Welcome to Who to Root For for Week 10 of the NFL season.
Each week I break down the schedule in grammatically incorrect fashion. That is, of course, unless you consider avoiding awkward constructions to be the heart of proper grammar in which case this column will be near and dear to your heart. Though it likely means you aren't a big football fan, in which case this will be irrelevant to your life.
EASY CALLS (Home team in Bold)
Bears over the Ravens
Let's get Baltimore out of the playoff chase. They annoy.
Browns over the Bengals
This would help Indy secure the three seed.
Broncos over the Chiefs
No one wants to see Denver in round one.
Panthers over the Patriots
That two seed is still a reality.
49ers over Saints
Seahawks over Vikings
These are simple strength of victory games.
Jets over the Bills
Here's the logic. The Jets suck. I'd love to see Indy play the Jets in the first round of the playoffs. A Jets win is a step toward that happening.
Jaguars over the Cardinals
Texans over the Raiders
Indy plays Jacksonville twice and Houston twice, so this is a double dose of strength of victory. Also, the worse the draft pick the Jags and Texans get, the better.