NFL Week 10 Picks – Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds


Two of the coldest teams in the NFL are set to generally meet in Raymond James Stadium as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers welcome the Atlanta Falcons. Can the Bucs exact NFL Week 10 Picks revenge following the 56-14 thrashing they received in Atlanta in Week 3?

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In the midst of a five-game losing streak, the Atlanta Falcons had the benefit of a much-needed rest using their bye week ahead of their big game in Tampa. The Falcons are 4-0 following a bye since 2011.

Quarterback Matt Ryan had his best game of the growing season in Week 3 contrary to the Bucs, going 21 for 24 for 286 yards and three touchdowns. He may manage to have another big game against Tampa Bay’s pass defense (allows 285.3 yards per game, 31st in the league). Ryan’s primary receiver, Julio Jones (team-high 83 targets), should help the quarterback make some big plays in this game. Jones hauled in a 40-yard scoring catch against Tampa Bay in Week 3, his only play of 30 yards or maybe more this season.

Coming off their bye week, The Falcons may also have several key players back contrary to the Bucs. Explosive running back Antone Smith may return after suffering a neck stinger in the Falcons’22-21 loss to Detroit in London. Smith leads the team with five touchdowns (three receiving and two rushing), giving the Falcons a live scoring threat.

Atlanta will even have starting defensive lineman Jonathan Babineaux back once again to bolster their defense. Babineaux is efficient in generating pressure against opposing quarterbacks. Pressuring Tampa Bay’s Mike Glennon into making bad throws has proven to produce interceptions previously, and if Glennon gets loose cornerback Robert Alford will be on the case. Alford has three picks and 10 passes separated this season.

The Falcons are 7-3 inside their last 10 games against Tampa Bay.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 22-17 to the Cleveland Browns Sunday, after leading 17-16 heading into the fourth quarter. The Bucs have now lost four in a row by six points or less.

Quarterback Mike Glennon went 17 for 33 for 260 yards with a pair of touchdowns thrown to rookie receiver Mike Evans. The rookie wide receiver caught seven passes for 124 yards and the 2 scores for his best start this season. Evans should manage to make several noteworthy plays when he takes on Atlanta’s pass defense, that has allowed 280.8 yards per game (30th in the league).

However, the Bucs had an awful passing performance when they faced the Falcons in Week 3. They simply managed to throw for 153 yards with then-starter Josh McCown.

McCown’s replacement, Glennon has been far better for the Bucs, despite going 1-4 as a regular starter.  Glennon is averaging 259.2 yards per game as a beginner and has thrown at least a touchdown per game. However, she must lessen the mistakes as he’s thrown six interceptions in the same time frame span.

The Bucs may also take advantage of a better rushing performance. Leading running back Bobby Rainey ran for 87 yards on 19 carries against Cleveland, after he had failed to rush for over 50 yards since exploding for 144 in Week 2. Rainey should manage to get the gaps left by Atlanta’s front seven, that has looked vulnerable (allowed 130.2 yards per game) contrary to the run in their five game losing streak.

On another side of the ball, the Bucs will need to establish the pass rush if they wish to avoid another blowout loss to the Falcons. Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy leads the team in this regard with five sacks, three originating from his last two games. Establishing the pass rush could prove to be pivotal to limit Atlanta’s quarterback Matt Ryan.

The full total has gone over in the Buccaneers’last three meetings with the Falcons. The NFL Picks Week 10 Bucs take snap their five game losing streak. Produce a betting account now and cash in on all of the best football action.


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