NFL Week 10 picks plus Priscos Power Ran

  • Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Pick Six Newsletter!First, let me start off here by saying that you guys should be happy that I'm not a fan, because if I were, I would the spend THE ENTIRE newsletter today complaining about the horrible calls that went against the Bears in their 29-27 lo s to the last night. I personally haven't seen officiating that bad since Wrestlemania XII. The officiating was so bad that we actually will spend some time talking about it in today's newsletter. We'll also be offering some Week 9 picks, plus Prisco's Power Rankings. Also, don't forget that today is "National might find a new team to play for" day. have until 4 p.m. ET to make a claim for him on waivers, which means Odell MIGHT have a new team by 4:01 p.m., so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that. Alright, let's get to the rundown.As always, here's your weekly reminder to tell all your friends to sign up for the Pick Six newsletter. To get your friends to sign up, all you have to do is with them. If your friends don't want to sign up, you should trade them for new friends or claim a new friend off waivers. If you do that, I believe you have until 4 p.m. today. 1. Today's show: Recapping the Steelers' controversial win over the BearsFor the first two quarters of Monday's game, it looked like it was going to turn into a blowout and that's mostly because the Steelers quickly jumped out to a 14-0 lead. Hopefully you didn't go to bed at halftime though, because things got wild in the second half. The Steelers had to hold on for dear life as the Bears clawed their way back into the game. In the end, the Steelers and the refs were able to take down the Bears 29-27 in a game that wasn't officially decided until mi sed a 65-yard field goal on the final play (You ). The only thing that had more drama than the game was the podcast that Ryan Wilson, Will Brinson and I recorded afterward. Here are three key things from that game that we touched on:Officiating crew seemed to hate the Bears.We don't usually spend too much time talking about bad calls on the podcast, because they happen in every game, but we definitely made an exception here. The officiating was so bad on Monday that we literally spent an entire segment on it. There were a lot of bad calls and unfortunately for the Bears, most of those calls went against them. The worst call was a taunting flag that was thrown on Chicago's , who had just sacked . After the fourth quarter sack, the Steelers would have faced a fourth-and-15, but the penalty gave them a first down. Earlier in the fourth quarter, the Bears also got called for a ridiculous pa s interference that gave the Steelers 30 yards and ended up leading to a Pittsburgh field goal. There was also at least one ugly no-call on what should have been a roughing the pa ser penalty after took a big hit. Ryan Wilson is a Steelers homer and even he thought the officiating was absurdly bad. Big Ben comes up in the clutch.Although some people seem to think that Ben Roethlisberger doesn't have anything left in the tank, it seems he definitely still has some fourth quarter magic in him and the Bears found that out the hard way. With his team trailing 27-26, Roethlisberger engineered a 52-yard drive in the final two minutes to set up game-winning field goal. On the drive, Big Ben went 4 for 5 for 51 yards (His only incompletion was a spike). Those numbers are kind of crazy when you consider that he threw for nearly 25% of his pa sing yards for the entire game on that one drive (he threw for 205 overall in the game). Also, it's a good thing that Chris Boswell recovered from his Week 8 concu sion, because the Steelers definitely needed him. Boswell ended up being the star of the game as he made three kicks on the night (40, 52, 54), including the game-winner from 40 yards away. Justin Fields shows flashes of talent.One reason it felt like this game was going to be a blowout is because Fields had such an ugly first half, throwing for just 63 yards while also throwing an interception that led to a Steelers touchdown. However, Fields bounced back with a phenomenal second half, going 12 of 18 for 223 yards and a touchdown. The most impre sive drive from Fields came late in the fourth quarter with his team trailing 26-20. The Bears took po se sion with 2:52 left to play and Fields immediately proceeded to lead them on a 75-yard TD drive that took just one minute and six seconds off the clock. On the drive, Fields went 3 of 5 for 64 yards, including a 19-yard TD pa s to . If Fields can play like this going forward, the Bears could be a dangerous team down the stretch.Besides those three things, we also spent some serious time debating whether the Steelers will make the playoffs this year. To listen to today's episode -- and to subscribe to the best daily podcast out there -- . You can also . 2. Prisco 's Power Rankings heading into Week 10There were a lot of upsets in the NFL over the weekend, which means Pete Prisco had to completely rearrange his power rankings this week. One thing he changed was the team at the top and that's because the were able to win in Week 9 even though they didn't have or and moved up three spots. With that in mind, here's a look at Prisco's top 5 teams heading into Week 10:CardinalsI'm not going to spoil the rest of the power rankings here, but I am going to give you a few nuggets. Here's what has changed since last week:The biggest jump this week went to the , who moved up six spots. Apparently, Prisco was highly impre sed with the fact that the Chargers almost lost to a bad team, because he moved them up from 15th to ninth following the victory.Three teams tied for the biggest tumble this week and those teams are the , and , who all fell five spots. After getting embarra sed on national television, the Rams fell from second to seventh, while the Bengals fell from 11th to 16th. As for the Vikings, Prisco dropped them from 16th to 21st even though they arguably had the most impre sive lo s in Week 9 (an overtime defeat that came at the hands of one of Prisco's top five teams).The most surprising jump in the rankings probably went to the , who moved up three spots even though they were ON A BYE. During their week off, the Seahawks looked so impre sive that Prisco moved them up from 21st to 18th. In news that probably won't surprise you, the are still ranked dead last, which is probably going to be the case until they actually win a game and it's starting to feel like there's only about a 40% chance that's going to happen this year. If you want to know where your favorite team ended up in Prisco's . If you want to argue with Prisco over his rankings, you . I argue with him all the time about everything. 3. Breech's Week 10 picksIt's Tuesday, and that can only mean one thing: It's time for my weekly picks.If you want to ignore my picks today, I won'