Short and sweet: last week was fantastic for my picks. Let’s keep it rolling.
Without further ado, here are my Week 10 picks; home teams in CAPS
Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked Games:
Titans (+7) over DOLPHINS
Yup, we’re getting our Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That Game of the Week out of the way early.
Texans (+1.5) over BEARS
Both teams are very evenly matched: overrated quarterbacks, strong running back duos, one elite receiver (although my fantasy team questions if Andre Johnson is still elite), and an incredible defense. I’m taking the points!
PANTHERS (+3.5) over Broncos
I may be a homer on this pick, but my excuse is I’m taking the home dog.
Jets (+5.5) over SEAHAWKS
60% of the Seahawks wins have been by four or less points. As hard as it is the take the Jets, I’m not sure Seattle has enough offensive firepower to cover this line.
Dunkin’ Donuts Plain Cake Games:
Chargers (+3) over BUCCANEERS
I love Josh Freeman and Doug Martin, but I’m not ready to give a field goal to a still talented Chargers team.
PATRIOTS (-13.5) over Bills
It’s always tough to take a double digit spread, but the Patriots put up a 52-spot in Buffalo the last time they played.
Lions (-3) over VIKINGS
In case you didn’t know, Percy Harvin has become one of the biggest weapons in the league this year. He has 1347 all purpose yards, good for 13.5 yards every time he touches the ball. Also in case you didn’t know, Percy Harvin is out this week with a sprained left ankle.
Rams (+13) over NINERS
The Niners are one of my three favorite NFC teams, but it’s because of their defense, not their offense. The Rams have been quietly not terrible this year, so I expect them to keep this one within two touchdowns.
Raiders (+7.5) over RAVENS
Want to hear a secret? After Week 1, the Ravens have won their games by an average of 4.6 points. Their point differential is +23, meaning they outscore their opponents by an average of 2.9 points each week. Want to hear another secret? Joe Flacco isn’t the best quarterback in the NFL.
KFC Double Down Games:
Giants (-4.5) over BENGALS
Teams going into a bye are 3-17 this year, but the Giants are 34-15 on the road since 2007. I’m siding with the Giants on this one.
Falcons (-2) over SAINTS
I’m still not ready to back the Saints, especially when they’re playing an undefeated Falcons team. Admittedly, the Falcons are not 8-0 good, but it’s hard to see New Orleans in the playoffs with their porous defense.
Cowboys (-2) over EAGLES
What does Andy Reid have to do to get fired? I don’t think he could say anything to offend the fans of Philadelphia…
STEELERS (-12.5) over Chiefs
Whoever scheduled the Chiefs for Monday Night Football probably got fired.
Drink Cheerwine Lock o’ the Week:
Colts (-3) over JAGUARS
In terms of first-round pick quarterbacks, Blaine Gabbert and Andrew Luck could not be farther apart.
Overall record: 64-65-2
Last week: 12-2
Apple Total: 150
Apple Total Last Week: 170