Chiefs at Panthers (-3)
Carolina blew a cover late last week against the Rams giving up a garbage touchdown pass to Case Keenum with 30 seconds remaining. That was a tough pill to swallow to say the least. I still like the Panthers again this week at home against Big Red. Alex Smith will be returning to action, but Jeremy Maclin and Justin Houston will not play in this one. This is a monster game for the Panthers as a win keeps them in the playoff talk, but a loss pretty much ends that hope. I expect this one to be tight throughout with Carolina winning by 4 at the end.
Seahawks at Patriots (-7.5)
It’s tough to bet against the Patriots the way they are playing right now with Brady back under center especially at home on a Sunday night. Seattle is playing on a short week after squeaking by the Bills at home on Monday night. Their defense is still banged up with Michael Bennett missing this game even though safety Kam Chancellor will return to action. I think the Pats offense will be able to move the ball and score against Seattle as evident from what I saw the Bills offense do on the road. Seattle’s offense still doesn’t do it for me specifically the offensive line. I’ll take Hoodie and the Pats to cover at home.
Cowboys at Steelers (-2.5)
The Steelers have looked great at times this season while also playing terrible football like they did last week in Baltimore. I still believe they are a solid football team that can do some serious damage come January. It starts this week at home against no doubt the best team in the NFC, Dallas Cowboys. I did not expect to say those words heading into this season that’s for damn sure. Dak Prescott has the offense clicking along with Zeke Elliot behind the offensive line. I think the difference maker in this contest comes between Big Ben and Antonio Brown. The Dallas secondary is still questionable in my opinion which is where Pittsburgh needs to attack. The line is lighter than it normally would be in this game so I’ll take a chance and ride with the Steelers.
Bengals (-1) at Giants
The Giants started as small home favorites in this matchup before the line shifted all the way to Cincy being favored on the road. I talked about the Steelers being up and down well meet the Bengals who define that phrase. This one is tough to predict as you never quite know which Bengals team will show up from week to week. They are coming off the London tie against the Skins and a bye week to stew on it. Eli Manning and the Giants tried very hard to give that game away last week against the Eagles. The Giants are a 5-3 football team, but still have a great deal of flaws which an offense like Cincinnati can expose. I’ll go with Marvin Lewis to cover on the road.
2016 Record: 18-18
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