Week 10 NFL Picks: Super Bowl 49 Rematch Headlines the Week

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Even as the playoff race takes shape and contenders start to pull away from the pack, the NFL still continues to have parity.  The Colts stunned the Packers at Lambeau in what many thought would be another big day for Rodgers and company.  The Jags held the Chiefs in check and had opportunities to win at the end.  The Lions got a field goal at the last second and beat the Vikings on the road in overtime.  The Raiders started out very hot and ran over the Broncos last Sunday night.  If last week was any indication, the parity will emerge once again this week. (Yes, I made them more short and sweet. School is stressful right now.)

Last Week: 8-5

On the Season: 85-46-2

This Week: 1-0

Bears at Buccaneers (-2)

This will come down to the Bears getting pressure on Winston and Jordan Howard’s success in taking pressure off of Cutler.

Bears 23, Bucs 20

Broncos at Saints (EVEN)

This is the second best game of the week, even though it didn’t look like it midway through the season.  The Saints will fight hard, but I expect a Broncos bounce back this week.

Broncos 27, Saints 24

Texans at Jaguars (-1)

The Texans have yet to win a road game this season, but a visit to Jacksonville could solve all of their problems.  The Jags continue to struggle offensively, and Houston’s defense is still good without Watt.  The Jags woes continue, and Lamar Miller shines.

Texans 26, Jags 17

Rams at Jets (-2.5)

Case Keenum versus Bryce Petty provides a very intriguing matchup for only two fan bases.  I expect Todd Gurley to struggle once again, and Case Keenum won’t make enough plays against this Jets secondary.

Jets 20, Rams 16

Falcons at Eagles (-1)

This will be the shootout of the week, when Wentz and company host Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the high flying Falcons.  Even without Tevin Coleman once again, this offense will find room to work against a very solid Philly defense.  The Eagles should keep it close, but experience wins this time around.

Falcons 30, Eagles 28

Chiefs at Panthers(-2.5)

The Chiefs are one of the best teams in the league right now, but it will be hard to go into Charlotte and win.  The run game will not be as open, and Alex Smith will have to make plays. I think Cam Newton will outduel him.

Panthers 24, Chiefs 21

Packers (-1) at Titans

Green Bay hasn’t looked good as a unit in a while, and maybe Sunday is the day they turn it around.  Stopping Murray and Henry will be tough for the Pack, even though their unit is the best in the league

Titans 28, Packers 27

Vikings at Redskins (-1.5)

The Vikings continue to struggle offensively, and their defense has come up short in big moments.  The Redskins have been real good offensively in the last month, and they will keep it rolling today.

Redskins 22, Vikings 19

Dolphins at Chargers (-4)

The Chargers are the best fourth place team by far, and the offense is rolling.  The defense is very tough to run on, so this may come down to Tannehill making plays.

Chargers 26, Dolphins 21

Niners at Cardinals (-12.5)

The 49ers can’t stop anybody lately, and the Cardinals may not have to worry about Palmer’s decline this season, and can just churn out a win with David Johnson.

Cardinals 28, Niners 13

Cowboys at Steelers (-3)

Once in a while a game might shock you, and the Steelers aren’t as bad offensively as they’ve shown at times.  The Cowboys might find themselves in a shootout in which they can’t keep up.

Steelers 28, Cowboys 24

Seahawks at Pats (-9.5)

Seattle took a step in the right direction last week through the air, but Belichick knows they can’t run it well, so pressure on Wilson will be high.

Patriots 24, Seahawks 17

Bengals at Giants (-2)

The Giants offense has a great opportunity to start their run against a Bengals defense with struggles on the second and third level, plus their defensive unit is coming together. AJ Green will have a nice day, but the Giants will have the better one.

Giants 23, Bengals 21

Enjoy week 10 everybody!

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