NFL Bettor's Week 10 Story
Who To Back In NFL
By Bob Duff
Some key Week 10 matchups send Seattle to New England and Dallas to Pittsburgh, while both the Vikings and Packers take to the road looking to try regain traction in the NFC North race. All betting lines provided by SportsInteraction.
Dallas Cowboys (+2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (-2)
At the start of the season when you looked at this game, you would have said that one of those teams was a legitimate Super Bowl contender. You'd still say that, but about a different team. Pittsburgh were a sexy choice to take it all at the outset of the NFL season but an injury to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and three straight losses have the Steelers reeling. They've averaged 15 points per game during their three-game skid.
Meanwhile, as improbable as the Trump train, the 7-1 Cowboys just keep on rolling with rookie QB Dak Prescott at the controls. He has a 12-2 touchdown to interception ratio and Prescott's 104.2 QB rating is fourth best in the NFL. Ezekiel Elliott, another rookie, leads the NFL with 891 rushing yards.
Pick: The Cowboys (+2)
Green Bay Packers (-2.5) at Tennessee Titans (+2.5)
That sound you heard in the land of cheese was the air releasing from the Packers' balloon. Green Bay, inconsistent all season, have dropped two in a row and three of four. It's easy to point the finger of blame at the shockingly erratic Aaron Rodgers at quarterback but he isn't on the field when the Packers defense was allowing more than 30 points to be scored in each of those three losses in the past four games.
If the Packers can't win this one, they might as well pack it in.
Pick: The Packers (-2.5)
Minnesota Vikings (+3) at Washington Redskins (-3)
Remember when the Viings were 5-0 and everyone was ready to anoint them as the Nanooks of the NFC North? Lately, they've looked more like schnooks, losing three in a row. Last week against Detroit, they lost because their vaunted defense couldn't keep Detroit from gaining 35 yards in one play to set up a game-tying field goal, and because they couldn't kick an extra point. Minnesota's injury-ravaged offensive line is sieve-like and quarterback Sam Bradford suddenly looks like . . . well, Sam Bradford.
It hasn't been all wine and roses for the Redskins, lately either, with a loss and a tie in their two most recent outings but at home this should be their game for the taking.
Pick: The Redskins (-3)
Seattle Seahawks (+7.5) at New England Patriots (-7.5)
Well, one thing's for certain - Seahawks coach Pete Carroll won't be handing the ball off to Marshawn Lynch with the game on the line. This one could certainly be a preview of Super Bowl LI, as the Patriots and Seahawks are again two of the NFL's most dominant teams. But the edge in this one has to go New England's way. Seattle is coming off a Monday night battle with Buffalo in which they barely eked out the win.
Those are the same Bills that Pats QB Tom Brady dissected like a surgeon a couple of weeks ago. The Seahawks will be forced to travel cross-continent on a short week while the Patriots were lounging around, enjoying a bye week and giving New England coach Bill Belichick an extra week to gameplan for Seattle. That's a big advantage for the Hoodie, and for the Patriots.
Pick: The Patriots (-7.5)
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