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Colts seem like a good bet to beat lowly Jets

AP pro picks

Buffalo and Green Bay kept us going in the first two weeks in the knockout pool.

It’s the turn of Indianapolis now this week at home against the Jets.

The picks

No. 32 New York Jets (+10.5) at No. 18 Indianapolis: The Indiana Hoosiers probably would be favored over the inept and banged-up Jets. Best bet: Colts, 31-13.

No. 7 Los Angeles Rams (+3) at No. 5 Buffalo: By far the toughest opponent the Bills have faced in September. Upset special: Rams, 26-20.

No. 14 Dallas (+5) at No. 3 Seattle: Both defenses took punishment last week. More of the same … Seahawks, 36-34.

No. 4 Green Bay (+3) at No. 10 New Orleans: The Pack has been dynamic in wins over division rivals. Not so easy in the Big Easy. Saints, 30-29.

No. 1 Kansas City (+3.5) at No. 2 Baltimore, Monday night: The Ravens are the more complete team right now. January might be different. Ravens, 34-28.

No. 12 Las Vegas (+6) at No. 8 New England: No way the Raiders can be as stoked as they were for a home-opening win over the Saints. Patriots, 24-14.

No. 30 Detroit (+5.5) at No. 9 Arizona: This line should be much higher, which scares us away from Best Bet. Cardinals, 28-18.

No. 21 Houston (+3.5) at No. 6 Pittsburgh: Another strangely low line, but this one doesn’t scare us. Steelers, 23-16.

No. 13 San Francisco (-4) at No. 31 New York Giants: The Niners were bothered by the turf at the Meadowlands in a win over Jets. The turf might be their biggest nuisance again. 49ers, 20-17.

No. 15 Tampa Bay (-6) at No. 26 Denver: Denver has been struck by a bunch of injuries. Buccaneers, 23-14.

No. 20 Washington (+7) at No. 22 Cleveland: Cleveland made a nice turnaround vs. Cincinnati. Washington made the opposite turnaround. Browns, 27-14.

No. 28 Cincinnati (+6) at No. 23 Philadelphia: It’s already getting ugly in the City of Brotherly Blame, uh, Love. Eagles, 20-17.

No. 16 Chicago (+3.5) at No. 24 Atlanta: How many onside kicks should the Bears try in the ATL? Falcons, 33-30.

No. 29 Carolina (+7) at No. 17 Los Angeles Chargers: The Panthers have been far more competitive than predicted. It’s early. Chargers, 28-13.

No. 11 Tennessee (-2.5) at No. 25 Minnesota: Are the Vikings really this bad? We need more convincing. Titans, 20-19.

2020 RECORD

This Week: Straight up: 13-3. Against spread: 10-6

Season: Straight up: 22-10. Against spread: 20-11-1

Best Bet: Straight up: 1-1. Against spread: 1-1

Upset Special: Straight up: 0-2. Against spread: 0-1-1

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