Chase Irle’s Locks
Vikings (-4) vs. Falcons
With Dan Quinn out the door, perhaps the Falcons show up with a different attitude on Sunday, but nothing they have shown so far makes me believe that will happen. Meanwhile, the Vikings have been playing much better football of late. Mike Zimmer has owned the Falcons in his career, and I don’t see that changing this week, especially if Julio Jones is out. Take the Vikings and feel comfortable.
Cardinals (-1.5) at Cowboys
This line actually opened at -3 in favor of the Cowboys, but money has been pouring in on the Cardinals ever since, and I don’t expect that to change. Dallas simply doesn’t play defense, and without Dak Prescott, they probably shouldn’t be favored against anyone. The Cardinals aren’t world-beaters, but they should be able to win this one by at least a field goal.
Buffalo (+3.5) vs. Kansas City
It’s impossible not to love Patrick Mahomes, but the Chiefs have looked vulnerable several times this season. The Bills were just embarrassed on national television, and it’s likely they were looking ahead to this matchup. Kansas City might win, but I like Buffalo and the points.
Philadelphia (+7.5) vs. Baltimore
This bet is purely based on the fact that I believe Baltimore has become overvalued. They aren’t the wrecking ball they were last season — at least, not yet. Philadelphia may be 1-3-1, but they are trending up, and I think they will be able to keep this one within a touchdown.
Jake Gordon’s Locks
Arizona v Dallas (o54)
No defense to be found in this game, hopefully Andy Dalton can keep up. This is a statement game for Kliff Kingsbury.
Broncos (+9.5) v Patriots
This is contingent on Drew Lock starting — Broncos may come out as a live dog. Doubt I bet this one, Pats have had two weeks to prepare for this one.
Browns (+3.5) v Steelers
Are the Browns for real? I want to say yes, and I love the way they run the ball with authority. Pittsburgh is for real, and this one may get ugly after the bad blood from last season.