1. New England Patriots (-7) vs. Pit – It’ll likely remain close for the 1st quarter, but New England will roll on this day. QB Ben Roethlisberger‘s absence will prove too much against the Patriots.
2. LA Rams (+3) vs. NYG – The Giants offense is still too flawed to express any confidence in it. Expect a close game, but for the Rams D to keep Eli and Co. in check. Offensively, the Rams will do just enough to pull out the close win.
3. Kansas City Chiefs (-6) vs. NO – Defense beats offense, and that doesn’t bode well for the Saints. Look for the Chiefs to play ball control and win by double digits Sunday.
4. Oakland Raiders (+1) vs. Jax – This game is evenly matched, but Oakland is undefeated on the road this year. Stick with the hot hand.
Rounding Things Out
Detroit Lions (-1.5) vs. Was – Washington’s four game winning streak will come to an end this week.
Baltimore Ravens (+2) vs. NYJ – The Ravens are banged up across the board. However, the Jets will be starting QB Geno Smith this week.
Denver Broncos (-8.5) vs Houston Texans – Bill O’brien has been out coached in every big game this season. Denver’s defense will be all over Osweiler and Co. and the Broncos will win by double digits.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Phi (O/U 40) UNDER - Two strong defenses in this one. Philly has insight into QB Sam Bradford’s tendencies from his year with the team, and QB Wentz has hit a rookie wall. And is facing a very tough Vikings D.