Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., CBS
Line: Browns -2.5 | Whole: 42.5
A bye final week ought to imply Baker Mayfield will return rested, if not utterly healed, of the shoulder and foot accidents that diminished his current performances. An emphasis on the passing assault for the Browns (6-6) might exploit the Ravens (8-4), who misplaced for the season their third member of the secondary, cornerback Marlon Humphrey (torn pectoral muscle).
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Lamar Jackson threw 4 interceptions towards Cleveland two weeks in the past, however the Ravens nonetheless gained as a result of the Browns wasted possessions and rushed for under 40 yards. If Baltimore’s entrance seven can once more hinder the Browns’ working and play-action passing, the hallmarks of the offense, Mayfield could have fewer alternatives to play the place he’s comfy. Decide: Ravens +2.5
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Soccer Staff, 1 p.m., Fox
Line: Cowboys -4 | Whole: 43
Washington (6-6) has slowly crept into the playoff dialog, with three N.F.C. East groups in as of Thursday morning. A win towards the Cowboys (8-4) might additional shake the division race as January approaches. Washington has gained 4 consecutive video games, a stretch by which Taylor Heinicke has accomplished over 70 % of his passes. The Footballers’ protection has additionally not allowed greater than 100 dashing yards in three of these 4 video games.
The Cowboys’ offense has underperformed in current weeks largely due to questionable play-calling and a failure to run the ball properly (Dallas had fewer than 100 dashing yards in two of the final three video games). If they’ll revert to their prolific working within the first half of the season and if the protection, led by Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs, continues to create turnovers, the Cowboys ought to win. Decide: Cowboys -4
Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas Metropolis, 1 p.m., CBS
Line: Kansas Metropolis -9.5 | Whole: 49
After totally dispatching the Broncos, Kansas Metropolis (8-4) might enhance its distance from the remainder of the A.F.C. West by beating the Raiders (6-6), who presently have a 14 % likelihood of reaching the postseason, in response to the playoff predictor.
Kansas Metropolis’s protection has improved after a gradual begin to the season and has held every of its final 5 opponents — together with the Raiders in Week 10 — to below 20 factors. In the meantime, the offense appears to have adjusted to feasting on certain beneficial properties since opponents have restricted Patrick Mahomes’s downfield strikes. Kansas Metropolis is clearly the higher group and will simply dole Las Vegas its fifth loss in six video games. Decide: Kansas Metropolis -9.5
San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals, 4:25 p.m., Fox
Line: 49ers -1 | Whole: 47.5
Each the 49ers (6-6) and the Bengals (7-5) misplaced key video games final week simply as they have been gaining momentum forward of the playoffs. Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow dislocated the pinkie finger on his throwing hand towards the Chargers, however performed via the damage and mustn’t miss any time. It’s unclear, although, how that may have an effect on his efficiency going ahead.