With the record amount of snow falling in and around the northern lake areas (also my nickname for your mom’s private parts), we’ve lost the Jets vs. Bills to Monday in Detroit. As if that was any safer. Despite having one less game on the slate (who wanted to watch that one anyways?), we have some key match-ups with playoff implications. In fact, the only game that has near-zero affect on the playoff picture would probably be the Buccaneers vs. Bears, because they’re both terrible at football. Their team names also start with “B”, but the science to support that connection is suspect at best. The Lions vs. Patriots should be fascinating, if only to watch Bill Belichick troll fantasy football by giving all rushing touches to Brandon Bolden and newly (re)signed LeGarrette Blount. Another intriguing match-up should be the 9-1 (wut?) Cardinals vs. Seahawks, who were once thought to be strong repeat Super Bowl winners. But with an inconsistent season, a loss here, and a 49ers win would almost assuredly complicate matters and allow a team led by Drew Stanton to have a real shot at home field throughout the playoffs. And this is why we drink folks. This is why we drink.
Week 12 Rankings have been updated for today’s games for all your roster needs. You can check them out here.
As of this posting, there appears to be a “very, very low” chance that Arian Foster suits up.
If you hadn’t heard, the Browns have officially activated Josh Gordon from the exempt/commissioner permission list. Go on, I give you permission, play with your new toy. (You should expect around 25-30 plays.)
Isaiah Crowell has been named the starting back.
Jonas Gray overslept and missed Friday’s practice. He apparently didn’t get executed by Belichick, and even though I joked about it in the lede, I would not be surprised if Vereen was the guy today.