NFL Picks, Week 10 Predictions: Seahawks Bounce Towards Rams; Steelers survive the Bengals; Bears stagger on


Week 10 of the NFL season has arrived and the schedule leaves a little to be desired.

There are only three matchups between teams with winning records, and that begins Thursday with the AFC South Showdown between the Colts and Titans. The early Sunday games are brutal, but there are two more excellent matchups in the afternoon.

The Rams and Seahawks clash in an NFC West Showdown, and the Bills and Cardinals face off against each other in a fight between quarterbacks Josh Allen and Kyler Murray. We also pay attention to the Viking Bear matchup on Monday evening. Will the Vikings be able to stay hot in the division and maybe restart a playoff run?

Last week: 9-4 (before the game on Monday) Season: 50-32 (before the game on Monday)

With that in mind, here are our tips and predictions for week 10:

Saints, Packer's new NFC front-runners after Buccaneers, Seahawks are rushing for week 10

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NFL tips, predictions for week 10

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (-1)

Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX / NFL network

AFC South's rivals face the division's leadership on the line, and the Colts' secondary running defense will be a test for Tennessee. The Titans have lost their last two home games, but here they narrowly win.

Selection: Titans 24, Colts 22

Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns (-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

The Browns had a bye week to get well and Baker Mayfield and Deshaun Watson can put on a show knowing both pass defenses are weak. The difference will be Houston's inability to stop the run. Cleveland is back on the road to success, but the Texans can steal this game if Mayfield doesn't protect football.

Selection: Browns 34, Texans 27

Jacksonville Jaguars at Green Bay Packers (-14)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

The Packers are big favorites at home, and lines like this are risky considering how up and down the Green Bay defense has been. Jacksonville can slow the game down a bit with James Robinson running back, but they can't keep up with the Packers' offensive for four quarters.

Selection: Packer 33, Jaguars 19

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Washington Football Team at Detroit Lions (-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

Alex Smith threw three interceptions in the Giants loss last week, but he also had two 100-yard receivers in Terry McLaurin and Cam Sims. Matthew Stafford also threw two picks last week and the seasoned quarterbacks will play a typical wild game as a result. There is a possibility of a malfunction.

Selection: Washington 27, Lions 24

Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5) at New York Giants

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

The Eagles had a bye week to prepare for the rematch with the Giants, and Carson Wentz had 359 passes when they first met. New York kept the first meeting tight and have improved in the running game, but Philadelphia extend their lead in a weak league with a season change.

Selection: Adler 28, giant 23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-6) with Carolina Panthers

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

Tom Brady jumped back to beat the Panthers after their first loss to the Saints in Week 1, and he'll do it again here. Carolina's Christian McCaffrey sustained another injury and that will make it all the harder to keep up. Antonio Brown also scores his first TD of the season.

Selection: Buccaneers 27, Panthers 20

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Denver Broncos at Las Vegas Raiders (-4.5)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

Derek Carr has only averaged 138 passes per game in the Raiders' last two wins, but they managed to get the ball rolling effectively. Denver-based Drew Lock has made ties with rookie receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler, and we're going to try a surprise for the second straight week. If the Broncos can run the ball, it will happen.

Selection: Broncos 29, Raiders 27

Los Angeles chargers at Miami Dolphins (-1.5)

Sunday 4:05 pm, CBS

Can Tua Tagovailoa run a playoff run? It's becoming a real question, and it will be compounded when the dolphins win here. Miami's defense has allowed 17 points or less in the past three weeks. That's the difference to rookie Justin Herbert.

Selection: Dolphins 27, chargers 24

Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals (-2.5)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

The bills angered the Seahawks in Week 9 and continue that momentum on the road against the Cardinals. The matchup between Josh Allen and Kyler Murray should be fun. It's a game where one sales could make all the difference and Buffalo has the better sales margin. Buffalo brings out victory in a thriller.

Selection: Bills 28, Cardinals 25

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Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams (-1.5)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX

The Seahawks' defense remains an issue, and the Rams have had a bye week to plan an important showdown between NFC West. Los Angeles has won three of the last four meetings, all of which were decided with five points or less. This time Russell Wilson leads the winning run.

Selection: Seahawks 31, Rams 28

San Francisco 49ers near New Orleans Saints (-9)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX

The 49ers have been plagued by injuries and COVID-19 issues, and this game is unlikely to resemble last year's classic shootout. Drew Brees, who has failed to intercept the Saints' last three games, brings New Orleans to their sixth straight win.

Selection: Saints 35, 49er 19

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-9)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

An angry AFC North rivalry resumes and the Bengals play better for Joe Burrow. Ben Roethlisberger returned from a knee injury and led the Steelers past Dallas. Burrow has taken 14 sacks in three division games and Pittsburgh leads the league with four sacks per game. That is the difference.

Selection: Steelers 31, Bengals 20

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Baltimore Ravens (-7) with New England Patriots

Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

Lamar Jackson led a 37:20 win over the Patriots on Sunday night last season and the Ravens took the 17-0 lead in that game. New England doesn't have enough insult to keep up, even though Bill Belichick can throw in a few creases that slow the Ravens down this time around.

Selection: Ravens 28, Patriots 18

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (-2)

Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN

The Vikings are starting to climb back to the brink of the NFC playoff race after the division wins in a row. The bears try to break a three game loss. Kirk Cousins ​​is 3-0 as a starter with Minnesota against Chicago, but he breaks that streak in a close game with the help of Dalvin Cook.

Selection: Vikings 24, bears 21