Our best bets for Sunday's action include a team looking for their fifth win in a row, and one that may be picking first in next year's draft.
Bengals can maintain winning run
The Cincinnati Bengals may have started the current campaign slowly, but that is now a distant memory after an upturn in results.
After overcoming a calf injury, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has now led his team to four straight wins, and he is playing to a high level. The Bengals have recently beaten the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills, three teams that will all hope to reach the playoffs.
Cincinnati have a 3-1 record at home this season, and they welcome the Houston Texans to town this week. The Texans beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 39-37 last week after an incredible performance from rookie C.J. Stroud, who threw five touchdown passes.
However, the Texans have usually lost when they have stepped up in class, and they are 1-3 on their travels. The Bengals have momentum and can cover the spread.
Giants’ struggles to continue
The New York Giants will head to the AT&T Stadium for a clash with NFC East rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, on Sunday.
Dallas ran out 40-0 winners when the two teams met in Week 1, and they should have no problem winning easily this weekend, either.
The Giants’ season is over at 2-7, and they have lost quarterback Daniel Jones for the year due to an ACL injury. They are 1-4 away from home, and they have only scored more than 16 points once this season.
With their offence now depending on their running game, the Cowboys can keep them at bay by adjusting their tactics to suit.
Close battle on the cards in Las Vegas
The New York Jets will try to keep their playoff hopes alive on Sunday when they travel to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders.
Neither team has shown much promise on offence, and the Jets are the worst team in the NFL on third down and in the red zone.
The Jets struggled last time out, losing 27-6 to the Los Angeles Chargers, and they have not scored more than 13 points in the previous two weeks.
The Raiders may have beaten the Giants 30-6 last week, but that is only the second time they have scored more than 20 points.
We expect the two defences to rule supreme, and this game should be a low-scoring battle.
Cincinnati Bengals -6.5 @ 10/11
New York Giants under 11.5 points @ 5/7
New York Jets vs Las Vegas Raiders: under 36.5 points @ 20/21