I needed to be bullish on the New York Jets this week. Was planning to purchase into the notion that Joe Flacco, along with his Tremendous Bowl MVP calm and expertise, could possibly be the fitting man on the proper time to assist Adam Gase get the offense on monitor.
However I’ve been disavowed of that notion by the harm report. It’s the one weekly publication that by no means modifications: The information is all the time unhealthy. If a participant finally ends up on this record, he doesn’t come again, not less than behind schedule. Hoping for Mekhi Becton and Breshad Perriman to return again and provides Flacco some help? Unlikely. Denzel Mims? Oh, the second-round receiver from Baylor? Um, no. Le’Veon Bell and his 3.2 yards per carry are again, so not less than there’s that.
In the meantime, the Arizona Cardinals have DeAndre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald to go in opposition to a Jets secondary that received Ryp-ed aside by the Broncos, and who precisely goes to trace down Kyler Murray? Plus the Cardinals can be coming in indignant off losses to the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers.
The decide: Cardinals, -7.
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New York Giants (+8.5) over DALLAS COWBOYS
This lastly could possibly be the matchup that will get Daniel Jones stepping into the fitting route and fuels his confidence. The Cowboys are available in ranked No. 30 in whole yards, No. 31 in opposition to the run and No. 32 in whole factors allowed. Dallas is 1-3, one miracle comeback from being winless. Even when the Giants fall nicely behind on this one, the backdoor cowl could possibly be there for the taking.
Carolina Panthers (+1.5) over ATLANTA FALCONS
The 0-Four Falcons might get three defensive starters again, however now prime WRs Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are hurting. Even with out Christian McCaffrey, Carolina’s doing wonderful with Teddy Bridgewater, Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore.
Las Vegas Raiders (+12) over KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
I get killed by this matchup twice a yr, it appears, and maintain coming again to the Raiders. This time it’s as a result of they’re anticipating OT Trent Brown and field-stretching WR Henry Ruggs III again, and the offense was fairly good after they had these two. The Chiefs are available in off a gift-wrapped Monday evening win over the Patriots and have a condensed schedule upcoming.
Philadelphia Eagles (+7) over PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Doug Pederson confirmed everybody (OK … Adam Gase) Sunday evening you’ll be able to nonetheless name progressive performs even with out your prime 4 receivers and a number of other key linemen. The Steelers are available in rested after final week’s recreation with the Titans was KO’d by COVID, and it’s a troublesome journey turnaround for the Eagles. However Philly could possibly be getting again some extensive receivers and remains to be in disaster mode at 1-2-1.
Los Angeles Rams (-7) over WASHINGTON
Jared Goff and the Rams have already got a win at Philadelphia and a near-miracle comeback loss at Buffalo, so I’m not so anxious in regards to the 10 a.m. body-clock angle right here. OK with Ron Rivera’s determination to interchange Dwayne Haskins with Kyle Allen. The coach and QB received 5 of their first six video games collectively in Carolina final season earlier than dropping Allen’s last six begins. It’s a sign to the opposite gamers that the WFT is making an attempt to compete in a winnable NFC East. However this staff is simply not good.
Cincinnati Bengals (+13) over BALTIMORE RAVENS
Bengals and Joe Burrow have put up 30, 23 and 33 factors the previous three weeks — the sort of output you prefer to see when getting almost two touchdowns. Cincy additionally had coated 5 in a row on this collection previous to a 49-13 Ravens laugher final November.
Jacksonville Jaguars (+6.5) over HOUSTON TEXANS
Can Romeo Crennel get extra out of the 0-Four Texans than Invoice O’Brien did, or is there actually not a lot there? Will take a shot with the Jaguars, who’ve edges right here in factors for and in opposition to, and yards per carry for and in opposition to.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (-9.5) over Miami Dolphins
The 49ers are beginning to put the band again collectively, with Jimmy Garoppolo presumably rejoining Deebo Samuel and George Kittle. Sunday evening’s loss to the Eagles will dial up the urgency. And although Ryan Fitzpatrick is a number of enjoyable and the Dolphins are a ache within the neck to play, the expertise discrepancy is bigger than this level unfold.
CLEVELAND BROWNS (+1.5) over Indianapolis Colts
Each groups are on three-game profitable streaks. The Browns have finished it with offense (35, 34, 49 scored), the Colts with protection (11, 7, 11 allowed). Colts received in Chicago, and it’s a troublesome ask for a staff to win back-to-back highway video games vs. aggressive foes.
Minnesota Vikings (+7) over SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
The Vikings had been maligned early this season however have scored 30 or extra factors in three of their 4 video games. Kirk Cousins can have success in opposition to a Seattle D that’s ranked final in yardage allowed (by a large margin) and once more can be with out Jamal Adams.
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Denver Broncos (+10) over NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
It took a couple of half dozen head-shaking errors — together with a pick-six Julian Edelman nearly handed to Tyrann Mathieu — for the Patriots to not cowl in Kansas Metropolis. Nonetheless, the COVID-19 that’s sidelined Cam Newton and now Stephon Gilmore must be weighing on the minds of everybody else. It’s one other week with a rescheduling for the Pats, and Denver is available in with further relaxation and Phillip Lindsay returning.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (-7.5) over Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert is off to an excellent begin statistically, however is 0-Three within the standings and now loses his dual-threat safety blanket, Austin Ekeler. Figures to be a tough evening within the Huge Straightforward for the child.
Buffalo Payments (-1) over TENNESSEE TITANS
If this recreation does get performed throughout Week 5, having already been moved from Sunday to Tuesday, I’d need to assume the Titans could be affected negatively indirectly by the COVID outbreak on their staff and the attendant distractions. The arrival of Stefon Diggs has made an enormous distinction for Josh Allen.
Greatest bets: Rams, Cardinals, Saints.
Lock of the week: Rams (Locks 0-3-1 in 2020).
Final week: 9-5-1 general, 1-2 Greatest Bets.
Thursday: Bears (W).
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