The 2019 NFL Season is upon us. The staff at IroniqMedia is dedicated to bringing you the utmost coverage of the NFL every season. This year we are going to bring you a new weekly picks feature. Staff members will pick the games each week and give you a reason behind their pick. Therefore, without further ado, here are the picks for week ten.
Anthony Fiuza – Staff Writer
Los Angeles Chargers vs Oakland Raiders: Even though NFL road teams struggle on NFL Thursday Night Football, the Bolts will get to stay in the same state as they visit Oakland. Philip Rivers, Austin Ekeler and Melvin Gordon played well last week and should do enough vs. that Raiders ‘D’.
New York Giants vs New York Jets
: Gang green is a mess and Daniel Jones
and Saquon Barkley
should play well for the G-Men. The Jets are playing poorly.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Tennessee Titans
: KC got a big win last week and get to face Ryan Tannehill
and an average Titan offense.
Buffalo Bills vs Cleveland Browns
: Despite all the Browns’ struggles in the league this year, they get to face Josh Allen
and the Bills offense at home. Cleveland can put pressure on the opposition.
Browns get the upset win.
Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears: Chicago can run the ball and they need an NFL win at home. The Lions don’t always show up on the road.
Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals
: Ryan Finley won’t play well against a Ravens ‘D’ that can make some plays. Lamar Jackson
will make enough plays in this one.
Baltimore wins again.
Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints: Saints are coming off a bye and facing a lousy Falcons’ team with no rhythm.
Saints march to another win.
Arizona Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
: Tampa proved they can score points and Mike Evans
has been excellent this NFL Season.
Miami Dolphins vs Indianapolis Colts
: Indy knows it can score points with Brian Hoyer
at QB if necessary.
Los Angeles Rams vs Pittsburgh Steelers
: Rams can put points on the board against this Pitt defense. Mason Rudolph
still has work to do.
Carolina Panthers vs Green Bay Packers
: Aaron Rodgers
needs to shake off a rough game against the Chargers and continue to spread the ball around. Kyle Allen
won’t do enough for Carolina.
Minnesota Vikings vs Dallas Cowboys
: Boys play Kirk Cousins
at home for a primetime showdown. Dallas forces Cousins into rough circumstances.
Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers
: Russell Wilson
can make big plays regardless of who’s on the field and this is a big game for the Hawks. Jimmy Garoppolo
won’t play as well in this game.
Hawks win on Monday night.
Michael Bolesta – Staff Writer
(4-5)Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland(4-4)
> Oakland – the Raiders won a close game before a raucous crowd at the Coliseum. Los Angeles played a great game Sunday against one of the NFC’s best teams, but I am not sure they can stack wins together consistently.
(6-2)Baltimore at Cincinnati(0-8)
> Baltimore – Cincinnati will try to put a lot of effort into the game early, but they will make a mistake and the Ravens get the lead. When that happens, they remind me of when a college football powerhouse team plays one of the service academies or Georgia Tech. The opposition has difficulty facing that particular style of offense and the next thing they know, that team is in a tight game late in danger of being upset. In this case, no surprise in this professional football game.
(6-2)Buffalo at Cleveland(2-6)
> Buffalo – the Bills defense is still playing at a high level and will force the Browns into a mistake or two. Cleveland’s loss to Denver amidst all the distractions is too much to overcome at this point. I still think there will be some wins down the road but are still too unpolished at this time.
(3-4-1)Detroit at Chicago(3-5)
> Detroit – the Lions have played tough but have not finished in some of these games. This week I think Detroit gets it done.
(2-7)New York Giants at New York Jets(1-7)
> New York Giants – I predict a shootout. There will be mistakes by both rookies but other big plays made. Barkley and Jones make the difference late.
(6-3)Kansas City at Tennessee(4-5)
> Tennessee – my surprise for this week is here. The Titans have pulled off some dramatic wins in Arrowhead in recent years and I think Tennessee keeps their NFL playoff hopes alive.
(3-5)Arizona at Tampa Bay(2-6)
– the Cardinals will take comfort in how they played last week. Kyler Murray
is improving in the offense and they take another positive NFL step Sunday.
(1-7)Atlanta at New Orleans(7-1)
> New Orleans
– I think Drew Brees
will shake some more of the rust off after getting back in the huddle last week. An NFL divisional opponent will bring out the best in the Saints.
(1-7)Miami at Indianapolis(5-3)
> Indianapolis – the Colts get back on track after a sloppy performance in Pittsburgh, one they let getaway. The Dolphins hang around for a quarter and a half before Indianapolis turns it on.
(5-3)Los Angeles Rams at Pittsburgh(4-4)
– I think the Steelers defense will be able to contain Jared Goff
in a low scoring game.
(5-3)Carolina at Green Bay(7-2)
> Green Bay – the Packers had a tough day at the office last week and will be challenged again, but Green Bay comes from behind to get win number eight.
(6-3)Minnesota at Dallas(5-3)
> Dallas – the defensive line will stop the Vikings running game. Minnesota stills lacks the killer instinct mentality particularly outside of Minneapolis. I think the Cowboys will out-physical them.
(7-2)Seattle at San Francisco(8-0)
> San Francisco – I think the 49ers defense is going to hold the Seahawks in the red zone. Russell Wilson and company will have plenty of good moments and stay close, but I think San Francisco will control the clock and finish drives with sevens.
Sean Naylor – Editor in Chief
Los Angeles Chargers vs Oakland
It is the Chargers’ final trip to Oakland. I think they carry momentum from last week.
Baltimore at Cincinnati
Ryan Finlay gets to face one of the league’s best defenses in his first start. Not fair.
Buffalo at Cleveland
The Bills are one of the best young teams in the NFL. I like them to stay hot against a Browns team that has not met expectations.
Detroit at Chicago
The Bears will shut down one of the NFL’s best air assaults.
New York Giants at New York Jets
Kansas City at Tennessee
Arizona at Tampa Bay
Atlanta at New Orleans
The blowout of the week. The Falcons are just bad.
Miami at Indianapolis
Los Angeles Rams at Pittsburgh
Carolina at Green Bay
Minnesota at Dallas
Kirk Cousins in primetime and the Cowboys are above .500. That spells doom for the Vikings.
Seattle at San Francisco
Jimmy Garoppolo and the Niners offense stay hot against their division rivals. Finally a good Monday Night game.
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