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Week 10 Game Predictions


Welcome to Week 10′s predictions for the 2012-2013 season! Divisions are beginning to tighten even more than in weeks past! It’s going to make for an exciting few weeks coming up! So, here we goo!!!

NOTE: Overall Records are in ( – ); Divisional Records are in [ - ]

 

AFC EAST

New England Patriots – (7-1) [2-0]

Miami Dolphins – (5-3) [2-0]

Buffalo Bills – (4-4) [1-1]

New York Jets – (2-6) [0-4]

 

 

AFC WEST

San Diego Chargers – (5-3) [2-2]

Kansas City Chiefs – (4-4) [2-1]

Denver Broncos – (3-5)[1-1]

Oakland Raiders – (3-5) [1-2]

 

 

AFC NORTH

Cincinnati Bengals – (6-2)[3-1]

Baltimore Ravens – (6-2)[2-1]

Pittsburgh Steelers – (5-3)[1-0]

Cleveland Browns – (1-8) [0-4]

 

 

AFC SOUTH

Houston Texans – (7-1) [2-0]

Tennessee Titans – (3-6) [1-1]

Jacksonville Jaguars – (1-7) [1-1]

Indianapolis Colts – (1-7) [0-2]

 

 

 

NFC EAST

Philadelphia Eagles – (7-1) [1-0]

Dallas Cowboys – (5-3) [1-1]

New York Giants – (4-5) [2-2]

Washington Redskins – (2-7) [0-1]
NFC WEST

San Francisco 49er’s – (7-1)[2-0]

Seattle Seahawks – (3-6) [2-1]

St. Louis Rams – (2-6) [1-1]

Arizona Cardinals – (2-7) [0-3]

 

 

NFC NORTH

Green Bay Packers – (7-2)[1-0]

Detroit Lions – (6-2) [2-0]

Chicago Bears – (4-4) [0-2]

Minnesota Vikings – (1-8) [0-1]

 

 

NFC SOUTH

Atlanta Falcons – (6-2) [1-0]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – (6-2) [1-1]

Carolina Panthers – (5-3)[2-1]

New Orleans Saints – (2-6) [0-2]

 

Indianapolis (1-7) @ Jacksonville (1-7)

Match up to watch: Pat Angerer v.s. Maurice Jones-Drew

 

Jan. 1, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts linebacker Pat Angerer (51) against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at EverBank Field. Jacksonville defeated Indianapolis 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE

 

The battle for third place in an unimpressive AFC South ensues. Indy is looking to continue minimal success this season, while Jacksonville is seemingly just trying to hold their team together until week 17. With Andrew Luck at the helm, I see no reason why the Colts should drop this one – even while visiting Jacksonville. The Jags offense is too – well, untalented. And although the Colts have minimal talent on defense, I think their offense will help the team bring home a “W”.

 

Indianapolis – 14 Jacksonville – 10

 

New York Giants (4-5) @ Cincinnati (6-2)

Match up to watch: Corey Webster v.s. AJ Green

 

Cincinnati is trying to pull away from the pesky Ravens, while the Giants are trying to keep up with the HOT Eagles. Cincy is an inexperienced team facing a hungry defensive line. Not to mention Benjarvis Green-Ellis has never really struck fear into opponents. New York on the other hand has a decent run game – I think losing Brandon Jacobs will sting this season – and a pretty darn good pass attack. Although the team is thin at linebacker, it really shouldn’t matter here facing a team who struggles to run the ball.

 

New York Giants – 23 Cincinnati – 19

 

Tennessee (3-6) @ Miami (5-3)

Match up to watch: Chris Johnson v.s. Paul Soliai

 

November 20, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs the ball in the third quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons beat the Titans 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

 

Miami has been hot, haven’t they? Although, the ‘phins have had a pretty favorable schedule so far. Tennessee is surging. After making a quarterback change and rolling with the young gun, the team has found a new life. It hurts me to say this, but I expect Tennessee’s luck to continue here. Miami hasn’t been very good at home in years past and Tennessee’s quarterback, Jake Locker, has quite the scary skill set. I expect a close one, but Tennessee should pull it off.

 

Tennessee – 24 Miami – 23

 

Detroit (6-2) @ Minnesota (1-8)

Match up to watch: Calvin Johnson v.s. Minnesota’s secondary

 

Who honestly is going to match up against Megatron in this one, who? Minnesota reminds me of a very untalented 2007 Miami Dolphins team. An okay defense with horrible defensive backs and a solid run game on offense. Detroit on the other hand is attempting to take the NFC North crown away from the Packers. This young team is on the rise, and it will certainly continue here.

 

Detroit – 38 Minnesota – 14

 

Buffalo (4-4) @ New England (7-1)

Match up to watch: Buffalo’s secondary v.s. Tom Brady

 

Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) fakes a hand off to running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) during the second half of Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

 

Here’s an interesting one for you fans. On one hand you’ve got an improved defensive back field with numerous first or second round picks, on the other hand you’ve got possibly the best quarterback in all of football – notorious for picking apart defenses. Well Buffalo fans, if Philadelphia showed us anything last year, it’s that no matter how good your defensive line is or even how good your secondary is, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have any linebackers. New England isn’t known for running the ball much, but keep an eye on Stevan Ridley here. He could have a nice game out of the back field for the Patriots.

 

Buffalo – 17 New England – 32

 

Atlanta (6-2) @ New Orleans (2-6)

Match up to watch: Roddy White v.s. Jabari Greer

 

The extraordinary Falcons face off against the underachieving Saints, could be interesting… Atlanta is NOW the favorites out of the NFC South while the Saints are just looking forward to picking up a few more wins and a high draft selection. Don’t expect a blow out here, though. This game WILL be tight, but Atlanta is too talented to fall against a team who is missing their head coach and their best defensive player/leader.

 

Atlanta – 24 New Orleans – 21

 

San Diego (5-3) @ Tampa Bay (6-2)

Match up to watch: Antoine Cason v.s. Vincent Jackson

 

Oct 9, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason (20) during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

 

Both teams have been HOT lately. Yes, San Diego fell to Kansas City last week. Any team can lose on any given Sunday. Tampa has been over achieving by a long shot this season. The team has a huge hole at defensive back – 2nd corner and strong safety – but the offense has been able to pull of six huge wins. Expect Philip Rivers to “show off” a bit for V-Jax as to what he’s missing out on this season. Rivers and company should blow right through this Buccaneers secondary and steal a victory on the road.

 

San Diego – 31 Tampa Bay – 24

 

Denver (3-5) @ Carolina (5-3)

Match up to watch: Von Miller v.s. Jonathan Stewart

 

Both teams are stuck in tough divisions, while also competing for wild card births. Denver is more of a long shot at this point, although a few losses by Kansas City and the Broncos are back in it. Carolina seems to be a more logical choice for a wild card birth. BUT, the NFC is loaded with talent this season, so it may NOT happen. Either way, this one will be exciting. Nothing like watching the old savvy vet face off against the young gun! I like Carolina here with their explosive run game. Not only do teams have to worry about Tolbert, Williams and Stewart, they also must worry about Cam Newton pulling it down and taking off.

 

Denver – 19 Carolina – 23

 

Oakland (3-5) @ Baltimore (6-2)

Match up to watch: Darren McFadden v.s. Ray Lewis

 

July 26, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) during training camp at the team practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE

 

Oakland hasn’t lived up to the hype they received after last seasons close encounter with the Playoffs. Losing Stanford Routt and Chris Johnson definitely has hurt this team. Having no corners in a pass happy league is NOT a good thing. Baltimore’s leader on defense has dropped nearly 30 pounds off of his frame and is looking much leaner. When asked why Lewis lost the weight he simply stated he needed to now that the league is evolving. Well said, Ray. Now that Ray has gained some explosion and speed back, I expect Baltimore to make a run at the super bowl. Oakland, stands no chance in this one.

 

Oakland – 18 Baltimore – 29

 

New York Jets (2-6) @ Seattle (3-6)

Match up to watch: Santonio Holmes v.s. Brandon Browner

 

New York has been bitten by the “suck” bug this season. Suck bug? Yeah. They suck. With no weapons on offense besides Santonio Holmes and a blocking tight-end in Dustin Keller, what does the team really have? Sanchez barely completes over 50% of his passes and the offensive line is horrible outside of Ferguson and Mangold. Seattle, though their 3-6 record doesn’t show it, is a team on the rise. You’ll see when the team finds a quarterback that the Seahawks are loaded on offense with potential. Watch out for Seattle this season.

 

New York Jets – 17 Seattle – 23

 

Dallas (5-3) @ Philadelphia (7-1)

Match up to watch: DeMarco Murray v.s. Stephen Nicholas

 

Dec 27, 2009; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas (54) in action against the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Bills 31-3. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

 

Dallas is hot and trying to keep pace with a surging super bowl contender in Philadelphia. Dallas could sneak up on Philly here, but I’m not so sure they can beat Philly. Philadelphia has retooled their linebackers to become more athletic and better tacklers. Last year, the linebackers were atrocious. Look for a different defense in Philadelphia this season – they could actually take over the title of the best defense in the league by week 17.

 

Dallas – 21 Philadelphia – 28

 

St. Louis (2-6) @ San Francisco (7-1)

Match up to watch: Chris Long v.s. Joe Staley

 

St. Louis is a team on the rise, but will not contend for the next few years. With a terrible defense, the team can only hope they strike gold through the draft or via free agency. San Francisco is good, real good. The team retooled their offense by adding play makers at the skilled positions and keeping the offensive line in tact. Not to mention their defense is pretty dang good. Can you predict the outcome here?

 

St. Louis – 14 San Francisco – 27

 

Houston (7-1) @ Chicago (4-4)

Match up to watch: Jonathan Joseph v.s. Brandon Marshall

 

 

Houston is the team to beat in the AFC, although New England may have something to say about that… The team has one of the best, if not the best, offenses in the NFL, along with a pretty darn good defense. Chicago is in an interesting situation…The team is sitting in third place and falling behind too much to compete. Chicago has the pieces to do some heavy damage November-December time, but they may be too far out of contention by then. Who knows, but Houston will be taking this one. Houston should be able to pass all over this soft secondary Chicago possesses.

 

Houston – 29 Chicago – 17

 

Kansas City (4-4) @ Pittsburgh (5-3)

Match up to watch: Jamaal Charles v.s. Lawrence Timmons

 

Kansas City is a hot team right now. The Chiefs are kicking some butt and taking names, doing it the old fashioned way might I add. Kansas City has been taking a ground and pound approach to win these games. Can it continue against a strong Pittsburgh defense? Pittsburgh’s offense may be hurting while their star Tailback is rehabbing. But, the Steelers also have a very fast receiving corp. But, I think the Chiefs can pull off an upset here.

 

Kansas City – 23 Pittsburgh – 20

 

 

BYE: Cleveland (1-8), Green Bay (7-2), Arizona (2-7), Washington (2-7)

 

Well there’s another week in the books fans! Road teams dominated this week along with a few upsets here and there. But, the divisional games were really exciting!!

 

Keep your fins up fans!!!

 

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  • jcartwright67

    Man, the Dallas-Philly game is going to be exciting with both teams looking forward to the playoffs. I see Philly winning at home here too. I think KC is going to flop this year and be under-achievers all season concluding Cassell is not the answer (watch them trade him and some picks back to NE for their back up…lol), so I’m picking the Steelers as I still think they’re the second best team in the AFC behind the Patsies. Now, you’ve convinced me that Cincy is a good, young team on the rise so I’m a little surprised to see them losing at home to a team that doesn’t have my respect or yours with their current record. I think the Giants were a pleasant fluke last year (glad they beat NE) and they’ll be exposed and stepped on by their NFC East counterparts which will blueprint a win for Cincy. I think our Phins start the second half of the season with the offense starting to click and feel more comfortable with the scheme, Miller and Bush are catching screens and 5-yd dumps and turning them into 10-15 yd bursts. Soliai will be a beast and watch Dansby come into the frey and aid in stuffing Johnson. I see a close game with a come from behind Q4 victory….Tannehills first of many. Ah, I can dream a little….Tanny won’t play until ’13. Cheers mate! You watching the Oly’s on the tele?

    • TylerMcMullen

      Thanks for the read and the comment man! I love the Dallas-Philly game. Both teams are hot picks for super bowl contenders, deservingly so. I like KC this year based upon speed, but they are too inconsistent and young to contend deep into the playoffs. I love cincy this year. They’re a team rising quickly and can only get better. But, the giants are backed into a corner and need a win, which is why I think they will. The Phins get a nice few tune up games after the bye before they get into tougher games. It will be nice to rack up a few games here and there. They sure as heck won’t make the playoffs with all of the talent in the AFC, but they can contend for a spot! Not a chance Tann-chize plays until 2013 my man, not a chance! I’ve bee catching a little here and there. Watched the USA Basketball team destroy today! That was awesome! Have a great one, man!

  • dwnhill100

    Hey Tyler what happened to week 9? I guess week 9 happend when my computerer crashed. What happened to Livewire? I couldn’t find it so I had to go through another source which changed my moniker from “Iam305Jules” to what you see now.
    Week 9 brought another win, but it is week 10 that has Dolphans going crazy. Coach Philbin keeps being asked the question on everyone’s mind to which he’s forced to reply by saying… Play-offs….? Play-Offs….? PLAY-OFFs….?

    • TylerMcMullen

      Week 9 is up my man. Here’s a link –
      http://phinphanatic.com/2012/07/31/week-9-nfl-predictions/#respond
      I was actually wondering the same about livewire. Must be when the site updated, it updated to a different commenting system. LOL Love it man, love it!

    • TylerMcMullen

      LOL it’s up my man! Check my page. Thanks for the read and the comment man!