Week 10 NFL picks straight up: Eagles bury Cowboys; Packers deal with Dolphins | NFL


Does a sport this late within the season between two groups that don’t have profitable information actually deserve the prime-time highlight and the hype? Cease, you already know the reply. It’s the Cowboys. It’s the world-champion Eagles. It’s a rivalry. The playoffs are at stake. It’s all of the NFL and networks may need.

That’s what’s in retailer for the nation Sunday night time in Philadelphia for Week 10. No, it’s not the riveting offensive show of final week’s Rams-Saints sport, or the legendary quarterback showdown the Patriots and Packers offered. However for fairly clear-cut aggressive causes — the loser might be on life help within the division and the playoff race — you’ll be able to’t go improper with this one.

Don’t apologize for watching. Now, if you cannot watch for the Monday night time sport, nicely …

Week 10 NFL picks towards the unfold

Week 10 NFL picks, predictions

(All occasions ET)

Carolina Panthers (6-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2-1)

Thursday, 8:20 p.m., Fox, NFL Community, Amazon Prime

The schedule-makers dialed up a superb one, type of the way in which Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner is dialing up magic for Cam Newton and the fellows. The sport has the same old caveat, in fact, of wishing this did not bear the burden of groups enjoying on brief relaxation. Nonetheless, the Panthers and Steelers each received themselves out of worrisome begins to hit the season’s second half enjoying their finest. Additionally they get each Newton and Ben Roethlisberger at their peaks (and enjoying like clones of one another, quiet because it’s saved).

Prediction: Panthers, 26-24

New Orleans Saints (7-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

The Bengals started their return from their bye ready out the information about A.J. Inexperienced and his foot. As he goes, so go the Bengals, and so they have the very best shot of denying the Steelers the AFC North and the place they often occupy. The Saints may make all of it moot, although, as a result of currently, no one can cease them.

Prediction: Saints, 38-28

Detroit Lions (3-5) at Chicago Bears (5-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

The Bears can take sole possession of first place within the NFC North with a win, one thing zero folks anticipated from them this late within the season. It is nonetheless not clear whether or not they are often trusted, however it’s clear you’ll be able to’t belief the Lions. They suffered instantly from the Golden Tate commerce of their loss to the Vikings, if just for signaling that they had been enjoying for subsequent 12 months already. The Bears staff that smothered and turned over the Payments final week will not be the staff the Lions have to see now.

Prediction: Bears, 34-14

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New England Patriots (6-2) at Tennessee Titans (4-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

Is it honest to tout this as a playoff rematch, seeing as how Invoice Belichick and Co. are unlikely to even acknowledge it? The Titans will really feel it, for what it’s price, and so they’re simply unpredictable sufficient to make this attention-grabbing — they beat the Eagles and Cowboys, however in between misplaced three in a row. The Patriots’ protection is creeping towards its playoff groove, which isn’t what Marcus Mariota must see even after his bounce-back sport Monday night time.

Prediction: Patriots, 23-19

Atlanta Falcons (4-4) at Cleveland Browns (2-6-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

For a staff that has misplaced so many key gamers on each side of the ball, the Falcons have turned themselves right into a menace regardless of their 1-Four begin. The burden of the Julio Jones landing drought is lifted, not that it ever slowed his manufacturing in each different facet of the sport. The Browns below a distinct coach stay simply ok to lose in irritating trend. The protection that has held it personal a lot of the season received smoked by the Chiefs, and nobody ought to anticipate significantly better towards Matt Ryan and the remainder.

Prediction: Falcons, 30-17

Arizona Cardinals (2-6) at Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (8-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

It will be simple for the Chiefs, the highest-scoring staff within the NFL, to look previous this sport, towards an offense that’s nonetheless dragging the underside of the rankings. However the Chargers are staying on the Chiefs’ backs, so the quicker Patrick Mahomes dispatches with the Cardinals, the higher.

Prediction: Chiefs, 37-17

Washington Redskins (5-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

Washington has to determine find out how to maintain its lead within the NFC East with three starters on its offensive line out this week (two of them gone for the season). The Bucs’ protection will assist. The Bucs’ offense, which managed to tug itself collectively late of their loss to the Panthers final week, won’t. The Falcons lit up a Washington protection supposedly improved with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Ryan Fitzpatrick and people receivers are able to doing the identical.

Prediction: Buccaneers, 33-24

Buffalo Payments (2-7) at New York Jets (3-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

The Jets don’t seem to be they’re a sport higher than the Payments; not the way in which they’ve performed of their three-game dropping streak. Relying on the progress of Josh Allen for the Payments, this might be a showdown of rookie franchise quarterbacks who had been picked 4 slots aside, with the Jets trotting out Sam Darnold. That’s a variety of potential interceptions, and people probabilities develop if the infamous Nathan Peterman is compelled again into motion.

Prediction: Jets, 19-13

Jacksonville Jaguars (3-5) at Indianapolis Colts (3-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

How far the Jaguars have fallen since falling a sport in need of the Tremendous Bowl final January, and since rolling the Patriots to leap to 2-Zero this 12 months. They lately had been bumped out of their Sunday night time date subsequent week, and who can blame the NFL for flexing out of this nosedive? The Colts have found an offensive line and a working sport, which helps Andrew Luck enormously.

Prediction: Colts, 27-18

Los Angeles Chargers (6-2) at Oakland Raiders (1-7)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., Fox

The Chargers may have spared themselves future complications by altering kickers once more after final week’s near-disaster in Seattle. Earlier this 12 months, they dealt with the Raiders with ease in entrance of a pro-Raiders crowd in their very own constructing, and now they’re in place to deal with them much more simply in Oakland. The Raiders have had further time to lick their wounds from the humiliation by the 49ers final Thursday. Ponder this: Nick Mullens lit them up, and now they get … Philip Rivers.

Prediction: Chargers, 36-21

Seattle Seahawks (4-5) at Los Angeles Rams (8-1)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

The Seahawks are proving to be precisely what most anticipated them to be: round .500, a Russell Wilson one-man present, a protection that’s a shadow of its former self, nonetheless able to staying shut. That every one summed up these groups’ first assembly, a 33-31 Rams win in Seattle final month. This sport will take a look at how the Rams deal with their first loss. The protection was a sieve towards the Saints, however most are. Closing that hole from their earlier assembly continues to be an excessive amount of to ask of the Seahawks.

Prediction: Rams, 30-24

Miami Dolphins (5-4) at Inexperienced Bay Packers (3-4-1)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

It is probably time to cease dreaming of a Packers staff gallantly being carried on Aaron Rodgers’ again to a string of dramatic wins towards lengthy odds. The chances are too lengthy as a result of the roster round him is just too skinny. If the Dolphins had been higher geared up, they might go into Lambeau and steal one. They’re too flawed themselves, although, and their most up-to-date two wins, over the Bears and Jets by a complete of 10 factors, proves it.

Prediction: Packers, 23-13

Dallas Cowboys (3-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-4)

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Early Monday night time, the Cowboys had been in place towards the Titans to take over the sport, get again to .500, dive again into the division race and make this an much more dramatic duel with the Eagles. They failed on all counts, although, and now it’s the Eagles, with Golden Tate readily available to assist, in place to launch a second-half run and chase down ailing Washington. Assume nothing about these Eagles, however they’re trending in the other way from the Cowboys.

Prediction: Eagles, 31-16

New York Giants (1-7) at San Francisco 49ers (2-7)

Monday, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

The Monday night time video games can’t be flexed, sadly, so per week after statistically the worst prime-time matchup ever between the Raiders and these identical 49ers, right here come a pair of seven-loss groups in early November. Not less than the Giants didn’t lose final week because of their bye. That additionally means Eli Manning didn’t get sacked; nevertheless, solely six groups come into this week with extra sacks than the 49ers’ 24. An precise profitable streak for the Nick Mullens crew? Why not?

Prediction: 49ers, 20-9

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