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The Hive – Week 12 Edition

The Hive – Week 12 Edition




Welcome back to The Hive everyone! Its week 12, time for the playoff push! Due to the Thursday games (and a bumped up deadline from the editor) The Hive will be a little different this week. You will find the lists of studs, strong starts, gut checks and players to stay away from, but without as much commentary. Think of it as The Hive cliff notes! We will be back to normal for week 13. On to the action!




Turkey Day games!!



Miami @ Detroit Thursday 9:30am PST





Studs – Zach Thomas, Jason Taylor

Strong starts – Channing Crowder

Gut checks – Vonnie Holiday, Renaldo Hill

Stay away – Dolphins CB’s




Studs- Ernie Sims

Strong starts – Kenoy Kennedy

Gut checks – Boss Bailey, Teddy Lehman

Stay away – Lions DL’s





Tampa Bay @ Dallas Thursday 1:15pm PST





Studs – Ronde Barber, Derrick Brooks

Strong starts – Jermaine Phillips, Barrett Ruud

Gut checks – DeWayne White

Stay away – Simeon Rice




Studs – Roy Williams

Strong starts – Bradie James

Gut checks – Dallas CB’s, Demarcus Ware, Akin Ayodele

Stay away – Keith Davis, Greg Ellis




Denver @ Kansas City Thursday 5pm PST





Studs – Al Wilson, Champ Bailey

Strong starts – Ian Gold, Darrent Williams

Gut checks – Kenard Lang, Elvis Dumervil, DJ Williams

Stay away – Nick Ferguson


Kansas City


Studs – Jared Allen

Strong starts – Keyaron Fox, Kawicka Mitchell

Gut checks – Law/Surtain, Tamba Hali, Greg Wesley

Stay away – Derrick Johnson





Arizona @ Minnesota Sunday 10am PST





Studs – Adrian Wilson, Gerald Hayes

Strong starts – Karlos Dansby

Gut checks – Antrel Rolle

Stay away – Bert Berry




Studs – Antoine Winfield

Strong starts – EJ Henderson, Dontarrious Thomas

Gut checks – Corey Chavous

Stay away – Fred Smoot




Carolina @ Washington Sunday 10am PST





Studs – Julius Peppers

Strong starts – Thomas Davis, Chris Gamble, Shaun Williams, Chris Draft

Gut checks – Mike Rucker, Richard Marshall

Stay away – Ken Lucas




Studs – none

Strong starts – Sean Taylor, Lemar Marshall, Shawn Springs

Gut checks – Marcus Washington

Stay away – Adam Archuleta, Andre Carter






Cincinnati @ Cleveland Sunday 10am PST





Studs – Madieu Williams, Justin Smith

Strong starts – Landon Johnson, Caleb Miller

Gut checks – Robert Geathers, Deltha O’Neal

Stay away – Brian Simmons, Ahmad Brooks




Studs – Sean Jones

Strong starts – Andra Davis

Gut checks – Daven Holly, DQwell Jackson

Stay away – Kamerion Wimbley




Houston @ New York Jets Sunday 10am PST





Studs – Demeco Ryans

Strong starts – Morlon Greenwood, Glen Earl

Gut checks – Dunta Robinson, Mario Williams

Stay away – everyone else


New York


Studs – Kerry Rhodes

Strong starts – Jonathan Vilma, Erik Coleman, Bryan Thomas

Gut checks – Justin Miller, Andre Dyson

Stay away – Victor Hobson




Jacksonville @ Buffalo Sunday 10am PST





Studs – Daryl Smith

Strong starts – Rashean Mathis

Gut check – Gerald Sensabaugh, Paul Spicer

Stay away – Donovan Darius




Studs– London Fletcher-Baker, Terrance McGee

Strong starts – Angelo Crowell, Aaron Schobel

Gut checks – Nate Clements

Stay away – Takeo Spikes





New Orleans @ Atlanta Sunday 10am PST



New Orleans


Studs – Charles Grant

Strong starts – Will Smith, Scott Shanle, Scott Fujita

Gut checks – Josh Bullocks

Stay away – Saints CB’s




Studs – Keith Brooking

Strong starts – Lawyer Milloy

Gut checks – Deangelo Hall, Michael Boley, Demorrio Williams

Stay away – Ed Hartwell, Pat Kerney





Pittsburgh @ Baltimore Sunday 10am PST





Studs – James Farrior

Strong starts – Polamalu/Clark, Clark Haggans, Larry Foote

Gut checks – Ike Taylor

Stay away – Joey Porter




Studs – Adalius Thomas

Strong starts – Bart Scott, Dawan Landry

Gut checks – Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs, Trevor Pryce

Stay away – Ravens CB’s





San Francisco @ St Louis Sunday 10am PST



San Fran


Studs – Brandon Moore

Strong starts – Keith Lewis, Walt Harris

Gut checks – Derek Smith, Shawnte Spencer

Stay away – 49ers DL’s


St Louis


Studs – Will Witherspoon, Leonard Little

Strong starts – O.J. Atogwe

Gut checks – Tye Hill

Stay away – Pino Tinoisamoa





Oakland @ San Diego Sunday 1:05pm PST





Studs – Kirk Morrison

Strong starts – Thomas Howard, Derrick Burgess

Gut checks – Schweigart/Huff, Warren Sapp

Stay away – Tyler Brayton, Sam Williams



San Diego


Studs – Donnie Edwards

Strong starts – Shaun Phillips

Gut checks – Luis Castillo, Quentin Jammer

Stay away – Marlon McCree







New York Giants @ Tennessee Sunday 1:15pm PST



New York


Studs– Antonio Pierce, Gibril Wilson

Strong starts – Matthias Kiwanuka

Gut checks – Will Demps

Stay away – Osi/Strahan




Studs – Keith Bulluck, Chris Hope

Strong starts – Kyle Vanden Bosch

Gut checks – all Titans LB’s not named Bulluck, Pacman Jones

Stay away – everyone else








Chicago @ New England Sunday 1:15pm PST





Studs– Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher

Strong starts – Alex Brown

Gut checks– Tommie Harris, Tillman/Vasher

Stay away– Adewale Ogunleye


New England


Studs – none

Strong starts – Tedi Bruschi, Mike Vrabel

Gut checks – Junior Seau

Stay away – everyone else






Philadelphia @ Indianapolis Sunday 5:15pm PST





Studs – Jeremiah Trotter, Brian Dawkins

Strong starts – Trent Cole

Gut checks – Matt McCoy, Sheppard/Brown

Stay away – Mike Patterson




Studs – Robert Mathis, Cato June

Strong starts – Dwight Freeney, Marlin Jackson

Gut checks – Gary Brackett

Stay away – Bob Sanders





Green Bay @ Seattle Monday 5:30pm PST



Green Bay


Studs – Aaron Kampman

Strong starts – Nick Barnett, AJ Hawk, Nick Collins, Marquand Manuel

Gut checks – Charles Woodson

Stay away – Brady Poppinga




Studs – Lofa Tatupu

Strong starts – Julian Peterson, Ken Hamlin, Leroy Hill

Gut checks – Seattle DL’s

Stay away – Seattle CB’s





That about wraps it up for week 12. I hope that you and your family have a fantastic Thanksgiving, and I hope to see you all back here next week!

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