Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., CBS
Line: Browns -2.5|Total: 42.5
A bye last week ought to suggest Baker Mayfield will return rested, if not completely recovered, of the shoulder and foot injuries that lessened his recent performances. An emphasis on the passing attack for the Browns (6-6) could exploit the Ravens (8-4), who lost for the season their third member of the secondary, cornerback Marlon Humphrey (torn pectoral muscle).
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Lamar Jackson threw four interceptions against Cleveland two weeks earlier, however the Ravens still won due to the fact that the Browns lost ownerships and rushed for only 40 yards. If Baltimore’s front 7 can once again impede the Browns’ running and play-action passing, the trademarks of the offense, Mayfield will have fewer opportunities to play where he’s comfortable. Choose: Ravens +2.5
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Group, 1 p.m., Fox
Line: Cowboys -4|Total: 43
Washington (6-6) has gradually sneaked into the playoff discussion, with 3 N.F.C. East groups in since Thursday early morning. A win against the Cowboys (8-4) might further shake the department race as January techniques. Washington has actually won four successive games, a stretch in which Taylor Heinicke has finished over 70 percent of his passes. The Footballers’ defense has also not allowed more than 100 hurrying yards in three of those four games.The Cowboys’offense has underperformed in current weeks mainly due to the fact that of questionable play-calling and a failure to run the ball well(Dallas had less than 100 rushing lawns in two of the last 3 games ). If they can revert to their respected running in the very first half of the season and if the defense, led by Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs, continues to create turnovers, the Cowboys must win. Choose: Cowboys -4 Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City, 1 p.m., CBS Line: Kansas City
-9.5|Overall: 49 After thoroughly dispatching the Broncos, Kansas City(8-4)might increase its range from the rest of the A.F.C. West by beating the Raiders(6-6), who presently have a 14 percent chance of reaching the postseason, according to the playoff predictor.Kansas City’s defense has actually improved after a slow start to the season and has held each of its last 5 challengers– consisting of the Raiders in Week 10– to under 20 points. On the other hand, the offense appears to have adapted to delighting in sure gains because opponents have actually limited Patrick Mahomes’s downfield strikes. Kansas City is plainly the much better group and ought to quickly dole Las Vegas its fifth loss in 6 video games. Choose: Kansas City -9.5 San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals, 4:25 p.m., Fox Line: 49ers -1|Overall: 47.5 Both the 49ers(6-6 )and the Bengals(7-5)lost key video games last week just as they were gaining momentum ahead of the playoffs. Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow dislocated the pinkie finger on his tossing hand versus the Chargers, howeverplayed through the injury and should not miss any time. It’s unclear
, however, how that will affect his performance moving forward.