First off -- busy weekend hanging with my little one. Gave my wife the day off to do wife things while I play Mr Mom to little Eli. Then I would've actually used his nap time in the afternoon to write up this post but instead recorded this season's NBA Over/Unders podcast alongside Danny Thompson of the NBA Full Court Press.
By the way -- we're already off to a good start this week as Green Bay did their job and covered the 7.5 points necessary vs. the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night.
Last week we experienced another dreadful 1-4 week. When you include Thursday Night we are a mediocre 14-17. Shooting for a 5-0 week to get us back to .500. Only four wins to go. I am not giving up.
San Diego (+6) over Atlanta
If football games were only 55 minutes long, the Chargers would probably be at worse -- 5-1 heading into this week. The Falcons meanwhile return home after splitting their last two games against some of the best defensive teams in all of football (Denver, Seattle). While Atlanta should win this will go to the wire. San Diego is competitive and will remain so.
Miami (+2.5) over Buffalo
This is definitely a risk considering every time I bet for or against the Dolphins I get bit in the ass. However their entire offensive line is healthy again (see last week's win over Pittsburgh for results). Buffalo most likely will be without RB LeSean McCoy who's actually a low key MVP candidate. The Bills in recent years have owned the Fins. But good things also come to an end. This could be the week Miami mounts their revenge.
Detroit (-1.5) over Washington
Another game. Another favorite.
I know a few weeks ago I swore I would never pick Detroit after they railroaded me by losing in Chicago. But everyone one and every team has a mulligan. Detroit isn't a playoff team but are sort of the NFC version of the San Diego Chargers. The Redskins meanwhile have won four straight and while I do think they are solid, this streak has to end some time.
Philadelphia (+3) over Minnesota
While at 5-0, injuries are beginning to pile up for the Vikes. Factor in a road game vs. a team desperate to snap a two game losing streak. Again some good things come to an end. Even an unbeaten record. I sense a Carson Wentz bounce back.
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