The Ravens got off to a rough start against the Bengals which put us in the hole to start the week. I still stand by that bet because on the stat sheet, the Ravens lead in a ton of categories however, it was the turnovers that killed them and that usually the motto on turnovers right? Anyways, look forward to some interesting picks this week and a few extra underdog picks than normal.
Carolina at Atlanta, 1:00 PM, FOX (Falcons -6, O/U: 44)
Atlanta Is back home after a long wait in between games however, it’s the same old redzone trouble ridden team. Atlanta is also without stars Neal and Freeman. Kuechly is a bit banged up but will start but Olsen is out for weeks yet again. Until the Falcons can prove that they can be more efficient in the redzone, I’m probably going to pick whoever is against them. Take the Panthers to win on the under, Panthers 23-20.
Cleveland at New Orleans, 1:00 PM, FOX (Saints -9.5, O/U: 49.5)
BRowns are without Gordon as they are trying to trade him due to messing up his hammy during a non-team approved photo shoot. It’s an unfortunate end to an era and a huge weapon gone form the offense that nearly pulled off their first win since Money Manziel’s days. The Saints are out for retribution from last week after their embarrassing loss against the Buccs. Look for the defense to step up and respond. Take the Saints in the under to cover in the win, Saints 31-14.
Houston at Tennessee, 1:00 PM, CBS (Titans +3, O/U: 43)
Mariota still can’t full feel his fingers yet from last weeks injury and Houston defense will be after him. Desean Watson didn’t look like he did last year before his injury however, he hadn’t played in nearly a year so maybe there was some rust being knocked off. Look for the Texans to cover with a win against a banged up Mariota in the under, Texans 21-17.
Indianapolis at Washington, 1:00 PM, CBS (Redskins -6, O/U: 48.5)
AP looked good in hi debut for the Redskins as did Alex Smith. Smith likes hitting his tight ends and shockingly, Jordan Reed is still active after an NFL game. Luck looked even better than anyone thought after having two years off with his shoulder. The difference maker was Luck’s offensive line, it looked improved and motivated to protect their franchise guy. After last week, I’m shocked Luck is getting that many points so take the Colts to keep it close and cover but in a loss in the over, Redskins 27-24.
Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1:00 PM, CBS (Steelers -5, O/U: 53.5)
Mahones looked exceptional as I predicted he would in LA against the Chargers. Hill had an unreal game and surprisingly we saw a split in the workload between Hunt and a now healthy Ware, where they both had similar production. Mahomes has a rocketball that he can fit into almost any other hole but I still will hold back on being excited about him until I see more of a sample size. The Steelers are coming off a tie against the Browns where they had tons of turnovers and looked very undisciplined. Roethlisberger turned the ball over 5 times last week so it’s a miracle that they still came away with a tie. Bell or not, they have a rising star in Conner who played very well minus a fumble. The Steelers usually excel in games after a tough, sloppy game the week before. Look for the Steelers to cover in a win and in the over, Steelers 35-27.
L.A. Chargers at Buffalo, 1:00 PM, CBS (Bills+7.5, O/U: 43)
Take the Chargers to bounce back on the road to win in the over, Chargers 31-21.
Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1:00 PM, (Jets -3, O/U: 43)
Take the Jets to continue the legend of Sam Darnold to win in the over, Jets win in the under, Jets 21-17.
Minnesota at Green Bay, 1:00 PM, FOX (Packers +3, O/U: 45)
Rodgers is back and wants revenge. Packers home dogs? Packers upset the Vikes in the over, Packers 28-27.
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1:00 PM, FOX (Buccs +3.5, O/U: 45)
Take the Eagles to win in the under, Eagles 27-10.
Arizona at L.A. Rams, 4:05 PM, FOX (Rams -13.5, O/U: 44.5)
Take the Rams to win in the over, Rams 38-17.
Detroit at San Francisco, 4:05 PM, FOX (49ers -6, O/U: 48.5)
Take the 49ers to cover in the win and take the under, 49ers 27-17.
Oakland at Denver, 4:25 PM, CBS (Broncos -6.5, O/U 46)
No one plays well in Denver early in the season. Take the Broncos to win in the under, Broncos 24-17.
New England at Jacksonville, 4:25 PM, CBS (Jags +1.5, O/U: 44)
Like Colin Cowherd said, this is the Jags super bowl. Typically you don’t want to bet against Belichick but the Jags D is hungry. Take the home dog Jags to win in the under, Jags 21-20.
N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 PM, NBC (Cowboys -3, O/U: 42.5)
Dallas is in disarray and Dak has no weapons to throw to. Take the Giants to cover in the win and score in the under, Giants 24-17.
That’s Sunday’s predictions. Bet a little extra this week on Rodgers and Luck, they’re extra motivated for their games and always, #beatyoubookie
Colin Cowherd’s Blazing 5:
- Carolina at Atlanta – Atlanta (-5.5)
- Kansas City at Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh (-4.5)
- Indianapolis at Washington – Indianapolis (+6)
- New England at Jacksonville – Jacksonville (+1)
- Seattle at Chicago – Seattle (+3.5)