Should be a very interesting week as our selections include two home underdogs. We’re off to a 6-4 record after the first two weeks of the season, with issues beyond our control keeping us from posting our selections for week 3. We’re making the Packers our Best Bet overall week…
*Home team in CAPS
RAIDERS +4 over Dolphins- Miami gets to travel cross country and will face a strong Oakland secondary that helped keep them close in their games vs the Patriots and the Jets. This week there will be no Knowshon Moreno and a struggling Ryan Tannehill. After their stunning win over New England in week #1, the Fish who ‘tanked’ the next two weeks, won’t have an easy time across the pond in London.
Packers -1 1/2 over BEARS- Aaron Rodgers has won the last 10 games following a loss, and after only putting up 7 points last week, look for Rodgers and Co. to put on a better show at Soldiers Field this Sunday. Bears are coming off a short week and will put a beat up secondary on the field. One other note; Rodgers has a career 10-2 record vs Chicago and has won his last seven.
STEELERS -7 1/2 over Buccaneers- We just can’t see the Bucs go from being pummeled 56-14 in Atlanta last week to winning IN Pittsburgh a week later. It’s just not happening… Expect Big Ben to enjoy a Big day playing catch with Antonio Brown.
Falcons -3 over VIKINGS- Teddy football will make his first start after relieving last week and he’ll do so without the services of Adrian Peterson, leaving him with Cordarelle Patterson as the core of the Vike’s offense. We’re expecting nothing short of another blowout by Atlanta.
CHIEFS +3 1/2 over Patriots- New England’s offense has struggled mightily this season due to the issues surrounding their offensive line. The Chiefs get Jamaal Charles back with Kniles Davis (132 yds., 1 TD last week) providing a 1-2 punch that should keep the ball away from a regressing Tom Brady.
Alas, not even the might Fantasy Man can save the Raiders from themselves. What has happened to this once proud franchise? Sad, really.
The Raiders never showed up in London last Sunday. They even managed to make your Dolphins look like a Super Bowl contender…