I would be doing a lot better this year if I didn’t offer out these asinine bonus picks that I’m 0-2 on.
The Kansas City and Green Bay games went exactly as expected last week. I missed on the Vikings game but that was bound to happen. I certainly wasn’t taking them after their first 2 weeks. They were gonna have to show me they could be competitive first, and they did that last week. The game against the Titans looked exactly like I thought the Colts game would look in week 2 when I made those predictions. Regardless, let’s move on.
This week there’s 2 games I love. (Keep in mind I’m 4-1 in games that don’t involve Vikings predictions) And no, I won’t be making a pick in the Thursday night monster matchup between the Jets and Broncos.
I love the Colts this week. They are 2.5 point favorites against the Bears and I believe the Colts will win by double digits. The Bears are somehow 3-0. They should be 0-3. They’re overrated on offense and defense. And now Nick Foles is their QB. That should be enough said. The Colts are extremely well coached, have one of the best offensive lines in football, and their defense has been playing way better than expected. Foles should give them plenty of opportunities to take advantage. I love the Colts -2.5.
The Ravens are a good team that basically got embarrassed Monday night. Their coach doesn’t like to be embarrassed and you can bet he’ll want to make up for it in a big way this week. They play the Washington Football Team and are favored by 12. Look for them to run up the score and win by at least 20. The QB situation in Washington is perfect for Baltimore. It could read real ugly on the scoreboard at the end of the day for Washington. Give me Baltimore -12.
Now, to my bread and butter. The Vikings. (Remember I’m 1-3 in Vikings game predictions this year) Unfortunately I don’t see them getting their first win this week. The Vikings haven’t had much success against mobile quarterbacks when their defense was in the top tier of the league, so I certainly don’t expect that to change with the unit they have now. Watson will give them all sorts of problems with his legs and arm. Randall Cobb will probably have a big game. He’s had fun giving Minnesota fits over the years. And even though Houston is 0-3, they’ve lost all of those games against better opponents. There’s no shame in losing to three of the four best teams in the AFC (Steelers, Ravens, and Chiefs) at the start of the season. Plus Houston is used to starting slow and grinding it’s way back into making the playoffs. I think they’ll react starting the season 0-3 better than Minnesota will. Minnesota is in uncharted territory. They haven’t started 0-3 since 2013. Only Kyle Rudolph and Harrison Smith remain from that team. The line out is Houston -4.5. I think the Texans will win by 10-14 points comfortably.
Once again Minnesota…I’d appreciate you proving me wrong.
Bonus Pick: Falcons-Packers over 56.5
***SEASON RECORD 5-4***