The New Orleans Saints are gearing up for this week's game against the Atlanta Falcons, rivals of the NFC's Southern Division, but there is still plenty of NFL football to catch up with afterwards. The image of the NFC playoffs begins to take shape and the Saints begin to stand out from the bunch of their division. Some fun young quarterbacks are starting to find their marks in the AFC. Here is the rooting guide for your fan for every NFL week 10 game. All odds come from BetMGM.
Carolina Panthers (5-3) at Green Bay Packers (7-2). Good news, fans of Saints: you will not have to change channels when this game starts, because it follows the blow of Saints-Falcons on FOX. The Packers are hoping to rebound after a terrible loss on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers a week ago, and the scorers like their chances, favoring them by 4.5 points. It's a big test for both teams as the Panthers have not beaten any good team (being humiliated by the San Francisco 49ers earlier this season), and the 49ers need to get back on track after the Chargers are angry. A Packers defeat puts more distance between the Saints and the other teams competing for a week off in the playoffs, so do it for Carolina.
Arizona Cardinals (3-5-1) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6). Kyler Murray vs. Jameis Winston should be fun to watch for Saints fans off the market, especially if the Buccaneers' defense manages to make a few saves. However, Tampa Bay is so far from the NFC playoffs that it's easy to play against them. They are favored by 4.5, but it can go both ways if the newly acquired Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake is the real deal. If you look at this one, invite Murray, Drake and Arizona to install Tampa Bay in the basement of NFC South with the Falcons.
Seattle Seahawks (7-2) at San Francisco 49ers (8-0). Finally, a decent Monday night soccer game. The 49ers are favored by 6.5 points, but they will face their toughest opponent of the year so far, with a MVP candidate at the quarterback position in Russell Wilson. The decision for Saints fans here is easy: root for Seattle. A defeat in San Francisco would place them behind the Saints in the NFC playoffs, giving New Orleans first place (assuming they beat Atlanta, which they should not do yet). The two teams would still have a week off if the series started immediately after, but at least the Saints would have the first seed.
Minnesota Vikings (6-3) at the Dallas Cowboys (5-3). It should be a good match on Thursday night. The Vikings have been launched, but quarterback Kirk Cousins is known for being allergic to prime time games. The Cowboys are still trying to recover from the saints who hit her mouth a month ago. They are only favored by 2.5 points at home. Their defense is a little messy and star receiver Amari Cooper struggled with a knee problem all week during testing. It could therefore be a long day in the office of quarterback Dak Prescott against a dangerous defense of the Vikings. Shoot for Minnesota to beat the Cowboys and keep the NFC East title race uncertain.
Los Angeles Rams (5-3) at the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4). Rams favored by 3.5 points. It's a fascinating game because the Rams did not play very well and the Steelers are rather rough. They hire free agents on the street to improve a very fine backcourt, while starter James Conner misses the bridle due to a knee problem. Nevertheless, Minkah Fitzpatrick, a major commercial acquisition, revitalized his defense and intercepted more passes (4) than some defenses around the league (like the Saints, with 3). Expect him to take it to Jared Goff, who usually fights in the road matches. Rooting for Pittsburgh is an easy choice.
Detroit Lions (3-4-1) at the Chicago Bears (3-5). The Bears are favored by 2.5 points, but it seems that they should never be the popular choice of Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback. His season has continued his downward struggle and he should give the Lions the opportunity to take the ball. Matthew Stafford has played very well in recent weeks and could enlighten the Bears defense with the help of his talented receiver. A defeat of the Bears moves them further away from the playoffs, so let yourself go to Detroit for it's getting closer to .500.
New York Giants (2-7) at New York Jets (1-7). What a strange game. The Giants and Jets meet only every four years thanks to the split NFC / AFC. They will do it this time with little or no fanfare. And this is deserved – neither team plays well, with quarterbacks Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold struggling throughout the first half of the season. The Giants are favored by 2.5 and probably have better alignment, so attract Jets outsiders to handle a setback.
Miami Dolphins (1-7) at the Colts of Indianapolis (5-3). The Colts are very favored by 11.5 points, which clearly gives them the opportunity to gain momentum as the regular season progresses. A handful of former Saints players (linebacker Vince Biegel, cornerback Ken Crawley, return to punt Marcus Sherels) are on the Dolphins, and it would be great if they could find another win here and back up the Colts a few weeks before their visit. the Superdome. As long as their chances can be, consider rooting for Miami. This match will be broadcast on the New Orleans market late Sunday afternoon on CBS.
Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) in the Tennessee Titans (4-5). The league's most valuable player, Patrick Mahomes, will return to the quarterback position for the Chiefs this week, after making encouraging progress in the training weeks after dislocating his kneecap. The Saints will make a road trip at the end of the season to face the Titans. It would be great if Tennessee ended up being in a strong position for the repechage position rather than fighting for the playoff seeding at the time of the game. Despite their injury problems, shoot for the leaders here.
Buffalo Bills (6-2) at Cleveland Browns (2-6). Saints fans do not have a fundamental interest in this game, so those who choose to watch it will only do so for entertainment purposes. Despite their total palindrome wins / losses, the Browns are slightly favored by 2.5 points, which seems unlikely given the evolution of each team's season. If you are both a fan of the Saints and a fan of the LSU Tigers, you will want to fight for the Browns considering the number of former Tigers they have on the list (wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry and cornerback Greedy Williams).
Baltimore Ravens (6-2) to the Cincinnati Bengals (0-8). This one is going to be a landslide, as suggested by oddsmakers favoring the Ravens of 9.5 points. The Bengals have made a change to the quarterback (coaching Andy Dalton to evaluate his young replacement, Ryan Finley), but will not have their best player available in wide receiver A.J. Green. Expect crows to continue rolling; If you like watching the fun players perform at their best, this is a great game for Lamar Jackson.
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