Another 3-2 week… That’s four on the season! At least we’re consistent unlike Thursday Night Football which finally broke the mold by giving us what turned out to be a pretty competitive game. Down by 24 points, Andrew Luck and supper stus T.Y. Hilton came roaring back to beat the Texans by six. Let’s hope this weekend’s games are just as exciting.
*Home team in CAPS
Steelers +1 1/2 over BROWNS- If making the Steelers the underdog against a pedestrian team like the Browns doesn’t rile the Black and Gold, then nothing will! The stat that we think is even more impressive is that Ben Roethlisberger is 18-1 against the Browns.
VIKINGS +1 1/2 over Lions- These Lions are a different team without the services of WR Calvin Johnson, who, as we went to post, was questionable with a bum ankle. Teddy Bridgewater is expected to start replacing Christian Ponder.
Chargers -7 over RAIDERS- Many are considering this year to be Philip Rivers’ best season of his career and so it makes it even more difficult to pick against the former first-rounder. His Chargers should be 5-0 save for an opening week 18-17 loss. RB Branden Oliver fills in nicely for the perrenial injury plagued Ryan Matthews.
FALCONS -3 over Bears- Do the Falcons play really badly on the road?? (Is J.J. Watt a defensive beast)? It is a different story AT the Georgia Dome, however. Matt Ryan is an unbelievable 38-10 at home and will be looking to avenge his team’s 30-20 loss to the Giants in Week 5.
CARDINALS -3 1/2 over Redskins- Arizona, with one of the best defensive lines in the NFl, will face a Redskins team decimated with injuries and full of inexperienced replacements. Expect QB Kirk Cousins to spend a good deal of the day either on the turf or scrambling himself into throwing pick or two.