Week 2 record: 11-5
ATS Week 2: 7-9
Record to date: 21-11
ATS to date : 16-15-1
Having a third string QB starting might be too much for the hoodie and the Patriots to overcome. Behind a two TD performance by Deandre Hopkins, Houston will start 3-0.
Outcome: Texans 27 Patriots 20
The Cardinals are out for blood and that was apparent by the 33 point whopping they laid on Tampa Bay a week ago. After his defense gives up 30+ points for the second consecutive week, I wonder who Rex Ryan fires next?
Outcome: Cardinals 31 Bills 17
Oakland is looking to get back on track after losing to Atlanta last week. Too bad for them they are facing a pretty stout defense. After daring Derek Carr to throw all game, Tennessee will force a few turnovers and be over .500 for the first time in forever.
Outcome: Titans 23 Raiders 16
Miami has the pieces on defense to succeed. With Cleveland starting a rookie QB this week, watch for the Dolphins to unleash relentless amounts of pressure on Kessler.
Outcome: Dolphins 24 Browns 16
The hype has died down over Jacksonville just two weeks into the season. Lucky for Baltimore, they face a QB that loves to turn the ball over.
Outcome: Ravens 27 Jaguars 17
Last year, it was a Hail Mary thrown by A-Rod that won this game. This year, it won’t have to come to that. After dropping a game to Minnesota last week where Green Bay played horrible, look for McCarthy and company to get back to their winning ways.
Outcome: Packers 34 Lions 20
In a battle between two good defenses, field position will be key. A late Andy Dalton interception in Cinncy territory will set up Trevor Siemian and this Broncos offense for a game winning drive.
Outcome: Broncos 17 Bengals 13
Minnesota Vikings @ Carolina Panthers(-7)
Minnesota is on a high after starting 2-0 without their starting QB for two games and their workhorse RB for half a game. That workhorse back is out for several months, so the Vikings hopes rest on the arm of Sam Bradford. With Carolina next on the schedule, reality may set in earlier than expected.
Outcome: Panthers 23 Vikings 10
The matchup between Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr. overshadows the actual matchup of the teams. With the Redskins having to worry about Victor Cruz and Sterling Sheppard as well, it will be too much to contain.
Outcome: Giants 27 Redskins 21
If the Rams defense can play like they did against Seattle every week, they would have many chances to win games this year. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Jameis Winston will turn the ball over a couple times this week, but Tampa Bay will come through defensively to catapult them to a win.
Outcome: Buccaneers 21 Rams 10
Only one offensive TD will be scored this game as Blaine Gabbert will turn the ball over a few times, once deep in 49er territory. This game will be ugly, but somebody has to win right?
Outcome: Seahawks 20 49ers 9
Kansas City’s defense looks nothing like past years. With Ryan Fitzpatrick coming off of a near 400 yard performance, Kansas City will struggle to put out the fire Fitzy is burning.
Outcome: Jets 23 Chiefs 21
After the beatdown San Diego put on Jacksonville, Rivers may feel they have something even if it’s without Keenan Allen. Look for the Carolina native to light up the Colts secondary.
Outcome: Chargers 34 Colts 23
Pittsburgh Steelers(-3.5) @ Philadelphia Eagles
Carson Wentz has showed the poise you want in a young franchise QB. That will be tested this week as Pittsburgh comes to town. Wentz will play a decent game, but the veteran, Big Ben, will lead his team to yet another victory.
Outcome: Steelers 27 Eagles 17
The Bears are awful. With Jay Cutler out, Dallas’ defense should put in a nice performance. This is the week Dak throws his first TD pass.
Outcome: Cowboys 24 Bears 13
Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints(-3)
New Orleans has lost their first two games of the season by a combined four points. If they want to have a shot at the division, they need this game against Atlanta. Behind a big performance by Mark Ingram, New Orleans will get it done.
Outcome: Saints 24 Falcons 20
Setup Game of the Week:
Cleveland Browns @ Miami Dolphins(-9.5)
Five Team Parlay
New York Giants(-4.5)
New York Jets(+3)
Philip Rivers – $8,000
David Johnson – $8,400
Tevin Coleman – $6,400
Dez Bryant – $7,900
Jarvis Landry – $7,000
Sterling Shepard – 6,500
Dwayne Allen – $6,100
Matt Prater – $4,600
Panthers D/ST – $5,000