In perhaps the final installment of the BetBomb Podcast before the apocalypse, Matt and Steve breakdown the upcoming Bowl games between now and Christmas Day.
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Sunday, December 23, 2012 4:25 PM
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POINSETTIA BOWL - BYU at San Diego State
Two former conference foes renew a rivalry that is much more important to San Diego State.
BEEF 'O' BRADY’S BOWL - UCF at Ball State
Ball State began the season 3-3 and has won six straight games since, while Central Florida was victorious in two of its first four games before finishing 7-2.
NEW ORLEANS BOWL - East Carolina at UL Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette won four of its last five games, scoring 31 or more points in each of the wins in claiming second place in the Sun Belt, and makes its second consecutive trip to The Big Easy after winning the bowl last year.
LAS VEGAS BOWL - Washington at Boise State
It is a testament to how well Chris Petersen and his staff have done at Boise State that a 10-2 season feels like a down year.
HAWAII BOWL - Fresno State at SMU
The lone Christmas Eve bowl game figures to be gift-wrapped with plenty of offense. Southern Methodist will try to keep pace with Fresno State, which is ranked 14th nationally in total offense at 488.5 yards per game while averaging 40.2 points.
LITTLE CAESARS BOWL - Western Kentucky at Central Michigan Western Kentucky makes its first bowl appearance in history as a program in transition. Coach Willie Taggart left to take the South Florida job, disgraced former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino takes over the Hilltoppers, but defensive coordinator Lance Guidry will guide the team in the bowl game.
NFL Week 16
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Coach Mike Tomlin dismissed Ben Roethlisberger's post-game comments about Todd Haley's play-calling and game plan as frustration, but said he met with the Steelers quarterback anyway to make sure "he's on board with what it is we're doing."
New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys were able to get by in pass coverage last week without Morris Claiborne against the Pittsburgh Steelers.They'll need him this week against the New Orleans Saints.
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
The Washington Redskins expect Robert Griffin III to start Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, barring any setbacks, according to sources briefed on the rookie quarterback's medical status
New York Giants at Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens take on the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants this Sunday in a game that the visitors need just as badly.Home games had been an advantage for coach John Harbaugh's team for two years until a few weeks ago.