Titans host Steelers in battle of undefeated AFC division leaders
Week 7 around the NFL is serving up some good games, including a matchup of undefeated teams in the AFC. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans will put their identical 5-0 records on the line to determine who the final undefeated team in the conference will be. And we're making that one of our picks this week as we look to score our own rebound of sorts after a disappointing Week 5 performance against the spread.
Note: All times are ET and all games are on Sunday, Oct. 25.
Here are this week's best NFL picks against the spread:
Tennessee (+1.5) vs. Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
How a clash between two 5-0 teams falls in the earliest TV window is a bit of a mystery, but something clearly has to give. The Titans have packed a good amount of offense in their games each week since the season opener and should be in a good spot at home against the Steelers. Roll with the home team here, and consider taking the over. Titans 29, Steelers 27
Buffalo (-13) at New York Jets, 1 p.m.
The Buffalo Bills are in dire need of a slump buster this weekend after two difficult losses. Fortunately, the next game on the schedule is against the Jets, and that's about as good as it gets for the Bills. Count on the Bills cruising back into the win column. Bills 31, Jets 17
Tampa Bay (-2.5) at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m.
After a statement win against the Packers, Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Mike Evans, and the Bucs head to Vegas to take on the Raiders. This one could easily turn into a shootout, making the over an enticing pick. In the end, Brady and the Bucs will return home with the win. Bucs 30, Raiders 27
Kansas City (-10.5) at Denver, 4:25 p.m.
A couple of weeks removed from their upset loss to the Raiders, it is time to hop back on with the Chiefs against the spread. This week, the Chiefs face struggling division rival Denver. Patrick Mahomes should provide plenty of highlights in a comfortable road victory for the defending Super Bowl champs. Chiefs 38, Broncos 23
New England (-2) vs. San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.
The 49ers had a nice rebound victory last week against the Rams after two straight losses. But now they look to pick up another win on the road against the Patriots. The Pats haven't had the most explosive of offenses, but the defense should be up to the task to slow down the visitors enough to make it easier for Cam Newton to make some plays and lead the Pats to a victory. Patriots 26, 49ers 23
Last week: 1-4
Season to date: 15-14