We correctly predicted the Chiefs first loss of the season last week, but was way off on the J-E-S-T-S Jests-Jests-Jests who forgot to show up for their blowout game vs the Bills. We still managed to go 2-3 for the week however, and are looking to improve with these five best bets…
*Home team in Caps
GIANTS over the Cowboys- Always a nail-biter when we pick the Giants as they have not had a stellar season by any means. They HAVE been consistent however; first losing six in a row to start the season, then winning four straight. Dallas, with the league’s 32nd ranked defense, has allowed a league worst 439 yards per game which surely has Eli’s mouth drooling. We’re predicting a good day for RB Andre Brown as the game time temp will be in the 30’s while the winds at Met Life will be whirling at 25-30 MPH. It should also be an adventure for the field goal kickers…
CHIEFS over the Chargers- The hardest stadiums to play football in (in our opinion only) is Kansas City, Seattle, New Orleans, and Denver. The Chiefs will be looking to do two things; avenge their first loss last week to Denver by getting back on the winning track, and looking ahead to the following week when they will have a rematch vs the same Broncos. If their focus is a bit elsewhere this week, a Chief team at 80% will beat a Charger team at 100.
Panthers over the DOLPHINS- Carolina, arguably the hottest team in the NFL over the past six games (all wins) has gotten their early season woes under control now that Cam Newton has returned to the Cam Newton from last season. Although they are clicking on all cylinders we still see this game as being closer than you might think as Miami’s last six have been decided by a total of just 24 points.
PATRIOTS over the Broncos- Even with the Patriots’ winning record at Foxborough during the Brady era, this is still a tough game to call. We lean towards New England because Denver will have it’s mind more on their rematch with Kansas City the following week. These two teams met in Foxborough in week 5 last year in a Patriots 31-21 win and another victory appears to be in cards.
49ers over the REDSKINS- After their bizarre loss to the Saints on that Ahmad Brooks penalty/fine, the Niners will be out for blood. They want this game so that they can stay in contention in the West and can’t see them losing to an NFC East team…ANY NFC team for that matter. Harbough will find a way to contain RGIII and S.F.’s defense is far and away much better than the ‘Skins. Lots of running in this one with two good backs facing each other in Morris and Gore.
Great to see that the Falcons are carrying on with their season of complete futility . GM Thomas Dimitroff has to be pleased with himself no doubt , because this team’s issues are not simply about injuries , but a complete lack of depth as well leadership from anyone on this team’s roster . Matt Ryan is overpaid and under-achieving this season .
Don’t really know why Ryan has regressed so dramatically although I’m sure the early departure of Julio Jones and the injury- riddled season of Roddy White has not helped his cause much at all..
The Falcons’ defense this season happens to be atrocious and Ryan this season just seems to be playing like someone who appears to be disinterested in the game, in spite of his public post-game comments .
If interested let me know what you think ?
You don’t want to be the guy who replaces a legend , you want to be the guy comes in after the legend’s successor is said to have failed miserably
My takes from last weekend’s picks were simple (like me). I don’t get all the Tony Romo hating. I think the Dolphins inability to close speaks to their rudderless ship. The Chiefs STILL impress me, considering last year’s debacle. And the 49’ers have things right where they want them since everyone is busy paying attention to some other team.
All valid points. (and the Dolphins should have never lost that game to the Panthers….)