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NFL Week 10 Predictions: Picking Winners for Every Game
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With some top teams playing each other and high-powered offenses going head-to-head, Week 10 of the 2013 NFL season is bound to be an exciting one.

We already saw a pretty exciting game on Thursday Night Football, with the Minnesota Vikings pulling off the 34-27 upset over the Washington Redskins.  Robert Griffin III may have thrown for three touchdowns, but the defense couldn't bail Washington out, as Adrian Peterson and the Vikings scored 20 unanswered points to win the game.

With one game already out of the way, let's go ahead and pick the winners for the rest of Week 10, followed by a breakdown of some of the most intriguing games.

Week 10 NFL Predictions
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Philadelphia Eagles 17-20 Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars 10-28 Tennessee Titans
Buffalo Bills 27-20 Pittsburgh Steelers
Oakland Raiders 13-21 New York Giants
St. Louis Rams 17-28 Indianapolis Colts
Seattle Seahawks 27-21 Atlanta Falcons
Cincinnati Bengals 24-20 Baltimore Ravens
Detroit Lions 30-20 Chicago Bears
Carolina Panthers 24-28 San Francisco 49ers
Houston Texans 21-20 Arizona Cardinals
Denver Broncos 38-27 San Diego Chargers
Dallas Cowboys 28-31 New Orleans Saints
Miami Dolphins 13-21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Predictions by Tyler Brooke

 

Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) at Green Bay Packers (5-3)

Date: Sunday, Nov. 10

Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: FOX

Prediction: 20-17, Packers

Can the Green Bay Packers take down the Philadelphia Eagles without Aaron Rodgers?  If there was any year they could win without him, it would probably be this one.

Seneca Wallace didn't play well against the Chicago Bears, throwing for just 114 yards and an interception.  But with a full week of practice with the starters, he should be able to play better than he did on Monday Night Football.

The Packers will have to rely heavily on their run game in this one, and that means more carries for Eddie Lacy, who has had a terrific start to his career.  He's run for 596 yards and four touchdowns while the Packers are third in rushing, averaging 148,6 yards per game on the ground.

While the defense struggled against the Bears, it has been solid overall.  The good news is that it'll likely be with Clay Matthews, who has been absent with a broken thumb.  Albert Breer from NFL Network confirmed that Matthews is listed as probable.

This defense should be able to handle Nick Foles better than the Oakland Raiders did.  Foles threw seven touchdowns against them, tying an NFL record, and has yet to throw an interception.

That will change against the Packers.  With Matthews back, that pass rush will be in full force and cause Foles to make some mistakes.  Meanwhile, the Eagles defense, which is giving up well over 400 yards per game, won't be able to keep Green Bay in check, giving the Packers the chance to squeeze out a big victory without their star quarterback.

 

Cincinnati Bengals (6-3) at Baltimore Ravens (3-5)

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Date: Sunday, Nov. 10

Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: CBS

Prediction: 24-20, Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are the only team with a winning record in the AFC North, but they're still going to need to get through the Baltimore Ravens if they want to win their division.

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Unfortunately, the defense is going to be in trouble without Geno Atkins and Leon Hall, who are both done for the year.  Still, it shouldn't have too much trouble against the Baltimore running game, which is last in the NFL with just 2.8 yards per carry.

Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce are struggling behind their offensive line, and it's killing the offense.  Joe Flacco has tried to make plays through the air, but he's thrown nine interceptions and just 10 touchdowns.

Andy Dalton looked great during the team's win streak, even throwing five touchdowns against the New York Jets.  But then he threw three interceptions against the Miami Dolphins, including one to Brent Grimes who returned it 96 yards for a touchdown.  Although he probably won't have a big game against the Ravens, who have a solid defense, it's unlikely that he throws another three interceptions.

Based on the Ravens' offensive struggles, I expect the Bengals to win this one.  However, Cincinnati is going to have to prove that it can still play well defensively without Atkins and Hall before it can be considered a contender in the AFC.

 

Carolina Panthers (5-3) at San Francisco 49ers (6-2)

Date: Sunday, Nov. 10

Time: 4:05 p.m. ET

TV: FOX

Prediction: 28-24, 49ers

With the exception of the Kansas City Chiefs, these are probably the two hottest teams in the NFL right now.

The Carolina Panthers have won their last four games by a combined score of 130-48.  Meanwhile, after losing two consecutive games, the San Francisco 49ers have won five straight, scoring at least 31 points in every one.

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This game will be decided in the trenches.  The 49ers are the league's best running team, averaging 153 rushing yards per game.  The Panthers do a great job stuffing the run, allowing just 79.1 yards per game on the ground, while also allowing just 13.3 points.

Quarterback play will also be a very important factor.  Cam Newton has scored 10 total touchdowns and thrown just two interceptions during the Panthers' win streak, while Colin Kaepernick has started to use his legs more, running for 122 yards and three scores over the past two games.

While the Panthers have been so dominant, they've also been playing some weaker opponents.  They won't be able to pull out the win, but this game should continue to prove that Carolina is a legitimate threat in the NFC.

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