Big post bye favorites have not been kind to me. Big favorites in general have not been kind to me. I wanted to change my tact. I did take all favorites, all single digit, a pair of road teams and a home team. Only one pick coming off a bye. We'll see what happens.
home team in bold
Best BetKansas City Chiefs (-4.0) over Miami Dolphins
Could the streaking Chiefs have a letdown after last week's big divisional victory? I guess. The Dolphins have continued to play hard for dead-man-walking Tony Sparano, especially on the road. This line just seems very low given the current trajectory of the teams involved.
OthersSan Francisco 49ers (-3.5) over Washington Redskins
Travelling east for the early game is never easy. Playing against QB John Beck makes it easier. I went to the well last week against Beck and company and was rewarded with the first shutout of Mike Shanahan's head coaching career. I will go to the well again.
Atlanta Falcons (-7.0) over Indianapolis Colts
The Rams got their first win last week in a similar scenario with AJ Feeley at QB. And the Saints weren't even coming off a bye. I took the Saints -14. But the line here is only a single TD and I don't want to become paralyzed by my recent failure. So let's roll the dice.
Last WeekNew York Giants (-10.0) over Miami Dolphins LOSS
Buffalo Bills (-6.0) over Washington Redskins (in Toronto) WIN
New Orleans Saints (-14.0) over St. Louis Rams LOSS
Year to Date: 11-11-2 Best Bets: 2-5-1