Week 12: Cynic Predictions

Every week, members of the sports section will predict who will be victorious in their NFL match-ups.

Bengals vs. Texans

Despite the MVP-caliber play of linebacker J.J. Watt, the Houston Texans have been anything but consistent, winning back-to-back games only once this season.

With Ryan Mallett scheduled to start, the Texans look to get back on track against the struggling Bengals, who suffered a huge loss at home 24-3 by their division rival Browns.

I think Ryan Mallett will show up and the Texans win 17-10.

Bengals: Alex, Andrew, Colby, Owen and Zach

Texans: Armin, Cam, Dave, Freddy, Jack and Stu

Rams vs. Chargers

After an incredible opening to the season, where the Chargers won five straight games after dropping their opener, the Phillip Rivers-led offense has come to a grinding halt.

They dropped their last three games, including an embarrassing 31-0 beatdown at the hands of the Dolphins.

With a potent pass rush, I see the Rams putting up another solid showing against a struggling club. Rams win this 23-14.

Rams: Alex, Andrew, Armin, Colby, Dave, Freddy, Owen and Zach

Chargers: Cam, Jack and Stu

Cardinals vs. Seahawks

Having already matched their loss total from last year’s championship season, the Seahawks are in an unusual position.

They are the underdogs against the current NFC West leading Cardinals.

The Cardinals are the best team in the league right now, but they lost Carson Palmer for the season with a torn ACL.

I still expect them to put up a great fight with Drew Stanton throwing passes.

The Seahawks deserve the respect reserved for defending champs. Seahawks win a close game, 24-23.

Cardinals: Alex, Armin, Cam, Colby, Jack, Owen andStu

Seahawks: Andrew, Dave, Freddy and Zach