Dwelling crew in CAPS:
VIKINGS (+1.5) over Packers
This venerable NFC North fixture has yielded constant optimistic outcomes to dwelling sides which have paid consideration to the little particulars that matter. Anticipate the Purple Gang to take benefit as Kirk Cousins turns in one other good one in opposition to future Corridor of Famer Aaron Rodgers.
Giants (+5.5) over TITANS
Massive Blue look to have laid a five-year basis and may go their method up the ladder, although going in opposition to an ace coach comparable to Mike Vrabel and his Titans will likely be no stroll within the park.
Ravens (-7) over JETS
Having accomplished one other excellent preseason mark main into the common marketing campaign, Baltimore ought to anticipate higher harm luck than it encountered in 2021. A wholesome Ravens protection ought to endure.
Saints (-5.5) over FALCONS
Atlanta has reshuffled, having dispatched veteran QB Matt Ryan out of city whereas signing veteran scrambler Marcus Mariota to run issues. New Orleans has a wholesome Jameis Winston at QB and a brand new head coach in Dennis Alle. Saints preserve secure margin.
DOLPHINS (-3.5) over Patriots
Guests to South Florida who aren’t used to the situations bear the brunt of it within the blazing late-summer steam warmth, and Pats QB Mac Jones is unlikely to thrive beneath the glare. Toss in Pats’ new coaches dripping sweat, and look out under.
Browns (+1.5) over PANTHERS
Cleveland can run it (good day, Nick Chubb). The important thing for the Browns right here will likely be to take care of ball management, and Jacoby Brissett can handle that, pending Deshaun Watson’s return to motion later within the season.
Steelers (+6.5) over BENGALS
Cincinnati got here on with a rush in 2021, to our delight, narrowly lacking your entire massive enchilada within the last Tremendous moments. Pittsburgh maintains its delight — and stays one powerful out in openers.
49ers (-6.5) over BEARS
Grizzlies catch the Niners a great distance from dwelling, however Chicago might want to put up a 1985-like effort with the intention to preserve the Purple and Gold in placing distance. This looms as a two-way battle. Niners TE George Kittle questionable (groin).
Eagles (-4) over LIONS
We preserve the notion that Philadelphia has saved a stride forward of Detroit in its broadly marketed current ascents — and can swing that method.
Colts (-7) over TEXANS
Indianapolis ought to have its method, you’d suppose — although humorous issues can occur in obvious September “mismatches,” particularly in a season that includes a naked minimal of preseason warm-up time.
COMMANDERS (-2.5) over Jaguars
They’re begging us to take Washington — which leaves us little alternative however to swing that method. With out ace defensive lineman Chase Younger, Washington can also be anxious concerning its offensive line’s capability to take care of order.
CARDINALS (+6) over Chiefs
We’re coping with a powerhouse highway favourite right here, and Patrick Mahomes could consider he has hit the jackpot on this matchup … however Okay.C. might want to play a measure of protection as effectively, in an try and preserve issues secure as regards to the projected last margin.
Raiders (+3.5) over CHARGERS
Don’t be stunned if the Bolts don’t handle to maintain a measure of secure benefit over a Silver and Black outfit whose time is now and which is keen to profit from its probabilities. Chargers’ cease unit is hardly bulletproof.
Buccaneers (-2.5) over COWBOYS
Massive-name Sunday-night headliner matches the all-time quarterback paying a go to to America’s Staff. Right here’s one other matchup with title sides maybe not fairly able to carry out at midseason peaks.
SEAHAWKS (+6.5) over Broncos
Denver sends veteran QB (and ex-Seattle operative) Russell Wilson to do battle in opposition to his previous mates. Each side determine to profit from their insights into their opponents.
2021 Season: 130-125-2