The Cowboys appear to have righted the ship after three straight losses, with two relatively easy wins over the Eagles and Giants. They’ll look to build on that momentum Sunday night against the inconsistent Vikings.
The biggest storyline going into Sunday night’s showdown between the Packers and Chiefs is the status of Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who dislocated his kneecap in the second quarter of last week’s victory over the Broncos and did not return. Initial diagnoses had him missing anywhere from three to six weeks, but he was back at practice on Wednesday on a limited basis.
The NFC East lead is up for grabs at AT&T Stadium on Sunday night as the Eagles visit the Cowboys. A banged-up Dallas squad that’s lost three straight collides with a highly-inconsistent Philadelphia team in this one. With the outcome looking like a coin-flip, bettors would be wise to head to the totals market for a primetime play.
When the Steelers and Chargers met at Heinz Field last December, the visitors emerged with a 33-30 victory in what was a very exciting game. However, the encore at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday, October 13 promises to be different in at least one significant way.
The Colts blew a chance to pad their record against the Raiders last week, when they lost 31-24 as 7-point home favorites. They’ll face a much tougher assignment Sunday night, on the road against the undefeated Chiefs.
Two of the better squads in the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints, will do battle at the Superdome on Sunday night. Teddy Bridgewater and company were able to upset the Seahawks in Seattle last Sunday, but Dallas has been pegged as a slight road favorite by oddsmakers for good reason.
Super Bowl also-rans have trended poorly over the years, but the Rams are bucking the trend as they’ve started their redemption campaign 2-0 straight-up and against the spread with victories over the Panthers and Saints. Meanwhile, the Browns’ bandwagon in seemingly back on track following an effortless victory against the Jets on Monday night which came on the heels of an embarrassing home loss to the Titans in Week 1.
Both the Eagles and Falcons got off to slow starts in their respective Week 1 contests, but only Philadelphia was able to overcome their early deficit, beating the Redskins 32-27. Atlanta lost 28-12 to the Vikings, only managing to score two TDs in “garbage time.” Will a more balanced Eagles squad prevail in this primetime affair?
Sunday night’s matchup between the Steelers and Patriots at Gillette Stadium promises to be exciting and closely-fought, but Pittsburgh has had such difficulty beating New England in the Bill Belichick era (4-8 straight-up, 4-7-1 against the spread) that it’s hard to have confidence in them. Bettors should instead focus on the totals market, where there appears to be an opportunity on the Under.