Last week I only had three games right. The winners I did a little better but the spreads really killed me last week. Here’s hoping this week brings better results. The Bills, Lions, and Packers are the only undefeated teams as we roll into week four. Seriously, Bills and Lions. Thinking one is a fake. You figure out which one I think.
@Chicago (-6.5) vs Carolina
Welcome to the NFL against a really good defense Cam Newton. On the road, no way the Panthers win in Chicago. Bears beat the spread.
Buffalo (-3) vs @Cincinnati
Well, I’ll admit I think the Bills are the fake 3-0 team but that doesn’t mean they don’t improve to 4-0 with a win over Cinci.
@Cleveland (-1.5) vs Tennessee
The Titans have won two in a row. Apparently dumping Jeff Fischer and Vince Young were really good moves for the franchise. I’m thinking they win on the road this week and improve to 3-1.
@Dallas (-1.5) vs Detroit
So if I think that the Bills are the fake 3-0 team, obviously I think Detroit is the real deal. Their young defense and impressive D-Line makes me like them every week. That being said, I think they torment Romo and the Cowboys. Detroit wins in Dallas in a huge statement game for the franchise.
Minnesota (-1.5) vs @Kansas City
Both teams are winless so I guess the good news is someone has to win right? Well, there’s always a tie…Logic would tell you take the home team but when the home team has given up 35 more points than the visitor’s defense, take the road team. Vikings get their first win.
Washington (-1.5) vs @St. Louis
Washington lost Monday night and now has to travel to St Louis. St Louis has only put 36 points on the board this season. I would expect more from a Josh McDaniels offense. So this is the week the Rams finally win a game.
@Philadelphia (-8.5) vs San Francisco
San Fran barely squeaked a win out in Cinci last week now they have to play the greatest team on paper (isn’t that what they’re calling the Eagles?). Well, I’m not going to bet against Philly at home even with a spread of 7.5. Eagles win.
New Orleans (-7) vs @Jacksonville
Jacksonville squeaked it out in week one against the Titans and then lost two straight. They’ve scored about half of what they’ve given up. Even at home, I don’t like the Jags, taking the Saints.
@Houston (-4) vs Pittsburgh
After that embarrassing loss in week one against the Ravens, Pittsburgh has won two straight even if they only beat the Colts by three. I think they’re better than that and they beat the Texans on the road.
Giants (-1.5) vs @Arizona
As I’m rooting for the Diamondbacks in the playoffs, I’m pulling for the Cardinals week in and week out in the NFL. This week is no different. My hatred of the Giants and knowledge that they show clips of the last time (I think) the Giants played on that field (I’ve blocked it out). Cardinals win.
Atlanta (-4.5) vs @Seattle
Seattle went to Atlanta last year in the playoffs and got served. Hopefully (for my fantasy team’s sake) Matt Ryan remembers how to blow them out. Taking the Falcons again.
@Green Bay (-12.5) vs Denver
I hate the double digit spreads. But I also know how terrible Denver is. If the game was in Denver maybe I’d take the Broncos to cover but since they’re in Green Bay, I’m taking the Packers.
New England (-4.5) vs @Oakland
The Raiders beat up on the Jets last week and are looking for similar success against the Pats. Belichick and company will want to show last week in Buffalo was a fluke and they’re the real day. I look for the offense to have very few (if any) turnovers. I look for the defense to step it up and limit the Raiders offensively. Pats win and cover (we’ll recap Monday).
@San Diego (-7) vs Miami
I think the Dolphins are a 2-14 team this year. I don’t think flying out to the west coast is going to help their winless season. Chargers roll.
@Baltimore (-3.5) vs Jets
It hurts to write it but I think the Jets bounce back from their embarrassment in Oakland last week. Close game but Jets win 17-10.
@Tampa Bay (-10) vs Indianapolis
Taking the Bucs. Similar to Miami I think the Colts without Peyton are destined for a 2-14 season. Which sucks for the rest of the AFC because next season they’ll get Peyton back and a #2 overall pick to help them.