Each week Dan Barber, Fergus Head, Reece Mowlem and Owen Turner pick one team who is a lock and certain to win their game and one team who will cause a shock and win their game despite being the underdog. Below are this week's picks.
Lock: STEELERS over Colts
Now I haven't been the best with my locks of late. Nonetheless, I am confident of success with this pick. The Steelers are just getting fired up, and are slowly realising that they have the firepower to be a real contender this season. They are coming fresh off a bye, and the Colts have just shut down both Andrew Luck and Vontae Davis for the season. I predict a win for the Black and Gold.
Shock: FALCONS over Cowboys
The Falcons have been terrible of late and are truly feeling the Super Bowl hangover. Meanwhile the Cowboys have been extremely impressive, as was clear in their dominant win over the Chiefs a week ago. Potentially, this could be the first week that Ezekiel Elliott doesn't play, which would massively help the Falcons' chances. Regardless of that, the Falcons have to turn things around quickly, and I'm calling for that to happen this week, as Jones and Ryan emphatically impress against America's team.
Lock: PATRIOTS over Broncos
The Patriots win.
Shock: REDSKINS over Vikings
The Redskins win.
Lock: LIONS over Browns
I'm sorry to be boring but I need to get back on track with my locks so this week I'm staying safe. The Browns continue to be bad, simple as that.
Shock: CHARGERS over Jaguars
I picked the Chargers to win their division in the off season and although that doesn't look likely, I do think they'll find a way into the playoffs. The Jaguars haven't won in back to back weeks all year (their bye separated their back to back wins) and I expect them to fall short in Week 10 against a Chargers team that really need to win to keep their season alive. It will be a low scoring contest but I see the Chargers edging it.
Lock: RAMS over Texans
Still 100% on my locks this year and hoping the red hot Rams will roll over the post Watson Texans. It's simple really, Sean McVay's offense will be too hot to handle for a Texans defence that can't rely on it's offense to put up points and bail them out. Rams at home all day.
Shock: BRONCOS over Patriots
Yup, the resident Patriots fan is picking his own team to lose on the road in what has been a historically bad matchup for New England in recent times. There is no love lost in this rivalry and you can be certain that Mile High will be the loudest stadium in the NFL this weekend. Tom Brady has only won 1 of his last 4 visits, granted Peyton Manning isn't around anymore, but he has still struggled greatly to put up points on the notorious Denver secondary. If the Broncos can run the ball effectively and generate a turnover or two, I can easily see Denver winning this one.
Mowlem is a sports writer from Reading, United Kingdom. All articles are written by Reece Mowlem (unless stated otherwise).