NFL Week 10 Predictions: Projecting Biggest Blowouts

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer INovember 7, 2012

Aug 30, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA;   Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) and quarterback Brady Quinn (9) warm up before game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.  Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE


They are the kind of games that make the winners parade around like they are kings and the losers turn into Eeyores.

Sometimes, blowouts are inevitable in the NFL, like a good ol' fashioned Tim Tebow controversy. You look at the two teams playing each other and you almost feel like sending a consoling letter to the destined loser...before the game even starts.

So, without further ado, here's a look at the teams you should send consoling letters to in Week 10 of the 2012-2013 NFL season.


Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

The New England Patriots just beat the St. Louis Rams 45-7. The Buffalo Bills just lost to the Houston Texans 21-9.

The Patriots are averaging 32.8 points per game, tops in the NFL. The Bills are allowing 31.0 points per game, 27th in the league.

Oh yeah, and there's also the fact that the Bills lost to the Patriots in Week 4, 52-28.

Prediction: New England 40, Buffalo 24


St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers

The Rams certainly aren't going in the right direction. After winning three of their first five games, they have lost their last three games, including the ugly affair against the Patriots last week.

I don't expect the 49ers to pile on the points like New England did, but that doesn't mean they won't dominate the Rams. The defense alone should be enough to gain separation.

The Rams are averaging 17.1 points this season (28th in the NFL), and the 49ers are allowing a league-low 12.9 points per game.

Prediction: San Francisco 24, St. Louis 10


Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Chiefs have not only lost their last five games (including a 31-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers last week), they are also allowing a league-worst 8.9 yards per pass attempt. 

That doesn't bode well against a Steelers offense that generally needs to pass with Ben Roethlisberger to win.

There's also the fact that the Steelers are allowing 5.9 yards per pass attempt (second-best in the NFL). Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn have combined to average 6.3 yards per attempt (29th in the league).

Prediction: Pittsburgh 31, Kansas City 16


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