I really wanted to stay away from road favorites this week after last week's debacle. Really. Seriously. I failed. I am back with three instead of two. I was actually tempted by four more road favorites including the Eagles (-3) at Jaguars, Bengals (-3) at Panthers, Chargers (-5.5) at Seahawks and Redskins (-3.5) at Rams.
home team in bold
Best BetGreen Bay Packers (-3) over Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler in prime time in a big divisional matchup seems like a disaster waiting to happen in this battle of unbeatens. If Mike Martz gets him to compete at a high level this week under pressure then I will begin to change my opinion of the Bears. I am (pretend) betting against it.....
OthersSan Fransisco 49ers (-2.5) over Kansas City Chiefs
So I have decided to give points with an 0-2 team coming off a Monday night loss on the road against a 2-0 team. Insanity. The simple reason. I think the 49ers are a better team. They desperately need the win. OK, their division sucks so desperate might be an overstatement. Anyway�. Alex Smith rebounded from a poor opener in Seattle to overcome a series of turnovers and lead the Niners on a game tying drive on Monday night. Then the defense let him down. But Matt Cassel is not Breesus. Not even close.
Indianapolis Colts (-5.5) over Denver Broncos
The Colts got back on track with a shellacking of the Giants. Even though the Broncos are a better team at home they do not appear to have the firepower to hang with Indy nor enough on defense to keep Peyton Manning in check.
Last WeekNew England Patriots (-2.5) over New York Jets LOSS
Kansas City Chiefs (+2) over Cleveland Browns WIN
Philadelphia Eagles (-6) over Detriot Lions LOSS
Year to date: 3-3 Best bets: 1-1