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With that being said let’s take a look at some of the key matchups in Week 10 of the NFL. I’ll start off with a great AFC North matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the reigning World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. This game will decide the momentum in the AFC North for the rest of the season as these two teams clearly are the front runners as we approach the final stretch of the regular season now.
Must win games are the name of the game at this point in the season for the San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles. The Chargers are on a roll lately while the Eagles are well the Eagles this point in the season. A loss in Week 10 may start the “start Kevin Kolb” rumblings in Philly as the Eagles continue to slip back and forth away from the NFC East lead.
But this is what we get every season from the Eagles, one minute they are Super Bowl contenders then they are on the verge of a meltdown and then make the playoffs only to lose in the NFC Championship game, again. That’s the every season story for the Eagles in the last decade and I believe that another chapter will be written in that book this season. I like the Eagles in this game but look for the Chargers to bounce back and make a run at the AFC West crown as we get closer to January.
When it comes to important matchups none could be as important in Week 10 then for the Green Bay Packers as they take on the red hot Dallas Cowboys. The Packers are falling fast out of any chance for a playoff spot in the NFC and need to get on a winning streak starting now to save this season while they can. The Packers offensive line has made David Carr has nightmares in recent weeks in fear that he may be sacked at one point and he doesn’t even play for Green Bay!
In the same sense I do not know what has gotten into the Dallas Cowboys in recent weeks. They must be eating their wheaties or something because they are actually leading the NFC East now. This could be one of the weakest teams in the NFC and are making it look easy right now. After a huge victory over Philly in Week 9 and with a victory over Green Bay in Week 10, they may make me a believer in this Cowboys franchise to possibly win a playoff game this year.
And how could we talk about Week 10 without mentioning the Patriots vs. Colts on primetime television on Sunday night. We all make predictions every week that certain matchups may be a preview of an AFC or NFC or Super Bowl game. In the case of the Patriots and Colts playing in Week 10 this is without a doubt a potential AFC Championship game or at least a playoff preview game.
If you’re an AFC team other then Indy or New England you realize every season that to win the AFC Championship you must go through one or both of these teams. They have made up the AFC and NFL elite franchises the last decade. Outside of the Packers/Vikings stuff this is one of the most anticipating matchups in the NFL so far this season.
While Indy is having a normal season, New England started off slow but soon caught onto a normal Patriots pace. I really like Indy in this one and continuing their undefeated streak this season. Peyton vs. Brady always is exciting to watch and should be nothing less then a great game in Week 10. Should be a very interesting and fun week of football.
Now onto my Week 10 picks…
Bears over 49ers
Falcons over Panthers
Dolphins over Buccaneers
Vikings over Lions
Steelers over Bengals
Titans over Bills
Broncos over Redskins
Saints over Rams
Jets over Jaguars
Chiefs over Raiders
Cardinals over Seahawks
Eagles over Chargers
Packers over Cowboys
Colts over Patriots
Ravens over Browns
Week 9 Record: 10-3
2009 Record: 76-39
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