Bears vs Panthers
1:00 PM EST
Bears +1 over Panthers (win)
Bears/Panthers Over 44.5 (loss)
Never would I think this Panthers team would have 3 wins and be over .500 at this point in the season. This is a team that I thought was capable of losing every game with Christian McCaffrey out of the lineup. This new coaching staff has done a great job, but some of it has to do with the easy teams on their schedule. The Bears Defense will take full advantage of any mistakes you make. I think Vegas has totally overvalued this Panthers football team. Teddy Bridgewater has looked decent, but I think he will make mistakes against this pass rush. Nick Foles is going to get better in this Chicago Offense as the weeks pass. This is a perfect opportunity to take him off the leash and throw the ball down field. Chicago is better on both sides of the ball. This is a game in which I see the Bears Offense putting up a ton of points and blowing out this sub par defense and this new coaching staff. Take the Bears and the Over.
1:00 PM EST
Steelers -3.5 over Browns (win)
The reason why this line is so low is because the Browns have a good record. Pittsburgh is the most complete team in the NFL with a perfect record. Cleveland has looked good and you can’t take anything away from them, but they just are not on the Steelers level. Pittsburgh is great against the run and generate more sacks than any other defensive line in football. The game plan is simple. Let Baker Mayfield try to beat you with his arm. I don’t think he can against this defense. Pittsburgh on offense is loaded with talent and should be able to take advantage of the injuries in the Browns Secondary. Take the Steelers.
1:00 PM EST
Bengals +7.5 over Colts (win)
Philip Rivers and his best days are behind him as this year he has only 4 TD passes and 5 INT. This run game has been decent behind Jonathan Taylor, but he is just a rookie. The defense has been good for the Colts. Joe Burrow got his first taste of what real NFL defenses can do to you. He was beat up last week in Baltimore, but he is resilient and should bounce back today. The Bengals have so many weapons and if they could find a way to get a good offensive line would be a playoff team. I don’t think Rivers should be a massive favorite to anybody. This is too high of a spread for a Bengals Defense that actually has improved tremendously. Take Cincinnati.
1:00 PM EST
Broncos +7.5 over Patriots (win)
This is exactly the type of game the Broncos want to be in. We will see a ton of running from both teams. I respect Cam Newton, but the networks and sports media are making him out to be Tom Brady. The Broncos have the front 7 to disrupt him. This is a Patriots team that just doesn’t have a lot of playmakers on their roster. The real key to this game is the lack of depth New England has in their front seven due to covid. They don’t even have enough players to field a team. This will hurt the passing defense as well. There is a lot of big names in the secondary who have not looked great this year. If the Broncos can avoid the big turnover they can win this game outright. Take Denver.
8:20 PM EST
Rams -3 over 49ers (loss)
The 49ers have the easiest schedule in the NFL as they have yet to play a quality team and sit at 3-2. Last week we saw the true colors of this defense. Miami tore them apart and it didn’t help that Jimmy Garoppolo was turning the ball over. The Rams have a solid offensive line with a lot of downfield playmakers. This 49ers Defense is not up to the NFL standards with all of the guys they have on IR and out of the lineup. The Rams are a balanced team on both sides of the ball and in a divisional game know they need to grab a win when the health situation favors them. Take the Rams.