Games We Love
Packers vs. Dolphins (+3)
The Dolphins again enter week 6 as home dogs to the mighty Packers squad. The Packers, coming off a complete Thursday night shellacking of Minnesota on TNF, roll into SunLife Stadium on 10 days rest. Giving Aaron Rodgers extra rest is a recipe for destruction and the Packers are only giving 3 points which seems very low for a Packers offense that is absolutely cruising. Eddie Lacy finally woke up against the Vikings and the Dolphins are just more fodder in his way on the trail to absolute RB dominance. Expect the PACK to easily cover.
The Pick: Dolphins, take the points
Editor’s Note: The line actually moved to 3.5 just prior to game time, but at +3, this was a push…a lucky push, with Aaron Rodgers with a last second TD
SF 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams (+3.5)
The 49ers defense may not be as good as years past, but it’s still pretty damn good. The Rams led by Austin Davis (who is terrible) are going to get throttled. Zac Stacy is gimpy, Brian Quick is putting up numbers in garbage time and the Rams are one of the worst teams in the NFL. Frank Gore is revitalized and should run over and around the Rams pathetic front 4. To keep pace with the Seahawks, the 49ers need this game. Expect a Rams beat down!
The Pick: Rams, take the points
Editor’s Note: There used to be a time that MNF, home underdogs were 8000-12 ATS. Those times are over, but this is still an excellent time to take the underdog.
Editor’s Note #2: I guess this year is not that time…
Games We Like
Patriots vs. Bills (+3)
Last week, we bet the Patriots as home dogs. I mean, everyone knew the Patriots were going to get crushed by the Bengals and the Cincinnati D Line was going to throttle Brady. This week, we love the Joe Public overreaction to one good game by New England. All of a sudden, they hit the road as favorites to a pretty decent Buffalo squad that is now starting “unretired” QB Kyle Orton. Forget history that says Brady doesn’t play well in Buffalo. BRADY IS BACK AND HE IS GOD!!!!
The pick: Bills, take the points
Editor’s Note: Brady’s back
Ravens vs. Buccaneers (+3.5)
Nobody can get the 56-14 game out of their mind. The TB Bucs looked like a JV squad against the Falcons. Mike Glennon was not Lovie Smith’s first choice and if he’s backing up the great Josh McNown, he must be terrible. Ignore the fact, the Bucs have covered the spread the last two weeks…
The pick: Bucs, take the points
Editor’s Note: The Bucs are back
Steelers vs. Browns (-1.5)
How the fuck are the Browns favored in a football game? They are the Browns!!!!
The pick: Browns, give the points
Editor’s Note: The Browns not only won, they dominated start to finish
Cowboys (+9) vs. Seahawks
The defending SB champs, coming off a dominant road win vs. Washington where they should have scored another 3 TD’s if not for the officiating return home where they haven’t lost in 1,000 years because it’s 200 decibels in the stadium and the opposing team can’t play football in loud environments.
The pick: Cowboys, take the points
Editor’s Note: The Cowboys knocked off the World Champs
NY Giants (+2.5) vs. Eagles
The Eagles are wearing all black. The Eagles are unstoppable! Eli Manning is so done.
The pick: Giants, take the points
Editor’s Note: Eli’s back. What was interesting, is that the money moved from the Eagles to the Giants just prior to gametime, making the Eagles a much better play
Games we should love, but hate
Denver vs. NY Jets (+9)
This is the perfect setup. The Jets are terrible, the Bronco’s are awesome. We should be all over this game. The home dog Jet’s don’t get any more fleas than this….
Editor’s note: Geno made sure the Jets didn’t cover with a last second pick 6
The pick: Jets, take the points
Chargers vs. Raiders (+7)
See “The NY Jets”.
The pick: Raiders, take the points
Editor’s Note: David Carr > Geno Smith
Editor’s Note: We have instituted a perma-ban on the Raiders and the Jets until they show that they are actually competent NFL teams. Both dogs could win this week, but because they are both such a shit show, we’d rather just pass….
Lots of great plays this week.
Editor’s Note: 2-4-1, not a great week for the underdogs