The 2014 NFL is half over. I know, I cried a little too. Now is the time where the Super Bowl contenders start to really separate themselves from the other playoff teams. This is also the week where division matchups start to become a lot more meaningful. There’s a few of those as well as plenty of other great games. Here’s Week 10:
Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys: Everything points to Tony Romo returning for this matchup in London. The Jaguars suck, and their game last year in London was an absolute embarrassment. Cowboys should have no problem taking down the Jags.
Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions: The Dolphins have been playing great the last few weeks, including a 37-0 rout of the Chargers last week. Unfortunately for Miami, the Lions are at home and still have the number one defense in the NFL. Ryan Tannehill just isn’t ready for a big game like this, so the Lions should have no problem getting the W at home.
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs: Kyle Orton has definitely shown that he deserves to be the starter in Buffalo; but that doesn’t mean that he’s going to win every game, especially on the road in Arrowhead. The Chiefs are a vastly underrated team in 2014, and they should have no problem taking down the Bills in front of the home crowd.
San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints: The Saints look fantastic all of a sudden. They’re coming off of their first road win in eight games, and they had a few extra days to prepare. Oh yeah, and they’re in the Super Dome. The 49ers might as well save the gas and stay home.
Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens: The Titans are really bad. The Ravens lost big against the Steelers, but the Steelers could beat anyone right now. The Ravens are going to take advantage of this game against a rookie quarterback and secure a big win at home.
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets: Ben Roethlisberger has 12 touchdowns and no interceptions over the last two games. The Jets are luck to go a quarter without turning the ball over three times. Steelers should have no problem winning big on the road.
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: This game is probably going to suck again, but it wouldn’t be the 50 point blowout it was last time these two teams met. This game will come down to who can screw up less, and normally that’s the Buccaneers. This is a hard game to call, but the Falcons seem to have the edge.
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders: This is going to be an absolute rout. The Broncos are still mad about last week; and they get to take it out on the poor, winless Raiders. Peyton Manning might just mess around and throw 10 touchdowns.
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals: The Rams defense looked absolutely unstoppable last week, but they aren’t actually that good. The Cardinals on the other hand are really good. The Rams may be able to keep it close, but they won’t be able to pull off the upset on the road.
New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks: Last time the Seahawks played the Giants they picked off Eli Manning five times. Don’t expect another five interceptions, but don’t expect a win from the G Men on the road either. Maybe Eli can at least keep it close like the Raiders did.
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers: The Bears are really bad this season. The Packers are overrated, but even they have shown an ability to beat Chicago at will. Look for Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers to both throw to Packer players.
Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles: Mark Sanchez filled in nicely for the injured Nick Foles. Carolina looks really bad lately, including a loss at home to New Orleans. Even Sanchez can’t screw this one up.