Gerry Dulac's Week 10 NFL forecast

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Detroit Lions (6-3) at Steelers (3-6) * 1 p.m. ... The Lions don't have much of a track record against the Steelers, especially on the road where they've lost their past eight in Pittsburgh. But the Lions have won two in a row and lead the NFC North. What's more, they throw the ball a lot better than the Buffalo Bills. Prediction: Lions, 24-20

Cleveland Browns (4-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (6-4) * 1 p.m. ... The Browns can take a major step toward respectability if they can beat the Bengals and move within a half-game of the division lead. They've won the past two meetings with their intra-state rival and a victory would match their 2012 total. But ... Prediction: Bengals, 23-16

New York Jets (5-4) at Buffalo Bills (3-7) * 1 p.m. ... If the Jets follow their pattern of win-one, lose-one, they are due to lose against the Bills. But, after beating the Saints and getting an off week, the Jets should be ready to disrupt that streak. The plus side of that streak, though, includes a victory against the Bills in Week 3. Prediction: Jets, 26-17

Baltimore Ravens (4-5) at Chicago Bears (5-4) * 1 p.m. ... The Ravens needed a prayer after being victimized by the Hail Mary pass against the Bengals, and it was answered with an overtime victory that kept them relevant in the AFC North. The Bears will need a prayer without Jay Cutler, who is injured again. Prediction: Ravens, 19-16

Oakland Raiders (3-6) at Houston Texans (2-7) * 1 p.m. ... After winning their first two games, the Texans are now proud owner of the longest losing streak in the NFL -- seven in a row. No wonder Ed Reed said they were outcoached in Arizona. Since beating the Steelers, the Raiders have lost two in a row. Prediction: Texans, 24-14

Arizona Cardinals (5-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) * 1 p.m. ... After losing their first eight games, the Jaguars finally ended their streak with a victory in Tennessee. The Cardinals have won two in a row, and they are doing it with defense. But they don't appear to travel well: They are 1-3 on the road. Prediction: Cardinals, 23-16

Washington Redskins (3-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) * 1 p.m. ... There are more leaks in the Redskins defense than the Watergate hotel. They have allowed an NFC-high 287 points after coughing up 34 to Minnesota. In the past two games, Eagles QB Nick Foles has 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. Prediction: Eagles, 37-27

Atlanta Falcons (2-7) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-8) * 1 p.m. ... It would be more than mildly embarrassing for the Falcons, an NFC title game participant in 2012, if they lost to the Buccaneers and dropped to the basement of the NFC South. Tampa Bay knows the area well after beginning the season with eight losses. Prediction: Buccaneers, 23-20

San Diego Chargers (4-5) at Miami Dolphins (4-5) * 4:05 p.m. ... This is the fourth Eastern Time Zone game this season for the Chargers, who are 2-1 in the other three. The Dolphins probably wish they could escape the Eastern Time Zone and get away from the messy glare heaped upon them by Richie Incognito. Prediction: Chargers, 24-23

Green Bay Packers (5-4) at New York Giants (3-6) * 4:25 p.m. ... Only two teams in NFL history have started 0-6 and won their next three games, and the Giants are one of them. The Packers could be headed for an extensive losing streak without injured Aaron Rodgers. They are down to Scott Tolzien as the starter. Prediction: Giants, 30-20

San Francisco 49ers (6-3) at New Orleans Saints (7-2) * 4:25 p.m. ... In case you missed it, the Saints put up 40 first downs against the Cowboys. The Steelers didn't get their 40th first down until the third quarter of the third game against the Bears. They might not get half that many against the 49ers. Still ... Prediction: Saints, 21-19

Minnesota Vikings (2-7) at Seattle Seahawks (9-1) * 4:25 p.m. ... The Vikings have scored a season-high 34 points in each of their two victories this season (Steelers, Redskins). They don't have to worry about that in Seattle, where the Seahawks are unbeaten and allow an average of 14.2 points per game. Prediction: Seahawks, 31-13

Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) at Denver Broncos (8-1) * 8:30 p.m. ... No team had scored 371 points in its first nine games. And no QB had ever passed for 3,249 yards in his first nine games, either. Not until the Broncos and Peyton Manning, that is. That will all be tested vs. the Chiefs, who have allowed a league-low 12.3 ppg. Prediction: Broncos, 23-20

New England Patriots (7-2) at Carolina Panthers (6-3) * 8:30 p.m. Monday ... If a comeback win in San Francisco wasn't enough, the Panthers can add to their impressive run here. They have won five in a row and outscored opponents, 184-63, in the past six. The Patriots haven't played since putting up 55 on the Steelers. Prediction: Panthers, 23-16

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