NFL Week 10: 4 Underdogs that could win this week

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These underdogs in NFL Week 10 could pull off an upset on Sunday.

By the time Week 10 rolls around in the NFL we generally have a good idea of which teams are competitive and heading for the playoffs and which teams are heading for the top of the NFL Draft order. This year, even with all of the COVID surprises, is no different and now that are we in the second half of the season games should be easier to predict.

Despite the track record of each team being pretty well established, this is still a league of matchups and anything can happen on any given Sunday. There are several games on the Week 10 who oddsmakers have as touchdown underdogs and in come cases close to double digits.

Some are closer to one or two-point underdogs but nonetheless are not favored to win their matchups on Sunday or Monday night. Let’s take a look at the upcoming games for Week 10 and check out four teams currently listed as underdogs by the oddsmakers that could flip the script and pull off the upset. All odds are via The Action Network.

4. Houston Texans (+3) at Cleveland Browns

This matchup seems easy enough on paper as the Cleveland Browns have one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL and the Houston Texans are the worst team against the run. Houston is also just 2-6 on the year with their only two wins coming against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars.

However Cleveland’s 5-3 record is not all it’s cracked up to be as they have beaten Cincinnati twice, Washington, Dallas, and their only quality win was against Indianapolis in a game where Philip Rivers couldn’t stop turning the ball over. The Browns are also going to be without superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for the rest of the year so the jury is out on their offense.

This could very well end up the way many expect with Houston getting run over by the Browns’ run game but there is upset potential thanks to some wild weather on Sunday in addition to Deshaun Watson running wild. Forecasts predict 32mph winds in Cleveland so expect another wet and wild affair similar to Cleveland’s last game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

When the weather is that unpredictable then just about anything can happen, including a road underdog coming out on top with an unexpected victory.