Hopefully, everyone enjoys a week off from football. The 1-4 Dolphins took on the 0-5 Jaguars this morning in London. If you think the debate between Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance is bad, could you imagine being stuck with Tua? He leaves...a lot to be desired. Plus, Tua’s ceiling isn’t anywhere near most other rookies as he lacks the physical upside.
This morning the Bengals are on the road against the Lions. Dan Campbell’s team plays well at home. Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon are battling injuries. That game should be closer than you might expect. Ja’Marr Chase will have a big play because that’s happened every game.
The Packers are on the road and are 5.5-point favorites against the Bears. The winner takes the lead in the NFC North. While all eyes will be on Justin Fields, Khalil Herbert taking over at running back should give Chicago a significant boost. This might be the game Fields unleashes his legs. That hasn’t happened yet.
The Chiefs are starting a new right tackle on the road against Washington. Kansas City will score, but that cannot stop a nosebleed.
The top game of the morning features Justin Herbert and the Chargers against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Lamar has been nothing short of incredible this season and is a must-see every time he takes the field.
The Rams are 10-point favorites on the road against Danny Dimes and the Giants. New York played Los Angeles well last season, so don’t be surprised if there is a revenge factor and the Rams run the score up.
The final game of the morning slate features two teams that I can’t figure out. The Vikings are on the road against the Panthers. Minnesota is the better team, but Carolina can generate pressure, which gives Kirk Cousins problems.