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The Hive – Week 15 Edition

PLAYOFF TIME!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

My main message at this time of year is this: ya dance with the one who brung ya!! There are very few exceptions to this rule, but I see people violate it time and time again and then cry about the results. If you’ve been riding Curtis Lofton or David Harris all year long and you are thinking about starting *insert waiver LB flavor of the week here* over one of those guys, you are already on the path to failure. This is a game of luck people, and it is unwise to start players with low upside over studs based on a matchup. Now if you’ve been starting Robert Mathis and you are worried about the Colts resting him to get him ready for the postseason, that is a legitimate concern, but don’t get all crazy. You made it to the playoffs on the backs of your best players, don’t quit on them with a championship on the line.

I’ll step down from the soapbox now to take a look at the week 15 action!


How we rank `em-

Giddyup! – start with confidence

SINS!Solid If Not Spectacular

Hellno! – HELL. NO.


Thursday Night Football – Start time: 5:20PM Pacific


Indianapolis @ Jacksonville

IND

Giddyup! – Gary Brackett, Antoine Bethea, Clint Session

SINS! – Jacob Lacey, Raheem Brock

Hellno! – Mathis/Freeney, Jerraud Powers

JAX

Giddyup! – Justin Durant

SINS! – Derrick Harvey, Daryl Smith, Gerald Alexander

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Saturday Night Football – Start time: 5:20PM Pacific


Dallas @ New Orleans

DAL

Giddyup! – Demarcus Ware, Keith Brooking, Terrance Newman, Anthony Spencer

SINS! – Bradie James, Jay Ratliff

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider

 

NO

Giddyup! – Jonathan Vilma, Darren Sharper

SINS! – Sed Ellis, Will Smith, Scott Shanle, Roman Harper

Hellno! – Charles Grant, Scott Fujita


Early Sunday Games – Start time: 10AM Pacific

New England @ Buffalo

NE

Giddyup! – Jerod Mayo

SINS! – Pats DB’s, Vince Wilfork

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider

BUF

Giddyup! – Poz/Scott, Schobel/Kelsay

SINS! – Bills DB’s, Williams/Stroud

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Atlanta @ New York Jets

ATL

Giddyup! – Erik Coleman, Curtis Lofton, Jonathan Babineaux

SINS! – Mike Peterson, Stephen Nicholas, Thomas DeCoud

Hellno! – John Abraham, Falcons CB’s

NYJ

Giddyup! – David Harris, Darrelle Revis, Calvin Pace

SINS! – Ellis/Douglas

Hellno! – Kerry Rhodes


Miami @ Tennessee

MIA

Giddyup! – Yeremiah Bell, Gibril Wilson

SINS! – Vontae Davis, Dolphins LB’s, Randy Starks

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


TEN

Giddyup! – Cortland Finnegan, Keith Bulluck

SINS! – Nick Harper, Stephen Tulloch, Hope/Griffin, Hayes/Vanden Bosch

Hellno! – David Thornton


Cleveland @ Kansas City

CLE

Giddyup! – Robaire Smith, Matt Roth

SINS! – Abram Elam, Browns CB’s

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider

 

KC

Giddyup! – Demorrio Williams, Tamba Hali

SINS! – Mike Brown, Brandon Flowers

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


San Francisco @ Philadelphia

SF

Giddyup! – Pat Willis, Dashon Goldson (his performance on MNF=WOW)

SINS! – Takeo Spikes, Justin Smith

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider

PHI

Giddyup! – Will Witherspoon, Trent Cole, Quentin Mikell

SINS! – Akeem Jordan, Darren Howard

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Arizona @ Detroit

Arizona

Giddyup! – Adrian Wilson, Antrel Rolle, Karlos Dansby

SINS! – Calais Campbell, Cards’ CB’s

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider

DET

Giddyup! – Larry Foote, Louis Delmas (Questionable, it’s a fantastic matchup if he can go)

SINS! – Julian Peterson

Hellno! – Levy/Sims


Houston @ St. Louis

HOU

Giddyup! – Mario Williams, Brian Cushing, Bernard Pollard

SINS! – DeMeco Ryans

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider

STL

Giddyup! – James Laurinaitis

SINS! – Chris Long, Ronald Bartell, Craig Dahl

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Chicago @ Baltimore

CHI

Giddyup! – Peanut Tillman, Lance Briggs, Kevin Payne

SINS! – Hunter Hillenmeyer, Alex Brown

Hellno! – Williams/Roach

 

BAL

Giddyup! – Ray Lewis

SINS! – Dwan Edwards, Jarrett Johnson, Lardarius Webb

Hellno! – Ed Reed (I wouldn’t trust him this week even if he does go)




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