Patrick Mahomes will duel his counterpart in a high-scoring affair, as the Steelers have few answers for the diversity and aggressiveness of Andy Reid's offense. Steelers win and cover the spread. Sam Darnold was strong in Monday night's rout, but the Jets also proved their QB's supporting cast — backs, receivers, line and defense included — is better than it appeared at first glance.
The Dolphins won ugly over the Titans despite uninspiring play from Ryan Tannehill. Jets win and cover the spread. Who knew Nick Foles vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick would be a real matchup in Week 2? The Eagles' defense will come through with another strong performance while Foles, Jay Ajayi, Nelson Agholor and Zach Ertz find favorable matchups against the Bucs' defense.
Philly fans will make the trip to the Pirate Ship to make it special. Eagles win and cover the spread. Matt Patricia knows Jimmy Garoppolo, so that helps Detroit to an extent. What hurts the Lions is the fact that their defense was ripped by a similar offense Monday and now must travel across the country on a short week.
San Francisco left opportunities to beat Minnesota on the table in Week 1. In this game, Garoppolo will get the support from his running game and pass defense that Matthew Stafford does not receive. The Cardinals' defense is adjusting to a new scheme with players in different positions. Their offense is adjusting to a more conservative approach and questionable play from Sam Bradford. The Rams have no questions about either side of the ball.
The LA express will go on. Rams win and cover the spread. The Raiders in Week 1 were not as bad defensively without Khail Mack as many thought they would be, but they were shockingly worse offensively with Derek Carr and Jon Gruden.
The Broncos' defense will not give them a break. Denver will dash out to a record with early control of the AFC West. Broncos win and cover the spread. The Cowboys' offense has only one at the moment, Ezekiel Elliott. This game comes down to which team can win on both lines, and Dallas, even with its injuries, has better continuity and stability in that area.
Elliott will outrush Saquon Barkley, and Dak Prescott at home will not make the mistakes Eli Manning will make on the road. Cowboys win and cover the spread. Wilson now has to adjust to playing without Doug Baldwin after adjusting to life without Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham.
The Seahawks' run defense is awful, and the Bears will ride Jordan Howard to victory. Bears win but fail to cover the spread. As for Arizona, the team's September swoon continued with a loss at Houston on Sunday, dropping them to this month.
The Cubs have been steady, as they open this three-game set in Arizona having won 14 of their last 18 series. In contrast, this Arizona team which led or was tied for the NL West lead for days this season note: D'backs were still in first place on Sep 1 , is just in September.
Kyle Hendricks , 3. Hendricks is with a 3. Patrick Corbin , 3. Corbin enters on a nice roll, as he has posted quality starts in seven of his eight outings since the beginning of August, posting a 2. However, Corbin is with a 3. The Cubs are playing better baseball but will enter Day 28 of a string of 30 straight days in which games were scheduled if not necessarily played with the first of this three-game series at Arizona on Monday.
The Cubs have manged to go over their last seven games, despite totaling only 15 runs during that stretch. The key has been strong pitching but Hendricks hasn't had much luck here in As for Corbin, he may have a modest 11 wins, but he is third in the league in strikeouts , fourth in WHIP 1.