Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
October 3rd – 1:00 pm ET – Soldier Field
The Detroit Lions and their fans were left devastated last weekend when Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker hit an NFL record 66-yard field goal to beat the Lions with no time left on the clock. Detroit had played a solid game and felt like they had gotten the monkey off their back before it was all cruelly taken away from them. They proved they are no pushover though and can challenge any team in the league.
Chicago enter the game as three-point favorites on home field, but haven’t exactly been lighting things up either in recent weeks. They lost 26-6 in week three against the Cleveland Browns and they didn’t look like they had much fight in them at all. They will need to be much better against the Lions if they are going to pull off a victory.
The visitors should be able to keep this one close and maybe even pull off the upset. Go with the Lions at Soldier Field to get the job done.
Kansas City Chiefs at Philadelphia Eagles
October 3rd – 1:00 pm ET – Lincoln Financial Field
Both the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs are coming off back-to-back losses after kicking off their campaigns with a victory. The Eagles were embarrassed on Monday Night Football against their rivals the Dallas Cowboys last weekend, while the Chiefs were taken down at home by the Los Angeles Chargers.
Kansas City have not looked like the same team we have seen go to consecutive Super Bowls, but they will be eager to get back to winning ways and prove to the league that they are still a force to be reckoned with. They have been without their head coach Andy Reid preparing for the game as he was hospitalized on Sunday, but the experienced side should be fine regardless.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts blamed himself for Monday’s loss, but the team also let him down. Expect Philadelphia to continue to struggle against the Chiefs with plenty of points being scored on the occasion as well. Go with the visitors and the over in this contest.
PICKS: Kansas City
Houston Texans at Buffalo Bills
October 3rd– 1:00 pm ET – Highmark Stadium
It could be a matchup of the best team in the AFC against the worst team in the AFC when the Houston Texans visit Buffalo on Sunday. While the Bills were upset in the opening week of the season against Pittsburgh, they have shown over the past two weeks why so many predicted them to reach the Super Bowl this season.
Houston won their opening game of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but don’t expect to see them earn too many more victories this term. They have a plethora of internal issues that still need to be resolved and will be in for a long afternoon at Highmark Stadium against the Bills.
Buffalo are massive 16.5-point favorites entering the game and it isn’t difficult to see why. Regardless, the spread seems quite high and probably one better to avoid. The total looks just right though and with Josh Allen and company able to score at will, the over is looking like the way to go.
Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings
October 3rd– 1:00 pm ET – U.S. Bank Stadium
The Cleveland Browns head to Minnesota to play the Vikings after humiliating the Chicago Bears last weekend. They will be in for a tougher game against the Vikings on the road, but should still be able to come away with a win if they play like we expect them to.
However, Minnesota are certainly no pushover and beat the Seattle Seahawks in the only game they’ve played at U.S. Bank Stadium this season. They will look to make life difficult for the Browns by putting up plenty of points with their potent offense.
Don’t be shocked to see Odell Beckham Jr have a great game against a weak Vikings secondary either. He could be targeted more than normal by Baker Mayfield, as the Browns look to take advantage of their opponents. The Browns are slight favorites and should be able to cover the two-point spread with ease. Go with both the visitors and the over in what should be a rather entertaining contest between these two sides.
Tennessee Titans at New York Jets
October 3rd– 1:00 pm ET – MetLife Stadium
New York Jets fans always knew this would be another rebuilding season, but they are still hoping to see their team be able to pull off a couple of victories this year. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case on Sunday when they host the Tennessee Titans in an all-AFC affair.
The Titans have rebounded from an opening week loss to the Arizona Cardinals to pick up two straight wins. Derrick Henry continues to lead the way as one of the best running backs in the entire NFL. While he didn’t score a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in week three, he did rush for over 100 yards for the second straight game. Expect him to get plenty of touches at MetLife as the Titans aim to run the ball down New York’s throat.
The reality is that even if the Jets know what to plan for, they can do very little to actually stop it given the Titans’ skill. Take the Titans to cover the spread without any issues.
* All odds are via Play Gun Lake Sportsbook MI.