Welcome back to the NFL picks that are going to be presented to you by nobody. I started out really slow last week after losing the first two games but it turned around in the late window on Sunday and I won the last four games of the week. I am now SIXTEEN games over .500 and looking to build upon that this week. There are only seven weeks left so it is highly unlikely I end up with a losing record, but I will finish strong. You can find my full recap of Week 10 right here, but I have my picks recap down below. The Jets are on their bye week so only five games will be picked this week.
Week 10 Recap-
Game 1- My Pick- Seahawks outright, Actual- Seahawks won but did not cover
Game 2- My Pick- Jets outright, Actual- Bucs outright
Game 3- My Pick- Rams outright, Actual- Rams outright
Game 4- My Pick- Falcons outright, Actual- Falcons outright
Game 5- My Pick- Pats outright, Actual- Pats outright
Game 6- My Pick- Panthers outright, Actual- Panthers outright
Record for Week 10- 4-2, Overall record after 10 Weeks- 39-23
The games for this week are the Titans at the Steelers, the Redskins at the Saints, the Pats vs the Raiders, the Eagles at the Cowboys, the Falcons at the Seahawks
Game 1- Thursday Night, the Titans at the Steelers (Line- Steelers -7.5)
This game is very important as it is between two teams that are leading their respective divisions in the AFC, so this game is going to be close for the most part. The Steelers have struggled at times this season but they have found their stride in the last couple of weeks, I do not think playing on a short week will bother them at all. The Titans have had a surprise start to their season and are still hanging around in November, they are battling the Jaguars for the AFC South so they need to keep winning. In this game I like the Steelers and the points because they are at home and the Titans are not ready for the big stage just yet.
Game 2- Sunday Afternoon, the Redskins at the Saints (Line- Saints -7.5)
The Redskins have had a disappointing season mainly due to injuries on their offense, they would love to go to New Orleans and win this game, but it is going to be really hard for them. The Saints have been the biggest surprise of the season and they just refuse to lose after having a rough two weeks to start the season. The Saints are the second best team in the NFC and I expect them to roll in this and cover the spread easily.
Game 3- Sunday Late Afternoon, the Pats vs the Raiders (Game in Mexico City) (Line- Pats -6.5)
This match up is special for the NFL as it is part of their International series. The Raiders played in the high altitude of the Azteca Stadium last year but the Pats played in Denver last week and have been practicing in Colorado all week, so the air will not be a factor in this game. In the preseason, this game was supposed to be one of the best of the season, but due to injuries, the Raiders have not been able to get anything this season. They can still win their division but they would need to win this game. The Pats got off a little slower than usual but have looked great in the last few weeks, the defense is getting better each week and the offense has started to find weapons in place of Julian Edelman. I like the Pats and the points in this game, because the defense will be able to stop Derek Carr and the Raiders, while the offense puts some points on the board.
Game 4- Sunday Night, the Eagles at the Cowboys (Line- Eagles -3.5)
This is the most important game for the Cowboys season, while the Eagles can basically clinch their division with a win on Sunday. The Eagles have one loss on the season and look like the best team in the NFL, they are coming off a bye, so they might be a little slow starting out in this game. Ezekiel Elliot finally accepted his suspension on Wednesday and will be out of this game. The Cowboys really missed Zeke last week and I think the same thing will happen this week. I like the Eagles and the points in this game, because the Cowboys basically stink without a good running game.
Game 5- Monday Night, the Falcons at the Seahawks (Line- Seahawks -3.5)
I declared the Seaahawks dead this week, so I cannot possibly pick them you know. I would have picked the Falcons even if the Seahawks were not trash because they have not played great at home this season. They will miss Richard Sherman in the secondary, so expect Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu to have big days for the Falcons and carry them to a victory in the toughest environment to play in the NFL.
My picks for this week are the Steelers, the Saints, the Pats, the Eagles, the Falcons. Check back next week to see how I do.