NFL Gridiron Gab Editor Matt Loede’s NFL Picks For Week Ten

Last Week 9-5
Season 80-50

Detroit at Minnesota – This game is going to come down to big plays, and if Percy Harvin sits, the Vikings are going to have major issues trying to get those big plays. Detroit on the other hand should, and should walk away over .500. Detroit 27 Minnesota 13

Atlanta at New Orleans – Drew Brees has never faced a defense like the Falcons this season, and if he thinks he’s going to throw the ball all over the field with ease – it won’t happen. Look for Matt Ryan and the Falcons to score plenty, and to walk away from New Orleans still perfect. Atlanta 26 New Orleans 17

New York Giants at Cincinnati – This isn’t going to be fun for the Bengals, who seem to can’t get the mojo from the earlier in the season back. The Giants are not happy about their loss last week, and they will rebound vs Cincy. NY Giants 21 Cincinnati 10

Oakland at Baltimore – The Ravens are coming off a not so great game vs the Browns, but still got out with a win. They need to stop whatever run game the Raiders try and have, and put the pressure on Carson Palmer, who had a good game despite a loss at home vs the Bucs. Look for Joe Flacco and Ray Rice to have big games, and the Ravens to get a win. Baltimore 31 Oakland 21

Tennessee at Miami – Jake Locker returns for the Titans, who are playing blah after allowing 51 vs the Bears. Miami lost in Indy, but have been playing much better, and should rebound with a returning Locker having issues need to knock the rust off after a couple weeks off with an injury. The D will do enough for the Dolphins to win. Miami 19 Tennessee 14

Buffalo at New England – Can the Bills do enough on offense and put enough pressure on Tom Brady to pull off what would be considered a huge upset against their AFC East foes. No. Easy win for the Pats. New England 37 Buffalo 21

San Diego at Tampa Bay – Vincent Jackson against his old team, against a Chargers team that has had 10 days off after a win over the Chiefs. The Bucs have found a star in the making in Doug Martin, and against the Bolts, he’ll have another great game, as the Bucs get another win as they continue to show their improvement. Tampa Bay 23 San Diego 20

Denver at Carolina – Cam Newton finally showed his stuff last week vs the Skins, but now goes up against a much better D against a Broncos team that is playing as well as any in the AFC. Look for another strong day from Peyton Manning, and for Newton and Co. to go back to their struggling ways in a loss. Denver 27 Carolina 13

New York Jets at Seattle – Can the Jets finally get it together out west? No. Seattle is so much better at home than on the road, and the Jets even with the bye are still a team that is struggling to find itself. No way the Jets get a win here, and their season on the brink is going to get even worse as they fall to 3-6. Seattle 24 NY Jets 7

St.Louis at San Francisco – The Niners are clearly the best team in the West, and they will keep it up with a win here, topping Sam Bradford and holding the Rams offense in check with a win that puts them at 7-2, 4-1 at home. Look for Alex Smith and Frank Gore to team up for a win over their rivals. San Francisco 29 St.Louis 10

Dallas at Philadelphia – Two struggling teams that can’t seem to turn it around, and the Eagles are a team that is getting in their own ways with turnovers and poor play on D. Look for Tony Romo to get things going, and while DeMarco Murray will be out again, the Cowboys offense will have enough for a big road win. Dallas 17 Philadelphia 12

Houston at Chicago – A Super Bowl preview? Maybe, but for now, just two very good teams that could very well be the best teams in their conferences. The Texans need to get to Jay Cutler and force mistakes, while the Bears need to make sure to stop Arian Foster. The Bears D has been so good at home, look for another huge win by Chicago. Chicago 16 Houston 14

Monday:

Kansas City at Pittsburgh – The Steelers scored their biggest win in a long time vs the Giants last week, and now get to host a KC team that many feel are the worst in the league. At home on a Monday night, the Steelers have not lost since 1991, and here against the Chiefs, look for their offense to have a field day vs a Chiefs team that is starting to look ahead to 2013. Pittsburgh 35 Kansas City 14


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