It’s Sunday again, which means it’s time to pick my lock, upset, and random games.
Lock: Los Angeles Rams (-13.0) over Philadelphia Eagles
The reigning Super Bowl champs are having a disappointing season. Carson Wentz missed the first two games of the season coming off a knee injury from the previous season, and now it’s very possible that he’ll miss the rest of the season with a fractured vertebrae. The Eagles’ defense has also struggled. It will be very difficult for them to stop both Todd Gurley and Jared Goff. LA will look to get back on track after a defensive battle in Chicago last week.
Upset: New York Giants over Tennessee Titans (-1.5)
The Giants are on fire. Over the last two weeks, they have beaten the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins and scored at least 30 points in both games. Rookie sensation Saquon Barkley led the way last week when the Giants scored 40 points without Odell Beckham Jr. Derrick Henry ran for over 230 yards last week, and I highly doubt that will happen two weeks straight.
Random: Baltimore Ravens (-8.5) over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
At 7-6, the Ravens are still very much in contention to win the AFC North. Lamar Jackson has been electric for Baltimore since he took over. Jackson, along with their number two defense, took the Chiefs to overtime last week. Jameis Winston is up one week and down the next. He can’t be trusted to lead the Bucs, and maybe the organization is starting to realize this.