Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers (-2.5)Thursday, October 29, 8:20 PM ET
Atlanta heads to Carolina for a Thursday night AFC South showdown. Both teams are coming off a loss with the Panthers falling to the Saints and the Falcons finding new ways to lose. This time, they scored too quickly allowing the Lions to go down field and win as time expired. These two matched up on October 11, with Carolina beating Atlanta 23-16 on the road. Now, the Panthers will host as the Falcons look to avenge the earlier loss. Teddy Bridgewater has been great as an underdog in his career, but he doesn’t lookthe same when his team is favored. Maybe the Falcons can come away with a much-needed Thursday night road win.
New York Jets @ Kansas City Chiefs (-21)Sunday, November 1, 1:00 PM ET
Only eight other times in NFL history has a team opened as a three touchdown+ favorite. In those eight games, the favorite has covered the spread one time. Hope you’re ready to back the Jets! They did cover against Buffalo and gave them a scare before the Bills pulled away late. The Chiefs dominated Denver on the road in snowy football game and now play a historically bad Jets team at home. Putting money on the Jets is basically gambling suicide, but whatever happens, don’t put money on the Chiefs at this large of a spread. History isn’t in your favor.
Tennessee Titans (-4) @ Cincinnati BengalsSunday, November 1, 1:00 PM ET
After trying to pull of an incredible comeback against the Steelers, the Titanslost for the first time this season at home. Now, they head to Cincinnati to take on a Bengals team that lost last minute to the Browns. Tennessee
has been playing great football this season, but Cincinnati has been playing great football. Joe Burrow looks like the real deal at quarterback and could give the 5-1 Titans a scare on Sunday. However, Cincinnati will need to find away to limit the Titans offense that is hitting on all cylinders.
Los Angeles Rams (-3.5) @ Miami DolphinsSunday, November 1, 1:00 PM ET
Los Angeles has yet another 1:00 PM ET game on the east coast. This time, they will have to manage getting up for Miami after playing the Bears on Monday night. The Dolphins are also coming off a bye, so they will be rested for this game. Tua Tagovailoa will make his first NFL start against a Los Angeles defense that has been playing well this season. The Rams have slowed down a bit in the last few weeks, but a win over the Bears should put them in the right direction heading into Sunday.
Indianapolis Colts (-3) @ Detroit LionsSunday, November 1, 1:00 PM ET
Indianapolis will be coming off their bye to take on the Lions in Detroit. The Lions had an incredible victory over the Falcons on Sunday and will be riding high into Week 8. The Colts defense will have a tough test against a Lions offense that has been playing better in recent weeks. However, the Indianapolis offense should be able to move the football as the Detroit defense has been playing mediocre this season. The Colts need to win this game on the road Sunday to keep up with the Titans who are one game ahead in the division.
New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills (-2.5)Sunday, November 1, 1:00 PM ET
The Patriots head to Buffalo after an ugly home loss to Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers. It was the worst Patriots loss under Bill Belichick since 2002 as Cam Newton continues to struggle in New England. Buffalo continues to roll as they now sit at 5-2 on the season with a win over the Jets.The thing about New England is that you can never count out Belichick. Off a loss he is one of the best coaches to get his team to rally. After disaster in Foxborough on Sunday, he will have something ready for Josh Allen and the Bills next week. This might not be the Patriots season, but don’t think Belichick is doing everything possible to win.
Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns (-3)Sunday, November 1, 1:00 PM ET
The Las Vegas Raiders will head to Cleveland this Sunday to take on the Browns. Las Vegas couldn’t get it done against Tom Brady and co. while the Browns were in a back and forth battle with the Bengals. Both teams haven’tbeen able to stop anyone that well this season, so we could see a high scoring affair Sunday afternoon. The Raiders need to hope the offensive line will be COVID free next this week with Myles Garrett on the other side of the ball. The Browns lost Odell Beckham Jr. for the season Baker Mayfield has been Jekyll and Hyde at quarterback.
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers (-6.5)Sunday, November 1, 1:00 PM ET
An NFC North rivalry between the Vikings and Packers will take place a Lambeau Field this week. The Vikings got their bye week
at the right time as they sit at 1-5 on the season and have not been able to figure anything out in 2020. Green Bay is coming off a bounce back win over the Texans. Despiteboth teams going in opposite directions. Minnesota and Green Bay have tough battles. 6.5-points seems right, but the Vikings always show up to playthe Packers. It wouldn’t be surprising if the game came down to the last drive and possibly giving the Vikings an upset win in Lambeau.Sunday, November 1, 4:25 PM ET
After the 49ers come off a massive road-win in New England, they now have to turn it around and face the Seahawks in Seattle. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however, as the Seahawks struggled in Arizona and lost outright to the Cardinals on Sunday night. However, facing Russell Wilson is never easy and he always keeps his team in the game. The 49ers are looking healthier and Jimmy G has been playing much better since he was benched afew weeks ago against the Dolphins. This game is going to be tight throughout, but the Seahawks should prevail in the end.
New Orleans (-3) @ Chicago BearsSunday, November 1, 4:25 PM ET
The NFC game of the week comes between the Bears and Saints in Chicago. New Orleans knocked off Carolina at home on Sunday while the Bears will have the short week after facing the Rams out in L.A. Both teams seem to beoverachieving this season with Chicago continuously catching breaks as the season rolls along. Drew Brees and the Saints offense does not look right without Michael Thomas despite finding ways to win. One of these teams could be exposed for who they truly are this week, and the game will be one of two 4:25 PM ET matchups. Nick Foles and the Bears offense hasn’t been that great, but the defense could expose the Saints offense.
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5)Sunday, November 1, 8:20 PM ET
The NFC East has been more like the NFC Least this season with the division sitting at a combined seven wins. Now, we get to watch the Eagles and Cowboys battle it out on Sunday night. It’s not the best Sunday night game we’ll get this season, but this does have playoff implications, so it could be entertaining. The Cowboys will be on their third string quarterback after Andy Dalton was knocked out with a concussion on Sunday. Philadelphia escaped the Giants last Thursday and will look to take sole possession of firstplace by beating Dallas. Maybe Carson Wentz will figure it out this week against a terrible Cowboys defense. Dallas’ offense needs to find life as injuries continue to haunt this team.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-9.5) @ New York GiantsMonday, November 2, 8:15 PM ET
The Monday night matchup will feature a quarterback duel between Daniel Jones and Tom Brady. Tampa Bay is coming off a win in Las Vegas while the Giants have a few extra days to prep since they played on Thursday night. It’s tough to see the Giants competing against the Buccaneers in this match as they have been dominant on both sides of the ball. New York has been able to cover the spread against decent teams, however, and might be able to do enough late to stay within 9.5-points. The extra rest will also benefit them against Tampa Bay, so anything is possible on Monday night.