With six teams on their bye weeks, the NFL’s Week 10 slate is a bit light. Still, there are ample games with potential playoff implications.
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Los Angeles Chargers (-1) at Oakland Raiders
Toughest game of the week to pick. The Chargers (4-5) are more talented but the Raiders (4-4) are playing well and are at home. Also, Derek Carr has quietly been one of the better quarterbacks in football over the past month. Taking the home team by a whisker.
Pick: Oakland 24, Los Angeles 23
Arizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4.5)
The Cardinals (3-5-1) beat horrific teams, but are the Buccaneers (2-6) in that category? I don’t think so, despite the record. Tampa Bay scores points but as always, it comes down to whether Jameis Winston turns the ball over.
Pick: Tampa Bay 30, Arizona 27
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (-13)
This is going to be a clowning. The Saints (7-1) are the NFL’s best team, at home, off a bye, playing the Falcons (1-7). Have you see the Falcons? Atlanta isn’t remotely interested in playing defense, and who knows the status of Matt Ryan. Blowout city.
Pick: New Orleans 37, Atlanta 20
Baltimore Ravens (-10) at Cincinnati Bengals
Ryan Finley is starting his first NFL game against the Ravens (6-2) this weekend. Good luck. The Bengals (0-8) are willfully trotting a rookie quarterback out to face the most blitz-happy team in the league with Earl Thomas, Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters in the secondary. This is real life.
Pick: Baltimore 26, Cincinnati 9