Running back Jordan Howard (24) and the Bears take on the Packers in an NFC North showdown on Sunday. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)
he Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 8-5 (.615); season 81-51(.614). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 9-1-3 (.900); season 60-64-8 (.484). Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland and Philadelphia have the week off.
More losing for the Browns, who are no closer to solving their problem at quarterback. The Lions are in good position to contend for the NFC North crown.