Kansas City is averaging 30.8 a the advantage game on offense and giving up 29.3. The Falcons were off this weekend after beating the New York Jets in London last Sunday. Atlanta has won two of its last three games following an 0-2 start.
What the Seahawks hope Carolina does not do is take a page from the Tampa Bay defensive playbook. The Bucs beat Seattle last week 14-5 and did so by pressuring Seahawks QB Russell Wilson on 60 percent of his passes. The results produced six sacks and Seattle never got into any rhythm on offense. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will have to regroup his offense and get back to what the Seahawks do. In the end, it will be Seattle’s league-leading defense that will be the difference. With their first four-game winning streak of the Jameis Winston era, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now in a position to gain a wild card berth.
C.J. Anderson ran for 81 yards and former Kansas City Chief Jamaal Charles ran for 40 yards on 10 carries. Carr did not play well against Washington completing just 19-of-31 passes. It is possible that the playing on the East Coast and the time difference did play a role in how Oakland played. At 5-5, the Ravens currently occupy the AFC’s sixth and final playoff spot.
CenturyLink Field is one of the most difficult places to play in the league and you can bet the noise level will rattle the young quarterback. Running back James Starks is finally back after an injury, but he was largely ineffective last week as Green Bay rushed for just 69 yards in a loss to Tennessee last week. That kind of production on the ground usually doesn’t lead to success in the NFL. This year, Kansas City doesn’t enter Sunday night’s game with a long winning streak, but they did win five in a row before losing a close game to Tampa Bay last week. The Chiefs most recent problem has been putting points on the board. The offense is struggling and that is not a good sign since KC now has to face one of the NFL’s best defenses.
Detroit is third in the NFL in takeaways with 14 on the season. Nine of those are interceptions and if the Detroit defense can force turnovers against Pittsburgh, the Lions will have a shot at a victory. The Miami Dolphins have one of the worst offenses in the NFL and somehow they are 4-3. That offense is likely to get them in trouble though especially against the teams remaining on their schedule. The Ravens held the Dolphins to just 196 total yards and backup quarterback Matt Moore was picked off twice and sacked three times. Moore was subbing for the injured Jay Cutler, who really hadn’t done that much better in guiding a Dolphins offense that is dead last in the league in scoring (13.1 points per game).
Slowing down QB Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs is a high priority for the Denver defense. Goff threw two touchdown passes and it was Gurley who had the big day rushing for 152 yards and three scores. They did get their first win of the season last week having to go to overtime against Indianapolis to get it. Quarterback Deshaun Watson finally looked like he did a year ago and threw for 375 yards and two touchdowns.
They have blitzed 32 % of the time this season, which is nice for the fifth-most within the NFL. That has helped them in earlier matchups, together with their Week 6 win over the Chargers and Justin Herbert, who has a passer ranking of 96.1 when dealing with the blitz. But towards Burrow, issues is perhaps a bit harder for the Ravens. Cincinnati matches up significantly nicely towards Baltimore in a single space. Joe Burrow has accomplished 72.3 % of his passes for 493 yards, six touchdowns and only one interception when dealing with strain this season.
On the other side if you see a positive number that team is the underdog so if a team is (+110) it means that the sportsbooks think they will lose and not cover, but it should be a close game. If odds are a large positive number it means the team is not very likely to win and you will win a lot of money if they are able to cover the point spread. For example if a team is (+110) to cover the point spread you will win $110 if you place a $100 wager on the team. If a team’s odds are (+250) it means you will win $250 off of a $100 wager. Halloween is coming, so Rhule is proactively creating a ghost-averse game plan for Darnold.