Eagles beat Packers; Cowboys take down Giants; Chargers win

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) scrambles under pressure during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Indianapolis.  (AP Photo/Zach Bollinger)

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts fights out of pressure against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in Indianapolis. (Zach Bollinger/Associated Press)

Sam Farmer, NFL writer for The Times, looks at this week’s matchups. Lines according to FanDuel sportsbook (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record was 9-5 (.643); season 98-65-1 (.601). Using point spreads with Farmer’s predicted scores, the record against the spread last week would have been 5-8-1 (.385); season 76-84-4 (.475). Times Pacific.

Bills (7-3) Lions (4-6)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns during the game.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns during Sunday’s game in Detroit. (Rick Osentoski/Associated Press)

Thursday, 9:30

television: Channel 2.

Create: 9 1/2 bills. O/U: 54 1/2.

The Lions are playing very well, so it won’t be easy for Buffalo, but the Bills have some hope of keeping up the pace in the AFC. Josh Allen will find a way, but Detroit will make things interesting.

Forecast: Bills 28, Lions 21

Giants at Cowboys (7-3) (7-3)

Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse and safety Malik Hooker celebrate after the game.

Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse (27) and safety Malik Hooker (28) celebrate after the first half against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Minneapolis. (Stacey Bangs/Associated Press)

Thursday, 1:30 p.m

television: Channel 11.

Create: Cowboys 10. O/U: 45 1/2.

The Cowboys are riding high after destroying the Vikings and could be due for a bit of a comeback. The Giants should do a decent job of keeping the run close.

Forecast: Cowboys 27, Giants 23

Patriots (6-4) vs. Vikings (8-2)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Eric Kendricks takes the field during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Eric Kendricks takes the field during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Minneapolis. (Stacey Bangs/Associated Press)

Thursday, 5:20 p.m

television: Channel 4.

Create: Vikings 2 1/2. O/U: 42 1/2.

The Vikings need to bounce back after last week’s fiasco. The Patriots play well on defense, but their offense has trouble moving the ball. However, Kirk Cousins ​​will struggle in prime time.

Forecast: Vikings 23, Patriots 18

Ravens (7-3) vs. Jaguars (3-7)

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns.

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 23 in Baltimore. (Nick Wass/Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 o’clock

television: No. DirectTV: 705.

Create: Crows 4. O/U: 43 1/2.

The Ravens have been beaten, but they are looking for ways to win. The Jaguars had an off week so they could find a way to reload after losing six games in seven games. Not this week.

Forecast: Ravens 27, Jaguars 21

Texas (1-8-1) vs. Dolphins (7-3)

Miami Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohoe reacts against the Detroit Lions.

Miami Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohoe reacts during the second half against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 30 in Detroit. (Paul Sancia/Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 o’clock

television: No. DirectTV: 706.

Create: Dolphins 13 1/2. O/U: 46 1/2.

The Texans have played a lot of teams close and will look to continue to do so, but there aren’t many teams that have the speed to match this Dolphins offense. They are rested and healthy.

Forecast: Dolphins 33, Texas 17

Bengals (6-4) vs. Titans (7-3)

Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow throws a pass during the game.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow throws a pass during Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh. (Matt Durisco/Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 o’clock

television: No. DirectTV: 707.

Create: Bengals 2 1/2. O/U: 42 1/2.

Should be a great game. The Bengals are heating up at the right time, and Joe Burrow is playing very well. The Titans’ Mike Vrabel gets more out of his players than any other coach in the NFL.

Forecast: Bengals 24, Titans 21

Broncos (3-7) vs. Panthers (3-8)

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday in Denver. (Bart Young/Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 o’clock

television: No. DirectTV: 708.

Create: Broncos 2 1/2. O/U: 36 1/2.

Both teams do not inspire much confidence. The Panthers’ defense is solid, and Denver’s offense seems unstoppable. But there’s still enough for the Broncos to win this matchup on the road.

Forecast: Broncos 16, Panthers 9

Browns (5-5) vs. Browns (3-7)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones scores a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones goes for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 13 in Munich, Germany. (Steve Luciano/Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 o’clock

television: Channel 11. DirectTV: 709.

Create: Bottles for 3 1/2. O/U: 42 1/2.

Tom Brady smiles again and finally holds the ball long enough to make the play. It’s not a great matchup for the Browns who want to run and play. Tampa Bay stops the run.

Forecast: Buccaneers 27, Browns 20

Bears (3-8) at Jets (6-4)

Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson runs during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons.

Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson runs during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Atlanta. (Danny Karnick/Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 o’clock

television: No. DirectTV: 710.

Create: Jet planes 6. O/U: 38 1/2.

Justin Fields’ shoulder injury sets the Bears back, but he could play. The Jets were on offense last week, so they switched to Mike White at quarterback.

Forecast: Bears 20, Flyers 16

Hawks (5-6) vs. Commanders (6-5)

Washington Commanders defensive back Darrick Forrest celebrates after an interception.

Washington Commanders defensive back Darrick Forrest (22) celebrates after the game against the Houston Texans on Sunday in Houston. (Matt Patterson/Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 o’clock

television: No. DirectTV: 711.

Create: Commanders 4. O/U: 41 1/2.

The Falcons aren’t really throwing it, now that Kyle Pitts is out. This puts a lot of pressure on rookie Drake London. Washington is playing well and relying on Taylor Heinik at quarterback.

Forecast: Chiefs 27, Falcons 21

Chargers (5-5) at Cardinals (4-7)

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert celebrates with his teammates after a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) celebrates with his teammates after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at SoFi Stadium. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

Sunday, 1:05 p.m

television: Channel 2. DirectTV: 712.

Create: Chargers 3. O/U: 48 1/2.

With or without Kyler Murray, the Cardinals are in good shape and their injury list is long. The Chargers were smarting from the loss to Kansas City, but they’ve been playing well and staying healthy.

Forecast: Chargers 31, Cardinals 20

Raiders (3-7) at Seahawks (6-4)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett comes out to catch a pass.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett goes for a pass in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 6 in Glendale, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:05 p.m

television: No. DirectTV: 713.

Create: Seahawks 3 1/2. O/U: 47 1/2.

The Raiders ended their skid with a win over a poor Broncos team. Seattle is coming into the off week and DK Metcalf needs to be healthy. Being at home helps and the Seahawks are back on track.

Forecast: Seahawks 28, Raiders 21

Rams (3-7) vs. Chiefs (8-2)

Rams wide receiver Tutu Atwell catches the ball in front of New Orleans Saints safety Chris Harris Jr.

Rams wide receiver Tutu Atwell (15) catches the ball in front of New Orleans Saints safety Chris Harris Jr. (19) for a touchdown Sunday in New Orleans. (Tyler Kaufman/Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:25 p.m

television: Channel 11. DirectTV: 714.

Create: Bosses 15. O/U: 43 1/2.

These franchises go in opposite directions. The Rams have been plagued by injuries and things aren’t going to get any better anytime soon. Bosses began to gather strength.

Forecast: Chiefs 34, Rams 13

Saints (4-7) 49ers (6-4)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws a pass in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws a pass in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday in Mexico City. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:25 p.m

television: No. DirectTV: 715.

Create: 49ers 8 1/2. O/U: 42 1/2.

Bringing back Elijah Mitchell allows the 49ers to use Christian McCaffrey strategically. This will be a tough team from the bottom. There will be no saints.

Forecast: 49ers 28, Saints 17

Packers (4-7) at Eagles (9-1)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Jones during the game against the Tennessee Titans.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Jones during the game against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 17 in Green Bay, Wis. (Morrie Gasch/Associated Press)

Sunday, 17:20

television: Channel 4.

Create: Eagles 6 1/2. O/U: 46 1/2.

The Eagles had a scare in Indianapolis, but survived. It was something they had to adjust to managing a really bad Green Bay team. The Packers’ receivers will have a hard time getting open against those corners.

Forecast: Eagles 28, Packers 20

Steelers (3-7) at Colts (4-6-1)

Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney McLeod Jr. celebrates a defensive stop against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney McLeod Jr. celebrates a defensive stop against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Indianapolis. (Zach Bollinger/Associated Press)

Monday, 5:15 p.m

television: ESPN.

Create: Foals 2 1/2. O/U: 39 1/2.

The difference between Jonathan Taylor and the Indianapolis front seven. Matt Ryan may get a lot of sacks, but it’s enough for the Colts to give Jeff Saturday his second win.

Forecast: Colts 24, Steelers 18

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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