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Streaming options are pretty lack-luster this week.

1. Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals continue to make the list almost weekly, and have disappointed thus far. A game against the hapless New York Jets should help this unit finally meet expectations. Sam Darnold has more bad plays than good, and now it seems like he may not even play. It seems inevitable he, or his replacement Joe Flacco, will commit multiple turnovers. Also, the Jets will certainly be playing from behind, meaning the Jets will have to air it out most of the game. Hopefully, Arizona can score a defensive touchdown or two, and should accrue plenty of sacks against a poor offensive line.

2. Philadelphia Eagles

While Philadelphia has been anemic on offense, their defensive unit has performed admirably this season. Off-season addition Darius Slay has made a big difference for a secondary that was relentlessly torched in the past. He will certainly help against a Steelers team with some talented outside receivers. Pittsburgh has also dealt with some offensive line issues, which boosts the case for the Eagles defensive front to have a good game. Look for Big Ben to take a few sacks and commit a turnover in this contest.

3. Houston Texans

The Texans face-off against divisional foe Jacksonville this weekend, in what could be a mess of a game. Jacksonville has been very unimpressive since upsetting the Colts week one. Gardner Minshew has turned the football over five times in four games, and should do so once again on Sunday. J.J. Watt and company will pressure Minshew all game long behind the Jags pedestrian offensive line. Hopefully, the Texans can get their first win of the season with a good defensive performance from their veteran group.

4. Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City takes on divisional rival Las Vegas Sunday afternoon. For all the criticism, Derek Carr does protect the football well. Therefore, this is mostly a floor play. Don’t expect a crop of sacks or turnovers, especially if tackle Trent Brown returns for the Raiders. However, the Chiefs should be able to contain this offense to an extent. A 30 plus point outing for the Raiders is unlikely, making Kansas City a relatively safe option this week.

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