NFL WEEKLY PICK 'EM: WEEK 10

November 13, 2015

We break the lines for each game for Week 10 of the 2015 NFL season below and offer our predictions.

 

 

DETROIT (+12) at GREEN BAY

Aaron Rodgers has had frustrating outings in back-to-back weeks, and this is the perfect fixture for him take all his anger out on a bad Lions team. Expect Rodgers to play mad and out up some big numbers this week. Expect a lot of targets for Randall Cobb to atone for Rodgers missing him wide open for a go-ahead score last week.

 

PACKERS 37 LIONS 13

 

DALLAS (+1.5) at TAMPA BAY

It's been a while since Tampa Bay has been the favorite over a team that went far into the playoffs the year before, but here we are. Tony Romo isn't walking throught that door this week, and although Matt Cassel has started to play better, this is a game that Lovie Smith's Buccaneers take at home.

 

BUCCANEERS 21 COWBOYS 20

 

CAROLINA (-6) at TENNESSEE

Just like the Dolphins, that new interim head coach magic is going to wear off, and Marcus Mariota is going to struggle against a very good Panthers defense. I expect Kawann Short and Luke Kuechly to have a big game and Cam Newton continue his MVP campaign with a solid outing vs. an injury-ravished Titans secondary.

 

PANTHERS 24 TITANS 16

 

CHICAGO (+7) at ST. LOUIS

Todd Gurley is going to continue wreaking his havoc versus a Bears defense that is still trying to figure it out. The thing to look out for is how the Rams secondary game plans for Alshon Jeffery, who has looked dominant since returning from an injury.

 

RAMS 21 BEARS 10

 

NEW ORLEANS (+3) at WASHINGTON

The Redskins have overperformed so far this season, which is a tip of the cap to Jon Gruden. However, there's a lot of injuries in the secondary for the Redskins right now and Drew Brees' hot streak will continue to blaze FedEx Field this Sunday. I expect Brees to bounce back after a rough overtime loss vs. the Titans and take care of business in the nation's capital.

 

SAINTS 35 REDSKINS 21

 

MIAMI (+6) at PHILADELPHIA

I actually think Miami matches up fairly well vs. the Eagles this week. Philly has some weaknesses on the interior of the offensive line, which will allow Suh to be very active. I expect Jarvis Landry and Lamar Miller to have big games this week as well.

 

DOLPHINS 24 EAGLES 21

 

CLEVELAND (+5) at PITTSBURGH

This is an extremely tough game to call with Big Ben out of the mix, but DeAngelo Williams has been playing so well in the absence of Le'Veon Bell and Cleveland has the worst rush defense in the league. You never know with the AFC North, but Pittsburgh has too much on the line from a playoff perspective to drop this game.

 

STEELERS 17 BROWNS 10

 

JACKSONVILLE (+6) at BALTIMORE

I am surprised that the Jaguars are +6 after putting on a decent showing against a very strong New York Jets team. Baltimore has the same record as the Jaguars with no playmakers on the offensive side of the ball and they gets the Jaguars a week after their defense allowed the least amount of rushing yards vs. an opposing player with at least 20 carries in NFL history. The Ravens secondary has also been atrocious this year, allowing the most yards to WRs in the NFL this year. Bad news: they get the Allens this week.

 

JAGUARS 27 RAVENS 23

 

MINNESOTA (EVEN) at OAKLAND

Derek Carr vs. Teddy Bridgewater. This match up is going to settle a lot of debates as long as Teddy is cleared to play after being in concussion protocol all week. The individual match ups are also in favor of the Raiders, with Aldon Smith and Khalil Mack rushing some average tackles, Dan Williams plugging up Adrian Peterson's running game, and Derek Carr having enough options on offense to test the Vikings defense between Amari, Crabtree and Murray.

 

RAIDERS 24 VIKINGS 20

 

NEW ENGLAND (-7.5) at NY GIANTS

There's just something about Tom Coughlin and the Giants that seems to stump Belichick. Their NFL kryptonite, per se. But I don't think they get the Pats this time. Brady has too big of a chip on his shoulder this year and Gronk is going to be a match up nightmare vs the Giants' unathletic linebackers.

 

PATRIOTS 41 GIANTS 23

 

KANSAS CITY (+5.5) at DENVER

The Chiefs almost got away with one vs. the Broncos earlier in the season, but that was at Arrowhead. This is definitely a game which the Broncos probably wish they had Joe Thomas to try and offset Justin Houston, and the Chiefs edge rushers should create a lot of trouble for the Broncos offense this week. Regardless, the Chiefs offense just has no juice to compete with this dominant Broncos defense. Demarcus Ware may be injured, but Shaquill Barrett is a very good football player.

 

BRONCOS 17 CHIEFS 10

 

ARIZONA (+3) at SEATTLE

Very sexy Sunday Night Football match up in the NFC West. Take into consideration the game is in Seattle and the Seahawks know that their back is up against the wall to make the playoffs this year, I would be shocked if Seattle drops this game. Russell Wilson is going to have to use his legs a ton with Deone Bucannon taking Jimmy Graham out of this game, but Wilson is up to it.

 

SEAHAWKS 23 CARDINALS 17

 

HOUSTON (+10.5) at CINCINNATI

Woof. What a terrible Monday Night Football match up. Brian Hoyer and Alfred Blue are no match for this Bengals defense, and the Texans will have trouble getting to Andy Dalton behind his strong offensive line. The Bengals undefeated streak continues to Week 11.

 

BENGALS 31 TEXANS 10

 

All betting lines are from Bovada from ESPN.com.

 

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