NFL week 10, afternoon picks against the spread: Risky propositions for afternoon games

John Gress

You may want to avoid placing your money down on any of the late games this Sunday.

We are back for another week of Tyler picks against the spread to hopefully not make you lose money. Despite how awful I may be at this sometimes, it is not my goal to make you lose. I swear.

That is why I continue to give you my picks for the Sunday late games. As always, the lines come to you from Bovada.

New York Jets +6 vs. Seattle Seahawks

Like I mentioned last week, I am no longer betting against the Seahawks when they are playing at home. They are somehow surrounded by some sort of shield when they play in the CLink. Even the best of teams look awful in Seattle. And the Jets are not in the category of 'the best of teams'. The Seahawks' defense will probably eat Mark Sanchez alive, forcing Tim Tebow into the game at some point. Six points might be a lot, but I am taking the 'Hawks.

Dallas Cowboys -1 1/2 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Before the season started, many would have circled this game on their schedule as one to watch. Now, it looks like ti will be a battle between two very mediocre teams. I have never had faith in the Cowboys, but I am somewhat surprised at how bad the Eagles have been under the direction of Andy Reid. I wouldn't expect that to continue this Sunday, though. The Eagles are at home and could get a big game from LeSean McCoy. Michael Vick will turn around his issues against the overrated Cowboys defense. Take the Eagles and the points.

St. Louis Rams +11 1/2 vs. San Francisco 49ers

This game has 'blowout' written all over it. The 49ers have managed to do just that to the Jets, Bills and others recently, so why not the Rams as well? The thing is, this is a divisional game. These things always seem to be closer than they should be. The Rams' defense is not nearly as bad as it was last season with a couple of new players and Jeff Fisher as the coach. 11 1/2 is quite a few points to be giving up, even if the 49ers are at home. I would avoid this game, but gun to my head, I am taking the Rams and all of those points.

Houston Texans +1 vs. Chicago Bears

This is by far the best game of the week and possibly of the season thus far. Both teams are 7-1 and are facing off in what could be a Super Bowl preview. The Bears have homefield advantage, but I am taking the Texans. Chicago's best defender in Charles Tillman may be out with the impending birth of his newborn child. The Bears still have a porous line which will be matched up against a fantastic one headed by J.J. Watt of the Texans. And, maybe most importantly, Jay Cutler does not do well under pressure. It seems like every time I see him on national TV, he is crying or yelling at someone. This might be the week they show us what the Bears are truly made of, good or bad. Take the Texans and the point.

Enjoy the games!

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