Chicago Bears v. Detroit Lions
This game will feature the bottom two teams in the NFC North. Chicago has been able to put together one of the best defenses in the league, but their offense has been terrible. Detroit has shown that their offense is very efficient, as they climbed into the top 5 in the NFL, and Matthew Stafford leads the league in passing yards per game. However, Detroit’s defense has not been able to stop anyone as of late and is losing games because of it. I am giving the edge to Detroit in this game simply because of Stafford. I think he makes enough plays to outduel Mitchell Trubisky and lead the Lions to a much needed divisional win. Updated – Stafford is out, Bears will win.
- Last Meeting – 2018 Week 12 (23-16 Bears Win)
Straight up Pick: Chicago Bears
Against the Spread: Chicago Bears -2.5
Over/Under: OVER 41.5
Cincinnati Bengals v. Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati is now the only remaining team in the NFL that has not won a game. Week 10 will not be an easy one to get that first win. Baltimore rolls in as one of the strongest teams in the AFC, and are pushing to secure their playoff spot sooner rather than later. I believe that the Ravens will come into this game with the intention to put it away early. I see the Ravens taking advantage of the Bengals and covering the spread.
- Last Meeting – 2019 Week 6 (23-17 Ravens Win)
Straight up Pick: Baltimore Ravens
Against the Spread: Baltimore Ravens -10
Over/Under: OVER 44
Cleveland Browns v. Buffalo Bills
If Cleveland has any hope of saving this season, it starts with this game. However, Buffalo is not going to be an easy test for a struggling Browns offense. The Bills have proven that they are no pushover with their 6-2 start, led by their stout defense. Cleveland is listed as the 2.5 point favorite in this game, but I think the Bills will win this one outright and the Browns misery will continue.
- Last Meeting – 2016 Week 15 (33-13 Bills Win)
Straight up Pick: Buffalo Bills
Against the Spread: Buffalo Bills +2.5
Over/Under: UNDER 40
Tennessee Titans v. Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes is scheduled to come back this weekend against the Titans. This is bad news for Tennessee, as they look to bounce back and keep pace in the AFC South. Tennessee has been a frustrating team to bet on in 2019, as you never really know what team is going to show up. Regardless of what version of the Titans we get on Sunday, I am expecting a big game from Mahomes leading to a win and a cover.
- Last Meeting – 2017 Wildcard Game (22-21 Titans Win)
Straight up Pick: Kansas City Chiefs
Against the Spread: Kansas City Chiefs -6
Over/Under: UNDER 47.5
New Orleans Saints v. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons have been a mess all year long and I don’t think this is the game that gets them on the right track. New Orleans is just too good and they are not going to let a divisional foe knock them off the path that they are on. I predict the Falcons defense gets shredded by Brees and company and the Saints defense steps up and stifles the Falcons offense. Saints win easily and cover the 13 point spread.
- Last Meeting – 2018 Week 12 (31-17 Saints Win)
Straight up Pick: New Orleans Saints
Against the Spread: New Orleans Saints -13
Over/Under: UNDER 51
New York Jets v. New York Giants
In the battle of New York, there isn’t much to play for besides draft position. The two teams have combined for 3 wins in 2019 and there isn’t much hope for either team as they roll through the back half of the season. I am giving the Giants the slight edge because they have shown more glimpses of legitimate football than the Jets have. Aside from their lone win against the Cowboys, the Jets have looked completely inept and are getting smoked in all aspects of the game.
- Last Meeting – 2015 Week 13 (23-20 Jets Win)
Straight up Pick: New York Giants
Against the Spread: New York Giants -2.5
Over/Under: UNDER 43.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v. Arizona Cardinals
This is the one game this week that I can confidently predict a shootout. Tampa Bay only wins by outpacing the other offense, which usually has to be a lot of points since their defense gives up a lot of points. Arizona is better on offense than they are on defense. I think the Cardinals put up slightly more points than the Bucs in this one, as Jameis Winston gives the ball away 1 too many times in this matchup.
- Last Meeting – 2017 Week 6 (38-33 Cardinals Win)
Straight up Pick: Arizona Cardinals
Against the Spread: Arizona Cardinals +4
Over/Under: OVER 52