Of course, I have picked them to win the past two weeks so maybe this is some reverse psychology here. Not only are they dealing with injuries all over the place but their defense is playing horrendous football — and they will be without Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. They’ve lost two games in a row after giving up 47 to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5 and 37 to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6. The Denver Broncos are five-point underdogs to the Cleveland Browns in Week 7 as they hit the road to play on Thursday Night Football.
- They are a game out of a potential playoff spot and the season is getting late rather quickly.
- They also have new acquisition Matt Forte in the backfield who looks motivated and ready to produce big this season with his new team.
- Week 6 was a wild one as the Chiefs lost their second in a row and we found out that San Francisco was for real.
- The Dallas defense is one of the better units in the league though giving up just 19 points a game .
- Every week several domestic and off-shore books post lookahead lines for the following week’s games.
Philadelphia won last year 37-9 in November and then rested most of their starters in the season finale won 6-0 by Dallas. The closest scare that the Saints had was a narrow win over Baltimore near midseason. The Ravens scored near the end of the fourth quarter and appeared ready to send the game to overtime but kicker Justin Tucker missed the first extra-point of his career and New Orleans got the victory.
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Some folks may be scared away by the blowout narrative, but only one starting quarterback has failed to throw for 250+ yards against the Lions this season. The Buccaneers are laying a big number at home this week vs. the Bears. When I first saw this number my initial reaction was to back the Bears. Then I thought about Justin Fields vs. the Buccaneers defense.
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The Eagles have won two of their last three thanks to the play of quarterback Carson Wentz. The third- andalus.nl year pro threw three touchdowns apiece in wins over the Giants and the Jaguars. Carolina is eighth against the run allowing 94.1 yards on the ground per game, but has been susceptible to the pass. Last week against Tampa Bay, the Panthers allowed four touchdown passes to Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
With big names on offense like Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, and Odell Beckam Jr. the Browns were expected to be one of the best teams in the NFL. Thus far in the first two weeks that hasn’t worked out well but Cleveland will look to turn things around Monday night at home. Baker will need help from his two star wideouts Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckam Jr. along with second year stud running back Nick Chubb. The four playmakers are the backbone of the Browns offense but have struggled to put it together thus far after three weeks this season.
In the three games since that win, the Packers have won each time and have won 19 of the last 23 games played between the two teams. The big difference this time around will be the play of Hundley. He is not Rodgers, but if he doesn’t make mistakes Green Bay has a shot at winning at home. The Lions defense is very opportunistic as well which has yielded 16 takeaways so far this season, which is tied for second-best in the league. Detroit already has more takeaways than its defense did in all of 2016. Still, the Lions have found a way to lose three straight after starting the season 3-1.
Drew Brees returned for the Saints last week, and while he completed less than 50% of his passes, he did throw for three touchdowns in a shootout against the Chiefs. He’ll likely have better results this week against Minnesota, although Michael Thomas remains on Injured Reserve for New Orleans. I’m picking the Saints to earn a bounce-back win, but I’ll take the Vikings to put up enough points to make this an entertaining, high-scoring affair on Christmas. In his first year at the helm, Nick Sirianni’s offense has come together reasonably well and relatively quickly. Especially the passing attack and the growth being displayed by Jalen Hurts. The second-year quarterback is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 1,167 yards and seven passing touchdowns, including a career-high 387 passing yards last week against the Chiefs.
The 49ers (3-3) desperately want last week to be an indication of their quality, and the Patriots (2-3) are hoping the opposite is true for them. San Francisco opened a big early lead and cruised to a win over the Rams. New England lost at home to Denver despite Cam Newton being given several easy chances to push his team ahead.
Exactly 33 years to the day when former Washington quarterback Joe Theisman suffered the same injury, Smith went down midway through the third quarter when he was sacked by Kareem Jackson. Colt McCoy replaced Smith and threw a touchdown pass but could not lead Washington back to a victory. Pittsburgh has won four of the last five and nine of the last eleven against the Chargers. Four of the past five games between the two teams have been played in Pittsburgh, site of Sunday night’s game.
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Raiders’ starter Derek Carr suffered a season-ending broken fibula in a Week 16 win over Indianapolis. Backup Matt McGloin started last week’s game against Denver but injured his left shoulder giving way to Connor Cook, who suffered through his first action of the season. Rodgers, who threw 40 touchdown passes during the regular season, is one of the big reasons why the Packers have won their last seven games in a row. That includes a dismantling of one of the NFL’s best defenses in the New York Giants. Rodgers has thrown four touchdowns in each of the Packers last three games and the offense has scored 30-plus points five games in a row. The Dallas defense will be ready though just as they were earlier in the season when they held Rodgers and Green Bay to just 16 points in a win.