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Thursday, November 13, 2014

WEEK TEN NFL PICKS RECAP

There was really only one big surprise last week, with the Jets somehow finding a way to get a win against the red-hot Steelers. Other than that, the power teams did what they were supposed to, win going away as the second half of the season moved into full swing.

Last Week:     10 - 3
Overall:       98 - 49 - 1

Thursday:

Cleveland (5 - 3) 24 @ Cincinnati (5 - 2 - 1) 27: No. The Bengals are just too inconsistent to envision them getting to or making a run in the playoffs. The Browns are just hanging around in that very competitive division. Cleveland 24 - 3.

Sunday:

Kansas City (5 - 3) 24 @ Buffalo (5 - 3) 20: Correct. I like the Chiefs, especially since the Chargers appear to be hitting the skids. Kansas City 17 - 13.

Miami (5 - 3) 24 @ Detroit (6 - 2) 27: Correct. The Lions have a couple of tough games coming up, but it's the season-ending game at Green Bay that could be for the division. Detroit 20 - 16.

Dallas (6 - 3) 27 vs. Jacksonville (1 - 8) 17 in London: Correct. It appears the Cowboys are back in gear, now that Romo is behind center again. We'll have to see how long that lasts. Dallas 31 - 17.

San Francisco (4 - 4) 24 @ New Orleans (4 - 4) 30: No. Just when it looked like an NFC South team might get over .500, the Saints gave the Niners an early lead and couldn't get a big play to pull out the win. San Francisco 27 - 24 OT.

Tennessee (2 - 6) 24 Baltimore (5 - 4) 27: Correct. The Ravens continue to play good defense as they head into their bye week. Baltimore 21 - 7.

Pittsburgh (6 - 3) 30 @ New York Jets (1 - 8) 20: No. I have no idea where this one came from. The Steelers totally laid an egg and lost a chance to gain a small advantage in the tight AFC North. New York Jets 20 - 13.

Atlanta (2 - 6) 27 @ Tampa (1 - 7) 26: Correct. I continue to be surprised at how badly the Bucs are playing. They just have too much talent to be 1 - 8. Atlanta 27 - 17.

Denver (6 - 2) 27 @ Oakland (0 - 8) 17: Correct. No surprise here. Peyton just keeps putting pints on the board. Denver 41 - 17.

St. Louis (3 - 5) 16  @ Arizona (7 - 1) 24: Correct. Even without an injured Carson Palmer, the Cards look like a playoff team. With their starting QB, they looked like a Super Bowl team. Arizona 31 - 14.

New York Giants (3 - 5) 24@ Seattle (5 - 3) 30: Correct. Speaking of Super Bowl teams, I wouldn't count the Seahawks out, especially if that defense get its act together. Seattle 38 - 17.

Chicago (3 - 5) 23 @ Green Bay (5 - 3) 31: Correct. What can anyone say about the embarrassing performance by the Bears? Even Packer QB Aaron Rodgers could tell Chicago quit on their coaching staff. Green Bay 55 - 14.

Monday:

Carolina (3 - 5 - 1) 21 @ Philadelphia (6 - 2) 31: Correct. Could Mark Sanchez have found new life in an Eagles uniform? I need to see him against a better team than the Panthers, and I won't have to wait long as he leads his team into Lambeau to take on the Packers. Philadelphia 45 - 21.