Week 2 Late: Always gonna be nails on the road to victory!

New England -1.0 @ JACKSONVILLE

This rematch of the AFC Championship Game is the game of the week. Last year, the Jags absolutely dominated the Pats for 3 quarters of that game. Unfortunately, they play 4 quarters in the NFL and the Jags couldn’t hold on. This Sunday will be different. Too bad it wasn’t hockey.

Brady is 12-9 in Florida. But just 2-3 in the first 6 weeks of the season when it’s still brutally hot and humid. Brady can’t handle the heat and he won’t be able to handle the Jags D.

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DENVER -6.0 vs. Oakland

There’s always gonna be nails on the road to victory!

There’s always gonna be nails on the road to victory!

Jon Gruden better give one hell of a motivational speech to get the Raiders pumped up for a road trip to Denver on short rest. We’ve all seen what he can get out of a tire with a spirited pep talk. Not sure the Raiders will respond to Gruden the same way a Bridgestone tire does.

Denver plays its second home game in a row to start the season. The Broncos will surely benefit from home field advantage as well as a resurgent defense. This is a lot of points in a heated division rivalry, but Denver should easily cover.   

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DALLAS -3.0 vs NY Giants

Both teams struggled on offense last week. The Giants managed to put up 15 points and decent numbers against arguably the best defense in the league and were an Eli Pick 6 away from a week 1 upset. The Cowboys managed to put up 8 points and looked abysmal on offense against a middle of the pack defense.

The Giants D bottled up Fournette last week and we anticipate they do the same to Elliott. OBJ loves prime time so we expect a big game from him Sunday night.

PICK: NY Giants
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LA RAMS -12.5 vs. Arizona

Arizona looked really, really bad in week 1 in a home loss to the Redskins. But that was the team’s first game with a new coaching staff, new defensive scheme and new quarterback. This line is way too high for week 2. If you made through week 1 in your survivor pool, be very wary of this game. When they look too easy, it’s best to stay away.

PICK: Arizona +12.5
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SAN FRANCISCO -6.0 vs. Detroit

Great storylines from the Lions week 1 loss to the Jets.

  • Players already turning on head coach and Belichick disciple Matt Patricia

  • Jets knew all of Matt Stafford’s play calls and it showed

  • Lost to the youngest QB to ever start an NFL game, even though they were spotted 7 points when he threw a terrible pick 6 with his first pass (Interesting note: the last two QBs to throw a pick 6 on their first NFL pass: Jameis Winston and Brett Favre)

  • Allowed 31 pts in the 3rd quarter alone

Taking all that into account, the 49ers at home seem like an easy play. Not so. Stafford has already changed the play calls. It’s unlucky that Stafford repeats his week 1 performance (4 INTs including a pick 6) and that the Lions special teams get burned again with a return TD.

This game will be closer than the line indicates. Prior to week 1, the line was San Francisco -3 and that will likely be the margin of victory. We’ll take the benefit of the overreaction and side with the Lions.

Matt Patricia needs to right the ship and quickly. Otherwise, he’ll need to shave his trademark beard and go into hiding. As you see from the transformation below, he would be unnoticeable.


PICK: Detroit +6
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Monday Night

CHICAGO -3.5 vs. Seattle

Poor Chicago. They played an unbelievable first half in Green Bay. The defense, reminiscent of Ditka’s ’85 Bears, dominated the game. Everything looked great for the Bears heading into halftime – no Aaron Rodgers, DeShone Kizer on the field, and a 17-0 lead.

Not sure what happened in the Packers locker room at halftime, but Rodgers returned to the game with the same intensity as Kurt Russell in the “Best of Times” (going 80’s this week)

Once the Bears settled for a FG to go up 23-17, everyone knew the Packers would win 24-23 and they did.

But it was a major step in the right direction for the Bears. Now back at home, and again in prime time, the Bears should take advantage of the Seahawks weak offensive line. Bears D might win and cover this game by themselves.  

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