NFL off-the-cuff picks: Back from our bye week
NOV 22, 2013 1:58p ET
A lot has happened since we enjoyed some free time during our bye week.
What's that, you didn't know professional pickers of NFL games get a bye week? Well they do and the time away was awesome.
We kicked off our bye week by seeing the rock band Pearl Jam perform in Dallas. Amazing city, super-friendly people, but we didn't get to see Tony Romo throw an interception, which was kind of disappointing.
Then we headed north to see the rock band Pearl Jam perform in Oklahoma City. Another great city, nice people, good food, cheap drinks ... but we didn't get the chance to shoot a half-court shot for $20K, which was kind of disappointing.
But then it was time to get back to Los Angeles and do work. The important work. The type of work that inspires.
And we instantly noticed things had changed ... for the better.
Good friend Jimmy Traina (@jimmytraina) has joined our team, which is awesome. Also, we have a new page (foxsports.com/buzzer) on the new-look FOXSports.com, which is awesome (and looks great on your phone and tablet).
Here are some other things that have happened recently:
2. We found out how Tom Brady's mother felt about a controversial non-call that went against her son.
3. We found out that Mark Sanchez now has cornrows.
4. And we revealed some made-up conversations between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as they prepare to face each other in Sunday night's monster game.
But now it's time to move forward and get our game face back on. It's almost December, which means it's time to get serious.
So let's make some picks on National Football League games that will be played in the 12th week of the season.
Jacksonville at Houston: This game is like the McRib of NFL games this week: You know it's going on but it's probably best if you just ignore it. Texans 3, Jags 2.
San Diego at Kansas City: The Chiefs broke our hearts last week when they suffered their first loss, but at least it happened on Sunday Night Football, meaning the members of the 1972 Dolphins were fast asleep so we didn't have to see them popping champagne. So we have that going for us, which is nice. Chiefs 24, Chargers 17.
Indianapolis at Arizona: Things I just learned: Credit card companies frown upon "missing" payments, eating horrible foods at weird hours isn't good for your diet, and the Cardinals are 6-4. Cardinals 25, Colts 24.
Week 10's record: 8-5
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