Every week we sit down with BetAmerica Extra columnists Ashley Anderson, James Scully and Scott Shapiro to discuss the latest news from around the NFL. This week they weigh in on whether the NFL should do more to protect quarterbacks, the fate of the Denver Broncos, and which struggling coach is facing the most heat.
It’s amazing how quickly the pendulum swings in the NFL. A week ago, the Browns were a colossal disappointment with an offense that was MIA. After dismantling division rival Baltimore, Cleveland is once again being mentioned among the contenders for third best team in the AFC. Now, they are back on Monday Night Football and traveling to face the last remaining undefeated team in the NFC—San Francisco.
This week’s late afternoon slate is quite thin, thanks to the start of the NFL’s bye weeks. Only two games will kick off during the 4:00 PM Eastern window, as the Broncos visit the Chargers and the Packers hit the road to face the Cowboys. Both games are projected to be close affairs, with each spread being less than a touchdown.
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.
Join BetAmerica Extra columnist Zack Rhodes as he fearlessly slices and dices all 32 teams and ranks them in order according to their Week 4 performance and Week 5 outlook.
Favorites took it on the chin, as underdogs went 11-4 ATS in Week 4. A trio of vulnerable favorites are among our five picks this week.
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On Monday Night Football, the Steelers—a team nobody thought would be winless three weeks into the season—will be hosting the Bengals—a team everybody thought would be winless three weeks into the season. Surprisingly for both, all is not yet lost as the AFC North has been much worse than projected.
After an up (4-1 in Week 1) and down (1-5 in Week 2) start to the season, we swept the board with our picks last week, going a perfect 5-0 with the Illinois +380 moneyline right there for the taking. Let’s put last week in the rear view and focus on the task at hand with the Big Ten games this weekend.
The Sooners will host the Red Raiders in this week’s spotlight Big 12 matchup. It's a game that sees Oklahoma a big favorite at home against a Texas Tech team that will be missing their quarterback. Elsewhere, #24 Kansas State will visit Oklahoma State, TCU will host Kansas, and Iowa State will try to get a road win over Baylor.