Three bold predictions for Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season

Justin Herbert
Justin Herbert features in our Week 10 predictions. Photo from CBS Sport.

If you’re looking for NFL Week 10 predictions 2021, then look no further.

Looking at the Week 10 NFL schedule, we can already tell that it’s going to be a memorable one, especially coming off such a crazy Week 9.

NFL Week 10 predictions 2021

With 9 weeks already on the books, it’s easy to tell true contenders from pretenders. Also, the trade deadline went almost unnoticed and didn’t shake things up around the league.

Plenty of big-time underdogs ended up on top last week. And while that’s not likely to happen every week, we think that we could be in for a couple of surprises come Sunday. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of our best NFL picks for Week 10.

Cowboys and Falcons star in a shootout

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off their most embarrassing loss of the season. They fell to the Broncos 30-16 at home and trailed 30-0 at one point. They went 0/4 on fourth down and Dak Prescott threw for 212 yards (with the bulk of them coming in garbage time) by completing just 19 passes.

The Atlanta Falcons, on the other hand, are coming off an exciting 27-25 win over the Saints, with a game-winning field goal by Younghoe Koo. They’re now 4-4 and Matt Ryan has been much better after looking completely washed earlier in the season.

We expect the Cowboys’ offense to get back on track for this game and make a statement against the Falcons. The game total is set at just 54.5 points, which seems kind of low for these two pass-happy offenses with very talented quarterbacks.

Chargers route the Vikings at home

The Los Angeles Chargers were barely able to beat the Eagles on the road last weekend. They’ve kind of hit a wall over the past 3 weeks or so after being one of the most impressive teams at the start of the season, currently sitting at a 5-3 record.


The Minnesota Vikings dropped the ball again with an embarrassing loss. They dominated the Ravens and led by 2 scores for most of the game. The Ravens marched down the field in the second half to tie the game and eventually beat them with a field goal in overtime.

Now, they’ll be on the road for the second straight week and facing a team that can exploit their shaky secondary defense with their big-play potential. We like Justin Herbert and the Chargers to expose the Vikings again and cover that 3.5 points spread with ease.

The Lions win their first game

This is a bit of a shocker but it’s not as far-fetched as you think. The Detroit Lions were fairly competitive early in the season and it took two last-second field goals to beat them, including the longest kick in NFL history. They fell apart over the next couple of games but had one week off to prepare for this matchup.

Once again, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has been the only thing keeping them afloat throughout the campaign.

Their offensive line has underperformed and struggled to open lanes for Najee Harris and Ben Roethlisberger has been a shell of himself through the first 9 weeks of the season.

The Lions aren’t a good team at all but we like Dan Campbell to get his troops back on track and heavily motivated after the bye week. Campbell went 0-16 as a player and will do whatever it takes to avoid going 0-17 as a coach, so we like the Lions to cover the 9 points and maybe even get their lone win of the season. It won’t be pretty, though.

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