August 10, 2020

The Upsets Keep Rolling On in the NFL

After going 4-1 in college football yesterday we are going to try and get out of the NFL funk we have been in recently.

Atlanta -9.5 v Washington

Atlanta is struggling to find an identity and consistency while Washington is trying to just win a game. The Falcons are coming back home after getting beat the last 2 weeks in Dallas and on Monday night at New Orleans. The Falcons are banged up on both sides of the ball and are in a short week while Washington is coming off a bye.  We all know about Washington and the shenanigans going on there, but the Redskin D is not the issue. They are 2-5 and have lost by an average of 6 points which says they are in all the games.

I am betting Washington +9.5 on the road

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Jacksonville -7 v KC Chiefs

Last time we saw KC they were at home getting manhandled by San Diego which we know means Whales Vagina.  Anyway, Jacksonville got beat up by the Titans last week for their first win of the year. Jacksonville has given up over 30+ pts per game in their losses and the wins aren’t that good either. KC is bad and if you count preseason are 1-10 for the year. They did pick up a definite need at WR by signing Chris Chambers from the waiver wire and he will help Duane Bowe get open plus with LJ benched for this game Jamal Charles and Kolbe Smith will carry the load.  The Jags will counter with MJD and Mike Sims-Walker but you never know what you get with Sims-Walker. Look for Cassell to throw against the bad pass defense of JVille and make this game a close one.

I am betting KC to cover +7 on the road

Houston +8 v Colts

The Colts defense is in a hospital ward as they have now lost Bob Sanders (only played 50% of games since 2004), Tyjuan Hagler, and Marlin Jackson for the year. This week Indy doesn’t have the services of Adam Vinatieri and Kelvin Hayden plus they may not have Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon or Donald Brown.  Houston did lose Owen Daniels last week for the year who has been a big part of the offense so they will need to rely on Kevin Walter, Andre Jackson and the 3 headed RB monster in Slaton, Moats and Brown. The Houston D had a rough start, particularly against the run, and allowed an NFL-worst 205 yards rushing a game in the first three games. They’ve turned it around since then, giving up about 58 yards a game through their last five.  Although the Colts have beaten the Texans 14-15 times and they have the MVP at the half way point in Peyton Manning they can’t play defense so the Colts will be upset in their own house. With a win they go 6-3 for the first time in their franchise history.

I am betting the Texans to cover +8 on the road.

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