Jaguars (-3) at Bills (37.5): The Bills return from their Bye and expect to have rookie QB Josh Allen back from injury. Prior to the Bye, Buffalo snapped a four-game losing streak with an impressive 41-10 rout of the Jets. Jacksonville has lost six in a row following a 3-1 start and are all but out of the Playoffs discussion. BILLS
Raiders (+11) at Ravens (42.5): The notion of “tanking” has been associated with the Raiders all season. It is important to note that while ownership and management may try to “tank” through personnel decisions, the players, for the most part, play hard. Whether it be to attain incentive bonuses or showcase their skills for other prospective employers or even to go all out to prevent injury it’s wrong to associate the concept with the play of the players. Baltimore may have entered the Lamar Jackson era as the rookie QB had a fine starting debut in last week’s win over the Bengals in place of Joe Flacco. RAIDERS
49ers (+3.5) at Buccaneers (55): Tampa Bay continues to play musical chairs at QB with Jameis Winston named the starter to replace an ineffective Ryan Fitzpatrick following last week’s performance against the Giants. San Francisco may have found a capable backup to injured starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo, or potential trade chip, in Nick Mullens whose two games thus far have been pleasant surprises. 49ERS
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