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Surprising teams on wrong side of Week 10 blowouts

Surprising teams on wrong side of Week 10 blowouts

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It was another blowout-filled weekend in the NFL, only this time several of teams on the losing end came from teams near the top of the standings.

For the second time in four weeks, six games were decided by at least 21 points, the first time that has happened twice in a season since 2009 and just the fifth time ever.

Five of the six teams on the wrong side of those lopsided games were teams that entered the weekend with a .500 or better record with Atlanta losing 43-3 to Dallas, Las Vegas falling 41-14 to Kansas City, the Rams losing 31-10 to San Francisco, Arizona getting beat 34-10 by Carolina and Cleveland getting knocked off 45-7 by New England.

The other blowout was far more predictable with the struggling New York Jets getting beat 45-17 by Buffalo.

This marked just the second time in NFL history that five teams that came into the week without a losing record got beat by at least 21 points, according to Sportradar. The other came in Week 17 of the 2009 season when many of those teams were resting key players for the playoffs.

Blowouts have been extremely common so far this season with the 24 games decided by at least 24 points tied for the second most through 10 weeks since the merger, trailing only the 29 in 1975.

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