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Pittsburgh Steelers (+3.5) at Cleveland Browns
This is a big game in the AFC North division. The Browns are stepping into it without Baker Mayfield, which means they will be more inclined to run the ball. This has been a strength for them all year, but the Steelers have a solid run defense.
The Browns defense will have to repeat the type of performance they had against the Broncos in order to put up a fight against the odds facing them this Sunday.
On the other hand, the Steelers have a (black) and golden opportunity coming off a bye to get an important road division win in this tough division.
Pittsburgh will be well-rested and have enough time to figure out a few more plays to support Najee Harris and Ben Roethlisberger in the offense; whilst the defense is expected to take advantage of a break against a less formidable attack.
Although the Browns could cause an upset like they did in the previous meeting between these two teams (with their running game), one can hold a strong argument that the Steelers defense will have a strong probability of dominating and shutting down the Browns offense.
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings (+2.5)
With both teams coming off a bye, this should be an intense game to watch of two complete roster teams at full strength.
Dak Prescot was out with a calf injury but definitely needed the rest, he'll be back ready to turn up the Dallas Cowboys explosive, outright unstoppable offense with the addition of a few more changes. They will get O-lineman La'el Collins back and possibly wideout Michael Gallup.
For the Vikings Kirk Cousins will have a rested Dalvin Cook to lift him again for big plays to Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.
Even though Prescott is more trustworthy and is attacking the weaker defense, the Cowboys will respond with the stronger closing defense to shut the door late.
The Minnesota Vikings might be the healthier, longer-rested team with the advantage of playing at home Sunday night, but the visiting Dallas Cowboys have won five of their last five games and their last four of which have come by at least six points.
The Vikings' run defense has been a problem most of the season, and losing a resurgent Patrick Peterson will hurt the secondary.
Although Mike Zimmer's defensive flexibility is loved, Mike McCarthy is fully aware that he's running an offense-first team.
I trust the Cowboys to stand on who they are, stay aggressive and keep building on their winning momentum. Their recent track record speaks for itself.