FanIQ Live Week 10 NFL Game Thread

FanIQ GameDay Live: Week 10

11/10/13 in NFL   |   Jess   |   35092 respect

Blog Photo - FanIQ Live Week 10 NFL Game ThreadGreetings, football fans, and welcome to our Week 10 edition of...(Week 10? Really? Are we really that deep into the season?)...FanIQ GameDay Live! Joining us today is Christi, AKA AlwaysSunshine, with her thoughts on today's games, and some predictions. Christi's a Steelers fan, but I won't hold that against her, (I'm just playin') and she also loves her college ball and hockey. 

Welcome, Christi! Let's do this...

Early Games:
Seahawks (8-1) @ Falcons (2-6)
Christi - The Falcons lineup looks more like an infirmary than a football team. And so does Seattle’s O-line. Seattle may not have looked pretty this past week, but their defense is 2nd best in the NFL in yards allowed (296/game)/passing yards allowed (179.8). And they’re tied for first in interceptions with Denver (13). 49-24, Seattle. (Jess, I hope I haven’t been the kiss of death for Seattle this week).

Jess - This game has me terrified. I know the Seahawks want to go down and get revenge from last year's Divisional Playoff game. It's a 10am gametime, on the road, against a team that may or may not be tougher than their record. Our offense is underperforming, due in part to a makeshift line, and Wilson has been taking a beating. I can only hope the Falcons D-line is sub-par, and that the Hawks have solved their run D woes.

Lions (5-3) @ Bears (5-3)
Christi - I’m looking forward to this one. This matchup is fairly even. Since Chicago just came off a big MNF win over Green Bay, the Bears have some momentum going into this game along with the home field advantage. Chicago, 27-24.

Jess - I hear Jay Cutler is coming back earlier than expected, and will play in this NFC North matchup? Best of luck to him and his guys. If they were in Detroit, I think this pick would be easier for me and I'd side with the Lions. I'm still standing by that pick, but I'm not as confident.

Eagles (4-5) @ Packers (5-3)
Christi - Seneca Wallace was underwhelming (at the very least) at the helm last week against Chicago. Nick Foles and the Eagles have not performed well at home, and have shown flashes of greatness away from home. The Eagles just may have a shot at….never mind. Green Bay, 28-17.

Jess - I think this game will be a lot more interesting than it looks. The Eagles are like Jekyll & Hyde. Which Philly team will we get this week? And I know next to nothing about the Pack, other than the fact that Matthews is back and he will be wearing a club on his hand. My Eagles pick has nothing to do with my confidence in Philadelphia and everything to do with the fact that Seneca Wallace started some games for my Seahawks back in the day, and I know how that generally turns out.

Jaguars (0-8) @ Titans (4-4)
Christi - And Jacksonville carries a goose egg into week 11. Tennessee, 9-0.

Jess - I have got to believe that the Jags will win at least one game this year. I just don't think it'll be today.

Rams (3-6) @ Colts (6-2)
Christi - A healthy Sam Bradford would make this matchup more interesting. Even if the Rams get some success with their running game (I see you, Zac Stacy), the Colts will shut it down enough to pull out the win. 31-17, Indianapolis.

Jess - I'm not sure the score will show that big a difference, but I do think Indy will win. That Rams front 7 is tough, and although Luck is mobile and a quick decision maker, I wouldn't be surprised to see him spend some time on his back. It won't matter though; Luck has a deep threat in TY Hilton, and I think that might be where the Rams are lacking on D. 

Raiders (3-5) @ Giants (2-6)
Christi - It’s the battle of the underachievers! Giants, 10-3.

Jess - If the Giants are pulling that thing they do where they suck it up early and then finish the year strong, I think they'll win this one easier. If not, the Raiders might just pull this off. McFadden's out, but Pryor is a threat on the ground too. Eenie-meenie-miney...I'm taking the Raiders.

Bills (3-6) @ Steelers (2-6)
Christi - As much as I hate to do this, I will. And maybe by doing so, I will be the kiss of death for Buffalo. Buffalo, 14-10.

Jess - Ya know, Christi - I think the Steelers are going to win this, and here's why: Both teams are struggling mightily, but not only have the Steelers stayed in games, they've been relatively consistent. Buffalo is hurting, and although they've got EJ Manuel back, I think he'll be too rusty to be able to do much.

Bengals (6-3) @ Ravens (3-5)
Christi - Cincinnati fans in this area are pretty pleased with their team, as they should be. Baltimore gets spanked at home. Cincinnati, 21-13

Jess - The Ravens look awful this year, and Andy Dalton has been getting time in the pocket, his offensive line and AJ Green making him look better than I think he really is. And that Cincy D is legit. I don't think they have much problem with this game.

Late Games:
Panthers (5-3) @ 49ers (6-2)
Christi - This is another close one this week. I’ll take San Francisco with the home advantage for $100, Alec.

Jess - Ya know...I think that the Panthers will give San Francisco a tougher game than they're expecting. Carolina has been somewhat overlooked, while quietly winning games. I'm not entirely sure it'll be enough; the Niners are a tough team. But the Panthers will give them hell. I hope my pick is wrong, but I have to go with SF for the simple reason that they seem to be out to irk me.

Texans (2-6) @ Cardinals (4-4)
Christi - Houston is imploding, but I think they’ll pull it together long enough this week to win one for the Kubiak. Houston, 21-18.

Jess - I think you're right, Christi. I'm not sure that the Cardinals offensive line is built to withstand the wrath of JJ Watt & Co., and Case Keenum is showing some flashes of promise. As long as he doesn't make any stupid mistakes, stays away from Patrick Peterson, he should be okay. Houston almost pulled it off last week. I think they'll do it today.

Broncos (7-1) @ Chargers (4-4)
Christi - Denver’s had a week to get some rest. And Peyton will be too much for San Diego’s pass defense. Denver, 35-21.

Jess - The Broncos are kicking some butt and the Chargers are a little better than expected. Being a division game, I think it'll go back and forth...until Phillip Rivers has a meltdown and throws 3 picks in the 4th quarter, allowing Denver to run away with it.

Primetime Game:
Cowboys (5-4) @ Saints (6-2)
Christi - A team that is perfect at home this season faces the worst pass defense in the league. No voodoo dolls necessary. New Orleans, 42-24.

Jess - Who the hell is his Cowboy team? And I was shocked...SHOCKED...that the Saints lost to the Jets. I don't think they'll lose like that again for awhile. I'm hoping the next time will be 12/2. (*crossing fingers*) I don't think that Dallas's defense has what it takes to stop Drew Brees. This'll be a shootout, I think, with New Orleans coming out on top.

MNF Bonus Pick:
Dolphins (4-4) @ Buccaneers (0-8)
Christi - I’m not sure Tampa can buy a win this season. Miami, 24-20.

Jess - These two teams are an absolute mess, between the Schiano debacle and the Dolphins dumpster fire right now. I think that the Dolphins have more "now" distractions though, and the Bucs are actually starting to look better. They came to play last week, and lost in heartbreaking fashion. I think they carry that moral victory and momentum into this game and take care of the Dolphins for their first win.

Thanks again for joining us, Christi - I hope you run the table with your picks; specifically that Seattle/Atlanta game! 

As for the rest of you - grab a seat, a snack, a drink, share your picks below, and Q it up here for NFL Football on FanIQ!
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11/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Just thought I'd share the before and after pictures of Yannick Carter.  He raised over $10K for Cancer Research.

11/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Saskatchewan wins it, 29-25 and heads to the semis to face my team, The Calgary Stampeders!!

11/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Saskatchewan just went for the FG and are ahead 26-25 with 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter.  

11/10/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7444 respect

My cousin was at the Titan's game today.  He is not a happy camper.

11/10/13   |   Jess   |   35092 respect

AlwaysSunshine wrote:
The NFL is proving that I don't know what I think I know today.

Haha! It's been a weird day, to be fair. I hope we're wrong about this CAR/SF game too.

11/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Hamilton defeated the Argos to move on in the East.  West game is on now, BC (blech) ahead of Saskatchewar 7-6 in the second quarter.

11/10/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7444 respect

The NFL is proving that I don't know what I think I know today.

11/10/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Bengals and AJ Green lock up craziest play of the day.

11/10/13   |   Scott   |   54600 respect

Rams pick up their 4th win of the season....3 of them now against the AFC South

11/10/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Mike Carey sucks. *Bleep* you *bleep* hole.

11/10/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The dream of having two 0-16 teams is dying. Damn you Tennessee.

11/10/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Also, now officially: Game Over. Season Over.

11/10/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

How the *bleep* does Nick Foles have 2 TDs by throwing deep into double coverage today?

11/10/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

This is one of those weeks I'm glad it wasn't my turn to write the thread, because I would've looked really stupid. Stupider than usual, that is.

11/10/13   |   Scott   |   54600 respect

It only took 9 weeks but the Rams have finally figured out how to use Tavon Austin.  

2nd receiving touchdown of the day

Rams up 35-0 over the Colts

11/10/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7444 respect

Scott, the Rams are absolutely killin' it.  I don't dislike the Colts necessarily; however, one of their fans in Louisville drives me flipping bananas every week.  It's kind of nice to not have her runnin' it today.

11/10/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

(Edited by Eric_)

Packers drive into the red zone, but Tolzien gets picked and the Eagles get a big return. Eagles should turn that into points shortly. Game over. Season over.

Edit: Well, Eagles honked the field goal. Pissed me off actually because they keep dangling the carrot at Packers fans.

11/10/13   |   Scott   |   54600 respect

No wonder they are calling for snow this week in St. Louis.  

Tavon Austin takes a punt return 98 yards to the house and the Rams lead the Colts 21-0 in Indy

11/10/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

In case you were wondering if the Packers season is over, Seneca Wallace is now hurt, and Scott Tolzien (who?) is in. I'm sure the Bears fans cheered that injury as well.

11/10/13   |   Scott   |   54600 respect

Damn, this Rams front 4 is scary good.  

11/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

I'm watching CFL Playoffs.  My Stampeders have a bye, but the BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders play off to see who moves on.  Also, Hamilton and Montreal in the east.  Then it's time for NASCAR!

11/10/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7444 respect

That was fun.  I hope I'm wrong about one game in particular, and run the table with the rest of them.