Quarterback Cam Newton reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Sources: Monday Night Football game could move from New Orleans to Indianapolis | ESPN. Seven winners and two losers from the Chiefs’ win against the Broncos. Chris Raybon details how he's betting Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season, complete with spread and total picks. Get $1,000 Sign-Up Bonus for Monday Night Football. A recent FanSided article laid out a potential trade scenario that involved the Chiefs sending a future fourth-round pick to the Colts in exchange for their 2017 first-round draft choice. Over the first four weeks of the season, the Giants offense couldn’t have looked worse with the ghost of Eli Manning, but they’ve had a brutal opening slate.

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15 and his own greatness. Former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith promoted to Washington backup role. Smith’s leg became infected shortly after the injury; at one point, doctors considered amputation.

I would take the points at anything outside of one possession (+8.5 or better). John Harbaugh is a great coach, but this is one of the few spots where the market has consistently overrated him. What lessons can we learn from Sunday’s game? Week 5 NFL QB Power Rankings: Aaron Rodgers overtakes Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen enters the top five | CBS Sports. I locked this in at Chiefs -11 and would bet it to -12.5 pending no new COVID-19 news. That’s partly due to injury — their secondary is banged up and Julio Jones (hamstring) is laboring — and partly due to a coaching staff that has consistently led this team to underperform expectations. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles throws during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. The Ravens are averaging 58.0 plays per game — third-fewest in the NFL — which makes it easier for a large dog to cover the spread. Follow the Heavy on Chiefs Facebook page and Twitter account for the latest breaking news, rumors and content! Sounds like Kansas City’s new motto | Mercury News. Subscribe to MassLive.com. It also doesn’t matter who they play, Titans, Texans, 49ers or Ravens. They're available to everyone and there's no limit to how many you can bet. With a career record of 17-3, Matt LaFleur has the best winning percentage (.850) of any head coach in NFL history (minimum 20 games). Usually a team that suffers two one-possession losses on blown leads of epic proportion isn’t as bad as its record looks, but underlying metrics don’t vindicate the Falcons.

Daniel Jones had three four-plus TD outings last season and is a good bet to regress upward toward the mean after throwing just two scores in his first four games. The Indianapolis Colts have the best defense in the NFL right now and defensive end Justin Houston is a colossal reason why. The Week 4 game between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears will move to 4:25 p.m. on CBS Sunday after the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs … The Raiders, who have proprietary rights to Al Davis’ old motto, have lost two games in the last 10 days. NFL Picks For Week 5: Chiefs-Raiders, Colts-Browns, More Spreads & Totals Odds Which says something about both our expectations for No. Smith continued working, and doctors cleared him for football activity in late July. Of the Panthers’ two losses, one was by four points to the Raiders that could have been a win if not for an (ill-advised) fourth-and-1 carry by fullback Alex Armah getting stuffed, and the other was 31-17 defeat to the Bucs (who entered the week rank No. Case in point: Jones is 1-7 ATS at home, but 6-2 on the road, including 5-1 as a road underdog. I like this if you can still find the Browns as a dog, as I have them as 0.5-point favorites. The rehab process for the injury was long and arduous, as the quarterback had to undergo at least 17 surgical procedures. The best time to back high-variance quarterbacks such as Jones is after they’ve mucked things up for a few games, leading to inflated large underdog spreads, usually on the road. Obviously, the Chiefs won a Super Bowl and are now the undisputed powerhouse in the NFL, but imagine if they had just kept Houston, saved even more money, and kept all those draft picks? The over is 10-3 in Allen’s 13 career starts, including 7-0 with a total below 47. He has a 282-220-17 (56.2%) all-time record on NFL bets he’s tracked in the Action app.

As I wrote in our Sunday Night Football preview last week, I liked the Eagles as a contrarian bet to cover against a banged up San Fran team, but now they’re overrated coming off the upset win. The Titans and Steelers game was moved to Week 7 after multiple Tennessee players and staffers tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week. This service is intended for adult users only. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. The 49ers offense is finally healthy, with Jimmy Garoppolo back at QB and George Kittle and Deebo Samuel joining sick hurdling rookie Brandon Aiyuk in the pass catcher corps. Copyright 2020 © Action Network Inc, All Rights Reserved.Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | AdChoices. Justin Houston’s success with Colts proves Chiefs made mistake letting him go | Horseshoe Heroes. The Chargers are a pesky team that won’t necessarily get blown out much, but while they scored 31 points against the Bucs last week, all four TDs came via unsustainable means: [Shop for the Best NFL Lines with Our Odds Page]. | NFL.com, Matt LaFleur is already a Hall of Fame-caliber coach. When healthy, Kansas City’s starting safety duo of Thornhill and two-time All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu is as strong as any across the league. Teddy Bridgewater, who is now 30-9 ATS as a starter, is averaging 8.1 yards per attempt and is moving the offense efficiently enough to give the Panthers a chance every week despite a young defense that isn’t there yet. Any money the Chiefs saved releasing Houston simply went to paying Clark, who cost them even more. Best Week 5 NFL Promos: Bet $1, Win $100 if Seahawks Score a TD — and Much More! The Cowboys rank 24th, and they’re one of only five teams (Packers, Panthers, Raiders, Dolphins) that ranks 20th or worse versus both the pass (25th) and run (23rd). Powered by. The Packers are using motions or shifts on 61 percent of their offensive plays this season (sixth-highest rate in the NFL), per Next Gen Stats. And their top-ranked defense has come against the Jags, pre-Justin Jefferson breakout Vikings, Jets and Bears. The median score in an NFL game this year is 49, so I’m keen on betting overs for totals that fall short of that based on small samples. Prescott has weapons galore to exploit the Giants secondary when he gets time, but he has always been better putting up huge point totals in comebacks than he has at blowing teams out. As for Clark, over his last 50 games, he has 33 sacks, 35 tackles for a loss, 66 QB hits and four fumble recoveries. While the average recovery time for ACL tears has decreased significantly for some high-level athletes in recent years, the timetable remains different for every individual. The Bears host the Indianapolis Colts this week. The Rams left 21 points on the table in Week 4 against the Giants after playing to combined scores of 56 and 67 over the prior two games, while I expect the Football Team to play faster and looser with Kyle Allen. Harbaugh is just 11-20-1 (35%) ATS as a division home favorite, including 1-4 with Lamar Jackson. I bet this at Bengals +13, but like it down to +11.5. One is that this year’s painful start is coming on the heels of a 2019 season in which the NFC East went a combined 24–40—the third worst record of any division over the last 10 years, after only the ’14 NFC South (22–41–1) and the ’16 NFC West (23–39–2), and tied with the ’13 South.
I see red flags on both sides of the ball for the Colts. Discover the best online sports betting sites and take advantage of bonus offers from legal sportsbooks. The Kansas City Chiefs and S Juan Thornhill were dealt a tough blow just prior to last season’s Super Bowl title run.

All rights reserved (About Us). It’s also been profitable to fade 0-4 teams at home in Week 5. Julio Jones (hamstring, questionable) hasn’t been a factor since Week 1, catching six passes across Weeks 2 and 4 and missing Week 3 entirely, and Falcons games still averaged a combined 60.3 points over those three games, with a median of 56.

In terms of scores per drive, both the Panthers (47.6%, eighth) and Falcons (44.7%, 13th) rank above-average on offense. Green (14/133/0 on 33 targets) and draft-bust John Ross (2/17/0 on 7 targets) and began focusing on his top three playmakers, Tyler Boyd (caught 28 of 34 targets), Tee Higgins (averaging 4.5/58.5/1.0 in two games since becoming a starter), and Joe Mixon (caught 12 of 13 targets for 86 yards and a TD over his last three games). 15 overall by the Colts in 2017. The best sports betting newsletter with trends, insights and news - condensed in a two-minute read. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Arrowheadlines: Colts writer suggests Chiefs should have kept Houston Chiefs headlines for Thursday, October 8 By Tom Childs @tomchilds56 Oct 8, 2020, 5:30am CDT
Rashad Fenton had a DAY on MNF.The INT was a great read, but this sequence earlier -- two plays apart -- helped completely stall a long Patriots drive.Fearlessly takes on a pulling tackle to submarine and get a TFL on toss sweep, then comes up huge at the catch point for PBU. On offense, they rank 24th in DVOA and 30th in third-down conversion rates (34.6%). Their ATS margin at home went from +4.7 in 2016 to -0.4 in 2017, -1.6 in 2018, and -5.3 since the start of last season. I already talked about why I like the Panthers, and I also like all three of the favorites listed above to cover, but prefer to tease them down six points through the key numbers of 3 and 7. Overall, the worst division over the last decade has been the AFC South.

[Bet the Bengals +12.5 at DraftKings and get a $1,000 bonus, including a $500 risk-free bet]. The Chiefs went to 6-1 with a big win over the Broncos — so who won and who lost? 4 WR Tyron Johnson, 19-yard TD catch from No. Please try again. [Bet the Over 53.5 at BetMGM and get a $500 INSTANT deposit match]. With Juan Thornhill rehabbing a torn ACL, the Chiefs could be in the trade market for a young safety with first-round talent. [Bet the Over 47 at DraftKings and get a $1,000 bonus, including a $500 risk-free bet]. Chris Raybon, a senior NFL and fantasy football analyst, highlights his favorite Week 5 NFL picks below. On defense, both rate below-average, with Atlanta (44.7%) clocking in 20th and Carolina (47.6%) 25th. 3 defense in DVOA should cause issues for an Eagles offense averaging 4.5 yards per play, tied for last in the NFL. The NFC East has not made a top overall selection since the Cowboys took Russell Maryland in 1991. They should be able to outscore a Dolphins defense ranked 31st in DVOA. Still, over that span he recorded 30 sacks, 39 tackles for a loss, 51 QB hits and five fumble recoveries — in 43 games. In his last 12 games as a favorite (including the postseason), Mahomes is 10-1-1 against the spread (ATS). Both teams scored 30-plus in each of the last three Cowboys games, but those type of game scripts are unsustainable. The Falcons are also the only team to rank bottom-20 in all three facets: 21st on offense, 25th on defense and 28th on special teams. The only reason he isn’t No. Turns out, a lot closer to the reverse is true: The Panthers rank 19th in overall DVOA, while the Falcons are 27th. Justin Houston has been a revelation for the Indianapolis Colts.