November 6, 2014
Welcome football fans to Week 10 of the NFL season.
We are past the halfway point of the 2014 campaign. Soon, we’ll see who will contend for the Lombardi Trophy. But first, what caught my eye from Week 9?
The Steelers are back in the hunt, thanks to their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben threw 12 touchdowns in two games, an NFL record, and he’s a huge reason why Pittsburgh’s 6-3 right now. Baltimore was his latest victim, and he looks to continue that against the Jets this week.
Other news in the AFC featured Brady beating Peyton again, the Dolphins blanking and blowing out the Chargers, and the Raiders becoming the only team without a victory. Their misery won’t end soon, as they host the Broncos this Sunday.
The NFC featured different struggles, all relating to the quarterback position. Colin Kapernick’s late fumble cost the 49ers the game against the Rams. Brandon Weeden of the Cowboys could not efficiently replace Tony Romo, as the Cards defeated “America’s Team” in Dallas. The Eagles won with Mark Sanchez, and they’ll need to get used to Sanchez starting since Nick Foles will miss at least six weeks with a broken collarbone.
I went 8-5 last week, bringing my total to 85-49. The following is what I got right and wrong for Week 9.
(BYES: ATLANTA, BUFFALO, CHICAGO, DETROIT, GREEN BAY, TENNESSEE)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS — 8:25 p.m. X
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS — 1:00 p.m. s.o.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS — 1:00p p.m.
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT DALLAS COWBOYS — 1:00 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT HOUSTON TEXANS — 1:00 p.m.
N.Y. JETS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — 1:00 p.m.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS — 1:00 p.m. X
WASHINGTON REDSKINS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS — 1:00 p.m.
ST. LOUIS RAMS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — 4:05 p.m. X
DENVER BRONCOS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — 4:25 p.m. X
OAKLAND RAIDERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — 4:25 p.m.
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS * — 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT N.Y. GIANTS — 8:30 p.m. X
Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, San Diego and Washington will take their break this week. Here are my picks for Week 10. Remember, the s.o. initials stand for my shutout pick.
(BYES: HOUSTON, INDIANAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, NEW ENGLAND, SAN DIEGO, WASHINGTON)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS — 8:25 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9
TENNESSEE TITANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS — 1:00 p.m. s.o.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT BUFFALO BILLS — 1:00 p.m.
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT DETROIT LIONS — 1:00 p.m.
DALLAS COWBOYS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (LONDON) — 1:00 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — 1:00 p.m.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT N.Y. JETS — 1:00 p.m.
ATLANTA FALCONS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — 1:00 p.m.
DENVER BRONCOS AT OAKLAND RAIDERS — 4:05 p.m.
ST. LOUIS RAMS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS — 4:25 p.m.
N.Y. GIANTS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — 4:25 p.m.
CHICAGO BEARS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS * — 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — 8:30 p.m.
Good luck to all teams this year. If you’re making picks this year, good luck to as well.
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