First Pick Watch – Week 12

A new weekly feature where college and pro football meet, the NFL draft. 10 of last 11 teams who got the first overall pick have finished with 2 or fewer wins. There is no reason to think this year will be any different.

Say Good-Bye

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Somethings Gotta Give

No games feature two teams with exactly two wins this week.

Still Alive

4 teams still have two wins or less. Wins are in parenthesis. Each team’s remaining schedule is listed.

  • Atlanta Falcons (2) – @BUF, @GB, WASH, @SF, CAR

  • Houston Texans (2) – NE, @JAX, @IND, DEN, @TEN

  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2) – @CLE, @HOU, BUF, TEN, @IND

  • *Minnesota Vikings (2)** – CHI, @BAL, PHI, @CIN, DET

  • Minnesota has a tie also


Things got downright crazy this week. First Tampa Bay picked up their third win and would seem to be eliminated from the discussion. Then Minnesota went got themselves a tie, which ironically means they would lose a tiebreaker to teams with the same number of wins. Then Jacksonville went out and grabbed their second win. Now we are staring at four team with two wins, and a chance to break precedent and have a team with three losses get the first overall pick again.

Houston and Jacksonville play eachother again in two weeks, so at that point one of these guys gets eliminated (assuming all the teams don’t get to three wins by then). Houston easily has the toughest schedule with three road games, including one against the possible playoff bound Colts. Plus two home games against New England and Denver. So they would appear to be the frontrunner at this point. If Houston wins that game, Atlanta is likely the frontrunner since they have just two home games left, and one is against a good Carolina team