2016 Week 10 NFL Picks

By the Football Garbage Time Staff

If you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year.  We’re off to a decent start, so without further to do, here we go:

Week 10 Games

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Ha Kung Wong’s Picks

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Ha Kung’s Thoughts:

As I mention every week, copy my picks and you can thank me later.  I know Ryan took a shot at me last week, but after going 11-2 in Week 9, I think we all know who the real NFL Pick Guru is around these parts.  Like I say, if you like winning, I think I can help.

For Week 10, the most interesting game for me is the Super Bowl XLIX rematch between the Seattle Seahawks @ New England Patriots.

New England is currently favored in this home game by 7.5 points with an over/under of 49.  Coming off a bye, I’d expect the New England Patriots to be ready for the mostly scuffling Seattle Seahawks.  But that was before I saw the Seahawks offense suddenly come alive against a solid Buffalo Bills defense on Monday Night Football.  In fact, not only did Pro Football Focus name Russell Wilson as the top QB performance of Week 9…

…they also called Jimmy Graham’s 8 receptions for 103 yards and 2 TD performance one of the top 10 of the entire season.

On the other side of the ball, the Seahawks defense wasn’t completely dominant, and although they (or more specifically, Richard Sherman) got away with a missed unnecessary roughness call at the end of the first half, they put up a solid 4th down stand in the red zone at the end of the game to seal the win.  It was a promising performance for a Seahawks defense that hasn’t nearly been as threatening this year as they were in the past, as although they have allowed the 3rd least amount of points per game (16.8), they also have the 6th least takeaways (8) this season.

As for the Patriots, well, their offense has scored the 6th most points per game (27.1) of any team this year, and have really been firing on all cylinders since the return of Tom Brady in Week 5.  In fact, according to Football Outsiders, Brady has the number 1 Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (“DVOA”), meaning that per play, he’s better than any QB in the NFL.  And Pro Football Focus agrees ranking Brady the best QB in the NFL through Week 9.

I wouldn’t be surprised it if it were close, but the Patriots just don’t make mistakes.  Aside from having an unstoppable offense, they also have only 6 giveaways the entire season, good for 3rd best in the NFL.  Of course, it’ll be interesting to see how trading away star linebacker Jamie Collins to the Browns will impact the Pats defense, but I suspect it won’t be as a big a deal as NFL pundits make it out to be.  Regardless of how you feel about Bill Belichick personally, he’s brilliant at getting the best from who he has on the roster and scheming for opposing offenses.  I don’t think this week will be any different, which is why I pick the Patriots to win this one.

Also, just because we love competition here at Football Garbage Time, we’re once again going heads up against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks.  In Week 9, we beat the Urban Sports Scene team, leaving us at 5-1-3:

They’re awesome competitors, and they KNOW their sports, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long!

Scott King’s Picks

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Joanne Kong’s Picks

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Joanne Kong’s Comments:

With a three-game win streak entering week 10, the New York Giants host the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium.  With an amazing win against the division rival Philadelphia Eagle, the Giants are flying high (pun intended, Eagles fans).

The Bengals are coming off a bye-week, with their previous four games resulting in L-L-W-T.  The Bengals, who only lost four games in the 2015 season, are struggling this season due in part to the changes in the off-season.  The Bengals have lost Melvin Jones Jr., who’s done relatively well with the Detroit Lions, and Mohamed Sanu, playing well of late for the Atlanta Falcons.  They’ve lost most of their coaching staff, as well as their offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson.

The Giants are looking at a favorable match-up in week 10.  The Bengals are 23rd against the run and 21st against the pass.  And Dalton has thrown for 2349 passing yards, 9 touchdowns and 3 interceptions this year.  Unfortunately, the Bengal’s offensive line has allowed 25 sacks of quarterback, Andy Dalton, meaning the passing game is likely to struggle in the face of the Giants improving pass rush.

Andy Dalton - USA Today Sports Photo

Andy Dalton – USA Today Sports Photo

Both teams have a great play makers.  The Bengals have wide receiver, A.J. Green, who currently has the second most receiving yards (896) and 3 touchdowns this year.  The Giants have Odell Beckham Jr., who had 46 passing yards and 2 touchdowns in week 9.  Looking for secondary receivers will play a big role in Monday’s game, with these two passing offenses.  With the Giants having the 9th ranked defense against the run, the Bengals running backs, Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, might not have the success they are hoping for on Sunday.

The New York Giants win at home.

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Jason Johnson’s Picks

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Ryan Whitfield’s Picks

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Joey Alibro’s Picks

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Week 9 Results:

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Current Football Garbage Time Staff Standings:

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Check back next week for our Week 10 results and Week 11 picks!

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