Five weeks in, and things are starting to settle a bit, but a couple surprises with the 49ers dismantling the Bucs and the Steelers reasserting themselves make for new revelations. I’m not at 13-11-1 which is decent, but better considering a bad start. We continue our journey, though occasionally wondering why.
Buffalo Bills +3 at New York Giants: I like my Bills and three points on the road seems pretty fair. They’ve already had their let down game, and even though the Giants will be more focused, the Bills should be able to score a lot of points.
Atlanta Falcons -4 v. Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have played every game to within a touchdown and keep finding a way to cover. This line is lower for that reason, but the Falcons at home aren’t as bad as they have looked. I think they win a close one, but not too close that they won’t cover.
Philadelphia Eagles -1.5 at Washington Redskins: It seems that turnovers are what are killing the Eagles more than anything, and a couple bounces the other way and they would have more wins and would be giving more. The Redskins aren’t explosive and they have Rex Grossman, who loves to keep things close and give the ball away. Philly will win by more than one.
San Francisco 49ers +5.5 at Detroit Lions: I’m jumping on the bandwagon – the 49ers one, that is. Detroit is solid at home, but they have a short week and have been playing close games. This line is too high, it looks to be decided by a field goal. San Fran is just as tough and should cover.
Oakland Raiders -5.5 v. Cleveland Browns: The Browns just aren’t that good and aren’t that exciting. They threat to cover in the last few minutes of games, but I see the Raiders winning by exactly a touchdown at home. McCoy isn’t good enough to keep up the pace by the Raiders offense, and McFadden should run wild.