Week 10 upon us and the season is closing in on the home stretch. The cream is rising to the top and the not so pleasant part of the concoction is resting at the bottom. But like everything in a mixed drink, you don’t know what all will add to the flavor and what will take away. The drink that is the NFL is upon us again and the things that go into it that make it, the players, are setting up to make us a sweet-tasting drink or a horrible concoction yet again. But which one will each game give us? Only time will tell, but it is Week 10 in the NFL and that means the General’s Proclamations are back yet again. Let’s dive in!
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
- The Browns don’t have many weapons offensively, but one of those weapons is wide receiver Corey Coleman. And in this one, he introduces himself to the Ravens’ defense. Look for Coleman to get a least one touchdown and 70 yards receiving as he acclimates himself to life in the NFL.
- The Ravens offense still did not look great last week versus the Steelers. But hopefully, this week brings something better for them. The Browns can give up some big plays in the passing game and that will be good for Joe Flacco, who will put up 300 yards passing against the Browns’ secondary. And for good measure, add in a couple touchdown passes.
- The Browns and Ravens game is not that appealing to the eye for anyone. But this one will actually end up being closer than many may expect. Look for the Browns to lose, but they will not lose by more than ten points.
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
- The Texans offense has been good when Lamar Miller has run the football well. And in this one, look for him to run all over the Jaguars to the tune of 120 yards and one touchdown.
- The Jags have been struggling mightily offensively and you wonder if they will ever break out of their funk. Well, this isn’t the game for them to break out of it. Look for them to score under 17 points in this one.
- Blake Bortles has obviously regressed this season as quarterback of the Jags. Well, we may get to see him hit rock bottom in this one, as he throws two interceptions and gets booed at his home stadium. Now if there is only enough Jaguars fans there to boo him….
Denver Broncos at New Orleans Saints
- The Broncos have been struggling offensively recently. Well, this week the Broncos have the perfect cure for their offensive struggles: the Saints defense. Look for Denver quarterback Trevor Siemian to get healthy with two touchdown passes and no interceptions.
- The Saints, unlike the Broncos, got it going offensively last game against the 49ers. But in this one, the opponent is definitely tougher. With the competition going up a level from San Francisco, look for the Saints to have a couple turnovers offensively, including a fumble.
- The Broncos defense can still be tough on people even without cornerback Aqib Talib. But in this one, they get a little stingier than they have been in the passing few weeks. The Saints will be held to under 20 points in this game.
Los Angeles Rams at New York Jets
- The Rams have not been so good over the last few weeks. So in an effort to get back in the winning column, Los Angeles will unleash Todd Gurley III. He has yet to really have a big game and this may be it. Look for him to have at least 120 yard s rushing and two touchdowns.
- The Jets will more than likely have quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick there this week behind center. And with him back, let the giveaways continue. In my Oprah voice: “You get a pick. And you get a pick.” You see where I’m going here folks. Fitz will have at least two interceptions in this game.
- The Rams and Jets will have one ugly football game. Both teams are not the greatest teams as currently constructed and that usually does make people turn the channel. But not in this situation, as people will enjoy watching bad football.
Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles
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