NFL Football Week 10: Weekend Picks and Previews

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Find out who is ready for a playoff run and who is ready to start planning for next year.

Schedule

Last week: 8-5
Year: 60-61-1

Byes: Cleveland Browns, Geen Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins

Thursday, November 8
Indianapolis 26 Jacksonville 10

Sunday November 11
Detroit (-3) at Minnesota
Atlanta (-2 1/2) at New Orleans
Oakland at Baltimore (-7 1/2)
Tennessee at Miami (-6)
NY Giants (-4) at Cincinnati
Buffalo at New England (-13)
San Diego at Tampa Bay (-3)
Denver (-4) at Carolina
NY Jets at Seattle (-6)
Dallas (-2) at Philadelphia
St Louis at San Francisco (-12)
Houston at Chicago (-1 1/2)

Monday, November 12
Pittsburgh (-12 1/2) at Kansas City

Three favorites

San Diego at TAMPA BAY (-3)
A cross-division matchup of two 4-4 teams heading in opposite directions. The Chargers have struggled after getting off to a fast start, while the Buccaneers are playing some of their best football of the season. San Diego snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over a weak Kansas City team. Tampa's rookie RB Doug Martin is turning into a force on the ground. A win here would be huge for either team.

Dallas at PHILADELPHIA (+2)
The winner moves into second place in the NFC East, and the loser goes to 3-6. Through the years, the Eagles seem to have the Cowboys number when it comes to big games. Expect Philadelphia to run the ball more with RB LaSean McCoy in an effort to take some of the pressure off of QB Michael Vick. The Eagles have only scored 133 points, while Dallas has put up a slightly better 150. The season may be over for the loser.

DENVER (-4) at Carolina
Led by QB Peyton Manning, Denver has been playing better every week. Carolina is coming off of a win last week after struggling most of the season. The Panther defense will have to play at least as good as it did last week. Denver is solid in all aspects of the game, and are a dangerous opponent, even on the road. Carolina will need their best effort of the year just to keep this one close.

In the middle

DETROIT (-3) at Minnesota
Minnesota has played good at home, but have ost two in a row overall. Detroit has been playing better of late, winning two straight. Without WR Percy Harvin, a weak Minnesota passing attack is even weaker. The one-dimensional Vikings will have to rely on RB Adrian Peterson to carry the load. Expect Detroit to stack the line of scrimmage and dare Minnesota to beat them with the pass.

ATLANTA (-2 1/2) at New Orleans
New Orleans has played better lately, but their defense still has not been able to stop anyone. A win here would go a long way in helping the Saints salvage their season. However, the Saints don't have as many quality players on offense as the Falcons, and it will be difficult for New Orleans QB Drew Brees to keep up with the Atlanta offense.


NY GIANTS (-4) at Cincinnati
The Giants have struggled a bit lately, mostly from lack of scoring. Cincinnati has struggled even longer, losing four in a row. The Bengal offense has been sluggish at times, and their defense has spent a lot of time on the field. Expect better numbers from New York QB Eli Manning, but it is the Giant defense that will carry the load here. Cincinnati must get production from someone other than WR AJ Green if they are going to turn their season around.

Buffalo at NEW ENGLAND (-13)
Buffalo has given up the second most points in the league this year. New England has scored the most points this year. The Patriots ground game continues to improve. Expect some big numbers from Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick as Buffalo plays catch-up for most of the game.

NY Jets at SEATTLE (-6)
Seattle has been one of the best home teams all season. Their defense has played outstanding, and their offense continues to score timely points. The Jets continue to be a mess. New York must run the ball effectively and keep the score low if they have any chance to hand the Seahawks their first home loss of the year.

Houston at CHICAGO (-1 1/2)
A battle between the leagues two best teams that are not named the Atlanta Falcons. There are many similarities between the two. Both teams like to run the ball, and both have underrated quarterbacks. While the Texan defense has played very good, the Bears defense has been outstanding. Special teams could decide the outcome here.

PITTSBURGH (-12 1/2) at Kansas City
The Steelers are another team that is getting better every week, and Kansas City has been bad all year. Their defense has failed to stop anyone. The Pittsburgh defense is coming off of their best effort of the season, and present a lot of problems for a struggling Chiefs team. Expect the Steelers defense to stack the line against Kansas City RB Jamal Charles.

Three that scare me

Oakland at BALTIMORE (-7 1/2)
The Raiders have lost three of four on the road, while Baltimore is adjusting to not having a great defense. However, their defense is still good, and the Raven offense is better than in years past. Oakland will be without RB's Darren McFadden and Mike Goodsen, making it difficult for them to take aadvantage of a Ravens defense that has struggled with stopping the run.

Tennessee at MIAMI (-6)
The Titans have given up more points than anyone, while the Dolphin defense has been one of the better units in the league. Miami QB Ryan Tannehille continues to improve. The Dolphins have won two of three at home, while Tennessee has lost three of four on the road. Expect some big plays from Miami RB Reggie Bush.

ST LOUIS (+12) at San Francisco
The Rams will be fired u pfor this one. The return of WR Danny Amendola will be a huge help to a St Louis offense that has had trouble scoring points without him. Expect the Rams to try to slow down 49er RB Frank Gore and put the game in the hands of QB Alex Smith.

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