Arizona Cardinals (+3.5) points v Los Angeles Rams – 4/5
We’re opposing Jared Goff and the LA Rams this week again as the fans in Twickenham get treated to a pivotal NFC West divisional game.
We don’t expect Adrian Peterson to get 25+ carries every week, but the balance he can bring to this offence can greatly help the Cardinals going forward by controlling the clock and working in a play-action passing game that was obsolete to start the season.
The best play of Mitch Trubisky’s young career. Not sure how many QBs make this play. pic.twitter.com/XXqx0thKmH
— Sean Wagner-McGough (@seanjwagner) October 16, 2017
Chicago Bears to beat Carolina Panthers – 10/7
The Bears turned up last week on the road and it’s pretty evident how much Danny Trevathan is worth to that defence after his one game suspension from his violent hit on Davante Adams.
Carolina’s rush defence numbers are a tad misleading as they’ve played Saints, Pats and Lions. The Bears offence is certainly one for the purists and we don’t see them deviating from running the ball 50 times a game.
Kelvin Benjamin is hurt for Carolina also, that passing attack can’t be carried by Devin Funchess alone and if Kelvin does miss out, Cam Newton will really be lacking skilled receivers on the outside.
Cleveland Browns (+5.5) points v Tennessee Titans – 10/11
It’s never fun putting your money down on a team who are jumping back and forth between starting quarterbacks, but here we are. DeShone Kizer is starting for the Browns on Sunday after Kevin Hogan relinquished his spot in one awful start at Houston last weekend.
The Browns are joint first in the league on run defence in yards per carry (3.0) and their pass rush has stepped up a gear now that Myles Garrett is on the field for them, he is closing in on being 100% healthy and can definitely make an impact across all four quarters.
Marcus Mariota hamstring is still at him and he can’t move well within the pocket or scramble and there was really only one snap where the Colts really collapsed the pocket on Monday night. Might be easier not watching this one and hope Kizer can avoid turning the ball over in the red zone to keep it close.
* All odds correct at time of posting.