With all his energy focused on his beloved Crimson Tide grinding Loser State and the Dumb Hatter into the Bryant-Denny turf, little thought was given to the week 10 NFL picks by the CC … at least that is the excuse being given here.

As such, only a 7-7 record can be shown; the season mark stands at 88-59 (.599). Only two teams — the Cowboys and Rams — are taking week 11 off, so hopefully a return to a near-full slate can serve as the impetus for an impressive showing. We shall see …

Thursday, Nov. 14

Colts at Titans

Tennessee lost to winless Jacksonville and Indy had its manhood called into question by St. Louis. It says here the Shoes respond more quickly, especially with quarterback issues in Nashville … COLTS 31-17.

Sunday, Nov. 17

Jets at Bills

This is exactly the kind of game the Jets tend to lose. This time they will not … NEW YORK 24-14.

Falcons at Buccaneers

Falcons are floundering all over the place while Bucs are coming off their first win. Will it be two in a row? No …ATLANTA 20-15.

Lions at Steelers

Pittsburgh could do my Bears a big favor, and for that reason, if no other, they will lose … LIONS 26-17.

Redskins at Eagles

Michael who? Robert who? The Nick Foles saga continues … PHILLY 28-23.

Chargers at Dolphins

The disarray in Miami has killed what at one time looked like a promising season … CHARGERS 22-18.

Ravens at Bears

Chicago bounces back by doing just enough on offense (the same old song on south Lake Shore Drive once again) while shutting down a weak Baltimore attack … BEARS 19-17.

Browns at Bengals

As Andy Dalton goes, so goes Cincy. He was off last week, and should rebound at home … BENGALS 24-13.

Raiders at Texans

Houston is just a mess. The defense looks good at times but gives up too many big plays. Oakland is also a mess and does few things well. Something has to give, right? … TEXANS 20-13.

Cardinals at Jaguars

The jungle cats found a way to win last week but the Cards are quietly trying to steal a wildcard spot and will (shhh!) add another win while no one is looking … ARIZONA 27-17.

Chiefs at Broncos

How healthy is Peyton? That question will decide the game … BRONCOS 26-16.

Vikings at Seahawks

Seattle is just not going to lose at home, at least not to a team like Minnesota … SEABAGS 28-13.

49ers at Saints

Hey, didn’t you used to be Colin Kaepernick? … SAINTS 34-17.

Packers at Giants

Suddenly Matt Flynn is a wanted man in Green Bay? Can the patchwork Packers persevere until No. 12 comes back? I have my doubts … G-MEN 21-19.

Monday, Nov. 18

Patriots at Panthers

America is about to be introduced to the best-kept secret in the NFL, the Carolina defense … PANTHERS 19-13.

IDLE — Cowboys and Rams Last week 7-7; season 88-59 (.599)