MATCHUP; SPREAD; MONEYLINE; OVER/UNDER
NYG at Los Angeles; NYG -3; NYG -145, LA +125; +/- 44
Minnesota at Philadelphia; MIN -3; MIN -155, PHI +135; +/- 40
New Orleans at Kansas City; KC -6.5; NO +220, KC -260; +/- 50.5
Washington at Detroit; DET -1.5; WAS +105, DET -125; +/- 49.5
Cleveland at Cincinnati; CIN -10; CLE +370, CIN -450; +/- 45.5
Buffalo at Miami; BUF -3; BUF -145, MIA +125; +/- 43.5
Oakland at Jacksonville; JAX -1; OAK -105, JAX -115; +/- 47.5
Indianapolis at Tennessee; TEN -3; IND +140, TEN -160; +/- 48
Baltimore at NYJ; NYJ -2; BAL +115, NYJ -135; +/- 40.5
San Diego at Atlanta; ATL -6.5; SD +225, ATL -255; +/- 53.5
Tampa Bay at San Francisco; TB -1; TB -120, SF EVEN; +/- 46.5
New England at Pittsburgh; NE -7; NE -310, PIT +255; +/- 47
Seattle at Arizona; ARI -2; SEA +110, ARI -130; +/- 43.5
Houston at Denver; DEN -8; HOU +290, DEN -350; +/- 40.5
Lines courtesy William Hill, updated Friday, Oct. 21
The Eagles haven’t been the same since losing offensive tackle Lane Johnson to suspension. His replacement gave up three sacks — two on the first drive — last week. Philadelphia now plays host to the best defense in the NFL. I just
don’t think they’ll be able to score enough points to keep this one close.
San Diego/Atlanta — over
The Falcons have scored at least 23 points in each game they’ve played this season and this week they face a bottom-10 defense in San Diego, which is surrendering 25.8 points per game. The Falcons aren’t much better on the defensive side of the ball and it isn’t late enough in the season to bank on Phillip Rivers melting down.
New England -7
I wrote last week that I would ride the Tommy Terrific-led Patriots until they proved it was a bad idea. With the Steelers and backup quarterback Landry Jones coming to town, I see no reason to abandon that thought process now.
The Cardinals’ David Johnson is one of the best running backs in the league and he’s facing one of the only defenses capable of slowing him down. I don’t think Carson Palmer will win the battle against the Seahawks’ secondary in order to win this game.
Houston/Denver — under
Everyone has a favorite theory for why the NFL’s ratings in primetime have been so poor this year. It could be the schedule is filled with low-scoring stinkers, which is what this game could easily devolve into with Brock Osweiler returning to play his old team.
Week 5: 4-1