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NFL Week 10 Predictions: Mikey's Crystal Ball

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

Atlanta at New Orleans--Could this be the game the Falcons lose? Indeed it can be and will be. Saints 30, Falcons 20

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

Tennessee at Miami--Wow, the Titans are allowing 34 points per game. Reggie Bush, you are free to move about the football field. Dolphins 38, Titans 24

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

Denver at Carolina--It's hard to pick against Peyton Manning right now, as good as Carolina looked against the Redskins last week. Broncos 37, Panthers 31

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

Dallas at Philadelphia--It doesn't matter that both of these teams are finding ways to lose each week, they hate each other and this will be a slug-fest. Cowboys 20, Eagles 19

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

Kansas City at Pittsburgh--A fantastic Sunday night game followed by a crap-tastic Monday nighter. Nice job, schedule makers. Steelers 27, Chiefs 9

Last week: 11-3

Season record: 83-49