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12-16-2011, 03:43 PM
Hilarious column picking Steelers to win this weekend ... hope you enjoy it!

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2011 ... more-90959 (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/week-15-matchups-a-game-of-toddler-chess/#more-90959)

Steelers (10-3) at 49ers (10-3)
Monday, 8:30 p.m.
Line: 49ers by 3

The 49ers will drive to the Steelers’ 4-yard line the first six times they get the ball, only to call a series of end-arounds to Kyle Williams and passes to the noted short-yardage threat Ted Ginn that somehow fail to result in touchdowns. David Akers will collapse from exhaustion during his sixth field-goal attempt, and the 49ers will nurse a 15-7 lead until Ben Roethlisberger fractures a hip, two ribs and three throwing fingers after pump-faking four times and being sacked by five defenders. After Charlie Batch warms up, Roethlisberger will return to the game to throw a touchdown and a 2-point conversion. The Steelers will win in overtime when referees determine that a controversial Troy Polamalu interception return for a touchdown cannot be reviewed because someone set the replay booth television to TiVO “Fear Factor.” Pick: Steelers