The Raiders put together a complete performance on offense and defense to defeat the Indianapolis Colts before heading across the pond to spend a week in London.
Miami is one of six 0-3 teams, along with the Redskins, Jets, Broncos, Bengals and Steelers, and probably would take Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 1 overall pick.
Handicapper Joe D’Amico of AASIWINS.COM breaks down Week 4 of the NFL season.
The Raiders need to improve their run defense, they need better field position, and they need another receiver to emerge to complement Darren Waller and Tyrell Williams.
The Raiders (1-2) visit Lucas Oil Stadium to play the Indianapolis Colts (2-1) at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Handicappers Hank Goldberg, Scott Kellen and Mark Franco are tied for the contest lead at 11-4 ATS, and Westgate sportsbook vice president Jay Kornegay is 10-5.
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.
Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner could see his role exanded on defense as soon as this week.
The Panthers are on a 3-8 spread skid since late 2018, while the Texans are 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 regular-season games.
The four-time All-Pro wide receiver wrote on Twitter on Thursday: “I’m still the best why stop now.” He followed with the suggestion that the game needs him.