Week 10 looks to feature two interesting matchups that start at 1pm ET. One of those games that fans will likely want to tune in to a rematch of last year's playoff matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons. The Seahawks fell behind early but took the lead late in the fourth quarter allowing the Falcons 31 seconds left on the clock. Matt Ryan connected on two passes to set up the game winning field goal.
In the second matchup, the Detroit Lions head to Chicago to take on the Bears in an all important NFC North divisional matchup - it will be the 2nd time both of these teams have played during the 2013 NFL regular season. Both clubs have solid rosters and a win in the division at this time of year could certain help either team's playoff chances come the end of the season. The big question heading into this game is can the Bears secondary shut down Calvin Johnson? Peanut Tillman will surely want to assume that role but it will likely take a team effort to shutdown a player that is as explosive + looked-to as Megatron.
The rest of the week 10 NFL matchups can be seen below:
Other Week 10 NFL Games
Week 10 Byes: New York Jets, K.C. Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, N.E. Patriots
Thursday Night Football features what should be two of the NFL’s best rushing attacks facing off at the Mall of America Field in Minnesota when Washington Redskins travel North for a week 10 matchup versus the Vikings.
Adrian Peterson enters the 2013 NFL season with two major goals set for himself... break the single season rushing record held by Eric Dickerson and outrush Emmitt Smith by the end of the 2015 season. He fell just short of beating Dickerson's record after returning from major knee surgery in 2012 and looks to enter this season as good as ever. If the Redskins defense isn't any better by the time week 10 rolls around, AP is likely to run wild!
For the Redskins, Robert Griffin III enters this game coming off the same surgery that Peterson required but Griffin's injury occured in the 2012 postseason which is a tad later in the year as compared to when Peterson blew his knee in the final weeks of the 2011 regular season. It may take RG3 a few weeks to get in the groove but should be close to 100% by the time the 2nd half of the season gets underway.
The Dallas Cowboys head to New Orleans to face the Saints on Sunday Night Football. These two clubs are led by their explosive offenses and quarterback play. Drew Brees and Tony Romo are both play making quarterbacks who consistently put up good offensive numbers year in and year out.
The test will be which team's defense will slow down the other team's offense down. The Cowboys need Demarcus Ware to get to Brees early and often to keep the future Hall of Fame QB from picking apart their secondary as he is known to do with frequency even when playing against the best defenses.
Sunday Night Football kicks off at 8:30pm ET on NBC.
Week 10 of the 2013 NFL season comes to an end with bragging rights on the line for the state of Florida when the Miami Dolphins head to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers starting at 8:30pm ET on ESPN.
The season for both of these teams comes down to how well their quarterbacks play.
Josh Freeman is entering his final year of his rookie deal and will be playing for a new contract. With that said, talk is that he is on the hotseat so you might not even see him in this game by the time it rolls around - the Bucs did draft Mike Glennon out of NC State in the 2013 NFL Draft.
For the Dolphins they need Ryan Tannehill to take another step forward in his development at quarterback. Miami brought in some new weapons to aid the passing attack and expect them to aid in Tannehill's production + progression.