With week 10 in the books and week 11 on the horizon, things appear to be getting pretty interesting in the NFL. A few divisions looked to be free and clear for some teams, but over the past two weeks, things tightened up a bit. Only one division leader in the NFL has more than a two game lead over the team behind them. Congrats to those of you whose expert picks and predictions played out.
As for our “Beat the House” contest, things could not be any closer. Currently, there is a three-way tie at the top of the leader board and only 5 correct picks separates the member at the top from the member in the 30th spot on the board. No entrant has won a week twice yet this year.
So with that, we’ll introduce the next wild card playoff spot up for grabs… the first player who finishes in first place (after tie-breakers) in two different weeks automatically earns the second available wild card spot in our end of season playoff. So if you think you are too far behind in the standings and are thinking about throwing the towel in on the season, think again. There are 7 more weeks to go in the regular season, and you only need to win two of them, so sharpen your pencil.
Our in-house NFL expert has made his picks and predictions and they are available at the BTH results page for your review. There are some nice match-ups spread out in week 11 that should keep everyone interested.
There are two good 1:00 Sunday games on the roster. An NFC North battle between the Green Bay Packers and the resurgent Detroit Lions should prove interesting, especially since the game is in Detroit. The House pick for that game is Green Bay. The second 1:00 game is a classic bout between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. (House pick: New England) Even though one of the squads has a new general, these two teams always seem to entertain when they face each other.
The two prime-time games are barn burners as well. Sunday night will see the Baltimore Ravens head into Pittsburgh to take on the division-rival Steelers. (House pick: Ravens) These two giants play each other twice within the next three weeks and the Ravens can take advantage of a severely banged-up Steelers team and take control of the division for good.
Monday night has the Chicago Bears (again) facing the 49ers in San Francisco. Both teams are coming off non-wins and both starting QBs are seeing stars at the moment with concussions, and neither might play. With questions on offense, this one will come down to defense and could easily be a 9-6 final. The House has picked the Niners to come away victorious in this contest.