Jets and Falcons play in London. Matt Ryan will be without Ridley and Gage. While those 2 haven’t done much, they are important for defense scheme and open things up for Falcons offense. Now the Falcons have to be a run-focus team and hope the depth guys at WR can make plays. This is an advantage to the Jets whose Front 7 isn’t terrible. Jets offense looks to have found its groove and having Crowder back is big. Wilson goes up against a talented, but very inconsistent Falcons D. We like the Jets to get the win inLondon.
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The Jaguars seemingly solid run defense has been a mirage according to the numbers, as they rank 23rd in DEF rushing EPA/play and have one of the lowest defensive grades for running D from PFF. It’s easy to react to the Jets loss last week, but with AJ Brown back the WR core is much different and the whole dynamics of the offense have been changed. The extra rest for Jacksonville is offset by the drama hanging over this young team with the whole Urban Meyer mess.
We am not fond of backing rookie QB’s in their first start, especially missing their best target. This is the case for the 49ers, where Trey Lance will be making his first start and will be without safety net George Kittle. The line movement strongly favors ARI here, and we like them to handle San Fran.
With an banged-up Baker on the road, we do not like the Browns chances of escaping SoFi Stadium with a win. Herbert and company are on a tear, and look like one of the best teams in the NFL. We like Herbert to be able to dissect Cleveland through the air, as opposed to a Browns offense that will struggle if they go down. Baker is not fit to win games solely with his arm, especially when hampered with an injury.
The Packers secondary has struggled past Jaire Alexander this season, so that spells trouble now that he has been placed on the IR. We like the Bengals here, a hungry team that is eager to prove they are legit. We think Burrow has a big day and leads CIN to victory.
Our favourite play of the week, we simply think Kansas City is being overvalued here. It is tough to go against Pat Mahomes at home in primetime, but the Kansas City defense has given us no faith in their ability to stop BUF. The Bills have a balanced attack, and have played much better defense thus far. They give us more confidence in their ability to stop the KC offense than vice versa. Then again, Buffalo has yet to face an offense like this. We am excited for this one, should be a thrilling matchup!