Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1:00p, CBS (Bengals -1, O/U: 47)
Browns haven’t strung together wins in a long time. Huge win last week against the Falcons, used up a ton of energy and emotion to pull off. Bengals head a bad loss at home against the Saints but hung in there on the road against division rival Ravens. Take the Bengals to cover in the over, Bengals 31-20.
Jacksonville at Buffalo, 1:00p, CBS (Bills +3, O/U: 37)
Sacksonville will have their hands full with Allen back for the Bill’s (it’s legit this time, I actually checked before writing this). Fournette has been a difference maker for the offense and they don’t have to rely on Bortles. As I mentioned, welcome back Allen but what a tough defense to face in your first game back. It’ll be similar to the Jags at Colts earlier this season, back and forth until the end. Take the Jaguars to cover in the over, Jags 28-24.
New England at N.Y. Jets, 1:00p, CBS (Jets +13, O/U: 46.5)
Patriots were only 9.5 point favorites before Gronk was listed as active. I don’t think he’s worth that much of a swing. Jets are coming off of a bye but they looked ugly before it and I don’t think there’s much they can improve in with just more prep time, they need players on offense. Take the Patriots to cover in the under, Patriots 31-17.
N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1:00p, FOX (Eagles -5, O/U:50)
The Giants offense is looking good as of late. Eli is completing a bunch of his passes and they’re having fun, big key. The Eagles had another key secondary injury which amounts to about a handful of starters on defense being out. Don’t get me wrong, the Eagles can still be effective on offense. Take the Giants to cover in the loss, in the over, Eagles 27-24.
Oakland at Baltimore, 1:00p, CBS (Ravens -13, O/U: 42)
I really don’t like this number on the Ravens but the Raiders are so inefficient in offense and have had close games only against bad teams. Jackson is exciting and is facing the league’s 31st worst defense against the run. Take the Ravens to cover in the under, Ravens 27-13.
Seattle at Carolina, 1:00p, FOX (Panthers -3, O/U: 47)
The Seahawks have been giving teams fits in the road the last bunch of road games but the Panthers play awesome at home and Cam has been dialed in at home, high completion percentage. Take the Panthers to cover in the over, Panthers 31-24.
San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1:00p, FOX (Buccs -2, O/U: 54.5)
49ers can score but lose former first rounder Foster at linebacker due to domestic violence issues. Buccs have all the yards but no scores, expect that to change today. Take the Buccs to cover in the under, Buccs 28-20.
Arizona at L.A. Chargers, 4:05p, FOX (Chargers -14, O/U: 43.5)
Cards are horrific on offense, they can move it between the rookie hookup (Rosen/Kirk) but they haven’t done much outside of them. Johnson finally has started seeing some consistency. The Charges don’t play as well at home as on the road (broken record) but it’s the Cards. Take the Chargers to cover in the over, Chargers 36-17.
Pittsburgh at Denver, 4:25p, CBS (Broncos +3, O/U: 47.5)
It’s cold, they’re throwing salt down on the stands for the fans but the Steelers are a tough team and also play in the cold. The better run game wins here. Take the Broncos to cover in the loss, in the under, Steelers 21-20.
Miami at Indianapolis, 4:25p, CBS (Colts -9, O/U: 52)
Colts spank the Dolphins. Not much else to say, Colts look legit. Take the Colts to cover in the over, Colts 36-20.
Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:20p, NBC (Vikings -3, O/U: 48)
Both teams had close, though losses last week against surging teams. The Vikings didn’t look themselves on offense but Rodgers looked really good. Difference maker will be the quarterback play. Take the Packers to cover in the win, in the over, Packers 31-27.
Colin Cowherd’s Blazin 5:
- Chicago at Detroit – Detroit (+3.5)
- Seattle at Carolina – Carolina (-3.5)
- Cleveland at Cincinnati – Cleveland (+3)
- NY Giants at Philadelphia – Philadelphia (-6)
- Green Bay at Minnesota – Green Bay (+3.5)