DOLPHINS (-13) over Texans
We do relish the concept of giving Miami and Tua Tagovailoa slightly bit the perfect of it off their bye week — especially when temps this weekend figure to examine in across the upper 80s in South Florida.. Undecided how for much longer the Texans will manage to soldier on if shorthanded.
JETS (-4.5) over Bears
On no account is that this to be taken flippantly as a walk within the park, but when there’s a tangible likelihood Bears QB Justin Fields is unlikely to play, by which case Gang Green must have their way on their home grounds.
Buccaneers (-3) over BROWNS
That is an ungainly mental spot for each teams, given the broadly anticipated reappearance of QB Deshaun Watson on the controls for the house side as early as next week. The Bucs have been underperforming, though getting back to themselves physically.
We’re speculating that a few of Cincinnati’s walking wounded will look to make their way back onto the sector of battle this week. Check the injury reports. The visitors are nothing if not gutty, though we respect this favorite.
COMMANDERS (-4) over Falcons
Though it has been acting on the road with considerable distinction, Atlanta’s lack of tight end Kyle Pitts (with an iffy knee) could make a difference between these two cresting sides with greater fish to fry.
Broncos (-2.5) over PANTHERS
For all its woes, Denver has been having its moments outside its division in recent times, capitalizing on its most up-to-date bracket of comparable recent encounters. Would like coping with higher-ranked squads this week.
Ravens (-4) over JAGUARS
The Ravens have been getting away from the gate in clever fashion in recent outings — and don’t imagine that stretch is an ironclad coincidence. One other confidence-building early advantage seems very possible versus hosts who could face near-term discouragement.
Chargers (-3.5) over CARDINALS
Market is indicating that certain injury issues may hamper the house side. Respect what the Cards have completed, but not trying to go on tilt. That noted, we’ll not look to go full-bore on the house side, with greater fish to fry.
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SEAHAWKS (-3.5) over Raiders
Not enamored with the side of the spread on this chalk, but Geno Smith and his Seattle friends are benefiting from their opportunities because the schedule progresses. The Silver and Black are anything but a cinch to hold close here.
CHIEFS (-14.5) over Rams
The L.A. group is greater than slightly short within the overall-roster-soundness department (see: Matthew Stafford, out). K.C. has been known to use up leads, but this could work.
49ERS (-9.5) over Saints: We’re not trying to buck the swiftly revitalized Niners against an outmanned Saints squad that shall be asked to face fresh versions of Christian McCaffrey and George Kittle. Good grief. Can only look a technique.
Packers (+6.5) over EAGLES
A pair of huge names come up against each other, with reputations and seeding thoughts paramount. Philadelphia is coming off an enormous, narrow, rallying victory over the Colts. Philly has been distinguished as home chalk. The Pack walking their beat as road ’dogs.
COLTS (-2.5) over Steelers
Close call on this AFC clash matching two storied sides boasting sub-.500 records at this late date. Pittsburgh has enjoyed marked modern edge on this series, but Indy has been making its way back to respectability.
Last week: 6-6-1