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NFL picks, predictions against spread Week 10: Chiefs rip Raiders; Packers nip Seahawks; Cowboys, Bills rebound

There is a person phrase to describe what occurred with the mostly astonishing success of 7 days nine in the NFL: Brutal. Right after rolling of late with our game picks and predictions versus the distribute, Vegas place up a several traps and it was hard to stay away from slipping into all of them.

At initial glance, the quantities for 7 days 10 appear a little a lot more ordinary and workable, but there are a number of a lot more important “choose ’em” matchups on the slate with slight favorites on a person side. There are fourteen a lot more chances to get points ideal after surviving and batting close to .500 very last week.

So what are our pigskin prognostications for this week? It really is time dive headfirst into the latest fearless NFL forecast:

(Sport odds courtesy of FanDuel)

Titans, Patriots, Cardinals step up Cowboys, Expenditures, Raiders fade for 7 days 10

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NFL picks versus the distribute for 7 days 10

Sunday eight:twenty p.m. ET, NBC

The Chiefs are a better team than the Raiders. They have received 11 of the previous thirteen meetings. They figured out a several a lot more points defensively very last week and also cleaned up their offense. Derek Carr strike a funk in New York at the identical time Patrick Mahomes regained his turnover-free of charge self-assurance. There really should be a alternatively professional Chiefs crowd in Vegas aiding the result in, also. Mahomes goes back to being Mahomes in driving Kansas Metropolis ideal previous Carr.

Pick: Chiefs acquire 30-24 and cover the distribute.

Thursday eight:twenty p.m. ET, Fox, NFL Community, Amazon Prime Video

Lamar Jackson and Marquise “Hollywood” Brown experienced their breakout social gathering the very last time they went household to South Florida for a game, 7 days 1 of 2019. They have emerged as a person of the leading quarterback-vast receiver combos and have a lot of enable from Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews. The Dolphins’ defense has been taking part in better, but it nevertheless can wilt versus the run and give up large move performs. With most likely a lot more of Jacoby Brissett on the other side, this will be a Miami walkover for Baltimore.

Pick: Ravens win 38-10 and cover the distribute.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Expenditures took the Jaguars lightly and acquired stuck with an unsightly decline with none of their regular offense featuring Josh Allen. But their defense was on position versus a weaker passing game and it will occur out offended on the street for not being rewarded. Buffalo will simplify its attack not forcing large performs as Allen does a lot more dinking, dunking and running all about the Jets.

Pick: Expenditures acquire 34-10 and cover the distribute.

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Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

The Eagles current a poor matchup for the hosts. They will squeeze their defense on Teddy Bridgewater and will load up to comprise the Broncos’ running game. Denver is prime for.a letdown after expending key energy to get down Dallas. Jalen Hurts’ running and intermediate passing will established up the Eagles to steal this game late. Philadelphia’s defense also tends to exhibit up versus constrained offenses.

Pick: Eagles acquire 23-twenty.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Jaguars now have two household wins of diverse kinds, discipline-intention escapes in London and Jacksonville. They’ve been a poor street team, nonetheless, in the initial calendar year with Trevor Lawrence and Urban Meyer. The Colts are likely to get treatment of enterprise versus poor teams at household because of their relentless running with Jonathan Taylor and other people to hold Carson Wentz in a ease and comfort zone spreading the ball close to for Frank Reich. The Colts get to .500 by taking benefit of yet another plum matchup in Indy.

Pick: Colts acquire 31-17 and cover the distribute.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The.Browns acquired their total groove back in Cincinnati. The Patriots did dispatch Carolina to match records with this week’s opponent, but they are stil extremely dependent on large defensive performs and the run to acquire online games. The Browns will run hard on New England’s front with Nick Chubb and defensively drive Mac Jones into a lot more mistakes opposite Baker Mayfield.

Pick: Browns acquire 23-twenty.

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Sunday 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Falcons would be an NFC playoff team at 4-4. The Cowboys are nevertheless in excellent placement to acquire the NFC East at seven-two, but after dropping a person terribly at household to the Broncos very last week, will not get yet another .500 team with some talent lightly. Dak Prescott will glance a lot more like himself passing from wire to wire versus a poor move hurry and secondary. Matt Ryan will be stuck in a person-dimensional method and not heve firepower to capture up.

Pick: Cowboys acquire forty two-27 and cover the distribute.

  • Saints at Titans (-two.five, 45 o/u)

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Saints are a hard team to determine out because of their offensive volatility. But after some hiccups defensively versus the Falcons, they will get back on monitor. They can erase the Titans’ ability running game and can comprise A.J. Brown with Marshon Lattimore. They also will get some good stress on Ryan Tannehill. The Saints are having a little a lot more from vast receiver and Alvin Kamara to improve Trevor Siemian. They will steal this struggle of attrition, developing on their sturdy street performances.

Pick: Saints acquire twenty-17.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Bucs and WFT are both of those coming off byes. Tom Brady really should reload with his weapons and be extremely focused for a playoff rematch on the street. Washington really should be more healthy to be a lot more aggressive offensively, but even with a several defensive fixes, will be picked apart by the GOAT. 

Pick: Buccaneers acquire 34-twenty and cover the distribute.

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  • Lions at Steelers (-eight.five, 43 o/u)

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Lions will hope to perform hard ample to get a acquire at some position after their bye. Which is not taking place here. The Steelers will run all about them with rookie Najee Harris and there’s also no a person on the back conclude to stop their wideouts from producing large performs. On the other side, T.J. Watt and pals will clean up a lot when teeing off on Jared Goff.

Pick: Steelers win 27-fourteen and cover the distribute.

Sunday 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

The Vikings really don’t fare nicely in shut online games. The Chargers have discovered how to complete individuals kinds of online games considerably better with Justin Herbert and brandon Staley. Minnesota’s secondary is dreadful and the move hurry is constrained, environment up Herbert to light it up with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Austin Ekeler’s velocity and quickness out of the backfield is also a handful. The Vikings will stay in this game with a chunk of Dalvin Cook dinner, but glance for L.A.’s move defense to stop Kirk Cousins when it counts most once again in the fourth quarter.

Pick: Chargers acquire 31-27 and cover the distribute.

Sunday 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

The Panthers are attempting to determine out regardless of whether they really should begin Sam Darnold at quarterback. It doesn’t seriously make any difference if it can be him or P.J. Walker in the desert, and it doesn’t make any difference once again regardless of whether Kyler Murray or DeAndre Hopkins perform for the Cardinals. They proved they can acquire by running the ball and spreading the ball close to in the passing game, backed up by aggressive defense. Christian McCaffrey will continue on to do what he can running and obtaining, but he’s on a playmaking island with Darnold dragging down the wideouts.

Pick: Cardinals acquire 31-14 and cover the distribute.

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Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

The Seahawks are having Russell Wilson back. The Packers really should get Aaron Rodgers back. Seattle will be itching to force back toward .500 with its&indispensable passing chief versus a hurting Eco-friendly Bay cornerback corps. But the Packers will counter with a lot of Aaron Jones versus a weak run defense, supported by perform-motion large performs of their individual with Rodgers. This will be the late afternoon game we predicted in between Rodgers and Mahomes very last week, taking part in out in Lambeau with Rodgers and Wilson this week.

Pick: Packers acquire 27-24 but fail to cover the distribute.

Monday eight:15 p.m. ET, ESPN

This is a hard NFC West matchup to determine out after the success of 7 days nine. The Rams acquired slammed by the Titans at household, even though the 49ers laid a golden egg versus the Cardinals at household. The Rams are likely to perform better on the street and will be refocused beneath Sean McVay. There are good deal a lot more concerns about the 49ers beneath Kyle Shanahan that will not go absent after this game.

Pick: Rams acquire 24-20 but fail to cover the distribute.

Vinnie Iyer’s 2021 picks:

  • 7 days 9 record versus the distribute: seven-seven
  • 7 days nine document straight up: eight-six
  • Period ATS: 75-59
  • Period straight up: 90-46