Front 4: NFL Week 10

Ryan padded his lead atop the overall standings with a one-point victory over the rest of the Front 4 team in Week 9:

Week 9:                                                                    Overall:

Ryan: 5                                                                     Ryan: 21

Daisy: 4                                                                    Carlos: 19

Kyle: 4                                                                      Daisy: 18

Carlos: 4                                                                  Kyle: 17

As we look toward Week 10, there are plenty of exciting games on the slate. The Seahawks and Patriots meet in a Super Bowl rematch from a couple of years ago. Cowboys/Steelers, Broncos/Saints and Falcons/Eagles also headline this week’s action. Take a look as the Front 4 team gives their predictions for ten of the biggest games this week.

Seahawks@Patriots

Ryan: Patriots

The league is divided into two groups this year: the Patriots and everyone else. No team is even close to their level and I feel sorry for whoever has to play them. What’s that? The Jets still have to play them twice? *jumps into blender*

Daisy: Patriots

The Pats are home,  Brady has Blount, and Belichick is 11- 4 after a bye. All the signs point to a Patriots win.

New England Patriots at Washington Redskins 08/28/09Kyle: Patriots

The last time these two teams faced was in Arizona when Malcom Butler sealed a Super Bowl championship for the Patriots with a late redzone interception. The Seahawks obviously are going to be prepared for this rematch and are going to look to slow down Tom Brady and that offense in New England. I think they are able to rattle Brady and force him to throw his first interception of the year, but I think this game once again comes down a late drive and Brady is able to punch it in for the win.

Carlos: Patriots

The Patriots will beat the Seahawks because Tom Brady is still the quarterback in New England. Since coming back from his 4-game suspension there has been no mercy. Brady has thrown for 1300 yards, 12 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. The best way to win games is to simply not turn the ball over. It won’t be easy for Brady as he will be facing a defense that only allows 16.8 points per game. 

Chiefs@Panthers

Ryan: Chiefs

The Panthers have quietly rattled off two wins a row against decent opposition after an abysmal start to the season. Unfortunately for them, the Chiefs have won four in a row and are expecting the return of four-time Pro Bowler Justin Houston. The Chiefs are dealing with a ton of injuries to the offense, but this Panthers D is nowhere near what it was last year.

Daisy: Chiefs

In this matchup, I am going to go with the Chiefs. Alex Smith and Tyreek HIll will make this fun. 

Kyle: Panthers

Even though they got off to a dreadful start, the Panthers have a shot to sneak into the playoffs if they’re able to put together a late run here in the second half of the season. If they want to realistically keep their hopes alive, a win against a good Chiefs team will get people thinking about the defending NFC Champions again.

Carlos: Chiefs

The Panthers defense has not been lights out when it comes to the passing game. Carolina has allowed 25 points per game. The best part of the Panther’s defense is stopping the run, but the Chiefs haven’t been a great running team and have found ways to win games. Kansas City’s running game isn’t amazing, but it will do enough to win the game.

Broncos@Saints

Ryan: Saints

I’m gonna get burned by the Broncos again this week. I can feel it. But after the offensive display against the Raiders, I have no faith that Denver can score enough points to win this one. That’s saying a lot since the Saints defense is unbelievably bad, but Drew Brees at home means tons of points and Denver’s offense won’t be able to keep up.

Drew Brees
via wikimedia

Daisy: Saints

The Saints will walk away with the win here, but I feel it will be a close one. The Broncos defense has to step up against a pretty solid Saints offensive line.

Kyle: Saints

If there’s a defense that could beat the Saints in New Orleans, it would be Denver’s. They’re coming off an emotional loss to the Raiders and I think the Broncos will be able to limit the Saints’ offense, but I still don’t think they’ll score enough to pick up the road victory.

 

Carlos: Broncos

The Broncos will beat the Saints because of their defense. The Broncos defense has limited teams to 183 yards per game which is the best in the league. It will be a close game because New Orleans offense has been able to produce 326 yards per game which is number one in the league. So, we got a great defense vs a great offense, but the one problem the Saints have is that their defense has not been good. They have allowed 300 yards per game which is the worst in the NFL. Even though, the Broncos offense hasn’t been as good as they’d want, but it will be good enough to get the victory.

Vikings@Redskins

Ryan: Redskins

So the Vikings aren’t good? Or what’s up? I’m gonna go with what I know here and what I know is that the Redskins have lost to good teams but have generally played above league-average this season. With plenty of time to recover from their London trip, the Redskins will continue the Vikings’ free-fall.

Daisy: Redskins

The Redskins will extend the Vikings’ losing streak. Despite the Redskins’ average defense, I don’t think Sam Bradford will be able to do much.

Kyle: Vikings

I have no idea what to think of this game. Both teams have the potential to be great, but are nowhere near consistent. I’ll trust the Vikings defense over Kirk Cousins and the Redskins offense and say the Vikings put an end to their losing streak.

Carlos: Vikings

The Vikings have only allowed 15 points per game which is best in the league. Washington’s defense on the other hand has not been as good allowing 23 points per game. Neither of the offenses have been great and even though the Redskins do produce a lot of yards per game, they have not translated that into a ton of points. The main focus of the game will be on the defensive side and Minnesota will come out on top.   

Falcons@Eagles

Matt Ryan

Ryan: Falcons

Matt Ryan will throw for the most yards this week and lead the Falcons over the Eagles in the Battle of the Birds *CAWWWW*

Daisy: Falcons

More like Hotlanta Falcons! They’ve been killing it lately and I think Matt Ryan will continue to lead the way. The Eagles defense is good, but I think the Falcons will be too much for them to handle. It’ll be a GLORIOUS victory for the Falcons.

Kyle: Eagles

The Eagles are coming off two losses against division rivals and they’re going against the perfect defense to get Carson Wentz and the offense back on track. If Philly’s defense can control the passing game of the Falcons, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Eagles pull off the upset at home.

Carlos: Falcons

The Falcons will beat the Eagles because Atlanta’s offense continues to be one of the best in the league and Matt Ryan has almost 3000 yards which is the best in the NFL. Philadelphia has not been bad at stopping the pass this year, but Matt Ryan has what it takes to bring in the win. The scary part for the Eagles is that week by week they are starting to look worse, currently on a two-game losing streak. Their offense has been below average and that means they won’t be able to keep up with Atlanta if they start scoring a lot of points.

Packers@Titans

Ryan: Packers

The Packers own the top run defense in the league and DeMarco Murray owns opposing defenses. If they can contain Murray, Rodgers will have no problem leading the Pack to a winning record.

Daisy: Packers

The Packers NEED to bounce back this week after their loss against my Colts!  *Go, Colts, Go. Hey, America what do you say? The Colts are gonna win today. * Aaron Rodgers will have a tough time against the Titans defense, but he’ll be able to move around them as the Packers win a close one. 

Kyle: Titans

The Titans’ offense has gone under the radar so far this season. They’re ranked 8th in the league in total offense behind Marcus Mariotta. The Packers will attempt to slow down Murray with their talented run defense, but we saw what Dak Prescott was able to do when the Cowboys faced the Packers. If the Titans can follow a similar formula, I think more lanes will open up for Murray and enable the Titans to put a mark on their playoff push.

Carlos: Packers

The Packers will beat the Titans because the Titans’ defense has not been good. The Packers offense will be able to take advantage during this game. Tennessee has allowed teams to score 25 points per game and produce a total of 3212 yards. The teams are pretty even when it comes to points they put on the board. Both teams have been able to put up 24 points per game, but the Titans defense might let them down in a close game.

Rams@Jets

Ryan: Rams

The Jets are not a good football team. That’s all I have to say about that.

Daisy: Jets

On paper, the Jets should win this, but I don’t trust them. The Jets like games getting ugly, but I am hoping this week is not the case. 

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Kyle: Jets

Even though both teams don’t look like playoff teams, the winner of this game could catapult themselves right back into the race. In a marquee quarterback duel between Case Keenum and Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Jets should be able to pick up the win. The crowd at MetLife will be quick to let the Jets hear it if they get off to a poor start in this one. I think the Jets are able to pull out some magic and give their fans just a slimmer of hope.

Carlos: Jets

The Jets will beat the Rams because the Jets really need it if they want to be relevant the rest of the year. The problem this season for LA has been being able to put up points. They have only been able to produce 16 points per game which is the worst in the league. The Jets offense has only been slightly better scoring 19 points per game, but the Jets should be able to stop this offense. This should be another close and stressful game for Gang Green. Is it baseball season yet?

Cowboys@Steelers

Ryan: Cowboys

The Patriots are a lot better than the Cowboys, but the Cowboys might be the second best team in the NFL. Until they show me otherwise, I have no reason to bet against Dak, Zeke and this offensive line. Their defense has been solid too and is just as good as the Ravens’ D that held the Steelers to just 14 points last week.

Daisy: Cowboys

If the Steelers want to win they must stop Zeke. As solid as the Steelers defense has been, I don’t see that happening as Los Cowboys win.

Kyle: Cowboys

The Steelers are heading into this game knowing that the Ravens already picked up a win against the Browns. Pittsburgh needs a win to keep pace with Baltimore and their defense will certainly attempt to rattle Dak Prescott. If the Cowboys defense can make enough stops and prevent Antonio Brown from breaking out, I’m confident Dallas will continue their winning streak in a low-scoring affair.

Carlos: Cowboys

Dak is averaging 8 yards per attempt which is good for number 4 in the league. This guy is a rookie and has 12 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The Cowboys’ offense produces 27 points per game which is top 5 in the NFL and their defense is not letting them down either. The Cowboys’ defense has been Top 10 in the league. Pittsburgh has not had a good year defensively as they’ve allowed 375 yards per game.

Bengals@Giants

Ryan: Bengals

Don’t let their record fool you; the Bengals are a good team. Their schedule has been Jets-level of brutal so far this season and against a weaker opponent in the Giants I think they take their frustrations out on Eli Manning and keep pace in a crowded AFC North.

Daisy: Bengals

The Bengals have Geno Atkins. Expect to hear that name a lot when Eli Manning is on the ground as the Bengals leave New Jersey with a win. 

Kyle: Bengals

Following their tie in London, the Bengals have had 14 days to prepare for this Giants team. The Bengals are 0-2 so far against the NFC East, but the two weeks to prepare should give them the edge over the Giants.

Carlos: Giants

The Giants will beat the Bengals because New York is feeling good right now coming off 3 straight wins. The Bengals defense has not been great allowing 378 yards per game. Even though the Giants haven’t produced a lot of yards per game, they can do it against an average defense. The Giants defense hasn’t been the best, but they have held teams to 20 points per game which is better then the Bengals who are holding teams to 23 per game.

Dolphins@Chargers

philip_rivers_2013Ryan: Chargers

I am not usually a fan of either of these teams to do well during the season, but this year the Chargers are changing my mind on them. They have been competitive in every game and Joey Bosa seems legit. The Dolphins got lucky against the Jets (!!!) last week to earn their third straight victory but that ends in San Diego this week and I will continue to believe that Miami and Ryan Tannehill are overrated.

Daisy: Chargers

I am definitely in the minority here, but I genuinely like this Chargers team. Philip Rivers is great and Melvin Gordon is so explosive. I don’t think this is a walk in the park at all for the Chargers because the Dolphins are coming off a great week of football. However, I think the Chargers will even up their record this week.

Kyle: Chargers

The winner of this one will find themselves closer to the last wild card spot in the AFC. The Chargers have figured out how to win and should be able to take down this Miami team that has been up and down all season.

Carlos: Chargers

San Diego’s offense has been great and that will be the difference maker in this game. The Chargers have been able to produce 378 yards per game and score almost 30 points per game. Miami’s defense has been average and it will be difficult for them to stop Phillip Rivers.  

Tiebreaker: Which QB Throws for the Most Yards in Week 10?

Ryan: Matt Ryan

Daisy: Philip Rivers

Kyle: Carson Palmer

Carlos: Tom Brady

Be sure to let us know if you agree or disagree with our predictions and stay tuned for Front 4: NFL Week 11 predictions coming next week!

 

Author: Kyle Boris

Writing my future

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