I don't love the games this week from a handicapping perspective so will keep these short and hope for the best!!!
New Orleans +1 at Jacksonville:
Full credit to Teddy Bridgewater and the Saints for a dominant home win over Tampa Bay last week. With Drew Brees almost ready to return Teddy gets another start at Jacksonville in this one. My gut tells me this will be a trap game for the Saints with the Bears next and 4 of the next 6 games being divisional match ups. Meanwhile Gardner Minshew can become the first Jacksonville quarterback in history to have 4 straight games with multiple touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Look for the Jacksonville pass rush on Bridgewater to be the difference. Pick: Jaguars
Dallas -7 at NY Jets:
The Jets have been a trail wreck especially on offence this year but finally get Sam Darnold back for the first time since week 1 after suffering Mono. Under a 2nd and 3rd string qb the Jets have managed just 39 points this year but will get a shot in the arm with Darnold's return. The Cowboys will be an angry football team. After starting the year 3-0 they have fallen to the Saints and Packers in back to back weeks, and made numerous offensive mistakes losing at home last week. The Cowboys have feasted on bad teams this year and I expect that to be the case here as they are now in a tight divisional battle with the surging Eagles. Pick Cowboys
Seattle -1.5 at Cleveland:
The Browns were initially listed as the favourite in this game before their lifeless performance on Monday Night Football vs San Francisco. It appears the Browns are in big trouble with many of the new weapons just not in sync with this offence. Making matters worse for the Browns, they are now on a short week traveling West to East for this game. While Seattle also travels West to East, they have extra rest playing last Thursday. Russell Wilson might be the front runner for league MVP right now and I don't see that stopping in Cleveland. Pick: Seahawks
Enjoy the games and good luck!!