Jake Gordon’s Prediction
Broncos v Falcons (o49.5)
Look at me being a clown and betting on a Falcons game after I swore it off two years ago. I guess that isn’t swearing it off, but this game should feature some points.
Buccaneers (-4) v Saints
I think Tampa Bay dominates New Orleans. Their defense is good, and Brees is showing his age. It should be a good game, but Bucs win by a TD.
Chiefs (-10.5) v Panthers
Panthers had a nice little run to start the year, but I think Kansas City breezes along in this one.
Jets (+7.5) v Patriots
This could wind up being the dumbest bet of the week, but what happens when a very stoppable force meets a very movable object? No shot I’m putting real money on this one.
Season Record (12-12)
Chase Irle’s Locks
Denver (+4) at Atlanta
Denver’s not a very good team, but they play good defense and cover a lot of spreads. The Falcons have looked like a much better team under Raheem Morris, but giving up four points against anyone is expecting a lot out of them. To me, this game is decided by a field goal. Take the points.
Steelers (-14) at Cowboys
The Cowboys are a broken team from top to bottom. I don’t expect them to do anything against the Steelers defense, and Big Ben should have no problem shredding Dallas’ defense. This will get ugly in a hurry. 14 points is a lot, but the Steelers win this by at least three touchdowns.
Jags (+7) vs. Texans
A battle of 1-6 powerhouses. I understand the Texans are overhyped, which is why they are 1-6 against the spread, but I don’t quite understand this number. Making a 1-6 team that hasn’t won a game on the road this year a seven-point favorite doesn’t seem right. So I’m taking the Jags.