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Week 17- Giants v. Cowboys for Princess

Last week’s game between the NY Giants and the NY Jets was a must win for both teams in order to keep their playoff hopes alive (more so for the Giants). In all reality, the game was sloppily played by both but should have been won by the Jets if they would have stuck by their game plan to run the ball more and not pass it over 60 times. In the end however, a win is a win and Princess the Camel picked the winner when the Giants shutdown the Jets last Saturday and silencing the mouth of Head Coach Rex Ryan.

“…Jets coach Ryan said he didn’t come to New York to be anybody’s little brother and he was going to prove that last Saturday. I guess that didn’t work out for him!…” commented Princess

This week it all comes down to the last game of the season for both the Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, the winner of this game takes the NFC East Division crown and marches(more likes limps) into the playoffs, while the loser goes home and watches the playoffs from their easy chairs.

From her sanctuary at Popcorn Park Zoo, in Lacy Township NJ, Princess the Camel has made her final NFL game prediction of the regular season and has chosen the Giants to beat the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night at MetLife Stadium.

“…The Giants and Cowboys, you never know with both of them, good one week bad another, with the Giants it’s bad one quarter and good the next…if the Giants can play a whole game of defense like they did in the 2nd half last week they should be okay.”, Princess said about the game.

I happen to agree but it won’t be easy. It’s tough to beat an NFL team twice in one season, especially a division rival that you played only a couple of weeks earlier.
Like any other game, this one will come down to who makes the fewest mistakes and which QB, Manning or Romo, rallies their team more successfully.

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Princess Picks Week 14 – Giants v. Cowboys

Week 14 of the NFL season is upon us and Princess the Camel of Lacy Township’s Popcorn Park Zoo, is coming off a big win.

Last week she picked the NY Jets to beat the Washington Redskins down at FedEx Field. That pick was in jeopardy going to the 4th quarter, the Jets were down 19-13 to the Skin when all of a sudden, the Redskins imploded by giving up 21 unanswered points in the span of 7 minutes.


For this week’s pick, Princess is taking the NY Giants(6-6) over the Dallas Cowboys (7-5), in Dallas on Sunday night.

So what did Princess have to say about her pick?

“… the Cowboys haven’t won a game in December since I don’t know when and then take into account the Giants 2nd half of the season collapses the last couple of years. Well, one of them is going to win by accident.”, “…But they did play a good game last week even though they lost. Eli will out gun Romo.”

I agree with Princess on this weeks pick, this should be a good game for the Giants. They are the better team and need to beat the Cowboys to keep their playoff hopes alive.
A win Sunday night will give the Giants a slight lead over the Cowboys in the NFC East, but to ensure a playoff spot they will have to win the rest of their games and beat the Cowboys a second time on New Years Day to guarantee it. It wont be easy but I think they will be up to the challenge.
Let’s hope that Princess continues her winning ways this week.

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NFL Week 13 Princess Picks – Jets v. Redskins

Coming off a win last week after picking the New Orleans Saints to beat the NY Giants, Princess the prognosticating Camel of Lacy Township Popcorn Park Zoo, is feeling pretty good about herself and her 7W-5L record.

Some (unlike me) would say that last weeks pick was a no-brainer and there was no way the Giants could beat the Saints down in Superdome, so they aren’t willing to give Princess any credit for her winning pick. This week’s pick by Princess isn’t much different.

In a game that would on the surface seem to be another no-brainer, Princess is taking the NY Jets to beat the Washington Redskins on the road at FedX Field. I say no-brainer because conventional wisdom has the Jets beating up on the 4W-7L Redskins on Sunday, but if you succumb to conventional wisdom you may be making a big mistake this week.

The Redskins are a better team then their record would indicate even with the massive amount of injuries that the team has suffered this year. On defense the Skins rank 10th overall in passing defense and 18th against the run. What has hurt the Redskins is their offense, they are 14th overall in passing but their running game is essentially nonexistent ranking 31st in the league.

Offensively these teams are evenly match, while on defense the Jets seem to have a slight advantage, so the game isn’t going to be a blowout or an easy win for the Jets if they do happen to come out on top.

Speaking of the Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan, Princess gave the follow reason as to why she picked the Jets over the Redskins tomorrow,”…Well, sometimes he has a way of rallying his team with the way he acts, and they need this game to have any chance at the playoffs.”

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Princess Pick Updates; The Camel Picks’em Wrong The Past Two Weeks

For those having a little fun keeping track of Princess the Camel’s NFL picks I need to give an update after missing the past two weeks, NFL weeks 10 & 11.

Last week I missed posting about Princess’s choice to take the NY Giants over the S.F 49ers, I got busy with post election stuff and honey-do lists. Princess picked the Giants to beat the 49ers in that game out on the left coast believing that Eli Manning would be able to rally the team from behind once again late in the game if necessary. And if it wasn’t for an injury on defense to Middle-linebacker Michael Boley, the Giants might have held their opposition and allowed Eli to make the comeback complete.
This weeks game for week 11 went off last night between the NY Jets vs the Denver Broncos. Due to the game being played on Thursday night this week, I didn’t check in with Princess early enough this week to see her pick.
In last night’s game, Princess like most of us, assumed that the Jets would handily take care of Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos but you remember what the say about assuming… Poor plays on offense (interception returned for a touchdown) and defense (Tebow 20 yard touchdown run on third and 4 with a minutes to play) had the Jets crashing to earth and the Broncos sitting high in their saddles eking out the 17-13 victory.
We’ll have to wait to see next week if Princess rights her recent losing ways but for those now keeping score, after losses the past two weeks Princess’s record stands at 6W-5L

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NFL Week 9 Giants Vs. Patriots – Princess Picks’em

Last week as most of you all know, Princess the prognosticating Camel of Lacy Township’s Popcorn Park Zoo, picked the Giants to beat the hapless and winless Miami Dolphins. Thanks to the Giants playing down to their competion, as was the worry last week, the Giants nearly lost the game and continued Princess 3 game losing streak. Thankfully for Princess fans (and the Giants), her losing streak was broken and she returned to her winning ways and raised her pick record to 5-3 for the season.

This week the game that Princess will be covering is the Giants Vs. Patriots. It’s a tough game to pick, the Giants are entering the game as 9 point underdogs but that doesn’t deter Princess, who went with her heart instead of her head and picked the Giants to upset the Patriots this week.

After fretting over her choice this week and questioning her decision to take the Giants over the Pats, Princess’s handler John tried to console her doubts about the pick, “Hey girl, it’s okay to pick with your heart instead of your head and who knows, anything can happen. It’s not like they haven’t done it…”

Will the Giants comeout on top this week and extend both their and Princess’s winning streak or will the Patriots prevail, disappointing both Giants and Princess fans? We’ll find out Sunday afteroon.

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Week 8 NFL Pick: Princess Says Take Giants Over the Dolphins

Princess the Camel has had a pretty rough time of it the past few weeks. After starting the NFL season of with a perfect 4-0 record of predicting NFL game winner, she has fallen on some tough times. After choosing the San Diego Chargers to beat the NY Jets last week, Princess has found herself in the mist of a 3 game losing streak and a record after 7 weeks of picking games of 4-3.

Princess’s fortunes should change this week with her no-brains pick of the NY Giants over the Miami Dolphins, I mean if the Giants can’t win this game they have no right fielding a team for the rest of the year. Although as Princess states, “… on paper this appears to be an easy one, but you never know. The Giants are known for playing down to the competition…”

That’s a point that should be heeded for sure, the Giants do have a history of playing down to their competition but this week the Giants will show up.

It just may not be pretty.

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With Week 7 Pick Princess Looks to End Two Game Losing Streak; Take The Chargers Over The Jets She Says

After starting off the football season with a perfect 4-0 winning streak of picking winners of NFL games this year, Princess the Camel of Popcorn Park Zoo, has had a little bad luck lately. She is now looking to reverse a two game losing streak after choosing the Jets to beat the Oakland Raiders in week 5 and the Buffalo Bills to defeat the Giants last week.

In an attempt to get back on track this week, Princess has decided that the San Diego Chargers will beat the NY Jets to bolster her record of picking game winners to a very respectable 5-2 by the end of Sunday’s game.
In speaking about Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan and the Jets in general Princess had this to say about why she chose the Chargers this week, “… with his team in disarray. You never know what to expect from him or them.
Is she right or will her losing streak continue dropping her record fall to 4-3 after Sunday? If you’re a Jets fan I know you think she is wrong, but we’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out.

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