Chiefs edge Raiders; Rams rebound; Chargers are upset

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season starts Thursday with the Baltimore Ravens checking out the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Times’ NFL author, Sam Farmer, analyzes today’s matches.

Farmer’s record recently: 8-6 (.571); season 85-51 (.625). Utilizing point spreads with ball games Farmer forecasted, the record versus the spread recently would have been 8-6 (.571); season 66-68-2 (.493).

Groups on bye: Bears, Bengals, Texans, Giants.

Times Pacific. Lines according to FanDuel (O/U = over/under):

Ravens (6-2) at Dolphins (2-7)

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown runs a route against the Minnesota Vikings.

Baltimore Ravens pass receiver Marquise Brown runs a path versus the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Baltimore. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)

Thursday, 5:20 p.m.

TELEVISION: Channel 11, NFL Network, Amazon.

Line: Ravens by 7 1/2. O/U: 46 1/2.

The Ravens have actually returned to running efficiently, and it’s not simply Lamar Jackson. The Dolphins aren’t especially strong at stopping the run, so Baltimore might end up playing keep-away.

Forecast: Ravens 30, Dolphins 13

Jaguars (2-7) at Colts (4-5)

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor plays against the New York Jets.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor bets the New york city Jets on Nov. 4. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TELEVISION: None. DirecTV: 705.

Line: Colts by 10 1/2. O/U: 47 1/2.

The Jaguars need to be feeling excellent coming off that upset of Buffalo, however Indianapolis is a much better group and in your home. Carson Wentz has the Indianapolis death video game on a roll.

Forecast: Colts 31, Jaguars 20

Browns (5-4) at Patriots (5-4)

New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson runs with the ball against the Carolina Panthers.

New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson runs with the ball versus the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C. (Brian Westerholt / Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TELEVISION: Channel 2. DirecTV: 706.

Line: Patriots by 1 1/2. O/U: 45.

The Patriots have actually been playing well recently and have actually done a great job of slowing the run — necessary versus Cleveland. Here’s wagering Costs Belichick dials up the best plan to put the brakes on the Browns.

Forecast: Patriots 24, Browns 21

Expenses (5-3) at Jets (2-6)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen looks for a receiver.

Buffalo Expenses quarterback Josh Allen searches for a receiver throughout the 2nd half versus the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TELEVISION: None. DirecTV: 707.

Line: Expenses by 12 1/2. O/U: 47 1/2.

The Expenses were embarrassed by Sunday’s 9-6 loss to Jacksonville. Look for a huge bounce-back video game by Josh Allen versus a susceptible Jets defense. Mike White has actually had his minutes for the Jets.

Forecast: Expenses 34, Jets 14

Saints (5-3) at Titans (7-2)

Tennessee Titans receiver A.J. Brown makes a catch but is out of bounds in the end zone.
Tennessee Titans receiver A.J. Brown makes a catch however runs out bounds in the end zone as Rams cornerback Dont’e Deayon attempts to protect in the 2nd quarter at SoFi Arena on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TELEVISION: None. DirecTV: 708.

Line: Titans by 3. O/U: 44 1/2.

As the Rams found, the Titans are no joke — with or without Derrick Henry. Jeffrey Simmons can trigger a great deal of issues in the middle of that protective front. QB disparity injures the Saints.

Forecast: Titans 24, Saints 20

Falcons (4-4) at Cowboys (6-2)

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott responds after tossing a goal pass versus the Denver Broncos in Arlington, Texas on Sunday. (Ron Jenkins / Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TELEVISION: None. DirecTV: 709.

Line: Cowboys by 9. O/U: 54 1/2.

The Cowboys must look more like themselves after humbling loss to Denver recently. Atlanta is prone to the pass, although novice A.J. Terrell is playing well. Matt Ryan keeps Falcons in it.

Forecast: Cowboys 28, Falcons 24

Lions (0-8) at Steelers (5-3)

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward huddles the defense.

Pittsburgh Steelers protective end Cameron Heyward (97) gathers the defense prior to an ownership on Monday in Pittsburgh. (Matt Durisko / Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TELEVISION: None. DirecTV: 710.

Line: Steelers by 8 1/2. O/U: 42 1/2.

Steelers have actually won 4 in a row; the Lions are still trying to find their very first win. Detroit has actually provided some excellent groups issues, however they’ve been terrible sometimes too. Rest serves them well here … to a degree.

Forecast: Steelers 27, Lions 24

Buccaneers (6-2) at Washington Football Group (2-6)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Anthony Nelson in action.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Anthony Nelson in action versus the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 31 in New Orleans. (Tyler Kaufman / Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TELEVISION: None. DirecTV: 711.

Line: Buccaneers by 9 1/2. O/U: 51 1/2.

This playoff match from 10 months back is looking uneven now. A minimum of Washington has actually gotten much healthier with a week off, however its defense is a huge dissatisfaction. Tom Brady gets on track.

Forecast: Buccaneers 31, Washington 20

Panthers (4-5) at Cardinals (8-1)

Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner against the San Francisco 49ers.

Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner versus the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara on Sunday. (Tony Avelar / Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:05 p.m.

TELEVISION: None. DirecTV: 712.

Line: Cardinals by 10 1/2. O/U: 44 1/2.

Christian McCaffrey has actually returned, and knocked off some rust recently. The Panthers are desperate at quarterback, however, which won’t serve them well versus a truly difficult Arizona group.

Forecast: Cardinals 24, Panthers 17

Vikings (3-5) at Chargers (5-3)

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert in action against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert in action versus the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:05 p.m.

TELEVISION: Channel 11. DirecTV: 713.

Line: Chargers by 3. O/U: 53.

Justin Herbert’s death video game is back, and Chargers are back house. Vikings have a respectable pass defense. The Chargers’ huge difficulty will be stopping Dalvin Cook, and they aren’t fantastic vs. run.

Forecast: Vikings 28, Chargers 27

Eagles (3-6) at Broncos (5-4)

Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams runs against the Dallas Cowboys.

Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams runs versus the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas on Sunday. (Michael Ainsworth / Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:25 p.m.

TELEVISION: None. DirecTV: 714.

Line: Broncos by 2 1/2 . O/U: 45.

Broncos played wonderfully at Dallas, and specifically Denver’s secondary. That figures to offer Jalen Harms issues. Philadelphia may be able to move the ball on the ground however it won’t suffice.

Forecast: Broncos 24, Eagles 20

Seahawks (3-5) at Packers (7-2)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love throws.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love tosses throughout the very first half versus the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo. (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:25 p.m.

TELEVISION: Channel 2. DirecTV: 715.

Line: Packers by 3 1/2. O/U: 49 1/2.

This was a marquee video game on paper, and still must be if Russell Wilson returns from his finger injury in prime type. Still, that’s a lot to ask. Seahawks make it close however Green Bay hangs on.

Forecast: Packers 28, Seahawks 24

Chiefs (5-4) at Raiders (5-3)

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr throws a pass for a touchdown against the New York Giants.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr tosses a pass for a goal versus the New york city Giants on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. (John Munson / Associated Press)

Sunday, 5:20 p.m.

TELEVISION: Channel 4.

Line: Chiefs by 21/2. O/U: 511/2.

The Chiefs reshuffled their offending line this season and aren’t the very same controling group we’ve seen the last number of years, however the Raiders are dealing with one interruption after another.

Forecast: Chiefs 30, Raiders 28

Rams (7-2) at 49ers (3-5)

Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp runs with the ball.

Rams pass receiver Cooper Kupp runs with the ball versus the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at SoFi Arena. (Kyusung Gong / Associated Press)

Monday, 5:15 p.m.

TELEVISION: ESPN.

Line: Rams by 4. O/U: 49.

49ers have actually done a great job developing the run versus the Rams, so that’s something to view. However Sean McVay will have his group prepared to rebound from Sunday’s ultra-flat trip versus Tennessee.

Forecast: Rams 31, 49ers 24

This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Times.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.