GAMES THAT DON’T MATTER
Dallas Cowboys (PK) over Washington Redskins
Philadelphia Eagles (+3.5) over New York Giants
Detroit Lions (+1.5) over Chicago Bears
Atlanta Falcons (-4) over New Orleans Saints
St. Louis Rams (-3.5) over San Francisco 49ers
GAMES THAT MATTER
New York Jets (-3) over Buffalo Bills – The Jets clinch a playoff berth with a win in Buffalo. Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker might be too much for this Bills secondary. I like the Jets here, but have a really bad feeling about this. The Jets always find a way to break their fans hearts.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+11) over Carolina Panthers – Coming off their first loss, the Panthers can clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win. I like the Panthers to win, but 11 points seems too much. 27-19 Panthers.
New England Patriots (-10) over Miami Dolphins – Another scenario where a win can secure home field advantage throughout the postseason. The Dolphins season is over and they don’t care at all. They lost to Charlie Whitehurst! Patriots win big.
Cincinnati Bengals (-7.5) over Baltimore Ravens – We’re not sure if A.J McCarron will be the starter, but I’m assuming he will be. The Bengals can still get a first round bye with a win and a Broncos loss. Bengals defense is one of the best in the league and Ryan Mallet is going to struggle. 23-10 Bengals.
Houston Texans (-6) over Jacksonville Jaguars – The Texans clinch the division with a win against Jacksonville. If the Jags were home then I would take the points, but I think the Texans show the home crowd a great game. Props to Bill O’Brien for keeping his players motivated after a slow start to the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers (-10) over Cleveland Browns – With a loss last week, the Steelers don’t control their destiny to the playoffs. They have to win at Cleveland and need the Jets to lose to the Bills. Steelers are going to play mad after the loss against a Ravens team they should’ve killed. Steelers win by two touchdowns.
Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5) over Oakland Raiders – The Chiefs have won nine straight games after staring the season 1-5. They can somehow win the division with a win and a Broncos loss. They were +1400 to win the division at one point. I can see this being close at half, but Chiefs keep the hot streak alive. 29-22 Chiefs.
Indianapolis Colts (N/A) over Tennessee Titans – The Colts need so many things to go right on Sunday in order for them to make the playoffs. The Titans can lock up the number one pick with a loss. Can’t believe the Colts are about to miss the playoffs when people had them as a super bowl contender.
San Diego Chargers (+9.5) over Denver Broncos – Broncos clinch a first round bye with a win at home. They can also sneak into the number 1 seed with a win and a Patriots loss. I think there are too many points here. Philip Rivers would love to spoil this game and I think it’ll be close.
Arizona Cardinals (-7) over Seattle Seahawks – The Cardinals are one of the scariest teams in the NFL. Good luck to whoever has to play them in the first two rounds. Seattle has a chance to cover because if the Panthers are blowing out the Bucs then the Cards might rest their players. Would stay away from wagering on this game.
Green Bay Packers (-3) over Minnesota Vikings – Packers have won five straight against the Vikings. Aaron Rodgers is having a hard time getting it to his receivers this year and I think hell struggle against a good Vikings defense. I like the under more than I like the spread of the game. Packers 20-16.
Last week: 6-10
Overall ATS: 125-111-4
Teaser Pick of the Week Overall: 8-8
Teaser Pick of the Week (10 points): Steelers PK
Carolina Panthers PK