Week 10 NFL Matchup Predictions

Week 10 Matchup Predictions

11/8/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

November 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Easgles 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRECowboys @ Eagles: And here we have the battle of disappointments that I alluded to at the top of this article. The Cowboys, always in the spotlight thanks to Jerry Jones, are 3-5 and will face off against the Eagles, who despite Michael Vick's talk of becoming a "dynasty," are also 3-5. Despite poor execution, underperformance, and bad play calling for both teams, I believe the Eagles are in a deeper hole right now. The Cowboys' last three losses have all been by less than a touchdown, while the Eagles have been dominated by the Saints and Falcons in the past two games, and self-destructed late against the Lions the week before. Andy Reid's shocking reluctance to run the football was part of the reason the Eagles put up only 13 points against the league's worst defense on Monday, and now they'll face the Cowboys' 5th ranked defense. DeMarcus Ware will tee off on Michael Vick after waltzing through one of the league's worst offensive lines, and Tony Romo will lead his 3rd ranked passing attack to a victory.

Cowboys win 27-20.

Rams @ 49ers: The bye week served the 49ers well last week, as their injury report is now squeaky clean. With their 2nd ranked defense (ranked 1st in scoring) facing off against the Rams' 28th ranked offense, the 49ers won't have to do much in the way of scoring to get the win at home.

49ers win 24-10.
Sep 09, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (55) linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) and defensive end Julius Peppers (90) take the field against the Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE
Texans @ Bears: This is the toughest pick of the week for me, and it was rightfully scheduled for prime time on Sunday night (unlike the Monday night game). The Bears' defense is playing about as well as I can ever remember a defense playing. Their defense is averaging 3.5 takeaways per game, is scoring almost as many touchdowns as they give up, and is completely embarrassing almost every offense they face. The one thing you can do against the Bears, however, is run the ball. They allow a modest 4.3 yards per carry, and the Texans happen to have an exceptional running back by the name of Arian Foster to take advantage of that. If the Texans want to win this game, they're going to have to control the ball, keep possessions to a minimum, and most of all, not turn the ball over. I think this game will come down to defense, and while the Texans have an exceptional defense as well, I'm counting on the Bears' defensive playmakers to come up bigger than those of the Texans.

Bears win 20-14.

Chiefs @ Steelers: You may be looking for other plans on Monday night right now, but don't sweep this game under the rug just yet. The 8-3 Steelers traveled to Kansas City for a prime time matchup last year, and that was to face the ever electrifying Tyler Palko and his 4-7 Chiefs. I was probably one of the only non-gamblers who wasn't a fan of either team to watch the game, but it ended up being a 13-9 affair. There's more incentive to watch this year, with Matt Cassel - always exciting, whether it be good or bad for his team -  and Jamaal Charles - who is genuinely a joy to watch when the coaches actually let him touch the ball - will be playing for the Chiefs. Let's be honest, I'm not picking the Chiefs. They haven't had a lead in regulation all season. I'm just saying, it may not be as boring of a game as you think, but I'm still going to predict that it will be.

Steelers win 27-10.
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11/11/12   |   Wizard31508   |   3044 respect

I think the saints will beat the falcons

11/8/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19776 respect

agreeing on ALL.....except gonna take the home team EAGLES........altho.......this GAME IS A TOSS UP.......