Into the second half of the season and the LA Rams are 8-0, the sole unbeaten team in the league and 3/1 Superbowl favourites

Atlanta Falcons at Washington Redskins

The Redskins won their third game in a row in beating the Giants in New York last weekend, a victory like their others based off stout defense and a revamped running game led by 33 year old Adrian Peterson and they now have the clear lead of the NFC East with a 5-2 record

The Falcons come off their bye week with a 3-4 record, a much weakened defense because of injuries and a running game damaged by the oss of Devonta Freeman to injured reserve

The Redskins at home should be favoured -1.5 points on the point spread at 10/11 with SkyBet

Houston Texans at Denver Broncos

The Texans have won five games in a row after losing their first three. Their defense is their strength with the talents of young quarterback DeShaun Watson helping to overcome a porous offensive line.

Denver now have a 3-5 record after losing their divisional game in Kansas City last weekend and they too have issues on the defensive line (pass protection) and aren’t too well coached. Despite Denver’s habitual home advantage at altitude the Texans are an interesting play +2.5 points at 10/11 with SkyBet

Pittsburgh Steeleers at Baltimore Ravens

A key AFC North divisional game sees the 4-2-1 division leading Steelers travelling to the 4-4 Ravens, who have one of the best defenses in football. The risk here is that sometimes Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger under-performs on the road but getting the Steelers +3 points at 10/11 appeals now the team is beginning to click especially on offense