Colin managed to salvage a 2-2-1 week with the Monday night Buffalo win. Now going into week 10 of the season, Colin is picking 57% winners, which is decent, but we know he can do better.
THE HERD’S BLAZIN’ FIVE PICKS NFL 2016 WEEK 10 (Season Record 25-19-1):
[loser] Chicago (+1.5) at Tampa Bay – Chicago’s coming off a bye. Their defense is only allowing 19 points per game since week 4. Tampa Bay has no home field advantage, they are 3-17 in their last 20 home games. Chicago will be rested and healthy. Bears win 30-21.
[winner] Miami (+3.5) at San Diego – Dolphins have become a power football team since they revamped their offensive line. They are 4th in the NFL in 10+ yard runs. Miami has not turned the ball over in their 3 game winning streak, and have 4 takeaways. Colin just does not trust this inconsistent Chargers team. Miami wins 24-23.
[winner] Green Bay at Tennessee (+2.5) – Green Bay’s offense has scored just two second half offensive TD on the road this year. Since week 5, Titans rank 3rd in the NFL in points per game. Titans have a dynamic offense. Murray is the second leading rusher in the league. Mariota is becoming a great red zone passer, with 116.2 passer rating in the red zone. Titans win at home 27-26.
[winner] Denver (+1.5) at New Orleans – This is Colin’s favorite play this week. Denver will be playing with their hair on fire this game. They are one of the top defenses in the league, and they lead the NFL in 4th quarter scoring. Saints defense stinks, allowing 29.8 points a game, ranked 30th in the league. Denver have the better roster and an angry team that just got embarrassed on national TV, they are also in the hunt to win the division. Denver wins 27-23.
[loser] Dallas at Pittsburgh (-2.5) – Dallas is allowing 70% completion rate in their last 4 games, and they are going up against Big Ben, who is 11-3 at home in Nov and Dec since 2013. Big Ben is playing at home, and Dallas’ secondary is banged up, will be playing without Church and Claiborne. Dallas also does not have a great pass rush. This is a rebound game for the Steelers. Pittsburgh win 31-23.