2019 Week 10 NFL Picks
By the Football Garbage Time StaffIf you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year.
And if you’ve been following us, you know that we here at Football Garbage Time have gone head to head against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks for the last 4 seasons. Why? Because they’re awesome competitors, they KNOW their sports, and, heck, they’re just good guys! This year we’ll have their picks up right HERE, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long.
Without further to do, here we go:
Week 10 Games
Ha Kung Wong’s Picks
Ha Kung’s Thoughts:
Last year I ended up with a 66% record for the season, so that’s four years in a row with over a 60% pick rate. And this year, I’m still 2nd place with a 86-48 record (64.2%).
Plus, I had a 94% record on Locks of the Week last year. Don’t worry, I don’t plan on stopping there either, as I’m still a perfect 9 for 9 on Locks this year (and I haven’t duplicated a team yet, so those in Eliminator pools — you’re welcome), and 4 of 9 on Upsets (GO Ravens)!
Let’s get to that Lock and Upset for Week 10…
Lock of the Week => New Orleans Saints (-10.0) over Atlanta Falcons
The Saints have the best depth in the league. They managed to go 5-0 with their backup QB, Teddy Bridgewater, and didn’t miss a beat in the backfield when Alvin Kamara was out, with Lataviu Murray stepping up. I’m convinced they have a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl this year. That being said, coming off a bye, they now get to face the flailing Atlanta Falcons at home in the Superdome. The Falcons offense isn’t terrible being the 19th best offense in the league per DVOA, but they have their defense is a different story being the 3rd worst defense in the league per DVOA. Add in an essentially fully healthy Saints offense that’s ranked 8th in the league, and I think that spells trouble for the Falcons. Sure, the Falcons may play the Saints tough, assuming Matt Ryan actually gets back on the field, but I doubt they’ll be able to keep up. Lock in those Saints.
Upset of the Week => Miami Dolphins (+10.5) over Indianapolis Colts
You probably thought I was crazy last week when I picked the Ravens over the then undefeated Pats. If so, you probably really think I’m bonkers now when I pick the no-longer-always-defeated Dolphins to beat the Colts. Before you flame me on Twitter, just hear me out. The Colts are playing with backup QB Brian Hoyer (otherwise known as “Plan C”) and are missing their top offensive threat in T.Y. Hilton. Does Brian Hoyer to Zach Pascal really scare you? Not to mention that the Colts are only 18th on defense, which is only one spot higher than the Jets defense that the Dolphins managed to manhandle last week. Sure, no Preston Williams, but Ryan Fitzpatrick has provided a real spark for both Devante Parker and Mike Gesicki, and I honestly believe the Dolphins will be able to score. On the other hand, the Dolphins do have the worst defense in the NFL, but against backups, I don’t think they’re that bad. I LOVE taking the Dolphins with the points this week, but I’m going to be bold and say they actually win the game straight up!
Joanne Kong’s Picks
My upset of the week:
Detroit Lions (3-4-1) @ Chicago Bears (3-5)
These two bottom NFC North rivals will face off in week 10. The Bears are desperately trying to crawl out of last place, while the Lions are trying to maintain their semblance of a lead to stay in third. And this week will either keep the Chicago Bears down, or bring the Lions to yet another disappointing season. In the last ten games against the Bears, the Lions have won 7. However, in the 2018 season, the Bears won both match-ups during the regular season. So what does this say about week 10? Nothing. But it sure is fun to spout off stats.
Chicago’s strength lies in their run defense: Chicago’s run defense gives up 93.5 yards per game, ranking 8th in the league. Luckily for the Lions, they barely have a run game. The Lions ran for an average of 96 yards per game, and have 2 rushing touchdowns, which is tied for the second fewest in the league.
The Lions failing defense: The Lions have the second worse defense in the league, allowing 288.4 passing yards and 135.8 rushing yards per game – totaling 424.1 yards allowed per game. The Bears have the 9th overall defense, allowing 323.6 yards per game. So why would the Lions even stand a chance?
With a stalling Chicago offense, led by Mitchell Trubisky, and what was ranked to be one of the best defenses of the 2019 season, which has been disappointing of late, the Lions have an opportunity to prove the team has what it takes to win games. Besides, the Lions also beat the Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angles Chargers, and loss to the Kansas City Chiefs by 4, and to the Green Bay Packers by 1 (but we all know why they lost that game…the referees).
🚨 NFL Week 10 kicks off tonight!
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It will be a close high game, but the Lions squeak out a win on the road.
This has nothing to do with football, but it symbolizes what the Lions can do to the Bears in week 10.
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Ryan Whitfield’s Picks
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Scott King’s Picks
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Check out Ray’s thoughts also at the 1 hour mark of the most recent Urban Sports Scene Podcast!
Lots of toss-up games this week starting with Thursday night. Chargers did smother the Packers but the Raiders are healthy and just survived 6 weeks away from home. They are better than the disappointing Chargers.
There’s no good reason to take Detroit at Chicago except for the fact that Mitch Trubisky isn’t any good and Matt Nagy looks clueless. They make Matt Stafford and Matt Patricia look like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick by comparison. Take the Lions.
Whether Pat Mahomes starts or not I say keep believing in Matt Moore. Chiefs roll over Tennessee.
Giants vs. Jets. Giants will win because even though Daniel Jones turns the ball over a lot the Giants can at least score. The Jets can’t even do that.
Tampa Bay is favored over Arizona and I sort of understand that because Tampa has run the good NFC West teams close. But Jameis is in full turnover mode and Kyler Murray will take care of the ball better to get the Cardinals a win.
Dallas to beat Minnesota because who really believes Kirk Cousins will come through in a primetime game on the road against a division leader. Not me.
Struggled with San Francisco-Seattle but I am going to take the Seahawks to win a low-scoring game with some late Russell Wilson magic. No more undefeated teams!
Week 9 Results
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