The Morning Call (Sunday)
Record against the spread: LW: 7-8-1. Season: 122-112-6.
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