SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Tampa Bay at Atlanta 1:00 PM – LINE: Atlanta by 8.5
Tampa Bay is 5-2 overall and 3-0 on the road. Atlanta is 5-2 overall and 3-0 at home. Atlanta has a much better offense.
RJ’s Pick: Atlanta by 13
Chicago at Buffalo (in Toronto) 1:00 PM – LINE: Chicago by 3
The Bears (4-3) have dropped two straight. The Bills (0-7) are the only remaining winless team in the NFL and have given up the third-most points in the league.
RJ’s Pick: Chicago by 7
New England at Cleveland 1:00 PM – LINE: New England by 4
The Patriots (6-1) have the best record in the NFL. The Browns (2-5) have scored the fewest points in the AFC.
RJ’s Pick: New England by 14
New York Jets at Detroit 1:00 PM – LINE: New York Jets by 4
The Jets (5-2) are undefeated on the road. The Lions (2-5) have won two of their last three.
RJ’s Pick: Detroit by 1
New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 PM – LINE: New Orleans by 6.5
The Saints (5-3) have one major weakness: No running game, and Reggie Bush is unlikely to be ready to play this Sunday. Carolina (1-6) has scored the fewest points in the league.
RJ’s Pick: New Orleans by 10
Miami at Baltimore 1:00 PM – LINE: Baltimore by 5
The Dolphins (4-3) are undefeated on the road (yet winless at home). The Ravens (5-2) remain undefeated at home after barely beating the hapless Bills in overtime in their last game.
RJ’s Pick: Miami by 2
San Diego at Houston 1:00 PM – LINE: San Diego by 3
The Chargers (3-5) remain the best team in the league…at least on paper. The Texans (4-3) have lost two of their last three and are allowing over 400 yards of offense per game.
RJ’s Pick: San Diego by 8
Arizona at Minnesota 1:00 PM – LINE: Minnesota by 8
The Cardinals (3-4) have lost two in a row and have allowed the most points in the NFC. The Vikings (2-5) are the laughingstock of the league but ought to be able to win this one at home.
RJ’s Pick: Minnesota by 12
New York Giants at Seattle 4:05 PM – LINE: New York Giants by 6.5
The Giants (5-2) are the studs of the NFC East. They’ve won four straight and have scored the most TDs in the NFC. The Seahawks (4-3) sit atop the NFC West and are undefeated at home, but their offense is awful.
RJ’s Pick: New York Giants by 11
Indianapolis at Philadelphia 4:15 PM – LINE: Philadelphia by 3
The Colts (5-2) have won three in a row. Peyton Manning has a QB rating of 101.4 and has thrown just two INTs all season. That’s amazing when you consider he throws the ball over 40 times per game. The Eagles (4-3) are just 1-2 at home this season.
RJ’s Pick: Indianapolis by 6
Kansas City at Oakland 4:15 PM – LINE: Oakland by 2
Kansas City is a surprising 5-2. Matt Cassel has a QB rating of 90.4, but has thrown for more than 200 yards just twice this season. Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles make for an excellent combo at RB. The Raiders (4-4) also have a strong running game with Darren McFadden at RB. Oakland is 3-1 at home.
RJ’s Pick: Oakland by 5
Dallas at Green Bay 8:20 PM – LINE: Green Bay by 7.5
Dallas (1-6) has lost four straight. The Packers (5-3) shutout the Jets last week on the road.
RJ’s Pick: Green Bay by 15
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 8:30 PM – LINE: Pittsburgh by 4.5
The Steelers (5-2) have allowed the fewest points in the NFL. The Bengals (2-5) have dropped four in a row.
RJ’s Pick: Pittsburgh by 9
(Bye Week Teams: Denver, Tennessee, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Washington, Jacksonville)