NFL Week 10 – Picks Revisited
Every Tuesday or Wednesday I will go over the previous week of games, with a note or two on the game. To see my picks and notes for the past week, click here.
Week 10 (Predicted Winners in Bold and Italicized) (If the pick has a line through it, then I incorrectly picked that team to win):
IND @ JAX – Colts came in and handled the Jaguars very easily. Luck used his legs for the only two touchdowns on offense, and the defense had a Pick-6 to put the game out of reach for the Jaguars.
BUF @ NE – New England must have been sweating bullets late in the game. Bills kept fighting and had a chance to win but couldn’t pull through. Some bad turnovers ultimately led to the loss for the Bills.
SD @ TB – Rivers looked really good in the first half, but it’s a two half game and he struggled mightily in the second half. Rivers threw a terrible pick-6, and the Bucs special team scored a TD, as Freeman and the Bucs did enough to pull out the victory.
DEN @ CAR – Peyton Manning had another 300 yard game and threw for one touchdown. It was the defense and special teams which had seven sacks and two touchdowns (one return) that stopped the Carolina offense.
OAK @ BAL – The Ravens were in control the whole game as Flacco threw for 341 yards, three touchdowns, and ran one in for a score. The special teams had a great day as well scoring on a fake-fieldgoal with the holder running it in. Jacoby Jones also had a kick-return touchdown from five yards deep into the end zone.
MIA – Tough loss for the playoff-hopeful Dolphins as the Titans dominated the game. Tannehill threw three picks including one that was returned for a touchdown. The Titans were led by a solid Locker and 126 yards rushing and a touchdown from Chris Johnson.
ATL @ NO – My upset call finally happened as the Saints gave the Falcons their first loss of the season. Both quarterbacks threw for three touchdowns and a pick, but the Saints rushing attack had 102 yards more rushing than the Falcons.
NYG @ CIN – The Giants have not played good football last several week. The Bengals took advantage of this as Dalton threw for just 199 yards but had four touchdowns. Eli had another terrible day at the office thrown two picks for a 56.0 passer rating. DET @ MIN – Did not expect the Vikings offense to play so well without Harvin in the game. Ponder threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns and Peterson 171 yards rushing and a score.
NYJ @ SEA – Seahawks at home + terrible quarterback on other team = easy Seahawks win. Golden Tate had two scores including throwing a touchdown. Jets were not able to score on offense (only TD came on the defensive side of the ball) and Sanchez had 124 yards throwing and one terrible pick in the redzone.
SF – I guess I lost this one. Or did I win? Not sure. Well definitely some questions about the officials, bad penalties on both teams, and missed field goals, ultimately led to a tie. Alex Smith suffered a concussion and backup quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, played a pretty good game, but not enough to pick up the win.
DAL @ PHI – One of these underachievers had to win and it was the Cowboys. Vick was knocked out, and Nick Foles did not do enough to win it for the Eagles. The Dallas defense and special teams had a great fourth quarter scoring three touchdowns (Pick 6/Fumble Recovery/Punt-Return TD).
HOU @ CHI – Rainy and windy weather made this game a low-scoring game. That and the great defenses led to just 19 points scored combined. The Texans forced four turnovers and were able to “OutBear” the Bears in Chicago.
KC @ PIT – Well this game was a lot closer than people thought, but the Steelers did pull out the win. Ben Roethlisberger was knocked out of the game, and the Steelers were forced to go with Byron Leftwich. The Chiefs had some tough penalties, as well as a missed field goal that could have led to the Chiefs victory. Instead, after an impressive drive down the field to set-up the game-tying field goal to head to overtime, Cassel threw a pick deep in Steelers territory and the Steelers won the game.
Overall Week 10 Record: 10-3-1
Overall Season Record: 89-55-1
Power Rankings for Week 11 will be up before game time on Thursday.
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