Previewing NFL's Best Week 10 Underdogs Picks
The Arizona Cardinals are now 7-1 and the top team in the entire NFC. Last season they missed out on the playoffs with a 10-6 record, but this year should be different as they hold a commanding lead in the NFC West and play the 3-5 St. Louis Rams this coming Sunday. The Rams are one of the worst underdog picks to bet on this week, but the following three all have a realistic shot at pulling out the upset victory.
Buffalo Bills +2
The 5-3 Buffalo Bills are coming off their bye week and slated to play the 5-3 Kansas City Chiefs this coming Sunday afternoon. The Bills have seemingly turned things around on offense since Kyle Orton took over at quarterback as the 10-year veteran is 3-1 as a starter this year with a 104 quarterback rating. He's clearly outshining E.J. Manuel, and with Sammy Watkins emerging as a true #1 threat in recent weeks the Buffalo offense should be just fine even with C.J. Spiller sidelined with a broken collarbone. They may get Fred Jackson back for this Week 10 match-up, which should help immensely as the Chiefs defense is one of the best against the pass and a valid running threat will keep them honest.
Miami Dolphins +3
The Miami Dolphins blewout the San Diego Chargers 37-0 last Sunday yet are still three-point underdogs to the Detroit Lions. The Lions are at home this week, but the Dolphins are one of the hottest teams in the league since head coach Joe Philbin questioned Ryan Tannehill's ability to lead. The Dolphins have now won three straight games by double-digits and have the league's second best passing defense in terms of yards per game. Containing the Detroit passing attack is usually a lofty goal, and with Calvin Johnson expected to return this week the Dolphins will clearly have their work cut out for them. If anything this will be a high-scoring affair, but the Dolphins have a sneaky good offense that's now good enough to compete with that of the 6-2 Lions.
San Francisco 49ers +4
With a 4-4 record through nine weeks the San Francisco 49ers are currently on pace to miss out on the playoffs entirely. They're in desperate need of a victory to keep pace with the Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks, and they may be able to steal one on the road this weekend against the New Orleans Saints. The 49ers lost a heartbreaker to the St. Louis Rams last Sunday even though they outgained them 263-193 in terms of total yards and held Austin Davis to just 105 passing yards and a quarterback rating of 44.6. The 49ers didn't play their best game last week, but they played well enough to win and should do the same this coming Sunday against the Saints on the road. The 49ers may be going through a head coaching change soon, but they still have the on-field talent to beat the Saints and make some noise in the second half of the NFL season.