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Our Week 10 picks

Who's your favorite Ryan? Rob or Rex.

Personally, I like them both. But I hear Rex more often, so I guess I think he's a bit funnier. 

Why does this matter? It's the (extremely scientific) reason why I went with the Jets (-3) this week. Glauber, who leads all Newsday handicappers with 69 wins on the season, must like Rob, because he went with Cleveland.

Quick story before I get to the picks... The first professional football game I ever covered was on Nov. 30, 2008 when the Jets hosted the Denver Broncos. At the time, the Jets were 8-3 under the guidance of some old fart quarterback you may have heard of who does Wrangler jeans commercials.

That day, an unknown rookie running back named Peyton Hillis rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries for Denver in a 34-17 win. Starting the day, the Jets lost four of their next five to finish 9-7 and miss the playoffs. That same Hillis guy has 873 yards (644 rushing, 229 receiving) and eight touchdowns for the Browns this season.

Also, Cleveland is 6-2 against the spread at home in their last eight games, and 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 overall. 

So what's my point exactly?

Watch out Jet fans, Hillis may play grim reaper on your season again. But hey, don't sweat it ... at least you're not the Islanders.

Anyway, here are our Week 10 picks, including best bets and season records.

(All picks are against the spread. The Packers, Raiders, Saints and Chargers are on a bye.)

Happy Sunday everyone!


Bills (-3) over Lions

Vikings (-1) over Bears

Browns (+3) over Jets

Colts (-7) over Bengals

Titans (-1.5) over Dolphins

Buccaneers (-6.5) over Panthers, best bet

Texans (+2) over Jaguars

Chiefs (-1) over Broncos

Cardinals (-3) over Seahawks

Rams (+6) over 49ers

Cowboys (+14) over Giants

Steelers (-4.5) over Pats

Eagles (-3) over Redskins 

Best bets: 3-6

Last week: 7-5-1

Season record: 69-57-4

Mascaro's picks (home teams in caps): Lions (+3) over BILLS, Vikings (-1) over BEARS, Jets (-3) over BROWNS, COLTS (-7) over Bengals, Titans (-1.5) over DOLPHINS, BUCS (-6.5) over Panthers, JAGUARS (-2) over Texans, Chiefs (-1) over BRONCOS, CARDINALS (-3) over Seahawks, Rams (+6) over 49ERS, GIANTS (-14) over Cowboys, STEELERS (-4.5) over Pats, REDSKINS (+3) over Eagles.

Best bet: Colts

Best bets: 6-3

Last week: 8-4-1

Season record: 68-58-4


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