Previous Day´s Record: 2-1
Overall Record: 15-8
We're nearly halfway through the season. Can you believe it?
We enjoyed yet another winning week last week, with our biggest bullseye being the Steelers´ clutch win in Baltimore and our only miss being underestimating just how awful Rams quarterback Jared Goff would be against the Dolphins defense (Dinucci-rific!).
As you can see, we don´t go just for the safe bets here. We want to make you money and help you have fun while you do with the biggest games in the slate, and this Sunday and Monday night will be no exception.
Let's roll into this like Kyler Murray about to find DeAndre Hopkins on a bootleg that turns into an 80-yard touchdown.
Was that cheesy? Yes. But I get to make cheesy puns when I´m 9-2 in my last 11 predictions.
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Buffalo Bills (6-2) vs Seattle Seahawks (6-1)
Seahawks quarterback and MVP frontrunner Russell Wilson has faced the Bills twice in his career and won both times: 50-17 rout as a rookie in Buffalo and 31-25 completing 77 percent of his passes in Seattle back in 2016. Will the third time be the charm for the Bills? I don´t think so.
This will be a close game, and Bills QB Josh Allen will be determined to prove his doubters wrong against a top-tier opponent that has a middling pass rush. However, to me, it comes down to this: Russell Wilson has Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, while Allen has Stefon Diggs and a bunch of question marks.
Besides, as shaky as the Seahawks defense is, Buffalo struggled to contain New England´s no-name offense and only squeaked by with a victory against an inferior opponent because of a silly fumble by Cam Newton in the red zone.
My pick: (-3) Seahawks 30 – 27 Bills
Atlanta Falcons (2-6) vs Denver Broncos (3-4)
Must-win game in Atlanta for two inconsistent teams. The Falcons are favored by four points at home despite having a worse record, perhaps because you could argue they “should” be 4-4 if they hadn’t blown those late leads against the Cowboys and Bears.
However, they did, and I am not about to bet on them being consistent. The Broncos are 2-1 on the road with their only loss being a close one at Pittsburgh, and they are riding the momentum of a huge last-second 31-30 comeback win at home against the Chargers.
Running back Philip Lindsay was the catalyst for the comeback despite getting less touches than Melvin Gordon. I expect that to change and for the Broncos to keep Matt Ryan off the field en route to an upset win to get to .500.
My pick: (+4) Broncos 27 – 21 Falcons
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New York Jets (0-7) vs New England Patriots (2-5)
Why we are subjected to three hours of this nightmare on national TV is beyond me. I think I could watch three hours of paint dry, and that would be more compelling.
The morbid aspect of the winless Jets and Sam Darnold “seeing ghosts” when he faces a Bill Belichick defense will make people tune in. I’m staying very much away from any Adam Gase “led” team.
My pick: (-7.5) Patriots 24 – 14 Jets
-- all picks by El Hombe, who is red hot!