- Week 3 of the 2021-2022 NFL season has four divisional opponents playing each other.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers are 3.0-point favorites over the Cincinnati Bengals.
- The Dallas Cowboys have EVEN odds to cover the 4.0-point spread against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.
PITTSBURGH – The third week of the 2021-2022 NFL season has just four divisional games. However, each game has a big early-season impact on the future divisional outlooks.
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Cincinnati Bengals: AFC North Meeting
With the entire AFC North currently sitting with a 1-1 record, Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will carry some extra weight. It’ll also be the first AFC North matchup of the season. Online gambling sites are favoring the Steelers at home.
Steelers Vs. Bengals Spread Odds
- Pittsburgh Steelers -3.0 -115
- Cincinnati Bengals +3.0 -105
The big news for this game will be whenever Ben Roethlisberger’s status is confirmed. Reports suggest he can play, but with pain. It’s unknown just how much his pectoral injury will affect this game.
The Steelers are outgained in yardage by an average of 112 per game while the Bengals are drawing about even with their opponents in yardage. The underdog may have a chance to win this game straight up, especially with Pittsburgh being so injured.
The kick-off is set for 1 p.m. EST with coverage available on CBS.
Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Los Angeles Chargers: AFC West Clash
Patrick Mahomes is not first in the AFC West standings for the first time in his career and will be playing to avoid sole possession for last place on Sunday. Sportsbooks are giving the Kansas City Chiefs a big edge over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Chargers Vs. Chiefs Spread Odds
- Los Angeles Chargers +6.5 -110
- Kansas City Chiefs -6.5 -110
The Chiefs have had a tough schedule to start the year with games against the Browns and Ravens, and despite this game being the easiest to date, it’s by no means an easy win. Kansas City is allowing the most yards per game this season while the Chargers are averaging the fifth-most yards per game.
The Chiefs are just 1-11-1 against the spread over their last 13 games and sports bettors could see that trend continue on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST on CBS.
Indianapolis Colts Vs. Tennessee Titans: AFC South Battle
The Indianapolis Colts will be looking to get their first win of the season against the Tennessee Titans. However, the team may be without their starting quarterback as Carson Wentz battles injuries to both ankles. The betting odds suggest the Colts will remain winless.
Titans Vs. Colts Spread Odds
- Tennessee Titans -5.5 -110
- Indianapolis Colts +5.5 -110
Now that Derrick Henry has seemingly awoken and is back to being his usual self, the Titans could very well go on a run as they play three straight teams that are 0-2 at the moment within the next three weeks.
This is another 1 p.m. EST game that will be live on CBS.
Philadelphia Eagles Vs. Dallas Cowboys: NFC East On MNF
The final divisional game will be between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles for Monday Night Football. The Eagles have had an impressive Week 1 win and a less-than-impressive Week 2 loss. Meanwhile, the Cowboys looked good in their loss and not too hot in their win.
Eagles Vs. Cowboys Spread Odds
- Philadelphia Eagles +4.0 -120
- Dallas Cowboys -4.0 EVEN
Dallas both gains and allows more yards per game than Philadelphia, but the Eagles’ defense is allowing just 11.5 points per game this season which makes for an interesting matchup. Those betting on the NFL may have to decide whether the Cowboys' offense is better than the Eagle's defense.
This will be the Monday Night Football game at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN.