“I think there’s always hope, and then there’s reality,” Brady said. “I think you really focus on what the reality of the situation is, and that’s we haven’t played our best football. We have a lot of quality players and we’ve got to do a better job playing well. You’ve got to take it one week at a time. Every game’s different. … We’ve just got to go find a way to get a win.”
The Buccaneers are 1 1/2-point underdogs at home, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Pro Picks leans slightly toward the home team.
Chicago (plus 9 1/2) at Dallas
Justin Fields played well in Chicago’s rout over New England. Micah Parsons and the Cowboys present a tougher challenge for the Bears.
BEST BET: COWBOYS, 26-13
San Francisco (minus 1 1/2) at Los Angeles Rams
The 49ers have won seven straight regular-season games against the Rams, who beat San Francisco in the NFC title game last season. The Rams are getting little respect as home underdogs coming off a bye.
Whether it’s a banged-up Ryan Tannehill or rookie Malik Willis starting at quarterback for the Titans, expect a heavy dose of Derrick Henry against the Texans.
Pittsburgh (plus 10 1/2) at Philadelphia
Philly is fired up. The Phillies are in the World Series. The Eagles are 6-0 and they’re 10 1/2-point favorites at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coming off a bye, the Eagles need to regain that momentum.