The Woot and Wye Show Episode 158: Dinosaurs, Orange, Flacco & Week 10 Preview
The 158th episode of the Woot and Wye Show starts with some chatter about my co-host, Josh Wootton’s trip to Orange over the weekend to see comedian Arj Barker. After repeated attempts by Woot to relay some of Arj Barker’s best material we move on to recapping Thursday Night Football.
The Week 10 Thursday Night football game didn’t tell us anything new about those two teams. We knew that Cleveland are a bad football team and well on their way to 0-16. We also knew that the Ravens are very flawed division leader and that Joe Flacco is certainly not elite this season (has he ever been?).
Before previewing the remaining slate of games we discuss Randy Gregory’s latest indiscretion and the likelihood that he never plays a snap in the NFL again, William Hayes Jurassic adventure and Bill Belichick’s wonderful press conference game this week and his focus on “Seattle.”
Like all our preview podcasts the starting point for all game analysis starts with the weekly lines, brought to you by William Hill Australia. Week 10 has some really interesting games headlined by a Super Bowl XLIX rematch in primetime.
All the signs point to a Patriots victory with them being well rested after a bye week while the Michael Bennett-less Seahawks travel across the country on a short week. During the last four seasons, the Patriots are 23-2 at home when Tom Bray is the starter and he has never had a more potent offense surrounding him. Like the Bills did last week, we expect the Patriots to put up a lot of points even against a linebacker combo (KJ Wright & Bobby Wagner) that matches up quite well against Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett.
Tom Brady is 23-2 at home over the past four seasons
The key for Seattle is through the air. Seattle still cannot run the ball effectively and they may not want to against the Patriots 5th ranked DVOA run defense. Russell Wilson will have to carry over his Week 9 performance into this game and attack the Patriots 26th ranked DVOA pass defense. We both learnt early this season not to doubt Bill Belichick at home and have picked the Patriots to cover the 7.5 spread in this one.
Listen to all our week 10 game analysis and picks, including our “Locks of the Week” in the Podcast below.
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