OH this time of year does a number on my heart. The last few days before Christmas…the last few weeks of the regular season…two things I love most approaching their end…I can’t take it! It’s too bittersweet! But whether I’m on board or not…here’s the Week 16…the second to LAST week of the regular season!…preview:
GAME OF THE WEEK: I’m loving Niners at Seahawks on Monday night. In the past three weeks Seattle has scored more than 50 points in each game…50 points!…and their offense is viewed as weaker than their defense. Seattle is also near-impossible to beat at home. However, the Niners are coming off of a win at Foxborough against the Patriots who haven’t lost a game at home in December in a decade. So they’re not all that intimidated by home field advantage.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: J.J. Watt and Aldon Smith are both closing in on Michael Strahan’s single season sack record of 22.5 sacks. They each currently lead the NFL with 19.5 sacks this season. With two more games to play, the record is definitely in sight. Another record-breaker to watch: Adrian Peterson chasing Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record of 2105 yards. He needs to average 147 yards per game to beat it. And last but not least, Calvin Johnson is just over 180 yards away from breaking Jerry Rice’s single season receiving yardage record.
STORYLINE TO KNOW: Giants at Ravens. The Giants are coming off of a shutout by the Falcons, and the Ravens off of an ugly multiple game losing streak. If either of these playoff perennials are going to have a shot at a long playoff run, they’re going to need to right the sinking ship ASAP.
RECIPES TO MAKE:
cheddar and bacon loaf
christmas tree veggie tray
cinnamon sugar candied nuts
easy chocolate fudge with pretzels