Last week I decided to go against 11 home teams, which ended up being a pretty bad idea. How bad? 7 of my 8 losses were teams I had picked to win on the road. Note to self: Don’t try that again.
Considering things went so poorly with my road warriors and I’m only sitting at a game under .500, we can consider that a victory.
Week 2 in the NFL doesn’t offer a whole lot of easy picks, but I’m confident that I can put up a 10 or 11 win batch.
Last Week: 7-8-1
Arizona at Atlanta (-7) – Falcons
Baltimore at Cincinnati (+3) – Ravens
Kansas City at Cleveland (-1.5) – Chiefs
Chicago at Dallas (-7.5) – Bears
Philadelphia at Detroit (+6) – Lions
Buffalo at Green Bay (-14) – Packers
Pittsburgh at Tennessee (-5.5) – Titans
Miami at Minnesota (-6) – Vikings
Tampa Bay at Carolina (-3.5) – Panthers
Seattle at Denver (-3.5) – Broncos
St. Louis at Oakland (-3.5) – Rams
New England at NY Jets (+3) – Patriots
Jacksonville at San Diego (-7) – Chargers
Houston at Washington (+3) – Redskins
NY Giants at Indianapolis (-6) – Colts
New Orleans at San Francisco (+6) – Saints
The tables are turned this week as I take 10 home teams.
It really is hard to feel comfortable about much early on this season.
I mean, Houston looked great running the ball against the Colts last week, but can then march into Washington and do the same thing against a Redskins team that didn’t allow a run over 12 yards last week? Even if you think they can, it’s hard to give Washington a field goal at home.
Jacksonville is going cross country after a nice win against the Broncos to take on what will surely be a desperate Chargers team. But San Diego didn’t look dominant Monday night and if you think that will be close, the Jaguars could still a game for you.
The schedule is full of those “makes me nervous” matchups. But nervous or not, I am confident that I’ll endure for double digit wins.