New England Patriots (-3) over Denver Broncos – I’m all in on Brady and the Patriots. Psycho Tom was back and better than ever last week. The most important stat of the game against the Chiefs was that Brady was not sacked AT ALL the entire game. I’m not saying that will happen again at Denver, but they will do a much better job from the previous time they played the Broncos. This game has a 3-point win written all over it, but here’s to hoping the Patriots can score late in the game to put it away and cover. Scared Stat: Ed Hochuli will be one of the referee’s at Denver. The Broncos are 7-0 since 2000 when he refs their games while the Patriots are 3-4. NOOOOO!!! 27-23 Patriots.
Carolina Panthers (-3) over Arizona Cardinals – The Panthers are 5-0 ATS at home in the last five games. The Cardinals are 1-6 ATS vs. teams with winning records and 1-4 SU on the road against Carolina. Cam Newton, who is likely the league’s MVP, will need to get rid of the ball early due to Arizona’s overload of blitzes. I think the Cards will have trouble with Cam using his legs and ultimately will be the reason why the Panthers win. I think everyone is rooting for a Cam vs. Tom Super Bowl. I know I am. 31-27 Panthers.
Last week: 1-2-1
Regular Season ATS: 132-120-4
Playoffs ATS: 3-4-1
Teaser Pick of the Week Overall: 9-9
Playoff Teaser Pick of the Week Overall: 2-0
Teaser Pick of the Week (7 Points): New England Patriots +4
Arizona Cardinals +10