This is getting embarrassing… But here are three more good ideas and a couple of traps to avoid this week.
1. Chiefs over Bills – The Chiefs have been good at Arrowhead this year, and they’re significantly better than the Bills. Buffalo has produced a lot of yards and even points in the passing game, but their defense is epically bad. We feel confident the Chiefs will get another win this week.
2. Jets over Packers – The Jets have been one of the league’s best teams this year, while the Packers are so banged up that they’re not able to play anywhere near their capabilities. It’s a little scary to pick against a winning team like the Packers, but the Jets are a pretty safe pick this week. There may be better opportunities to take the Jets this year, but this is a safe time to pull the trigger.
3. Rams over Panthers – This pick is riskier than our normal fare, but the Rams have been really good at home this year, while the Panthers have struggled. We’ll take Sam Bradford over Matt Moore, especially in the dome.
Traps to avoid – Redskins at Lions – The Redskins have played close in just about every game this year, but they were blown out in St. Louis against a team they are probably better than. Plus, the Lions beat the ‘Skins last year, and Matthew Stafford is returning this week. We smell a rat here, and so you should stay away from Washington in this one.
Cowboys over Jaguars – The Cowboys are a mess, and now Jon Kitna must take over for Tony Romo. The Jaguars are a mess too, but we need to see how well Kitna can play before we put any credence in the Cowboys’ ability to win.
Week 7 – L New Orleans (vs. Cleveland)
Week 6 – L Chicago (vs. Seattle)
Week 5 – L Houston (vs. N.Y. Giants)
Week 4 – L Tennessee (vs. Denver)
Week 3 – W Baltimore (over Cleveland)
Week 2 – W Oakland (over St. Louis)
Week 1 – W N.Y Giants (over Carolina)