Back on the road teams this week. I actually like five road teams and could have also taken the Pats -3 in Chicago or the Ratbirds -3 in Houston. I am a little paranoid about the Pats on the short work week and don't want to pick against the Bears again. I am also not sure how the Ravens will react after their brutal loss on Sunday night. All the teams I liked this week are road favorites except the Browns. And the Browns are my best bet. Oh, the humanity.
home team in bold
Best BetCleveland Browns (+1.0) over Buffalo Bills
The Rust Bowl. Browns continue to play hard for Eric Mangini and win more often than any normal human being would expect. Not that the Bills have given up under Chan Gailey. They just don't actually win as often as the Browns.
OthersTampa Bay Buccaneers (-2.5) over Washington Redskins
The Bucs have yet to beat a team with a winning record. They have won 7 times against teams with a losing record. The Redskins have a losing record. You do the math. The Albert Haynesworth debacle can't help.
Indianapolis Colts (-3.0) over Tennessee Titans
The Colts have lost 3 straight. Peyton Manning has thrown 11 interceptions including 4 returned for touchdowns. They are still better than the downward spiraling Titans. Even if Kerry Collins returns as expected. Time for Peyton to right the ship.
Last WeekAtlanta Falcons (-3.0) over Tampa Bay Buccaneers WIN
New Orleans Saints (-6.5) over Cincinnati Bengals LOSS
Chicago Bears (-4.0) over Detriot Lions PUSH
Year to date: 21-16-2 Best bets: 7-5-1