Six teams are on a bye in Week 10, so that leaves us with a lighter than normal Sunday afternoon slate to contend with. Here’s a rundown of all 10 games on the docket and a pick for each. All odds are current as of this writing and courtesy of PointsBet.
The Lions haven’t been able to build off of their early-season success, while the Bears are flailing and looking for answers to stop a four-game skid. The season has been a disappointment in Chicago, but they’ll stop the bleeding and give the home crowd something to cheer about.
On Sunday night, the Ravens made a rather emphatic statement to the rest of the league with a big win over the Patriots. That naturally opens up the potential for a letdown spot against a division rival, but the Bengals haven’t shown anything resembling a killer instinct in 2019. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t keep it closer than expected.
The Bills are 6-2 and very much alive in the playoff hunt. The Browns are 2-6, have lost four in a row, and continue to disappoint week after week. Nonetheless, the hosts are installed as a field goal favorite. Cleveland will likely add Kareem Hunt to the mix this week, while Buffalo has made shoring up its run defense a priority. Bills win and cover.
It’s still unclear if Patrick Mahomes will be able to give it a go this week, but the Chiefs have been playing well in his absence. The Titans are talented enough to make a game of it on the home field, but Kansas City is the more complete squad and should pull away in the end.
Two teams on opposite ends of the spectrum enter this tilt off of a bye week. The Falcons moved some pieces on the coaching staff in a bid to right the ship, while the Saints resemble a serious contender in 2019. The hosts win this one going away.
The two occupants of MetLife Stadium are struggling mightily. They’ll meet on the field this Sunday with the loser being deemed worse off than the other. The stakes are high for what has all the makings of a turnover-filled affair which is decided by less than a field goal.
The Cardinals have dropped two in a row, while the Buccaneers have lost four straight. This is the first year for Kliff Kingsbury and Bruce Arians on the respective sidelines, and both still have plenty of work to do. The Buccaneers may snap the skid at home, but the Cardinals can make them work for it.
The Dolphins have been playing above their overall talent level in recent weeks, and that allowed them to break through over the Jets last week. They don’t have enough to take down a Colts team which is in the thick of the playoff hunt, but they can keep it closer than double digits.
The Panthers bounced back from a blowout loss to the 49ers nicely with a convincing home win over the Titans. The Packers are looking for a rebound of their own after the team’s poorest outing of the season in a loss to the Chargers. Green Bay gets its bounce back at home for the win and cover.
The Rams had last week off after a London victory over the Bengals, while the Steelers picked up their third win in a row. The hosts are now 4-4 on the year, which is quite the accomplishment when you consider the adversity the team has had to deal with in 2019. They may not be able to seal the deal over a rested Rams team, but they can keep the margin to a field goal.