Top Three Games of the Week

Chargers @ Bengals: 

The Los Angeles Chargers have been up and down all season, they’re coming off of a loss against the Denver Broncos 28-13. Justin Herbert in that game threw two interceptions, with one going for a pick-six by rookie cornerback Patrick Surtain II. Chargers fans will have to see if Justin Herbert and the Chargers can bounce back this week against the Cincinnati Bengals, who just demolished the Steelers 41-10. The Bengals showed that the two-game slump was just a minor trip in their season. Joe Mixon ran all over the Steelers defense, who has been struggling as of late. The Bengals completely shut down the Steelers, only allowing 3 points until the fourth quarter. They got two interceptions against the Steelers, one going for a pick-six, the Bengals’ defense has looked great the past two weeks, and they’re looking to shut down the Chargers’ offense, who the Broncos exposed. The Bengals are -2.5 in the spread against the Chargers. 

Broncos @ Chiefs:

The Denver Broncos are just like one of their AFC West division rivalries, the Los Angeles Chargers; they both have had bumpy up and down seasons. However, last week, they got the job done against the Chargers, winning 28-13, with the defense getting a few turnovers and one going for a touchdown. Teddy Bridgewater played good throwing for one touchdown and rushing for one as well. Rookie running back Javonte Williams ran for 54 yards and a touchdown while splitting carries with the veteran Melvin Gordon III, who ran for 83 yards. The Kansas City Chiefs’ offense will have to step up this week against the Broncos if they have any plans on winning since the defense has played well. The Chiefs’ offense is nearly leading the league in turnovers, and they haven’t gotten any better since the struggles started. Chiefs fans are hoping after the bye last week that their offense can step it up and the defense can play just as they have been. The Chiefs are -9.5 point favorites at home. 

Patriots @ Bills: 

The New England Patriots are red hot right now, coming off of their sixth straight win since they started the year 2-4. The defense has been one of the best in the league since that time, only allowing 10.5 points per game and getting 17 turnovers in that time. The spotlight hasn’t only been on the defense, however. Their offense is scoring 35.2 points per game, and Mac Jones looks like he’s been in the NFL for years. The offense is able to run down the throat of the defense as well with the running back duo of Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson. The Buffalo Bills are going to have to find a way to stop both the passing and the running game, while having to figure things out on offense since the week before their bye they only scored 15 points against the Indianapolis Colts. The Bills are at 7-4 and the Patriots are 8-4 this game is going to be key for both teams and the AFC playoff picture leading up to it. The Bills are a -3 point favorite at home against the Patriots.

Nate Mendelson

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