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This week I especially like the Ravens, Eagles and Giants.
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Falcons +2.5 at Panthers
I made this line 3.5, as I typically like the home team on the short week, the Panthers have been at least as good as the Falcons this year, and I like fading teams off heartbreaking losses – the Panthers close loss to the Saints was one thing, but the Falcons flat out gave away the game against the Lions. Lay the wood.
Panthers 27 - 23
Colts -3 at Lions
Colts 24 - 23
Vikings +6.5 at Packers
The Vikings dealt Yannick Ngakoue over the bye, signaling a surrender of sorts on the season after getting blown out by the Falcons. If Dalvin Cook returns, he could go off against the Packers defense, but I'd expect the Packers to pull away. Lay the wood.
Packers 30 - 21
Patriots +3.5 at Bills
The Patriots have been beyond shaky the last two games, but I'll put my money on the GOAT to call a competitive game against a struggling Bills squad. Take the points.
Patriots 20 - 19
Titans -6 at Bengals