This week is always tough to figure out given all of the top teams sitting starters, dare I say harder than trying to figure out week 1. I’ll give it my best shot as usual.
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1:00p, FOX (Buccs +2, O/U: 52)
A meaningless divisional battle but not a totally meaningless game as for some, it’s an audition for a roster spot next year and bragging rights over the other team. The spread records for these two aren’t great but Tamp has covered more games surprisingly. Take the hotter team (as of late) the Falcons to cover in the under, Falcons 28-24.
Carolina at New Orleans, 1:00p, FOX (Saints -7, O/U: 42.5)
The Panthers are down to their 3rd starting quarterback as Cam has been shutdown for the year. McCaffrey hauled in most of the workload last week and it still wasn’t enough. The Saints are starting Teddy Bridgewater as they rest some guys for the playoffs. The Saints have been fortunate enough all year to not have to deal with many injuries to key players and they have good depth. Take the Saints in the over, Saints 27-17.
Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1:00p, FOX (Giants -6, O/U: 41)
Take the Cowboys to cover in the loss, in the over, Giants 24-20.
Detroit at Green Bay, 1:00p, FOX (Packers -7.5, O/U: 44.5)
Take the Packers to cover in the over, Packers 31-23.
Jacksonville at Houston , 1:00p, CBS (Texans -7, O/U: 39.5)
Take the Texans in the over, Texans 27-17.
Miami at Buffalo, 1:00p, CBS (Bills -5.5, O/U: 39.5)
Take the Bills to cover in the over, Bills 27-21.
N.Y. Jets at New England, 1:00p, CBS (Patriots -14, O/U: 46)
Take the Jets to cover in the loss, in the over, Patriots 28-21.
Oakland at Kansas City, 4:25p, CBS (Chiefs -14, O/U: 52.5)
Take the Chiefs to cover in the over, Chiefs 36-20.
Cleveland at Baltimore, 4:25p, CBS (Ravens -6.5, O/U: 41)
Take the Browns to cover in the loss, in the under, Ravens 21-17.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh , 4:25p, CBS (Steelers -14, O/U: 45)
Take the Steelers to cover in the under, Steelers 28-13.
Chicago at Minnesota, 4:25p, FOX (Vikings -6, O/U: 40)
Take the Vikings to cover in the over, Vikings 28-20.
Philadelphia at Washington, 4:25p, FOX (Redskins +6.5, O/U: 42.5)
Take the Eagles to cover in the under, Eagles 24-17.
Arizona at Seattle, 4:25p, FOX (Seahawks -14, O/U: 39.5)
Take the Seahawks to cover in the over, Seahawks 31-10.
L.A. Chargers at Denver , 4:25p, CBS (Broncos +7, O/U: 43)
Take the Chargers in the over, Chargers 31-20.
San Francisco at L.A. Rams, 4:25p, FOX (Rams -10.5, O/U: 49.5)
Take the 49ers to cover in the loss, in the over, Rams 31-20.
Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20p, NBC (Titans +5, O/U: 43.5)
Take the Colts to cover in the over, Colts 28-20.
Colin Cowherd’s Blazin 5:
Cleveland at Baltimore – Cleveland (+6)