A wonderful NFL season continues into week 10 this week and the pattern is largely set for who the contenders will be come the end of the campaign.
In a highly entertaining season so far, this week we’ll look at three games involving the Detroit Lions taking on the Chicago Bears, the Cleveland Browns game with the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys clash with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
We’ll break down both exciting match ups, give you our best free NFL picks, and see if we can earn you some extra cash for the end of the weekend.
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The Lions have had a torrid start to the season so far, with a 2-6 record so far, but last weekend they claim a 15-9 victory over the Packers to snap a five-game losing streak.
Defeats to the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins made it a shocking start, but there was some hope thrown in last week and they’ll be looking to continue to build some momentum heading into the second half of the season.
Chicago on the other hand have also struggled with a 3-6 record for the season themselves, and have been soundly beaten in their last two games.
They claimed an opening day win over the San Francisco 49ers, beat the Houston Texans in game 3 and their most recent win came over the New England Patriots in game 7.
While the Bears have lost two straight games, Justin Fields looks to have turned the corner and taken a massive step forward a few games back in a win over the Patriots on primetime.
And despite those two consecutive losses, the Bears’ offense is firing on all cylinders while Fields is playing like the No. 1 quarterback from the 2021 draft class.
Meanwhile, the Lions defeated the Packers in Week 9 in a shocking defensive battle. The Detroit defense did not suddenly improve in a week, so it looks more like a random act of divine intervention more than anything else.
This will be the best Bears team the Lions have faced in years. And while this game could be close, I expect the Bears to come out with a win.
Fields and the Bears’ No. 1 ranked rushing offense will be too much for the Lions’ second-worst ranked rushing defense to handle.
The Bears are 7-1 in their past eight NFL moneyline bets against the Lions and there’s no reason why they won’t do it again.
NFL picks – Chicago Bears to win @ -150
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The Browns have had a hit and miss campaign going 3-5 so far, but they claimed a big win over the Cincinnati Bengals last time out.
They lost their last two prior to that, getting beaten up by the Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens.
Miami on the other hand have gone 5-3 this season, and are currently on a three-game winning streak after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lions and Bears.
Prior to that they were beaten three times in a row, with the Bengals, Jets and Vikings claiming victories in consecutive games.
This Browns vs Dolphins matchup features two of the best-scoring offenses as well as two of the worst-scoring defenses in the NFL, and that means points.
While the Browns and Dolphins are ranked seventh and 10th in scoring respectively, their defenses are ranked as the 24th and 25th worst.
While Miami’s offense has been electric, the Browns have managed to get by with their ground-and-pound offense, and expect that to carry both teams well to hit the mark.
The Over is 6-2-1 in the past eight games the Browns have played and 3-2 in the past five games the Dolphins have played.
NFL picks – Over 48.5 points @ -110
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Dallas have had an excellent season so far going 6-2, winning their last two games with extremely comfortable wins over the Lions (24-6) and Bears (49-29).
Their defeats this season came on the opening day against Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19-3) in a poor showing, before the Philadelphia Eagles claimed a 26-17 win in an impressive showing.
The Packers have been awful so far, going 3-6 and losing each of their last five games against the New York Giants, New York Jets, Washington Commanders, Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions.
Their wins have come against the Bears, the Buccaneers and most recently the Patriots via overtime.
Although the Cowboys are five-point favorites on the road, this is a game that they should easily win.
While Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the offense are looking like a shadow of their usual selves, the Packers’ defense just lost Rashan Gary to a knee injury for the rest of the year and Romeo Doubs with an ankle injury.
Coming off a bye, the Cowboys are rested and looking to separate themselves in the NFC coming off back-to-back blowout wins over NFC North foes.
When it comes to point spread betting, the Cowboys are 6-1 in their past seven games while the Packers have failed to cover in five of their past six.
The Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their past seven road games. This should be straight forward for them.
NFL picks – Dallas Cowboys -5 @ -110