This week in the NFL the games crank up early with the first Thursday game since opening night as the Baltimore Ravens take on the Atlanta Falcons on November 11th. There are plenty of weeks where the underdogs stand out but this is not one of those weeks. The favorites look like the play and it may be another Black Sunday for the sportsbooks in Las Vegas and bookies across the country. The following five games are the best five picks of NFL Week 10.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts -6.5: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Cincinnati Bengals made a valiant effort to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football but they fell just short. Now comes the weekend after. Teams that have played the Pittsburgh Steelers in the previous week have not fared well on average.
Throw out the New Orleans Saints in that equation as they beat the Carolina Panthers senseless after their win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Take the Indianapolis Colts -6.5 points over the Cincinnati Bengals. Full breakdown of Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts.
Minnesota Vikings -1 vs Chicago Bears: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
It looks like the Randy Moss situation has taken pressure off of Brett Favre and now he is ready to get in the swing of things. Favre had the best game of his career last weekend and looked like the fractures in his foot, tendinitis in his arm and laceration on his chin did not exist.
Favre led his Minnesota Viking teammates to a hard fought win over the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings take on the Chicago Bears with a weak offensive line and no running game. Take the Minnesota Vikings -1 over the Chicago Bears. Full breakdown of Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.
Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants -10: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Dallas Cowboys are beyond a mess this season and now with the departure of Wade Phillips and the promotion of Jason Garrett the question why has to enter into even the players minds. Garrett is running the anemic offense that has yet to produce.
On the other side of the ball is the New York Giants areone of the most brutal defenses in the NFL. Chalk up Jason Garrett’s first game as an NFL head coach as a loss. Take the New York Giants -10 over the Dallas Cowboys in a romp. Full breakdown of Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants.
New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers -4: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
Many NFL experts are going to say the New England Patriots were exposed in their game against the Cleveland Browns. They will say they cannot stop the run. That is not the issue with the New England Patriots. They cannot tackle and they are soft on defense.
That is the problem with the Patriots. The PIttsburgh Steelers on the other sideline are brutal on defense and they not only know how to tackle but they know how inflict pain on the opposition. Take the Pittsburgh Steelers -4 points over the New England Patriots. Full breakdown of New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers.
Philadelphia Eagles -3 vs Washington Redskins: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
Michael Vick and the Philadlphia Eagles went out and beat a Super Bowl contending team, the Indianapolis Colts, in their last game and now they come upon a Washington Redskins team that is in a state of disarray. Donovan McNabb may or may not be under center for the Washington Redskins for this game but if he is not the line should be -12 in the favor of the Eagles. Take the Philadelphia Eagles -3 over the Washington Redskins. Full breakdown of Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Redskins.
The following nine games are good for playing office pools and possible knockout games if needed but be careful when taking these teams.
Ravens Vs Falcons: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Seahawks Vs Cardinals: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Rams Vs 49ers: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Chiefs Vs Broncos: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Panthers Vs Buccaneers: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Jets Vs Browns: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Lions Vs Bills: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Titans Vs Dolphins: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Texans Vs Jaguars: Las Vegas Lines & Pick Against the Spread