Don's Crystal Ball 2010 Week 10 Picks
WEEK 10 PICKS
By DonCanabis/TheDonWell the first Thursday Night game of the season starts this week and with that my own nightmare. Predictions are tough as it is when you have all the information to make your calls but by midweek almost all the information itís inaccurate or a complete guessing game
On to the games
Baltimore at Atlanta -1.5 Ovr/Und 43.5
Both team are playing great, both teams are 6-2, when good teams face you see at who they have played, how good is the team playing at home and how good is the other playing on the road, key injuries and matchups are the others. In this case Ryan has the perfect record at home and its 19-1 overall but Baltimore has played the tougher opponents, matchup better against the Falcons and the injury to White who might play is important. Take Baltimore to produce Ryanís first loss at home in a long time.
Detroit at Buffalo -3 Ovr/Und 42.5
M. Stafford is quickly getting the injure prone label attached to his name and itís bad because the kid has shown a lot in the little time heís been in the league, has leadership, will do everything for the win and can make the throws the only bad thing is that he canít stay healthy I swear Detroit just doesnít catch a break. Buffalo has been playing hard the past three weeks trying to earn that first win and with the injury to Stafford I believe this will be the week they get it.
Cincinnati at Indianapolis -7.5 Ovr/Und 46.5
I hate that every year Manning is the talk of the MVP disregarding what every other player in the NFL has done just because Peyton is having a good year what everyone else is doing doesnít matter, last year was him over Bress even Favre that pulled his best season ever, this year over Rivers, Matthews heck even Suh who are completely dominating on defense. The Colts have many injuries and are in trouble even with Manning but Cincinnati always finds ways to lose. Take the Colts to win in a close one.
New York Jets at Cleveland 3 Ovr/Und 37
I donít know why this game hasnít gotten as much attention as it should. Brothers are facing each other and Manginni facing the team that let him go two years ago both playing great defense this will be a great matchup. Iím split on this one because I really believe the way Cleveland is playing that they can pull an upset but somehow like last week I feel the Jets will find a way to win.
Minnesota at Chicago 1 Ovr/Und 40.5
Of both team Minnesota is playing better, plus that defense that finally showed up late in the game against the cardinals will have a feast on the Bears Oline.
Houston at Jacksonville -2 Ovr/Und 50
The Texans are playing awful defense this is a divisional game with much in stake, Houston has one of the worst secondaryís Iíve ever seen and Gerard looked like an MVP the last time he faced another bad one. Take the home team.
Tennessee at Miami 1 Ovr/Und 41.5
Last time I checked Miami canít win at home. Plus theyíre benching Henne for 60 year old Pennington. Take the Titans their aggressive defense and the fact Chad canít spread the field should be enough.
Carolina at Tampa Bay -8 Ovr/Und 38
Carolina has no Oline, no QB, No running game and they play at the road against a Tampa team that has won close game and has played really well against tough opponents like last week.
Kansas City at Denver 1 Ovr/Und 42.5
That was a tough loss last week for the Chiefs but this is a solid team I donít see them dropping two in a row especially inside their own division. Haley has them thinking playoffs and they know that the key to make it itís win the games in your own division first.
St. Louis at San Francisco -6 Ovr/Und 38
UPSET OF THE WEEK
One win in London and suddenly the 49ers are a 6 point favorite? The Rams are a better prepared team with a better defense. Take the Rams in this upset, even if theyíre winless on the road.
Seattle at Arizona -3 Ovr/Und 41
This division plays awful on the road plus Seattle is hurt, I didnít like how Arizona looked last week against the Vikings even when they were winning that offense just doesnít look good, If Hasselbeck plays I believe they can pull the victory.
Dallas at New York -14 Ovr/Und 44.5
Changes sometimes are good but in the case of Dallas it can be worse. New York itís playing great football and winning by double digits but this is a divisional game and I believe that a 14 game line even with how bad Dallas has been playing is too big in this case take the Giants but donít take the spread. The safe bet take the over.
New England at Pittsburgh -3.5 Ovr/Und 44
UPSET OF THE WEEK
After a awful loss last week against the Browns it will be tough to play against the Patriots the usually donít lose two in a row. Also Pittsburgh Oline itís completely hurt theyíve lost another key player to IR and two other are questionable. Take the Patriots in this upset.
Philadelphia at Washington 3 Ovr/Und 42
The redskins have serious issues in house that we donít know if got worked during the bye their defense is the reason this team has hold together but if that offense canít stop making mistakes and score some points this team will have a very rough second half to the season.
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