Week 10 NFL Picks: Guaranteed Locks on the Looming Schedule

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent INovember 8, 2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to pass against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 30, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York.New England won 52-28.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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There is no reason to get bounced from survivor pools this week. There are three locks where the predictions are as good as gold. 

So let's get into the locks for this week, and below that you will find my pick for every game. 

Winner is marked in bold, and the home team comes second. 

Buffalo vs. New England Patriots

This game is a lock for the Patriots. It is always a lock. They have won 17 of the last 18 in this divisional rivalry, and they've beaten Buffalo 11 straight times at home.

Also, check out this stat provided by ESPN's James Walker: "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 19-2 in his career against the Bills. It’s the second-best record of any quarterback against one team since the NFL merger in 1970."

The Bills' defense has been shockingly inept. They are 31st against the rush and 24th against the pass. The Patriots' offense will be able to do whatever they want in this one. 

Offensively, the Bills have been an outstanding rushing team, but the Patriots' rush defense has been solid this year, and they are eighth in the league against the rush. New England will win handily. 

Prediction: Patriots 37, Bills 20


New York Jets vs. Seattle

The Seahawks are an insanely easy team to predict. They will win at home and lose on the road. It has been going on like this for years now. Sure, there are exceptions, but they are few and far between. 

Seattle is 4-0 at home and 1-4 on the road this year. 

Well, they are at home for this one, and that is bad news for New York. Adding fuel to this fire is the fact that the Seahawks' outstanding pass defense is going to make life extremely difficult for the Jets. Also, Seattle would just as soon run the ball as much as possible, which shouldn't be too hard against the Jets and their 29th-ranked rush defense. 

Prediction: Seahawks 23, Jets 13


Kansas City vs. Pittsburgh

Here is a golden tip: If you are looking for a lock, take the team the Chiefs are playing. Kansas City is terrible, and things only appear to be getting worse. 

This team is a sinking ship, and from top to bottom this organization is going to look entirely different next year. 

Meanwhile, the Steelers have won three straight and are looking increasingly elite. Their pass defense has been outstanding, and Ben Roethlisberger is playing as well as anyone in the league. 

I wouldn't expect the outcome of this one to ever be in serious doubt. 

Prediction: Steelers 24, Chiefs 6


More Week 10 Picks

Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville 

New York Giants vs. Cincinnati 

San Diego vs. Tampa Bay

Denver vs. Carolina

Tennessee vs. Miami

Oakland vs. Baltimore

Atlanta vs. New Orleans 

Detroit vs. Minnesota

Dallas vs. Philadelphia 

St. Louis vs. San Francisco

Houston vs. Chicago


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