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The players in our charity pro football underdog game have spoken, and here are their selections for this Week 13 of the Big Daddies' season:

10 PHILADELPHIA at Dallas - Bob, Gary, Gordon, Dr. D, Ted, MickeyMacNYC
9.5 MINNESOTA at Green Bay - Cinderella Story, Lucas, Biggest Cubs Loser, Rudie, Pdxmick, Broadway Joe, Coastal Storm, Drewbob, Eric W.
9 MIAMI vs. New England - Pete Rozelle, George, Juicen
8 TAMPA BAY at Denver - Jeremy, PDXileinOmaha, John Cr., Usual Kevin, Annie
7 ST. LOUIS vs. San Francisco - Michael K.
5.5 JACKSONVILLE at Buffalo - Will, Bad Brad, Tung
5.5 TENNESSEE vs. Houston - Carol
4.5 INDIANAPOLIS at Detroit - NoPoGuy, Sola, Paul, Tinknocker, Dave A., Grizfan, DB Cooper, John Ch.
4 SEATTLE at Chicago - genop's gal
3.5 NEW ORLEANS at Atlanta (Thursday, unsuccessful) - genop, Bayou Baby
3 KANSAS CITY vs. Carolina - JMH, Pete Rose

Will and DB Cooper, who are each riding four-game winning streaks, go with the Jags and the Colts, respectively. DB's got company. Several think that the Pirates can beat the Horses. And lots of players are predicting that the Pack will turn in a second consecutive losing performance, this one at home.

As is customary, this post was composed earlier today, when there were still a few stragglers; it is being posted by robot. We'll update later today with any additional picks received before the 10:00 deadline.

Have a great first Sunday of December, and enjoy the games, everybody.

UPDATE, 11:03 a.m.: Sunday morning picks added.

UPDATE, 1:37 p.m.: Andrew Luck plays out of his mind as Indy wins at the final gun, and the Rams avert another tie with a last-minute field goal in overtime. Meanwhile, Seattle pulls out an overtime win, and K.C. fights through distraction for an emotional victory. Drama abounds.

UPDATE, 4:22 p.m.: Peyton and the Broncos are too much for the Buckin' Ears, and so no points are earned in our second games. There are still lots of eyes on the Eagles tonight, though.

UPDATE, 10:03 p.m.: The Eagles made it entertaining for a while, but they succumb, and so the are no winners in the nightcap. The standings at the end of Week 13 are therefore as follows:

DB Cooper 42
Michael K. 30.5
Will 28.5
Pete Rose 27.5
Broadway Joe 25.5
Grizfan 25.5
Paul 25
Tinknocker 25
NoPoGuy 23
Ted 22.5
Juicen 22
George 20.5
JMH 20.5
Pdxmick 19
Tung 18.5
Annie 18
John Ch. 17.5
Ricardo 16.5
Bad Brad 16
Dave A. 15
Jeremy 15
Usual Kevin 15
Drewbob 14
Bayou Baby 13.5
Sola 13.5
genop 13
PDXileinOmaha 13
Cinderella Story 12.5
Gordon 11.5
Pete Rozelle 11.5
genop's gal 11
Carol 10.5
Eric W. 10
Biggest Cubs Loser 9.5
Bob 9
Coastal Storm 8
John Cr. 8
MickeyMacNYC 6
Dr. D 5
Lucas 5
Rudie 5
Gary 0

Comments (9)

Props to genops gal, Seahawks in OT!

Go Colts!!!!!!

Colts win in last 4 seconds!

Luck is quite a pro already.

Wilson is quite a pro already.

The only failure in the pack of starting rookie QBs is the one getting the most publicity, the kid at the Redskins, Robert Griffin.

Amazing what the east coast media and the NFL's bias toward all hings in the NFC east, combined with a set of catchy initials for the player, will do

Wooo whooo! St. Lou!!!

What a motley crew. Bradford couldn't score a TD against his grandmother. But the Niners handed it to the Rams kicker, who is darn good.

So is the Steelers kicker. Missed oppty there for 'dog groomers.

And hooray for Seattle's QB Russell Wilson today! Will be the runner-up to Andrew Luck for rookie of the year.

Congrats to DB and the other winners this week!

I thought long and hard about Indy this week and eventually talked myself out of them.

This is my first year playing the dogs and I am surprised with how interesting it can make the games. Looking forward to next week.


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