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2009 NFL Week 10 Picks and Podcast

Week 10 of the NFL season brings us some intriguing matchups: Atlanta goes into Carolina to battle a rejuvenated Panthers team. Divisional supremacy is on the line wiht Cinci and Pittsburgh. KC and Oakland battle for best draft pick in the AFC West. And the marquee matchup is New England at Indy.

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NFL Week 10 2009 Picks

Straight Up

MATCHUP Vegas Vinny BostonMac RJ Peso* Actual
Bears @ Niners Bears Bears Bears Bears
Lions @ Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings
Saints @ Rams Saints Saints Saints Rams
Falcons @ Panthers Falcons Panthers Falcons Falcons
Bucs @ Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Bucs
Bengals @ Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
Bills @ Titans Titans Titans Titans Titans
Jaguars @ Jets Jets Jets Jets Jaguars
Broncos @ Redskins Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Chiefs @ Raiders Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Raiders
Eagles @ Chargers Chargers Eagles Eagles Chargers
Seahawks @ Cards Cards Cards Cards Cards
Cowboys @ Packers Cowboys Packers Packers Cowboys
Patriots @ Colts Colts Patriots Colts Patriots
Ravens @ Browns Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens
Prev Week 8-5 (.615) 10-3 (.769) 9-4 (.692) 5-8 (.385))
Overall 86-43 (.667) 83-46 (.643) 80-49 (.620) 69-60 (.535)

Against the Spread

MATCHUP Vegas Vinny BostonMac RJ Peso* Actual
Bears @ Niners (-3) Bears Bears Bears Bears
Lions @ Vikings (-16.5) Lions Lions Lions Lions
Saints @ Rams (+14) Saints Rams Saints Rams
Falcons @ Panthers (+1.5) Falcons Panthers Falcons Falcons
Bucs @ Dolphins (-10) Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Bucs
Bengals @ Steelers (-7) Bengals Bengals Bengals Steelers
Bills @ Titans (-7) Titans Titans Titans Titans
Jaguars @ Jets (-7) Jets Jaguars Jets Jaguars
Broncos @ Redskins (+4) Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Chiefs @ Raiders (-2) Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Raiders
Eagles @ Chargers (-2.5) Chargers Eagles Eagles Chargers
Seahawks @ Cards (-8.5) Cards Cards Cards Cards
Cowboys @ Packers (+3) Cowboys Packers Packers Packers
Patriots @ Colts (-3) Colts Patriots Colts Patriots
Ravens @ Browns (+11) Browns Ravens Ravens Ravens
Prev Week 7-6 (.538) 7-6 (.538) 6-7 (.462) 5-8 (.385))
Overall 71-57 (.555) 59-69 (.461) 59-69 (.461) 60-68 (.469)

* The peso is a coin flip of an old peso to pick the game.

Locks of the Week

Vegas Vinny: (4-5, Balance =$725) Two weeks ago, the Eagles killed the Giants and every Philly fan was riding high. Then they lost to the Cowboys and everyone was ready to jump off the Ben Franklin. It’s looking more and more like the Giants game was the mirage and the lackluster performances against the Redskins and the Cowboys is what you’re going to get with the 2009 Philadelphia Eagles.

Now I know that any time you write the Eagles off, they seem to bounce back and go on a tear. But something smells different this year. And that difference is the defense. While stout up front, the linebacker situation is a mess. They’re rotating anyone they can find, even signing Jeremiah Trotter off the scrap heap to play MLB. That’s middle linebacker, although he might as well be in a baseball uniform as effective as he’s been. Meanwhile, they’ve lost Ellis Hobbs to a neck injury and Joselio Hanson has been suspended for a diuretic. The Chargers high powered passing attack should be able to gain significant yardage because the Eagles simply do not have enough bodies. Couple that with being at home and I don’t understand why this is only a 2.5 point game. I’ll put $110 to win $100 on the Chargers (-2.5).

BostonMac: (6-3, Balance = $1,285) As bad as Tennessee looked in the premature Foxborough snow, the ensuing bye week was enough to put the Titans back on the right track, the track that we all thought they’d have been on if only Jeff Fisher had been smart enough to start Vince Young from Week One. I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence. Either way, they are playing at home against a weak Buffalo team featuring midseason LVP candidate Terrell Owens. The Bills looked frisky a few weeks ago, but they have plummeted since. Since I’m on a bit of a down streak, I’ll put $55 to win $50 on TENNESSEE (-7).

RJ: (3-6, Balance = $870) Two weeks ago the Cardinals were blindsided at home by an inferior opponent after a huge road win. If Ken Whisenhunt (or Bill Cowher Lite if you prefer) is any kind of coach, he doesn’t let that happen again in the exact same situation with the Seahawks coming in. The Cardinals completely mercy-ruled Seattle a month ago on the road, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t happen again (nor will I ever verb words like mercy rule again. Sorry). Phoenix/Glendale(-8.5) stays awake long enough to take care of business. 110/100.

One reply on “2009 NFL Week 10 Picks and Podcast”

C-H-E-FS CHEFS CHEFS CHEFS!I don’t know why but I love nailing those garbage picks. I could’ve been 1-14 but as long as I got that game right I’m good

The chiefs are now 4-30 in their last 34. The Chiefs current win streak in Oakland is 3 games.

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