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Antonio continued to prove why he’s the pro around here, posting a 4-2 record against the spread in Week 9, moving his record to 14-10 on the season. Here’s who he’s taking in Week 10.
Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams (-10.5)
PIERCE’S PICK: RAMS (-10.5)
Against a Colts defense that ranks last in points allowed and second-last in yards allowed, Tom Savage completed 19 of 44 passes for 219 yards and just one touchdown, scoring a pitiful 14 points. Now he faces an aggressive, Wade Phillips-coached defense that ranks ninth in points allowed and has 25 sacks on the season. Add in the Rams’ NFL-best scoring offense, and it’s going to be a long day for Savage and the Texans.
New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills (+2.5)
PIERCE’S PICK: BILLS (+2.5)
I’ve warned you guys about this before, and I’ll do it again: dome teams do not perform up to their standard when forced to play outside, especially outside in the cold. The Bills have had an extra few days to prepare for this one, and we will see a much better offense out of Buffalo with Kelvin Benjamin set to make his debut for the team.
Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars (-3.5)
PIERCE’S PICK: JAGUARS (-3.5)
This is a really bad matchup for the Chargers. Not only is Jacksonville’s defense the best in the league at getting after the quarterback, but they’ve also allowed the fewest points in the NFL. Leonard Fournette will be back on the field this week and he’ll have a lot of room to run against a Chargers defense that’s allowing 4.6 yards per carry.
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers (-1.5)
PIERCE’S PICK: 49ERS (-1.5)
Though there’s no questioning which team has more talent on their roster, my New York Giants look like a team that has given up. After allowing 51 points at home last week, it’s going to be hard to remain focused on the road this week. The 49ers will record their first win of the season in Week 10.
New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (+7.5)
PIERCE’S PICK: PATRIOTS (-7.5)
Playing in Denver has been Tom Brady’s Kryptonite throughout his career. But he won’t need to be MVP Tom Brady against Brock Osweiler and the Broncos. Denver’s defense will again be neutralized by their inept offense.
Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons (-3.5)
PIERCE’S PICK: COWBOYS (+3.5)
Since their Week 6 bye, the Cowboys have found their groove again, winning three straight games. It’s likely Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension will be pushed further down the road, and last year’s rushing champion will be on the field again in Week 10. This is bad news for a Falcons team that is far from the squad that put up historically good stats in 2016.