Sorry for the quick column this week but want to get my picks in for you before tomorrow’s games!
Full transparency, I would have picked Atlanta over Carolina so that’s an L to start. Sigh.
Seattle vs. Tampa Bay - Seahawks had an absurdly long flight to Germany, I think Brady keeps the momentum going. I’m taking the Bucs.
Denver at Tennessee - Titans D will be too much at home, Titans country, let’s ride.
Cleveland at Miami - Cleveland has shown fight this year but Miami is rolling. Going with the Dolphins.
Detroit at Chicago - I’ve said all year that I was a huge fan of Justin Fields. Give him more talent and I think he is a star in the making. Give me the Bears at home.
Houston at NY Giants - I think the Giants have to win this game and should have won this game easily but the Xavier McKinney injury worries me a lot. The point spread has dropped 6 points now. Houston in an upset.
Jacksonville at Kansas City - Kansas City should dominate. Bottom line.
Minnesota at Buffalo - Game of the week. Tougher game to call than it appears on paper. Josh Allen’s injury would concern me as a Bills fan. I’m taking the Bills but I think this game may be very close.
New Orleans at Pittsburgh - Two teams that have underachieved this year. It’s tough to win in Pittsburgh on the road but the Steelers D is ravaged with injuries right now. Taking the Saints.
Indianapolis at Las Vegas - Jeff Saturday’s career record as a head coach is 3-7…and that was a high school team. I’ll take Las Vegas in a route.
Arizona at LA Rams - I feel I have predicted these teams incorrectly every week. Let’s keep it going. I’ll take the Cardinals on the road. Yuck.
Dallas at Green Bay - I’m waving the white flag with Rodgers and the Packers this year. 5 losses in a row? Taking the Cowboys and Mike McCarthy in a revenge game.
LA Chargers at San Francisco - No Keenan Allen again and a Niners team whose health is improving. I think San Fran wins handedly.
Washington at Philadelphia - The Eagles are one of, if not the best team in the NFL this year. There are some potential stumbling blocks on the rest of their schedule but this isn’t one of them. Eagles win big.