2. Take Cincinnati Bengals -3 against Baltimore Ravens
This is a tough one for the Baltimore Ravens. On the one hand, they are the team with the better record, but on the other, there is a reason the Bengals are favored to win this game. The Bengals will be the more desperate team coming in off of a tough loss, and the Ravens may not have the horses to compete.
The Ravens already ruled out Marcus Williams, Ronnie Stanley, Tyler Linderbaum, and Marlon Humphrey. That is on top of losing J.K. Dobbins already. If they lost them one week at a time, it could ease the pain and ability to adjust on the fly.
Now, everything they did this offseason gets scrapped on the fly because there are so many moving pieces. This is tough to recover from. On the flip side, Joe Burrow is just getting healthier from his injury and shook off some rust against the Browns.
The Ravens pass rush looked good, but not Myles Garrett and Za'Darius Smith, and when you add in the secondary injuries, this may be an easier defense for the Bengals. Meanwhile, the Ravens are stepping up from the Texans to the Bengals. Signs point to both teams being 1-1 after this game.