By Nick Beare
This Week So Far: 2-1 (66%)
Last Week: 12-2 (85%)
Season Total: 99-63 (61%)
Tennessee (-6) at Chicago
The Bears are starting Matt Barkley at Quarterback today. He may be the worst QB on an active roster in the NFL.
Jacksonville at Buffalo (-6.5)
Speaking of bad quarterbacks, Blake Bortles might be the worst starter…
Cincinnati at Baltimore (-3)
The Bengals lost Giovani Bernard and A.J. Green last week. Without those two guys, this offense is a shell, and we’ve seen Andy Dalton without talent around him. The Ravens defense should be able to handle this challenge with ease.
Arizona at Atlanta (-4)
Carson Palmer has really declined this season. I just don’t see him as being able to keep up with Matt Ryan at home. David Johnson is the only guy that can win this game for the Cards, I just don’t think it’ll happen.
New York Giants (-6.5) at Cleveland
The Browns are starting Josh McCown this week against a very strong Giants D. Sorry Browns fans, it won’t be this week.
Los Angeles at New Orleans (-6.5)
Jared Goff wasn’t as bad as everyone thought he’d be last week. But he’s not beating Drew Brees in the Superdome.
San Francisco at Miami (-8.5)
I honestly think the Niners are the worst team in the NFL. Like, worse than the Browns bad. And they lost one of their only good players last week in Eric Reid.
San Diego at Houston (-1)
I like the Chargers, but they always seem to find a way to lose. The Texans should have won last week in Mexico City, they’ll be hungry to avenge that loss.
Seattle (-6) at Tampa Bay
The Seahawks will be without stars Earl Thomas and Michael Bennett this week. They’re better than the Bucs. They should win this game. But there really isn’t any reason the Bucs can’t keep this game close by putting up a lot of points. Even if Russell Wilson lights up the Bucs D, Jameis Winston should be able to have plenty of success moving the ball on this weakened unit. I’m picking the Seahawks, but its the closest game i’ve picked so far.
Carolina at Oakland (-4.5)
Derek Carr and his stud receivers should have their way with the Panthers’ secondary.
New England (-7.5) at New York Jets
The Jets are really bad. Tom Brady won’t need to play well to win this one.
Kansas City at Denver (-3.5)
The Bucs exposed some weaknesses in the Chiefs game last week. I know the Denver offense isn’t great, but I think the Chiefs might be worse. That Denver defense at home….ya.
Green Bay at Philadelphia (-3)
The Packers are in real jeopardy of missing the playoffs. The injuries to their defense are just to grave to overcome at this point. Aaron Rodgers is still great, but he can’t do it literally on his own.