Washington Redskins at New York Giants
Tom Coughlin’s team could come into this game with two losses after facing Dallas and Atlanta, so it will be a very important match for them. The good news for the Blue Men is that they have won four straight against the Redskins and have not lost at home in the series since 2011. New York is favorite in the NFL betting lines -2.0 to win their fifth straight game against Washington. Jay Gruden’s team has only four wins in their last 18 meetings against the Giants, but two have been in the Big Apple.
Player to watch: Wide receiver Odell Beckham will try to repeat his performance of last year against the Redskins after catching 12 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns. Washington was one of the worst defense against the pass last year, accepting 249.4 yards per game. Other games of great interest in this week are Chicago Bears-Seattle Seahawks (-9.0), Denver Broncos-Detroit Lions (Pick’em) and Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5) -New York Jets.
Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
The Chiefs will visit Lambeau Field for the first time since 2003, and they expect to maintain their good run in one of the toughest stadiums in the NFL. Andy Reid’s team has never lost in the Frozen Tundra; they have three wins and a draw. Including their clash in Super Bowl I, the Cheeseheads have been able to win only three of the 11 games of the series and the last time was eight years ago by 33-22 at Arrowhead Stadium. Green Bay is listed with -5.5 in the NFL Odds to win this Monday night game, but it is with 1-4 SU and 1-4 ATS in the last five against Kansas City.
Player to watch: Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will try to help an offense that was No. 29 in passing yards last season with an average of 198.9 yards per game. Former Eagles player had 1,168 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014 and could exploit the Green Bay weak secondary.
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
For the second consecutive week, the Bills will face an AFC East rival, and they could use this game to take advantage in the first place of the division. The Dolphins ended a run of three straight defeats against the Bills last year by winning 22-9 at home and will try to have two straight wins in the series for the first time since 2011. Miami is the NFL betting favorite to win this game (-2) and in the last five games against Rex Ryan’s squad is 2-3 SU and 2-3 ATS. Buffalo has won only two of their last seven visits to Sun Life Stadium.
Player to watch: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill signed a contract extension before the season started, so he must prove he is the real leader of the offense. The former Texas A&M player has thrown three interceptions and has been sacked 18 times in the last four against the Buffalo defense.
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Despite losing some key players on defense, the Ravens are favored to win the AFC North title for the first time since 2012. To achieve this, they will have to end their losing streak against Cincinnati, as they have lost four of their past five and last year they were swept for the first time since 2009. Baltimore’s offense has struggled against Cincinnati and has failed to score more than 17 points during his slump. However, they are favorites to win this meeting in the NFL betting Odds (-3). The team led by head coach John Harbaugh is 1-4 SU and 1-4 ATS in the last five against the Bengals.
Player to watch: Defensive tackle Brandon Williams will be the one to fill the gap left Haloti Ngata and will be an important piece to stop the running game of Cincinnati, which will be led by Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill, who in 2014 combined for 1,804 yards and 14 touchdowns.