Life does not always play out as it is supposed to, but if you know some of the trends and notes going into things, you can get an idea for what is most likely to occur. Headed into Sunday’s NFL Week 10 games, here are some news and notes and trends to consider.

Chris Johnson has averaged 115 yards in his past 6 games after a rough start. Today’s opponent, the Dolphins, have a much better rushing defense than you might guess (3rd in the NFL), but that didn’t stop CJ from lighting up the Bears last week to the tune of 141 yards and a score.

When facing teams with a record of .500 or better, Cam Newton is 2-10.  That doesn’t fare well for him as Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos visit today for their NFL Week 10 game.

Still stuck in the mindset that the New Orleans Saints aren’t doing well this season? Just consider them 3-1, which is their record after the 0-4 start. Today’s game with the undefeated Atlanta Falcons should be one of the top 3 contests on the NFL Week 10 slate.

Here’s an all-time statistics that New York Giants Fans shouldn’t like, going into today’s road game against the dangerous Bengals: Eli Manning has an all-time NFL record of 27-5 in October, but in November games he’s 13-18. Also, the Giants are 0-5 all-time playing the Bengals in Cincinnati.

Baltimore Ravens host the Oakland Raiders in NFL Week 10, having won 14 straight at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, and 22 of their last 23 at home. That doesn’t fare well for the Raiders, especially in a 1 pm start when the Silver & Black are already playing on the opposite coast with Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson inactive for the game. The Raiders are also battling history, as they have never beaten the Ravens in Baltimore, a city which they haven’t won in since December 24th in 1977 against the Colts.

Other key inactives: Percy Harvin, Darren Sproles, Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez. What that means:

Last time they played the Lions, Percy Harvin wasn’t a factor much in the offense (34 total yards  on 3 rushes and 3 receptions), but he did score on special teams – which was the difference in the 20-13 game.  Kyle Rudolph only had 2 catches that game, the only time during that 5 game stretch where he didn’t have a touchdown. Perhaps they’ll look to him again today, but I’d be betting that Adrian Peterson goes over 100 yards again like he did against Detroit back in week 4.

Chris Ivory got the most yardage against the Eagles last week in another game where Sproles didn’t play, but I’d be surprised if that happens again this week. Ivory averaged 4.8 yards per carry that game, but Pierre Thomas averaged a little over 7, and Mark Ingram went a little over 6.  That trio should prove potent against the Falcons.

Taiwan Jones and Marcel Reece are probably splitting the backfield in Oakland, but Reece is the only DECENT fantasy football play between those two, given his ability to catch the ball – which was on full display week 9 against the Buccaneers where he caught 8 of the 9 passes thrown his way, getting 95 yards and a score in the process.

Emmanuel Sanders and Mike Wallace are likely to get more stats for the Steelers with Antonio Brown out. The Chiefs don’t have a great team, though their pass defense is decent (top 16) – with an interception in each of their last 6 games.

The San Diego Chargers are undefeated against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, at 5-0. But with Vincent Jackson now looking for some revenge against the team who wouldn’t pay him big-time money, that’s probably going to be changed this week.