Here are my picks for the NFL's Week 10:
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6*
Denver 4-4 at Cleveland 3-5 – 8:15 PM (Line: Cleveland by 3)
The Broncos have lost three straight, yet remain atop the weak AFC West. Browns QB Derek Anderson has an abysmal 49.8 completion percentage on the year.
RJ's Pick: Denver by 2
*SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9*
New Orleans 4-4 at Atlanta 5-3 – 1:00 PM (Line: Atlanta by 1)
The Saints are winless on the road this season. The Falcons are undefeated at home.
RJ's Pick: Atlanta by 5
Tennessee 8-0 at Chicago 5-3 – 1:00 PM (Line: Tennessee by 3)
The undefeated Titans are allowing just 12.9 points per game, the fewest in the league. The Bears have won two in a row and are alone in first place in the NFC North.
RJ's Pick: Tennessee by 7
RJ's Lame-Game Of The Week: Jacksonville 3-5 at Detroit 0-8 – 1:00 PM (Line: Jacksonville by 6.5)
The Jaguars have dropped two straight, and are ranked 23rd in the NFL in both yards gained per game and yards allowed per game. The Lions are the only remaining winless team in the league, but I suspect they'll finally get a victory here.
RJ's Pick: Detroit by 1
Seattle 2-6 at Miami 4-4 – 1:00 PM (Line: Miami by 9)
The Seahawks are averaging just 141 passing yards per game, dead last in the league. The Dolphins have won two in a row and have a solid run defense.
RJ's Pick: Miami by 14
Green Bay 4-4 at Minnesota 4-4 – 1:00 PM (Line: Minnesota by 2)
The Packers are 7th in the league in points scored per game. The Vikings are 3-1 at home.
RJ's Pick: Green Bay by 3
Buffalo 5-3 at New England 5-3 – 1:00 PM (Line: New England by 4)
The Bills have lost three of their last four. The Patriots are averaging 132 rushing yards per game, 7th best in the league.
RJ's Pick: New England by 8
Saint Louis 2-6 at New York Jets 5-3 – 1:00 PM (Line: New York Jets by 8)
The Rams have the worst point differential in the NFC (125 points scored and 235 allowed, which comes out to minus 110). The Jets have won two in a row and are now tied for first place in the competitive AFC East.
RJ's Pick: New York Jets by 17
Baltimore 5-3 at Houston 3-5 – 1:00 PM (Line: Houston by 1.5)
The Ravens have won three straight, and have the top-rated run defense in the NFL. The Texans are 3-1 at home (Note: This is the makeup game from Week Two that was postponed due to Hurricane Ike).
RJ's Pick: Baltimore by 4
Carolina 6-2 at Oakland 2-6 – 4:05 PM (Line: Carolina by 9)
The Panthers are just 1-2 on the road this season. The Raiders are averaging a pathetic 13.4 points per game, worst in the league.
RJ's Pick: Carolina by 5
Indianapolis 4-4 at Pittsburgh 6-2 – 4:15 PM (Line: Pittsburgh by 3)
The Colts may have saved their season last week with an 18-15 victory over the Patriots. The Steelers have the league's top-ranked defense, allowing an average of just 234 total yards per game.
RJ's Pick: Indianapolis by 1
Kansas City 1-7 at San Diego 3-5 – 4:15 PM (Line: San Diego by 15)
The Chiefs have lost four straight and are winless on the road. The Chargers are 3rd in the league in points scored per game.
RJ's Pick: San Diego by 21
RJ's Game Of The Week: New York Giants 7-1 at Philadelphia 5-3 – 8:15 PM (Line: Philadelphia by 3)
The Super Bowl champion Giants have won three in a row, and boast the league's 3rd best defense in terms of total yards allowed per game. The Eagles have also won three straight, and have the 5th best defense in the NFL as measured by the same criteria.
RJ's Pick: Philadelphia by 6
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10*
San Francisco 2-6 at Arizona 5-3 – 8:30 PM (Line: Arizona by 9.5)
The 49ers have lost five in a row. The Cardinals hold a three-game lead in the NFC West.
RJ's Pick: Arizona by 15
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[Bye Week Teams: Cincinnati Bengals 1-8, Dallas Cowboys 5-4, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-3, Washington Redskins 6-3]
WEEKLY RESULTS (2008):