With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, the calendar flips to December for Week 13 and the playoff race is clear as mud. It was a great week for the two teams on byes, as Arizona and Kansas City both reaped the rewards of what the other teams in their respective divisions did on Sunday.
It was not a good week for the Titans, Colts, Eagles, Steelers, Chargers, Vikings or Rams. Once again, we head into another slate of NFL games with a low degree of confidence in so many teams around the league. It is tough to find teams to trust.
With four teams on byes this week (Panthers, Browns, Packers, Titans) and a traditional schedule with only one Thursday game, let’s try to find some early line value.
Dallas Cowboys (-5.5, 47.5) at New Orleans Saints
The Saints offense is really lacking at this point in time. Trevor Siemian is a fine stopgap in light of the Jameis Winston injury, but he has very little to work with. Over the last four weeks, the Saints have scored 16 first-half points. They’re likely going to be trailing early in this game and the offense doesn’t have the ability to play catch up.