It took eight weeks for our first upset with a favorite of more than seven points, but we’ve seen four of them in the last two weeks, depending on the number you grade the Titans against the Rams.
In any event, underdogs have not only been barking, they’ve also had some bite. The survivor fields have thinned, and those still in the running have to be ecstatic as we head into Week 10.
My entry here has survived the bloodbath of the last two weeks. The picks have been the Rams, Packers, Broncos, Bengals, Ravens, Cowboys, Patriots, Bills and Colts. The “Games to Consider” went 0-3 last week to fall to 22-8, but the Colts got there Thursday night as the official pick.
Let’s see what the options are for Week 10.
GAMES TO CONSIDER
Baltimore Ravens (-7.5) over Miami Dolphins
The big favorite role Thursday night for the Ravens seems a bit scary, especially coming off an overtime game against Minnesota, but Baltimore has no business losing this game. The Dolphins will use Jacoby Brissett again or Tua Tagovailoa, who wasn’t healthy enough to play last week.
The Miami defense has gotten a bit better lately but has still allowed 5.8 yards per play. The Dolphins’ offense is averaging just 4.7 yards per play. Baltimore is actually in the negatives in yards-per-play differential because the defense has missed so many tackles, but Miami doesn’t seem like the type of team to exploit that weakness. Miami is last in the league in yards per catch and just outside the bottom five in yards after catch.