Almost forgot to throw up the picks, and if you’re reading these because you need gambling help, well you’ve got big problems. Last week me and the kids both went 6-8-1. We’re hoping it gets better this week.
Take into account these picks were made while going between Die Hard and SNL late Saturday night.
Atlanta -5.5 vs. KC: The pick is the Hawks. I usually don’t like to take rookie QBs in any situation, especially during the first half of the season, but the Chiefs are so so bad. On top of things Larry Johnson is at odds with his coaching staff and the Chiefs are already on their third starting quarterback of the season. It’s going to be a long year in KC.
Baltimore -2.5 vs. Cleveland: I’m taking Cleveland. I don’t know why I’m putting any faith in the Browns, but they’re desperate and desperate teams with talent have a way of making things happen. They’re due, I think they come through.
Buffalo -8.5 vs. Oakland: The Bills are tough. I know, I know, it’s hard to believe that. They’ve spent so much time as a mediocre club, but they’ve got the goods right now. Oakland is bad. Sure they won last week, but they beat KC. You can’t put any stock in that.
Chicago -3 vs. Tampa: I don’t see a whole lot of points being scored in this one, but I love the Beats D quite a bit. Of course they’re the only part of my fantasy team that seems to be working right now, so that could be a part of of it.
Dallas -3 @ Green Bay: The Cowboys are a machine offensively. The defense has holes, but they can outscore anyone right now. I like to stick with streaks and that’s one I’m riding.
Indy -5 vs. Jacksonville: The Colts don’t seem to want to be good this year. They have issues, and I like the Jags chances here.
Denver -5.5 @ New Orleans: The Broncos are playing with house money right now. They had no business winning that game last week (Ed Hochuli had a little to do with that), but they’re on a roll.
Minnesota -3.5 vs. Carolina: The Panthers are tough and the Vikes are starting a new QB. I like the Panthers outright.
New England -12.5 vs. Miami: How weird is it that the Pats are actually this big a favorite without Brady? Weirder yet, I think they cover.
NYG -13 vs. Cincinatti: Just when you thought that no teams could touch KC for the worst in the NFL, along comes the Bengals. So much potential. So much raw talent. So many issues. This is a sinking ship.
Philly – 3.5 vs. Pittsburgh: The battle for Pennsylvania. Both teams are good, and I think Pitt is better, but I’m taking the Iggles at home.
San Fran -4 vs. Detroit: This is a joke in my eyes. Detroit’s not that bad. If they can not fall behind by 21 early, like they have in their first two close losses, I think they’ll win big.
Seattle -9.5 vs. St. Louis: This line seems way too big to me. Two bad football teams here, for sure, but I don’t think the Hawks are nearly 10 points better, at least on paper. Take the points.
Tennessee -4.5 vs. Houston: I don’t know what to make of the Titans yet. Throw in the Houston hurricane stuff, I don’t know which team to back here, so let’s just go with the favorite.
Washington -3 vs. Arizona: This is a game I’d like to watch. There should be a ton of points put up on the board. Washington’s starting to look very good, and I can’t imagine living in a world where AZ is 3-0.
San Diego -8.5 vs. NYJ: I’m going to take the Bolts because I think Tomlinson will play and have a good day.
Kids Picks: Chiefs, Ravens, Bills, Bucs, Packers, Colts, Panthers, Jaguars, Broncos, Patriots, Giants, Eagles, 49ers, Seahawks, Texans, Redskins, Jets
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