Week 10 NFL game viewability rankings

Week 10 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you're completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard to what to watch, we've ranked all 14 games from most appealing to least enticing.

1. Broncos at Chargers (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS): Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers have been the best two quarterbacks in the game this season. In San Diego, it's completely possible the Bolts pull off the upset against a mortal Broncos team. This should be close and exciting, and there's a lot on the line.

2. Cowboys at Saints (Sunday night, NBC): Everything Dallas touches turns to drama, and the Saints know a thing or two about that as well. In the Superdome, this prime-time matchup between two division leaders should be gold.

3. Lions at Bears (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): If Jay Cutler plays, this is superb matchup. But it's good regardless, because the Packers are a mess sans Aaron Rodgers. The winner here has a real shot at winning the NFC North.

4. Panthers at 49ers (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, FOX): There's a chance the Niners blow them out, but maybe not. The Panthers have dusted four straight bad teams to get to 5-3, and now they're looking to make a statement. This is a great matchup regardless of what's on the line, because we've got Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick vs. good defenses.

5. Bengals at Ravens (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): Really interesting circumstances here. Either the AFC North becomes very interesting (especially now that Geno Atkins is out) or the defending Super Bowl champions lose at home to a shorthanded rival to fall to 3-6. 

6. Eagles at Packers (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): No Aaron Rodgers for the Packers, but they're still supposed to win at home against the exciting and unpredictable Eagles. I get the feeling we'll have lots of fireworks here.

7. Redskins at Vikings (Thursday night, NFL Network): TNF has seen better nights, and this one has turnover-fest written all over it. I get the feeling it could also be lopsided with the Redskins gaining some momentum. But you've still got Robert Griffin III and Adrian Peterson.

8. Raiders at Giants (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): At home after their bye, the Giants could make it three wins in a row and continue to place themselves within reaching distance of the NFC East lead. I'm just not sure this game will remain close.

9. Dolphins at Buccaneers (Monday night, ESPN): This isn't pretty, but the Bucs are still trying to avoid history by winning at least once and the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin drama should be featured in a big way. It's not a great matchup, but it's still sort of intriguing for those reasons.

10. Seahawks at Falcons (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): This looked like such a sweet matchup in August, especially in Atlanta. But it seems the Falcons have thrown in the towel. Seattle has been cutting it close lately, so if the Falcons come alive with the return of Roddy White and make this interesting at home, it'll become worthy of our attention in the second half.

11. Rams at Colts (Sunday. 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Would have at least been fun to see two recent No. 1 overall draft picks battle it out at quarterback, but instead the Colts should crush the Kellen Clemens-led Rams in Indy.

12. Texans at Cardinals (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS): We all know neither team is going anywhere, and it's not as though this game will feature much in the way of offense.

13. Jaguars at Titans (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): This only becomes viewable if the Jags stand a chance in the fourth quarter.

14. Bills at Steelers (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): We probably got confirmation last week that neither of these teams is going anywhere in 2013.

Brad Gagnon

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com (covering Super Bowls XLIV, XLV and XLVI), a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Bloguin, but his day gig has him covering all things NFC East for Bleacher Report.

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