Saturday, November 13, 2010

NFL Week 10

Well my crystal ball was well tuned up last week, and there were some great games.  I'm a bit late putting my predictions up for week 10, as Atlanta played Baltimore on Thursday night and the only people who watched it on TV had Direct TV with the NFL package.  Atlanta won 26-21, and are poised to be a formidable foe in the playoffs.

Without further Ado, here's my NFL picks for week 10:

Cincinnati at Indianapolis

With a loss to the Eagles last weekend, the Colts' winning streak came to an end.  The Bengals suffered yet another loss to the Steelers, and it looks like this week will chalk up another digit in the L column for them.  IND - 28  CIN - 14

New York Jets at Cleveland

This looks like a very interesting match-up.  The Brown's record does not do them justice as of late.  They gave the Steelers a big run for their money last weekend, and the Jets really didn't show up until the 4th quarter and only beat the Lions in over time.  The Jets had better bring their game with them to Cleveland, or their luck may just run out on Sunday.  I'm going to do Jets fan Jazz Shaw, a favor and pick the Browns in an upset.  CLE - 24  NYJ - 22 in a nail biter.  ( I hope this makes you happy, Jazz  LOL)

Minnesota at Chicago

The Bears will grab a share of first place in the NFC North with a win Sunday, but standing in their way is a Vikings team that may be playing with renewed confidence after a possibly season-saving win last weekend.  However, I'm not going to call an upset for the Vikings, considering this is a home field advantage for the Bears, and 70 year old Brett Favre, although having a good 2nd half last week, will revert to his tired and injured self again on Sunday.  CHI - 27  MIN - 18

Tennessee at Miami

The Titans are coming off a bye week and should be tanned, rested and ready for the Dolphins on Sunday, although it is doubtful that Kenny Britt will return to the lineup following a hamstring injury 2 weeks ago against the Chargers.  The Titans also have a plus and minus in their lineup in the name of Randy Moss.  If he can behave in the locker room and play up to his potential, he could be an asset to the Titans, but I expect he'll be the jerk we all know and hate from his Patriot and Viking days.  The Dolphins took a whooping from the Ravens last week, and looked horrible.  This game is Tennessee's to lose.  TN - 32  MIA - 14

Houston at Jacksonville

The Jaguars are coming off a bye week after big win over the hapless Cowboys, but they really are not playing up to the level I think they are capable of.  The Texans started out strong, but have not played well lately.  Jacksonville (4-4) has endured two straight losing seasons and Houston (4-4) has yet to make the playoffs in its first eight. It’s always difficult to contend in the South, which has been won by Indianapolis six times in the last seven years.  This is a tough game to call, so I'm tossing a coin and calling it for the Texans.  HOU - 24  JAX - 17

Detroit at Buffalo

If you are tempted to call this Loser Bowl Week 10, think again.  The Bills are playing far better than their winless record shows, and the Lions have been playing good ball as well, and will be a power to be reckoned with next year.  The Lions, who also dropped 24 straight on the road from Sept. 9, 2001-Dec. 21, 2003, have lost three of their four road games this year by eight points or fewer.  The Bills (0-8) keep playing close games, losing each of their last three by three points, but remain the NFL’s only winless team. The 2008 Lions are the only team to finish a 16-game season without a victory.  I'm predicting that the Bills will finally add one to the W column, and home field advantage will play a big part.  BUF - 24  DET - 21 that may be won in overtime.

Carolina at Tampa Bay

Easy call.  TB - 32  CAR - 10 *Yawn*

Kansas City at Denver 

The Chiefs are hoping last week’s performance was just an aberration. The Broncos wish they had only one poor effort to bounce back from.  The Chiefs look to keep sole possession of the AFC West lead on Sunday when they face a slumping Broncos team coming off a bye week and trying to win its first divisional game at Invesco Field under coach Josh McDaniels.  I'm going with the Chiefs  KC - 34  DEN - 17

St. Louis at San Francisco

Tied for first and coming off a bye, the Rams go for their first division road win in three years Sunday when they face the 49ers.  Neither team impresses me, especially the 2-6 49ers.  I'm putting this one in the "who cares" category, but calling it for the Rams STL - 20   SF - 17

Dallas at New York Giants

I don't know where to start.  The Giants are playing like a Super Bowl bound team lately, and Jerry Jones' self proclaimed "America's Team" is like a rudderless ship without a captain.  They have no coach, no quarterback and no chance.  NYG - 42  DAL - 7

Seattle at Arizona 

The Seahawks had their collective asses handed to them by the Giants last Sunday, and the Cardinals are coming off an OT loss against the mediocre Vikings last Sunday.  Both teams are coming off a losing streak, but it will end for the Seahawks this week.  SEA - 24  ARIZ - 13

New England at Pittsburgh

Sunday night's game is one not to be missed.  Both teams are 6-2 and both have had some tough wins.  The Patriots have dropped consecutive games twice in the past eight seasons, a rut they’ll be anxious to avoid matching in Sunday night’s showdown at Heinz Field between a pair of Super Bowl hopefuls.  The Patriots will be looking to rebound again Sunday after a performance that left both coach and quarterback searching for answers. New England turned the ball over three times and held the ball for less than 22 minutes in a 34-14 defeat at Cleveland last Sunday that ended its run as the NFL’s lone one-loss team.  This would be too close to call, except my extreme dislike for the Patriots makes this one easy.  PIT - 27  NE - 21 (You are welcome, Ed Morrissey)

Finally there is Monday night's game:

Philadelphia at Washington

Last time these teams met, The Redskins had a stunning victory against the Eagles.  Don't look for it this weekend.  Michael Vick led the Eagles to a stunning surprising win over the Colts last week, while the Redskins, who are coming off a bye week, got trounced by the Lions, and McNabb got sidelined towards the end of the game.  PHL - 34  WASH - 24

Well, those are my predictions, what are yours?  Feel free to post them in the comments section.

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