Survivor pools for the 2021 NFL season lost a ton of entrants when the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys were upset in Week 9. For those who are still alive in Week 10, several first-place teams seem like safe bets to win their upcoming games outright.

Here’s a ranking of the top-10 survivor pool picks for Week 10:

1) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at Washington Football Team)

Washington hasn’t won since barely beating Atlanta on Oct. 3. The team’s only other victory came on a last-second field goal against the Giants in Week 2. The Bucs are 4-0 against teams that don’t have a winning record. Tom Brady should be the MVP favorite, and Tampa Bay is favored to repeat as NFC champions.

2) Baltimore Ravens (at Miami Dolphins)

The Dolphins ended their seven-game losing streak in Week 9 because they faced the only AFC team that’s been worse this season. Jacoby Brissett and his 79.0 passer rating are likely to start for Miami on a short week. The Ravens are the AFC’s No. 2 seed with the NFL’s No. 2 offense.

3) Indianapolis Colts (vs. Jacksonville Jaguars)

The Colts take care of business against bad teams. Indianapolis has beaten the Jets, Dolphins, Texans and 49ers by an average of 16.3 points per game. A 9-6 win over the Bills doesn’t mean the Jaguars are all of a sudden a playoff contender. The Colts have a three-day rest advantage after playing on “Thursday Night Football.”

4) Buffalo Bills (at New York Jets)

Buffalo is the biggest Week 10 favorite for a reason. Expect Josh Allen to bounce back from a horrific Week 9 performance, giving the Bills a significant quarterback advantage. Buffalo has the NFL’s top-ranked defense, while New York ranks dead last in total defense.

5) Dallas Cowboys (vs. Atlanta Falcons)

Dak Prescott had arguably the worst game of his career in a fluky Week 9 loss. The quarterback should rebound when he faces a defense that has surrendered a 104.1 passer rating. Atlanta’s wins have come against Daniel Jones, Zach Wilson, Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Siemian.

6) Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Detroit Lions)

Picking against the Lions has been a winning strategy every week. The NFL’s only winless team, Detroit has lost 12 straight games dating back to last year. Pittsburgh has only been defeated by teams that are above .500. You might have to sweat this one out since the Steelers play close games virtually every week. 

7) Los Angeles Rams (at San Francisco 49ers)

Since beating the Eagles on Sept. 19, the 49ers have just one victory. San Francisco is 0-4 against teams with more than three wins. Los Angeles’ two losses have come at the hands of the No. 1 seed in each conference. Von Miller could make his Rams debut in Week 10. 

8) Arizona Cardinals (vs. Carolina Panthers)

The Cardinals might be cautious with Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins, both of whom missed Arizona’s Week 9 rout of San Francisco with injuries. Carolina will have a puncher’s chance if Colt McCoy is back under center for the Cardinals. The Panthers are scoring just 14.8 points over their last five games, during which the team has a 1-4 record.

9) Tennessee Titans (vs. New Orleans Saints) 

The Titans’ five-game winning streak includes impressive victories over the Bills, Chiefs and Rams. New Orleans’ defense could keep this game close with Derrick Henry out, though Siemian isn’t likely to win on the road against the AFC’s No. 1 seed.

10) Los Angeles Chargers (vs. Minnesota Vikings) 

The Vikings keep finding new ways to lose against good teams. Minnesota’s overtime loss in Baltimore dropped it to 0-5 against teams that boast winning records. The Chargers are in first place, despite facing one of the NFL’s most difficult schedules.

Mike Evans Tom Brady Buccaneers Fan Mike Evans #13 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates with fans after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears in the game at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images