For many teams this week will mark the halfway point in the regular season already. How fast did THAT go? Interesting weekend of football coming up; We’ve got another rookie quaterback starting, this one is Zach Mettenberger of the Titans, then there’s a 9:30 a.m. televised game from London featuring the Lions vs the Dolphins, concluding with the Cowboys and Indians (Redskins actually) on MNF.
*Home team in CAPS
CHIEFS -7 over the Rams- The Rams did an outstanding job of upsetting the Seahawks last week but now it’s back to reality in probably the league’s second most loudest stadium. In their only home game this season, Kansas City destroyed New England 41-14. They will have no mercy on St. Louis on Sunday.
JAGUARS +6 over the Dolphins- Jags quarterback Blake Bortles has been coming on and led the Jaguars to an impressive 24-6 stunning win over the Browns in Week 7. Jacksonville’s defensive line has quietly amassed the second most sacks in the NFL (22). We’ll take the six points against a middle-of-the-road team like the Fish.
Texans -3 over the TITANS- Neither team will blow anyone away but we’ll take seasoned veteran gunslinger and “Bearded Wonder” Ryan Fitzpatrick over rookie Zach Mettenberger any day of the week, especially Sunday. Jadevon Clowney and J.J. Watt on defense and RB Arian Foster the team’s main offensive threat, make this an even easier decision.
Ravens -1 over the BENGALS- Baltimore and Joe Flacco have been playing on all cylinders while the ‘Bungles’, ever since the loss of all pro wide receiver A.J. Green went down with an injury, haven’t returned to their winning ways. The Ravens, known for their “D”, have only yielded 14.8 points per game this season and should take care of a Bengals team that not only couldn’t beat Carolina, but gave up 37 points in that game to the ‘Cats.
Colts -3 over the STEELERS- Short week for the Steelers who played on Monday and enjoyed a big win. Although on paper this sounds like a highly competitive game, the loss of Trent Richardson and possibly Reggie Wayne won’t help Indianapolis but Andrew Luck just continues to find ways to win with his favorite receiver T.Y. Hilton.
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