Week 10 of NFL Sports Editors’ Picks – The Colgate Maroon-News

Martin: Seattle Seahawks (+2.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

They wrote Geno Smith off, but as Geno put it best: “But I won’t write back.Seriously, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith has continued to exceed expectations for his new team despite being called a “broke” earlier in his career. It’s time to stop underestimating Smith. Under Geno, the Seahawks’ offense fired on all cylinders to a 6-3 record and 1st place finish in the NFC West.

On the other hand, the Buccaneers started the year with a 4-5 record, and quarterback Tom Brady could be finally down at the age of 45. While the Buccaneers are technically the home team, don’t forget that the game will be hosted at a neutral location in Munich, Germany. Even after beating the Los Angeles Rams 16-13 last week, I’m not convinced the Buccaneers will do enough to beat the Seahawks.

Stuzin: Minnesota Vikings (+5.5) at Buffalo Bills

It’s shocking to me that the 7-1 Vikings received a +5.5 spread regardless of the opposing team. Quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​is far from elite, but he plays his role well enough — he has 1,999 passing yards through eight games (which ranks 13th among all QBs) and 13 passing TDs (which ranks ninth) . Running back Dalvin Cook has also looked great so far (as always) with 608 rushing yards (ranked ninth) and five rushing TDs (ranked tenth).

The Bills, on the other hand, seem to have slowed down. It’s hard to deny that quarterback Josh Allen is one of the best in the league as he has 2,403 passing yards (fourth place) and 19 passing TDs (second place). However, Allen threw two interceptions last week – a rare sight from such a consistent passer. Also, his elbow injury is destined to be a major setback for Buffalo.

Fischer: Denver Broncos (+3) at the Tennessee Titans

If ever there was a time for Russell Wilson to live up to his offseason hype, it’s now. After a bye week of squats and TikToks on the plane, Wilson will rise to the challenge and lead the Broncos to victory. Even after Bradley Chubb, a key defenseman, was assigned to the Miami Dolphins, the addition of Chase Edmonds could revitalize the Broncos backfield and bring the roster closer to .500.

Though the Titans pushed the Chiefs into overtime during Sunday Night Football, the Broncos need a win to have any hope of a playoff push and will get the job done. With rookie quarterback Malik Willis expected to return under center, the Titans’ passing game has struggled to function efficiently and will continue to do so in this showdown in Music City.

Notis: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams (-3)

There is a method to my madness. This method: picking against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals have been a trainwreck this season. Quarterback Kyler Murray is doing everything in his power to keep this team reasonably respectable. At every turn it seems like the Cardinals can’t fly. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury wasn’t the offensive mastermind he was hired to be. Without Edge Threat Chandler Jones, the defense has no pressure on the quarterback and no way to stop the opposing offense. With no offensive or defensive attack, the Cardinals are easily defeated even with their dynamic quarterback.

The Rams have too many stars to keep losing. The defense, led by Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, should be able to break through the Cardinals’ line and keep Murray in the pocket. With no pressure, quarterback Matt Stafford should have plenty of time to make electrifying passes on offense. Expect the Rams to butcher the Cardinals at SoFi Stadium.

Silverstein: Los Angeles Chargers (+7) at the San Francisco 49ers

Do team records still matter, Vegas? I’m really curious considering the 5-3 Chargers are the touchdown underdogs of the 4-4 Niners. Yes, the blockbuster trade for Christian McCaffery a few weeks ago is generating a lot of hype for a San Francisco team that has a slew of talent on their roster and clinched a one-make win over rival Los Angeles Rams. But seven points? Say what you will about the Chargers and their narrow victories against some mediocre opponents; The bottom line is they’ve found ways to win and their star-studded offense ranks in the league top ten in yards per game. Going into Levi’s Stadium and walking out with a win is always a tall order, and I’m not saying the Chargers will be victorious. But the combination of Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler and a finally healthy Keenan Allen will be able to keep any game tight. Give me the chargers to cover the span in a tantalizing showdown in California.


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