All lines accurate as of Tuesday 9:00PM*
Cleveland Browns (+10) @ Baltimore Ravens
Niko: Cleveland has (sans vs. NE, DAL) mostly kept games tight this season. Baltimore is one team one week and a completely different team the next week. I don’t see the Browns getting victory number one here, but I do see it closer than Vegas seems to think it will be. Cleveland with the points.
Pete: Toss up game, in my opinion, and another stinker Thursday Night Football game. Truthfully, I don't even know if I will be able to watch this one. The only reason to really tune in is for Jamie Collins and the fact that the Ravens may threaten to make the playoffs this season. Ravens at home; keep the streak alive, Cleveland!
Jordan: As we sit, the Browns are 0-9 and are the laughing stock of a surprisingly successful sports city here in 2016. The Ravens, on the other hand, are vying for a playoff spot and have played some surprisingly good football this year. I'll take the Browns with the points, but the Ravens should win this one at home.
Houston Texans (-1.5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Niko: Boy is it ugly, but somehow, someway the Texans are 5-3 this season. Coming off a bye week to theoretically get that offense right, I see them scraping up another W against the miserable Jags. That team should blow it up-like, yesterday. Texans on the road.
Pete: Another crappy game. Like Niko mentioned, the Texans are somehow 5-3 and very well could make the playoffs. Are they a good team by any stretch of the imagination? Hell no. Is Jacksonville terrible? You better believe it.
Jordan: The Jags, considering the expectations, are right there with the Browns for the worst franchise in the NFL. The Texans might be the worst of the playoff teams, with Brock Osweiler playing nowhere near the level you'd expect from a guy making 72 mil over the next 4 years. I think the overall talent level of Houston should be enough for them to pull through in the end.
Denver Broncos (+2) @ New Orleans Saints
Niko: The Saints have lost 4 games this season by a combined 17 points and beat Seattle last time they were in their dome. Can’t stress this enough: Denver is a different team away from home. Saints do us in New England a solid and hand the Broncos their second straight loss.
Pete: The Saints can put up points with the best offenses in the NFL. At home, against a banged up Broncos team, I like New Orleans' chances. Furthermore, if Talib is out for another game, the Broncos' defense changes drastically. I will go with the upset and roll with the Saints.
Jordan: The Saints are a passing offense, and like Pete said, Talib could miss the game on the Denver side. Not saying Talib's absence is the difference in this one by any means, because I think the Saints should win regardless. The score depends on Talib, but Saints at home.
Los Angeles Rams (+2) @ New York Jets
Niko: Yikes. This one’s a toss up. Can’t go right either way. I’ll go with the Rams not to lose.
Pete: I hate the Jets, as most Patriots fans do. Even if they are they are the slightly better team, I will roll with the Rams.
Jordan: The Rams, for some reason, refuse to use Jared Goff until they're eliminated from playoff contention. That philosophy is just stupid, considering Case Keenum is one of the worst QBs I've seen in years. That being said, Fitzy is up there too. The Jets caught lightning in a bottle with Fitzpatrick last year, he's not that good. I'll take the Rams in a narrow victory of a sloppy offensive game.
Atlanta Falcons (pick’em) @ Philadelphia Eagles
Niko: Wentz seems to be hitting the rookie wall early, and first year head coach Doug Pederson seems to be slamming it. Tough to go against the Falcons right now, even in a hostile environment.
Pete: Two teams that peaked far too early, in my opinion. I don't think either of these teams will be there come February, by I will take the red-hot Falcons.
Jordan: Last time I picked the road team to beat the Eagles in Philly, that was the undefeated Vikings. And the Eagles won handily. So for that, I have to go with the Eagles over the red-hot Falcons. Even if they are a slight underdog.
Kansas City Chiefs (-3) @ Carolina Panthers
Niko: KC is banged up and Carolina is playing for their season yet again. I like the Panthers at home in a low scoring grind it out football game.
Pete: Similar to the Broncos, the Chiefs are a banged up team right now, yet are somehow still in the race for getting that elusive bye week in the playoffs. The Panthers have drastically underperformed this season, and I think that will continue against the Chiefs.
Jordan: It's tough to take a banged up Chiefs team against the Panthers, even if Carolina has one of the weakest secondaries in the NFL. But I don't see that being too great of an issue considering the Chiefs' don't really have a healthy vertical threat. I'll take Carolina at home.
Chicago Bears (+1.5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Niko: I’ll go with the Bucs here. When in doubt, roll with the home team.
Pete: Agree with Niko. I think Jameis Winston will be able to pick apart this Bears defense. Bucs in a close one.
Jordan: This game sucks, flip of a coin and that should be your pick. I'll roll with the Bucs as well.
Minnesota Vikings (+3) @ Washington Redskins
Niko: ‘Skins. Minnesota’s offense is anemic.
Pete: Neither team has impressed me as of late. The Redskins are always in the picture, but the Vikings are spiraling out of control. I have to take the hotter team here and roll with the Redskins.
Jordan: Sam Bradford has been exposed in recent weeks, against the Eagles, the Bears, and then last week vs. the Lions. Their offense is STRUGGLING, and the Skins are definitely the hotter team. I'll take Washington at home.
Green Bay Packers (-2.5) @ Tennessee Titans
Niko: The Packers are a very flawed team. No one on Green Bay is above criticism right now, and that includes the head coach and quarterback. That being said, they’ll answer the call- at least this week. Pack get it done.
Pete: I want to pick the Packers, but something is making be roll with the Titans. They have a two-headed beast at running back and can keep up offensively with the Packers. This will probably come back to bite me in the ass, but I will say the Titans pull off the upset.
Jordan: The tandem at RB has the Titans vying for a playoff spot this year. Mariota is nothing special, at least not yet, but their run game has been godly. The Packers are a team still searching for an identity this year, as their QB is calling for their manhood after an embarrassing loss to the Colts. I'll take the Titans in a shootout.
Miami Dolphins (+3.5) @ San Diego Chargers
Niko: San Diego dropped 43 last weekend. This offense is clicking. Rivers and Gordon are leading a very well balanced attack and as much as I like Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi, Ryan Tannehill just isn’t very good. Period. Chargers take out the trash at home.
Pete: Another poopy game. I think the Chargers will have come out with their hair on fire, especially after voters denied the bid for a new stadium in San Diego.
Jordan: The Chargers are hanging in there. They're in last, sure, but they're also 4-5 and playing in arguably the best division in the NFL. The Dolphins also have been somewhat competitive this year as well. I think this will come down to late-game heroics, and I'll take experience at QB in those situations. Chargers stay relevant at home.
San Francisco 49ers (+13.5) @ Arizona Cardinals
Niko: San Fran can’t stop anybody on defense. Just a month ago, David Johnson ran for 157 on them in their own house. Expect a repeat performance from the top 3 back in the league. ‘Zona in a blowout.
Pete: They may not be able to cover that huge spread, but it looks as if the Cardinals are finally starting to figure things out. Furthermore, the 49ers are arguably the worst team in the NFL. Easy pick.
Jordan: The Cardinals, like Pete said, are starting to figure it out. As for the Niners, plain and simple, they are terrible, and have a terrible QB. The Niners should be able to hold the spread, but the Cardinals easily win this one.
Dallas Cowboys (+2.5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Niko: Big game. Dallas’ impressive winning streak ends this weekend at the hands of a huge Roethlisberger performance. The Steelers have been largely unimpressive, but they’re far too talented to fall below .500. Pittsburgh in a great game.
Pete: If it wasn't for the Sunday night game, this would be the Game of the Week. I don't truly believe in either team, and the situation at quarterback for both teams is extremely uncertain. When in doubt, take the home team, right Niko? Steelers in a close one.
Jordan: This is where we really see if Dak Attack is legit, and Zeke is able to carry the load in big games. When it comes to high leverage games, the Cowboys continue to pull victories out. The hype surrounding them is real as long as Prescott stays under center. The Boys win this one in a tight one.
Seattle Seahawks (+7.5) @ New England Patriots
Niko: Something’s not right with this Seattle team. Two words that define their season thus far: inconsistency and injuries. Doesn’t help they have to travel across country on a short week and square off against a well-rested Patriots ball club. Pats cover. More on this in the roundtable coming this weekend.
Pete: Game of the Week. Big spread, but I think the Patriots are simply on a different level than every other team in the NFL. The Seahawks will be tired from playing this Sunday night, and the Patriots WILL NOT lose following a bye week. If the Pats can score 24 points, this game is over. More thoughts in the Roundtable.
Jordan: *insert heart eyes emojis.* This, along with the first Jets game and the Denver game, are three I personally circled on my metaphorical schedule as the most important regular season games for the Brady-led Patriots. The Patriots are coming off the bye-week at a record of 7-1, and they're a hardcore backup QB away from being 8-0 *cough cough, Jimmy G.* The Pats are stacked and should be able to win this one at home. Stay tuned for the Roundtable.
Cincinnati Bengals (+2.5) @ New York Giants
Niko: Tough to bet on Marvin Lewis and a notoriously un-clutch Bengals team, but I like them at the Meadowlands this weekend. Not sure why or how. Two critical Eli turnovers are the difference. Cincy in a tight one.
Pete: Gross game. Unfortunately, it appears as if the Giants are starting to catch fire at the right time. The Bengals have shrinkage in big games, and Monday Night Football is a relatively large stage against a pretty good opponent. At home, I like the Giants here.
Jordan: Contrary to what Pete says, I actually like this game. Based off of MNF standards, this should be at least entertaining. When in doubt, home team wins. I'll take the Giants at the Meadowlands.