This is the last week of byes with only the Giants and Texans not playing. The dregs of the league are all back on the field. My experiences with the Packers last week in Tampa and the Niners against the Titans has not changed my outlook. I am picking all favorites against three teams with a total of four wins.
home team in bold
Best BetDenver Broncos (-3.5) over Washington Redskins
Back to the well. The Redskins have been good to me. I thought the Broncos would take a step back after the bye. Playing the desperate Ravens in Baltimore and road warrior Steelers at home is no easy task. The Redskins of course are a whole different ballgame. I think this line is an over reaction to the Broncos performance the last two weeks against superior competition. Now I just need to pray Kyle Orton hasn't gone in the tank.
OthersMiami Dolphins (-10) over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Back to the well again. Last week the Buccaneers stung me. Not only that I was also beaten by the Titans playing on the road after winning their first game at home. The exact situation in which the Buccaneers currently find themselves. I spit at the concept of learning from the past.
Baltimore Ravens (-10.5) over Cleveland Browns
This is tough. The Falcons giving up only 1.5 in Carolina tempted me as did the Saints laying 13.5 in St. Louis. In the end I figure you can't go wrong betting against Eric Mangini and Brady Quinn. No doubt the Ravens defense is in decline. Shouldn't matter against the Browns.
Last weekSan Fransisco 49ers (-4) over Tennessee Titans LOSS
Atlanta Falcons (-10) over Washington Redskins WIN
Green Bay Packers (-10) over Tampa Bay Buccaneers LOSS
Record to date: 16-11 Best bets: 5-4