Mikey is rounding into mid-season form. Who does he like in Week 10?
We are barreling along, folks. It's Week 10, and we are past the season's halfway point and will be talking playoffs before we know it (cue the Jim Mora jokes, but I will personally spare you other than to mention Jim Mora). The games are getting might interesting, the races are getting interesting, and Brett Favre still has not un-retired. Okay, let's look into the crystal ball, which has been rounding into form. Get it? I'm here all week.....
Indianapolis at Jacksonville--Don't underestimate the power of Chuck and Luck. In all seriousness, that post-game speech by Chuck Pagano in the Colts' locker room was the single best moment of the NFL season so far. Colts 23, Jaguars 20
Detroit at Minnesota--The Lions are in last place in the NFC Central with a 4-4 record, while the Vikes are right above them with a 5-4 record. That means both of these teams are chasing the Bears and Packers. That means the hitting will be hard and the scoreboard may be lit up. Vikings 34, Lions 31
NY Giants at Cincinnati--I'm picking our Giants here, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't uneasy. They need to win to keep that nice lead in the NFC East, and also to prevent everyone from asking Tom Coughlin why his teams always suck after the midpoint of almost every season. Giants 27, Bengals 20
Oakland at Baltimore--Um, who made the Ravens' schedule? This will complete a six-week span in which their opponents' record is 18-32. That's why I still think their 6-2 record is a mirage, even if they go to 7-2, which they will. Ravens 20, Raiders 13
Buffalo at New England--As soon as the Pats boarded the plane from London, the hoodie started plotting ways to run up the score against Buffalo as he seems to do every time they meet. Patriots 49, Bills 31
San Diego at Tampa Bay--Two teams that are 4-4 and about as hard to figure out as any, making this one a complete and utter toss-up. Bucs 27, Chargers 24
NY Jets at Seattle--You know, the Seahawks actually don't suck and are 4-0 at home. You know, the Jets do suck and are 1-2 on the road. Long-suffering Jets' fans, you may want to cover your eyes. Seahawks 24, Jets 19
St. Louis at San Francisco--The Niners are allowing 13 points a game, but if you take out the 26 the Giants scored, that goes down to 11 points allowed per game. The Rams average 17 points per game. You can pretty much do the math here. Niners 26, Rams 6
Houston at Chicago--Two 7-1 teams with point differentials of +100 and +116, respectively. Damn. This could be a preview of the Super Bowl, but let's not get ahead of ourselves, and enjoy this awesome mid-season match up. Bears 30, Texans 27
Last week: 11-3
Season record: 83-49