Hey guys, sorry about last week. I could provide you the details of why there was no article. I could say that there was some type of emergency, or that the site crashed, or some other lie. In reality, work was bending me over. That’s it. Not a great excuse, I know, and I apologize.
If you follow me on Twitter (@FFMilkman), you’ll know that I put out some late picks of the week. They weren’t great, as we ended up losing literally every pick. Not great, but I’m going to chalk it up to not being fully committed last week. Also, as you read in the title, the NFL STINKS. I can understand why the viewership is down. It’s not for political reasons, the product is baaaad across the board. As I write this article, I’m looking over highlights of Thursday Night Football’s Patriots vs. Buccaneers and my God was it bad. I’m all in for a boycott of TNF.
Anyway, sorry about that little rant. Let’s get to it!
Los Angeles Chargers @ New York Giants -3.5
Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals -3
New York Jets @ Cleveland Browns -1
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Pittsburgh Steelers -8.5
Tennessee Titans @ Miami Dolphins +3
San Francisco 49ers @ Indianapolis Colts -1.5
Arizona Cardinals @ Philadelphia Eagles -6.5
Carolina Panthers @ Detroit Lions -2.5
Seattle Seahawks @ At Los Angeles Rams -1
Baltimore Ravens @ Oakland Raiders -2.5
Green Bay Packers @ Dallas Cowboys -2.5
Kansas City Chiefs @ Houston Texans -1
Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears +3
Picks of the Week
New York Jets +1: OH YEAH BABY WE’RE STARTING OFF WITH THE SHIT BOWL. Sorry, got excited, but this game can’t be much worse than what I watch every week anyway. Cleveland is still winless, averaging 12.5 points at home this season. The Jets are surprising a lot of people this year, including myself, but they're still winless on the road. This is going to be a matchup of Bad versus Awful, but I’m taking the Jets on this one. The only way Cleveland wins this game, in my opinion, is if Kizer makes the passing plays against a porous Jets secondary, something I’m willing to bet against.
Baltimore Ravens +2.5: And just like that, I’m taking the Ravens. Do you want to know why? EJ Manuel is starting in replace of Derek Carr. That’s literally the only reason. So many factors go against picking Baltimore here. Take your pick from cross-country travel, TERRIBLE offensive play calling and execution by Baltimore, back-to-back embarrassing losses, no offensive line, no play making ability, a mental-midget in Flacco, etc. I'm still going to take Baltimore because the Ravens defense always finds a way to capitalize against terrible QB play.
Buffalo Bills +3: Who would have thought that Buffalo can take control of the AFC East with a win this week against an inept Bengals team? Granted, Cincy did get their first win last week against a worse Browns team, but Buffalo are sneaky good. Buffalo are 4-0 ATS whereas Cincy is 2-2. I know it’s early, but even Vegas is misjudging Buffalo it seems.
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