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Week 7: 5-3
Week 8: 5-4
Thursday Night Football Panthers -1.5 vs Falcons (Loss):
Let’s start with this dumpster fire of a game and I will be brief. The Falcons defense showed up and played a pride game holding the Panthers to only 300 yards and 17 points. No one can get on the Matt Ryan train and feel good about 21-30 for 281 yards and 1 pick. I would like to say thank you to Matty Ice though, because I did snag him for a TD scorer at +900, which made up for the mistake in picking the Panthers.
- Kansas City Chiefs -20 vs New York Jets (Win)
This game was scary to me. I was concerned at the beginning when Darnold was let loose to throw it all over the place, but the Chiefs adjusted and did what I expected when ranking them #1 and put the Jets away. The Panthers are up next, and the Chiefs better be prepared, because it’s hard to have a team lose four in a row in the NFL.
- Pittsburg Steelers +4 vs 4. Baltimore Ravens (Win)
I am SO looking forward to Thanksgiving! No, it’s not for the family and fellowship. It’s to be full of food and beer, thinking of how thankful I am that the NFL put the Steelers and Ravens on Prime Time on Thanksgiving. NOW THAT IS A TREAT. Which I believe everyone will need after debating politics and suffering through the DET / HOU and WAS / DAL games. What I am sure of though, is the Steelers defense is for real and defense does win championships. We can only hope for a Chiefs vs Steelers playoff game this year, because I think that could be better than the Super Bowl itself.
- Green Bay Packers -6.5 vs Minnesota Vikings (Loss on pick – Bet MIN ML)
If you read my Vikings preview blog, you knew that I was expecting Green Bay to win but had sprinkled some fun money (responsibly) on the Vikings Moneyline. I would like to say that had a helping hand in the Vikings winning, but who knows. What I do know is that with the loss to the Bucs, the loss to the Vikings and the Bucs looking iffy against the Giants… I don’t think we have a clear cut contender in the NFC. I am waiting for some consistency from both the Packers and the Seahawks. Right now, the Seahawks seem to have the edge. The Packers are heading to the hospital, I mean the 49ers next week. It will be an interesting test to see if they can get back on track.
- Seattle Seahawks -3 vs San Francisco 49ers (Win)
Does 64 points constitute a shootout? I would like to think so. I would also like to think that I called this game perfectly and was glad that I hammered it with multiple units. The Seahawks are at the Bills next, and it will be interesting to see if they can continue wining to lock up home field advantage in the playoffs. There may not be a 12th man right now, but I would expect Seattle to put some pressure on the city if they can to get some fans in that stadium come playoff time. Based on what I have seen in the NFC, it looks like the only team with the DBs that can run with Lockett, Metcalf and company seems to be the Cardinals.
- Tennessee Titans @ Cincinnati Bengals (LOSS WAY WRONG)
What the literal shit happened here?! I have NFL RedZone, and for the life of me, I have no idea what happened. I wish I had more analysis, but they didn’t show much of this game and I am not going to make anything up, that’s not my style. The Titans only had one turnover and outgained the Bengals by 80 yards. Henry had over 100 yards rushing, but Tannehill went 18-30 throwing. The only thing I am seeing on the stat sheet that’s jumping out at me is the time of possession for the Bengals. They had over 11 more minutes with the football. Either way, the Titans have a tough matchup coming up next week against an angry Bears defense.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -11.5 @ New York Giants (Loss)
So, I called Danny Dimes throwing two picks, I want credit for that. What I am having a hard time following is the inconsistency of play on both sides of the ball from Tampa Bay. It’s visibly got Brady upset and it’s got to come down to a lack of discipline. That is a direct reflection of the coach. I bet we start to see a continued power struggle in Tampa Bay very soon, especially with the addition of fireworks.
- Las Angeles Rams -3.5 @ Miami Dolphins (Win)
TUA TIME? More like complete team win time. The Dolphins continue to impress me, and I hope the trend continues. Looking way into the future using my GIF crystal ball, I am seeing a divisional championship match in Week 17 vs the Bills and I am hoping I am right. Next week vs the Cardinals will be a really good test for Tua against an impressive secondary.
- Buffalo Bills -3.5 vs New England Patriots (Win)
Bill is ready for 2021, he’s already talking more and more to the press and insinuating that Cam is only there, because that’s all he could afford. Reminds me of being a kid with $20 in the lego aisle looking at all the sets that are out of my price range. That’s never a good feeling, and I won’t be surprised if Cam doesn’t start next week against the Jets. I will talk about this more in my Week 9 preview on Thursday, but I would like it on record now: The Jets get their first win on National TV, in Prime Time, you heard it here first.
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