ok kids, last week i went 9-6-1 against the spread. fredo was the only one with enough balls to post his picks against mine, so i'll keep track of his picks too and the winner has to give the other guy a hot dog, a frozen one if you know what i mean. anyways, fredo went 7-8-1 so it's look like i'm in the drivers seat for the frozen hot dog. anyways, as always, the point spreads are from caesar's/mirage sportsbook, and the home team is in bold.
DEN (-3) over JAX
BAL (-4) over PIT
DET (-3) over HOU
houston doesn't look like they have it together yet. make detroit my 50 dollar bet two weeks in a row.
IND (+1.5) over TEN
CHI (+9) over GB
i don't think the bears looked that bad against the lions, i just think the lions are that much better. i don't think chicago will win, but it'll be close.
WAS (-3) over NYG
NO (-7.5) over SF
the niners are in salary cap hell right now. nothing, and i mean nothing on offense.
ATL (-2.5) over STL
CAR (+6.5) over KC
i like KC to win this one, but the defense will keep the panthers in it.
SEA (-2) over TB
let's keep rooting for the seahawks cuz if they win the super bowl, i win 320 bucks.
DAL (-4) over CLE
NE (-8) over ARI
BUF (+3.5) over OAK
SD (+4) over NYJ
call me crazy, but i like the chargers straight up.
CIN (-5.5) over MIA
did the bengals disappoint last week or what? still, miami is starting someone a.j. feely. doesn't do anything for me either.
PHI (-3.5) over MIN
i agonized over this all week. what a great matchup for week two. the problem in picking this game is that they both played teams last week that they were clearly superior to, so it's hard to assess just how good they are. but philadelphia at home, plus what i think is a better defense - the eagles are the smart pick here. and take the over (48.5).