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Week 10 Patck Pick'Em

Fair Lawn residents Stuart Pace, Steve Brown,Rich Seibel and Zak Koeske make their fantasy football selections for the weekend

Welcome to the weekly Patch NFL Pick 'Em, where Fair Lawn residents and wannabe NFL prognosticators Stuart Pace, Steve Brown, Rich Seibel and Zak Koeske offer up their picks for three games each week and dish out a little fantasy football advice to boot.

If you'd like our opinion on fantasy roster moves, have a fantasy football question you'd like answered or would like to compete against us as a Guest Picker, email Patch NFL Pick 'Em at zak.koeske@patch.com

This week's Pick 'Em games:

  • Detroit Lions (4-4) @ Minnesota Vikings (5-4) -- Sunday, 1 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons (8-0) @ New Orleans Saints (3-5) -- Sunday, 1 p.m.
  • Houston Texans (7-1) @ Chicago Bears (7-1) -- Sunday, 8:20 p.m.

Click here and scroll to the bottom to see this week's Patch Survivor picks.

Stuart Pace’s Game Picks:

Minnesota, New Orleans and Houston

Minnesota Vikings over Detroit Lions -- The Lions are finally showing signs of life and consistency, while the Vikes are starting to regress from a great start. I have to say if AP gets going, it could get ugly for Detroit. If Minny stays on the field offensively running the ball, there won’t be enough time for the Lions offense to win it. I know I’m nuts, but I’m taking the Steve Brown Vikings. Confidence Level: 1 (least confident)

New Orleans Saints over Atlanta Falcons -- Birds need to fall once, and this could be the one. Saints are playing much better than at the beginning of the season and look like the team they have been the last few years. These are always good games but I am taking the home team here. Confidence Level: 3 (most confident)

Houston Texans over Chicago Bears -- Super Bowl preview? Meh, I don’t think so. The Texans have the better offense, but they haven’t played against the type of D that Chicago is throwing at them. But then, the Bears haven’t played this type of D yet either. I like the well-rounded Texans to make Cutler look like the pouty Jay we have grown to love. Confidence Level: 2

Upset of the Week

Carolina Panthers over Denver Broncos -- Sure, Manning is playing the best he has this season. But Denver isn't THAT good. Take a more confident Cam Newton and a Panthers team that is playing better.

Sleeper of the  Week

Tim Tebow, QB (NYJ) -- This is the game where I expect the Jets to unleash every play in their Tony Sparano playbook. He throws, he runs, he punts, he brings water onto the field. It's TEBOW TIME.

Bust of the Week

Andre Johnson, WR (HOU) -- He isn’t scoring any TDs this year, and this game won’t be different. I expect Da Bears to keep him out of the game and let someone else try to beat them.

Steve Brown’s Picks:

Minnesota, New Orleans and Chicago

Minnesota Vikings over Detroit Lions -- Last week Adrian Peterson
nearly broke the 200-yard rushing mark on 17 carries and Christian
Ponder nearly broke the 70-yard passing mark on 22 attempts. But I
love my Norsemen and they are at home, so give me the Vikes hoping that
Christian stops Pondering and starts passing better, and pass me the
skull of the defeated Lions filled with mead so I may drink to our
glorious victory. Confidence Level: 2

New Orleans Saints over Atlanta Falcons -- The Falcons have the
most unimpressive undefeated record to start a season I can think of.
The Saints finished off the Eagles season and have won 3 of their last
4. That number will rise to 4 of 5. The Falcons plummet to earth with
their wings clipped by these less than angelic Saints. Confidence Level: 1 (least confident)

Chicago Bears over Houston Texans -- Stuart get over here and hold my
drool cup. What a great game for an old school defense-loving
purist. Texans may be more balanced but the Bears defense is a scoring
machine…….HMMM it’s cold in Chicago, right? And a Chicago kid just won
the presidency, right? Give me the Lovie Bears and l’ll hope the wintry
winds are whipping on Sunday. Confidence Level: 3 (most confident)

Upset of the Week

Carolina Panthers over Denver Broncos -- Cam Newton is not yet in Peyton Manning's league as a leader, but the Cats will be at home, they showed up last week against the RG3skins and they are still a very dangerous team. Peyton has been hot lately, but the Broncos on the road look beatable to me.

Sleeper of the Week

Josh Freeman, QB (TB) -- Sticking with my new found Bucs love I would expect Josh Freeman to put up big stats this week. Traditionally, the Chargers make a late-season push in Norvember but that well seems bone dry to me. A motivated Vincent Jackson and a Chargers defense with wet legs having to stop Doug Martin will open the sky for Mr. Josh.

Bust of the Week

Adrian Peterson, RB (MIN) -- "What?!?" you scream. I wouldn’t dream of sitting the NFL’s leading rusher but were I a defensive coordinator I would
have roughly 15 defenders stacked at the line and dare Christian to
throw to the Lions.

Rich Seibel's Picks:

Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago

Detroit Lions over Minnesota Vikings -- Lions are about to wake up. I had them going deep in the playoffs this year but this is a tough building to win in. Lions by a late field goal. Confidence Level: 1 (least confident)

New Orleans Saints over Atlanta Falcons -- This goes to my theory on an overall lack of consistency in the NFL. The Falcons are due to lay an egg and here it comes in a big way. Saints score 45+. Confidence Level: 3 (most confident)

Chicago Bears over Houston Texans -- Folks are overlooking the Bears. We will find out much about the Monsters of the Midway in the next few weeks. When your defense can score more points than your offense, that is ultimately a good thing. Confidence Level: 2

Upset of the Week

Carolina Panthers over Denver Broncos -- I'm looking for the Panthers to shock the Broncos in OT.

Sleeper of the Week

Randy Moss, WR (SF) -- Niners always go deep versus the Rams and Randy Moss will run wild through the Rams secondary. (Dick's back on his 49ers kick)

Bust of the Week

Tony Romo, QB (DAL) -- Romo or Vick, Romo or Vick? Romo!

Zak Koeske's picks:

Detroit, Atlanta and Houston

Detroit Lions over Minnesota Vikings --These teams have been heading in different directions since they met in Detroit in Week 4 -- a game that Minnesota won, 20-13. Since that game, Minnesota is 2-3, their quarterback has regressed unbelievably and their once-stout run defense has become a sieve. On the other hand, Detroit is 3-1, Joique Bell has emerged as a consistent backfield safety valve for Matthew Stafford and the defense isn't playing half bad. I'll take the Lions. Confidence Level: 2

Atlanta Falcons over New Orleans Saints -- The Falcons do not look like an undefeated team. I picked against them a couple weeks ago and I wouldn't be surprised to see them play .500 football in the season's second half, but they'll pull this one out. The Saints can't stop anybody and arguably their most exciting player, Darren Sproles, is unlikely to suit up. Atlanta runs its record to 9-0.  Confidence Level: 1 (least confident)

Houston Texans over Chicago Bears -- The Bears haven't beaten a team with a winning record this year (their Week 1 win over the Colts and Andrew Luck in his first NFL game doesn't count). Sure, their defense has an unbelievable number of takeaways, but look who they've faced. Matt Schaub will continue to play conservatively like he has all season -- which means limited opportunities for the Bears to make picks -- and Arian Foster doesn't fumble. On the flip side, Jay Cutler is in for a rough night against this dominant Texans D, which means expect an epic meltdown. Confidence Level: 3 (most confident)

Upset of the Week

Cincinnati Bengals over New York Giants -- Not quite sure what's going on with Eli lately, but he's been killing my fantasy team. I don't love the Bengals here but they're at home, riding a four game losing streak and need to get back on track. They keep games close so there's a chance to pull this one out.

Sleeper of the Week

Kenny Britt, WR (TEN) -- Britt's battled injuries and the quarterbacking of Matt Hasselbeck this year, but he's finally healthy and Jake Locker is expected to return on Sunday to face the Dolphins and their 30th-ranked pass defense.

Bust of the Week

Jamaal Charles, RB (KC) -- The Steelers are back and holding opposing running backs to 3.7 yards per carry -- good for fourth in the NFL. Charles hasn't been able to get going lately and the Chiefs are destined to fall behind so quickly in this one that they'll be throwing all day. 

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Stuart Pace November 09, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Electric Football week 10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nWi23Ig3i2A

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