Week 10 Results (8-4-1) – Overall (90-45-1)
Last week felt a lot uglier than 8-4-1. The Cowboys and Saints were good calls, but I should have known better with the Giants. They’re a very tired team at this point and are definitely in need of a bye week. Oh well, on to the next one…
Cardinals @ Falcons
Browns @ Cowboys
Here’s another game where I think the big home favorite needs to be on upset alert, even more so than
Dallas survived a tough division game in
Philly last week and faces a Cleveland
team coming off its bye. A big factor
for me is Joe Haden. He’s questionable
to start, and even if he does, he’ll be at far less than 100%. Dallas
squeaks by at home.
Packers @ Lions
Bengals @ Chiefs
I don’t think the Bengals are anything special, but I don’t expect the Chiefs to be very up for this one after coming up just short on MNF in
Pittsburgh. KC is far and away the league’s worst team in
turnover differential with a -20 (next closest is Philly at -11), and Cincinnati forced a total
of 6 turnovers in their last two games, against both Mannings.
Jets @ Rams
The Rams shocked the football world last week by tying the Niners. The Jets continued to look awful by getting housed in
Seattle. If it was any team other than the Jets, I’d
probably take them over the Rams due to a bit of a letdown factor, but who will
the Jets turn to to score points? I like
what the Rams are doing on defense, and they’re offense is developing by the
week. It might be ugly, but the Rams get
Eagles @ Redskins
Have the Eagles given up yet? They’re not going to the playoffs, and Andy Reid is likely on the way out. Rookie Nick Foles gets the start in DC, and fortunately for him, he’ll be facing the pathetic Redskins’ pass defense. Call me crazy, but I think the Eagles get the road upset here. Look for a big day from LeSean McCoy and for the Eagles defense to do just enough to escape with a 4 point win.
Bucs @ Panthers
Tough to take road teams in division matchups, but the directions of these two franchises are clear. The Bucs are playing big time football on offense and getting by defensively, while the Panthers are struggling on both sides of the ball. With
holding the league’s best run defense, Cam Newton will be forced to make plays,
and that hasn’t exactly worked out so well for the Panthers this year. Tampa Bay
Jaguars @ Texans
I can’t even find an angle that makes this one close.
Saints @ Raiders
Here’s a spot where the Saints are prone to lay an egg. They’re traveling, not only out of the dome, but to the west coast. Fortunately, they’ll be facing a one dimensional Raiders team that can run the football. Carson Palmer may put up some points, but the Raiders aren’t a team I would take to win a shoot out with Drew Brees and the Saints.
Chargers @ Broncos
Philip Rivers looks completely lost on the football field, and Peyton Manning is a man on a mission. This isn’t setting up well for the Chargers in any phase of the game. They’ll need a few Willis McGahee fumbles and Manning INTs to pull off the upset. They don’t get them.
Colts @ Patriots
The Andrew Luck bandwagon is at full capacity, and the Patriots struggled to hold off the Bills last week. The Colts pull off the stunner right? This one smells like a
England blowout in the making.
Aaron Hernandez looks like he’ll be out again, but it won’t matter as
Indy struggles to keep up with Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Ravens @ Steelers
There’s blood in the water. Can the Ravens capitalize? They get the Steelers in two of the next three weeks, and it’s likely that they’ll get to avoid Ben Roethlisberger both times.
only chance is to run the football and get a huge game from their defense. It could certainly happen, but how in the
world can I back a Byron Leftwich-led offense against the Ravens?
Bears @ 49ers
This will be a battle of teams dealing with concussed QBs.
will head west without Jay Cutler, but the Niners are expected to have Alex
Smith under center on MNF. I’m not a
huge Jason Campbell guy, but I like him better with a week to prepare for a
football game. Great defenses travel,
and the Bears have a great defense. I
don’t like the way the Niners have looked since that Giants whooping. Chicago
is a team that can make them look as bad as the Giants did, and I think they