Week 9 was chock full of upsets that just about no one saw coming. I mean, seriously, the Jets over New Orleans? Chicago over Green Bay? What?! And that Texans pick felt oh, so, good during the first half against the Colts, only to have those feelings ripped away one missed field goal at a time.
I do admit I feel silly picking Oakland over Philly; I keep thinking the Raiders will surprise someone, but I'm apparently the last man on Earth to realize, outside of Terrelle Pryor, that Oakland is bereft of talent.
Cincinnati followed up its 49-9 massacre of the Jets with a 22-20 face plant against middling Miami thanks to an overtime safety. Who can predict this stuff? These guys apparently:
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My dud picks last week dropped me out of the Top 20 again. Eggshellman slipped past Swikky while STEELBLUE catapulted himself from the 9 hole up to second. BruinBaller also worked himself into the Top 10. Well done, my friends.
Upset alert. Adrian Peterson is due for a 250-yard, 3 score game.
Upset alert. The 49ers have had a paper-soft schedule these past few weeks. The Panthers have quietly been fantastic on both sides of the ball, and now their record is catching up. Cam Newton outduels Colin Kaepernick.
Maybe they'll win if I pick against them? I expect Arizona to be ready for Case Keenum. The local hero has a letdown game after soaring high for two weeks. I hope to be wrong.
Florida should forfeit its rights to NFL franchises. What else is on TV Monday nights?
Survival League Pick: Tennessee Titans
I hate to go with a divisional game two weeks in a row, but I actually have little choice. I could roll the dice on Giants-Raiders or Dolphins-Bucs, but I don't trust them very much. Things are getting tight as the season progresses, yet I still have the Texans, Saints, and Packers (for when Aaron Rodgers gets back) to choose from later.
Zai jian toand , both of whom picked New Orleans and represent our first losses to the pool since Week 6. The Saints on the road up north is a risky proposition; they're a dome team through and through. The Jets are so inconsistent, but their ceiling is surprisingly high.