It’s the clenching of teeth throughout the NFL, as what is set to be one of the best prime-time games of the season loses some of its luster.
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Green Bay star receiver Davante Adams and compatriot Allen Lazard tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
So when the 6-1 Packers, six-game winners in a row, visit the Cardinals at 7-0, the league’s only undefeated team, it might not be the flagship event he would have. justified with a full team coming to Arizona.
Either way, the Packers are 6-0 without Adams in the lineup. Go figure it out.
“We’re not a better team without him for sure,” said Aaron Rodgers. “I should watch every one of these games, but we just found a way to win these games.”
Can they figure out a way to win this one against perhaps the most balanced team in the NFL?
“We understand we have a tough opponent we’re up against, and obviously we would love to be at full power and have everyone out there,” said fellow receiver Randall Cobb, whose role is sure to increase. “His presence will be missed, but it’s important for us to come out and find a way to win a football game.”
Green Bay, ranked fourth in the AP Pro32, is a 6-1-2 point underdog at Arizona’s first, according to FanDuel SportsBook. Pro Picks love everything Rodgers brings to the pitch, but he’s not bringing two very key playmakers this time around.
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POOL KO’d: The Cardinals did what they’re supposed to do by routing Houston. The pickings are a little thinner for who we have left and we will go with CINCINNATI.
A technical glitch last week did not lead to any real Upset Special selection.
No.18 New England (plus 5 1-2) vs. No.10 Los Angeles Chargers
The Patriots will be getting closer, but the Chargers are already feeling something special is happening.
BEST BET: CHARGERS, 24-20
No. 16 Pittsburgh (plus 3 1-2) to No. 12 Cleveland
The Rested Steelers are dealing with their stoned historic rival.
STOPPING SPECIAL: STEELS, 26-24
No. 28 Miami (plus 13) at No. 7 Buffalo
Another relaxed team ready to beat a longtime rival.
No. 25 Philadelphia (minus 3) at No. 31 Detroit
It’s time for the Lions to break through with their first win.
Dallas # 4 (minus 2) to Minnesota # 15
These two teams are rested after the byes. Dallas is simply more talented.
# 6 from Tennessee (minus 1) to # 17 from Indianapolis
Sunday’s best matchup and another chance for the Titans to appear elite.
No. 2 Tampa Bay (minus 5) at No. 13 New Orleans
Tom Brady and the Bucs are on a roll. This continues in the Big Easy.
No.3 Los Angeles Rams (minus 14 1-2) vs. No.32 Houston
Mismatch n ° 1 this weekend. a big gap to cover, but …
No.8 Cincinnati (minus 10 1-2) vs. No.32 New York Jets
Mismatch # 2 in Week 8. The Bengals could be in line for a disappointment, which won’t matter much.
New York Giants No.27 (plus 10) at Kansas City No.14, Monday night
Mismatch # 3. Or maybe not given KC’s problems. Another try with the Chiefs.
No.21 San Francisco (minus 3 1-2) vs. No.20 Chicago
It’s hard to defend the Niners as favorites on the road right now.
No.29 Jacksonville (plus 3 1-2) to No.22 (tie) Seattle
Where are the scariest things for Halloween, Jacksonville, or Seattle?
Caroline No.24 (plus 2 1-2) vs. Atlanta No.19
Atlanta looks smart enough to draft Kyle Pitts and keep Matt Ryan.
No.26 Washington (plus 3) at No.22 (tie) Denver
Once Denver started to face some decent opponents, the losses came in.
Last week: Direct: 9-4. Against propagation: 8-4.
Season: Straight: 69-38. Against spread: 58-45-2.
Best bet: Straight: 5-2. Counter propagation: 5-2.
Upset Special: Straight: 6-0. Against spread: 6-0.