There were upsets galore during Week 9 as the Buffalo Bills were knocked off by the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Denver Broncos took it to the Dallas Cowboys. Week 10 is bound to bring even more incredible results, so let’s take a look at five games on the slate that are expected to be the best of the best.
New Orleans Saints @ Tennessee Titans
The New Orleans Saints have had a wild couple of weeks. After beating one of the top teams in the NFC in Tampa Bay, they flopped at home to Atlanta. Wideouts dropped numerous passes throughout the game despite great throws by Trevor Siemian. They get another shot this week against the Tennessee Titans, a squad that just upset the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football. Even without Derrick Henry, this team is one of the best in the league right now. It should be a fun matchup between two underrated defenses.
Cleveland Browns @ New England Patriots
The Cleveland Browns looked phenomenal in their first game without Odell Beckham Jr. on the roster. Baker Mayfield was comfortable and making one big-time throw after another. Even their defense came to play as Myles Garrett now leads the league in sacks this season.
This week, they get a New England Patriots squad that was able to knock off the Carolina Panthers and Christian McCaffrey last week. This could be a playoff preview as both teams are in that range.
Minnesota Vikings @ Los Angeles Chargers
The Minnesota Vikings suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens after choking away a double-digit late in the game. The offense started well with Dalvin Cook breaking a few big runs and Justin Jefferson flying down the field for a huge 50-yard touchdown. It went downhill after that as their defense couldn’t stop Lamar Jackson down the stretch or in overtime, and their offense couldn’t move the chains to keep the ball away.
They have a chance to rebound against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers were on a bit of a spiral before beating the Philadelphia Eagles on a last-second field goal in Week 9 but Justin Herbert and the passing game got untracked. We’ll see if they can keep the momentum going.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Las Vegas Raiders
The Kansas City Chiefs finally had themselves a solid win and it wasn’t even because of their offense. Their defense was effective at shutting down Jordan Love in his first NFL start, limiting him and the Green Bay Packers offense to just seven points. They only scored 13 themselves but it was a nice step in the right direction for them. The Las Vegas Raiders, on the other hand, were upset by the New York Giants in what turned out to be another media-filled week for them.
Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers
The Rams were shut down last week, which was the first time we saw their offense struggle. They were also unable to keep the Derrick Henry-less Titans out of the end zone. Matthew Stafford and this very talented offense is going to try and get back on track against the San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers couldn’t come away with a win in their last game against an Arizona Cardinals team that didn’t have Kyler Murray or DeAndre Hopkins active due to injuries. With George Kittle expected to make a return and the familiarity between these squads, this primetime affair should be exciting.