If I discovered one factor from watching the NFL over the weekend, it is that I haven’t got any concept what is going on on within the NFL anymore. Each group I believed was good is definitely unhealthy. Each group I believed was unhealthy remains to be unhealthy, which I assume means there are not any good groups left, so perhaps the NFL must cancel the Tremendous Bowl this 12 months.
Issues are positively further bizarre proper now and I do know that as a result of I really agreed with a tweet that Pete Prisco despatched out over the weekend and I by no means agree with something Prisco says or tweets.
By my depend there’s just one good group (the Cardinals) and for some purpose, I decide them to lose each different week. I have to cease doing that.
Will this be the week I lastly put apart my apparent hatred of the Cardinals and decide them to win? Most likely not, however let’s get to the picks and discover out.
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Alright, let’s get to the picks. Oh, and simply so everybody is aware of, I’m one week away from not choosing Saints video games anymore. I hate the Saints.
NFL Week 10 Picks
New Orleans (5-3) at Tennessee (7-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
Welcome to a brand new weekly part in my picks, which is the place I make enjoyable of myself for lacking my Saints decide each week. In case you’re new right here, it is fairly easy: I decide the Saints to win or lose their sport after which they do the precise reverse. It does not matter who they’re enjoying, it does not matter who’s favored to win, if I decide the Saints to win, they’ll lose. If I decide them to lose they’ll win. I virtually wish to decide a tie this week simply to see what is going to occur.
As I’ve documented each week for the previous 9 weeks, I’m horrible at choosing the Saints this 12 months. I am 1-7 and each miss is worse than the final. The incorrect picks are getting OUT OF HAND. With that in thoughts, let’s take a look at my working tally of crappy Saints’ picks. This primary ran three weeks in the past and now it is being up to date with extra of my crappy Saints picks:
- In Week 1, I picked the Packers to beat the Saints, which made sense in my head as a result of when a group quarterbacked by Aaron Rodgers is dealing with a group quarterbacked by Jameis Winston, I’m taking Rodgers’ group 100% of the time. The Packers misplaced 38-3.
- In Week 2, I believed, “Wow, the Saints regarded actually good towards the Packers, so I’ll decide them to beat the Panthers this week.” The Saints didn’t win that week. As a matter of reality, they acquired beat so unhealthy (26-7) that I forgot they beat the Packers in Week 1.
- In Week 3, the Saints had been enjoying the Patriots and I did not assume there was anyway they had been going to have the ability to go into Foxborough and steal a sport on the street, particularly after dropping by 19 factors to THE PANTHERS. As soon as once more, the Saints had the final snort after beating the Patriots 28-13.
- In Week 4, I believed I had a lay-up: I picked the Saints to beat the Giants, who’re horrible. The Saints had been WINNING this sport 21-10 with seven minutes left, however one way or the other managed to lose. I am assuming it is as a result of I picked them to win. After this loss, I banned myself from ever visiting New Orleans. I do not should be there.
- In Week 5, I outsmarted myself. The Saints had been enjoying Washington and though my intestine stated, “Go together with New Orleans,” I by no means take heed to my intestine as a result of if God needed us to take heed to our intestine, he would have put our mind there. Perhaps our mind needs to be there, as a result of as soon as once more, I whiffed on the decide.
- In Week 6, I picked the bye to beat the Saints and as all of us noticed, New Orleans received once more.
- In Week 7, I lastly acquired one proper, however I nonetheless do not be ok with it as a result of I picked them to beat a Seahawks group that did not have Russell Wilson. Even my 18-month outdated daughter knew the Saints had been going to win that sport.
- In Week 8, I picked the Buccaneers to beat the Saints and naturally, everyone knows what occurred. The Buccaneers didn’t beat the Saints. New Orleans performed half this sport with its third-string quarterback and one way or the other nonetheless received.
- In Week 9, I picked the Saints to beat the Falcons and I’ve to say, there was no sport this season that was a much bigger slap within the face than this one. When choosing any sport involving the Falcons, you all the time must account for the truth that they’re virtually actually going to have a spectacular fourth quarter collapse and the collapse ACTUALLY HAPPENED. The Falcons blew an 18-point lead over the ultimate 10 minutes of the sport and in another season, this story ends with an Atlanta loss, however not this season, not within the season the place all my Saints picks are incorrect. After blowing the lead, the Falcons nonetheless received as a result of they hit a last-second discipline objective. I’m so jinxed that I reversed probably the most predictable factor in sports activities historical past, which is the Falcons collapsing late in a sport.
What I am making an attempt to say is that no matter I decide for this week’s sport, it is best to assume the other goes to occur. I wish to say that the Titans are the most well liked group in soccer and there isn’t any approach they will lose, however there’s a approach they will lose: If I decide them to win, they are not profitable.
I reside in Nashville, so I wish to publicly apologize to everybody I do know right here for choosing Tennessee to win this week.
The decide: Titans 19-16 over Saints
Cleveland (5-4) at New England (5-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
New England Patriots
If the Browns are one way or the other capable of beat the Patriots on Sunday, it would mark their first street win towards them since 1992. The one purpose I am mentioning that’s as a result of the Browns coach on the time was Invoice Belichick. For reference, right here is Belichick throughout his time as a mannequin/coach for the group.
After all, Belichick solely lasted till 1995 with the Browns earlier than he acquired dumped and ever since that occurred, I really feel like he hates them with the fervour of 5 thousand suns. I am guessing he needs to win this sport so badly that he is in all probability had somebody on his employees breaking down movie for this sport since 8:01 p.m. ET on Might 12, which is one minute after the schedule got here out.
The issue for the Browns is that the Patriots will beat you nonetheless they must beat you and this week, I am considering which means Belichick goes to place the sport on Baker Mayfield’s shoulders, which is type of what you’ll anticipate Belichick to do, particularly since Baker’s shoulders are injured. I really feel just like the Patriots will go all-in to cease the run. They are not going to let Cleveland’s finest offensive participant (Nick Chubb) beat them, which implies if the Browns are going to win, Mayfield’s going to must have a an enormous day. Mayfield had an enormous day towards the Bengals, however the Patriots are positively not the Bengals. As a matter of reality, if there are two groups you may by no means get blended up ever, it is the Patriots and the Bengals.
A part of me needs to take the Browns right here, however that a part of me is useless inside, so I am taking the Patriots.
The decide: Patriots 23-20 over Browns
Minnesota (3-5) at L.A. Chargers (5-3)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (Fox)
Los Angeles Chargers
If Roger Goodell ever quits his job and provides it to me, the very first thing I’ll do is transfer all of the Vikings video games to prime time. Certain, nobody would really need this — not even Vikings followers — however hear me out: America loves drama and America loves watching individuals meltdown on nationwide tv, and should you’ve watched the Vikings play a single sport this season, you then already know that they are going to present each of these issues each single week.
The Vikings discover a new and thrilling solution to lose each week. In Week 9, they blew a double-digit result in the Ravens after which misplaced in time beyond regulation. Of their 5 losses this 12 months, all of them have come by one rating and 4 of them weren’t determined till the ultimate play of the sport. They’ve made dropping an artwork kind and I believe we will all agree that America wants extra artwork.
Sadly for soccer followers, you seemingly will not be capable to watch this sport as a result of I am fairly positive it is solely going to about 5% of the nation on Sunday, which is gloomy, as a result of it means nobody goes to note when the Vikings pull off the upset. That is proper, I simply spent two paragraphs speaking about how the Vikings have perfected the artwork of dropping, solely to select them NOT to lose. It is a greater twist than the tip of “The Sixth Sense.”
My drawback with the Chargers is that they’ve the worst speeding protection within the NFL. They’re giving up 161.6 yards per sport, which is totally loopy when you think about that no different group is even giving up 140. If the Vikings are sensible, they will tear all of the cross performs out of their play e book this week and set them on hearth. The Vikings aren’t sensible although, which is why they hold dropping video games on the ultimate play. The twist right here although is that they’ll WIN a sport on the ultimate play this week.
The decide: Vikings 27-24 over Chargers
Seattle (3-5) at Inexperienced Bay (7-2)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
Inexperienced Bay Packers
For these of you questioning, sure, I did watch the Aaron Rodgers interview over the weekend, and no, I didn’t ever assume we might hear somebody admit that they are taking medical recommendation from the man who hosted “Worry Issue.” The Packers quarterback is anticipated to be returning this week, however he has to clear COVID protocols first, and even when he does that, he isn’t allowed to apply with the group till Saturday on the earliest. Though I do assume Rodgers will play, I’ve not been capable of affirm that along with his medical adviser, Joe Rogan.
I might make enjoyable of Rodgers for taking medical recommendation from Rogan, however I am probably not able to speak since I get all of my medical recommendation from a cat.
Anyway, the opposite quarterback on this sport will likely be Russell Wilson, who will likely be formally be returning this week after lacking the Seahawks’ previous three video games because of a finger harm. I do not know who Wilson was getting his medical recommendation from whereas he was out, however I am guessing it wasn’t Rogan (or a cat or that matter), which is why he was capable of come again so shortly.
On paper, I really assume the Packers have the extra gifted group, however I really feel just like the Seahawks will likely be catching Inexperienced Bay on the proper time. By the point this sport kicks off, Rodgers will not have taken a single snap along with his group in almost two weeks. I do not assume he’ll essentially wrestle, but when he is simply barely off, that can open the door for a Seahawks upset.
In idea, I needs to be all around the Packers right here, however the decide is not as much as me this week. If Rodgers goes to get his medical recommendation from Joe Rogan, then I’ll get my sport decide from a Magic Eight Ball.
“Magic Eight Ball, are the Seahawks going to win?”
It advised me to “ask once more later,” however we do not have time for that. I am going with the Seahawks.
The decide: Seahawks 33-30 over Packers
Kansas Metropolis (5-4) at Las Vegas (5-3)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
Like most individuals, I turned my clock again an hour over the weekend, which I am solely mentioning, as a result of that is principally grow to be my yearly reminder for when the Raiders’ annual collapse is about to begin. As soon as Daylight Financial savings Time ends, you may ignore regardless of the Raiders did earlier within the season, as a result of it does not matter anymore, the collapse is coming. Most of America beneficial properties an hour of sleep, however the Raiders do not acquire something aside from extra losses. In 2020, they had been 6-3 in November, solely to complete 8-8. In 2019, they acquired to 6-4 earlier than ending 7-9. As an alternative of shifting to Las Vegas, perhaps the Raiders ought to have moved to Phoenix the place they do not do Daylight Financial savings Time.
The midseason collapse occurs so typically for the Raiders that their followers really appear mentally ready for it to occur this 12 months.
That is a trick query. Nobody can title a greater duo.
Regardless of the main collapsing concern from the Raiders, this sport might be nonetheless my favourite matchup of the week. The Chiefs offense does not work anymore, the Raiders is perhaps on the verge of one other collapse, however I do not care, I will likely be glued to this sport on Sunday night time.
The most important drawback with the Chiefs proper now’s that I am unsure what their largest drawback is: It is perhaps their offense, but it surely additionally is perhaps their protection. They’re unhealthy on either side of the ball.
If you are going to try to inform me that the Chiefs protection has improved over the previous two weeks, my counterargument is that it is as a result of they’ve confronted Jordan Love and Daniel Jones. Any protection seems good towards these two guys. I believe the Chiefs are going to wrestle to cease the Raiders offense, which implies the one approach Kansas Metropolis goes to win that is if they will sustain in a shootout and based mostly on what I’ve seen from them this 12 months, that is not prone to occur.
The decide: Raiders 30-27 over Chiefs
NFL Week 10 picks: All the remainder
Ravens 30-20 over Dolphins
Cowboys 34-23 over Falcons
Colts 31-17 over Jaguars
Payments 34-24 over Jets
Steelers 27-17 over Lions
Buccaneers 27-20 over Washington
Cardinals 30-13 over Panthers
Broncos 26-23 over Eagles
Rams 27-23 over 49ers
BYES: Bears, Bengals, Giants, Texans
Greatest decide: Final week, I predicted that the Dolphins would beat the Texans by eight within the worst sport of the season and guess what occurred? The Dolphins beat the Texans by eight within the worst sport of the season, and let me simply say, there was no approach I used to be going to get this decide incorrect. As somebody who grew up a Bengals fan, I do know extra about unhealthy soccer than most individuals alive, so after I noticed that two of the worst groups in soccer had been going to be enjoying one another final week, I knew I used to be going to nail the decide. I knew watching all that unhealthy soccer as a child would ultimately repay.
Worst decide: Once I was making my picks final week, I assumed there was no approach the 49ers might lose to a banged up Cardinals group, however the joke was on me, as a result of they positively misplaced. Really, the joke was on Kyle Shanahan. The person is meant to be a training genius, however he could not work out a solution to beat a group that was lacking its two finest offensive gamers (Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins.). I believe we in all probability have to cease calling him a training genius, as a result of a genius does not lose to a quarterback (Colt McCoy) who solely has eight profession wins. We are able to additionally cease referring to me as a genius since I acquired the decide incorrect, however I do not assume anybody was ever actually doing that.
Lastly, should you guys have ever puzzled which groups I am really good at choosing, here is a fast look:
Groups I am 9-0 choosing this 12 months: Texans, Colts
Groups I have been the worst at choosing this 12 months: Saints (1-7), Washington (2-6), Falcons (2-6).
Straight up in Week 9: 7-7
SU total: 86-50
In opposition to the unfold in Week 9: 7-7
ATS total: 68-65-3
Actual rating predictions: 2
Actual rating, incorrect winner: 2
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