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Week 10 Fantasy Football Focus

Paul Bessire | Posted 11.06.2014 | Sports
Paul Bessire

The Predictalator has run every Week 10 2014 NFL game 50,000 times. Below we present the up-to-date top three at each fantasy position for the week, a sleeper likely to have a breakout game.

Week 9 Fantasy Football Focus

Paul Bessire | Posted 10.31.2014 | Sports
Paul Bessire

Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers return from their bye week with an advantageous matchup with a banged up and beleaguered Rams team.

Week 7 Fantasy Football Focus

Paul Bessire | Posted 10.16.2014 | Sports
Paul Bessire

Kirk Cousins is a much better fantasy football player than actual football player. He has thrown multiple interceptions in two of his last three games, and yet is averaging 330 yards passing and two passing touchdowns a game as a starter.

Sunday Night Football: Broncos' Living Legend Peyton Manning Fosts Colts' Future Maestro Andrew Luck

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.09.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Until Peyton Manning hangs them up, he and Andrew Luck will play against each other at least once a season. That once is Sunday night.

Hidden Within the NFL's Kickoff Extravaganza, the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks Will Play an Actual Game

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The National Football League may be billing this game as the rematch of the "Fail Mary" replacement referee debacle, but true pigskin lovers know it's an eagerly anticipated battle of mercurial offense versus terrifying defense.

Super Bowl Preview: Denver Broncos Offense vs. Seattle Seahawks Defense

Barbara Bruno | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

This Sunday, for the third time in the recent Super Bowl era, the NFL's best offense will face the league's best defense. In the previous two instances, the top defense won -- rather famously so.

NFL Week 16 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.20.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Can the resurgent Miami Dolphins edge out the reigning Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens? Can the Cincinnati Bengals hang on to a season that should have seen them as undisputed divisional champions?

NFL Week 9 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The Dolphins' D may be showing some grit, but sophomore QB Ryan Tannehill has had some rough sledding recently with 10 turnovers in his team's four-game losing streak.

NFL Week 8 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

While one wouldn't seriously suggest making one's Week 8 NFL picks using a dartboard, football predictions for the 2013 season have proven best made using the SAT method: make your choice and don't second-guess yourself by referring to facts.

NFL Week 5 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

High-flyers like Green Bay and Denver are both up against good defenses as they face Detroit and Dallas. Superstar Seattle is on the road against underrated Indy.

NFL Week 4 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Now that we've reached Week 4 of the 2013 NFL season, game picks start to settle into two categories: 1) clearly the better team but will they win by enough? And 2) who can pull off an upset?

NFL Week 3 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Will perennial "winners" start to establish their territories while recent dismal "losers" begin to fall apart? Aside from the absolute top and the absolute bottom of the National Football League, the answer is "no."

NFL Week 2 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Fans will feel sorry for the Jets this week as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick take out all of their tweaked pride from the near-loss in Buffalo on a rookie QB.

NFL Week 1 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Normally I go with home underdogs and I'm not that impressed with the Bucs' offense after preseason. However, rookie Geno Smith is starting at quarterback for the Jets and they still don't have a running game. I expect the Bucs' D to have at least one pick six.

Super Bowl Odds

Paul Bessire | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports
Paul Bessire

With a bye week in the Wild Card round and no real surprises to-date in the playoffs, the Denver Broncos are our favorites to win the Super Bowl, making the Super Bowl 50.2 percent of the time and bringing home the title 28.2 percent of the time.

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 17 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

2012 NFL Picks wrap up this week with a few nail-biters and several awkward, cringe-worthy matchups.

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 16 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.22.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The conundrum in making game predictions for the NFL's Week 16 is that all of those normally reliable home underdog picks did not reward this football prognosticator in Week 15.

Week 16 NFL Pick: Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh

Paul Bessire | Posted 02.19.2013 | Sports
Paul Bessire

With the crucial NFC East battle between Washington and Dallas taking place next week, Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh is the most critical game between two teams with legitimate divisional and Wild Card aspirations this week.

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 15 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

When making those water cooler Week 15 NFL Picks, consider the football youth explosion at quarterback.

Week 14 NFL Pick: Dallas at Cincinnati

Paul Bessire | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Paul Bessire

Cincinnati is the better team, is playing at home and, ultimately has more riding on this game. According to 50,000 games played (simulated) by the Predictalator, the Bengals win over the Cowboys 64.2 percent of the time and by an average score of 28-22.

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 14 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.04.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

After successfully predicting multiple underdog wins in Week 13, what were the two teams that ruined my otherwise stellar week? The favored Jets and Bears. Who knew that Rex Ryan would have the nerve to bench Mark Sanchez and sidestep the Tim Tebow quagmire?

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 13 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Without trying to sound superstitious, some NFL favorites should tread softly, lest the upset demons bring them foul luck in Week 13. Those of us with pride on the line in the office pool must remember NFL picking rule No. 1: when in doubt, go with the underdog.

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 8 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 12.25.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

From the young guns on Thursday to the masters of quarterbacking on Sunday night, from Arrowhead to Lambeau to London -- Week 8 of the NFL season guarantees a few upsets fueled by desperation, injuries or misplaced complacence.

NFL's Monday Night Football: Predictions for the Detroit Lions at the Chicago Bears

Barbara Bruno | Posted 12.21.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The Detroit Lions hope that they won't need fourth quarter heroics to win two in a row and narrow the gap between themselves and the division-leading Chicago Bears. They could be hoping in vain.

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 6 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 12.11.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The Texans have averaged almost 31 points per week in the past three games, while the Packers are at less than 23. You see the problem.