NFL Betting: Week 6 Injury Updates
As the Detroit Lions arrive in Cleveland for an interconference clash this Sunday, the question remains: when will the Browns start receiving respect? The Lions were just shut down by the Green Bay Packers, and Cleveland has won three in a row. But oddsmakers still show the Lions as a 1-point favorite at 5Dimes, despite a depleted receiving corps.
Last week, without wideout Calvin Johnson, the Lions couldn't get anything going on offense and were beaten 22-9 by Green Bay. Johnson's status in Cleveland is consdered questionable, while his injury along with the loss of Nate Burleson, who broke his arm in a car accident, could have quarterback Matthew Stafford without two valuable assets. If Johnson's out, the Lions will need production from someone else. But who?
Defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore hope to have star receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones back after a four-week absence with a knee injury. While Jones has been practicing the past two weeks, his status for Sunday's home game against the Packers will likely be a game-time decision. Green Bay is laying -2.5 to the Ravens.
In an interesting note, the Oakland Raiders are out to continue their road dominance in Kansas City, where the Chiefs are looking to stay undefeated on the year. The Raiders hope running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings will be available as both are on the mend from hamstring injuries. Three of McFadden's 13 100-yard rushing games have come against the Chiefs, including two last year, so his presence would certainly be a big difference for the Silver and Black. Coincidentally, the Chiefs' Jamaal Charles has also been dealing with a nagging hindrance, badly blistered toes that have kept him off the practice field the last couple of weeks. Kansas City is -9.5.
Tennessee will take the field in Seattle with quarterback Jake Locker in street clothes thanks to a hip injury. Instead, Ryan Fitzpatrick will make his second straight start as the Titans look to bounce back from last week's loss to Kansas City while attempting to snap the Seahawks' 10-game home win streak. Problem is, the 'Hawks are looking to avenge a 34-28 loss to the Colts, who scored 11 unanswered points to win the game. Seattle is -14.