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Week 10 NFL Picks & Predictions

Posted on: November 10, 2010 1:24 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2010 8:45 am
 
Happy Hump Day.  How's everyone doing?  Can you believe it's week 10 already?  I still remember anxiously awaiting for the preseason to get here.  Doesn't seem that long ago.  Here are my picks & predictions.  Enjoy the read: 

Ravens @ Falcons-- The Falcons are a great team at home, but I don't like the way they let the Bucs back into the game last week. If not for a heroic goal-line stand, they lose that game. If they sit on a lead against the Ravens, they will be crushed. The Ravens have their running game going, and Willis McGahee has once again become a factor in this offense to compliment Ray Rice. I'll take the team that knows how to finish games. PREDICTION: RAVENS

Lions @ Bills-- If ever there was a chance to win a game, last week was it. Instead, it was yet another let down for Bills fans. I don't see this contest shaping up any differently. Lions BIG - even without Stafford. PREDICTION: LIONS

Panthers @ Buccaneers-- The Panthers have not yet named a starter for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. It will either be Jimmy Clausen; who isn't very good; or Tony Pike; who has barely played any NFL snaps in the regular season. Jonathan Stewart is injured, and no one is stepping up on this offense. I give them a slim-to-none chance in this one against an improving young Bucs team. PREDICTION: BUCCANEERS

Vikings @ Bears-- The Vikings are a mess. Adrian Peterson is not the factor in this offense he once was because the coaches have to cater to 50-year-old Brett Favre's ego and call 50 pass plays every game. Tension between Childress and Favre on top of that. I'm not reading too much into their comeback victory against the Derek Anderson-led Cardinals last week. The Bears have their own mess. The O-line is going to get Jay Cutler killed, and Matt Forte has been a huge disappointment. I don't like either team, but I guess I have to pick one. I'll go with the team I think will screw up less in this one. PREDICTION: BEARS

Texans @ Jaguars-- The Jaguars aren't much better than the Texans on defense. They are 28th in the league. In a battle between two bad defenses, I'll go with the team with the better offense. This seems like a great spot for Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson to get things going again. PREDICTION: TEXANS

Titans @ Dolphins-- I don't like what I'm seeing from the Dolphins. That Offensive Coordinator must go.  They started off with a heavy dose of Ronnie Brown; then basically quit using him from the 2nd quarter on. Where is Brandon Marshall? Has anyone seen him? They paid big Bucks to land this guy; yet they barely call his number. I don't get it. Anyway, I pick the Dolphins in this one simply because of the law of averages. They HAVE to win at home eventually, don't they??? PREDICTION: DOLPHINS

Jets @ Browns-- I'm starting to like the Cleveland Browns. I thought letting Brady Quinn go for Jake Delhomme was beyond stupid. But, drafting Colt McCoy is looking like a smart decision. The running game is going, and the team, though absent of elite talent, plays hard every down. They are no longer push-overs, and are going out there expecting to win. The Jets, in my opinion, got lucky last week against the Lions. Luck won't cut it this week. I expect the Browns' scrappy, hard-nosed play to continue and surprise yet another AFC East team. Upset alert. PREDICTION: BROWNS

Bengals @ Colts-- The Bengals are looking more and more like the little brother in the AFC North. Peyton Manning & company come home after a tough loss to the Eagles on the road, and will look to redeem themselves. I like the Colts chances no matter how many WR's get injured; as long as Peyton Manning is taking the snaps. PREDICTION: COLTS

Chiefs @ Broncos-- The Broncos don't have much going right for them at all. Just not seeing any positives there right now. They traded into the first round to draft a QB who they only use in goal-line gimmick plays maybe once every few games. Seems like kind of a waste to me. On the other hand, the Chiefs bring an improved defense and running game to this contest. That should be enough to handle this Broncos team. PREDICTION: CHIEFS

Rams @ 49ers-- The Rams are the better team here, but the one thing that worries me is they don't seem to play well on the road. The 49ers owners and coaches are still crowning the team the future NFC West Champions despite their 2-6 start. Not sure how realistic that prediction is. The 49ers defense just doesn't seem right to me. They're too inconsistent and underacheive in too many games. Let's just say that with first place on the line, I trust the Rams to play better on the road this week more than I trust the 49ers defense to show us the effort we saw from them back in '08 and '09. PREDICTION: RAMS

Cowboys @ Giants-- Two teams going in two opposite directions. The Cowboys will have a new coach and new defensive coordinator for this game. The Giants have the league's #1 defense and #2 offense. Not seeing much chance for an upset. PREDICTION: GIANTS

Seahawks @ Cardinals-- The Cardinals have Derek Anderson as their starting QB. What else is there to say? PREDICTION: SEAHAWKS

Patriots @ Steelers-- The Patriots got flat-out manhandled by the Browns last week. They will be motivated to redeem themselves in this one. They face an excellent, but not flawless, defense in the Steelers. Roethlisberger looks good. But, I think Tom Brady outplays him in this one. Very rarely over the past several years have the Patriots lost back-to-back games. I'll roll with the odds in this one. PREDICTION: PATRIOTS

Eagles @ Redskins-- Mike Shanahan now has to go on television against Donovan McNabb's old team and try to make the home crowd forget he benched him in favor of Rex Grossman last week when the game was on the line. Good luck with that. The Eagles seem to have it more together plus a huge talent advantage on offense. Vick & company win the rematch. PREDICTION: EAGLES

 

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Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 11:49 am
 

Week 10 NFL Picks & Predictions

I agree, trading Hillis away was a big mistake! I have mixed feelings regarding McDaniels because he has a lot to do with the success that was once in New England and he has done some good things for Denver, but I think the cons out weigh the pros. I am still optimistic on him being our coach next year because we do have a lot of young talent that has yet to come to the table and that is potentially part of his game plan (fingers crossed).

Thanks for the good luck.... We will need it!




Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 11:29 am
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Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 10:48 am
 

Week 10 NFL Picks & Predictions

In a fantasy league, I'd start Roethlisberger.  Flacco will be up against a better defense. 



Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 10:26 am
 

Week 10 NFL Picks & Predictions

Agree with all these picks. Gotta love them Cowgirls only going to win 1 game this season. From this it sounds like I should start Big Ben. Who should I start? Ben Roethlisberger of Joe Flacco?



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 10:11 am
 

Week 10 NFL Picks & Predictions

First off A.Peterson Is getting plenty of carries he Is just not busting them like he has In the past also  T.Gerhart has looked good when In there. Second there Is no way the Bears will beat us this team Is coming together thnx to Chilly S.Rice coming back watch out to all who underestimate the vaunted viking. SKOL


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Posted on: November 11, 2010 9:22 am
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Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:52 am
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Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:40 am
 

Week 10 NFL Picks & Predictions

PITT Fan - your a clown!!!!

Pie...

Pls learn to spell, it's You're a clown..not Your a clown. If you ever plan to call me out try spelling at a grade 2 level, it helps. PS I'm a Mech Engineer JFTR but clown works as well.




Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:36 am
 

Week 10 NFL Picks & Predictions

Hey, Mike.  I have some friends who are Broncos fans, so I feel for you.  The decision making has been odd, at best.  Trading away Peyton Hillis was probably the worst of them all.  Firing Mike Nolan, in my opinion, was questionable at best.  Now, the offense AND defense are struggling.  I don't think McDaniels will be your coach in '11. 

Good luck the rest of the way. 



Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2010 4:52 pm
 

Week 10 NFL Picks & Predictions

I would disagree on the Pats vs Steelers game. I think this is going to come down to the better defense and the Steelers are going to frustrate Brady all game long. Roethlisberger also has some help from Mendy in the back field which is something Brady really doesn't have. Looking forward to the game as it should be a good one, but I think the Steelers will pull it off.

I would agree with your thoughts on the waste of Denver's 1st round QB pick though. Typically your 1st round picks are used to add a weapon to your team, not ride the bench. Not to mention the injury prone D. Thomas who has been a disappointment as well. Should have went with D. Bryant in my opinion. I have always been a passionate Broncos fan, but McDaniels has been making some horrific decisions for the franchise since he has been there.



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