Who did we pick to win this week? I'm glad you asked.
The Colts aren't as popular of a pick this week among the staff, but make no mistake, we all want Indianapolis to march into Gillette Stadium and shock the Patriots tomorrow.
Here are this week's staff picks, with Josh Boeke back in the lead by a slim margin over Scott Kacsmar and last week's leader, Kyle Rodriguez:
(Author Note: With our new site makeover, this chart format no longer works right on a web browser. I will fix it for next week. Sorry for the cut-off looking chart.)
Here's a full run-down of this week's games:
|MIA @ BUF||19-14, Buffalo. How do you win with only 281 yards of offense? Hold your opponent to 184.|
|TB @ CAR||Josh Freeman and the Bucs have been on a roll of late. The Panthers...Well, they could sure use a win.|
|CLE @ DAL||Cleveland hasn't won on the road since they beat Curtis Painter. Or was it Kerry Collins? Doesn't matter.|
|GB @ DET||Detroit will be looking to bounce back with a division win at home. They'll have to do it against a Packers team that hasn't lost in a while.|
|JAC @ HOU||Last week, Chad Henne came in for Blaine Gabbert and started a mustache controversy in Jacksonville (both players are growing mustaches for Men's Health Month, aka Movember). In other news, the Texans are really good at playing football.|
|ARI @ ATL||Cardinals v. Falcons: A Battle of Angry Birds.|
|CIN @ KC||Remember when the Chiefs were almost unbeatable at home?|
|PHI @ WAS||A team with veteran quarterback who looks will take on a team with a rookie quarterback who takes care of the ball. A few years ago, that sentence would probably sound implausible.|
|NYJ @ STL||After their blowout win over the Colts, the Jets began a precipitous fall into a three-game losing streak. The Rams aren't exactly on a roll, but tied the 49ers last week. I went with the home team.|
|NO @ OAK||If you only saw Drew Brees' stats, would you have guessed the Saints were only 4-5?|
|SD @ DEN||Peyton Manning. As a Colts fan who still enjoys watching Manning play, I fear a letdown in this game. But I still wouldn't bet against Peyton Manning.|
|IND @ NE||The Colts have their work cut out for them, but if (IF) they can rack up the kind of yards Buffalo did against the Pats last week, while taking care of the ball (which the Bills did not do), this could be a great game.|
|BAL @ PIT||A team who does really well at home is taking on a team that becomes quite pedestrian on the road. That being said, this should still be a competitive AFC North contest.|
|CHI @ SF||This could be a battle between teams quarterbacked by Jason Campbell and Colin Kaepernick. And we thought last week's Bears game was low-scoring.|
Alright, there you go. If you feel like showing off your game predicting skills, tell us your week 10 winners in the comments, by email, or even Facebook. Good luck and have a great weekend.
And, here are the matchups if you want to copy and paste your picks.
Miami - I must admit, I didn't see the Bills coming
Cleveland - And I won't even remotely consider it an upset if the Browns win
Houston - I've said the Texans might drop one here, but I'm not that confident they slip this week