NFL picks, predictions for Week 10: Browns upset Patriots; Saints slow Titans; Rams keep 49ers reeling

Last week showed just how wild an NFL week can be. The underdogs went 7-6 in a row, and that included upsets ranging from Jacksonville over Buffalo to Denver over Dallas. That was our worst week picking games as a result.
How will Week 10 unfold? There are three games between teams with winning records, and that’s where the little surprises can happen.
New Orleans travels to face Tennessee, and the Titans have the best record in the AFC right now. Cleveland and New England face in a battle of 5-4 teams that have surprised for different reasons. The Sunday Night Football showdown features the Chiefs and Raiders in a pivotal AFC West game. It should be a fun week. Every week, Sporting News picks the NFL games directly. A look at our history so far:

  • Week 9: 6-7 (before Monday’s game)
  • Total: 87-48 (before Monday’s game)

With that in mind, below are our picks and predictions for week 10: POWER RATINGS:
Titans, Patriots, Cardinals step forward; Cowboys, Bills and Raiders fade away in week 10

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NFL Week 10 Picks and Predictions

  • Baltimore Ravens (-7.5) vs. Miami Dolphins

Thursday, 8:20 pm, FOX / NFL Network The Ravens have been difficult for punters to understand due to their 1-5 ATS mark as a favorite, but they still rank second in the NFL in yards per game (427.9). Miami will have trouble keeping up for four quarters. Baltimore advances in the AFC North. Choose: Ravens 31, Dolphins 19

  • Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys (-9)

Sunday, 1 pm, FOXThe Cowboys won’t be surprised by the Falcons, who have won three of their last four after Matt Ryan’s big play. Dak Prescott will be sharper in his second game back from a calf injury, but the Falcons will make it interesting. Remember the 40-39 shooting last year? Choose: Cowboys 34, Falcons 27

  • New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans (-2.5)

Sunday, 1 pm, CBSThe Saints are a maddening team to choose from, but the trend is pretty obvious. They are 1-4 ATS as favorites and 3-0 ATS as losers. New Orleans won all those games. The Titans burned us out last week, but this week it’s the Saints who are in for the surprise. Choose: Saints 27, Titans 24

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  • Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts (-10.5)

Sunday, 1 pm, CBSThe Colts have a top-five running game with Jonathan Taylor, and that has allowed Carson Wentz to find a rhythm. Jacksonville stops the race (103.4 ypg) and is coming off a big surprise, but the Jags have yet to win a real road game with Urban Meyer. Choose: Colts 26, Jaguars 16

  • Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots (-1.5)

Sunday, 1 pm, CBSWe have failed Cleveland picks the past two weeks, but a different team appeared in the win against the Bengals. The Pats are hot, but they have lost to Dallas and New Orleans, teams with 10 running offenses in the top 10. This is the kind of victory that shows Cleveland can be back in the playoffs. Choose: Browns 27, Patriots 24

  • Buffalo Bills (-13.5) at New York Jets

Sunday, 1 pm, CBSThe Bills have been on a losing streak in which they are 1-2 S / U in their last three games and have failed to cover the margin as a favorite every time. The good news? The Jets have had multiple quarterback injuries. It is the right time for an improvement game. Choose: Tickets 34, Jets 21

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  • Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers (-8.5)

Sunday, 1 pm, FOXThe Lions are coming off a bye week and the Steelers have a short week. It still won’t matter. Detroit allows 2.9 sacks per game, and the Lions have lost by an average of 9.8 points on the road. That sounds good for Pittsburgh. Choose: Steelers 29, Lions 20

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-9.5) on Washington soccer team

Sunday, 1 pm, FOXTampa Bay is coming off a bye week for this NFC wild card rematch from last season. Rival quarterbacks are rated 107.6 against Washington this season, the second-highest in the league. Tom Brady can work with that. Choose: Buccaneers 34, Washington 18

  • Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals (-10)

Sunday, 4:05 pm, FOXSam Darnold is injured and the Panthers will turn to PJ Walker if he can’t play. The Cardinals showed they can play Colt McCoy, who pinch hit for Kyler Murray last week. We like the Cardinals at home either way. Choose: Cardinals 32, Panthers 19

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  • Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers (-2.5)

Sunday, 4:05 pm, FOXThe Vikings have lost five one-point games this season, a maddening trend that continues on the road against the Chargers. Los Angeles is 2-2 in one-scoring games, but Justin Herbert leads the way at home in another heartthrob for Minnesota. Choose: Chargers 28, Vikings 27

  • Philadelphia Eagles at Denver Broncos (-3)

Sunday, 4:25 pm, CBSThis game is difficult to choose. The Eagles are 3-2 ATS on the road this season, where they have played better in places. Denver is coming off one of the biggest upsets of the season against Dallas, but is just 2-2 at home. Choose: Eagles 29, Broncos 24

  • Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (-4)

Sunday, 4:25 pm, CBSWe have no idea what the quarterback combination will be, and that makes it difficult to choose. Will it be Russell Wilson versus Aaron Rodgers or Geno Smith versus Jordan Love or some other combination? The Seahawks had a bye week, but have lost their last nine games at Lambeau Field. Choose: Packers 24, Seahawks 21

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  • Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5) at Las Vegas Raiders

Sunday, 8:20 pm, NBCThe Chiefs are a slight favorite on the road against the rival Raiders, who are coming off a disappointing loss to the Giants. It has been a season of ups and downs for both teams. Patrick Mahomes II leads the Chiefs to their third straight win on another close call. Choose: Chiefs 27, Raiders 24

  • Los Angeles Rams (-4.5) at San Francisco 49ers

Monday, 8:15 pm, ESPNThe Rams were in a bad mood on both sides in the loss to Tennessee, but Von Miller could make his debut in what should be a towering defense. San Francisco has a turnover rate of -9. That won’t work well here. Choose: Rams 32, 49ers 22