TRO's Week 10 picks against the spread:
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We went exactly .500 in Week 9, as a result of us breaking even on both our First Four Downs and from the Field. As crazy as Week 9 was, we'll take the even record, as it preserved our above .500 record on the year. We're back again to make picks against the spread going into Week 10:
TRO'S FIRST FOUR DOWNS:
1st Down: New Orleans Saints @ Tennessee Titans (-3.0)
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The Saints might be starting to reel a bit following the loss of Jameis Winston. The Titans are absolutely rolling. They didn't put together their best game offensively against a very good Rams team, but their defense pulled out a huge victory. Look for the Titans defense to come up big again, frustrating Trevor Siemian. Also look for Ryan Tannehill to get back on track, as the Titans pull out a 4-7+ point victory out, making it two straight wins without Derrick Henry
2nd Down: Baltimore Ravens (-8.5) @ Miami Dolphins
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Lamar Jackson will get to breathe this week as the Ravens will comfortably handle a struggling Dolphins team. His late game heroics won't be required this week. As for the other side of the ball, Jacoby Brissett is back under center for Miami tonight, which is a good sign for the Ravens defense. The Dolphins don't have the firepower on either side of the ball to keep this thing any closer than 10 points.
3rd Down: Cleveland Browns @ New England Patriots (-2.5)
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Cleveland looked darn good last week against the Bengals, on both sides of the ball. While the Patriots are hitting their stride, looking like a lock for the playoffs, the Browns have the defensive and offensive weapons to pull out the road win. This is a huge game as both teams are looking to gain an edge in an ultra competitive AFC. Mac Jones will make a mistake or two against this defense, just like Carolina forced him to do. The difference in this game will be the fact that the Browns (even with D'Ernest Johnson starting) can establish the run, and vertically pass the ball enough to capitalize on those mistakes.
4th Down: Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers (-3.5)
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Aaron Rodgers will be back looking to avenge the Packers' Week 9 loss which in all honesty would have been a rather smooth victory for them had he played. He'll be looking to drown out the COVID vaccination drama, curtailing his critics by impressing everyone on the field once again. Signs are pointing to Russell Wilson returning for Seattle, but that team has too many holes to pull out this game in Lambeau Field. The Packers should win by 4 or more.
Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5) @ Las Vegas Raiders
This might be the toughest game to pick of the week. We are going to roll with Las Vegas. All they need is a win against a Chiefs team that still didn't impress against a Jordan Love led Packers.
Detroit Lions @ Pittsburgh Steelers (-8.5)
We've sworn off of the Lions completely this season. Pittsburgh has found its identity and has too commanding of a defense. They should pull this one out by 2 possessions or more.
Atlanta Falcons @ Dallas Cowboys (-9.0)
The Cowboys will win this football game, but Cordarrelle Patterson and company will pose enough of an offensive threat to rattle the Cowboys defense to keep this game to one possession.
Buffalo Bills (-12.0) @ New York Jets
After losing to the Jaguars in an ugly fashion, the Bills are going to take out their frustrations on the Jets in a big way. Mike White is getting the start for New York, but we can't buy into that hype train just yet. Bills by 14+.
Minnesota Vikings @ Los Angeles Chargers (-3.0)
The Chargers haven't been overly dominant as of late, but Justin Herbert is coming off of a phenomenal game. Mental fatigue has to set in for Minnesota sooner or later after all of these self-imploding and heartbreaking losses they have sustained. These are two teams trending in opposite directions. We're going to ride with the one appearing to be on the rise.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Denver Broncos (-3.0)
Denver is rightfully favored in this game, but the Eagles are starting to play competitive football. Denver might be riding too high after their upset destruction of Dallas, look for the Eagles fly in under the radar, pulling off an upset.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-9.5) @ Washington Football Team
Tampa is going to be without some weapons, but you know Tom Brady has been itching to right wrongs after being hit with a Bye Week following their upset loss to the Saints. The Bucs should have no problem handling the inferior Football Team by 10+.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts (-10.5)
The Colts have been playing some really good football as of late, and we don't think Jacksonville is going to string together stretch of impressive performances just yet. The Colts will run the football with ease, win the turnover battle, and pull out the game by enough points to cover the spread.
Carolina Panthers @ Arizona Cardinals (-10.5)
Colt McCoy is likely to revert back to the mean following his impressive Week 9 performance. The Panthers will be playing some inspired football with a change at quarterback from Sam Darnold to PJ Walker and the news of Cam Newton joining the team after this game to lead them going forward. The Cardinals will win this game, as they're still the best team in the NFL, but it will be by 10 or less.