This a tricky game for bettors as Atlanta, despite covering the one time it has been less than field goal favorites this season , rank 31st in points allowed per game at 29.6. Denver’s Teddy Bridgewater may have finished with 334 yards and three touchdowns, but he offset those aesthetically pleasing numbers with four turnovers, including three picks. However, blame can hardly be placed only at his feet, considering the defense gave up 426 total yards and 8.2 yards per play to Derek Carr and teammates. However, that side of the ball should get a nice reprieve on the short week this week, considering Cleveland will be playing without three of its biggest offensive weapons.

The emergence of rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase has been exceptionally beneficial to the offense, and he has already scored five touchdowns this year. At the same time, the return of Tee Higgins is significant, as well. They’re coming off an impressive win at home against Andrew Luck and the Colts with the defense chipping in with two touchdowns. They’ll be entering Cincinnati to take on a Bengals team that just got smacked by their new division rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh.

Dallas Cowboys At Kansas City Chiefs: Betting Guide

Head coach Doug Marrone relies more on his defense’s athleticism to slow down opponents. Jacksonville has the NFL’s No. 1 rushing attack led by rookie RB Leonard Fournette. The Jags averaged 141.4 rushing yards per game this season and Fournette led the team with 1,040.

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We think this game has potential to be a lot of fun with action every step of the way. Because of that, our top betting pick is for the total to go over 49.5 points. This is not a look ahead spot, maybe if they were playing the jags or texans. Would a team really look ahead when playing the chiefs who have been to back to back sb’s? I have heard many former players from sb teams say that the next year every team gets up for the game vs them as they want to knock of the defending champs. Zach Pekale is a sports betting contributor in college football, college basketball and the NFL at The Athletic.

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The Rams have scored at least 33 points in each of their first five games this season. They are averaging 34.6 points per game thus far in 2018 and now head to Denver to take on the 2-3 Broncos. After two wins to start the season, Denver has dropped three straight including an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Jets last week. That could be trouble for Kansas City which has one of the worst pass defenses in the league. Through five games, the Chiefs are giving up 343 passing yards per game good for 31st in the NFL. Last season, the Chiefs held Brady to just 16 completions and 267 yards.

Pittsburgh Steelers At Philadelphia Eagles

Most sportsbooks will remove the team from the parlay in the event of a tie, and so a 5 team becomes a 4 team. However, some bookmakers will treat a tie as a loss, so you need to be aware of the rules surrounding this possibility. The points spread changes constantly, so it’s vital to keep watching it and to place your bet at the optimal time. The points can be influenced by the number of bets, by team injuries, and even by potential weather conditions. The timing of your bet can really affect the outcome, so keep an eye on how the lines are changing through the week. The 2021 NFL season is moving along as teams like the Steelers are experiencing their bye week.

I’ll still take the Saints to win at home and since the over has hit in all of the Saints’ game this season, I’ll bet on that trend to continue here. The Steelers and Titans are both making a strong case at being capable of unseating the Chiefs as the AFC Champions. Both teams are 5-0 and have had some very impressive wins along the way. Last week, the Steelers dominated in all phases of the game in a 31-point home win over a Browns squad that came in one of the hottest teams in football. The offense didn’t need to do much as the defense picked off an overwhelmed Baker Mayfield twice and held the Browns to just 12 first downs and 220 total yards of offense. Pittsburgh has a deep receiving corps with playmakers all over the place in Chase Claypool, James Washington, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and Eric Ebron.

The Bills, who lost to Miami on the road last year, will rely heavily on RB LeSean McCoy who has 1,128 yards rushing this season and surpassed the 10,000-yard mark in his career recently. Tyrod Taylor leads the NFL’s worst passing attack – Buffalo averages 175.9 yards passing per game, 32nd in the league. Now, the New Orleans Saints will try to defeat NFC South rival Carolina for a third time this season as the two teams meet in the NFC’s Wild Card playoff on Sunday.

Now, if only Sirianni’s defense could take a similar step forward. Philadelphia gave up 471 yards in a loss, their third straight defeat following a 1-0 start. The Eagles rank bottom-three against the run and aren’t much better against the pass. They’ll try to make improvements to both facets against Carolina. Campbell’s teams — mostly in Houston and once with New Orleans — went 5-7 in the regular season against the Steel Curtain Steelers, and he broke 100 yards rushing against them just once.

In addition to Brees and his 3.992 yards and 32 touchdowns, the Saints have one of the best rushing attacks with Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram . The Saints also had the NFL’s receptions leader in WR Michael Thomas. Mahomes is the general, but Kansas City features WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce as well.

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