some picks by La Kifo
Week 2 already started, so yes I know I missed Jets - Bills but it's Jets - Bills.
I don't got much time to pop this blog off so we're firing right through this.
Tennessee v. Detroit, 1:00 pm EST,
Take the Lions here easy. The Titans struggled in most areas last week with the exception of run defense. The Lions are not a team to force the rush attack, I see the Lions shredding the Titans secondary and covering the spread.
Kansas City v. Houston, 1:00 pm EST,
This one is easy take Kansas City against the spread. Houston lost Brian Cushing, and despite how good the team looked last week I'm still picking against them. The Chicago Bears are at the bottom of the NFL when it comes to roster talent, so don't let last weeks performance fool you. The Chiefs on the other hand, took down the Chargers last week after coming back from a 21-3 halftime deficit. Chiefs win the game outright.
Miami v. New England, 1:00 pm EST,
Do I even need to say it? Patriots, all the way. At home, even with Gronk out, I expect the Patriots and Jimmy G to roll over the weak Dolphins.
Baltimore v. Cleveland, 1:00 pm EST,
I have little to no faith in the Browns this year and every year. With RGIII out, Josh McCown is in and if we learned anything from Josh McCowns starting role with the team last season, it's that he is an absolute dumpster fire. I wouldn't touch the Browns with my penis, take the Ravens
Cincinnati v. Pittsburgh, 1:00 pm EST,
This should be a good game. Last week the Steelers killed the Redskins, and I think the Redskins are a good team. I don't know who the Bengals can match up with Antonio Brown, but I expect the Steelers rushing attack lead by DeAngelo Williams will take a dip. The Bengals will be able to keep this one close but eventually fall by a field goal. I'm going against the spread with Cincinnati here, but I still have the Steelers winning.
Dallas v. Washington, 1:00 pm EST,
Kirk Cousins will continue to struggle against a somewhat formidable Dallas defense. At the same time, Dak Prescott will struggle as well against what should be a top 15 secondary in the Washington defense. Ezekiel Elliot is going to break out in Washington. Washington has a mediocre run defense and Elliot should have put up some better numbers than he did last week. Take Dallas against the spread and to win in Washington.
New Orleans v. New York, 1:00 pm EST,
I didn't see the New York pass rush getting to the Cowboys last week. Whether that has to do with the talent of the Dallas offensive line is yet to see. The Saints should be a real test for the Giants, as Drew Brees will need time in the pocket to complete the seam routes, that New Orleans love so much. The problem, New Orleans defense. They might have the worst defense in the league. Take the Giants, in the game and against the spread.
San Francisco v. Carolina, 1:00 pm EST,
That is a big one. I have no doubt the Panthers will roll over the 49ers, after losing in the NFL season opener last week. It looks a little bit sketchy, but go with the Panthers to beat the spread and the Niners.
Tampa Bay v. Arizona, 4:05 pm EST,
I like the Cardinals to win this week after a life contemplating lose to the New England Patriots at home. The Cardinals should crush the Tampa Bay defense, but the Bucs have a high powered offense. They can put up points. Still the Cardinals beat the spread at home.
Seattle v. Rams, 4:05 pm EST,
Not much to say about this game. The Rams are the worst team in the NFL. They have the worst QB, Case Keenum, with the worst offense, and possibly the worst defense to match. The only bright spot is Todd Gurley, but a running back can't win you games in todays NFL. Seahawks crush the Rams.
Indianapolis v. Denver, 4:25 pm EST,
The Colts don't have nearly enough to move the ball on the Broncos championship defense. Andrew Luck has a rough day and so does the Colts defense. Broncos beat the Colts and the spread easy.
Atlanta v. Oakland, 4:25 pm EST,
I like the Raiders this year. They have a explosive offense, backed by a good, young quarterback, Derek Carr. I like the front seven of the Raiders defense, and they got Reggie Nelson at safety. The Raiders should surprise a lot of people this season. They should handle a poor Falcons defense, while mildly containing the Atlanta offense. I'm taking the Raiders with the spread.
Jacksonville v. San Diego, 4:25 pm EST,
Jacksonville is another team that I like this year. They have a talented offense with underrated receivers and a couple good tight ends. Not to mention the talent they have stacked on the defensive side of the ball. They almost beat the Packers in Jacksonville last week, but almost doesn't mean shit. Without Keenan Allen, the Chargers passing offense should take a hit. I don't see the Chargers offense being able to bounce back after the embarrassing lose to the Chiefs on the road. The only thing that has me on the fence about this game is the home opener factor for the Chargers. This could be one of the final home openers for the Chargers franchise in San Diego. The league has been trying to move the team from San Diego for the past couple years. With that on the minds of the players who were in San Diego last season, they should play especially hard this week. But, another problem I'm having is I don't know if i believe that type of bullshit in the NFL. Sure, playing at home versus playing on the road in High School and College is a significant factor, but the NFL might be a different story. Well, it is 12:44 at the moment and I need to stop beating around my hairy bush and figure out who is winning this game. I'm all in on the Jaguars this year, The Jaguars will beat the Chargers and/or the spread.
Green Bay v. Minnesota, 8:30 pm EST,
This has to be a joke line. The Vikings don't have a competent QB on their roster right now and if people are hyped about their defense, don't be. Mike Zimmer is great defensive mind but he played the Titans last week. The fucking Titans guys. I think the Packers will have no problem beating the spread in Minnesota.
Philadelphia v. Chicago, Monday 8:30 pm EST,
Wow, pretty unbelievable, this will be the last time the Bears are favored in the spread for the rest of the season. The Eagles are a bit shaky, but if they can't beat the Bears, then Carson Wentz probably shouldn't be playing. Still the spread should not be right by the time Chicagoans are singing Kumbaya on the walk home. Take the Eagles all day.
For some reason, it sounds like World War III outside my house. Have heard at least 3 low flying, very fast planes cutting air above my house for the past five minutes. So before I die I would like to grace you with my picks. Also my Immortal Lock of the week, Ravens v. Browns, Ravens -5.
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