Just not this week. The Bengals (3-2) will doubtless be with out operating again Samaje Perine after he examined optimistic for coronavirus this week, placing extra of the load on Joe Mixon, who already ranks third in makes an attempt and is battling an ankle damage. Even with an improved offensive line defending Joe Burrow and receiver Ja’Marr Chase’s emergence as a front-runner for offensive rookie of the 12 months, Cincinnati might battle to cowl in opposition to a Lions protection that’s taking part in for delight. Pick: Lions +3
Los Angeles Rams at Giants, 1 p.m., Fox
Line: Rams -10.5 | Total: 47.5
With quarterback Daniel Jones (concussion) out and a protracted checklist of accidents hindering the complete receiver corps and operating again Saquon Barkley, the Giants (1-4) will attempt to hurry again anybody who can catch a ball from backup Mike Glennon. The Rams (4-1) would possibly look a bit shellshocked due to the early East Coast begin, however this one needs to be determined shortly. Pick: Rams -10.5
Kansas City at Washington (*6*), 1 p.m., CBS
Line: Kansas City -6.5 | Total: 55.5
Kansas City’s offense has needed to be mind-bogglingly environment friendly to even contend to this point this season, and its three losses have adopted a standard script: Opponents that may restrict Tyreek Hill to underneath 100 receiving yards and convert aggressive play calls in opposition to Kansas City’s protection can come out with a win.
The Ravens, Chargers and Bills wrote the blueprint, however Washington (2-3) is unlikely to execute it properly. Its protection has allowed the league’s fifth-most passing yards (1,467) and has solely 9 sacks in six video games, regardless of the Chase Young-Montez Sweat defensive position pairing. Mahomes, whose six interceptions are tied for third in the N.F.L., has proven he can shortly discover receivers together with his shovel cross and Hill give him a deep goal in opposition to a less-talented secondary. Kansas City (2-3) ought to get a confidence enhance. Pick: Kansas City -6.5
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., CBS
Line: Colts -9.5 | Total: 43
How does a group get well from blowing a 19-point lead? Playing the Texans (1-4) is a begin.
Before the Colts (1-4) allowed Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson to rally from behind on “Monday Night Football,” they appeared shockingly environment friendly on each side of the ball. In surrendering their second-half lead final week to the Patriots, the Texans squandered rookie Davis Mills’s greatest sport (312 yards and three touchdowns). Carson Wentz is extra skilled and is working with a greater all-around roster. The Colts ought to cowl at house. Pick: Colts -9.5
Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Line: Broncos -3.5 | Total: 44
After Jon Gruden’s resignation Monday evening, the Raiders (3-2) have to organize to face a hellish Broncos protection underneath the interim coach, Rich Bisaccia. The Broncos (3-2), losers of two straight, will pounce on a Las Vegas group that’s dealing with organizational turmoil and shuffling offensive linemen, together with shifting the first-round draft choose Alex Leatherwood from deal with to protect, due to accidents. Pick: Broncos -3.5