Well, we are officially on the downslope guys. After Week 9 last week, we have officially passed the midway point of the season. And I already feel that I have gone 12 rounds with a heavyweight boxer. Betting on the NFL Season is not for the faint of heart, and trust me I am still up for the challenge.
Last week again showed that when teams feel that they are unbeatable, the NFL is there to humble you.
Or that when a team feels like they are a lock to win because of an injury, the backup is there to dominate the game. (Honestly, did anyone know Colt McCoy was still in the league?)
Even through the uncertainty, we ended up with a 2-2 record. Not bad, but still not good enough.
(And I will take credit for the Jaguars win because I talked crap about them last week)
Week 9 Recap
Atlanta Falcons (+6, -110) at the New Orleans Saints, Falcons win 27-25
The Saints are the ultimate yo-yo team. Just when you think they are good, the next week they somehow show you they aren’t that good. Coming off a win against the Bucs, the Saints lay an egg at home and lose to the Falcons.
San Francisco 49ers (+1.5, -110) vs the Arizona Cardinals, Cardinals Win 31-17
I was feeling great about this game. Got the 49ers, with plus points, against a Kyler Murray-less Arizona Cardinals. How could this lose? Well, Colt McCoy can lead the Cardinals, and their backup wide receivers, to dominate the 49ers. Kyle Shanahan feeling the heat yet?
Los Angeles Chargers (-2, -110) at the Philadelphia Eagles, Chargers win 27-24
Vegas had a lot of people scratching their head with this line. Especially because this line kept moving towards the Eagles. It darn near closed as a pick’em game. And man were they good. This game was back and forth and the Chargers pull out a three point win and a cover.
Lock of the Week
Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5 , -110) vs the Cleveland Browns, Browns win 41-16
Ok, the Bengals are not who they thought they were. And the Browns are…better without OBJ? At no point did the Bengals look like they could win this game, and it really sucked losing a lock that early.
Weekly Record: 2-2-0
Overall Record: 17-19-0
Lock of the week: 3-6-0
Week 10 Card
Indianapolis (-10, -110) vs the Jacksonville Jaguars
Yes, the Jaguars played their game of the year last week and pulled out a victory against the Buffalo Bills. However, I think the Colts are hitting their stride and will take full advantage of a let-down spot for the Jaguars. Yes, it’s a lot of points, but trust the Colts to cover against the Jags.
New England (-2.5, -110) vs the Cleveland Browns
Another week, another bet against the Cleveland Browns. New England looked like a team destined to meddle in the middle of the pack of the AFC, but now they find themselves in the battle for an AFC East title. Mac Jones has shown he was the correct pick for the Patriots and looks to lead them to their fourth straight victory over the Cleveland Browns.
New Orleans Saints (+2.5, -105) at the Tennessee Titans
Man this was such a tough call. The Saints had a bad week last week, and history has shown they are set up for a strong week this week. The Titans on the other hand have won consecutive games against the Bills, Chiefs, Colts, and Rams. I have faith that Sean Payton will have a gameplan to slow down the Titans and pull out a victory.
Lock of the Week
Detroit Lions (+8, -110) at the Pittsburgh Steelers
Ok, hear me out. Putting the Lions in the lock of the week is very risky. But, when you’re already 3-6 in your mortal locks, we have to risk it sometimes. The Lions are off a bye after a horrible game against the Eagles, but have had two weeks to prepare for Big Ben and the Steelers. Dan Campbell is hungry for that first win, and I think they might get it this week. Lock in the Lions at +8.
Best of luck if you tail, or let me know why you’re fading!