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The Colts Authority Week 11 NFL Picks Challenge

 

 

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Good morning, Colts Fans, and happy Saturday to you all.  Tomorrow, the Colts will take on the talented New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass.  But for now, it's time for the Colts Authority NFL Picks Challenge, and we would love to see your week 10 predictions – straight up, no point spread.  So, when you get a break from preparing for the holidays, watching college football, and generally having an awesome weekend, please take a moment to tell us who you think will win this week's NFL games.  You can post your winners in the comments, email them to marcus@coltsauthority.com, or send them to us on our Facebook page (and please give us a like, while you're at it). 

Who did we pick to win this week?  I'm glad you asked.

The Colts aren't as popular of a pick this week among the staff, but make no mistake, we all want Indianapolis to march into Gillette Stadium and shock the Patriots tomorrow. 

Here are this week's staff picks, with Josh Boeke back in the lead by a slim margin over Scott Kacsmar and last week's leader, Kyle Rodriguez:

(Author Note: With our new site makeover, this chart format no longer works right on a web browser.  I will fix it for next week.  Sorry for the cut-off looking chart.

 

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Josh Boeke

@Colt_Following

59-24 (49-20)

  TB DAL GB HOU ATL CIN WAS NYJ NO DEN IND BAL SF

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Marcus Dugan

@MarcusDugan

57-26 (47-22)

BUF TB DAL GB HOU ATL CIN WAS STL NO DEN IND BAL SF
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Brent Fatig

@GoHorse88

46-24 (26-20

BUF TB DAL   HOU ATL CIN WAS STL NO DEN NE :( BAL SF
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Greg Cowan

@CA_Radio

55-30 (47-22)

 

TB DAL GB HOU ATL CIN WAS STL NO DEN NE :( BAL SF
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Kyle Rodriguez

@ColtsAuth_Kyle

58-25 (50-19)

  TB DAL GB HOU ATL CIN PHI STL NO DEN NE :( BAL CHI
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Lou Pin

@Jorgelfman

54-29 (44-25)

  TB DAL GB HOU ATL CIN WAS STL NO DEN IND BAL CHI
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Scott Kacsmar

@CaptainComeback

58-25 (49-20)

MIA TB DAL GB HOU ATL CIN PHI STL NO DEN NE :( BAL SF
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Laura Caloway

@LovinBlue

55-27 (47-21)

BUF TB DAL GB HOU ATL CIN WAS NYJ NO DEN NE :( BAL CHI
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Rohan Bhasin

@NYKings

56-26 (48-20)

BUF TB DAL GB HOU ATL CIN WAS NYJ NO DEN IND BAL SF

Todd Smith

@todd_e_smith

52-31 (42-27)

BUF TB DAL GB HOU   CIN WAS NYJ NO DEN IND BAL SF
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Nate Dunlevy

@NateDunlevy

45-23 (36-18)

                           
 

Marco Gutiérrez

@BlueMark18

27-15 (19-9)

BUF TB DAL GB HOU ATL CIN WAS STL NO DEN IND BAL SF

 

 

Here's a full run-down of this week's games:

 

MIA @ BUF 19-14, Buffalo.  How do you win with only 281 yards of offense?  Hold your opponent to 184. 
TB @ CAR Josh Freeman and the Bucs have been on a roll of late.  The Panthers…Well, they could sure use a win. 
CLE @ DAL Cleveland hasn't won on the road since they beat Curtis Painter.  Or was it Kerry Collins?  Doesn't matter. 
GB @ DET Detroit will be looking to bounce back with a division win at home.  They'll have to do it against a Packers team that hasn't lost in a while. 
JAC @ HOU Last week, Chad Henne came in for Blaine Gabbert and started a mustache controversy in Jacksonville (both players are growing mustaches for Men's Health Month, aka Movember).  In other news, the Texans are really good at playing football. 
ARI @ ATL Cardinals v. Falcons: A Battle of Angry Birds.
CIN @ KC Remember when the Chiefs were almost unbeatable at home? 
PHI @ WAS A team with veteran quarterback who looks will take on a team with a rookie quarterback who takes care of the ball.  A few years ago, that sentence would probably sound implausible. 
NYJ @ STL After their blowout win over the Colts, the Jets began a precipitous fall into a three-game losing streak.  The Rams aren't exactly on a roll, but tied the 49ers last week.  I went with the home team. 
NO @ OAK If you only saw Drew Brees' stats, would you have guessed the Saints were only 4-5? 
SD @ DEN Peyton Manning.  As a Colts fan who still enjoys watching Manning play, I fear a letdown in this game.  But I still wouldn't bet against Peyton Manning. 
IND @ NE The Colts have their work cut out for them, but if (IF) they can rack up the kind of yards Buffalo did against the Pats last week, while taking care of the ball (which the Bills did not do), this could be a great game. 
BAL @ PIT A team who does really well at home is taking on a team that becomes quite pedestrian on the road.  That being said, this should still be a competitive AFC North contest. 
CHI @ SF This could be a battle between teams quarterbacked by Jason Campbell and Colin Kaepernick.  And we thought last week's Bears game was low-scoring. 

Alright, there you go.  If you feel like showing off your game predicting skills, tell us your week 10 winners in the comments, by email, or even Facebook.  Good luck and have a great weekend. 

And, here are the matchups if you want to copy and paste your picks. 

Miami at Buffalo

Tampa Bay at Carolina

Cleveland at Dallas

Green Bay at Detroit

Jacksonville at Houston

Arizona at Atlanta

Cincinnati at Kansas City

Philadelphia at Washington

N.Y. Jets at St. Louis

New Orleans at Oakland

San Diego at Denver

Indianapolis at New England

Baltimore at Pittsburgh

Chicago at San Francisco

 

 

Marcus Dugan

About Marcus Dugan

Marcus is a husband, dad, twitter geek, and all around average guy who covers news, game recaps, and additional material for The Colts Authority, while working even harder as an Indy area real estate broker. He's been known to overuse parentheses while editorializing (but who doesn't?)

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