1. Carolina Panthers (-3.5) vs. NO – The Panthers will exact revenge against the Saints after being embarrassed two weeks ago. New Orleans is an average team away from the dome and will drop the No. 2 seed after this week. Carolina will cover the point spread and win by at least a TD.
2. San Francisco 49ers (-13) vs. Atl – The Falcons will want no part of the 49ers on Monday Night. The D will smother Matt Ryan and Co. en route to a 27-6 win.
3. Detroit Lions (-9) vs. NYG – The Lions loss on Monday was devastating, but they’ll get back in the W column with an easy win here. The Giants have mailed it in and are playing with a number of back-ups due to injury.
4. Chicago Bears (+3) vs. Phi – See money line bet.
Rounding things out
Baltimore Ravens (-2) vs. NE – The Patriots are in big trouble without TE Rob Gronkowski. Physical teams do very well against Brady and Co. sans Gronk.
Cincinnati Bengals (-8) vs. Min – The Bengals are a different home team.
Dallas Cowboys (-3) vs. Was – The Skins are an even bigger mess at this point.
Money Line Bet
Chicago Bears (+130) vs. Phi – The Eagles good fortune ended in their 48-30 loss to the Adrian Peterson-less Vikings. This match-up is fairly even but the Bears are the better overall team, and will pull out the close win.