The Week 5 NFL schedule is stacked with nice matchups. Our NFL Nation reporters carry us the keys to each sport, a daring prediction for every matchup and remaining rating picks.
Moreover, ESPN Stats & Info gives a stat to know for every sport, and the Football Power Index (FPI) goes contained in the numbers with a matchup ranking (on a scale of 1 to 100) and a sport projection. ESPN Fantasy‘s Kyle Soppe and ESPN Chalk‘s Dave Bearman hand out useful nuggets as effectively. It is all right here to assist get you prepared for a loaded weekend of NFL football.
Let’s get into the total Week 5 slate, together with a possible Tuesday sport.
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 66.5 | Spread: KC -11 (55)
What to look at for: Can Raiders quarterback Derek Carr enhance his play at Arrowhead Stadium? That would appear obligatory if the Raiders are to beat the Chiefs in Kansas Metropolis for the primary time since 2012. Carr is 0-6 towards the Chiefs on the street, with 4 landing passes, seven interceptions, a QBR of 14.Four and a protracted go of 33 yards. The Chiefs have modified gamers, coordinators, techniques and techniques towards Carr, and all the pieces has continued to work. The Raiders have been outscored 75-12 in two video games towards the Chiefs at Arrowhead since Patrick Mahomes turned Kansas Metropolis’s beginning QB. — Adam Teicher
Daring prediction: Carr won’t be picked off and can lengthen his interception-free streak to 9 video games. The final time Carr was intercepted was Dec. 1, 2019, when he was picked off twice … at Arrowhead Stadium. However he’s finishing passes at a 73.6% clip this season with quick, secure throws, and he must management the ball to maintain Mahomes off the sector. — Paul Gutierrez
Stat to know: Mahomes’ 89.1 Whole QBR towards the Raiders is his highest towards any group that he has performed greater than as soon as, and his 11 passing touchdowns in 4 video games — wherein he went 4-0 — is the best whole he has towards any NFL group.
What to know for fantasy: Chiefs huge receiver Tyreek Hill is the primary Kansas Metropolis participant with not less than six targets and a TD reception in 4 straight video games since Dwayne Bowe did it in 5 straight in 2010. See Week 5 rankings.
Betting nugget: All 4 Raiders video games have gone over the overall this season. Read more.
Gutierrez’s choose: Chiefs 29, Raiders 12
Teicher’s choose: Chiefs 27, Raiders 17
FPI prediction: KC, 82.1% (by a median of 12.7 factors)
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 55.8 | Spread: BAL -13 (51)
What to look at for: Can Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow proceed his unprecedented begin this week towards the Ravens? He set an NFL document on Sunday by changing into the primary rookie quarterback in NFL historical past to throw for 300 or extra yards in three straight video games. Since John Harbaugh turned coach of the Ravens in 2008, Baltimore is 12-1 towards rookie QBs at house, permitting simply 4 to surpass 300 yards passing. The Ravens even have recorded 16 interceptions towards rookie starters in Baltimore in the course of the Harbaugh period, whereas producing 5 occasions as many sacks (36) as TD passes given up (seven). — Jamison Hensley
Daring prediction: The Ravens will rush for 200 whole yards. One of many strongest rush offenses within the league goes up towards one of many league’s worst speeding defenses. Between that and the speeding capability of Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson, it may very well be a giant day for the Ravens’ floor sport. — Ben Child
Stat to know: The Bengals have not gone three straight video games and not using a loss in a single season since beginning 8-Zero in 2015, and so they have not had consecutive wins since Weeks Four and 5 of the 2018 season.
What to know for fantasy: Cincinnati working again Joe Mixon has did not common over 4.Zero yards per carry in 4 straight matchups with the Ravens. In these video games, he has averaged 3.1 yards per carry, with no rush gaining greater than 21 yards. See Week 5 rankings.
Betting nugget: Jackson is 4-Eight ATS as a house favourite since changing into the Ravens’ beginning QB in 2018. Read more.
Child’s choose: Ravens 40, Bengals 21
Hensley’s choose: Ravens 27, Bengals 17
FPI prediction: BAL, 81.6% (by a median of 12.Four factors)
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup ranking: 49.3 | Spread: PIT -7 (43.5)
What to look at for: The Steelers are fired up after not attending to play in Week Four due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Tennessee. The group was on a roll to start out the season at 3-0, and it trying to go 4-Zero for the primary time since 1979 — a season that led to a Tremendous Bowl. Search for the Steelers to unleash the frustration of final week whereas additionally attempting to get again into the rhythm of a balanced offense and a complementary protection they established within the Week Three win towards the Texans. — Brooke Pryor
Daring prediction: The Steelers and Eagles will mix for eight whole sacks. Philadelphia (17) and Pittsburgh (15) are Nos. 1 and No. 2 in sacks on the quarter mark of the season. The go rush that comes up the largest on Sunday will swing the end result of this sport. One specific matchup to control is Eagles left deal with Jordan Mailata towards Bud Dupree. Mailata is making his second profession begin, and Dupree has registered 2.5 takedowns by means of three video games this season. — Tim McManus
Stat to know: Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has seven passing touchdowns by means of his group’s first three video games, whereas Philadelphia signal-caller Carson Wentz has seven interceptions by means of his squad’s opening 4 contests. Wentz’s seven picks are probably the most within the NFL.
What to know for fantasy: Since Week 15 of the 2017 season, simply as soon as has a participant rushed for 90 yards towards the Steelers in Pittsburgh. See Week 5 rankings.
Betting nugget: Philadelphia is 3-Zero ATS towards Pittsburgh since 2008. Read more.
McManus’ choose: Steelers 24, Eagles 20
Pryor’s choose: Steelers 27, Eagles 10
FPI prediction: PIT, 67.9% (by a median of 6.Four factors)
Matchup must-reads: Ex-Aussie rugby player Mailata taking shape for Eagles … Roethlisberger frustrated by COVID-19 impact on Steelers’ schedule … Eagles’ Slay says NFL shouldn’t have played but now OK with protocols … Steelers allowing 5,500 fans into Heinz Field on Sunday … The NFC East is 3-12-1: Here is the big issue and a fix for each team
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup ranking: 44.8 | Spread: LAR -7 (45.5)
What to look at for: All eyes will likely be on new Washington beginning quarterback Kyle Allen‘s efficiency. Washington benched Dwayne Haskins Jr. after 4 lackluster video games, with issues about his maturation as an NFL quarterback. Allen is aware of the offense higher, having performed underneath Ron Rivera with the Panthers, and the coaches are hoping Allen makes the performs they really feel have been accessible. However Allen has to maintain the ball; he turned it over 15 occasions in his final seven begins with Carolina in 2019. That features three misplaced fumbles, so he should do a greater job towards a group that ranks fifth within the NFL with 12 sacks. — John Keim
Daring prediction: Rams working again Darrell Henderson Jr., who was quiet in Week 3, will escape for the second 100-yard speeding sport of his profession. The Rams are coming off an uninspiring offensive efficiency towards the Giants, so look ahead to L.A. to ascertain the working sport early towards a Washington group that’s permitting a median of 129.Eight speeding yards per sport. — Lindsey Thiry
Stat to know: Washington is simply 33.3% in changing on third down this season, the worst mark within the NFL. And that is really an enchancment from 2019, when it was 29.1% (additionally final).
What to know for fantasy: Washington working again Antonio Gibson has a speeding rating and not less than 12 touches in three straight video games. Throughout these three video games, his 1.16 PPR factors per contact ranks eighth amongst qualifiers — forward of Dalvin Cook amongst others. See Week 5 rankings.
Betting nugget: The Rams are 6-2 ATS as a street favourite of not less than six factors underneath Sean McVay. Read more.
Thiry’s choose: Rams 32, Washington 17
Keim’s choose: Rams 24, Washington 23
FPI prediction: LAR, 70.9% (by a median of seven.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: How Ramsey makes the Rams better: ‘His swag is contagious’ … Haskins’ benching a signal his NFL future isn’t in Washington … Rams are running their way back into contention … Ron Rivera draws on lifetime of lessons to face cancer, chaos in Washington … Rams’ Ramsey, Giants’ Tate trade punches after game
Damien Woody believes that bench Washington QB Dwayne Haskins hasn’t been given a enough period of time to be correctly evaluated.
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup ranking: 37.9 | Spread: ATL -1.5 (54)
What to look at for: The Falcons desperately want a win with Dan Quinn’s job standing in limbo, however the coach has preached to his group that the primary NFC South sport presents an opportunity for a brand new begin. Though huge receiver Julio Jones‘ well being scenario stays unclear as he comes off a hamstring damage, the Falcons are on observe to get some key gamers again in A.J. Terrell, Ricardo Allen and Takkarist McKinley. The sense of desperation ought to have the Falcons clicking higher within the first house sport with followers. — Vaughn McClure
Daring prediction: The Panthers will go away Atlanta above .500. That’s about as daring because it will get for a group that began the 12 months 0-2, opened as a 2.5-point underdog to an 0-Four group and hasn’t gained at Atlanta since 2014. However the Panthers have momentum with two straight wins. — David Newton
Stat to know: The Falcons are 0-Four for the primary time since 1999, and a loss to Carolina would mark their first 0-5 begin since 1997.
What to know for fantasy: Carolina working again Mike Davis is averaging seven receptions per sport this season, not a lot totally different than the 7.Three grabs Christian McCaffrey averaged throughout his historic 2019. See Week 5 rankings.
Newton’s choose: Panthers 30, Falcons 24
McClure’s choose: Falcons 28, Panthers 21
FPI prediction: ATL, 55.0% (by a median of 1.Eight factors)
Matchup must-reads: From mentor to boss, Panthers’ Matt Rhule quick to credit DC Phil Snow … Falcons activate cornerback Terrell from COVID-19 list … Panthers are taking ‘F-I-O’ approach to being a factor in NFC South … Injuries not an excuse, but are an explanation for Falcons’ 0-4 start … Bridgewater-Joe Brady combo could have Panthers competing in NFC
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 23.7 | Spread: HOU -6 (54.5)
What to look at for: The Texans have not topped 23 factors even as soon as in 4 video games this season, however the Jaguars have allowed 30 or extra in three straight video games. Will Houston’s offense rebound within the first sport for the reason that firing of Invoice O’Brien on Monday? That is their greatest matchup of the season up to now and place to get going after a lackluster begin. — Sarah Barshop
Daring prediction: Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson will throw for 330-plus yards and 4 TDs. The Jaguars’ go protection has been unhealthy over the previous month; they cannot get strain, and the protection has been spotty, at greatest. Watson should not have any bother transferring the ball. And even when rookie cornerback CJ Henderson performs, he’s coping with a shoulder damage and has been simply OK after a powerful debut within the season opener. — Mike DiRocco
Stat to know: Romeo Crennel will develop into the oldest head coach in NFL historical past. The Texans’ interim will likely be 73 years, 115 days previous on Sunday. Solely George Halas and Marv Levy have coached a sport at over 70 years previous, per Elias Sports activities Bureau information.
Betting nugget: Groups that substitute their head coach in the course of the season are 14-22 ATS within the first sport with their successor since 2000 (13-23 straight up). Read more.
DiRocco’s choose: Texans 35, Jaguars 20
Barshop’s choose: Texans 31, Jaguars 20
FPI prediction: HOU, 66.6% (by a median of 5.9 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Jaguars’ D on pace to be worst in team history … Crennel wants better attitude, energy … Jaguars CB Hayden goes on IR with hamstring injury … Texans’ outlook bleak with no wins, no impact rookies, no top picks … Jags’ pass rush continues to struggle … Easterby to serve as GM for rest of season
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup ranking: 22.4 | Spread: ARI -7 (46.5)
What to look at for: Overlook about elite; Jets quarterback Joe Flacco, beginning for the injured Sam Darnold, will likely be hard-pressed to succeed in “common.” He hasn’t began a sport in practically a 12 months, and he has had little or no follow time after lacking coaching camp. A rusty, motionless quarterback behind a leaky offensive line is just not mixture. The Jets are 31st in purple zone effectivity, whereas the Arizona protection is fourth. Do the maths. — Wealthy Cimini
Daring prediction: The Cardinals will put up 40 on the lowly Jets, who’re permitting 32.Eight factors per sport, the third most within the NFL. The Cardinals are averaging 24.5 factors per sport, however their offense is due for a breakout after struggling over the previous two weeks. And what’s a greater time to do it than towards one of many worst groups in soccer? — Josh Weinfuss
Stat to know: Arizona wideout DeAndre Hopkins has 39 receptions, which leads the NFL. He wants 9 towards the Jets to interrupt the document for probably the most catches by means of a group’s first 5 video games of a season.
What to know for fantasy: Arizona QB Kyler Murray and Buffalo QB Josh Allen are the one two gamers, no matter place, with not less than 21 fantasy factors in all 4 weeks this season. See Week 5 rankings.
Betting nugget: The Jets are 0-Four ATS this season. They’re failing to cowl video games by 10.5 factors per sport, the worst cowl differential within the NFL this season. Read more.
Weinfuss’ choose: Cardinals 42, Jets 28
Cimini’s choose: Cardinals 24, Jets 13
FPI prediction: ARI, 57.1% (by a median of two.5 factors)
4:05 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup ranking: 52.3 | Spread: SF -9 (49.5)
What to look at for: How will the 49ers bounce again after a disappointing defeat final week? The Niners have dropped each of their house video games, and although final week’s loss to Philadelphia may very well be defined by a mixture of accidents and a hangover from a protracted keep out East, they need to have that out of their system and may very well be welcoming again extra key items. The Dolphins, in the meantime, must make one of many league’s longest journeys for this one. If the Niners fall to 2-Three earlier than coming into the meat of their schedule, their postseason hopes may slip away sooner moderately than later. — Nick Wagoner
Daring prediction: Dolphins working again Matt Breida breaks off a 50-plus-yard landing towards his former group. Breida has had just one play over 11 yards up to now this 12 months in a surprisingly restricted function, however he has began to point out extra of his explosiveness and figures to have a much bigger function on this sport towards a banged-up 49ers protection. Breida spent the primary three years of his profession with the 49ers earlier than being traded for a fifth-round choose in a draft weekend deal, and although he does not have any animosity towards his former group, it is probably he’ll wish to show they made a mistake. — Cameron Wolfe
Stat to know: 49ers tight finish George Kittle posted 183 receiving yards in Week Four for his ninth profession sport of 100-plus yards. However he has by no means had consecutive video games with not less than 100 receiving yards.
What to know for fantasy: Miami huge receiver DeVante Parker‘s yardage whole has elevated every week this season, and he has 21.Eight extra factors by means of 4 weeks this season than he did throughout his 2019 breakout. See Week 5 rankings.
Betting nugget: San Francisco is 6-11-1 ATS at house over the previous three seasons. Read more.
Wolfe’s choose: 49ers 27, Dolphins 23
Wagoner’s choose: 49ers 27, Dolphins 19
FPI prediction: SF, 78.7% (by a median of 10.9 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Dolphins’ Tagovailoa has yet to take a snap, but he’s still learning … 49ers’ offensive reinforcements can’t come soon enough … Projected 2021 NFL draft order: Dolphins could have two top-10 picks … 49ers QB Garoppolo, RB Mostert return to practice
4:25 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 56.5 | Spread: IND -2 (47)
What to look at for: Cleveland’s NFL-leading working sport — now with out Nick Chubb — is up towards Indy’s top-five run protection. This needs to be a litmus checks for either side in a real matchup of power towards power. — Jake Trotter
Daring prediction: The Colts will surrender 125 yards speeding. Indianapolis will hold the Browns’ speeding offense in examine many of the sport, no matter whether or not the Colts have linebacker Darius Leonard (groin). However Indy will surrender one huge “chunk” run that may wind up hurting it within the fourth quarter. — Mike Wells
Stat to know: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton has now gone 15 straight video games with fewer than 100 receiving yards, courting again to 2018. It is the longest streak of his profession; his final sport with 100-plus yards got here with Andrew Luck at QB.
What to know for fantasy: Browns wideout Odell Beckham Jr.‘s 38.Four PPR factors final week led all receivers and ranked third throughout all positions. However can he maintain the success? He hasn’t had consecutive 25-point video games since Weeks 13 and 14 of the 2015 season. See Week 5 rankings.
Betting nugget: Indianapolis has had three straight video games go underneath the overall, and it has lined all three video games. Read more.
Wells’ choose: Browns 24, Colts 17
Trotter’s choose: Browns 21, Colts 20
FPI prediction: CLE, 50.2% (by a median of 0.2 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Colts’ No. 1-ranked defense shifts coach Frank Reich’s strategy … Browns can still have NFL’s best rushing attack — even without Chubb … Colts QB Rivers toes the line on friendly trash talk … Browns’ Beckham Jr. shows why he’s still an elite playmaker … Colts continue to be NFL’s stingiest defense in victory over Bears … Browns’ Njoku activated off IR, could play Sunday
4:25 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 39.9 | Spread: DAL -10 (54)
What to look at for: New York offensive coordinator Jason Garrett’s unit must get going towards the Dallas protection. Of their previous three video games, the Cowboys’ protection has allowed 4, 5 and 6 touchdowns to Atlanta, Seattle and Cleveland, respectively. The Giants have scored three TDs of their first 4 video games, however the Cowboys’ protection may be the right slumpbuster. — Todd Archer
Daring prediction: Dallas huge receiver Michael Gallup tops 100 yards with 2 TDs. Overlook that Gallup is coming off a quiet sport (2-58-0) towards the Falcons. The Giants’ defensive weak point is that No. 2 cornerback throughout from James Bradberry. Whether or not it is Isaac Yiadom or Ryan Lewis on the market, anticipate Dak Prescott to take advantage of the matchup, resulting in a giant day for Gallup. — Jordan Raanan
Stat to know: The Giants have simply 306 speeding yards this season, second worst within the NFL and the eighth-fewest whole although 4 video games in franchise historical past. Solely twice have they been held underneath 350 speeding yards by means of 5 video games (1942 and 2013).
What to know for fantasy: Prescott’s torrid tempo can’t be overstated, however remember that there are solely six quarterbacks (Prescott being one among them) to have scored extra fantasy factors than the Cowboys have allowed to the place. See Week 5 rankings.
Betting nugget: Dallas is 10-2 ATS towards the NFC East over the previous three seasons. Read more.
Raanan’s choose: Cowboys 24, Giants 16
Archer’s choose: Cowboys 31,Giants 24
FPI prediction: DAL, 79.4% (by a median of 11.Three factors)
Matchup must-reads: Jones’ first 16 starts: Enough positives to give Giants hope … Cowboys’ Elliott says he must focus on curtailing fumbles … The NFC East is 3-12-1: Here is the big issue and a fix for each team … Look familiar? Mike McCarthy’s Cowboys face ex-coach Jason Garrett, Giants … Dallas Cowboys might be getting needed help on defense
8:20 p.m. ET | NBC
Matchup ranking: 69 | Spread: SEA -7 (57.5)
What to look at for: Can Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson proceed his historic begin and his excellence in prime time? He has thrown 16 landing passes this season, tied for probably the most in NFL historical past by means of a group’s first 4 video games. And he has a mixed 26-7-1 document over his profession in Sunday evening, Monday evening and Thursday evening video games. — Brady Henderson
Daring prediction: Seattle attaining its first 5-Zero begin in franchise historical past is not that daring. You realize what’s? Wilson and the Seahawks carrying out that feat despite Vikings wideouts Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen every scoring a landing and posting over 100 yards receiving. Seattle’s protection has allowed 94 catches and 1,345 yards to receivers within the first 4 video games of the season, and that pattern is about to proceed in Week 5. It should take Wilson one other shootout to beat the Vikings on Sunday Night time Soccer. — Courtney Cronin
Stat to know: Minnesota working again Dalvin Cook dinner has 424 speeding yards this season, probably the most within the NFL. The very best whole for a Vikings participant by means of 5 video games previously 20 seasons is 607 by Adrian Peterson in 2007.
What to know for fantasy: Cook dinner’s contact depend has elevated every week this season, and he ranks as RB3 regardless of rating 16th in anticipated fantasy factors per rush. See Week 5 rankings.
Cronin’s choose: Seahawks 38, Vikings 31
Henderson’s choose: Seahawks 31, Vikings 24
FPI prediction: SEA, 66.5% (by a median of 5.9 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Vikings’ Cook punishing tacklers on way to NFL rushing lead … Seahawks’ Carson adds another gutty performance to extension resume … Vikings find their formula for success in first win of season … Like Curry, Seahawks’ Wilson outstanding from long range
With the Seahawks going through a go pleasant Vikings protection, Mike Clay has excessive expectations for Seattle receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
What to look at for: The Patriots had an unconventional week, going all digital on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, that means there was no on-field follow. How does follow execution develop into sport actuality when there isn’t any follow? In the meantime, the Broncos even have had a protracted week after enjoying on Thursday evening in Week 4. Benefit goes to Denver in the remainder division. — Mike Reiss
Daring prediction: Both Broncos tight finish Jake Butt or working again Phillip Lindsay will accumulate his first landing reception of the season. Why? As a result of they’re going to must. Patriots coach Invoice Belichick has made a profession out of eradicating the No. 1, and sometimes No. 2, choices within the passing sport to check a quarterback’s persistence and talent to work by means of the reads. Solely Seattle, in Russell Wilson’s five-TD binge in Week 2, was in a position to persistently get its high targets free. (Each Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf had landing catches in that sport.) If the Broncos cannot get among the “different” guys into the top zone, will probably be a troublesome night. — Jeff Legwold
Stat to know: Patriots defensive finish Chase Winovich ranks fifth within the NFL with a 29.5% go rush win price (PRWR), an ESPN metric utilizing NFL Subsequent Gen Stats, and leads league with a 40% PRWR towards double-teams.
Betting nugget: New England is 10-Zero ATS in tilts that comply with fewer than six days of relaxation for the reason that begin of the 2016 season. Read more.
Legwold’s choose: Broncos 23, Patriots 21
Reiss’ choose: Patriots 24, Broncos 13
FPI prediction: NE, 60.2% (by a median of three.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Rypien the latest, greatest Broncos starting quarterback … Patriots players, coaches confront reality of positive COVID-19 tests … Broncos’ Chubb ‘hungry’ for more after 2.5 sacks against Jets … Patriots coach Bill Belichick: Taking Newton, QB situation ‘day by day’
What to look at for: This will likely be a enjoyable quarterback duel between 20-year veteran Drew Brees and rookie Justin Herbert. However what actually defines this matchup, sadly, is the overwhelming variety of accidents which have plagued either side. The Saints may probably get Michael Thomas again from his Week 1 ankle damage. In the meantime, the Chargers simply misplaced dynamic working again Austin Ekeler for 4 to 6 weeks with a hamstring damage. — Mike Triplett
Daring prediction: The Chargers will lastly get a win now that Herbert has been named the common beginning QB. He’ll go into the sport with confidence, however the Chargers must cease beating themselves with turnovers. — Shelley Smith
Stat to know: Brees was 5-for-Eight for 111 yards and a landing on throws of 15-plus yards downfield in Week 4. Within the first three video games of the marketing campaign, he had simply seven such completions and 0 touchdowns.
What to know for fantasy: Saints working again Alvin Kamara has been a top-10 RB each week this season and is pacing for 320 touches (present profession excessive is 275). See Week 5 rankings.
Betting nugget: New Orleans is 6-9 ATS over the previous 5 seasons when favored by seven or extra factors at house. Read more.
Smith’s choose: Chargers 24, Saints 17
Triplett’s choose: Saints 29, Chargers 23
FPI prediction: NO, 76.2% (by a median of 9.Eight factors)
Matchup must-reads: Fumbles, injuries put Chargers rookie Kelley in the spotlight … Source: Saints don’t anticipate relocation of MNF game due to hurricane … Saints’ Brees builds connection with Sanders, Smith
Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 62.2 | Spread: BUF -8.5 (NA)
What to look at for: The Titans are with out a number of key gamers, together with Adam Humphries, Jeffery Simmons and Corey Davis, who’ve been positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 record. And the group hasn’t practiced or been in its facility to arrange for this sport. Regulate how they begin the sport after having a lot time without work. If Tennessee will get off to a gradual begin, this might get ugly shortly. — Turron Davenport
Daring prediction: The Payments lastly get lose within the working sport for not less than 150 yards. They rank 28th within the league in speeding yards per sport, however the Titans rank 29th in speeding yards allowed. It is a true matchup of a stoppable drive assembly a movable object. However Buffalo’s rating appears extra like an outlier, given its top-10 end final season and improved backfield. — Marcel Louis-Jacques
Stat to know: Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill is averaging 11.2 yards per try with play-action (fourth) however simply 5.9 per try with out play-action (28th).
What to know for fantasy: Final week, Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen tied the longest streak in Payments historical past along with his fourth straight sport of 280 passing yards and a number of landing passes. The one different occasion of that for the Payments was Drew Bledsoe in 2002. See Week 5 rankings.
Betting nugget: Tennessee is the third group in Tremendous Bowl period to start out 3-Zero straight up and 0-Three towards the unfold (ATS). Read more.
Louis-Jacques’ choose: Payments 38, Titans 24
Davenport’s choose: Payments 35, Titans 21
FPI prediction: BUF, 52.4% (by a median of 0.9 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Bills’ Allen evoking MVP seasons by Mahomes, Jackson … Source: Titans informed of rules prior to players’ informal workouts … Norman brings ‘a lot of energy,’ a forced fumble in Bills debut … Timeline of the NFL COVID-19 outbreak: How positive tests led to postponed games