Through Week 7 records...
Skolman: 59-45-2, Blazing Five: 20-15
The Computer: 59-45-2, B5: 25-10
Savage: 58-46-2, B5: 19-16
Rabbitt: 53-51-2, B5: 19-16
RC: 51-53-2, B5: 22-13
Katz: 45-59-2, B5: 14-20-1
Bal- This game might be boring and terrible, but give me the home team any day of the week against a bad team with a backup QB on a short week. Only having to give up 3 is pretty nice.
Chi- Chicago isn't that bad. Even if all they do is run the ball they will stay within 9.
Buf- I still think Oakland isn't a good team. I also still think Buffalo is. This is the one of my b-5 I probably won't really bet.
Dal- Dallas is really good. Washington is really beat up, even with Norman coming back.
Car- How the heck is Carolina a dog here?
CAR +2.0. Best Bet.
I really just think Carolina is the clearly superior team. Cam is running again and Tampa can’t stop anyone.
Just like last week when I took the Jaguars, how exactly are the Browns going to score points?
Everyone thinks the Raiders are back. Maybe. But the Bills are good and the Raiders are going to struggle to stop Shady.
How exactly are the Cowboys going to not score points?
I really didn’t know who to go with for the final pick here so why not take the favorite in the biggest mismatch of the week?
ATL at NYJ +4.5
NYJ +4.5 - I’m anti Falcons until they show they can coach and make adjustments.
CAR at TB -2.0
Car +2 - I’m anti TB until they show they can play defense.
SF at PHI -13.0
SF +13 - I’m anti Philly again, maybe this time it will finally work.
LAC at NE -7.0
LAC +7 - I’m anti Pats laying big numbers until they can stop someone besides the troubled Falcons.
HOU at SEA -5.5
SEA -5.5 - I’m anti Houston’s defense after so many key injuries.
Broncos +7 (best bet) - I can't see the Broncos laying an egg for the 3rd week in a row and 2nd straight divisional game. I expect their defense to rise up in primetime. KC has struggled laying points at home in recent years, so I do not expect a blowout.
Vikings -9.5 - This is a huge mismatch. The Browns are going back to Deshone Kizer once again and he's not going to be able to figure out Mike Zimmer's defense. The Vikings have struggled to throw down field with Keenum.
BIlls -2.5 - I have to call the Bills the better team at this point, even without Marcel Dareus. They should be able to score easily enough on Oakland and grind out a win.
Lions +3 - Lions off a bye, at home, in primetime. If Detroit can turn this into a bit of a shootout, I don't trust Big Ben against the underrated Lions secondary.
Seahawks -5.5 - Still don't like what I see from the Seattle offense, but their defense has potential to give Watson fits in this game. With all the injuries on the Texans D-line, Wilson may actually have time to throw.
MIN -9.5 over CLE
The Computer shows this at -21.5 for Minnesota. Cleveland is awful and lost its two best players for this game. I sold everything I owned and bet it on the Rams last London game – now that I’ve doubled my net worth, I’ll go double or nothing placing everything I own on Minnesota in this game.
CAR +2.5 over TB
The Computer loves this play not matter what but once Luke Kuechly was cleared it was a clincher…and TB now missing Brent Grimes on top of all their other injuries on defense.
DAL -2.5 over WAS
It’s simple – Dallas is great and Washington has more injuries than about any team in the NFL right now.
PIT -3.0 over DET
Every key evaluation/matchup item The Computer holds dear favors the Steelers big here.
HOU +5.5 over SEA
We think Seattle is highly overrated and shouldn’t be giving 5.5 to a solid opponent. Houston winning this outright would not shock me.
RC: MIN, CAR, DAL, LAC, PIT
Colin: ATL, CAR, HOU, LAC, DAL
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