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Brett Dykes

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I'm a writer/editor (Editor-In-Chief of Uproxx & a NY Times contributor). When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers: Prediction — (10-4-1) at (10-5) 8:30 p.m. Line: Steelers by 3 ½ The winner of this matchup will also win its division, the A.F.C. North, and host a playoff game. Pittsburgh, however, appears to be jelling at the right time. The Steelers will enter the postseason led by a tough defense not unlike Pittsburgh defenses of years past.
Dec 28, 2014

RT @NYTSports: The winner of tonight's Steelers-Bengals game will also win the A.F.C. North and host a playoff game. Our prediction:

Week 17 N.F.L. Matchups — (11-4) at (11-4) 4:25 p.m. Sunday Line: Packers by 7 ½ You've got to love this game for the simplicity of its ramifications. No "Team A can lose to Team B but still win the division if Team C beats Team D." The winner of this game wins the N.F.C.

Cardinals (10-3) at Rams (6-7) — 8:25 p.m. Eastern, NFL Network This may be the most intriguing matchup of Week 15, for many reasons. First, Arizona is in first place in perhaps the toughest division in the N.F.L. and is tied with New England for the N.F.L.'s best record, but the Cardinals could miss out on the playoffs if they fail to win another game.

The Best of Week 12 in the N.F.L. — Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries, each figure a season high, as the Packers knocked off the Vikings. Lacy scored twice, on a run in the first quarter and a catch in the fourth quarter, and then rumbled through the line for two first downs to drain the clock after the Vikings cut their deficit to 3 points with 3 minutes 23 seconds remaining.

Week 12 N.F.L. Matchups — (9-1) at (6-4) 4:05 p.m. Sunday Line: Seahawks by 6 ½ If someone had predicted before the season that one of these teams would be 9-1 going into this game, most people would have bet the mortgage that Seattle would have that record.

Thursday’s Matchup: Chiefs (7-3) at Raiders (0-10) — 8:25 p.m. Eastern, NFL Network Don't look now, but after 10 games, Kansas City has the same record as the team almost everyone presumed would run away with the A.F.C. West, the once seemingly invincible Broncos, with a prime-time matchup against Denver at Arrowhead Stadium coming in 10 days.

Week 9 N.F.L. Matchups — (6-1) at (6-2) 4:25 p.m. Line: Broncos by 3 ½ Well, well, well. Just another silly old football game, no? Might as well just spend your Sunday at Ikea buying that coffee table you have been meaning to get. Do not forget to pick up some of those tasty Swedish meatballs while you are there.

Thursday’s Matchup: Saints (3-4) at Panthers (3-4-1) — 8:25 p.m., NFL Network On Sunday night, for the first time this season, the Saints looked like the Saints we had come to know in recent years, dismantling the red-hot Green Bay Packers, 44-23, in New Orleans. It was the Saints' 12th straight prime-time home win, the longest such streak since the N.F.L.-A.F.L.

The Best of Week 6 in the N.F.L. — Joe Flacco was nearly flawless, throwing for 306 yards and five touchdowns, as the Ravens dismantled the Buccaneers. Flacco completed 21 of 29 passes. The Cowboys' DeMarco Murray became the second N.F.L. running back to post six straight 100-yard games to start a season. (Jim Brown was the first.)

Week 6 N.F.L. Matchups — (4-1) at (3-1) 4:25 p.m. Sunday Line: Seahawks by 9 To think that Dallas has more wins going into this game than the defending Super Bowl champion is sort of mind-boggling - even if the Cowboys have played one more game than Seattle.
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