The Morning Call (Sunday)

Week 17

Record against the spread: LW: 7-8-1. Season: 122-112-6.

- By Sam Farmer | Los Angeles Times

Dolphins (10-5) at Bills (12-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET. Line: Bills by 3. O/U: 43.

The Dolphins are no pushovers, particular­ly on defense. Tua Tagovailoa is early on the growth curve. Bills 27, Dolphins 20

Ravens (10-5) at Bengals (4-10-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. Line: Ravens by 13. O/U: 44 ½.

Baltimore is heavily favored, and the Ravens have a chance to make the playoffs so they have incentive. Ravens 31,Bengals 21

Steelers (12-3) at Browns (10-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m. Line: Browns by 10. O/U: 42 ½.

The Browns are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, so tough to know who might play. Browns 28, Steelers 21

Jets (2-13) at Patriots (6-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m. Line: Patriots by 3. O/U: 39 ½.

The Jets have won two in a row, and their offense has gotten healthier and is clicking a bit. Jets 23, Patriots 20

Vikings (6-9) at Lions (5-10)

Sunday, 1 p.m. Line: Vikings by 7. O/U: 54.

Even without Dalvin Cook and Kyle Rudolph, the Vikings are significan­tly better than the Lions. Vikings 30, Lions 21

Cowboys (6-9) at Giants (5-10)

Sunday, 1 p.m. Line: Cowboys by 1. O/U: 44 ½.

The Cowboys’ defense is suspect, but the Giants are too banged up to take advantage. Cowboys 28,Giants 24

Falcons (4-11) at Buccaneers (10-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m. Line:Buccaneers by7.O/U: 50½.

The Buccaneers will have left tackle Donovan Smith against Atlanta this time. Buccaneers 30, Falcons 24

Saints (11-4) at Panthers (5-10) Sunday ,4:25 p.m. Line: Saints by 6½. O/ U :47½.

The Saints’ defense made big strides this season but took a step backward vs. Vikings last week. Saints 28, Panthers 24

Packers (12-3) at Bears (8-7)

Sunday, 4:25p.m. Line: Packers by5 ½. O/U: 51.

Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams are playing at a different level for Green Bay, which is vying for the NFC’s bye. Packers 34, Bears 24

Chargers (6-9) at Chiefs (14-1) Sunday ,4:25 p.m. Line: Chargers by 3½. O/ U :44.

The Chiefs are resting Patrick Mahomes, so Chad Henne will be leading a cast of understudi­es. Chargers 27, Chiefs 23

Seahawks (11-4) at 49ers (6-9) Sunday ,4:25 p.m. Line: Sea hawks by 6½. O/ U :46.

Seattle’s defensive transforma­tion has been remarkable. 49ers are talented but are the walking wounded. Seahawks 28 , 49ers 21

Raiders (7-8) at Broncos (5-10)

Sunday, 4:25p.m. Line: Raiders by2 ½. O/U: 51.

Derek Carr has quietly put together a great season with a hodgepodge supporting cast.

Raiders 24, Broncos 18

Titans (10-5) at Texans (4-11)

Sunday ,4:25 p.m. Line: Titans by 7½. O/ U :56½.

After a slow start, Deshaun Watson has been terrific. Not so for the rest of the Texans. Titans 34,Texans 31

Jaguars (1-14) at Colts (10-5)

Sunday, 4:25p.m. Line: Colts by14. O/U:49½.

The Colts are desperate, and if they don’t get into the playoffs it’s a travesty. If that’s the case, they can point to their Week 1 loss at Jacksonvil­le. Philip Rivers comes through, as does the defense. Colts 34,Jaguars 13

Cardinals (8-7) at Los Angeles Rams (9-6)

Sunday, 4:25p.m. Line:Cardinals by3. O/U: 40 ½.

Big test for Sean McVay, with Jared Goff and Cooper Kupp out, the running game ravaged, and a QB who has never thrown an NFL pass. McVay has never lost to the Cardinals. The defense comes through. Rams20, Cardinals 17

Washington (6-9) at Eagles (4-10-1) Sunday ,8:20 p.m. Line: Wash. by 2. O/ U :43½.

Taylor Heinicke might not get Washington fans too excited, but that defense can be smothering. Philadelph­ia QB Jalen Hurts is fun to watch, but the Eagles break down on defense. Should be close. Washington 17, Eagles 14

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