1. Denver Broncos (-7.5) vs. SD – The Broncos overcame a 24 point halftime deficit in their earlier game to still win by double digits. Covering the 7.5 point spread won’t be as difficult for Peyton Manning and Co. this time. The Chargers are a cut below this year.
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1.5) vs. Car – The Bucs figured out Cam Newton in Week 1 and have found their stride of late. The Panthers are still trying to figure out how to play a complete game.
3. Detroit Lions (+3.5) vs. GB – Both teams are banged up but figure the home team will keep it to within a FG – if not winning outright – as they are the more desperate team of the two. Green Bay will also be without LB Clay Matthews.
4. Philadelphia Eagles (+3.5) vs. Was – See money line bet.
New England Patriots (-9.5) vs. Ind – This is a lot of points to give to an up and coming team but HC Bill Belichick has been known to dial up creative game plans when facing prominent rookie QBs over his career. We expect a 30-20 finish.
Cincinnati Bengals (-3) vs. KC – The Bengals are poised to make a run here over the next few weeks.
Jacksonville Jaguars (+15.5) vs. Hou – The Texans are coming off a hard fought Sunday Night win vs. the Bears and will play again on Thanksgiving in Detroit, just four days later. This has the look of a trap game.
Money Line Bet
Philadelphia Eagles (+170) vs. Was – No matter how bad things get, Andy Reid teams always seems to play well vs. the Redskins. Rookie QB Nick Foles 1st career start adds a different dimension to this game, which may present challenges for the Skins who have no film on him.
Regardless, the Redskins have lost an astonishing 8 games in a row to rookie signal callers and that will become 9 on Sunday.