Atlanta Falcons (5-6) at Washington Commanders (3-6), Fox at 1 p.m.
Line: Commanders -4.5 | Total: 42
Taylor Heinicke is the winner of four out five races. for The Commanders of this season are and Coach Ron Rivera officially named him the starter for The remainder of the season. After the Eagles were upset, Week Heinicke 10 and Commanders 6-5 became betting darlings. They attracted 66 % of the bets this week and 76 % of the early cash. Washington is currently at the bottom of N.F.C. at 6-5. East and will have to claw its way through the rest of the schedule if they’re going to make the postseason.
The Falcons, for their part are half-game ahead of the Buccaneers at the N.F.C. South, and must win the division in order to reach the postseason. Both of these offenses have been average. Over their last three games, the Commanders averaged 4.5 yards per pass and 165 passing yards per match. The Falcons heavily rely on running back Cordarrelle Patton with tight end Kyle Pitts sidelined with a medial collateral injury. These teams match well so points on the spread can be very valuable. Pick: Falcons +4.5
Chicago Bears (3-8), at Jets (4-6) Fox at 1 p.m.
Total: 39.5| Total: 39.5
The Jets had 2 yards of offense — an average of 2.7 inches per play — in the second half of a bad loss to the Patriots last week in Foxborough, Mass. The blame for much of the offense fell on Zach Wilson, a second-year quarterback who was replaced by Mike White on Wednesday.
Despite their record, and inability to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks’ quarterbacks, the Bears have an even better outlook than the Jets. Justin Fields’ performance against playoff contenders was impressive, even though he injured his left shoulder. He was still listed as day to day. He’s a difference-maker and the backup Trevor Siemian is not. If Fields is out, the Jets’ defense will make quick work of chopping through the Bears’ terrible offensive line. Jets -4.5
Green Bay Packers (4-7), Philadelphia Eagles (9-1), 8:20 p.m., NBC
Total 46.5| Total: 46.5
The Eagles’ defensive line has wobbled against the run, a problem the team hoped to plug by acquiring the services of the veteran tackles Linval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh ahead of Week 11. They’ll get tested against the Packers and Aaron Jones, a top-10 back who has 778 total yards and averages 5.4 yards per carry. Every week is a (*12*) for To be considered for a wild-card spot, the Packers will need to put in a good run. Pick: Eagles