Arizona Cardinals @ New York Giants, MetLife Stadium, 1:00 PM (Giants -4, O/U: 50.5)
The Cardinals leaky defense gets Patrick Peterson back this week. Murray has had a solid start to the season even with a weak offensive line. 2-3-1 is a better than expected outcome given a rookie QB and rookie head coach. The Giants get their star running back, Saquon Barkley, back and just in time as the team is only 1 game out of 1st in the NFC East. Daniel Jones will be able to have a more balanced game behind him so that he can get back on track. Take the Giants to cover in the under, Giants 27-20.
Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium, 1:00 PM (Colts -1.5, O/U: 47.5)
The Texans take their top 10 offense into Indy in a battle against a division rival for the top of the AFC South. The Texans also boast the leagues best redzone offense, converting 72% of their trips into TD’s. The Colts are a middle of the road team offensively and rarely make mistakes but are not great in the redzone and also one of the league’s worst defensively in the redzone. Both teams are careful with the ball, the Colts are one of the best teams in not turning the ball over. Expect a close one. Take the Texans to cover in the win, in the over, Texans 27-24.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cincinnati Bengals, Paul Brown Stadium, 1:00 PM (Bengals +4.5, O/U: 44.5)
The Jaguars lose one of the key parts of their defense, a shutdown corner in Ramsey. Their pass defense was middle of the road with him, I can’t imagine it will get better but the rush defense holds them strong as they’ve held on to the a top 10 spot in redzone defense, allowing less than half of the trips to end up in the endzone. Minshew is holding strong, completing 64% of his throw and keeping turnovers to a minimum (TD’s and 2 picks). The Bengals bring the worst redzone offense into this matchup as their run game still hasn’t gotten off the ground. Mixon hasn’t cracked 300 yards yet and the line has allowed 22 sacks, 3rd worst in the league. Still no Green and talks of trade create doubt in the locker room about the confidence in the team, especially being 0-6. Take the Jaguars to cover in the under, Jaguars 23-17.
Los Angeles Rams @ Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1:00 PM (Falcons +4, O/U: 54.5)
The Rams have been on a surprising 3 game slide. During the stretch, Goof has been slumping, throwing just 3 TD’s and 4 picks. Last week he couldn’t crack 100 yards passing. The rushing game is slacking immensely as they’ve slid out of the top 5 in most offensive categories. The Rams were in the bottom half of the league in pass defense and went out to grab Jalen Ramsey to improve that. The Falcons bring to the plate, the 2nd best passing offense in the game to test the Rams newly acquired corner. The rushing game hasn’t been there for the dirty birds, in which they’ve had to rely heavily on Matty Ice. The Falcons however, bring the worst or one of the worst defenses in the league which the Rams may recover on them. Take the Falcons to cover but the Rams to win, in the over, Rams 30-27.
Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills, New Era Field, 1:00 PM (Bills -17, O/U: 41.5)
Take the Bills to cover in the under, Bills 27-9.
Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions, Ford Field, 1:00 PM (Lions +2.5, O/U: 43.5)
Take the Lions to cover in the win, in the under, Lions 23-20.
Oakland Raiders @ Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, 1:00 PM (Packers -5.5, O/U: 47.5)
Take the Packers to cover in the over, Packers 27-21.
San Francisco 49ers @ Washington Redskins, FedEx Field, 1:00 PM (Redskins +10, O/U: 39.5)
Take the 49ers to cover in the over, 49ers 31-16.
Los Angeles Chargers @ Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium, 4:05 PM (Titans -3, O/U: 42.5)
Take the Chargers to cover in the over, Chargers 27-20.
Baltimore Ravens @ Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field, 4:25 PM (Seahawks -3, O/U: 49.5)
Take the Seahawks to cover in the over, Seahawks 31-24.
New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, 4:25 PM (Bears -4, O/U: 37.5)
Take the Saints to cover but the Bears to win in the over, Bears 21-20.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium, 8:20 PM, NBC (Cowboys -3, O/U: 49.5)
Take the Eagles to cover and win in the over, Eagles 27-24.
Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5:
- LA Rams at Atlanta – LA Rams (-2.5)
- Houston at Indianapolis – Indianapolis (-1)
- Arizona at NY Giants – NY Giants (-3)
- Baltimore at Seattle – Baltimore (+3)
- Philadelphia at Dallas – Philadelphia (+2.5)