NFL Week 10 Live Thread

Who Will Get Their Second Half Started Right? [NFL Week 10 Live Thread]

11/11/12 in NFL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

As we take time to honor our veterans, today we also watch the official start of the 2nd half of the NFL season. Every team playing today will be playing for at least the 9th time. At this point, we have a pretty good idea who the contenders are, but as we've seen in recent years, it's all about peaking in a few weeks time and into the playoffs. Today we get our first look at who might be ready to do just that.

Today's guest picker is kteacher, aka Becky, aka Teach, aka Insult the Kings and You Die (actually it's probably best not to mention hockey right now). Take it away with your opening remarks, Teach:

I want to preface this first by saying I suck at predicting games, giving analysis, and the following will probably be a boring read ........easily dismissed, but here goes. There is no rhyme or reason for any of my picks.

Eh, you say that like it's a bad thing. It's quite obvious at this point that no one knows how to pick football games. With that, let's get to it.

Oakland at Baltimore

Teach: My neighbors are Raiders fans. They make great carne asada and display a giant inflatable Raider in front of their home. I wish for a Raiders win; however, Ravens 31 Raiders 15----Go Sesame Street!

Eric: Mmmm...carne asada. What were we talking about again? Oh yeah, the Ravens. I don't think they're very good, and they'll look bad at times today, but Oakland going East is a recipe for failure, so Ravens are the pick.

Denver at Carolina

Teach: Eli's less "special" more talented bro's team takes this one. WAIT.....usually when I think a game will be easy the opposite happens. Hmmmmm......yep...the Broncos win by 10 or 3.

Eric: I think Carolina's not quite as bad as most think, and I'm rooting for Cam Newton just to shut up the scolds and moralists that make up the national football press. That said, I don't quite have the stones to pick the Panthers. Denver in a squeaker.

N.Y. Giants at CincinnatiBlog Photo - NFL Week 10 Live Thread

Teach: Doesn't the Bengals QB have red hair? I'm going with that over mouth breathing. Bengals by a "Surprise!"

Eric: Yes, Andy Dalton is the world's foremost Ginger Quarterback. No, I don't think that's enough for the Bengals to win, but there's a non-zero chance the Giants lay an egg.

Tennessee at Miami

Teach: Dolphins! NO reason. I just like them better. Dolphins by 5. Ha!

Eric: The Titans will play better than last week on pure dead cat bounce if nothing else. Still, Miami wins.

Detroit at Minnesota

Teach: Lions! No other reason than Woody likes them and well....he supported my Kings all year last season. I am loyal. Go Lions! 10

Eric: Holy Mediocrity Batman! I'll pick the Lions since Percy Harvin is out, and I don't like the Vikings. Yes, I'm petty like that.

Buffalo at New England

Teach: Same colors. USA! USA! I'm going with the Patriots....I guess.....Patriots by a lot

Eric: Patriots

Atlanta at New Orleans

Teach: I don't care what Cousin Sal says..........FALCONS all the way! Why? Because Beans wants it so and so it will be. Go Falcons! by at least 1 more.

Eric: People listen to Cousin Sal? Anyway, for some reason I smell an upset here, which is dumb because the Saints can't stop anyone. Still, I'll go with New Orleans, even though it means Ash will hate me now. If it's any consolation, Ash, it would've happened at some point anyway.

San Diego at Tampa Bay

Teach: I'd like to type----"Chargers!" for my "Qcast out friiind" but I can't. Buccaneers by a touchdown and a safety. Norv will bust more blood vessels.

Eric: I have no idea what that first sentence means. I'll agree on the Tampa pick though as Norv continues his long march to finally being fired.

N.Y. Jets at Seattle

Teach: Seahawks by 9. Go Jess and Thomas! (Hi Thomas!)

Eric: Between Sanchez, Tebow, and Wilson, will the media pay attention to the rest of the players in this game? The answer, of course, is no. Also, Seattle wins because that's what they do when at home, whether they get bailed out or not (/still bitter).

Dallas at Philadelphia

Teach: This pains me.....but I'm going with the boys who like cows. Do the Eagles even have an offensive line? Vick may die. Cowboys by 7.

Eric: In what can best be described as the Implosion Bowl, I'll pick the Cowboys because they'll probably have one last gasp to give their fans false hope. It's the Dallas Way. Given that this is the late afternoon national game, I think I'll go do something else at 4:25.

Blog Photo - NFL Week 10 Live ThreadSt. Louis at San Francisco

Teach: Rams! They will surprise all. (I just can't pick the other....I can't. My fingers can't type it.)

Eric: Given that the Rams moved from LA almost two decades ago, I'm surprised that's still your team, Teach. Unfortunately for you, I can pick the "other" and will. Niners easily.

Houston at Chicago

Teach: THIS is probably the only game I will watch.....a possible Super Bowl match up? I have the Bears D on my FF team, so I'm conflicted....not really. On Twitter, I follow way more people who either like the Texans or play for the Texans. It's fun. I'm going with the Texans by 7.

Eric: First, I want to point out that Chicago's best win is either home against Indy Week 1 or home against Detroit. Houston, by contrast, has a win at Denver and the blowout of Baltimore. Also, I hate the Bears so I'm picking the Texans, even if those resumes were reversed.

Bonus Monday Night Pick: Kansas City at Pittsburgh

Teach: I don't like this game. Steelers...I guess.

Eric: Ugh. I can't think of a more depressing national game. Steelers and 0 minutes I spend watching this game are my picks.

Thanks for the picks Teach. Everyone else, enjoy Week 10 and Q it up throughout the games.
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11/12/12   |   kobe_lova   |   62327 respect

Gearhead, it's fine. I called it before yesterday. You can pick against them every week, and I'll still dig you. I'm not petty...often. I'm awesome like that. I was so very surprised that we still had a shot in the end. My eyes were :|.

Amendola is fantastic... the Rams and the 49ers were hilariously bad in OT. A tie? with 20 chances? Really? Good times.

11/11/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5303 respect

It was ugly, but I'll sure take the win! 

11/11/12   |   Beaneaters   |   17854 respect

What a tremendously awesome OMG job of picking games, Teach. It was like magical. So do I get the line leader job?


11/11/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Eric_ wrote:
By the end of that, I just had uncontrollable giggles. That was so hilariously bad on every level.

When the Niners punted it I was praying for a tie by that point.

11/11/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5303 respect

11/11/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

By the end of that, I just had uncontrollable giggles. That was so hilariously bad on every level.

11/11/12   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

Rams should've won this game twice in overtime.  Illegal formation penalty takes away a 80 yard play and now a delay of game penalty takes away the winning field goal.

11/11/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Damn you Akers. I'm blaming you for no touchdown montage. You get some blame too Harbaugh for not trusting the WAC Off Player of the Year.

11/11/12   |   kobe_lova   |   62327 respect

Eric_ wrote:
So is Andy Reid fired tomorrow, or by the time he gets back to the locker room tonight?

They should've just called and told him while he was on the sideline with about 9 min. left. With him and Norv, it's long overdue.

11/11/12   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

Rams continue to self-destruct.  80 yard pass in overtime nullfied by an illegal formation.  Rams on the verge of completing the ultimate choke job against the 49ers

11/11/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

So is Andy Reid fired tomorrow, or by the time he gets back to the locker room tonight?

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   33133 respect

It's just not the same without Scott and his "Fear the Stache" 

11/11/12   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

Alex Smith is out with a concussion.  Colin Kaepernick is in for the 49ers.  Rams lead 14-7 at the half

11/11/12   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

I'm sick of seeing Michael Crabtree look like a mediocre wide receiver against every other team in the NFL except the Rams

11/11/12   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

Rams playing their best first quarter of the season, lead the 49ers 14-0

11/11/12   |   kobe_lova   |   62327 respect

Falcons expected!

Oh Fitzpatrick...
Oh Eli...

11/11/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21520 respect

Eagles draws first blood on the Cowboys...

11/11/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21520 respect


11/11/12   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

Ravens add insult to injury by running a fake field goal up by 24 on the Raiders

11/11/12   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

Mark Danario Alexander down as another player that wasn't good enough to be a Ram that is now making plays for another team.

11/11/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Well, I did say there was a *non-zero* chance the Giants would lay an egg.

11/11/12   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

Ryan Tannehill has come back down to earth and is playing like a rookie.  

11/11/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Lot of points so far through the first half of these games.

11/11/12   |   JenX63   |   33133 respect

yesheart Yeah Becky! 

11/11/12   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

8th straight game with a touchdown catch for AJ Green.  Bengals carve up the Giants defense on that first drive

11/11/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

That was some impressive no coverage on AJ Green by the Giants.

11/11/12   |   kobe_lova   |   62327 respect

GO Falcons!

11/11/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11959 respect

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Good job as always guys !   Teach i hope u win em all cept for 2 cool