Last week was our best of 2020… 13-1, missing only on the Dolphins win over the Cards… it almost looks like ‘Guaranteed” isn’t just a title this year. Total record for the year? 103-27-1. Almost 80% for the first half of the year.
Here, then, are our “Guaranteed” picks for week 10… and do notice “guaranteed” is in quotes. If you bet on our picks and lose your @ss… you’re a damn fool. If you bet and win… we want our cut!
Sometimes in the NFL it comes down to who needs it more. The Colts are in the midst of a brutal stretch of schedule, and a loss here could all but end playoff ambitions. Philip Rivers may be 70, but in big games veteran QB leadership can be everything. After a dominant defensive showing against Da Bears, the Titans are due for a letdown.
Prediction: Colts 27 Titans 24
This is one of those games where the Lions will give their fans hope, climbing to 4-5 and reigniting talk of the playoffs. They will proceed to kick those same fans in the teeth next week when they roll over and go to sleep once again. This is the Lions’ way.
Prediction: Lions 27 Nameless 13
The Great one will me p@ssed and motivated after the Saints humiliated the Bucs last week. CMC is right back on the sideline, injured again. Not exactly a recipe for Carolina success. As satisfying as it would be to see the Panthers kick Tompa Bay while they’re down… don’t bet on it.
Prediction: Bucs 31 Panthers 23
It would be fun to see Daniel Jones take down the Iggles, if for no other reason than seeing the NFC East stay in complete disarray. But those Iggles are getting healthy, and they still suck less than anyone else in the division.
Prediction: Iggles 27 Giants 20
The Packers got a much needed (sort of) bye week against the broken down 39ers, and get another one to build up a head of steam heading into the home stretch. A Rod for MVP talks will pick up again after this one.
Prediction: Packers 41 Jags 24
The Bills have a chance to flex on another NFC team with a porous D. They can all score out there, so it will be a shootout, but the Bills will continue with the statement they started to make against Seattle last week.
Prediction: Bills 42 Cardinals 38
The league is just starting to look at the ‘Phins and say “hey… these guys don’t suck.” The Chargers don’t suck either, but you’d never know it by their record. They’re just creative in their losing methods. No reason to think any of that will change.
Prediction: Miami 31 Chargers 27
The Raiders are a team quietly finding their identity. It’s a mystery to me why it took so long… it’s the exact same identity that every successful Raiders team has had. Ever. All of them. Pound the ball and go deep. Repeat. Bit of attitude. Commit a lot of penalties. All of that should work just fine against the Broncos.
Prediction: Raiders 30 Broncos 21
The Rams can play D. They don’t always do so, but they can. The Seahawks, on the other hand, cannot play D. At all. In any way, shape or form. Don’t look now, but the Rams are about to be tied for first place. Who saw that coming a month ago?
Prediction: Rams 38 Seahawls 34
The Bengals seem to be the chic upset pick this week; not here. Not here. Even on bad days, which the Steelers definitely had last week against the Cowboys, D still wins out. Joey B got decimated by the Ravens D, and this is a better D.
Prediction: Steelers 31 Bengals 13
The Saints are hands down the scariest team in the NFL right now. The 39ers are a practice squad. Even if the Saints look past the ‘Niners they still win by multiple TDs.
Prediction: Saints 45 “Niners 17
Yawn. Watching the Pats suck was fun for a minute. Now it’s just sad.
Predictions: Ravens 34 Pats 16
Remember when we were all wondering how good the bears were? Now we know. The Vikings get their turn to pound in the point this week. In the end, though, neither of these teams will even sniff the post season.
Prediction: Vikings 24 Bears 21
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