The Panthers (3-4) opened the season 3-0 SU/ATS, but they have lost and failed to cover each of the previous four. Giants Sunday, a game which saw QB Sam Darnold benched for QB PJ Walker. The third quarter was completely scoreless, and Tampa Bay managed just a field goal in the fourth quarter for a total of just 41 points, winning 38-3. To make matters worse, RB Ronald Jones II was stuffed at the 1-yard line on fourth down, as the Bears D bowed their backs and held him out late in the third quarter. Week 7 betting lines are from FanDuel Sportsbook, accurate as of 5 AM Monday, October 19, 2020. To no one’s surprise, I still find Baker Mayfield and the Browns suspect.
New Orleans Saints At Seattle Seahawks +4
Detroit probably shouldn’t be 0-4, but Justin Tucker had other plans and a history of making a few weeks ago. Against the Bears last week, informative post Detroit fell behind three touchdowns early in the third quarter and never developed its rhythm offensively. Four empty possessions from inside the Bears’ 10 is just downright brutal. The Lions have already covered a couple of steep spreads this year, but that’s about the extent of their betting worth for now. Through four weeks of the 2021 NFL season, just one unbeaten team remains — the Arizona Cardinals. A week ago, we praised the Rams after a convincing win over Tampa Bay.
Dallas @ Ny Giants
Chicago ranks bottom five in rushing and passing yards allowed. So far Saints running back Alvin Kamara is yet to hit his usual stride, so back the Bears to keep New Orleans’ top playmakers in check. New Orleans has now won four straight games since Drew Brees went down injured in Week 2.
Jones continues to outproduce the entire rookie quarterback class, but Wilson will come into this game with something to prove. He has benefitted from a full complement of receivers as his improved play has coincided with the reintroduction of Jamison Crowder to the lineup. Crowder provides a reliable safety blanket that makes life a lot easier on the rookie quarterback. The bye week came at a perfect time for the Jets as offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur should continue working with Wilson as he gets more comfortable in his rookie season. San Diego has found some life the past two weeks, which also equates to a way to save head coach Mike McCoy’s job.
Cincinnati once again seems primed to take the next big step in the playoffs, but they’ve looked like that for years now. The Steelers look to be like arguably the additional resources best high powered offense in the league with Ben Roethlisburger throwing to Antonio Brown and their cast of solid wide receivers. Expect a close and extremely physical game when these two meet this Sunday.
The Colts did something not many teams dare to try against the Chiefs, which is play man coverage across the board and jus rush 3-4 each play. The Chiefs will have to figure out their flaws quickly as they’re entering week 6 against a very good Houston Texans defense with all the talent to do exactly what the Colts did to them a week ago. For Pittsburgh, which had to rally to beat Indianapolis last week, it all revolves around a stingy defense and the play of QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le’Veon Bell, and WR Antonio Brown. The Steelers defense is second in the league in points allowed per game (16.4).
One of the reasons we love sports is because of the potential for the ultimate underdog story, and if Houston could pull off a win here then it would be a shocker for the ages. It’s impossible to pick against Baltimore just now, but this should be a cracking game. The Broncos defense is having trouble stopping anything just now and it will come down to the run game if Mayfield is out, but Kareem Hunt also looks set to miss the game too. The PGA Tour just keeps humming, next up is the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open this week at Memorial Park Golf Course . Our golf experts Jack Hartman and Dean McHugh put together the bets to stack some cash this weekend. Malcolm Brogdon is the most underappreciated player in NBA DFS. Brogdon averages 22 points, seven rebounds, and six assists every time he steps on the court.
Perhaps Burrow and Zac Taylor will bring the same kind of energy to this one and spark a win or a cover. It’s also worth noting that the Bengals have kept almost all of their games close this season. Four of their games have been decided by exactly three points while the other two were wins of 14 over the Steelers and 23 over the Lions. So, they would have covered a six-point spread in all six of their previous games.
Carolina Panthers @ New York Giants +2 5, 44
Rivers completed 22-of-30 passes for 242 yards and all three Chargers touchdowns. While the Chargers are a longshot for the postseason, the Bucs still have an outside shot and must keep pace with Atlanta in the NFC South. Seattle has won three of the last four times that the Seahawks have played Green Bay.
He is a threat to score every single time he touches the ball and head coach Andy Reid uses him in the passing game, in the running game on jet sweeps, and on special teams on punt and kick returns. Reid is also well aware of Pittsburgh’s woes on the road this year. Roethlisberger threw just nine of his 29 touchdown passes away from home.