Week 10 NFL Picks

After a horrific Week Eight we were able to tread water in Week Nine. This week we attempt to improve yet again with some fantastic matchups.

Steelers -3 @ Bengals

The Bengals haven't exactly buzzed through a murderer's row of opponents. We will find out more about the Bengals this Sunday as they take on their first power team. Dick LeBeau will confuse Andy Dalton into some mistakes and make the rookie look like a rookie for the first time this season. Steelers 23, Bengals 17.

Broncos +3.5 @ Chiefs

The AFC West is if nothing else unpredictable. The Chiefs became the Dolphins first victim last week in blowout fashion no less. Denver pounded the Raiders on the ground to the tune of nearly 300 yards rushing as they seemingly have figured out a spread option offense for Tim Tebow. What goes up must come down and vice versa in the AFC West. Chiefs 24, Broncos 14.

Jaguars -3 @ Colts

The Jaguars seem motivated to beat the Colts in Indy and the Colts appear motivated to lose the rest of their games. Blaine Gabbert needs to improve for the good of the organization and Indy is a perfect opponent. Jaguars 17, Colts 13.

Bills+5.5 @ Cowboys

Dallas has won two of three games since the found their running game with DeMarco Murray. The Bills are ranked 19th against the run and Kyle Williams is out for the season. Cowboys 31, Bills 21.

Texans -3.5 @ Buccaneers

Even without Andre Johnson this is a game that the Texans shouldn't lose. That said, until the Texans win these types of games consistently we just can't trust them. Bucs 21, Texans 20.

Titans +3.5 @ Panthers

There's no real reason that Carolina should be favored by more than a field goal against a pretty good Titans team that hasn't yet given up on the season. Tennessee will keep it close if not win outright. Panthers 27, Titans 24.

Redskins +4 @ Dolphins

The Dolphins finally broke the ice last week at Kansas City and the Redskins come into Miami reeling. This sets up well for a second straight victory, but Tony Sparano and company have another trick up their sleeve- the Andrew Luck trick. Redskins 16, Dolphins 13.

Saints -1 @ Falcons

This is a crucial NFC South game as Atlanta has fought back with three consecutive wins to pull to a tie with New Orleans. Still, the Saints are a better team with the better quarterback. Saints 24, Falcons 21.

Rams +3 @ Browns

With two terrible teams always take the points and the better quarterback. Scalpers day off in Cleveland. Rams 17, Browns 14.

Cardinals +13.5 @ Eagles

The Eagles have a tendency to get beat by bigger, more physical football teams. Arizona is not one of them. Eagles 38, Cardinals 13.

Ravens -7 @ Seahawks

A good running game and a good defense are portable, even in the great northwest. Baltimore takes their newfound confidence on the road and crushes Seattle. Ravens 28, Seahawks 6.

Lions +3 @ Bears

Matt Stafford and the Lions dominated Chicago a few weeks ago at home and they will prove to be the better team this time around as well. Lions 20, Bears 17.

Giants +3.5 @ 49ers

The Giants will have a difficult time traveling across the country after an emotional win over New England. Still, San Francisco has Alex Smith at quarterback and that alone should keep the game close. 49ers 21, Giants 20. Patriots +1 @ Jets

New England hasn't lost three games in a row in years and it likely won't happen this week in the Meadowlands. The Pats have the better quarterback and that should overcome a bad defense in this situation. Patriots 28, Jets 23.

Vikings +14 @ Packers

Green Bay is a flawless offensive machine right now and Minnesota is playing better with Christian Ponder at quarterback. Ponder has already seen the Packers defense and should be better the second time around. Packers 35, Vikings 27.

Last week: 8-6

Season: 62-61-7

Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for ESPNFlorida.com and ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie

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