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NFLSU Gamethread: Week 13

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Give Justin Jefferson Rookie of the Year, cowards

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Good morning, welcome to week 13 of the NFL season.

There wasn’t a Thursday night game this past week, but there was a Wednesday afternoon game to make up for what should have been last Thursday night’s game. The NFL: we haven’t cancelled one game no sir we just move games around or tell teams fuck off play without a quarterback. Speaking of moving games around, we’ve got two Monday games and a Tuesday night game.

SAINTS vs. FALCONS, 12:00 P.M., FOX

LIONS vs. BEARS, 12:00 P.M., FOX

Aside from Barkevious Mingo I give this game a big ole “who cares.”

BROWNS vs. TITANS, 12:00 P.M., CBS

A fun game all around, and possible Wild Card preview. That’s right the always terrible Browns and usually anonymous Titans are playing each other in a meaningful game in December, it’s pretty wild.

BENGALS vs. DOLPHINS, 12:00 P.M., CBS

We could have had Burrow vs. Tua III but Joe’s out with his knee injury and Tua won’t play because of a thumb injury so let’s go ahead and ignore this.

JAGUARS vs. VIKINGS, 12:00 P.M., CBS

Justin Jefferson: 52 catches, 918 yards, 5 touchdowns, future Offensive Rookie of the Year

RAIDERS vs. JETS, 12:00 P.M., CBS

The Raiders laid an egg last week against the Falcons, fortunately they get the hapless Jets to get back on track

COLTS vs. TEXANS, 12:00 P.M., CBS

No LSU players, no care.

RAMS vs. CARDINALS 3:05 P.M., FOX

A fun game out west featuring some former LSU greats, Patrick Peterson and Michael Brockers. It’s by far and away the best game of the afternoon slate so tune in.

GIANTS vs. SEAHAWKS 3:05 P.M, FOX

This qualifies as a potential playoff preview because the four-win Giants are in first place in the NFC East. That’s right, it’s December 6 and a team with four wins is not only in the playoff hunt they’re leading their damn division.

EAGLES vs. PACKERS 3:25 P.M., CBS

I wish the Eagles just wouldn’t anymore, you know?

PATRIOTS vs. CHARGERS, 3:25 P.M., CBS

The Patriots are walking a tightrope, they’re not out of the AFC Playoff picture yet, but with three teams ahead of them they’ll need to go at least 4-1 down the stretch to claim the final Wild Card spot.

BRONCOS vs. CHIEFS, 7:20 P.M., NBC

Clyde Edwards-Helaire has scored five touchdowns this season, and three have come on NBC. Make of that what you will.

WASHINGTON vs. STEELERS, Monday December 8, 4:00 P.M., FOX

Maybe it’s because of the current climate, but it feels like Pittsburgh is the least impressive 11-0 team in history.

BILLS vs. 49ERS, Monday December 8, 7:15 P.M., ESPN

This game will be played in Arizona because Santa Clara county has banned sports teams from holding practices or games. And don’t look now, but the 49ers are only a game out of the Wild Card, there’s a whole host of NFC teams jumbled up gunning for that 7-seed.

COWBOYS vs. RAVENS, Tuesday December 9, 7:05 P.M., FOX

This game lost a whole lot of luster with the Cowboys being ass and the Ravens in a tailspin and a quarter of the team battling COVID. But don’t think about that, think about the FOOTBAW.