1. Detroit Lions (-3.5) vs. Atl – The only thing keeping the point spread so low is the game being in London. Odds makers must assume the neutral location could have an adverse affect on the Lions. We don’t see it. The Falcons are a mess – especially along the OL, and will be beaten thoroughly in the trenches. Look for an easy win and dominating defensive effort.
2. Cincinnati Bengals (+1) vs. Bal – Not a lot has gone right for the Bengals recently and they’re coming off a 27-0 whipping at the hands of the Colts. AJ Green should return this week which means the passing game will return. That will also open up things in the run game. The Ravens are playing well but look for Cincinnati to bounce back at home.
3. Seattle Seahawks (-4.5) vs. Car – There has been a lot of turmoil since the Percy Harvin trade. Seattle is coming off two losses but will get back to their winning ways against defensively challenged Panthers team.
4. Green Bay Packers (+1.5) vs. NO – See money line bet.
Rounding Things Out
New York Jets (-2.5) vs. Buf – The addition of Percy Harvin will open things up for the offense. NY typically plays well against the Bills in their home park too.
New England Patriots (-7) vs. Chi – The Bears have been exposed the past few weeks defensively and that will happen again in Foxboro.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2.5) vs. Min – Teddy Bridgewater is struggling. The Bucs are coming off a bye and getting healthier. Look for an win by a TD.
Money Line Bet
Green Bay Packers (+105) vs. NO – Something is off for this Saints team. They’re not playing very well defensively and they’re not putting up monster numbers offensively as in previous years. Green Bay enters on a hot streak and Aaron Rodgers is playing as well as anyone in the league. Look for the Packers to come into New Orleans and steal the victory on Sunday Night.