After suffering injuries to their starting quarterbacks, a few potential playoff teams were forced to play their backups in Week 9. Even though the same teams might have to use their No.2 signal callers for a second straight game, they are still favored in Week 10.
Tony Romo sat out the Cowboys’ 28-17 loss to the Cardinals because of a back injury. Much like last week, the veteran is getting ready to play, though it’s unknown if he’ll be able to take the field. Dallas is still favored over Jacksonville in their contest in London, though the betting line might be close to double-digits if Romo hadn’t missed any time.
The Eagles will undoubtedly be without their starting quarterback on “Monday Night Football,” after Nick Foles suffered an injury to his left collarbone. Even with Mark Sanchez taking his place, Philadelphia is still a comfortable favorite over Carolina. Sanchez helped the Eagles win by throwing two touchdowns in Week 9, and the Panthers have just one victory since Week 2.
In Week 10, the biggest favorite is a road team. The Broncos are giving the Raiders 11.5 points, even though Denver suffered the second-biggest loss of Week 9. Oakland is the biggest underdog on the schedule in back-to-back weeks, as they continue to search for their first win.
The contest between the Falcons and Buccaneers features the smallest point spread of Week 10, despite Atlanta’s 42 point win over Tampa Bay in Week 3. Since that game, the divisional rivals have combined to win one game.
“Sunday Night Football” between the Packers and Bears is the only game that features an over/under of more than 50 points. The NFC North foes combined for 55 points in their first matchup of 2014, and Chicago has allowed at least 31 points in three of their last four losses.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 10 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
Cleveland Browns (+6) at Cincinnati Bengals, 44.5
Dallas Cowboys (-5) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 44
Miami Dolphins (+3) at Detroit Lions, 43.5
Kansas City Chiefs (-1.5) at Buffalo Bills, 42
San Francisco 49ers (+4.5) at New Orleans Saints, 49
Tennessee Titans (+9.5) at Baltimore Ravens, 45
Pittsburgh Steelers (-4.5) at New York Jets, 45.5
Atlanta Falcons (-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 46
Denver Broncos (+11.5) at Oakland Raiders, 49
St. Louis Rams (+7) at Arizona Cardinals, 43
New York Giants (+9) at Seattle Seahawks, 43.5
Chicago Bears (+7) at Green Bay Packers, 53.5
Carolina Panthers (+6) at Philadelphia Eagles, 48