Overall Record: 3-4
It was a rocky week last week, the Texans were a huge disappointment but if you took the under in that game, you made the right call. However, after taking a look at the lines for this weeks slate of games, I think there are some real locks to be made to beat your bookmaker.
Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Best Bet: Jacksonville (-10)
The Jags are coming off of a huge win taking down Golden Boy Brady at home and doing it in kind of stellar fashion. Blake Bortles looked large and in charge in the pocket throwing for 271 yards and 3 TD’s.
Brady, on the other hand, was not much of an issue for Jacksonville’s defense only throwing for 161 yards and 1 TD. I expect Jacksonville to really hand it to the Titans this week, especially at home.
Buffalo Bills @ Minnesota Vikings
Best Bet: Minnesota (-16.5)
The Bills are an absolutely atrocious football team. The fact that their games are being televised is just disgraceful to the American football fan. Because they’re so bad, they won’t be able to cover a 16.5 point spread this Sunday against the Vikings.
The Vikings ended last week with a tie in Green Bay. The Packers totally blew it when the game was practically over when they intercepted the ball with under 2 minutes left when Clay Matthews, for the second week in a row, made it closer than it needed to be with another one of his famous “roughing the passer” penalties. Bottom line, the Bills suck, Adam Thielen will have over 120 receiving yards, 40-7 Vikings.
Chicago Bears @ Arizona Cardinals
Best Bet: Chicago (-4.5)
To most Bears fans, this is almost kind of insulting that the Bears are only a 4.5 point favorite to the Cardinals. Does Vegas not realize that Khalil Mack plays for the Chicago Bears? That guy is an absolute mammoth and can run like a Ferrari and has proven that he’s worth every penny of that hefty contract.
I expect the Bears defense and special teams to score more than the offense, but when you’re playing a team like Arizona, that gameplan is totally acceptable.
Indianapolis Colts @ Philadelphia Eagles
Best Bet: Under 46.5
This is a tough one to predict since both teams are kind of unpredictable. Andrew Luck hasn’t quite found his stride yet and Carson Wentz is making his first start this season. Should be interesting but I don’t see this game going above 43 points.
Green Bay Packers @ Washington Redskins
Best Bet: Over 45
Again, another tough game to predict but both teams definitely have some hidden offensive fire-power and are capable of exceeding 45 points at halftime. Not saying it’ll happen at halftime but I think Chris Thompson for Washington will be their best player and I think Jimmy Graham will prove himself to Green Bay that he is a valuable part of their offense.
Lock of the Week
New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions
Best Bet: New England (-7)
This is insulting to Patriots fans everywhere. Just because Brady had a bad week doesn’t mean he can’t win by more than a touchdown to the worst team in the NFC North. Matthew Stafford is kind of a bum and the Pats are gonna do what they do best, win football games.