Week 10 NFL Picks
Our NFL Picks will be a weekly column, where our writers choose the winner of four games including one which will be an upset pick.
The Picks will be tracked and we will crown a champion at the end of the season. Writer’s Dan Schalk and James Kiblin will pick the games and battle it out this season.
Through nine weeks of the NFL season Dan is 26-10 and Jim in 18-17-1.
Cowboys over Jaguars 34-21
The Cowboys need to win to stay afloat in the wicked NFC playoff race. Tony Romo is a question mark to play, but is he really? Would the Cowboys fly him all the way over to London with the risk to his back not to play him? No, and Jerry Jones needs Romo on the field. The Brandon Weeden experiment was ugly to watch, and I expect the Cowboys to be clicking on Sunday. Look for it to be a tight game in the first half with Dallas pulling away in the second.
Falcons over Buccaneers 35-33
I don’t expect this to be the blowout it was earlier in the season when Atlanta embarrassed the Bucs on National television–but I do expect Atlanta to come away victorious. Tampa returns to Josh McCown at quarterback, and look for rookie Charles Sims to make an impact in his first game, but the Falcons offense led by Matty Ice will be too much to handle sending Tampa Bay to 1-8.
Seahawks over Giants 24-14
Seattle shut out the Giants last year in New York, and their dominance over the G-Men will continue. It won’t be pretty–the Seahawks offense has looked average at best the last few weeks, but Seattle will win this one at home. Eli Manning looked like he regressed last week as New York is riding a three game losing streak. The Seahawks defense will be dominant once again in this physical battle.
Upset Pick of the Week:
Rams over Cardinals 24-21
The Cardinals are flying high as they are on top of the NFC at 7-1. Now comes the tough part of their schedule that Arizona has typically struggled with–divisional play. While the Rams are the weakest team in the division they always seem to show up in these games under Jeff Fisher. I’m also not sold on Carson Palmer becoming this “elite” quarterback experts are anointing under Bruce Arians. The Cardinalswere 2-4 last year against the division and they will start out with a loss in 2014–thanks to a last second field goal by Greg “the Leg” Zeuerlein.
Bengals over Browns 24-14
Dolphins over Lions 28-24
Ravens over Titans 35-17
Upset Pick of the Week:
Jets over Steelers 21-17