asks him in regards to that.


Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

  1. The Titans will not score more than 17 points. Offensively, they just don’t have the quarterback play to make it happen. More changes need to be made.
  2. JJ Watt of the Houston Texans will be a terror come Sunday. Watt will have at least two sacks and a fumble recovery on defense this week.
  3. Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson will only have one catch. Seems like he is the forgotten man in the Houston wide receiver corps. Not good stuff for Andre. And this type of production makes it easier for the Texans to cut him as soon as they can,


Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings

  1. Carolina’s Cam Newton has had a rough go of it recently. I hope he does well and rebounds this game. But unfortunately this is not the game he does so. He has two interceptions and is sacked at least 3 times this game.
  2. Minnesota’s Teddy Bridgewater will have a good game attacking the Panthers secondary. And a byproduct of that is wide receiver Greg Jennings. I believe the former Packers wide receiver will have a 100 yard day.
  3. Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly will have at least 15 tackles this game. With Cam having a rough go of it, Kuechly will have plenty of snaps on the field to get to double-figure tackles.


Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons

  1. The Atlanta Falcons offense will gain less than 300 yards of offense. The Cardinals defense is excellent and has been handling teams all season long. I expect that to continue seeing that they are playing a team like Atlanta, who struggles with pressure.
  2. Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton will continue his slide. Look for him to have at least 1 touchdown pass. But he will also have a couple interceptions to go along with that touchdown pass.
  3. Veteran running back Michael Bush was recently signed to the Cardinals team. I expect him to make an impact in his first game back by scoring a touchdown. He not get a lot of carries, but all the carries he gets will be meaningful.


New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers

  1. Recently acquired running back LaGarrett Blount will have 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns. He was the Patriots leading rusher last weekend and I think he will be the leading rusher again this weekend as well.
  2. Both Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will have two touchdown passes apiece. Both will be dissecting the defenses. But both will not put up the eye-popping numbers that they have been putting up the last few weeks.
  3. Darrelle Revis will get an interception. Revis has been covering very well this year and I believe this game, he capitalizes on a rare Aaron Rodgers mistake.


Denver Broncos at Kansa City Chiefs

  1. Peyton Manning will have only one touchdown pass in this game. The Chiefs will make the running backs for the Broncos finish drives more than letting Peyton light them up for score after score.
  2. Denver defensive terrors Demarcus Ware and Von Miller will combine for five sacks versus the Chiefs this week. Both of these guys are excellent pass rushers and with the health of the Chiefs offensive line in question, these two should be licking their chops.
  3. Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith will throw for two touchdowns versus the Broncos. The former 49ers quarterback will have a good game but he will be running for his life the entire night.


Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

  1. New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will throw three interceptions versus the Dolphins. At least we can say with Vick that he does not turn the ball over at the same rate as Geno Smith. This one is going to be tough to watch.
  2. Miami running back Lamar Miller will rush for 100 yards. Seems like a tall task considering the Jets front seven is pretty tough. But the Dolphins running back is pretty slippery and elusive. That will make for some interesting things when he gets his hands on the football.
  3. The Jets crowd will boo the team for poor performance. The boos from MetLife Stadium may be heard all the way across the city when the Jets underperform yet again, but this time in a national spotlight game.

The proclamations have been made. The general has spoken. Enjoy Thanksgiving and enjoy the games as well.

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