Atlanta Falcons (3-3) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2): I wanted Desmond Ridder to be good so bad, but that’s not the case. Tampa’s defense is going to make his life hell and have a bounce-back week after a loss to Detroit.
My pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Detroit Lions (5-1) @ Baltimore Ravens (4-2): The Lions have entered the chat as the best team in the league. The Ravens have been inconsistent this year and don’t look like the team I thought they would be. Last time these teams met, the Ravens won 19-17 on Justin Tucker’s NFL record 66-yard field goal. Things are different this time around and I like the Lions more.
My pick: Detroit Lions
Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) @ Los Angeles Rams (3-3): The Rams have been competitive and better than their record shows. Their offense will flourish against a somewhat overrated defense and offense that can’t do much at all.
My pick: Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Chargers (2-3) @ Kansas City Chiefs (5-1): The Chargers didn’t look that sharp their last time out, and the Chiefs have one of the best defenses in the league keeping them afloat. I’ll take Kansas City.
My pick: Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins (5-1) @ Philadelphia Eagles (5-1): This should be the best primetime game this year. The Dolphins are scary at almost every position on offense, but haven’t played many great defenses this year outside of Buffalo. I expect the Eagles’ defensive line to give Tua some problems. Also, Jalen Hurts hasn’t looked great, but he’s been serviceable and can drag his team to the finish line and win games. I’ll take the Eagles.
My pick: Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers (5-1) @ Minnesota Vikings (2-4): The 49ers are dealing with some injuries, but I can’t see them losing two in a row. With Justin Jefferson still being out, I don’t see the Minnesota offense being about to do much. I’ll take San Fran.
My pick: San Francisco 49ers