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Greg Cote's Week 10 NFL picks

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At Titans (5-3, -4 1/2) over Bengals (3-5), 23-14: Tennessee, once woeful at home, has won seven of past eight in Nashville, and I don't trust Andy Dalton's 'Gals offense.

Steelers (6-2, -10) over At Colts (3-6), 34-13: Pitt has lost to Bears and Jags so ought not take Indy lightly, but Big Ben and crew should feast on a really bad Nags defense.

At Redskins (4-4, +1 1/2) over Vikings (6-2), 24-21: Upset. "Aawwk!" Like Skins as a home 'dog coming off big win at Seattle. Case Keenum again for Vikes, but Miami-born Teddy Bridgewater activated as backup and could see first action since 2015 season.

At Jaguars (5-3, -3 1/2) over Chargers (3-5), 23-17: Jags get RB Leonard Fournette back after 1-game team suspension, and Jax's fearsome pass rush should dominate Philip Rivers' protection.

At Rams (6-2, -11) over Texans (3-5), 27-17: Jared Goff and Todd Gurley spearhead NFL's highest-scoring offense, while Deshaun Watson to Tom Savage has proved a steep, ruinous plunge for Houston. Like Texans D with the points, though.

At Falcons (4-4, -3) over Cowboys (5-3), 31-27: Falcons have lost four of past five while Cowboys have won three in a row, but that only makes the home team more desperate here, which should serve Atlanta well. Dallas also approached the weekend still unsure whether RB Ezekiel Eliiott would play or begin serving his oft-delayed 6-game league suspension.

Giants (1-7, -2 1/2) over At 49ers (0-9), 20-17: Two bad offenses, two bad defenses and a combined record of 1-16. Time for Niners to hand the ball to Jimmy Garoppolo. But first, time for Eli Manning to catch a break.

Patriots (6-2, -7 1/2) over At Broncos (3-5), 27-21: What once seemed a prime-time-worthy Sunday night matchup has withered with four straight Broncos losses and bad quarterbacking. Pats are coming off a bye and have won 11 straight on road. Still, I see Broncs' D keeping it close.

At Panthers (6-3, -10) over Dolphins (4-4), 24-17: Good news? I'd bet on a close game, and an outright upset would not shock. Bad news? I need to see a solid, four-quarter performance by the offense and defense in synch before the Dolphins earn my trust to conjure another major road upset.

Week 10 byes: Chiefs, Eagles, Raiders, Ravens.

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