Bengals have Teeth to Take Bite out of Steelers. Eric’s Week 10 NFL Picks.

Remember, use my picks to wager $$$ at your own risk. I pick heads-up winners, not the spread. If you lose, I had nothing to do with it. If you win beaucoup $$$, a 10% tip would be cool.  But, I’m realistic. This is just for your entertainment…or not, and for me to keep my sports “mojo” going until “I’m back in the saddle”. Remember the league’s unofficial motto…“ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY OR SATURDAY……….

LAST WEEK:  8-6  SEASON TOTAL: 72-45

SUNDAY

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (6-3)  -4 @ CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-2) O/U 41 pts

-Battle to stay close to the Ravens in the AFC North. Under head coach Marvin Lewis, I don’t think the Bengals have been lacking in talent. Problem’s always been some of that talent has been made up of players that did him and the team absolutely no good. They’ve turned the corner with QB Andy Dalton, WR A.J. Green and a top-notch defense.  The Steelers are the Steelers. It’ll be close. BENGALS (Steelers, 24-17)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6-3) PK @ ATLANTA FALCONS (5-3) O/U 50 pts

-Battle for the NFC South. Falcons have been playing much better. Saints having injury problems at RB. I’ll give it to the home team. FALCONS (Saints, 26-23 ot)

ST. LOUIS RAMS (1-7) +2.5 @ CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-5) O/U 37 pts

-Rams need to make sure their special teams don’t botch it. QB Sam Bradford should have the rust off after last week. Browns with injuries on both sides of the ball. RAMS (Rams, 13-12)

BUFFALO BILLS (5-3) +6 @ DALLAS COWBOYS (4-4) O/U 48 pts

-I just don’t trust the most over-rated, over-hyped player in league history, Tony Romo. This will be high scoring. BILLS (Cowboys, 44-7)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-6) -3 @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (0-9) O/U 37.5 pts

-There’s no way the Colts go winless this season. If they’re going to win a game, this is it. COLTS (Jaguars, 17-3)

DENVER BRONCOS (3-5) +3 @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-4) O/U 41.5 pts

-A Broncos win and there’s a 3-way tie for second in the AFC West. Chiefs win and they’re tied with the Raiders for first and hold the tie-breaker with their 28-0 win at Oakland two weeks ago. CHIEFS (Broncos, 17-10)

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-5) +4 @ MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-7) O/U 37.5 pts

-Dolphins have been in every game they’ve played. QB Matt Moore playing solid while the Redskins have issues and injuries. DOLPHINS (Dolphins, 20-9)

ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-6) +14 @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-5) O/U 46.5 pts

-Former Eagles QB Kevin Kolb is out. Eagles need win to stay in playoff hunt. EAGLES (Cardinals, 21-17)

HOUSTON TEXANS (6-3) -4 @ TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-4) O/U 45.5 pts

-Texans working a huge running game and defense. All this without WR Andre Johnson and DE/LB Mario Williams. Bucs with issues all of a sudden. TEXANS (Texans, 37-9)

TENNESSEE TITANS (4-4) +3.5 @ CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-6) O/U 46.5 pts

-Titans hard to figure. Panthers QB Cam Newton putting up huge numbers in losses. He’ll get another win. PANTHERS (Titans, 30-3)

BALTIMORE RAVENS (6-2) -6.5 @ SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-6) O/U 41 pts

-Ravens have inside track to Super Bowl from the AFC. Seahawks have inside track on Matt Barkley sweepstakes. RAVENS (Seahawks, 22-17)

DETROIT LIONS (6-2) +2.5 @ CHICAGO BEARS (5-3) O/U 43.5 pts

-Lions coming off bye week after two straight losses. Bears coming off big win over Eagles. Two of three NFC North teams who could make playoffs. Expect a lot of points. LIONS (Bears, 37-13)

NY GIANTS of NEW JERSEY (6-2) +3.5 @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ers (7-1) O/U 42.5 pts

-Eli Manning and the Giants looked impressive against the worst defense in the league last week. 49ers with a much better defense, a running game with Frank Gore and Alex Smith looks like the QB everyone thought he’d be when he was made top overall draft pick way back when. 49ers (49ers, 27-20)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-3) +2 @ NY JETS of NEW JERSEY (5-3) O/U 47 pts

-Patriots have looked pretty average the last two weeks. Can’t protect Tom Brady and the defense is terrible. Jets are beginning to play like everyone thought they would. Pats beat the Jets in first meeting. Split. JETS (Patriots, 37-16)

MONDAY

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2-6) +13 @ GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-0) O/U 51 pts

-Defending Super Bowl Champs give up plenty of yardage. It’s going to bite them in the rear eventually. Vikings torched the Pack defense for 435 yards in 33-27 loss earlier this season. Adrian Peterson lit them up for 175 yards rushing. Aaron Rodgers playing at MVP level. 13 points a bit too much. But the games in GreenBay. Don’t be shocked if there’s an upset here because the Vikings are much better than their record. Still…………PACKERS (Packers, 45-7)

THURSDAY

OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-4) +7 @ SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-4) O/U 47.5 pts

-Battle for the top spot of the AFC West. Since acquiring QB Carson Palmer, Raiders have lost two straight with Palmer tossing six picks in the two games. After finally starting fast at 4-1, the Chargers have lost three straight. QB Phillip Rivers with 14 picks of his own, one more than he had all last season. 710 ESPN Los Angeles radio hosts Steve Mason & John Ireland set the over/under for interceptions between the two QBs at four. Take the over. Raiders RB Darren McFadden is out. Chargers RBs Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert are questionable. Raiders swept the AFC West last season. Oakland’s 1-2 so far this season. CHARGERS (Raiders, 24-17)

BYE WEEK: LOS ANGELES (16 seasons, 10 weeks)

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