NFL Sure-Fire Picks Week 10: Green Bay Wins Black and Blue Matchup
This is becoming a habit - I went 3-1 last week on Sure-Fire Picks bringing me to 24-7 on the season. If not for the Rams goal line stand in the closing seconds against the 49ers, I could have been perfect. Oh well, nobody's perfect, but we'll try and help you win a prize from Enzo's on our Pro Football Pick 'em Contest.
GREEN BAY over CHICAGO
The match up of the week is Green Bay and Chicago - a great rivalry in the black and blue division. What's cool about this game is that anything can happen, and it probably will. Despite the fact that the Bears are in last place in the NFC North Division, on paper, this game looks very evenly matched on paper -- at least on the offensive side of the football. The difference is Jay Cutler throws interceptions, Aaron Rodgers does not. The Packer's defense isn't all that impressive, but probably good enough to grab a pick-six and a cheap touchdown to lift the Pack to victory.
My Prediction: Packers 31 | Bears 24
BALTIMORE over TENNESSEE
The Ravens were rolling along at 5-2 before back-to-back losses to Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Despite the thumping by the Steelers, the Ravens are a decent team - much better than I expected this year. The Titans are who I thought they were -- which is not a very good football team. Ravens won't lose three in a row.
My Prediction: Ravens 24 | Titans 17
SEATTLE over N.Y. GIANTS
The fact is, the Seahawks haven't looked much like defending Super Bowl champions this season. The Giants meanwhile, haven't looked much like an NFL team this season, including this past Monday night's disaster at home against the Colts. Seattle needs a win in order to stay close to first-place Arizona. The Giants, while not out of the playoff race are standing precariously close to that point. Leave it to the Seahawks to push the Giants and a red-faced, soon-to-be-unemployed Tom Coughlin over the edge
My Prediction: Seahawks 42 | Giants 17
KANSAS CITY over BUFFALO
Theses two teams have been tough to figure out all season long. It appears, however, that the Chiefs are getting better and that the Bills are getting worse. The Bills are 5-3 but their last two wins - a one-point last-second win over the Vikings and a win over the hapless N.Y. Jets. They aren't a bad team, but they also aren't selling playoff tickets just yet. The Chiefs are just a game behind the Broncos and are smelling blood after the Broncos' debacle at New England.
My Prediction: Chiefs 23 | Bills 20