1. Kansas City Chiefs (-9.5) vs. NYJ – Things are bad for the Jets now. They’ve turned to QB Michael Vick in a move of desperation and the washed up former top pick will find life miserable all day by a swarming Chiefs D. Look for a 27-10 finish with Kansas City easily covering the point spread.
2. Arizona Cardinals (+4) vs. Dal – See money line bet.
3. Cincinnati Bengals (-11) vs. Jax – The Jaguars D is an improving bunch, but they’re still not getting much help from the offense. Cincinnati is a bit banged up on D but the reinsertion of AJ Green into the lineup will open up this offense once again and that will lead to the rout at home.
4. Minnesota Vikings (EVEN) vs. Was – The Skins get RGIII back but there’s a lot of question marks surrounding him. Let’s not forget how horrible he looked a year ago and then again in the opener at Houston. The Vikings are slowly improving under QB Teddy Bridgewater and the defense is making strides.
Rounding Things Out
New England Patriots (+3) vs. Den – On paper this looks like a win for Denver, but Peyton and Co. don’t perform at the same level on the road and the Pats are starting to roll.
Pittsburgh Steelers (+2) vs. Bal – The Ravens have had the Steelers number recently but these games in Pittsburgh are always close. Big Ben’s young weapons are starting to make their presence felt and that will be the difference.
Houston Texans (+2) vs. Phi – Look for the Texans to ride Arian Foster to a close win at home.
Money Line Bet
Arizona Cardinals (+111) vs. Dal – There is still some question marks surrounding Tony Romo’s availability this week. Regardless, the Cardinals strengths (stopping the run and throwing the ball) help them here. The run sets up everything for the Cowboys so look for the Cardinals to load the box to limit DeMarco Murray’s effectiveness. Offensively, the Cards passing game is a mismatch for Dallas and that will end up being the difference.