Now that’s what I’m talking about!

After several brutal weeks of NFL predictions, I’ve finally restored faith in my ability to pick the winners in football games. I managed to get more than three-quarters of my NFL predictions correct for Week 10.

You know what makes this week’s performance particularly frightening? I actually predicted that I would get 10 right. You can see my comment on Nick’s blog. I wrote that comment on Saturday.

Most games went according to plan this week. The Titans, despite having their rushing game completely shut down by the Chicago Bears, managed to remain undefeated. Minnesota came out on top, but couldn’t cover the spread. I’m almost glad that I was wrong about the Pittsburgh-Indianapolis game, because I really want to see Peyton and the Colts make the playoffs.

One of the crazier games had to be the one between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers aren’t what they used to be (some analysts are saying the absence of Shawne Merriman is to blame), but I thought that they’d be able to beat the Chiefs. They did, but it came down to the wire.

In fact, the Chiefs had an opportunity to win, scoring a touchdown as the fourth quarter drew to a close. This brought them within one point. Instead of taking the “free” extra point to force overtime, the Bolts went for a two-point conversion for the win. And failed. And lost. I think that’s poor coaching.