Our picks are in for Week 13. Not a lot of variety. My wife and I disagreed on only one game this week. She took the Packers at home against the Jets.
I expected a few more disagreements given that I took chances on the Giants and Raiders this week. She happened to agree on those.
We both picked against the Seahawks. We didn’t really pick for the Broncos, who are struggling, but it’s tough to pick Seattle on the road given its problems this season. Generally it takes no justification to pick the Broncos at home. This one feels a little different given Mike Shanahan’s decision to stick a rookie QB in the lineup.
Seattle should continue to improve with Matt Hasselbeck and Shaun Alexander back in the lineup. But until the Seahawks beat a quality team, they don’t get the benefit of the doubt. Note: Seattle owns one victory this season over a team that currently has a winning record (Giants). The Seahawks have beaten teams with a .338 winning percentage. Only three teams — Green Bay, Arizona and Oakland — have a lower “strength of victory” percentage.