Beating the Book

Beating the Book

This article is part of our Beating the Book series.

I went 6-8 last week, again, just below .500, but I won my best bet (Titans) to go 6-0. The other teams I highlighted (Browns, Chargers and Dolphins) all lost. 

This week, I like the Dolphins, Bengals, Team and Saints. 

THURSDAY NIGHT

Broncos +3 at Browns 

I have no idea who's playing for the Browns – both their starting tackles are questionable, their quarterback is banged up and returning on a short week, and they're down their top two running backs, at least one of their top-two receivers  and maybe their best pass-catching tight end too. But the defense is largely healthy, so I'll hold my nose and lay the wood. 

Browns 20 - 16

EARLY GAMES

Bengals +6 at Ravens

The Ravens destroyed the Chargers last week, and their defense played surprisingly well for the first time all year. That said, I'll sell high and take the Bengals who should be up for a game against their division rival. Take the points. 

Ravens 27 - 24

Panthers -3 at Giants

The Giants were awful last week and are still banged up offensively, but I like their defense to give the erratic Sam Darnold some trouble. Take the points. 

Panthers 20 - 19

Team +9.5 at Packers

The Team is bad, and the Packers are good, but this is just the spot for a letdown after Aaron Rodgers got cocky in thrashing the hapless Bears. Take the points. 

Packers 27 - 20

Chiefs -5.5 at Titans

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