Consecutive weeks of picking 10-3 has us here at Bears 101 riding high. We've improved our mark to 73-51 on the year, just less than a 60 percent clip.
On Thursday night the Jacksonville Jaguars proved to have a stagnant offense without running back Maurice Jones-Drew as the Colts proved to be an easy pick for Thursday's game.
Week 10 will feature many divisional games, as well as a couple games that football fans should really be looking forward to. Here's how we think those games will turn out.
We'll start with the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Bengals. The G-MEN will look to go on the road, and Eli Manning will compare the notes he received from older brother Peyton, who beat Cincy last week, and be able to beat their secondary. Speaking of Peyton, he and the Denver Broncos should beat Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
Carson Palmer doesn't have the luxury of playing the Bucs every week. Another game like last week isn't in store. The Baltimore Ravens will take this one, as it's a must-win for them if they want the division title. We'll stay with those two divisions and jump over to Monday. The Pittsburgh Steelers will beat the Chiefs as K.C. doesn't look like they can beat anyone right now.
We have an NFC South showdown between the 8-0 Atlanta Falcons and a New Orleans Saints squad fighting for their lives. With their backs against the wall and at home, we like the Saints in an upset. We also like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to continue their hot streak against the Chargers at home.
The New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills square off in an AFC East battle, and the Pats will win. Buffalo's defense has just looked too bad to compete. We also pick the Miami Dolphins to beat the Titans, as spirits are down in Tennessee following an embarrassing loss to the Bears. To finish the division, we don't like the Jets' chances in Seattle, so we're taking the Seattle Seahawks in that one.
The San Francisco 49ers play the Rams and should win with their defense. Then in an anticipated NFC East match that will likely determine whether or either team will make the playoffs and if head coaches will return, we like the Dallas Cowboys over the Eagles.
In our division, the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings are two teams going in opposite directions. We see that trend carrying over, especially with Percy Harvin out. We're taking the Lions.
For the Game of the Week, we have the Chicago Bears against the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football. It's about time a primetime game is exciting, and this one here is a potential Super Bowl preview. How can we pick against the Bears with how they've played recently? No explanation behind it, just going with the guy. Stay tuned and track our results the rest of the way, as today is the beginning of the second half of the 2012-13 NFL season.Tags: Cam Newton, Chicago, Chicago Bears, Eli Manning, Football, Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL, Super Bowl