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The Carolina Panthers head to Soldier Field for a game against the Chicago Bears this Sunday afternoon. The Panthers, led by rookie sensation Cam Newton, picked up their first win of the season last week, beating Jacksonville 16-10. The Bears have dropped two in a row, losing to the Saints and Packers in consecutive weeks.
The New York Jets travel cross-country to take on the Oakland Raiders in a game that pits one of the League’s top rush defenses against one of the League’s top rush offenses. The Jets are coming off a thorough thrashing of the Jags at home, while Oakland blew a 21-3 halftime lead at Buffalo, giving up a staggering 35 second half points to lose 38-35 at the end of the game.
The Philadelphia Eagles host the Indianapolis Colts in an intriguing cross conference battle. Both teams are poised to make the playoffs, but each could use a win.
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars, EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Monday, October 18, 2010, 5:30 pm EST, TV: ESPN
Opening Line: Titans -3
Current Line: Titans -3
Opening Total: 42
Current Total: 45
Money Line: Titans -140 / Jaguars +120
The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals hook up this Sunday for an AFC North divisional battle. Of course the game of the day is Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore, but wiseguys haven’t forgotten about the other divisional match-up.
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH
Sunday, October 3, 2010, 1 pm EST, TV: CBS
Opening Line: Bengals -3.5
Current Line: Bengals -3
Opening Total: 38.5
Current Total: 37.5
Money Line: Bengals -155 / Browns +135
The Arizona Cardinals will have a newer look than even they probably anticipated heading into their regular-season opener on Sunday when they visit the young St. Louis Rams. The Cardinals are 3.5-point road favorites on the current NFL point spread and tabbed free-agent acquisition Derek Anderson as their starting quarterback over Matt Leinart while the Rams will go with rookie Sam Bradford.