That’s how I feel but that’s what happens when Ohio State fumbles 3 times, BC gives up a 75 yard hail mary/misses a 29 yard field goal, and Cuse loses their starting QB early. Terrible terrible terrible night. But today’s a new day and it’s NFL Sunday. LFG!
Steelers (-5) - The Jaguars started the season 3-1 and a lot of people thought that they would be a juggernaut in the AFC this season. That train has completely come off of the tracks and the Jags have now lost 5 games in a row and 6 of their last 7. YIKES! I don’t hear any of those Duval chants anymore. On the flip side, the Steelers started the season 1-2-1 before reeling off 5 wins in a row. The most recent was last week’s Thursday Night game where they blew the Panthers out 52-21. During the Jags losing streak, this “top” defense has allowed 29, 30, and 40 points. I think this balanced Steelers offense will be able to score 30+ points today. Oh yeah, and the Jags won’t be able to keep up because they have only scored 30 points twice this season. Steelers continue rolling today and they cover the -5 for us.
Texans (-3) - Here’s another team who had a slow start to the season starting 0-3 but they have now won 6 games in a row. They beat the Colts who beat the Redskins 21-9 earlier this season. This Texans team can do it on offense or defense, during their winning streak they have won low scoring games and high scoring games. The Skins won 16-3 against the Bucs last week but let’s be honest - that was an ugly game for them but not as ugly as the week before when they lost 38-14 against the Falcons. There are pretenders and there are contenders. Skins are pretenders and Texans are contenders. Go Texans!
Vikings (+105) - No need to take the points in this one, the Vikings are going to win this game on the road against the Bears. The Vikings have won 4 out of their last 5 and their 1 loss came against the best team in the league, the New Orleans Saints. Both of these teams have beat bad teams this season but I’m more impressed with what the Vikings have done and I think they match up well against this Bears team. The Vikings played the Saints and the Rams tough this season and that shows me that they can hang with the best teams in the league. The Bears haven’t played any good teams other than the Patriots and let’s be clear - the Pats aren’t looking THAT good this year. This is a huge game for the NFC North Division and I think the Vikes are more prepared for this primetime showdown.
Play in groups of 2, listed in order of confidence.
Saints ML / Chargers ML / Steelers ML (+139)