Matt Ryan battles Drew Brees for the NFC South. The Bears seek sweet revenge on Detroit at Soldier Field and Andy Dalton gets his first real test from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFL regular season hits critical mass in week 10.
Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers: Philip Rivers or Carson Palmer?
Which quarterback can protect the ball better? In just two games the Oakland Raiders have watched Carson Palmer throw six interceptions while the San Diego Chargers can't win with Philip Rivers having a league-high seventeen turnovers. Winner will come down to fewer mistakes.
Final score: Chargers win 21-19
New OrlÃ©ans Saints at Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan isn't in awe of Drew Brees
Both teams play their best NFL regular season football indoors but the Atlanta Falcons come in with a hot Matt Ryan while the New OrlÃ©ans Saints are uneven away from the Superdome. Expect crowd noise and the Falcons rushing attack to dictate this game.
Final score: Falcons win 27-24
Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton seeks Rookie of the Year
With the playoffs nothing but a distant dream, the Carolina Panthers must focus on building for the future. Sensational rookie quarterback Cam Newton has his eyes on a victory against the Tennessee Titans with added hopes of Rookie of the Year votes.
Final score: Panthers win 28-21
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals: Crunch time for Andy Dalton
The scenario sets up perfectly. Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Ravens. The Cincinnati Bengals haven't seen the stiffest competition lately. This game should measure exactly who Andy Dalton is and who the Bengals really are.
Final score: Steelers win 20-17
St. Louis Rams at Cleveland Browns: Will Sam Bradford return?
No one outside of hometown fans will watch this game. Both the St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns are out of the playoff picture given their list of issues. The biggest interest in the game is whether second-year quarterback Sam Bradford will return.
Final score: Browns win 23-20
Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys: Is Tony Romo or Ryan Fitzpatrick more worried?
Ryan Fitzpatrick looked vulnerable for the first time against New York while Tony Romo can't play consistently enough. The Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys know the stakes. Whoever loses this critical game will have an impossible hill to climb towards playoffs.
Final score: Bills win 35-32
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts: Snoozer game helps Blaine Gabbert
It's hard to find good chances for a confidence boost as a rookie quarterback. Jacksonville Jaguars passer Blaine Gabbert can do that with a horrid Indianapolis Colts defense waiting for him. If the Jaguars score first, expect them to win.
Final score: Jaguars win 24-13
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs: Matt Cassel must weather Tim Tebow
The suddenly hot Denver Broncos and suddenly cold Kansas City Chiefs meet on Sunday. Matt Cassel will face Tim Tebow mania after the fan favorite led the Broncos to two wins in three games. Everything depends on how the two quarterbacks play.
Final score: Chiefs win 24-23
Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins: Mike Shanahan needs win badly
Even for a coach who won two Super Bowls, no job is safe. After a hot start Mike Shanahan has watched his Washington Redskins drop five straight. Now they must contend Tony Sparano who is equally desperate for his Miami Dolphins to keep winning.
Final score: Redskins win 17-10
Week 10 of the NFL regular season might be the high water mark for division supremacy. Who will emerge on top?