NFL Week 5 Odds: Point Spreads, Moneylines, Totals

Written By Juan Carlos Blanco on October 11, 2021

The margin for error in the NFL has never been smaller as eight games on last week’s pro football slate were decided by single digits. If the NFL Week 5 odds are any indication we could be in store for another handful of nail-biters.

Week 5 started with an NFC West battle as the Rams took down the Seahawks in Seattle. Intriguing matchups on Sunday afternoon include Eagles versus Panthers, Packers versus Bengals, Browns versus Chargers and 49ers versus Cardinals. Those contests will be followed by a key Bills versus Chiefs AFC Championship Game rematch Sunday night. Kansas City was a (-3) home favorite in that one at the start of the week.

Below are NFL Week 5 odds from the top US sportsbooks.

NFL Week 5 odds

Here are NFL Week 5 odds available to bet on now. Updated pro football point spreads, moneylines and over unders are shown below.

How NFL Week 5 odds are changing

Here we look at how NFL Week 5 odds are changing in the days leading up to the games. Below are the lookahead lines as well as a table that tracks line movement throughout the week.

  • LA Rams (-1) at Seattle Seahawks (+1)
  • New York Jets (+4.5) at Atlanta Falcons (-4.5)
  • Miami Dolphins (+9.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-9.5)
  • Tennessee Titans (-7.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (+7.5)
  • Green Bay Packers (-3.5) at Cincinnati Bengals (+3.5)
  • New England Patriots (-7) at Houston Texans (+7)
  • Detroit Lions (+8) at Minnesota Vikings (-8)
  • New Orleans Saints (-1.5) at Washington Football Team (+1.5)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (+3.5) at Carolina Panthers (-3.5)
  • Denver Broncos (-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (+2)
  • Chicago Bears (+6.5) at Las Vegas Raiders (-6.5)
  • Cleveland Browns (+1) at LA Chargers (-1)
  • New York Giants (+8) at Dallas Cowboys (-8)
  • San Franciso 49ers (+2.5) at Arizona Cardinals (-2.5)
  • Buffalo Bills (+3.5) at Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5)
  • Indianapolis Colts (+6.5) at Baltimore Ravens (-6.5)
GameLookahead lineOct. 6 spreadCurrent spreadMoneyline
Rams at SeahawksRams -1Rams -2.5Rams -2.5Rams -145, Seahawks +125
Jets at FalconsFalcons -4.5Falcons -3Falcons -2.5Falcons -140, Jets +120
Eagles at PanthersPanthers -3.5Panthers -3.5Panthers -3Panthers -165, Eagles +145
Packers at BengalsPackers -3.5Packers -3Packers -2.5Packers -145, Bengals +125
Patriots at TexansPatriots -7Patriots -8.5Patriots -7.5Patriots -400, Texans +300
Titans at JaguarsTitans -7.5Titans -4.5Titans -4.5Titans -200, Jaguars +170
Broncos at SteelersBroncos -2Steelers -1Broncos -1.5Broncos -125, Steelers +105
Saints at WashingtonSaints -1.5Saints -2Saints -2.5Saints -150, Washington +130
Lions at VikingsVikings -8Vikings -8.5Vikings -10Vikings -475, Lions +350
Dolphins at BuccaneersBuccaneers -9.5Buccaneers -10Buccaneers -10Buccaneers -475, Dolphins +350
Browns at ChargersChargers -1Chargers -1.5Chargers -2.5Chargers -135, Browns +115
Bears at RaidersRaiders -6.5Raiders -5Raiders -5Raiders -235, Bears +190
Giants at CowboysCowboys -8Cowboys -7Cowboys -7Cowboys -300, Giants +235
49ers at CardinalsCardinals -2.5Cardinals -5.5Cardinals -5.5Cardinals -260, 49ers +210
Bills at ChiefsChiefs -3.5Chiefs -2.5Chiefs -2.5Chiefs -145, Bills +125
Colts at RavensRavens -6.5Ravens -6.5Ravens -6.5Ravens -320, Colts +250

Thursday, Oct. 7

Los Angeles Rams () at Seattle Seahawks

The Rams got quite the humbling at the hands of another NFC West rival in the Cardinals in Week 4, getting blown out of the water at home by a 37-20 score. The Seahawks were able to pull off an impressive road win after a disappointing Week 3 loss, besting the 49ers by a 28-21 margin.

Rams head coach Sean McVay and his staff no longer have to worry about not having some ugly film to show their players and keep them humble in the process, as Los Angeles took care of putting plenty of poor play on both sides of the ball on tape Sunday. Matthew Stafford’s 50.2 QBR for the game was reminiscent of some of his difficult Lions days, and the defense couldn’t consistently slow a balanced Arizona attack. L.A. now faces another elite mobile quarterback in Russell Wilson, who McVay is 6-3 against, including playoffs, since he took over as Rams head coach in 2017.

Speaking of Wilson, he threw for only 149 yards but compiled three total touchdowns in the win over the Niners, while Alex Collins and Chris Carson did enough on the ground to keep San Francisco off balance. The 2-2 Seahawks lost two of three, including a home wild-card game, to the Rams last season, so there’s definitely plenty of incentive for a redemptive victory in this spot. However, given the usual firepower of Los Angeles’ air attack, more will almost certainly be needed from Wilson and the D.K. Metcalf-Tyler Lockett duo in order to keep pace.

Sunday, Oct. 10

New York Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons () in London, England

The Jets secured the first win of the Robert Saleh era in dramatic fashion, besting the Titans by a 27-24 score in overtime when Randy Bullock missed a 49-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining. The Falcons lost a heartbreaker to Washington, dropping a 34-30 decision late at home.

It will be interesting to see how the Jets handle the overseas trip for this contest after just having enjoyed the emotional high of their first win. Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson likely allayed some concerns after a ragged first three weeks by throwing for 290 yards and a pair of touchdowns, looking much more composed than usual. The delayed debut of Jamison Crowder made a notable difference for Wilson, who connected with the reliable veteran on seven occasions for 61 yards and a TD. The matchup against a Falcons defense that just yielded 290 yards through the air to Taylor Heinicke could certainly help Wilson to another strong performance and help make up for New York’s almost complete lack of a ground attack.

The Falcons offense continued to show plenty of progress, albeit against a disappointing Washington defense, in Week 4, with the Matt Ryan-Cordarrelle Patterson connection particularly flourishing to the tune of three touchdowns. However, much like New York, the Falcons can’t seem to get much going with their Mike Davis-helmed ground attack. Atlanta will hope to have reliable possession receiver Russell Gage back for this contest after a two-game absence due to an ankle injury, which would give Ryan one more weapon against a Jets defense that’s been solid thus far with just 226.2 passing yards per game allowed.

The neutral-site interconference battle sees the Falcons starting the week as 3.5-point favorites at multiple sportsbooks.

Green Bay Packers () at Cincinnati Bengals

The Packers continued to put plenty of distance between their season-opening debacle against the Saints with another victory Sunday, as they upended the Steelers, 27-17. The Bengals got the Week 4 slate started with an exciting and harder-than-expected 27-24 overtime win against the Jaguars on Thursday night.

Aaron Rodgers rediscovered his connection with veteran Randall Cobb, who just returned to Green Bay this offseason, in Sunday’s win, hitting his old battery mate for two touchdowns, including the one that tied the future Hall of Fame QB with Dan Marino for sixth all-time in scoring tosses. The Packers’ running game also got a boost from A.J. Dillon’s 81 yards, while the defense put in a more effective effort after a wobbly second half against the 49ers in Week 3. That unit will have a challenge on its hands in this game, however, especially if Tee Higgins makes it back from his two-game absence due to a shoulder injury to rejoin Ja’Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd.

Speaking of that wideout duo, they combined for 15 receptions and 195 yards in the win over Jacksonville, helping make up for Higgins’ absence and an ordinary night on the ground for Joe Mixon (16-67). Green Bay checks in ranked in the top half of the league against both the run and pass on a yards-per-game basis, so this will be a good test for young Joe Burrow and his teammates on that side of the ball as well. Last year’s first overall pick has completed an impressive 72.9 percent of his throws through four games, and he’s been guilty of only one interception outside of his three-pick debacle versus the Bears in Week 2.

The Bengals started the week as (+3.5) home underdogs following Week 4 results for both squads, but this will be a line worth monitoring for movement throughout the week.

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings ()

The Lions got off to another slow start and couldn’t quite make up enough ground against the Bears in Week 4, losing by a 24-14 score. The Vikings actually scored one fewer touchdown than their Week 5 divisional opponent, failing to put anything on the board after an opening-drive score in a 14-7 home loss to the Browns.

Perhaps no one Lions player currently exemplifies head coach Dan Campbell’s never-say-die attitude at the moment than Jared Goff, who continued to work miracles with a sub-par receiving corps versus the Bears and threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns. The veteran got help on the ground from Jamaal Williams (14-66) and is developing an encouraging connection with rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown, and they now get a crack at a Vikings defense that looked good against the erratic Baker Mayfield on Sunday but that has shown weaknesses in each of Minnesota’s other three games.

The Vikings offense should also have its fair share of opportunities in this matchup, as the Lions defense sprung multiple leaks in the secondary against rookie Justin Fields on Sunday and is also ranked just outside the bottom five of the league with 132.8 rushing yards per game allowed. Dalvin Cook tried to play through his ailing ankle in Week 4 but was mostly ineffective with nine carries, while Kirk Cousins slogged through a mostly abysmal day following an impressive opening drive. However, the entire unit could be primed for a big resurgence given the matchup.

Despite these teams having all of one win between them (Minnesota’s Week 3 victory), the Vikes were favored by more than a touchdown at the start of the week.

Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers ()

The Broncos suffered their first defeat of the season to the Ravens on Sunday, one that had a costly effect beyond the loss column with starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater going down with a concussion. Meanwhile, the Steelers continued to struggle while missing a key wideout for the second straight game, dropping a 27-17 decision to the Packers in Lambeau.

The 23-7 stumble against Baltimore was an altogether humbling one for Denver, which played poorly on both sides of the ball. Although the loss of Bridgewater naturally hurt, he wasn’t doing much (7-for-16, 65 yards, one TD) before his injury. Drew Lock didn’t fare much better while throwing for just 113 yards, an INT and taking three sacks. The clock is now ticking on whether Bridgewater will clear concussion protocol in time for this game, although the matchup against an ornery Steelers defense isn’t exactly a welcoming one for a player coming off a head injury.

The Steelers aren’t as bad as a whole as their 1-3 record would imply, but their offensive line might be one position group that’s definitely sub-.500 caliber at the moment. Ben Roethlisberger is taking plenty of heat, but he was sacked twice and officially hit five times overall Sunday while also getting pressured consistently even when he wasn’t touched. Pittsburgh will hope to have Chase Claypool at its disposal versus Denver after he missed Sunday with a hamstring injury. If he’s able to suit up, Mike Tomlin’s crew will arguably be as healthy on both sides of the ball as it’s been since Week 1.

In what has the feel of a line that might have some frequent movement this week – particularly with the uncertainty regarding Bridgewater — the Steelers are the slimmest of home favorites.

Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers ()

The Dolphins suffered another frustrating loss in Week 4, falling to the visiting Colts by a 27-17 score. The Buccaneers triumphed by a slim 19-17 margin in the Brady Bowl on Sunday night in Foxborough, but not before getting a scare from the Patriots and having to rely on a Nick Folk misfire on what would have possibly been a game-winning field goal late.

Miami will have to roll with Jacoby Brissett under center for at least one more game, as Tua Tagovailoa won’t be eligible to return from injured reserve until two days following this contest. The matchup against the Buccaneers defense is an ugly one for any offense, but the Bucs could once again be down multiple players in the secondary for this game if some or all of Antoine Winfield (concussion), Jamal Dean (knee) and Carlton Davis (quadriceps) are sidelined. Brissett isn’t exactly the most aggressive downfield passer, however, which would likely nullify a lot of the possible advantage.

Tom Brady had a down game by his standards in his return to New England, but there’s no reason to doubt the upside of the Buccaneers passing attack, even with Rob Gronkowski on the shelf with his assortment of injuries. The weather also won’t be an issue as it was versus the Patriots, but Tampa Bay may also have as good or better matchup on the ground. Miami has been a sieve against the run thus far, giving up 136.8 rushing yards per contest.

The Bucs are unsurprisingly already carrying a double-digit projected advantage, a number that could likely grow throughout the week thanks to the betting public.

New Orleans Saints () at Washington Football Team

The Saints dropped to 2-2 with a rather surprising overtime road loss to the Giants on Sunday that saw Jameis Winston and Alvin Kamara reach new thresholds in workload. Washington squeaked by the Falcons on the road in a wild 34-30 affair that saw quarterback Taylor Heinicke turn in another impressive performance.

Winston seemed to have access to a bigger portion of the playbook Sunday against a suspect Giants defense, and he delivered nicely with a 226-yard, one-touchdown, turnover-free effort. Kamara also hit a new career high in rushing attempts with 26 carries, but both players’ accomplishments ultimately went for naught.

Given Washington’s surprising defensive issues thus far and Winston’s encouraging effort Sunday, it’s possible he gets a decent amount of free rein again in this matchup.

Heinicke now has thrown multiple TD passes in three straight contests and has shown a flair for playmaking when called upon. The New Orleans’ defense, despite some stumbles against New York in Week 4, is quite the test for the young quarterback, although he’ll at least be at home. Heinicke also got a chance to work with the versatile Curtis Samuel for the first time Sunday, and while the offseason acquisition only produced a 4-19 line, it broke the ice on the duo’s working relationship.

The Saints are interestingly road favorites, albeit by a slim margin, as the week starts.

Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers ()

The Eagles were overrun by the Patrick Mahomes-Tyreek Hill Express in Week 4, falling by a 42-30 score at home to reigning AFC champs. The Panthers took their own walloping, losing 36-28 to the Cowboys on the road.

Jalen Hurts finished with outstanding numbers in the shootout, outperforming Mahomes statistically by a wide margin on his way to a career-high 387 passing yards. Rookies DeVonta Smith and Kenneth Gainwell both made big splashes as well, but Philly’s non-Hurts ground attack continued to be missing in action. Miles Sanders somehow has a total of nine carries through the last two games, an almost inconceivably low level of volume that head coach Nick Sirianni will have to find a way to get rectified.

The Eagles’ secondary got a rude awakening against Kansas City after playing very well over the first three weeks, and it will be interesting to see how they respond to the challenge of taking on an impressive and rejuvenated Sam Darnold in Week 5. The formerly embattled signal-caller did throw a couple of picks against Dallas, but he also accounted for four total TDs and continued to display an impressive connection with DJ Moore (8-113-2). The absence of Christian McCaffrey due to a hamstring injury, which is expected to continue in this contest, is naturally an obstacle, but Darnold appears to mostly be up to the task of taking more on his shoulders.

The host Panthers are being backed by the public over the first few days of the game being on the board, although the talent is close enough on these squads that the figure could narrow over time.

Tennessee Titans () at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Titans suffered the ignominy of facilitating the Jets’ first win over the season, as they fell in overtime, 27-24. The Jaguars also had a close Week 4 loss to the Bengals on Thursday night, but viewed through the prism of preseason expectations, their 24-21 road defeat was in many ways an emotional victory.

Tennessee knew it had problems on defense coming into the Week 4 contest, but they have to be concerned than ever after allowing the previously inept Jets air attack rack up 289 yards at 8.3 yards per attempt. One area of absolutely no concern for the Titans is Derrick Henry, who now boasts an NFL-leading 510 yards after racking up 157 on Sunday. The health of both A.J. Brown and Julio Jones – who each missed Week 4 with hamstring injuries, will be paramount to Mike Vrabel’s club’s overall fortunes on the road in Week 5.

Trevor Lawrence put together a solid effort against Cincinnati and James Robinson ran in a pair of touchdowns, giving off the impression the Jaguars offense is an improving one. While that might be true in a sense, the loss of D.J. Chark to a fractured ankle in the Week 4 contest will put more on the shoulders of Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault. The good news for the short-handed passing attack in Week 5 is a matchup against a Titans defense now giving up 266.8 passing yards per contest.

The Titans opened as over a touchdown favorite in the lookahead line, but with the status of Brown and Jones firmly up in the air for the time being, the number has shrunk considerably.

New England Patriots () at Houston Texans

The Patriots more than held their own against franchise legend Tom Brady in their Week 4 Sunday night showdown before narrowly losing by a 19-17 score to the Buccaneers. The Texans knew they were likely walking into a buzzsaw against the Bills in Buffalo with rookie Davis Mills at the helm, and their 40-0 shellacking provided unequivocal confirmation.

Mac Jones continued to display remarkable poise for a rookie while taking on the unenviable task of facing his franchise’s biggest icon, throwing for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Jones also got another weapon into the fold with the season debut of N’Keal Harry, and although the defensive matchup and weather conditions weren’t exactly conducive to offensive success Sunday night, the going could be much easier versus Houston.

Mills looked every bit the rookie against Buffalo, throwing four interceptions and totaling just 87 yards through the air. Houston has a trio of names at running back – Mark Ingram, David Johnson and Phillip Lindsay — that would have formed quite the three-headed backfield monster four seasons ago, but none of the veterans are able to get much going on the ground against defenses that can afford to stack the box while Mills is under center. New England’s veteran secondary and aggressive scheme could make Mills look about as bad as he did in Week 4.

The early line had the Pats at (-7), and the public jumped all over New England, especially after Week 4 results.

Chicago Bears at Las Vegas Raiders ()

The Bears got an encouraging performance from rookie Justin Fields in his second start after a disastrous Week 3, with the first-round pick misfiring on only six attempts and throwing for 209 yards in a 24-14 win over the Lions. However, David Montgomery suffered a knee injury of unknown severity during the contest. The Raiders will take on the Chargers to close out the Week 4 slate on Monday night.

Fields and Darnell Mooney were hitting on all cylinders Sunday, with the second-year wideout posting a 5-125 line on seven targets. Montgomery finished with 106 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries before going down, and Damien Williams added 55 yards and his own score on eight carries. The former Chief will be in line for lead-back duties if Montgomery can’t suit up for this contest, and either or both these backs will play a key role in helping keep an improved Raiders defense honest against Fields.

The Raiders head into the contest against the Chargers undefeated, and they’ll have a now healthy Josh Jacobs available to try and capture that fourth victory with. Assuming Jacobs gets through the Monday night game unscathed, he’ll add balance to an already impressive Vegas passing game that’s benefited from what is arguably the best football of Derek Carr’s career thus far.

Ahead of the Monday night game, the Raiders are favored by a range of anywhere from 4.5 to 6 points after opening at 6.5.

Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers ()

The Browns’ 14-7 road win over the Vikings could be looked at from one of two ways. On the one hand, almost any road win is a notable achievement, and Minnesota has enough talent to make the victory noteworthy. From another perspective, Cleveland was lucky to get by in some respects, considering Baker Mayfield completed under half his attempts in a concerning performance. Meanwhile, the Chargers are set for a divisional showdown versus the Raiders on Monday night.

Mayfield has now looked erratic with his throws for the better parts of two straight games, and his inaccuracy Sunday included a missed touchdown to Odell Beckham late that would have sealed the victory even sooner for Cleveland. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt continue to excel in the ground game, however, taking some pressure off Mayfield. This matchup could set up perfectly for the star duo as well, considering Los Angeles heads into their Week 4 battle with Las Vegas allowing an NFL-high 170.0 rushing yards per contest.

The Chargers appear to be in fine shape on offense ahead of the Monday night contest thanks to Justin Herbert’s stellar play and the success of new coordinator Joe Lombardi’s scheme. The Raiders shape up as a relatively tough matchup on paper, but Los Angeles will be their toughest test yet and both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have looked essentially matchup proof so far.

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys ()

The Giants broke the ice in the win column against the Saints in Week 4, posting a 27-21 overtime victory that featured big performances from the Daniel Jones-Saquon Barkley-Kenny Golladay trio. The Cowboys took care of business as well, getting past the previously undefeated Panthers by a 36-28 score that somewhat belies Dallas’ dominance for a good portion of the contest.

Jones exploded for a career-high 402 passing yards in the momentous victory, while Barkley, who’s beginning to display more and more signs of his pre-injury form, sealed the win with a six-yard touchdown run. Golladay also had his biggest day as a Giant yet with a 116-yard effort on six catches, although it took absences by Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton to get him there. The wideout duo’s status for this divisional contest will likely be in limbo for most, if not all, of the week.

The Cowboys ultimately did give up 28 points Sunday, but as alluded to earlier, they played well enough to have won by more. The fact Carolina didn’t have Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) at its disposal certainly helped, but Dak Prescott’s four touchdown passes and Ezekiel Elliot’s throwback 143-yard, one-touchdown effort certainly stand on their own merits. The Giants could facilitate more offensive success for the surging Cowboys, considering New York has yielded 382 total yards per game.

The Cowboys opened as eight-point favorites in the look-ahead line but the public has begun slightly backing the Giants as the week begins.

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals ()

The 49ers fell to the Seahawks at home by a 28-21 score Sunday, and to make matters worse, they lost Jimmy Garoppolo to a calf contusion after one half. The Cardinals went into SoFi Stadium and turned in a highly impressive effort by upending the Rams, 37-20.

Garoppolo’s exit did give rookie Trey Lance a chance for his most extensive action as a pro yet, and he responded with a mixed bag of a performance that included 157 passing yards and three total touchdowns. Lance’s ability to make plays with his legs was evident while averaging 5.9 yards per carry on his seven totes, and he could be in line to make his first NFL start against an athletic, aggressive Cardinals defense that could be reasonably well equipped to handle Lance’s mobility.

After knocking off the Rams on the road, the Cardinals may have officially arrived. Kyler Murray appeared wholly unconcerned with the matchup against a tough Jalen Ramsey-led Rams secondary and finished with 309 total yards and a pair of passing touchdowns. James Conner demonstrated his red-zone prowess with another pair of touchdowns and Chase Edmonds racked up 120 yards at 10 yards per carry, making Arizona’s attack one of the most complete in the league at the moment. The Niners are more vulnerable on defense than expected going into the season, and the seemingly matchup-proof Cards have the talent to exploit any weaknesses.

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs ()

The Bills warmed up for this marquee matchup by decimating the Texans at home in Week 4 by a 40-0 score. The Chiefs went on the road and flexed their offensive muscle as well, hanging 42 points on the Eagles to atone for a disappointing home loss to the Chargers the week prior.     

Buffalo’s shellacking of Houston was about as dominating as the final score indicates. Zack Moss and Devin Singletary continued to work well in tandem with 150 total yards on the ground. Josh Allen also looks primed to do battle with Patrick Mahomes after another impressive performance and a reigniting of his prolific connection with Stefon Diggs, who posted a season-best 7-114 line on 10 targets in Week 4. The Chiefs have allowed a hefty 291.8 passing yards per game after yielding 387 to Jalen Hurts on Sunday, so Buffalo’s passing attack could be primed for a big night.

Patrick Mahomes offered a reminder of what he and Tyreek Hill are capable of when running hot Sunday, as the gunslinger threw for five touchdown passes, three of them going to his speedy favorite target. The matchup between Mahomes and the Bills secondary will be a fascinating one to watch, considering Buffalo will head into the primetime showdown allowing an NFL-low 148.8 passing yards per contest at a league-low 4.9 yards per attempt. On the other hand, Buffalo has yet to face a passing attack anywhere near the caliber of KC’s, as they’ve gone up versus the Steelers, Dolphins, Washington and the Davis Mills-led Texans so far.

The Chiefs were installed as (-3.5) favorites at most sportsbooks prior to Week 4 but that number has shrunk as Kansas City was a (-2.5) favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook Wednesday morning.

Monday, Oct. 11

Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens ()

The Colts finally notched their first win of the season, albeit against the lowly Dolphins, garnering a 27-17 road victory. The Ravens traveled into Denver and toppled the previously undefeated Broncos, 23-7.

Carson Wentz continued to fight through his ankle sprains and looked better in Week 4 than in the Week 3 loss to the Titans. He also got plenty of help from running back Jonathan Taylor, who contributed his first 100-yard effort of the season Sunday. Wentz’s matchup against the Ravens won’t be the easiest, but before looking solid against a Teddy Bridgewater-Drew Lock combo Sunday, Baltimore had its share of troubles versus the Raiders, Chiefs and even Lions to varying degree.

Baltimore got another gutsy two-way effort from Lamar Jackson against Denver, even as the one-time league MVP came into the contest with a sore back. Jackson showed plenty of faith in Marquise Brown despite the speedy wideout dropping three potential touchdowns versus Detroit in Week 3, and his solid chemistry with Mark Andrews, Sammy Watkins and James Proche were all on display as well. The Colts’ secondary could be a facilitator for more success, as it’s had some breakdowns early in the season. The Ravens’ makeshift running game could also continue to gain some traction now that John Harbaugh has seemingly settled on Latavius Murray, who recorded 49 rushing yards and a touchdown Sunday, as its lead back.

Baltimore opened as and remains a solid home favorite.

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Juan Carlos Blanco has served as a freelance writer for a wide variety of online publications and websites, with an intensive focus on fantasy sports. Juan has provided analysis and comprehensive coverage of the MLB, NBA, NFL, CFL, AAF and AFL while also reporting on news and developments in the daily fantasy sports and online gaming industries.

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