Thursday, November 11, 2010
Walker's AFC North picks
By James Walker
We had another winning weekend in the AFC North blog by going 2-1. Only the Cleveland Browns' upset over the New England Patriots ruined our undefeated streak.
But we're going to keep the momentum going with "Walker's AFC North picks" for Week 10 (all times are ET):
Baltimore Ravens (6-2) at Atlanta Falcons (6-2), Thursday at 8:20 p.m.
Skinny: The Falcons are extremely tough in the dome and want to turn this into a track meet. But I have a gut feeling Baltimore's physical style will keep the scoring down and control the tempo.
Pick: Ravens, 20-17
Cincinnati Bengals (2-6) at Indianapolis Colts (5-3), Sunday at 1 p.m.
Skinny: Which team is more likely to bounce back from a tough loss: Cincinnati or Indianapolis? This is a no-brainer.
Pick: Colts, 30-17
New York Jets (6-2) at Cleveland Browns (3-5), Sunday at 1 p.m.
Skinny: I almost want to pick this as my upset special. The Browns are playing well. But I'm not sure they can be world beaters every week.
Pick: Jets, 17-14
New England Patriots (6-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2), Sunday at 8:20 p.m.
Skinny: A lot of people thought New England was the best team in football, but the Browns exposed some holes by being physical. Pittsburgh is even more physical than Cleveland.
Pick: Steelers, 28-21
Last week: 2-1
Comment: Tough weekend expected for Ohio teams.