Following a week with a lot of dangerous games (it’s easy for me to say after posting a losing record), the NFL delivers a much more welcoming slate.
Unfortunately I find myself back at .500, but looking to forward to a nice bounce back. Luckily I can’t jinx myself by picking against the Chiefs again. It was all downhill for my picks after that game.
Last Week: 7-9
San Francisco at Atlanta (-7) – Falcons
NY Jets at Buffalo (+6) – Jets
Cincinnati at Cleveland (+3) – Bengals
Detroit at Green Bay (-14.5) – Lions
Denver at Tennessee (-7) – Titans
Seattle at St. Louis (+1.5) – Rams
Carolina at New Orleans (-14) – Saints
Baltimore at Pittsburgh (-1) – Ravens
Houston at Oakland (+3.5) – Texans
Indianapolis at Jacksonville (+8.5) – Colts
Washington at Philadelphia (-6) – Eagles
Arizona at San Diego (-8.5) – Chargers
Chicago at NY Giants (-3) – Bears
New England at Miami (+1) – Dolphins
Last week there were 9 home dogs and 3 home teams favored by more than 10 points. This time around that number is down to 6 and 2, respectively.
I’m probably asking for trouble believing that the Lions can deliver with the two touchdowns they are being given after flopping against the Vikings, but the Packers offensive line is an ugly place to be. That should be enough to keep the game within 14 points.
The national games are both intriguing to me. The Bears are hot and taking on a struggling Giants squad but manage to be getting 3 points. Then you have MNF between the Pats and Dolphins that is basically a PK. Miami went down to the wire with the Jets last week while the Pats had to fend off the hapless Bills. When it doubt, take the home team.