So week 1 didn’t go quite as I planned. Kansas City trounced the Jags in my top pick of the week. My other two picks surprised me as well. The Browns didn’t look as good as I expected them too; mainly due to their abandonment of the run game early. Trent Richardson needs to get 20+ touches a game no matter what. I took a gamble on the Redskins, and the Eagles for that matter, and guessed that RG3 was healthy. I was wrong. He does not look 100% and I will be staying away from them going forward.
Last Week ATS: 1-2
These spreads are accurate as of 1:30 PM on 9/14/13 from www.sportsbook.com and are likely to move by Sunday. Half points do matter, so hit me up on Twitter if you want my opinion on a play after the line has moved.
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St. Louis +6
I really like the Rams this year and Atlanta has some issues. Bradford finally has an offense he’s familiar with and has some nice weapons in Cook and Givens. Atlanta’s offense is elite, but Julio and Roddy are both banged up. Regardless of how effective he will be this year, S-Jax has lost a step. The Rams have a much better defense than Atlanta, which should help keep the score within reach. I don’t think the Rams pull off the upset in Atlanta, but they keep it close.
Flip, flip, flip-adelphia. Yes, I’m flip-flopping on the Eagles. That first half was a spectacle to watch. Vick missed at least 3 easy throws in the first half, yet still moved the ball down the field with ease. The Chargers, like the Eagles, came out of the gates hot. Then they hit a brick wall. They lack superstar talent and are facing the challenges of a new coach. The Chargers are far less intimidating on the road, especially at 1pm EST (10am their time). Teams will likely figure out this offense, but it will take some time. Until then, the Eagles will put up big numbers and contend to win every game.
Side Note: I like the over 55 for this game too. SD puts up some garbage time points baby!
Can you really bet against Peyton right now? The Giants are a mess. Yes, I think they will turn it around sooner than later, but that starts with David Wilson. I think Wilson bounces back this game, but I don’t see the Giants stopping Peyton and his core of all-pro receivers. The Giants passing game is nothing to laugh at, but the Broncos secondary is solid even with out Champ in the game. I think the game stays close, but Peyton won’t let his little brother beat him. Not now, not ever.
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I’ve had a request to add in my survivor pick of the week. I did this last year and made it to week 11, finishing 1 week shy of winning my pool.
Week 2 Survivor Pick: Philadelphia
Teams Chosen: Indianapolis