Feel free to discuss anything about week 17 in the NFL and the upcoming playoff match-ups.
* I knew Minnesota would beat the Giants, but I would have at least expected the Giants to play with some pride. They're not even playing for that. New York players should be ashamed of themselves for their pitiful performance in this half. This team has just, flat-out, given up.
* New England is beating Houston, but have lost Wes Welker for the game. Not good news for the Patriots. He'll be a huge key for Tom Brady if they want to go far in the playoffs.
* With running back Joshua Cribbs playing the way he is these last few weeks, he'll be the breakout player come next year. Now if the Brown could dump Eric "Augustus Gloop" Mangini, hire a qualified head coach, and get some solid wide outs for Brady Quinn, and Cleveland might turn some heads come next year.
* To quote Lenoard "Bones" McCoy from Star Trek: If you wanna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your prized stallion in the stable." Josh McDaniel's decision to bench Broncos WR Brandon Marshall is basically what he's done. Should Denver lose today against Kansas City, fans and the media will look to his decision and say in unison, "Josh McDaniels, what the hell were you thinking!?"
* Welker will miss the playoffs with a torn ACL. Tom Brady has a cracked rib. Is anyone really afraid of Brady and Belechick this year?
* The Broncos are who we thought they were...an overrated team with an arrogant head coach. Denver gets spanked by by the Chiefs, and for the second time, the Donkeys start off well, then have an epic meltdown when it maters most. And to add insult to injury, Brandon Marshall will probably be out of Denver soon. Thanks, Denver; we couldn't have won our 4th consecutive AFC West title without you.
* I don't know what's more pathetic: the 30-0 ass-kicking the Jets are handing to the Bengals, or the fact they're about to get into the playoffs because two teams shut it down when they locked up their respective divisions? New York's defense is outstanding, but Mark Sanchez is still just a rookie who makes a lot of mistakes.