1. Chicago Bears (-5) vs. Det – The Lions are a one dimensional offense and the Bears will render QB Matt Stafford and Co. ineffective on Monday because of that. It plays right into Chicago’s hands.
Offensively, the Bears can take advantage of the weakness in the Lions secondary and will cover the point spread with a double digit win on Monday Night.
2. Buffalo Bills (-3) vs. Ten – The Titans are an odd team, but not a very good one, especially on the road. Look for the Bills to make it two straight pretty easily when Tennessee heads to Orchard Park.
3. Dallas Cowboys (-2) vs. Car – The Cowboys have their share of issues, but Cam Newton has taken a noticeable step back in his 2nd year as defenses have adjusted to him. The Cowboys D in particular is very good this year and will get after Newton all afternoon. Offensively, Tony Romo will have his way with this defense.
New England Patriots (-10.5) vs. NYJ – The Jets will find out painfully that the Patriots are not the Colts.
Oakland Raiders (-4) vs. JAX – The Raiders will play their most complete game of the season and beat the Jags by at least a TD.
St. Louis Rams (+5.5) vs. GB – Look for a bit of a letdown from the Packers after their big win in Houston a week ago.
Money Line Bet
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+115) vs. NO – The Bucs are a more disciplined team this season under Greg Schiano and have done a much better job of cutting down on costly mistakes. The Saints on the other hand haven’t, and most of that has to do with their coaching.
In the NFL, it doesn’t matter if you have one of the best QBs in the land, because if you don’t have the coaching, it’s often the difference between a win and a loss.
Look for Tampa to run the ball, bend but not break on defense, and pull out the close win in Week 7.