NFL Week 10 Picks: Las Vegas, Stick Em Up! Final Countdown for This Week

Thomas MorelandSenior Writer INovember 10, 2011

Phillip Rivers must stop the interceptions
Phillip Rivers must stop the interceptionsHarry How/Getty Images

Week 10 of the 2011 NFL season begins on Thursday night when San Diego hosts Oakland.

Both Philip Rivers and Carson Palmer have interception issues. Palmer has the excuse of learning a new system.

Rivers, though, has no excuse. He's thrown 14 interceptions and 11 touchdowns this season. Chargers WR Malcolm Floyd is still down, while Jacoby Ford is looking better as another option for Palmer and the Raiders offense.

San Diego almost beat Green Bay last week, and the offense is clearly warming up. Take the home team in this contest. The game will be close initially, but San Diego will pull away to win by 10 points or more.

The Saints are on the road facing Atlanta and are giving but a half point. Atlanta just needs to keep winning now. Atlanta in a field-goal game.

Buffalo will continue spiraling downward and will lose to the Cowboys in Dallas. Dallas is looking better, but so are the Giants and Eagles in this wide open division race.

Pittsburgh will go on the road and quickly burst the Cincinnati bubble. 7-2 simply sounds too good for the upstart Bengals. Hurry up and lose a couple more games, will ya? The Steelers cover the four points with hardly any difficulty.

Jackson always tough!
Jackson always tough!Layne Murdoch/Getty Images

I like the Rams this week against the Browns despite their injuries. I can't imagine telling anyone to take Cleveland to win them any money. Stephen Jackson is money. Take the Rams. You get 2.5 points. Oh joy.

I have no answer for Denver and Tebow—but Kansas City does. The option dies a horrible death in Kansas City this weekend. I like the Chiefs in their hostile home atmosphere. Kansas City 14 Denver 10.

Cam Newton, a rookie of the year candidate, will keep his campaign rolling with a win over Tennessee at home. Chris Johnson is missing from hundreds of fantasy football starting rosters. The rest of you—wake up!

We all know that Indianapolis will lose every game and draft Andrew Luck. Peyton Manning will get traded to the Dolphins. Take Jacksonville by three points to the bank.

The Dolphins will win their second in a row against the hapless Washington Redskins. Miami will cover the four and some—just like last week.

Philadelphia must be upset and will beat Arizona on the road by 20 points in an offensive onslaught. Kelvin Kolb will watch helplessly from the sideline, glad he is not playing.

Houston will continue to show it belongs in the playoffs this season with a road win in Tampa.

I ll have a Texan Runnin' Foster to go. Please.
I ll have a Texan Runnin' Foster to go. Please.Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images

Watch as Tampa Bay's helpless linemen attempt to catch Ben Tate and Arian Foster. Matt Schaub will carve this secondary up and the Texans' running game will keep rolling.

The Ravens will have an easy time with the Seahawks this weekend. Expect a blowout in this game. Baltimore by 15.

I like the Bears in a really close game against the Lions.The Bears cover, just like Vegas says, by three.

The 49ers are looking very tough at home, so let's just go with them against the Giants. The travel factor hits New York on this outing and Frank Gore wears their defense out. You only give four points, which is a popular number this week.

New England losing three games in a row? Really doubtful. Take Tom Brady in this game.

Green Bay is the pick each and every week, and will win this bet 70 percent of the time—or more. Play the odds and take the Packers and the over.

Great picks to you courtesy of NFL Mike.