Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions (-6.5)
The 2-2 Buffalo Bills are in Detroit to face the 3-1 Lions. The Bill got off to a good start to the season with a win in Chicago versus the Bears and then at home against the Dolphins but we all knew that wouldn’t last long and it didn’t they lost their next two games versus the Chargers and Texans. In a big move this week the Bills are starting Kyle Orton at quarterback which I don’t even know is a step up or a step down from EJ Manuel maybe a step sideways I really don’t see there being much of a difference with Orton at QB.
The Detroit Lions are 3-1 and are looking pretty good so far this season. They won big against the Giants in week 1, lost in Carolina in week 2 but bounced back nicely in weeks 3 and 4 beating the Packers and Jets. The Lions have been solid on offense averaging 21 points and 363 yards per game but their real strength has been their offense allowing 15.5 points and just 267 yards per game so I think the Orton and the Bills offense might have a tough time come Sunday.
New York Jets at San Diego Chargers (-6.5)
The New York Jets head out to the west coast for their week 5 matchup with the San Diego Chargers. The Jets are 1-3 on the season and haven’t looked all that impressive although they have had a fairly tough schedule so far with games against the Loins, Bears and Packers all of which were losses. Their one win came against the Raiders in week 1 and that game was closer then the Jets would have liked. The Jets numbers actually look pretty good averaging 366 yards per game on offense and just 291 yards per game on defense but it’s in the red zone where they really struggle.
The San Diego Chargers are 1st in the AFC West with a 3-1 record. The Chargers have looked impressive so far with wins coming against the Jags, Bills, Seahawks and their only loss coming in week 1 on the road against the Cardinals and that was by just 1 point. The Chargers are a passing team Rivers has 9 TD’s already and that’s probably a good thing because the Jets defense are allowing 291 passing yards per game but just 63 rushing yards per game.
I like the Lions to beat the Bills in the first game I mean does anyone see the Bills coming into Detroit and winning I certainly don’t. In the second game I like Chargers over the Jets and same thing can the Jets actually go in to San Diego and win I highly doubt it. I don’t even think the spread will come into play here I think both teams win by more then a TD but just in case we’ll play them in a 6 point teaser.
Teaser Pick: Lions -0.5 plus Chargers -0.5