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NFL week 10 game picks: Plenty of optimism Raiders take out Vikings

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I gotta say, it is quite something to behold. I am quite certain I have never seen an instance where there was more optimism about a team coming off a loss about to face a team with a winning record. It's almost too much really.

I picked the Raiders to win this game in my preseason predictions (to some surprise actually) and have stuck with that pick. Here I was thinking I was going to be among the minority only to find out everyone else on the staff has the same prediction.

Having the 4-4 Raiders as a unanimous pick to beat the 6-2 Vikings would make more sense if Teddy Bridgewater were not playing. But it appears he will be good to go for the game and still has the league rushing leader Adrian Peterson behind him and a tough defense. Hopefully the Raiders aren't quite as confident as we are because even if the Raiders take this game, it won't be a cake walk.

As for last week, I came in with the top record for the week with all three of my incorrect picks being unanimous picks by the entire staff and probably about 98% of the football world. That'll teach us to underestimate Marcus Mariota and Blaine Gabbert.

After a week 9 leading 12-2 record, Tyler G fell back to earth with a thud and back to having the only losing record for the week.

This week we have plenty of across-the-board picks. Eight in total -- the Packers, Rams, Steelers, Panthers, Eagles, Raiders*, Broncos, and Bengals.

Here are all of our week 10 picks.

Week 10 Levi RDreamer Asher Jeff Marcus Tyler G
Week 9 total 10-3 8-5 7-6 8-5 8-5 6-7
Overall record 92-40 85-47 85-47 82-50 82-50 77-55
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets BUF NYJ NYJ NYJ BUF
NYJ
Detroit at Green Bay GB GB GB GB
GB
GB
Jacksonville at Baltimore BAL BAL BAL BAL JAX
JAC
Chicago at St. Louis STL STL STL STL STL
STL
Cleveland at Pittsburgh PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
PIT
Carolina at Tennessee CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
CAR
New Orleans at Washington NO
NO
NO WAS WAS
NO
Dallas at Tampa Bay TB
DAL
DAL DAL DAL
TB
Miami at Philadelphia PHI
PHI
PHI PHI PHI
PHI
Minnesota at Oakland OAK
??*
OAK
OAK OAK
OAK
Kansas City at Denver DEN
DEN
DEN
DEN DEN
DEN
New England at N.Y. Giants NE
NE
NE
NE NYG
NE
Arizona at Seattle ARI
ARI
SEA
ARI ARI
ARI
Houston at Cincinnati CIN
CIN
CIN
CIN CIN
CIN

*RDreamer's pick will be revealed in his Friday Forecast article.

The fans didn't fare too well this week either, with Demnes pulling in the highest prediction total at 9-4.

2015 Week 9 Demnes Killuminati Montana Raider STATRAIDER Adds99 slipkid33 TAW brett_iv Sakeraiders XAVIERRAIDER RAIDERSINN
Week 9 Rank 1st t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-3rd t-3rd t-3rd t-3rd t-3rd t-3rd t-3rd
Week 9 Record 9-4 8-5 8-5 8-5 7-6 7-6 7-6 7-6 7-6 7-6 7-6
Overall record 87-45 84-48 69-47 28-13 81-51 80-52 73-44 75-57 59-43 43-26 19-8
Overall Rank 1st t-2nd t-4th 5th t-8th t-7th

If you would like to make picks for upcoming games, be on the lookout for Adds99's fanpost.