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Week 10

St. Louis at Indianapolis

Time: 1 p.m. (Fox)

Records: Rams (3-6), Colts (6-2)

The skinny: It is becoming routine, if not expected, for Andrew Luck to produce a comeback victory for the Colts. He already has 10 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime, the most by any quarterback in his first two seasons since 1970.

Prediction: Colts, 34-21

Detroit at Chicago

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Lions (5-3), Bears (5-3)

The skinny: The Lions, Bears and Packers are all tied for the lead in the NFC North, but the Lions are the only ones with the healthy quarterback. And they are coming off a bye. But, if the Bears are good enough to win in Green Bay with Josh McCown, they are good enough to win at home against the Lions.

The skinny: Bears, 27-24

Cincinnati at Baltimore

Time: 1 p.m. (CBS)

Records: Bengals (6-3), Ravens (3-5)

The skinny: The Bengals have lost four of the past five meetings with the Ravens and are coming off an overtime loss against the Dolphins. Their past three games have been decided by eight points. When are the Ravens going to snap from their Super Bowl hangover?

Prediction: Ravens, 16-14

Buffalo at Pittsburgh

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Bills (3-6), Steelers (2-6)

The skinny: The Bills have been a pesky bunch. Four of their six losses have been by seven points or fewer. Conversely, all three of their victories have been decided by six points. The Steelers aren’t about to quibble about the size of any potential victory. They would just like a victory.

Prediction: Steelers, 23-20

Seattle at Atlanta

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Seahawks (8-1), Falcons (2-6)

The skinny: The Seahawks are 8-1 for the first time in team history, but they’re starting to look vulnerable after struggling to beat the Rams (14-9) and winless Tampa Bay (27-24 in OT) the past two games. The Falcons are right up there with the Texans as the biggest surprises in the NFL. Ten months ago, they beat the Seahawks in a divisional playoff game.

Prediction: Seahawks, 30-24

Philadelphia at Green Bay

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Eagles (4-5), Packers (5-3)

The skinny: The Packers are going to have to survive for three to four weeks without Aaron Rodgers (broken collarbone), and they will have to do so with Seneca Wallace at quarterback. Make no mistake, he’s no Nick Foles, who tied an NFL record with seven TD passes in Oakland.

Prediction: Eagles, 31-20

Oakland at New York

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Raiders (3-5), Giants (2-6)

The skinny: There’s an easy explanation for the Raiders’ defensive collapse against the Eagles: They were exasperated from trying to stop the Steelers a week earlier. The Giants have won two in a row after an 0-6 start and look to continue their climb against the Raiders. Sound familiar?

Prediction: Giants, 30-17

Jacksonville at Tennessee

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Jaguars (0-8), Titans (4-4)

The skinny: At some point in time, the Jaguars are going to win a football game. They had an extra week after getting pounded by the 49ers in London to prepare for the Titans, who have been better than probably anyone expected.

Prediction: Titans, 28-17

Carolina at San Francisco

Time: 4:05 p.m.

Records: Panthers (5-3), 49ers (6-2)

The skinny: The Panthers are one of the hottest teams in the league, winning four in a row, five of their past six and outscoring the opponent 174-54 in that stretch. However, Carolina’s five victories are against teams that have won a combined eight games. Now, if they can beat the 49ers ...

Prediction: 49ers, 26-21

Denver at San Diego

Time: 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Records: Broncos (7-1), Chargers (4-4)

The skinny: The bye week is about the only thing that could slow the Broncos’ offense, which has produced an NFL-record 343 points after eight games. And Peyton Manning has passed for more yards (2,919) than any quarterback in NFL history after eight games. Can the Chargers stop that?

Prediction: Broncos, 34-31

Houston at Arizona

Time: 4:25 p.m.

Records: Texans (2-6), Cardinals (4-4)

The skinny: The stress the Texans have caused coach Gary Kubiak is understandable, given their performance in a season where they were expected to make a run at the Super Bowl. And it might not get any better against the Cardinals.

Prediction: Cardinals, 24-23

Dallas at New Orleans

Time: 8:30 p.m. (NBC)

Records: Cowboys (5-4), Saints (6-2)

The skinny: Only two teams have gone longer without a 100-yard rusher than the Steelers (16 games), and one of them is the Saints (22 games). But who needs the run when the Saints have Drew Brees, who leads the NFL with 36,243 yards and 265 touchdowns since joining them in 2006?

Prediction: Saints, 37-31

Miami at Tampa Bay

Time: 8:40 p.m. Monday (ESPN)

Records: Dolphins (4-4), Buccaneers (0-8)

The skinny: There are two winless teams in the state of Florida, and the Dolphins aren’t one of them. They ended their four-game losing streak with an overtime victory against the Bengals, a moment that has long been overshadowed with the Jonathan Martin matter. Tampa Bay blew a 21-point lead in Seattle, but not this time.

Prediction: Buccaneers, 24-21

Record: 8-5 last week (83-50 overall)

– Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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