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Picking winners for Week 10 NFL games

Each week, the Around The League writer with the worst record in picks has to write our introduction. This week, that man is Kevin Patra.

In case you missed it, Ryan Riess, who once attended Our Lady of the Lakes High School in Waterford, Mich., won $8.4 million Tuesday night at the World Series of Poker.

This is pertinent -- not because the 23-year-old now can make it rain something serious at a club -- but because of the jersey he wore.

During the two-day event, Riess sported a Calvin Johnson jersey.

Seriously, Megatron brings magic to any situation. (I wonder if Diddy helped out Riess at all?)

The lesson was obvious. If I wanted to dominate picks this week, I needed to shun the stained shirt and slip on No. 81's Detroit Lions jersey.

I went with home colors.


REDSKINS AT VIKINGS (Thurs., 8 p.m. ET, NFL Network)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling

Gregg Rosenthal


SEAHAWKS AT FALCONS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling

Since realignment in 2002, no team has repeated as NFC South champion. The Falcons were NFC South champions in 2012. It's not looking good for 2013.


BENGALS AT RAVENS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Kevin Patra, Chris Wesseling

Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler


LIONS AT BEARS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling

Marc Sessler


EAGLES AT PACKERS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Kevin Patra

Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


RAMS AT COLTS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Did you know that the Rams' and Colts' franchises once were traded for each other?

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


RAIDERS AT GIANTS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Football fans will be on the edge of their seats during the NFL season's second half, wondering if Chris Wesseling will have to eat his softball pants.

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


BILLS AT STEELERS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Gregg Rosenthal

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


JAGUARS AT TITANS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Shockingly, you only have to go back to Week 7 to find an ATL expert picking the Jaguars to win. Unsurprisingly, it was Patra.

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


PANTHERS AT 49ERS (Sun., 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS)

Gregg Rosenthal

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


TEXANS AT CARDINALS (Sun., 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling

Kevin Patra, Marc Sessler


BRONCOS AT CHARGERS (Sun., 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling

We're sure the ATL experts know that Philip Rivers is one of just four quarterbacks (two are still active) who Peyton Manning has a losing record against (with a minimum of five starts).


COWBOYS AT SAINTS (Sun., 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC)

We're sure the ATL experts remember the last time these two teams met. The Saints were undefeated, and the Cowboys went into the Superdome and ruined New Orleans' hopes of a perfect season.

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


DOLPHINS AT BUCCANEERS (Mon., 8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra


Week 9 record

Marc Sessler: 10-3
Dan Hanzus: 9-4
Gregg Rosenthal: 9-4
Chris Wesseling: 7-6
Kevin Patra: 6-7

Season record

Gregg Rosenthal: 92-41
Chris Wesseling: 86-47
Kevin Patra: 84-49
Marc Sessler: 83-50
Dan Hanzus: 81-52

First-place finishes

Gregg Rosenthal: 3
Kevin Patra: 3
Chris Wesseling: 3
Dan Hanzus: 1
Marc Sessler: 2

Last-place finishes

Dan Hanzus: 3
Kevin Patra: 3
Marc Sessler: 2
Gregg Rosenthal: 1
Chris Wesseling: 1

Hero picks*

Gregg Rosenthal: 5
Dan Hanzus: 4
Marc Sessler: 4
Kevin Patra: 2
Chris Wesseling: 1

* Only person to pick a game right.

Around The League experts made their picks for the Week 10 games. You can make your own picks with the NFL Weekly Pick 'Em fantasy game.

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