I got greedy taking the 9.5 with the Rams who ended up losing by 10, which cost me a win last week. I was 3 – 2 with my picks last week. My record overall is 29 – 34 – 3 so far this season.I want to reach the .500 level this week.
The Houston Texans versus the Jacksonville Jaguars (+3.5)
The Texans have been terrible this year so how can they be 3.5 favourites on the road even though their opponent is the Jaguars.
Two terrible teams play each other and the home team get 3.5 it is an easy pick.
Take the Jaguars + 3.5
The Miami Dolphins against the Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5)
The Miami Dolphins right now are the better team. Steelers have more experience, but their offense will have trouble scoring against the Dolphins.
Mike Wallace may have a big game to show the Steelers they made a mistake in letting him go. Ike Taylor at 35 can’t run with Wallace.
Take the Dolphins + 3.5
The Minnesota Vikings against the Baltimore Ravens (-7)
The Ravens offense kicks a lot of field goals.
When you have an opportunity to have 7 points and Adrian Peterson is your running back it is obvious to me. The Vikings defense will play tough and pressure Flacco into mistakes.
Take the Vikings + 7
The Carolina Panthers against the New Orleans Saints (3.5)
The Saints are an offense that runs a lot of schemes to win. The Saints have yet to show me that they can handle physical defensive lineman. The Saints offensive linemen were destroyed by the Seahawks and Jets defensive lines.
It is hidden as a home away issue when it has more to do with being physical.
The Panthers have that type of defense that may be able to be physical with the Saints. It is the Panthers chance to show the world they are for real.
The game will come down to which coach will make their fourth down gambles. Coach Rivera and Payton are known risk takers.
Take the Panthers + 3.5
The Kansas City Chiefs versus the Washington Redskins (+3)
I rarely take a road team at – 3. The Chiefs need a team to pay the price for their losses to the Broncos. Here comes a dysfunctional Redskins team that won’t be able to stop the run. Jamaal Charles will have a huge game.
The Chiefs have to regain their defensive identity.
Take the Chiefs – 3
Good luck this weekend!
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