The Los Angeles Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to FanDuel Sportsbook(O/U = over/under). Last week's record 11-3-1 (.786); season 119-74-1 (.617). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 9-5-1 (.643); season 93-97-5 (.490). Off: Bears, Colts, Commanders, Falcons, Packers, Saints. Times are Pacific.
Raiders (5-7) at Rams (3-9)
Thursday, 5:15 p.m.
Line: Raiders by 6 1/2. O/U: 44 1/2.
The Raiders defense applied pressure against Justin Herbert last week and will do the same against whomever is under center. Vegas can run it with Josh Jacobs and has a great target in Davante Adams.
Prediction: Raiders 27, Rams 17
Jets (7-5) at Bills (9-3)
Sunday, 10 a.m.
Line: Bills by 9 1/2. O/U: 43 1/2.
The Jets lost last week, but Mike White can definitely play. The Bills aren't running away with the AFC anymore, so the pressure is on them to keep winning. They should, but it will be closer than expected.