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Slowly, slowly Dan is reeling me in. I think this run started before the podcast went on hiatus so I can’t blame that, but I clearly need to stop this slide and at least keep things even this week yet alone claw some wins back to extend my narrowing lead.

Gee:Week 9:  6 – 7Overall:  69 – 67
Dan:Week 9:  8 – 5Overall:  65 – 71

Survivor Competition

So we have that rare thing last week where both of us had successful picks with the Patriots and Dolphins coming through. This week Dan went for the Falcons against the Panthers and so has already given me the opportunity to take a lead. I’m slightly nervous about this pick but the rankings give me this team as my best option and I’m going against a coach who has only coached high school before as I back the Raiders to beat the Colts.

Current Score

Gee: 5
Dan: 5

Week 10 Selection:

Gee:    Colts @ Raiders
Dan:    Falcons @ Panthers

Early Games:

We have an early early game this week as the Seahawks take on the Buccaneers, and Tom Brady is expecting a crazy atmosphere and I’m certainly inclined to agree with him. However, the Buccaneers are struggling and at this point we must take the Seahawks seriously so on what will be a neutral field we’ll see what happens

The gloss comes off the Vikings visiting the Bills due to the Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen having an elbow injury, the Broncos at Titans sees us giving Russel Wilson another stern test, but there is not a lot jumping off the slate to me right now.

Seahawks @ Buccaneers (-2.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Seahawks
Dan’s Pick:      Seahawks

Vikings @ Bills (-7.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Vikings
Dan’s Pick:      Vikings

Lions @ Bears (-3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Lions
Dan’s Pick:      Lions

Broncos @ Titans (-3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Broncos
Dan’s Pick:      Titans

Jaguars @ Chiefs (-9.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Chiefs
Dan’s Pick:      Chiefs

Browns @ Dolphins (-3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Dolphins
Dan’s Pick:      Dolphins

Texans @ Giants (-6.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Giants
Dan’s Pick:      Giants

Saints @ Steelers (+2.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Steelers
Dan’s Pick:      Saints

Late Games:

The Cowboys visiting Lambeau Field should be one of the games of the week, but with the ongoing disaster that the Packers season has been it’s hard to pick much to be excited about in these three games. The Colts are now being coached by someone without coaching experience above high school against a Raiders team that are really struggling, whilst in the third game both quarterbacks have shown up on the injury list this week and neither the Rams or Cardinals have impressed this season.

Colts @ Raiders (-5.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Raiders
Dan’s Pick:      Raiders

Cowboys @ Packers (+5.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Cowboys
Dan’s Pick:      Cowboys

Cardinals @ Rams (-3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Rams
Dan’s Pick:      Rams

Sunday Night Football:

Chargers @ 49ers (-6.5)

This should be a great matchup, and might even be so, but it would be slightly against expectation given that the Chargers have stuttered all season and don’t seem to be making best use of their star second year quarterback Justin Herbert. Meanwhile, if he can stay healthy running back Christian McCaffrey is a cheat code that unlocks Jimmy Garoppolo running Kyle Shanahan’s offence that in a weak NFC could see the 49ers making a real run at a deep run in the playoffs.

Gee’s Pick:      49ers
Dan’s Pick:      Chargers

Monday Night Football

Washington @ Eagles (-10.5)

This line makes me nervous, but I’m not that impressed with Washington for all of the usual reasons, while the Eagles have continued to dominate and whilst I have conflicting numbers that indicates I could take the points, I just don’t trust Washington on the road, and I do now have a faith in the Eagles. I just hope it isn’t misplaced.

Gee’s Pick:      Eagles
Dan’s Pick:      Eagles