WEEK 9 Records
(1) Ryan Melosi 11-2; Lock of the Week Record 1-1; Overall Record 22-6
(2) Nick Yahl 9-4; Lock of the Week Record 0-2; Overall Record 20-8
(3) Mick Lite 9-4; Lock of the Week Record 2-0; Overall Record 19-9
(4) Dan Buffa 9-4; Lock of the Week Record 0-2; Overall Record 19-9
(5) Billy Perry 8-5; Lock of the Week Record 2-0; Overall Record 18-10
(6) Ryan Leopando 8-5; Lock of the Week Record 1-1; Overall Record 18-10
(7) Scott Batchelor 8-5; Lock of the Week Record 0-2; Overall Record 18-10
(8) Jeremy Karp 7-6; Lock of the Week Record 2-0; Overall Record 16-12
(9) Buzz Baumer 7-6; Lock of the Week Record 1-1; Overall Record 16-2
Tiebreaker goes to the one with the better overall Lock of the Week record.
LOCKS OF THE WEEK
Broncos over Raiders – Look, I know you are judging me. Out of all the games, I choose the lockiest of all locks this season. But I missed my first two locks of the week and I really just want one in the W column. Don’t worry, I feel just as ashamed as you feel disappointed. Denver crushes Oakland.
Broncos 38 – Raiders 7
Steelers over Jets – In a Week 10 matchup, the 6-3 Pittsburgh Steelers travel to the 1-8 New York Jets. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is coming off two monster games where he posted at least six TDs in both games. The Jets defense has given up a league-worst 24 TDs and only has an NFL-low one interception. Look for Big Ben to take advantage of this and sling the ball all over the field. The Jets are hoping that QB Michael Vick can build on some success that he had last week when he went for 21 of 28 for 196 yards and a touchdown in a loss against the Chiefs. The Jets only hope lives in their defensive line. The Jets are banking on the D-Line hoping that they can pressure Big Ben and cause him to not get to comfortable in the pocket. The only problem is Roethlisberger is even more comfortable outside the pocket and extending plays with his legs. I see the Steelers winning this one easily, and the Jets could be on the brink for setting a new franchise record with a 9th consecutive loss.
Steelers 35 – Jets 10
49ers over Saints
49ers 35 – Saints 21
Broncos over Raiders – Peyton Manning will rebound after that loss to the Patriots last week in a big way. The last thing you want to do is play against a mad Manning. Oakland is still looking for their first win, and will still be looking for it after this weekend.
Broncos 45 – Raiders 17
Broncos over Raiders – The Broncos are coming off a devastating loss to the New England Patriots in the 16th battle between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. But by no means does that mean the Broncos are on the verge of collapsing. This week they play the sole remaining win-less team in the NFL, the Raiders. Derek Carr has had a good rookie season thus far, but the bottom-line is, Oakland is still win-less. With Peyton Manning and Denver looking to bounce back from last week’s loss, look for that win-less streak to continue.
Steelers over Jets – Ben Roethlisberger is hot right now throwing 6 TD’s in each of his last 2 games. Hard to see the Jets defense stopping this potent and versatile offense with so many weapons. Jets offense is non existent and there is no way they can win this game. This Lock of the Week, will NOT fail.
Steelers 42 – Jets 10
Broncos over Raiders – Oakland is the worst team in the league. Denver is maybe the best. Coming off a loss in New England, Denver wins easy.
Broncos 38 – Raiders 10
Steelers over Jets – Big Ben is in the midst of playing his best ball of his life over the last two weeks. The J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS S-U-C-K SUCK SUCK SUCK. Maybe the jets QB’s can learn something by watching Roethlisberger torch their own team.
Steelers 37 – Jets 13
Broncos over Raiders
Broncos 38 – Raiders 10