Believe it or not, the NFL is already on week four of the season. Literally feels like yesterday the season started but here we are! We have a BIG Sunday on the books for us this week with 14 games on Sunday and one on Monday. There are some absolute slugfests on the docket and some lesser know games. A big game to look at just for the story is Tom Brady and his Buccaneers heading back to New England. This is Brady’s first time back in Foxborough since leaving as a free agent. If he wins, he will have beaten every NFL team in the league.
Some really good games coming up are Cardinals (3-0) in LA versus the Rams (3-0), always a good game when undefeated teams play each other. The Broncos looking to make it a 4-0 season in Denver at Mile High when Baltimore comes (2-1) into town. Then you have Monday Night Football with the Chargers (2-1) trying to get the Raiders (3-0) their first loss. We are going to highlight these three big games and provide you with places to wager on them!
Cardinals (3-0) versus Rams (2-1)
The Cardinals came flying out of the gate this season, going 3-0, truly impressive for a team that has felt like it has been rebuilding for so long. Every game thus far this season the Cardinals have put up over 30 points against their opponent. The Rams on the other hand only put up 30 points twice, they only needed 27 points to beat the Colts. The biggest news out of week three was the Rams beating the Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers 34-24, giving Brady his first loss of the year. One of these NFC West teams will obviously be leaving this game with their streak snapped, but we got to find the money on which one it is.
Players to Watch
After the show he put up last week against Brady, he’s obviously going to be on everyone’s radar. Stafford threw 343 yards and four touchdowns last week and had LA up by multiple scores for much of the second half.
In just his third season, Kyler Murray already has over 1,000 yards in his first three games for five touchdowns. He can become the first QB with a rushing touchdown in his first four games if he can pull it off this Sunday.
The Rams have a -5 spread with a total of 55 and a moneyline of -200, while the Cardinals have a moneyline of +175.
Broncos (3-0) versus Ravens (2-1)
No one, except a die-hard Bronco fan would have expected a start to the season like this, and the Broncos are riding it while they can. The Broncos schedule has been a benefit for them as they did play the Giants, Jets, and Jags in their first three weeks. Teddy Bridgewater is off to a hot start with his third and new team but will face a serious challenge against Lamar Jackson and his Ravens. The Broncos have a slight edge against the Ravens.
Players to Watch
So far Bridgewater has a CMP% of 76.8, 827 yards and four touchdowns. He will really be put to the test against the Ravens defense. Bridgewater is 38-13-1 against the spread.
Jackson has not been as solid to start this season as any would have liked. He only has 3 touchdowns in 3 games and has also throw 3 interceptions. He does have 761 yards on the season, but his passing percentage is at 60%. Just means he’s overdue right? He does have 251 rushing yards in three games, which is crazy impressive.
The Broncos have a -1 spread with a 44.5 and a money line at -115, the Ravens have and the moneyline at -105.
Raiders (3-0) versus Chargers (2-1)
This game is huge for the AFC West, with the Chargers being able to slow down the undefeated Raiders. You never would have thought that the Broncos would be 3-0 and the Chiefs would be bottom of the AFC West. The Raiders are 3-0 after a close overtime win against the Dolphins last week.
Players to Watch
Derek Carr is looking like a whole new version of himself this year. In three games he has a CMP% of 64.7 but has 1,203 yards and 6 touchdowns. Pretty impressive considering how he has played in past seasons. Look for him to have a big game this Monday.
I know I am talking about a lot of quarterbacks, but with the quarterback carousel that happened last offseason, it is hard not to talk about them. Herbet is off to a pretty good start for his second season. He has a completion percentage of 69.8 and has 956 yards for 6 touchdowns, so not bad at all. Confidence is high after a win versus the Chiefs for the Chargers. It’s going to be a battle of the QBs on Monday Night Football.
Chargers have a spread of -3 and a total of 52. Moneyline is Vegas +168 and Chargers -200.