Jacked Up Picks: Week 10

Posted by Jack Tumen

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Bob Levey/Getty Images

Bye Weeks: Texans (4-5), Colts (6-3), Vikings (4-5), Patriots (7-2), Chargers (5-4), Redskins (3-6)

Overall: 70-48

Chiefs (5-3) @ Bills (5-3): Both of these teams are on even playing fields and have a lot at stake in this game if they hope to keep up with the AFC Wild Card race. KC is a healthier squad right now and I think they have more of an identity than Buffalo; but these Bills never say die. They win a close one at home. BUF 22, KC 19

Titans (2-6) @ Ravens (5-4): Baltimore fell victim to Big Ben on national television but don’t forget there’s still no losing teams in the AFC North. Tennessee is the perfect fallback opponent after a loss like the one Baltimore suffered a week ago. It’s a long season; easy does it. BAL 24, TEN 17

Cowboys (6-3) vs Jaguars (1-8) [London]: Dallas is suddenly in a slump and their franchise quarterback is dealing with a cracked spine. Sounds like fun. Although Romo may play in this one, Jacksonville’s defense is stouter than most give them credit for and playing in London slightly evens the playing field. I see this game taking some weird turns and because of that I’m picking Jacksonville to upset the Cowboys across the pond. JAX 24, DAL 17

Dolphins (5-3) @ Lions (6-2): Miami’s had a nice little run the last few weeks; taking out the Bears in Chicago and blanking San Diego last Sunday. Their defense has stepped up and they get to face off with one of the league’s best in Detroit. A week off plus a healthy Calvin Johnson is a recipe for success if you’re the Lions. Mattthew Stafford’s due for a breakout game. DET 27, MIA 24

49ers (4-4) @ Saints (4-4): Two NFC contenders going in opposite directions meet in this matchup. I’m not sure how San Fran can fix itself but they’ll have a hard time doing it in the Superdome. Drew Brees is heating up right now. NO 28, SF 24

Steelers (6-3) @ Jets (1-8): The hottest quarterback in football takes on the coldest secondary in football. The Jets just have nothing going for them and Pittsburgh is currently rolling. Percy Harvin is certainly being featured nicely in the Jets’ offense but just too little too late for New York. It’ll be about 70% Steeler fans in East Rutherford on Sunday. PIT 26, NYJ 21

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Peter Aiken/Getty Images

Falcons (2-6) @ Buccaneers (1-7): We’ve got a doozy on our hands, folks. Josh McCown takes over as Tampa’s starting quarterback…again. Remember how last time went against Atlanta? ATL 23, TB 9

Broncos (6-2) @ Raiders (0-8): The records show this is a lop-sided matchup – but this is an underrated rivalry in the AFC West and Oakland hasn’t gone down without a fight in any game this season. Peyton goes into the black hole – dare I say he doesn’t come out? The Broncos haven’t lost to the Raiders since Manning’s been in Denver and it should stay that way – even if it’s by the skin of their teeth. DEN 28, OAK 27

Giants (3-5) @ Seahawks (5-3): This is the perfect game for the Giants to win. It’s that midseason game where they break out of their second slump with a shocking win out of nowhere and win out in November. But I reallyyy just don’t see that happening in Seattle. It would be so Giants of them to pull it off but I’m gonna look the other way on this one. SEA 33, NYG 20

Rams (3-5) @ Cardinals (7-1): St. Louis has been great in the NFC West this year with a 2-1 record and wins over San Francisco and Seattle. Going into Arizona, the Cardinals need to be ready for an underrated opponent. Carson Palmer’s fresh of a three-year extension and I’d be surprised if Jeff Fisher can out-smart Bruce Arians at home. AZ 28, STL 17

Bears (3-5) @ Packers (5-3): If Chicago has any hope of making the playoffs in the NFC, it’ll have to be via an NFC North divisional title. The road there begins Sunday night in Green Bay. The Packers continue to own Chicago and it’s gonna take a revelation to get the Bears to play on Aaron Rodger’s level. Cheese heads are victorious. GB 29, CHI 21

Panthers (3-5-1) @ Eagles (6-2): Philly, say hello to Mark Sanchez. I know him quite well from his days as a Jet and I can assure you you’re in for a roller coaster ride. He’s more than capable of winning games but consistency has always been an issue. If anyone can harness his abilities, though, it’s Chip Kelly. Carolina showed plenty of weaknesses against New Orleans and it’s a great opportunity for the Eagles to get a leg up in the NFC East. Bold prediction: Nick Foles has taken his last snap as the Eagle’s starting quarterback. PHI 31, CAR 22

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