This week in the NFL is full of fascinating matchups, such as Eagles-Redskins, Patriots-Steelers, and Cowboys-Giants.
With the 2010-11 NFL season more than half over, Week 10 will prove to be a crucial week for teams in the hunt for a Super Bowl appearance, while it could also completely shatter playoff hopes for others.
Can Michael Vick lead the Philadelphia Eagles to another big victory?
Will the Buffalo Bills finally record a win?
Can the Dallas Cowboys snap their 5-game losing streak and attempt a comeback run at the playoffs?
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In a battle between two of the more dominant teams in the NFL this season, the Ravens shall come out victorious.
The Ravens are one of the most feared teams in football, having only lost twice so far this year by less than five points each game. Expect a tight game with Joe Flacco throwing a touchdown late in the contest to put the Baltimore Ravens ahead.
Predicted Outcome: Baltimore Ravens 27 - Atlanta Falcons 23
The Buffalo Bills should finally get their first win of the 2010-11 season against the also struggling Detroit Lions. The Lions have one of the worst defenses in the NFL, allowing an average of 361.2 yards per game.
On the other hand, Buffalo surprisingly has one of the most effective passing defenses in the NFL this year, holding their opponents to an average of 193.4 yards per game, which ranks sixth overall. The Bills' rushing defense has been their main problem this season, allowing an average of 178.3 yards per game on the ground.
This week, Buffalo should be able to survive their poor rush defense, facing the weak rushing attack of the Detroit Lions, who only average 81.8 yards each game.
Predicted Outcome: Detroit Lions 20 - Buffalo Bills 23
After getting off to a 2-5 start, Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings came up with a huge overtime win against the Arizona Cardinals, which should get their season back on track. With a win this week against Chicago and then another one against fellow division rival Green Bay Packers, the Vikings would be 5-5 and right back in the playoff hunt.
Favre is beginning to realize that this will be his last year, so you can expect his best from the future Hall-of-Famer. After a career high performance of 446 yards, you can bet that he'll be back in the groove for the remainder of the season.
Predicted Outcome: Minnesota Vikings 30 - Chicago Bears 20
The Jets fought back in a game that was seeming to slip away last week against the Detroit Lions. Mark Sanchez had an outstanding performance throwing for over 300 yards. Against the 25th overall ranked passing defense of the Cleveland Browns, Sanchez should build off of his previous outing.
In a statement game, the Jets blow out the Cleveland Browns with "the Sanchise" making a breakthrough performance scoring numerous touchdowns.
Predicted Outcome: New York Jets 41 - Cleveland Browns 17
After a tough loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, Peyton Manning will not lose this Sunday against the Bengals. Cincinnati is having a frustrating season that will not get much better in Week 10, stretching their losing streak to six games.
The Bengals have an extremely tough schedule this year, which they could just not overcome. Although they've lost their last five games, the margin of defeat has not been more than eight points. This will be a close game because of Cincinnati's lethal offensive talent, but the Colts shall prevail in the end.
Predicted Outcome: Cincinnati Bengals 23 - Indianapolis Colts 30
With the addition of Randy Moss alongside Vince Young and Chris Johnson, the Tennessee Titans become a very dangerous team.
The Titans offense will be too much for the Dolphins defense to handle, having too many scoring options to stop.
Predicted Outcome: Tennessee Titans 34 - Miami Dolphins 20
The Carolina Panthers are one of the worst teams in the NFL this season, winning only one game so far, against San Francisco by just three points. These two teams already met this year, with Tampa Bay winning on the road by a score of 20-7.
The Buc's will beat out the Panthers once again, coming closer to reaching the top of the NFC South.
Predicted Outcome: Carolina Panthers 17 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30
In what will be an extremely competitive divisional game, the Houston Texans are looking to beat the Jaguars, snapping a two-game losing streak. With the AFC South pretty much up for grabs, every divisional game could have playoff relevance.
Houston has a much more effective offense than the Jacksonville Jaguars, which will show early in this game. What would seem to be a close, tight game will end up in quite a blowout.
Predicted Outcome: Houston Texans 31 - Jacksonville Jaguars 17
After a disappointing overtime loss to their divisional rival Oakland Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs will be looking to bounce back when they travel to Denver to take on the Broncos.
The Broncos are coming off of a bye week and a four game losing streak. Expect that streak to continue for at least another week. Denver has the second worst rushing defense in the National Football League, giving up an average of 154.6 rushing yards per game.
Denver's inability to stop the run will hurt them tremendously this Sunday, as they go up against the number one overall rushing attack of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Predicted Outcome: Kansas City Chiefs 27 - Denver Broncos 16
The New York Giants have one the of the best records in the NFL, and are also in the top 10 of almost every major team statistical category. The Giants have the second overall passing defense and second overall rushing defense in the league.
This will prove to be an incredibly difficult test for the struggling Dallas Cowboys, who have now lost five games in a row. If the Cowboys want to have any chance at winning, their defense must step up. Dallas has given up at least 35 points in each of the last three games.
In a game that seems like the Cowboys will pull away with the upset, Eli Manning and the Giants make a glorious comeback.
Predicted Outcome: Dallas Cowboys 24 - New York Giants 30
In a big divisional game, the Seattle Seahawks will look to defeat the Arizona Cardinals for the second time this season.
In their first bout this season, Seattle outplayed Arizona by a score of 22-10. Arizona should put up more of a fight this time around, with their offense showing more productivity in recent weeks.
Predicted Outcome: Seattle Seahawks 27 - Arizona Cardinals 24
Troy Smith saw his first start as quarterback this season against the Denver Broncos in Week 8, and boy did he impress. Smith completed 12 of 19 passes for 196 yards, one touchdown and a 115.2 QB rating. He looks to have a similar performance this week against the St. Louis Rams.
The Rams give up an average of 216.1 passing yards per game, so the odds look good for Smith. Troy fits with this offense a lot better than Alex Smith, and if he can come up big again this Sunday, the Ohio State alumnus might just take over the starting position.
Predicted Outcome: St. Louis Rams 20 - San Francisco 49ers 27
This Sunday night, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers will be going head-to-head against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in what promises to an exciting matchup. The Steelers have won three out of their last four games, while New England has won five out of its last six games.
With each team being led by one of the best quarterbacks in the game today, whoever gets their running game going will come out victorious.
In a nail-biting overtime game, the Steelers win by a field goal.
Predicted Outcome: New England Patriots 24 - Pittsburgh Steelers 27 in Overtime
This week's Monday night game is between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins.
Donovan McNabb led the Redskins to a W in the first game against his old team, 17-12. This time around, Michael Vick is expected to play the entire game, which will most likely end in a different result.
So far this season, Vick is 3-0 in games that he played from start to finish. This Monday should be an interesting one.
Predicted Outcome: Philadelphia Eagles 34 - Washington Redskins 28
Green Bay Packers(6-3)
New Orleans Saints(6-3)
San Diego Chargers(4-5)