The NFL’s 2022 regular season is already halfway over, and the schedule this week figures to have several games that could have a dramatic impact on how the second half of the year plays out. A lot of games where teams will either start making their turnaround, or games where it’s all about to fall apart.
Remember, just last year the Cardinals were 7-0, the Chiefs were 3-4, and the 49ers were 3-5 around this time of year. We know the directions they went after that.
I’ll share some thoughts on several games below, but first a list of articles I did during a busy week:
- Cowboys vs. Packers
- Dak Prescott-focused preview vs. Packers
- Jaguars vs. Chiefs
- Saints vs. Steelers
- Cardinals vs. Rams
- Upset Alert: Steelers beat Saints
- Chargers vs. 49ers
- Sunday prop picks
- More props (Geno and Dak to outduel Brady and Rodgers?)
- Week 10 parlay (+683 odds)
- Midway Point Power Rankings
- NFL Season Win Totals Updates and New Bets
NFL Week 10 Predictions
The Atlanta series finale aired Thursday night on FX, and the Atlanta Falcons season finale was also airing on TNF. Maybe Marcus Mariota needs to sit on the bench if they can’t run a modern NFL offense with him. What a waste of some solid weapons and a weak opponent (Carolina).
SEA-TB: Geno Smith leads the NFL with seven games of 2+ TD passes while Tom Brady has just one. The oddsmakers have Geno O1.5 TDP at +100 and Brady at -146. Either the Tampa Bay defense is that much better than Seattle’s, or they think Brady found a new witch to fuel his voodoo and go on another run here. I’d love to see Seattle get to 7-3 in this one, but I just have my doubts. Blame the Rams for not pushing the stake through the heart last week. Then again, NFC South is an embarrassment.
JAX-KC: Love the prop picks for the Travis players here, Kelce and Etienne.
HOU-NYG: Giants might disappointment with reshaped OL after bye, but I’m still going against that Houston run defense and Saquon Barkley is a good one.
DET-CHI: Justin Fields was prolific as a runner last week. I think he changes it up and has a great passing game this week. He was 11-of-17 for over 200 yards in his lone start against the Lions last year and they’re still the bottom-ranked defense this year.
NO-PIT: I laid out in the links above why I love the Steelers to win this one with T.J. Watt back. Andy Dalton is 3-13 vs. Steelers. Never scored more than 21 points against them.
CLE-MIA: Multiple touchdowns for Nick Chubb and Tyreek Hill? It’s worth a small bet. Could be a fun shootout.
MIN-BUF: I said last week this could be a season-altering game. But it sounds like Josh Allen is healthy enough to start, so I am going to do what I always do with Kirk Cousins and the Vikings in a big game: fade them.
DEN-TEN: Really wanted to pick Denver, but I need to see something improved on offense first. Looks like Ryan Tannehill is back for the Titans too.
DAL-GB: A bit nervous about betting any ML/ATS here. Cowboys should win, but we’ve seen that story end in disappointment before. If Aaron Rodgers has one great game left in him this year, I can see him doing it against Mike McCarthy, but they’re just so shorthanded. Allen Lazard should have a good game though.
IND-LV: The game with the highest meme potential all season. I’m going to be betting everything from LV -16.5 to Colts winning outright to IND +4.5/LV ML parlay. Josh McDaniels has to be fired immediately if they lose this game to a guy with no NFL/NCAAF coaching experience who was tweeting this two weeks ago: