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Peyton and the Broncos should enjoy another win this week at Cincinnati.
Chicago Bears (-3) at Tennessee Titans
Chicago rolls into week nine after another dramatic win over the Panthers on Sunday. Tennessee, on the other hand, sits at a crossroads carrying a 3-5 record.
Jay Cutler, a Vanderbilt alum, returns to Nashville as the Bears starting quarterback. The Titans are allowing 32.1 points per game, while the Bears are scoring an average of 26.4. That's a recipe for a lob-sided win for Chicago.
Even if the Titans establish the running game with Chris Johnson and are able keep the game close, the Bears should win this one by a touchdown.
Baltimore Ravens (-3.5) at Cleveland Browns
The Browns played the Ravens tough in their first meeting. And now, Baltimore is without Ray Lewis and—perhaps more importantly—starting cornerback Lardarius Webb.
But despite the Browns' impressive rookie trio of Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson and Josh Gordon, Cleveland only scores an average of 19.1 points per game. That likely won't win a game against Joe Flacco, Ray Rice and the Baltimore Ravens.
This could be another ugly game, but the Ravens should have no problem covering the 3.5-point spread. Baltimore is a safe bet to cover.
Denver Broncos (-3.5) at Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati is a dangerous team moving forward, but Peyton Manning has the Broncos rolling right now. Manning has thrown 12 touchdowns compared to just one interception in the past four games.
And perhaps even more impressive than Manning is Denver's defense. The Broncos held Drew Brees and the high-powered Saints to just 14 points last week.
Cincinnati's defense, on the other hand, has been quite disappointing this season, ranking 26th in the league in scoring defense. The Bengals are allowing an average of 26.7 points per contest this season, while the Broncos rank 4th in the league in scoring. Denver should cover the 3.5-point spread fairly easily on the road.