It isn’t just another week of dad and I picking games…this is a big rivalry week for us. It is the first of two yearly matchups between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Las Vegas Raiders. And rivalry week is always filled with banter and plenty of trash talking. And when game time comes, one of us will be walking away with bragging rights, at least until the next matchup. The best part? We will be at the Sunday night AFC West battle in Vegas.
Last year the Raiders beat the Chiefs at home. And let me tell you, my dad still hasn’t let me live that down. I am looking forward to the Chiefs going to Vegas and beating the Raiders for the second time in their new stadium.
This game has a lot more riding it on than bragging rights from dad and me. It is a huge division rivalry that dates back to the 1970s. And no one takes this week lightly. Especially Raider Nation and Chiefs Kingdom.
But, that isn’t the only game on this week’s slate. Let’s take a look at how I did last week against dad and what to expect in Week 10 of the NFL season.
Last Week’s Results
Dad – 8 games right (6-3)
Calli – 7 games right (3-6)
Week 9 was another week of crazy games and even crazier endings. Which leads to my awful score this week. And yet again, dad beats me. This is because dad had faith in the Arizona Cardinals. I can say I was pleasantly surprised to see the Cardinals dominate over the 49ers without Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins. I will gladly take the L if that means the Cardinals get the W.
The three most surprising games would have to be: the Broncos and Cowboys, the Titans and Rams, and the Jags and Bills.
I was shocked to see Denver take down the Cowboys with such ease, winning 30-16. And seeing another AFC West team win doesn’t make me happy, especially with the division being extremely close this year.
I thought for sure the Rams would have no problem with the Titans since Derrick Henry is out. But the Titans came out on fire and Matthew Stafford had one of his worst games, throwing back-to-back picks. The Titans walked away with a 28 to 16 victory with the defense showing up and sacking Stafford five times. The penalties also hurt the Rams, racking up 12 for a total of 115 yards.
The Bills and Jaguars game was a low-scoring game with neither team scoring a touchdown. The Jaguars beat the Bills 9 to 6 and it was a rough game for quarterback Josh Allen, who was sacked and picked off by the Jaguars’ Josh Allen. Allen was sacked a total of four times and threw two interceptions. I have a feeling this game cost a lot of sports bettors, especially ones who took the over.
Week 10 Picks
|Games||Calli's Picks||Dad's Picks|
|Ravens vs. Dolphins||Ravens||Ravens|
|Falcons vs. Cowboys||Cowboys||Cowboys|
|Bills vs. Jets||Bills||Bills|
|Browns vs. Patriots||Browns||Browns|
|Lions vs. Steelers||Steelers||Steelers|
|Jaguars vs. Colts||Colts||Colts|
|Saints vs. Titans||Titans||Titans|
|Bucs vs. WFT||Bucs||Bucs|
|Panthers vs. Cardinals||Cardinals||Cardinals|
|Vikings vs. Chargers||Chargers||Chargers|
|Eagles vs. Broncos||Broncos||Eagles|
|Seahawks vs. Packers||Seahawks||Packers|
|Chiefs vs. Raiders||Chiefs||Raiders|
|Rams vs. 49ers||Rams||Rams|
Teams with byes: Bears, Bengals, Texans, Giants
There are just three games that dad and I disagree on this week. It is no surprise that we don’t agree on the Chiefs and Raiders game. I usually am very confident the Chiefs will walk away with a win, but this year is a little different. But I still think the Chiefs can get the victory, it just might be ugly. But any win in the AFC West is a good win.
Speaking of the AFC West, I think the Denver Broncos can take care of business at home and get the victory over the Eagles. My dad is going with the Eagles for some reason and it might be because he really doesn’t want the Broncos to win. If they do get the W, they will be heading into their bye week with a 6-4 record and in such a close division, a serious contender for the playoffs. Denver is coming off a big win against the Cowboys and I think they will be able to carry that momentum into this week. Plus, playing at Empower Field at Mile High is tough for any opponent. The key to victory is for the Broncos to continue to run the ball and utilize Javonte Williams, who racked up 111 rushing yards last week.
It is still unsure if Aaron Rodgers will be able to play Sunday against Seattle. But if he does pass protocol, the earliest he can practice with the team is Saturday. As for the Seahawks, Russell Wilson will return after being sidelined for three games due to a finger injury. Crazier upsets have happened this year and I think with Wilson back and Rodgers missing so much time with the team will be the perfect time for the Seahawks to strike and get the upset. Dad disagrees.