The Vegas bookmakers seem to have declared Week 10 a home team weekend, as home teams this week are favored in 11 of the 14 games. That's not going to sit well with Cowboys fans, as Dallas is traveling to Tampa Bay this weekend and is the underdog there.
But Week 10 got off to a highly auspicious start for Cowboys fans when the New York Jets, who had been favored by -2.5 points over the visiting Bills, were the first home team favorite to lose their game. Might more such upsets be in the works this weekend?
The consensus vote from our Pick 256 participants only has two such upsets planned for this weekend, a road win by Dallas in Tampa and a road win by Arizona in Seattle.
|TNF||Early Games||Late Games||SNF||MNF|
|Game||BUF @ NYJ||DET @ GB||DAL @ TB||CAR @ TEN||CHI @ STL||NO @ WAS||MIA @ PHI||CLE @ PIT||JAC @ BAL||MIN @ OAK||KC @ DEN||NE @ NYG||ARI @ SEA||HOU @ CIN|
|Favorite||NYJ: 69%||GB: 99%||DAL: 90%||CAR: 93%||STL: 92%||NO: 83%||PHI: 57%||PIT: 85%||BAL: 77%||OAK: 67%||DEN: 94%||NE: 95%||ARI: 58%||CIN: 99%|
If you had to pick additional home favorites for an upset this weekend, which team would that be?
I'm assuming everybody wants Philly to lose to Miami. But wouldn't it be nice to see Green Bay extend its losing streak to three against the lowly Lions? How about Jay Cutler showing up Jeff Fisher? Someone else?
Here's a link to the Excel file with all the picks for Week 10, for those who are interested in tracking the results themselves.
Once you open the file, you'll see a blue title bar into which you can enter the winning teams to see where you end up among all participants. The title bar is currently populated with the winner of the Thursday game, as well as the consensus picks for the remaining games. If you want to see how you fared during or after the weekend games, simply input your own picks into the title bar and see how many correct picks you have.
In any case, have fun with the file and good luck with your picks.