NFL Week 10 Picks: 5 Stars Who Will Ensure Favorites Are Not Upset
Week 9 of the NFL season is in the books and division races are as close and exciting as they can possibly get.
There's a three way tie in the AFC East between New England, New York Jets and Buffalo, only a half game separates Baltimore, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, and only one game separates every team in the AFC West.
Week 10 will feature plenty of important division and conference matchups, but also several AFC-NFC games that are critical for both teams.
Who will it be in Week 10? Let's find out.
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1. Arizona vs. Philadelphia: DeSean Jackson
Prediction: Philadelphia 31, Arizona 17
Arizona provides them the perfect opportunity to get their offense back on track.
DeSean Jackson has always been a streaky player, and he's had a few subpar games in a row now. I expect him to breakout against the Cardinals with at least 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
2. Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis: Maurice Jones-Drew
Prediction: Jacksonville 24, Indianapolis 10
The Manning-less Colts are so bad that I can't envision picking them to win any game for the rest of the season.
MJD has had a very good season so far and the Colts defense has struggled to stop the run.
I expect Jones Drew to run for over 125 yards with at least one touchdown.
3. Tennessee vs. Carolina: Cam Newton
It's a crime that Carolina has only won two games. I've watched them all season and I think they are a legitimately good offensive team.
Tennessee has been sliding the past few weeks and I don't expect that slide to stop now.
Cam Newton is coming off a bye week and looking to get his third victory as a pro.
Expect Newton to throw for 325 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 75 yards and a touchdown.
4. Baltimore vs. Seattle: Ray Rice
Prediction: Baltimore 27, Seattle 17
Weird things happen when teams go out west. I don't expect Baltimore lose, but this game will probably be close for longer than you would expect.
Teams struggle to win in Seattle especially, so don't be surprised if the Seahawks somehow pull one out.
However, I think Ray Rice will be the difference-maker and enable the Ravens to finish off the inferior 'Hawks.
Look for Rice to rush for 75 yards and a touchdown and catch five passes for over 100 yards and a touchdown.
Big game coming for Rice.
5. NY Jets vs. New England: Mark Sanchez
Prediction: NY Jets 17, New England 13
This is undoubtedly the game of the week for the NFL in Week 10.
I'm expecting a back and forth battle that ultimately sees the Jets pull out an all important road victory.
The Patriots have proven that they aren't unstoppable this season and the Jets have been surging of late.
Watch for Darrelle Revis to have a big game, and for Mark Sanchez to do just enough to win the game.
Expect Sanchez to throw for 200 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
Rest of the Picks
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati - Pittsburgh wins 34-7
Buffalo at Dallas - Buffalo wins 24-14
Detroit at Chicago - Chicago wins 20-14
St. Louis at Cleveland - Cleveland wins 13-3
Minnesota at Green Bay - Green Bay wins 34-17