Week 13: Thursday Night Football

New Orleans at Dallas, 8:20p, NFLN (Cowboys +8, O/U: 52.5)

New Orleans comes in with the league’s best offense, averaging 37.2 points per game. They’ve also only turned the ball over 9 times, tied for the league lead. Michael Thomas has 86 catches already and Kamara has been hot all year, especially the last 6 games where he has 9 touchdowns! The Saints also lead the league in rushing defense which is more than likely from teams being forced to throw more given how quick the Saints go up early in games, which has caused the pass defense to be 30th worst in the league. The rush defense will be tested tonight.

The Cowboys have really turned it up lately since Amari Cooper has come aboard eventhough he’s really only been involved in the offense starting last week on Thanksgiving with an 8 catch, 180 yards and 2 touchdown performance, looking like the first rounder he was supposed to be. Garrett will have to strategize against the Saints and do his best to keep the Saints high powered offense off the field. That means utilizing the league’s leading rusher, Zeke (1,074 rushing yards). But when the ‘Boys defense is on the field, they’ll need Lawrence to continue his wrath of the last 4 games where he’s snagged 3 of his 8.5 sacks on the season. Question is, can the Cowboys newly found 3 headed monster keep up with the Medusa (multiple weapons) offensive threat of the Saints?

Take the Saints to cover on the road in the over, Saints 36-24.

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Week 3: Monday Night Football

Sheesh, what a week.  Boy, did I take a big hit with all of the upsets and incorrect over/under picks.  I find this sport amazing in the fact that one week, defenses can be stout and give the best offenses so much trouble but then the next week be an open flood gate.  I’m not going to spend anymore time about it, it’s just too embarrassing.  Without further ado, my Monday night pick.

Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals, 8:30p (Cardinals +3, O/U: 46.5)

The injury riddled Cardinals host the humbled Cowboys.  The Boys are coming off a nasty loss in Denver where the defense only allowed Zeke to run for 9 yards and hit Dak more than he’s ever been hit in any game he’s played in.  The Cardinals looked shocked that the Colts gave them a run in Indy last week and Carson looked to have too much on his plate at his advanced age without star running back David Johnson.  The Cowboys will come out hungry and they will get to the non-mobile Palmer multiple times.  Take the road favorites, Cowboys in the under, 27-17.