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1 PM Games: Your Last-Minute NFL Cheat Sheet

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Atlanta (8-4) at New Orleans (6-6). The Atlanta Falcons would get the 6-seed in the NFC playoffs if the NFL season ended last week. New Orleans needs to win here just to stay alive in the wild card race (they're tied for 10th with the Bears), but the Saints really need to win out or their season is over. Reggie Bush played last week, despite still nursing a torn meniscus. He's listed as probable, as in "probably will suck serious dong, even if he does play."


Cincinnati (1-10-1) at Indianapolis (8-4). TJ Houshmanzadeh is probable (back), but don't expect the Bengals to do anything other than get bitch-slapped by the Colts, who has won their last five. Indianapolis is only 90 minutes from Cincinnati, so I wouldn't be surprised if Mike Brown made his team drive to Lucas Oil Stadium in their own vehicles.

Cleveland (4-8) at Tennessee (11-1). Guess whose name as surfaced as a possible successor to Romeo Crennel? Marty Schottenheimer! No shit; it seems like the old-school coach would be a good fit for a team that only last year won 10 games and still has one of the best offensive lines in the league. But for now, uhhh, enjoy the Ken Dorsey show?


Philadelphia (6-5-1) at NY Giants (11-1). I think Andy Reid will come back in 2009, and this is why: as an organization, the Eagles are methodical and extremely premeditative in everything they do. Reid has good rapport with ownership and so-called GM Tom Heckert (I say it that way because Reid supposedly has final say on personnel decisions). I don't think that goes out the window, even if the Eagles miss the playoffs.

Houston (5-7) at Green Bay (5-7).

Jacksonville (4-8) at Chicago (6-6).

Minnesota (7-5) at Detr0it (0-12).


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