NFL Week 10 picks: Predicting each NFC South game

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Nov 8, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) misses the ball as New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) defends during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. New York Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-18. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Carolina Panthers (8-0) at Tennessee Titans (2-6)

The Panthers are clearly for real, after hanging tough with some of the league’s elite in consecutive weeks. While the Titans had some success in the first week under former Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, the Panthers defense and Cam Newton‘s versatility could prove too much for the two win Titans.

Pick: Carolina 35, Tennessee 14

Dallas Cowboys (2-6) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)

Having now lost six consecutive game, the Cowboys will look to bounce back against a Buccaneers team that is struggling through injury. A week after dropping seven passes, Bucs WR Mike Evans looks set for a big game, but the stout Cowboys run D and the return to health of Dez Bryant may be too much for Tampa.

Pick: Dallas 24, Tampa Bay 17

New Orleans Saints (4-5) at Washington Redskins (3-5)

The Saints run of good football came to a crashing halt last week, as Rob Ryan’s defense allowed 34 points to a rookie quarterback of a one win team, on the road, a week removed from firing their coach. Meanwhile, Washington played quietly well against New England, but were ultimately defeated by possibly the best team in football.

With the momentum of these teams trending in opposite directions, Drew Brees and the Saints will look to shake off last week against a beatable Redskins secondary.

Pick: New Orleans 31, Washington 17

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Season: 16-13

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