In what might end up being his final game as head coach of the Buffalo Bills, Chan Gailey will try to beat Rex Ryan and the New York Jets for the first time in six tries tomorrow afternoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
It's Week 17, which means this is the last weekly picks post of the 2012 season. While our Buffalo Bills are flailing into oblivion at 5-10, I'm looking to close out a strong season of picking their games, sitting pretty with a 12-3 mark. The games I missed: Kansas City in Week 2, Arizona in Week 6 and Tennessee in Week 7. So yeah, I've picked Buffalo to win four times this season, and was wrong once. I've picked against them 11 times, and was wrong twice. (I don't know what I saw in Kansas City; that's my lone embarrassment of the season.)
No, I'm not picking the Bills to win in Week 17, either.
Jets 27, Bills 14: The Bills are 0-5 against the Jets since Chan Gailey became head coach in 2010, losing those five games by an average score of 36-17. Mark Sanchez, of all of the miserable, rotten quarterbacks in the NFL, torches Buffalo on a consistent basis. No, I don't expect Gailey to finally get a win against Rex Ryan; I expect his three-year division record to plummet to 3-15. In case you can't tell, I cannot wait for Monday, when the misery of another Bills season comes to an end.
Texans 24, Colts 20: As great a story as Indy has been this season, it may all be over very soon. They don't match up particularly well against any of the teams in front of them, including Houston - playing for home-field advantage - this weekend.
Redskins 27, Cowboys 24: I haven't believed in Dallas all season. Washington has won six straight games, and they've got the two best players on the field in a home finale. I'm calling a close win, but I wouldn't be shocked if Washington crushes Big D.
Last Week: 11-5
Season Record: 157-84-1
Bills Predictions: 12-3