We’re down to the last five weeks of the regular season and by now all those in Fantasy Leagues as well as NFL teams, are busy jockeying for a place in the playoffs. Enjoy the 3-game schedule on Thanksgiving Day (none of which are in our selections below) We wish a warm and happy Thanksgiving to all our readers and followers and their families!
*Home team in CAPS
Giants -2 1/2 over the JAGUARS- Can’t remember the last time the Giants made one of our picks but we had no choice this week as they go up against a team that’s , yep, actually is worse than them! If Eli, with new OC Ben McAdoo, can just call plays for budding superstar rookie Odell Beckham Jr. and RB Rashad Jennings all afternoon, it should be a long day for the struggling Jags. Giants by 17.
COLTS -9 1/2 over the Redskins- Could be much of the same story for the ‘Skins as they are playing a road back-to-back and just received the news that Robert Griffin III has been benched in favor of Colt McCoy (according to ESPN). The move had to be made as the Redskins receivers have completely lost their faith in RGIII. For those who think that the 9 1/2 points are too much to give, the Colts have won five of their seven wins by double-digits.
RAVENS – 5 1/2 over the Chargers- A few weeks back the Bolts got crushed by the Dolphins in Miami 37-0. If they think it will get any easier vs the Ravens this weekend they are in for a surprise. The Ravens are winners of their last four in Baltimore by 20, 28, 22, and 14.
Raiders +7 over the RAMS- Oakland seems to be the underdog every week, and at times double-digit ‘dogs. And rightly so for MOST 1-10 teams, but not these Raiders. On the road they have gone 4-1 against the spread against such teams as the Patriots, Seahawks and Chargers. Their defense has been respectable and they are now featuring a bonafide running back in Latavius Murray (concussion) who is improving and could be cleared to play in time for this game.
Dolphins -5 1/2 over the JETS- The Jets, unless you have been living on Mars for the past several weeks, are in a freefall with no safety net in sight. They have become the Bad News Bears of the NFL with sloppy play, silly penalties, and devoid of a quarterback who can stay upright. Michael Vick had a passer rating of 27.5 when he was removed in favor of Geno Smith on MFF vs the Bills.. The Fish on the other hand have six wins by 13, 24, 13, 14, 37, and 13. This game could be over by halftime.