My ship is sinking faster than the Titanic this year, so at least I got half my money back already. Hopefully, this is just my early season slump that I seem to go through every year. Given that, I would be wary of siding with me on ANY underdog picks. They all seem to be laying big ole fat eggs here lately.
- Last Week: 9-7
- Season: 20-14
The Denver Broncos are on their Bye week, which means I barely care about what is going on this week. Especially after my love affair with Kirk Cousins abruptly ended on Thursday as did any chance of my fantasy football team of winning today.
Let's get on with it. Here are my picks this week, tell us yours in the comments!
Green Bay Packers (1-2) at Chicago Bears (2-1)
After fading Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears last week against the New York Jets, I suppose I should avoid fading them against a better Green Bay Packers squad at home. However, I can't seem to shake that feeling of Cutler leading his teams to losses in unpredictable ways. It should have been last week, but it didn't happen ... so maybe he is a new man. Maybe he is elite. lol Prediction: Bears 27, Packers 24.
Tennessee Titans (1-2) at Indianapolis Colts (1-2)
It appears the Tennessee Titans are are ready to throw out the baby with the bath water and mix it up at the quarterback position. Oh yeah, this will end well. Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts should dominate from start to finish. Prediction: Colts 35, Titans 10.
Miami Dolphins (1-2) at Oakland Raiders (0-3)
So this is where I lose all my credibility by picking the hated Oakland Raiders to win a football game. They have to win their three to four games somewhere right? Loss Loss Loss Win. Loss Loss Loss Win. Or what not. Plus the Dolphins are tanking right now. Prediction: Raiders 19, Dolphins 14.
Detroit Lions (2-1) at New York Jets (1-2)
I think its safe to say that Geno Smith will never lead the Jets to a winning record, which means Matthew Stafford doesn't have to worry about losing to another team with a winning record today. The Lions will go out and handle the Jets like they do most craptastic teams they face. Prediction: Lions 21, Jets 13.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)
I have come to the conclusion that the Pittsburgh Steelers are the 2014 version of the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs. They will keep rolling towards a winning record by beating a bunch of cup cakes. And the Buccaneers are the biggest cup cakes on the planet right now. Though teams do come back after a major embarrassing blowout to play well the following the week, but they're the Bucs. Prediction: Steelers 28, Buccaneers 20.
Carolina Panthers (2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1)
In one of the few games today that seem even remotely interesting could actually turn into a one-sided affair if the Carolina Panthers defense doesn't keep Joe Flacco and the Ravens in check deep. I think they get the job done there, but Cam Newton finds a way to blow it to help secure a second straight Panthers defeat. Prediction: Ravens 24, Panthers 20.
Buffalo Bills (2-1) at Houston Texans (2-1)
Here's the game we've all been waiting for. It's the Ryan Fitzpatrick revenge game. Second only to Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis. Fitzpatrick had a terrible game last week. Why? Because all he could think about was how he was going to humiliate the Buffalo Bills organization on September 28th, 2014. ARE YOU READY!? Prediction Texans 14, Bills 13.
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3) at San Diego Chargers (2-1)
Blake Bortles is finally the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he won't be able to lift the lifeless and talentless Jaguars up this year. He'll get some good experience with running for his life at least. The Chargers get a cup cake today and will finish a half game ahead of the Broncos in the AFC West lead. Stupid Philip Rivers. Prediction: Chargers 34, Jaguars 20.
Atlanta Falcons (2-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-2)
Just two weeks ago the Falcons were getting punked by the Cincinnati Bengals on the road, but I have to believe they can at least handle the Teddy Bridgewater-led Vikings for now. Although, thanks to Kirk Cousins, I do need Cordarrelle Peterson to score like five touchdowns to make up for Kirk Cousins and his whoopping 3.74 fantasy points on Thursday Night Football. Actually, I'm just glad it wasn't negative 3.74 points. Prediction: Falcons 24, Vikings 17.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) at San Francisco 49ers (1-2)
Surprisingly, people are still pounding the 49ers after two horrible games. Meanwhile, the Eagles are flying high and undefeated. That really makes me want to fade the majority here and pick Nick Foles to make fools out of them all. Unfortunately, I had already decided to go with a Colin Kaepernick bounce-back game and considering my 0-4 record when switching picks on game day ... I'll stick with the 49ers in an ugly one. Prediction: 49ers 17, Eagles 13.
New Orleans Saints (1-2) at Dallas Cowboys (2-1) #SNF
Drew Brees and the Saints are terrible on the road, but luckily for them, Tony Romo and the Cowboys are terrible in the House that Jerry built. The Cowboys are also nowhere near as good as their record, so the great evening out begins this week with a beat down by the Saints Prediction: Saints 30, Cowboys 14.