The Jets may have found a new cult hero as 2nd string QB Mike White led his team to victory over the red-hot Bengals last week. White threw for 405 passing yards and tossed 3 touchdowns as the Jets won their second game of the season, 34-31. Interestingly, the Jets have won games against the Titans and Bengals – two of the best teams by record in the AFC. So they can’t always be underestimated by their opposition.
Meanwhile, the Colts will be hoping to bounce back from a tough 34-31 overtime loss against the Titans on home turf in Week 8. While they held Derrick Henry in-check, their pass defence just couldn’t stop A.J Brown. But one of the postives in the loss was the combination between Wentz and Pittman Jr. as they connected for 2 touchdowns / 15 targets. New York are one of the worst passing defences in the NFL so look for the Colts to take advantage by airing it out.
Both defences gave up 31 points last week and on a short week, this should be a high scoring affair as both sides can find success in the passing game. So we like the value on offer for over 46.5 points.
The Colts are 17-8 in their last 25 home games. New York has struggled on the road against the Colts with a 7-14 record.
Head to Head Record
In the 2020 meeting, it was all about the Colts as they were victorious 36-7.
While the Titans took down the Colts 34-31 last week, they suffered a massive blow with Derrick Henry sustaining an injury that will sideline him for about 10 weeks. As a result, they’ve signed future hall of fame candidate Adrian Peterson. They will likely deploy a committee running back strategy, especially up against a strong Rams defence. It will also be interesting to see how this impacts the connection between Tannehill and A.J Brown after the pair tore apart the Colts defence last week.
The 7-1 Rams got even stronger before the trade deadline by trading for Von Miller from the Broncos. With Aaron Donald and now Miller, the Rams pass rush is going to be a serious problem for opposing QBs. While Los Angeles have won 4 on the trot, they haven’t really been challenged by the struggling Texans, Lions and Giants. So this will be a good test of where the Rams are at. The main area of attack for the Rams will be targeting the Titans secondary with the impressive combination that Stafford and Kupp have shown in just 8 games together.
The Derrick Henry injury is a huge blow for the Titans and we doubt they can keep up with the Rams if this becomes a high scoring contest. With the Rams improving their defence as well, this leans us towards the Under as 54.5 points looks a tad high. The Under has a 9-3 record when the Rams are at home as well.
The Rams are 4-1 at this venue. Tenneesee is yet to play at this stadium against the Rams.
Head to Head Record
The two sides last met in 2017 with the Rams getting home, 27-23. In the last 6 meetings, the head to head is square at 3-3.
After back to back defeats against the Packers and Bucs, the Bears conceded 18 points in the 4th quarter defeat against the 49ers last week to continue their forgettable season. But looking at the positive side, Justin Fields had arguably his start in the NFL and showed his dual threat ability as he racked up 103 rushing yards. But this offence is scoring just 15.4 points per game, which ranks them 31st in the NFL. They will likely struggle to continue moving the ball against a typical strong Steelers defence on their home turf.
It hasn’t been pretty but the Steelers are just getting the job done when it matters in this 3 game winning streak. They’re coming off an ugly 15-10 win over the Browns and their defence should be confident in this matchup against a rookie QB. As such, they’ve allowed just 20.3 points per game and have been solid against the run/pass. While their offence hasn’t been overly effective, the Bears have struggled to stop the run and RB Najee Harris should be the key man for Pittsburgh to move the chains.
This could be an ugly game to watch. We have two of lowest scoring teams in the NFL and that has to lean us towards the Under. Games involving the Bears are 6-1 against the Under and 4-1 when they hit the road. The Steelers come off just 25 total points against the Browns and the Under is 5-2 in their last 7.
The Steelers are 13-5 in their last 18 home games. Chicago are 1-1 at this venue since 2005.
Head to Head Record
In the last 6 meetings, the head to head is square at 3-3. Chicago won the previous meeting in 2017, 23-17.
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