After an uneventful week one, I’m back for more guessing. This week introduce the embarrassment factor. If a team plays like a bunch of little girls the week prior, they will undoubtedly play harder the following week. As it turns out, because they were beat so badly, the line tends to be inflated, so it is a win win which will hopefully become a win win win.
First pick: 13.5 points is a huge number to cover in the NFL. You could be up 20 points only to have a last minute touchdown against a prevent defense turn the tide against the spread. I like Buffalo to cover the huge margin against the Packers.
So much for 13.5 points being a huge number. If the Packers do keep up their early dominance, Vegas will do to them what they did to the Patriots when they went 16-0. Keep increasing the spread so things balance out.
2nd pick: I like the Chargers -7 against the Jaguars. First of all, the Jags have to make a cross country trip to San Diego, and they looked competent against the Broncos, but not necessarily good. Expect the Chargers to bounce back from a frustrating performance against the Chiefs.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner. I was right about the Jaguars traveling across the country, though I’m not sure it makes much of a difference.
In my pride picks:
Oakland -3.5: The Raiders should never be bet on because they are completely unpredictable. Since it’s not my money, put the cash on the Raiders.
Loser, loser, cup o ramen dinner. The Raiders won, but by two miserable points.
San Francisco +6: A fiery coach plus lackluster performance equal a miserable week of practice. Expect the Niners to come out and play hard… for the sake of self preservation.
Winner, but that kick was blocked. I can’t believe it still went through. What’s funny is that if it wasn’t tipped, it might not have gone through the uprights because it looked like it was headed wide left.
I also like the Redskins to upset the Texans, but this is my stay away pick, because it could quite literally go either way.
I would call and overtime game where both teams have the ball a game that could go either way
Final analysis on the week, 2-2 which puts me on par with a coin.