I hit on
my bold prediction last week when I said the
Jets would beat the
Sam Darnold's return. I'm sticking with Gang Green again: They will beat division-rival
New England Patriots on Monday night.
Teddy Bridgewater is 1-1 when playing at Chicago in his career (both with the Vikings), and he threw for fewer than 200 yards in each of those contests. When starting for the
Saints in place of
Drew Brees this season, "Teddy Two Gloves" has thrown for more than 200 yards in two of his four starts, but he looks more comfortable in Sean Payton's attack every time he takes the field. In Sunday's matchup against the
Bears, Bridgewater channels the
Saints veteran gunslinger and throws for 300 yards and three touchdowns, leading the
Saints to their fifth straight win.
Atlanta Falcons rank in the bottom five in most defensive categories, including 31st in scoring (having given up 31 points per game through six weeks). In Atlanta's one win this season, the
defeated the Eagles by four points in Week 2. Dan Quinn's defense shows out Sunday and stalls Sean McVay's offense. The
Falcons get their second win of the season and win by at least two touchdowns.
***UPDATE:** The [Falcons](/teams/atlantafalcons/profile?team=ATL) announced Friday that CB [Desmond Trufant](/player/desmondtrufant/2539334/profile) (toe) will not play Sunday.*
After some early frustration in Minnesota, receivers
Stefon Diggs and
Adam Thielen have picked up the pace over the last two weeks, with each player recording three receiving touchdowns in that span -- two of only four players to do so in the league. Minnesota hits the road to face a
Lions team coming off
a brutal division loss. Detroit's defense comes in on a mission to stop the dynamic receiving duo -- and they do, keeping Diggs and Thielen out of the end zone.
Get ready for a low-scoring battle between the
Bears on Sunday afternoon, with nonstop highlights from defensive superstars like
Khalil Mack and Cam Jordan. I predict neither team will hit double-digits on the scoreboard.