Seahawks to hand 49ers first loss

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The Falcons are lost at sea and could be making a coaching change soon. The Saints are the best team in football at the moment, and keep finding ways to win no matter who is on the field.

NYG (2-7) at NYJ (1-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m.

Giants 24, Jets 20

TV: None. DirecTV: 710.

Line: Giants by 3. O/U: 44.

Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold have been turnover machines of late. Saquon Barkley will be the difference maker, as Jets don't have linebacker who can hang with him out of the backfield.

ARI (3-5-1) at TB (2-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m.

Cardinals 27, Buccaneers 20

TV: None. DirecTV: 711.

Line: Buccaneers by 41/2. O/U: 52.

The Cardinals don't have a great track record of coming across the country to play, but this is a different Arizona team, one that can move the ball in the air against Tampa Bay.

MIA (1-7) at IND (5-3)

Sunday, 4 p.m.

Colts 27, Dolphins 17

TV: None. DirecTV: 712.

Line: Colts by 101/2. O/U: 44.

Feels like Colts of old with pass protection breaking down the way it has. The Dolphins are riding a high after notching first win. Still, give the advantage to Indy with a bounce-back game at home.

CAR (5-3) at GB (7-2)

Sunday, 4:15 p.m.

Panthers 27, Packers 24

TV: None. DirecTV: 713.

Line: Packers by 51/2. O/U: 47.


The Packers are looking to rebound after a lousy game against the Chargers, and no better place to do that but home. Containing Christian McCaffrey is a chore, though, and might be too much.

LAR (5-3) at PIT (4-4)

Sunday, 4:15 p.m.

Rams 31, Steelers 24

TV: Fox. DirecTV: 714.

Line: Rams by 31/2. O/U: 44.

Now we'll find out how solid the Rams really are, as this is stepped-up competition after wins over Atlanta and Cincinnati. They are rested and have not lost in Eastern Time with Sean McVay as coach.

MIN (6-3) at DAL (5-3)

Sunday, 8:15 p.m.

Vikings 31, Cowboys 27


Line: Cowboys 3. O/U: 48.

The Cowboys are balanced and at home, and can grind it out on the ground with Ezekiel Elliott. But the Vikings are primed to bounce back after a bitter defeat at Kansas City. Kirk Cousins steps up.

SEA (7-2) at SF (8-0)

Monday, 8:15 p.m.

Seahawks 28, 49ers 24


Line: 49ers by 6. O/U: 47.

Russell Wilson has led his team to fourth-quarter comebacks four times this season. He's the leading MVP candidate. In a great NFC West showdown, the Seahawks hand the 49ers their first loss.

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