NFL Week 3 Bettors Guide: Jets face desperate Bengals, Cowboys will extend Giants MNF misery


1 p.m., Bengals by 4 ½, 45

HANK’S HONEYS: This isn’t the week the Jets want to be playing a desperate Bengals team. Somehow, they have to temper their excitement after their miracle win by the lake because the defending AFC champs aren’t going to stay this bad for long. Joe Burrow is too good and if his offensive line ever starts to give him time, he’s going to start finding Ja’Marr Chase downfield. The Jets don’t have the same pass rush as the Steelers and Cowboys so that could be this week. And with the Jets’ run defense a question mark, there could be a lot of Joe Mixon. The Jets certainly take confidence from last year’s upset of Cincy but that’s when they caught the Bengals at the right time. The Jets will have the Bengals’ full attention now. Cincy is better and it will show here.

IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Bengals the over.


Monday, 8:15 p.m., Giants by 2 ½, 39 ½

HANK’S HONEYS: Give me the Cowboys’ defense as by far the best of the four units. They have stymied offenses led by Tom Brady and Joe Burrow and should make the difference in this matchup with the incomparable Micah Parsons apt to wreak havoc on Daniel Jones. Cooper Rush has been fine as a backup and he’s not going to have to produce a lot of points here. He gets WR Michael Gallup back and with Leonard Williams iffy, the Cowboys can get their running game going. The Giants have lost six straight games on MNF and nine of their last 10 SU against Dallas. As well-coached as they are, it’s time for them to come back to Earth. It’s a low total but we still like it.

IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Cowboys and the under.


1 p.m., Eagles by 6 ½, 47 ½

HANK’S HONEYS: The Eagles are proving they are one of the most complete offensive teams in football and the Commanders (still can’t get used to that BTW) are proving they can’t play defense. They’ve allowed 16 explosive plays in two games and are facing a Jalen Hurts-led attack that hasn’t been stopped yet. If they leave as many people wide open as they did against the Lions, this will be a laugher. Carson Wentz has had his moments but his supposedly solid O-line has been buckling under blitz pressure. Losing athletic center Chase Roullier is huge against an Eagles pass rush that improved substantially Monday night. There is a worry that the Eagles are getting a little too cocky but we’ll take that risk.

IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Eagles and the over.


1 p.m., Bills by 5 ½, 53 ½

HANK’S HONEYS: We know the Bills are that good. We don’t know if the Dolphins are. The Bills and Josh Allen have owned this divisional rivalry with seven straight SU wins by an average of almost …read more

Source:: The Mercury News


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