If the Raiders (5-4) defeat the Bengals on Sunday and the Chargers upset the Chiefs (6-4) on Monday, the Raiders would vault into first place in the AFC West.
The Raiders showed grit and young, improving talent in rallying to beat the L.A. Chargers on Thursday night.
After a two-month absence from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Raiders return Sunday to play the Detroit Lions. The Raiders are 2½-point favorites.
The Raiders could be close to full strength when they meet Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Sports wagering is topping expectations since the Indiana General Assembly voted to legalize it in June in return for 15 percent of the profit.
Win and the Raiders are off to London to play Khalil Mack and the Bears with a 2-2 record. But lose and they are 1-3 and looking at a 1-6 start to the season.
The line on Sunday’s Patriots-Jets game also dropped by up to a point as New England went from a 22½-point favorite to 21½ at CG Technology and from 22 to 21 at MGM Resorts.
New England is the team that America loves to hate but it also loves to bet on the Patriots, who easily covered the 18½-point spread in a 43-0 road rout of the Dolphins.
Opening and closing lines and ATS highlights for every NFL Sunday game.
Eric Parkila breaks down Week 2 of the NFL season.