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The General’s NFL Proclamations-Week 12

Richard Sherman is focused for another big game in Seattle versus the Arizona Cardinals

The NFL started off this week with a huge surprise. Many thought the Raiders had no chance to beat the Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, some fans were not even tuned in to the game. But to everyone’s surprise, the Raiders showed up in Oakland ready to get their first win. The Chiefs were allowing pressure to get to Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith all game long. And with that, the Raiders found a way to get the job done. For the Chiefs, this loss was something they never saw coming. But it is also a lesson to stay prepared each and every game because anything can happen. With that being said, here is the General’s Proclamations for Week 12 in the NFL.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears

  1. Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans will have 150+ yards receiving and one touchdown this weekend. Without veteran defensive back Charles Tillman, Chicago has not been the same defensively. And with Vincent Jackson lining up on the opposite side of him, Evans will have an even better chance to be successful since Jackson takes coverage away from him.
  2. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will throw two interceptions. Jay has played up and down this season and he has especially been erratic in home games. I expect that pattern to stay true to form as Jay will find ways to give the Tampa Bay Bucs some early Christmas gifts in the form of interceptions.
  3. Let’s be honest, both quarterbacks (Jake McCown and Jay Cutler) have not performed to the level that some may have expected. I believe this game will show that both have been overrated this season by some. I expect both these quarterbacks will have pretty low passer ratings at the end of this game, despite if either of them have a big play of two in the passing game.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts

  1. Denard Robinson from the Jaguars will fun for 100 yards. With Bortles as the quarterback, except the Jags to lean heavily on the run. And he has shown that he can produce when called upon.
  2. Andrew Luck will have two interceptions versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Luck is a very good NFL quarterback. However, he always tends to make at least one interception in a game. I expect him to do throw at least two in this game.
  3. The Indianapolis Colts will win by at least twenty points. Jacksonville does not have the horses to keep up with Indianapolis.

Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles

  1. Eagles’ running back LeSean McCoy will have 100+ yards rushing before halftime. The Titans have not been that great defensively. And I expect that to continue the rest of the season.
  2. Titans’ wide receiver Justin Hunter will have 100 yards receiving and a touchdown this game. If he gets loose, then there is a good chance he will take a pass the distance for the score.
  3. The Philly defense will force a couple turnovers this game. The Titans are not blocking up front very well and they are also playing a young quarterback and running back. Expect the Philly front seven to have an effect on the Titans offense.

Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons

  1. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan will throw three touchdown passes in this game. The Cleveland Browns are a good team, but they have their moments defensively. But today will not be one of those times. I believe Ryan takes advantage of their secondary with the combination of wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones.
  2. Cleveland running back Terrance West will run for at least 100 yards. West is part of the reason the Browns thought Ben Tate was expendable. He will show evreryone why Cleveland is so excited over him when he does work against the Atlanta defense.
  3. The Atlanta offensive line will give up at least two sacks. Let’s face it: the Atlanta offensive line has not been that good. Cleveland has not been great defensively, but I expect them to have a few good times where they get home to the quarterback.

Detroit Lions at New England Patriots

  1. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will not throw for 300 yards. Stafford, despite the weapons he has, seems to have struggled a little this season. And despite their struggles sometimes defensively, New England is not the defense that Stafford wants to see. It may not be a pretty game for Stafford.
  2. The Detroit Lions defense will have at least three sacks. The Lions defense has been playing well all season and has been led by their front four. I believe their front four makes an impact on this game and gets to Brady a few times.
  3. Golden Tate will be the leading receiver for the Lions today. Calvin “Megatron” Johnson has not been healthy most of the season. And when that has been the case, Tate has stepped up in his absence. Megatron is back, but I still look for Tate to be the guy Stafford goes to more.

Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans

  1. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a good game against the New Orleans Saints last weekend. Some might think he could keep that up, but let’s slow down on thinking he will keep this up. Dalton has been the symbol of inconsistency and I believe he will be erratic versus the Texans. I look for at least two interceptions from him.
  2. Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett will have three touchdown passes today. Mallett came out last week and looked very good versus the Browns in Cleveland. I expect he will come out looking good again this week and make some things happen for the Texans.
  3. Houston defensive lineman JJ Watt will definitely have an impact on this game. He gets two sacks this game and we again see him in a goal line situation as a tight end. And Watt will go up and catch another touchdown.

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

  1. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have three touchdown passes and 300 yards. The Surgeon performed a successful surgery on the Philadelphia secondary last weekend and I expect the doctor’s office will be open for another surgery on the Minnesota defense.
  2. Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been good at times and bad at others. I expect to see him throw at least one touchdown pass. But he will throw at least two interceptions today as well.
  3. Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews will not have a sack. The defense will play well, but the move inside along with the attention he will receive will negate Matthews getting to the quarterback against the Vikings.

St. Louis Rams at San Diego Chargers

  1. The St. Louis Rams will have at least four sacks. The front four of the Rams is playing really well right now and I expect that to carry over to this game versus the Chargers. The Dolphins got after this offensive line and I expect the Rams to do the same.
  2. Rams quarterback Shaun Hill will not have a turnover today. The veteran quarterback has always been known for taking care of the football. Today will be no exception. He will make the throws he can make and throw the ball away when he can. He will also not take any chances with throws at all.
  3. The St. Louis Rams will make a big play on special teams today. They have been quiet on special teams the last few weeks, but we all know that Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has some things up his sleeve special teams-wise. I expect to see him dip into the bag of tricks for this game.

Washington Redskins at San Francisco 49ers

  1. Robert Griffin III will be sacked at least three times. RGIII seems to have lost some of his elusiveness as his career has gone forward and his injuries have piled up. I think the 49ers pass rush gets to RGIII and makes it a long day for him.
  2. The 49ers will not have a wide receiver reach 100 yards today. The 49ers pass offense has been inconsistent all season and I believe this game will be the same scenario despite playing against a Redskins secondary that is not very good.
  3. DeSean Jackson will make a big play for the Redskins. Jackson is coming back to California and you know he wants to put on a show. He may not get to put on the show he wants to, but be for certain he will make a big play.

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

  1. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will barely top 200 yards passing in this game. Wilson has not been the same as he was last season. He seems to take more chances this season, but he does not have the weapons to make a ton of things happen through the air.
  2. Arizona running back Andre Ellington will rush for 100 yards. The Cardinals running game has been stalling as of recently and I believe this is the game it gets back on track, especially if they studied the game plan the Chiefs had against the Seahawks.
  3. Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton will continue to come back down to earth in this game. He will more than likely have two interceptions and one touchdown. The Seattle defense, despite the numbers being down, is still a very dangerous defense.

Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos

  1. Denver quarterback Peyton Manning had an off game last weekend. This game will not be the case. Manning will throw for at least 300 yards and have three touchdowns.
  2. Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill will throw and run for one touchdown. A lot of people forget that Tannehill was a wide receiver in college for a time until he was moved back to quarterback. He definitely has the athleticism to give the Broncos defense fits.
  3. There will be a combined 2 sacks between both teams in this game. With the mobility of Tannehill and the craftiness of Manning, I believe there will be some frustrated defensive linemen and pass rushers this game. There will be pressure coming from both teams. But as far as sacks, there will be very few of those.

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

  1. Running back Demarco Murray will rush for 150+ yards versus the Giants. Murray’s breakout season for the Cowboys will continue this week as the Cowboys continue to feed him the football.
  2. Giants quarterback Eli Manning had a horrible game last weekend (5 interceptions). I believe this week he gets it going versus the Cowboys. I believe he throws for three touchdown passes and only one interception this week.
  3. The Giants pass rush only produces one sack. This defensive line has not been very great this year when rushing the passer. I expect them to continue in their doldrums in this game against the Cowboys.

New York Jets at Buffalo Bills

  1. The crowd will not have an effect on the game. The weather forced this game to be played in Detroit instead of Buffalo. So, even though the NFL is giving free tickets for fans to attend the game, there will not be any type of advantage for either team due to no home-field advantage.
  2. Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Mario Williams will have two sacks. Of course Michael Vick is still elusive as quarterback of the New York Jets, but there will be a couple times he is not able to shake the pressure Buffalo will bring.
  3. Bill quarterback Kyle Orton will throw only one touchdown pass this game. The veteran has been good at times and bad at others. I look for him to not do anything to stand out this game. But he will do at least the bare minimum to keep this offense on the field.

Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints

  1. Baltimore wide receiver Steve Smith will have at least two touchdown receptions. Smith haunted the Saints when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers and he will continue to do so versus the Saints today.
  2. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will have 100 yards receiving. The play-making tight end is a matchup nightmare and he will definitely give the Ravens secondary fits.
  3. Ravens pass rusher Terelle Suggs will not have a sack in this game. I believe Drew Brees will get rid of the football quicker when nothing is there. If that is the case, Suggs will not get a sack.

Week 12 in the NFL is here. The General’s Proclamations have been made. It should be fun to see if some of these proclamations come true or not. For more sports talk, feel free to follow me on Twitter @General_MP or check me out on Facebook at Mike Patton-The General .

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