Great 3-0 week last week. Got in early on the Jets before all the Russel Wilson news hit, and Tony Pollard is still a machine. The best teams are back off their bye weeks so we should see some great games this Sunday.
New England Patriots @ New York Jets, Jets +2.5 (-105)
I didn’t expect to say this in a long time, but the Jets are good. To replace an inured Breece Hall, the Jets brought in James Robinson from the Jags to help split the load with Michael Carter. Where the Jets really excel is their defense which has been shutting everyone down. With the quarterback controversy in New England I expect this defense to dominate again this week. The Pats have been a run first offense all season and with every receiver the Jets play getting lost in the Sauce this year, they won’t have much choice making their offense very predictable. I like them to win but Bill never goes down without a fight.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles -10.5 (-110)
The Birds are an absolute wagon this year, and they may beat the Steelers worse than the Bills did. Philly’s defense is just too good and the Steelers offense is just too bad. They put together a few solid drives against the Dolphins but there wasn’t a ton there. Coming off their bye week the Eagles have had plenty of time to prepare for this match up. I love my Steelers but boy oh boy, this could be ugly. I don’t have a ton of hope for them until TJ is back in the line up.
San Francisco 49ers @ LA Rams, 49ers (-125)
With McCaffrey in the back field the 49ers are going to be a difficult team to beat. They barely used him last game, giving him only 8 attempts, and he still ran for 38 yards. Now that he has a full week of learning the offense I expect him to have a great week, even against the Ram defense. Maybe the bye week was good for the struggling Rams offense, and Stafford throws to someone other than Kupp, but the 49ers defense is one of the best in the league. This is going to be a very difficult match up for the Rams.