West lengthens NFL swami lead

Is this the winning run for Greg West?

West was correct on 11 of 13 selections, lengthening his lead over second place where Don Healy and Mike Vanderjagt are tied for second. Each was 10-3.

Roger Raymond scored a respectable 9-4, but stays in fourth.

The the season West is 99-47, Healy and Vanderjagt, 93-53 and Raymond, 91-55.

While three games, all on Thanksgiving are out of play, the swamis still differed on eight of 13 games. The first game shows West and Healy hanging with Pittsburgh, while Raymond and Vanderjagt take Cleveland.

"No Ben, no win," said Raymond, referencing the ailing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Raymond goes with West in taking Jacksonville over Tennessee.

"Don't ask me why," West said.

Only Vanderjagt takes the 8-1 Atlanta Falcons over Tampa Bay. The Bucs rode on the ability of Josh Freeman for a come-back win and West, Healy and Raymond think the same will happen as the Bucs play at home.

A win for the 6-4 Bucs jumps them back into the playoff hunt.

Next up is Seattle at Miami. Once a contender, Miami has dropped to pretender, but Vanderjagt and Raymond like the Dolphins at home. Why Raymond took Miami, "They can't be as bad as t appears."

There are really two games of the week: San Francisco at New Orleans and Green Bay at the New York Giants.

Raymond and Vanderjagt think New Orleans can pull off the victory at home. The Saints have righted the ship and although they are 5-5, they have been a very hot team the last three weeks. A win gets them back into thoughts of making the playoffs.

San Francisco, 6-2, annihilated the Bears when both teams had back-up starters. No problem for the 49ers in knocking off the Saints, West and Healy said.

Healy and West say it is a must win for the New York Giants. Once holders of a three-game lead in he NFC East, the Giants, are 6-4, just one game ahead of the erratic Dallas Cowboys.

Without Jake Cutler the Chicago Bears have faltered, while Green Bay, with QB Aaron Rodgers, has moved into a first-place tie in the NFC North at 7-3.

The final game of the week, and one of the poorest, is Carolina at Philadelphia.

Vanderjagt takes Carolina as a lot of Philadelphia fans are on a coach Andy Reid watch. Another loss for the 3-7 Eagles could be his downfall, if in the minds of the front office it has already concluded.

There are no more byes for the rest of the season.

Check back to see how the swamis scored.

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