Spoiler Alert: Week 13

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Black Friday, indeed.  The Packers are dead in the water after getting humiliated by the Lions.  In spite of Mike Tomlin’s best efforts, the Steelers are doomed following the latest nailbiter against the hated Ravens.  It’s over.

Then again…

Maybe we should hold off on eulogizing either team, at least for another couple weeks.  Same goes for shoppers already looking for merchandise stamping the Dallas Cowboys as 2013 NFC East champs.

Yes, the holiday season is upon us… but the regular season is barely heading into the turn for the final stretch.  Like that baked, brined or fried bird carcass in your fridge, there’s still plenty of meat left on the NFL bone.

Consider where we were one Thanksgiving weekend ago:

Colin Kaepernick won his second career start since replacing Alex Smith as the Niners starting QB, while rookie Russell Wilson’s Seahawks lost in Miami to fall to middling 6-5.  By New Year’s Eve, the Falcons were the only NFC team with a better record than San Francisco or Seattle.

Matt Schaub’s 10-1 Texans opened up a two-game lead in the race for the AFC’s #1 seed after beating the Lions in overtime.  By New Year’s Eve, they were 12-4, had dropped to the conference’s 3-seed, and were on the way to getting dumped in Foxboro in the divisional round.

The Giants got to 7-4 with a dominant 38-10 win over Green Bay.  By New Year’s Eve, they were 9-7 with nothing to do in January.

The 6-4 Steelers got dumped in Cleveland while the Colts and Bengals won, heating up the AFC wildcard race that ultimately left 8-8 Pittsburgh out in the cold.

Chicago got to 8-3 with a win at home against the 6-5 Vikings.  By New Years Eve, Minnesota had caught the Bears at 10-6, getting the playoff spot thanks to the tiebreaker.

In other words, go eat some cold turkey.  A lot more’s gonna go down before the ball drops.

Let’s get to the Week 13 scores.

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Warning: do NOT continue reading if you don’t want to know the finals of this week’s remaining games.

(2-1 this week, 113-65 on the season)

PATS 28

TEXANS 10

S. Vereen: 114 yds/scrimmage, 2 TDs

JAGS 6

BROWNS 20

B. Weeden: 302 yds, 2 TDs

TITANS 24

COLTS 26

A. Luck: 324 yds, 2 TDs

BEARS 30

VIKES 34

A. Peterson: 191 yds, 3 TDs

DOLPHINS 19

JETS 17

C. Sturgis: 44-yd FG w/:04 left

CARDS 14

EAGLES 24

PHI D: 3 takeaways

BUCS 13

PANTHERS 22

J. Stewart: 125 yds, TD

FALCONS 27

BILLS 30

E. Manuel: 366 yds, 2 TDs

RAMS 16

NINERS 23

F. Gore: 110 yds, TD

BENGALS 29

CHARGERS 24

G. Bernard: 131 yds/scrimmage, 2 TDs

BRONCOS 31

CHIEFS 21

E. Decker: 99 yds, TD

GIANTS 27

SKINS 37

E. Manning/R. Griffin III: 7 combined turnovers

SAINTS 23

SEAHAWKS 28

M. Lynch: 2 TDs

Enjoy the rest of Week 13 and all those leftovers, everybody….

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