Patriots (-8.5) over BILLS
The Patriots are peaking at the perfect time per usual. It’s kind of amazing how similar Tom Brady and LeBron James are. Early in the season the masses seem to question if they have fallen off. By midseason we realize how stupid that notion is. And by the end of the season we remember why they are the GOAT. Right now Brady is reminding us just why he is the best.
Over their last three games they have scored 30-plus points in three straight wins. In addition to Brady being Brady the run game has gotten going. The blend of Rex Burkheard and Dion Lewis has been so good James White has not been needed. The defense has also gotten back on track which makes this team extremely dangerous. Right now a handful of teams can keep up with them and the Bills are not one of them.
Prediction: Patriots 34, Bills 17
RAIDERS (-8.5) over Giants
What a freaking mess. Ben McAdoo has to be the biggest loser in the NFL right now. Not only does his team stink. No one in New York likes him. I’m not sure anyone in the NFL likes him. He also possess the top five most trash haircuts in the game. McAdoo’s benching of Eli Manning makes little to no sense. The Giants were losing games with Eli, what’s Geno Smith going to do? This is worse than Sean McDermott’s QB move a couple weeks ago which I thought was the stupidest shit I’ve seen all season.
The Giants will respond in one of two ways. They will roll over and let the Raiders put their foot all up McAdoo’s ass. The other option is they rally around Geno and get a win to screw the team out of a higher draft pick. The last team Geno was on he lost his starting job because he got snuffed. His teammates didn’t care. That’s all you need to know. Bet on a desperate Raiders team to capitalize on a team in complete dysfunction.
Prediction: Giants 20, Raiders 34
DOLPHINS (+2) over Broncos
I already hate myself. There are few teams I trust less than the loser Dolphins, this just goes to show you how suspect the other spreads are. There are a few things going Miami’s way that I believe they can hold down a Broncos team that has been quietly more of a dumpster fire. This might be the first and last game Jay Cutler is the best QB on the field.
Trevor Siemian will return to the starting role but that is hardly a reason to celebrate. The Broncos offense has been a mess all season and there is no reason for that to change now. Aquib Talib will be missing this game thanks to chain-snatching Michael Crabtree last week. That one mistake could cost his team the game as either Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills or Devante Parker will now have the advantage on any given play. This will be a disgusting game that should be of little interest aside from fantasy football. Ride with the slightly less pathetic squad here.
Prediction: Broncos 21, Dolphins 27
SEAHAWKS (+5) over Eagles
When will the Eagles cool off? They have not lost since Week 2 against the Chiefs. Since then they have gone on to win nine straight. Carson Wentz is the current MVP of the league, go argue with your grandmother because I will not entertain many other arguments. Sure Brady is just as good but Wentz has been the straw that stirs the drink. He has already totaled 2,657 passing yards with 28 touchdowns to just five interceptions.
The reason I pick against that monster is the monster on the other side of the field. Right now the Seahawks are in the unfamiliar territory of the outside looking in at the playoffs. One loss could be the difference and after this they travel to Jacksonville to face that stacked Jags defense. In primetime with playoff ground to make up Russell Wilson and company will be up for the challenge. The Eagles can continue to soar but I believe the Seahawks put up quite the fight.
Prediction: Eagles 31, Seahawks 28
The Other Guys
JETS (+3.5) over Chiefs
FALCONS (-3) over Vikings
RAVENS (-3) over Lions
BEARS (-3.5) over 49ers
Buccaneers (+2.5) over PACKERS
Colts (+9) over JAGUARS
Texans (+6.5) over TITANS
Browns (+14) over CHARGERS
Panthers (+5) over SAINTS
CARDINALS (+7) over Rams
Steelers (-4.5) over BENGALS
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