I have offended the football gods with my hubris. My bragging of my pigskin prognostication skills have had its effect and I apologize to the fans of Tampa Bay, New Orleans, San Diego, Atlanta, Denver and all the other cities I wronged with the wrath of the gods.
I put myself at your mercy, O' Football Gods, please allow my ability to pick games to return to me, your humble servant.
I put to you my picks for Week 10 of the NFL season. May the odds (and football gods) be forever in your favor.
Last Week: 7-6 53% Upset Specials: 1-2 33%
Season: 90-42 68% Upset Specials: 10-8 55%
Byes: Falcons, Colts, Chargers and 49ers
Upset Special: Bills 20, Jets 10 - I'm back on the Buffalo Bills bandwagon after their dismantling of Dan Campbell's mystique - plus...Rex returns to New York. It's going to be fun!
Packers 40, Lions 10 - Jim Caldwell = Dead Coach Walking.
Buccaneers 23, Cowboys 20 - These two teams are mirror images except for one crucial difference - turnovers. Dallas is -9, Bucs are +1. And the Bucs have the power of Jameis.
Panthers 23, Titans 6 - The Panthers continue their rampage.
Rams 20, Bears 10 - Chicago fans are praying for Jay Cutler to look like Last week's Teddy Bridgewater by games end.
Saints 30, Washington 20 - Saints bounce back from last week's upset.
Eagles 27, Dolphins 10 - I guess Dan Campbell didn't solve all the Dolphins' woes.
Steelers 23, Browns 20 - Pittsburgh is on upset alert without Big Ben...but its the Browns and it's Josh McCown.
Upset Special #2: Jaguars 23, Ravens 17 - The Jags are a young up-and-coming football team. The Ravens are just a bad team this year.
Raiders 24, Vikings 20 - A little secret. I've always kinda liked the Raiders. They would have been my new team had the Bucs moved to Baltimore.
Patriots 30, Giants 10 - Unlike Tampa Bay, the Patriots know how to score in the red zone.
Broncos 20, Chiefs 10 - The Donkey Defense is just too strong for the Charles-less Chiefs
Cardinals 24, Seahawks 16 - This is where the Seahags pass the torch to Arizona.