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New England vs Philadelphia O/U 48
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS……. UNDER 48
Two stout defenses. Patriots allowing the fewest points per game since week 5 and 18.5 ppg and the Eagles are number one vs the run and give up 18.4 ppg. The Patriots have not scored in the first quarter of any Belichick Superbowls so far either. Both these teams may abandon the run game for deep strike attempts, but the success rate will be lower than most think. Big plays will punctuate this game but they will be between the twenties and scoring will be happen, just not many successful ones to keep the number under.
Jacksonville at NEW ENGLAND O/U 45
The Patriots have allowed the fewest points in The NFL since week 5. Jaguars defense is hungry and opportunistic. 2nd and sacks this year in the NFL with 55 however blitzing second fewest attempts in the NFL this year. Combine that with Tom Brady’s mysterious thumb injury needing stitches that adds up the Lesser scoring overall in this one. Take the under.
Atlanta -3 at PHILADELPHIA
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS…… Atlanta -3
Matt Ryan Abating in the last 5 playoff games in over 100. That is second longest steak next to Joe Montana. Nick Files was shout by the Giants in his last outing. Atlanta simply has more weapons on offense and the Big Exit quarterback. Defensively this will be a hard-fought low-scoring game. Eagles will have to look to next year as the 6 seed moves on.
Wild Card Week
Tennessee +8.5 at KANSAS CITY
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS…. KANSAS CITY -8.5
THE Chiefs have won 4 in a row and have held those opponents to under 350 yards per game while forcing 12 turnovers. Titans snuck into the postseason and are without DeMarco Murray. Look for the Chiefs to bottle up Derrick Henry and get force Mariota to beat them. Titans have been opportunistic with turnovers but don't have the horses to keep up with the Kansas City attack in noisy Arrowhead.
Kansas City 28
Washington-3 at NEW YORK GIANTS
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS….. Washington-3
With New GM Gettelmen cutting starting RT Bobby Hart and the Eli Apple saga broiling, and talk of Eli losing snaps, this Giants team is rudderless. Shutout last week and punchless, they will be without Landon Collins, Janoris Jenkins and Evan Engram as well. Kirk Cousins has 5 TDs and just 1 INT the last 2 weeks. Cousins audition for elsewhere gives Washington an easy win.
New York 14
Minnesota-9 at GREEN BAY
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS….. Minnesota-9
Packers have given up 23.8 points per game and have only held Chicago to under 20 points all year. Case Keenum and company will have a balanced attack and get to a double digit lead against a Bret Hundley led team with nothing to play for. Big ground game powers Vikings into playoffs in Lambeau.
Green Bay 13
Green Bay +3 at CAROLINA
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS….. CAROLINA -3
Aaron Rodgers comes back to save the Packers and it will be a tall order against the Panthers. Rodgers will undoubtedly have some rust. Carolina has 11 sacks in the last 3 games and the running game is on fire. Look for a big time of possession advantage for the home team in this one and limit the chances Rodgers has. Packers playoff hopes get dashed on the road.
Green Bay 16
New England -10.5 at MIAMI
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS….. MIAMI +10.5
Tom Brady has a 7-8 record in Miami and averages over 2 sacks and just about an INT per game. Jay Cutler missed the previous road loss and Kenyan Drake has new life to the running game. Brady hasn't practiced all week with an ailing Achilles which will make him an easier target for the quick Dolphin pass rush that knocked him around 3 weeks ago. No Gronk either. Patriots win but don’t cover.
New England 26
Indianapolis +9.5 at JACKSONVILLE
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS… JACKSONVILLE-9.5
Jacksonville has bounced back from they levis 3 losses the following week averaging 31 to 5.3 PPT. Look for them to do the same against the Colts as the Jags sack Jacoby Brissett 5 times in this one. Leonard Fournette will take over with a dominant performance that will only be matched by the Jaguars defense. Home team rolls.
Cleveland +7.5 at CINCINNATI
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS….. CINCINNATI -7.5
Deshone Kiser is a turnover machine on the worst scoring team in the NFL with 15 ppg. Cleveland’s front office moneyball metrics are a disaster and will be blown up at season's end. Meanwhile, look for Andy Dalton and AJ Green to have big days and keep their flickering playoff chances alive in this bleak Ohio battle.
Kansas City-10 at NEW YORK GIANTS
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS….. Kansas City-10
Andy Reid coming off bye is 17-1. The Giants are a grease fire. McaDoo gets the blade vote of “no” confidence from ownership and the lame duck season plods on. The Giants secondary will not be able to run with the skill position players of Kansas city, as big plays blow this game open in second half. Chiefs roll.
Kansas City 35
NY Giants 14
Pittsburgh-10 at INDIANAPOLIS
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS…….Pittsburgh -10
The Colts are a mess and just parted wssys with Vontae Davis awkwardly and have a ton of injuries defensively on a unit that is giving up the most passing yards per game in the NFL. In comes Big Ben and company of a bye. Look for theSteelers to top 30 for first time this year with Martavais Bryant getting into the sand zone. Pittsburgh has beat theColts by 24.3 points the last 3 years and that was withAndrew Luck.
Atlanta-2.5 at CAROLINA
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS ………Atlanta-2.5
Falcon have won the last 3 contests but this is a different Atlanta offense this year so far. Matt Ryan and company have struggled in the red zone burr can move the ball. Their defense has held the last 3 opponents to under 300 yards in the last 3 games. Carolina hasn't topped 300 yards in their last 2 games, and the running game is non existent. Panthers locker room is stunned after losing Kelvin Benjamin. That will adversely affect the immature Cam Newton in this one as the road team wins a low scoring game.
Atlanta -6 at NEW YORK JETS
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS……. NEW YORK JETS +6
Atlanta is not the same with Sarkesian at the offensive Helm to put it lightly. Jets are some bonehead plays and controversial calls away from an impressive season. Jets will shut them down against the run and reduce scoring chances. McCown rebounds behind strong running effort and special teams come up big for New York. Look for the struggling road team to go 0-4 vs the ACC at the Take the points.
NY Jets 23
Arizona +3.5 vs LA Rams
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS….Arizona +3.5
Arizona has been in London since Monday where the Rams stayed in North Florida after playing in Jacksonville last week. The aging Cardinal vets are playing well with Palmer second in NFL passing yards. However, the story will be the Arizona defense that crushed Goff and the Rams 44-7 last year. Arizona’ s run defense which only gives up 3.3 per carry will look to bottle up Todd Gurley and force Goff to beat them. Not an easy task with Shutdown corner Patrick Peterson suiting up after leaving with injury last week . Look for Goff to have his third bad game in a row in a low scoring game and take thefavorable 3.5 point spread for the Cardinals.
LA Rams 16
2017 WEEK 6
Miami +12 at ATLANTA
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS….ATLANTA -12
Miami has fans chanting for Matt Moore , Jarvis Landry calling it embarrassing, O line Coach Forster resingns after Coke video, Gase pointing the finger at players over subpar performance. Now they go on the road vs a rested and talented Falcon team that look to explode offensively. Quick hitting defense will keep Jay Cutler to a disappointing under 200 passing yards and a couple turnovers as the Dolphin floundering run game will not be able to get going at all. Blowout looming.
2017 WEEK 5
Buffalo +3 at CINCINNATI
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS…..Buffalo +3
Bill Lazor is doing a fine job with Andy Dalton and the passing game, but they are going up a defense that held Siemien to 57% completion rate and 2 INTs, Matt Ryan to 54% and 1 TDs and 2 INT. The Bengals also have trouble running the ball and and though Tyrod Taylor doesn't put up huge numbers, he is efficient with a 100.7 QB rating, while holding opposing QBs to an NFL 2nd best 64.1. Should be low scoring , take the points and the hotter team.
2017 WEEK 4
Carolina +9 at NEW ENGLAND
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS…….. NEW ENGLAND-9
Tom Brady has QB rating of 146, 8TDs and 0 INTs in the last 2 games. Cam Newton was benched ladt week after clearly not recovered from rotator cuff surgery. Panthers have mustered just 1 TD in the lkast two games. New England is worst in the NFL against the run, but Christian McCaffery and company have not done much on the ground this season. Patriots get Donta Hightower back as well. Carolina simply doesn't have the ability to match the offensive output of the Patriots who will pull away in the second half.
New England 30
2017 WEEK 3
Baltimore vs Jacksonville O/U 39.5
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS…..UNDER 39.5
Two struggling offenses that are being led by their solid defense s. Turnover machine Blake Bortles is seeing his role diminished as he had a career low 21 attempts last week. Both teams rely on the run as their passing games have been so terrible so far. Baltimore has offensive line issues however, so Calais Cambell may gave another multi sack game in this low scoring affair that London seems to always get to see.
2017 WEEK 2
New England -6 at NEW ORLEANS
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS…….New England -6
The Patriots have gone 42-6 after a loss since 2004. Belichick has had 10 days to try to right some of t he issues of last week's loss. Facing the Saints porous pass defense may be just what they need to have Tom Brady play like his usual self. The Saints play a lot better at home but are coming off a short week and still without Willie Sneed and are having trouble running the ball. Look for Gronk and Brandin Cooks to have a big day against his old team in a bounce back win for New England.
New England 28
New Orleans 20
2017 WEEK 1
Pittsburgh -9 at CLEVELAND
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICKS IS…….Pittsburgh-9
Deshone Kizer should be a junior at Notre Dame not going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Look for the Steelers to give him many different defensive looks and attack him from different positions and angles. This is a tall order for a Rookie’s first start and it will not go well. Martavis Bryant and Antonio Brown both find the end zone as the Steelers get up by two touchdowns at halftime.
SUPER BOWL LI
total FGs by both teams O/U 3.5(-115)......OVER, 2 good defenses, 2 good kickers, no wind
will either team score in first 5 minutes? (-115) yes, Falcons led NFL in opening drive TDs
Dion Lewis total rushing yards O/U 42.5 (-110) OVER, he will be big part of game plan.
T. Cole man first rec O/U 15.5 yards (-115) UNDER, likely early check down, Pats ready.
Luke Bryan National Anthem O/U in seconds 127.5 (-105) OVER, all take their time.
Green Bay at ATLANTA O/U 60.5
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS............OVER 60.5
Green Bay has scored 34.8 points per game and Atlanta has put up 36.7 in the last seven games. With weather not a factor on a fast track and two explosive offenses with QBs at the top of their games, the point should be plentiful. Even with injured wideouts on both teams, expect the high octane shootout we want in this one.
Seattle +4.5 at ATLANTA
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS .....ATLANTA -4.5 WINNER
Seattle has the best rushing defense allowing just 3.37 yards per carry, however Atlanta has 2 amazing backs and and a very balanced attack that was the highest scoring team in NFL. The Seahawks were not a good road team going 3-5 ATS and scoring just 15.9 points per game while allowing 19.5. Their inconsistencies will emerge in this game as head coach Dan Quinn is very familiar with them having been defensive coordinator there for years prior. Big day for Julio Jones as the Falcons get the second elusive win in Matt Ryan's career.
WILD CARD WEEK
Oakland +3.5 at HOUSTON -3.5
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS......HOUSTON-3.5 WINNER
No surprise here. First time in NFL history that a QB first start will be a playoff game. It will be a tough go for Connor Cook as he faces a capable Texans defense that only gave up 16.6 points per game at home and can bring pressure. Look for Clowney and company to harass Cook all day long and do sack him 4 times. The Raiders managed 30 rushing yards when they lost to Houston in week 11, and on the other side, Lamar Miller returns after missing 2 games. Brock Osweiler will do enough against the Raiders porous secondary to get the win.
Jacksonville +4.5 at INDIANAPOLIS
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.............INDIANAPOLIS -4 push
Nof more interim coach fire to fuel a fisty performance this week as Indy will play hard and try to keep winning for chuck Pagano. No Chris Ivory or TJ Yeldon will hurt Blake Bortles chances and make them one dimensional. Look for Bortles to add to his horrible turnover totals on the season as the season mercifully ends for both teams.
NNew York Jets +17 at NEW ENGLAND
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.........NEW ENGLAND-17
Big spread but it won't matter in this one. Jets have not scored more than 17 points in regulation in the last 5 games and Bruce Petty will struggle against the surging Patriots defense. Brady and company looking out lock up home field throughout and will not take foot off gas. Big win.
New England 35
New York Jets 13
Indianapolis +4.5 at MINNESOTA
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.... MINNESOTA -4.5
Sam Bradford is a little banged up, but will start and try to keep his methodical play and NFL best 71.2% completion percentage going against the Colts. Indy will be starting 3 rookies on the O line due to injury, which should be good news for the Viking front 7. When teams can bring pressure and run the ball well, the Colts struggle. We will see if Adrian Peterson's role in his first action since week 2 is enough. Minnesota is 2-2 in their last 4 with the 2 losses by a combined 5 points vs Dallas and Detroit, while only giving up 49 points int he last 3 games. Luck will be pressured all day and make some poor throws and resulting in as many turnovers as touchdowns.
Arizona -2 at MIAMI
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS . .........Arizona -2 loss
David Johnson leads the NFL in total yards from scrimmage and the Dolphins are last in the NFL surrendering 130 rushing yards per game. look for David Johnson to have a huge game especially with Kiko Alonso Miami's leading tackler out. Arizona is a much more talented, veteran team than the Dolphins whose playoff hopes are starting to vanish. Jumpon the small spread now.
Denver -3.5 at JACKSONVILLE O/U 40
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS . ......Denver and Under 40 2 WINNERS
Paxton Lynch will start for the Broncos against the reeling Jags who have not won at home since Dec 13, 2015. The losing streak will extend to a calendar year after this loss, which might just be the last for Gus Bradley. With no Chris Ivory, Allen Hurns, Julius Thomas, and TJ Yeldon hurting, the Jags dont have much of a chance. Denver's swarming defense will dominate the day in a very low scoring game with rookie RB Davontae Booker getting a ton of carries in this one. Take the Broncos to cover the FG spread and the total to stay under in this one.
Denver 21 20
Jacksonville 10 10 Final
Tennessee-6 at Chicago
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.........Tennessee-6.
Matt Barkley gets the start against a desperate Titans team that needs to win to keep slim hope alive. They will get versus a bad Bears team that will be without its starting QB, best WR Jeffrey, leading tackler Freeman and Guard Kyle Long. The wheels are about to come of in Chicago as Demarco Murray runs all over the floundering Bears.
Minnesota +2.5 at DETROIT
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.......DETROIT -2.5 WINNER
Matthew Stafford has eight touchdown passes and zero picks in his last for home games. he also has 10 touchdowns to only 2 interceptions in his last 3 Thanksgiving day games, all wins. Minnesota's League worst offense averaging only 217 yards a game will likely be without their best player in Stefon Diggs. they also have a slew of injuries on the defensive side of the ball with three conerbacks not practicing. Look for marvin jones and Golden Tate to have big days as the Lionsgo up by double digits and take division lead outright.
Minnesota 13 20
Detroit 26 23 Final
Chicago +7.5 at NEW YORK GIANTS
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS....NEW YORK GIANTS -7.5
The Bears are imploding as the infighting and finger pointing gets louder and louder. With Alshon Jeffrey serving a suspension, this team has very limited play makers and Cutler is turning into a turnover machine as he tries to make something happen offensively. Meanwhile Manning and Beckham have been putting up solid numbers during their 5 game win streak. Rashad Jennings return gives them balance as well. Look for the outstandng O line play for New York to continue as the Bears only sack Manning once ans Big Blue marches on toward the postseason.
San Francisco +13.5 at ARIZONA
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS......ARIZONA -13
Colin Kaepernick completed 9 of 19 for 67 yards, had 4 INTs 2 of which were pick 6s last time he played at Arizona. He will have to have an amazing game to counter his own defenses problems. San Fran has given up 33 points or more 6 times or more this year ans 4 in a row, and has also allowed 7 straight 100 yard rushers, an NFL record. Cardinals, on the other hand own the NFL's best defense giving up only 297 yards per game, and a very hot David Johnson and are coming off a bye at home. Lay the big number and expect a big win.
San Francisco 16
Jacksonville +7.5 at KANSAS CITY
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS ........KANSAS CITY -7.5 loss
Chiefs are 3-0 SU at home. Where they average 28 and allow just 17 ppg. The Jags average 17.7 on the road and surrender 30 ppg. Look for those trends to continue even with Nick Foles at QB. The running games will be the difference in this one, as Jacksonville will struggle to top 80 yards on the ground all game. The hot seat is under Gus Bradley grows warmer by the day.
Jacksonville 13 14
Kansas City 27 19 Final
Washington +3 vs Cincinnati (London)
Cincinnati has not player listed int he injury report, which is rare. They rebounded nicely against the hapless Browns as they look to get to -4-4 before their bye. Washington has a few key offensive weapons hobbled as Matt Jones is out and Jordan Reed coming off a concussion. Look for Jeremy Hill and Giovanni Bernard to put up big numbers on the ground against the 26th ranked rushing defense, who gives up 119.7 YPG. AJ Green will find the end zone as well as the Bengals claw their way back into he AFC North race.
New England -7 at PITTSBURGH
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.......New England -7 WINNER
With no Big Ben this matchup lost its luster. With Landry Jones the Steelers chances of keeping it a one score game are slim. Antonio Brown has not scored a TD int he 11 games without #7. Le'Veon Bell will definately get an increased workload and should perform against the banged up Patriots linebackers, but Pittsburgh has had trouble defensing Gronkowski and Brady is lifetime 6-2 with 22 TDs and only 3 INTs. The Steelers will look to get their revenge in the playoffs after dropping 2 in row without their leader.
New England 28 27
Pittsburgh 16 16 Final
Pittsburgh -7.5 at MIAMI
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.........Pittsburgh -7.5 loss
Big Ben leading NFL is TD passes with 15, 9 of which came in last 2 weeks, with off 2 impressive performances while sustaining injuries. Eli Rodgers is back if Sammie Coates cant perform, and Le'Veon Bell looks to exploit Miami rush defense the NFLs worst, giving up 158.3 ypg. Conversely, Ryan Tannehill has 4 turnovers in the last 2 weeks and has been sacked 11 times. Even without Cam Heyward, and Ryan Shazier, the Steelers D get 3 sacks and Tannehill continues to struggle along with his rookie Head Coach Gase.
Pittsburgh 35 15
Miami 10 30 Final
New England -10 at CLEVELAND
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS ........New England -10 WINNER
No surprise here. Tom Brady back, anxious to play well, Bill Belichick pissed after getting shutout by loudmouth Rex Ryan, against rookie QB Cody Kessler and the hapless Browns. Brady is 11-0 vs teams that are 0-2 or worse. This one will get ugly fast.
New England 35 33
Cleveland 13 13 Final
Denver -3 at TAMPA BAY
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.........Denver -3 WINNER
Denver is coming off an impressive win over Cincinnati last week, and Trevor Siemian looks more capable of being the starter every game. The Bucs broke out with an impressive offensive performance last week against the Rams, but still lost after giving up 37 to the inconsistent LA team. Mike Evans is leading the NFL in receptions and slot receiver Adam Humphries and TE Cameron Brate emerged last week. However, they will have their hands full with Denver' defense. Talib and Harris should contain the Bucs receivers quite well, while the front 7 gets to Winston at least 4 times. Look for turnovers to result as Tampa is only better than the Jets in turnover margin with -6. Denver rolls on.
Denver 27 27
Tampa Bay 17 7 Final
Chicago+7 at DALLAS
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.......DALLAS -7 WINNER
The Bears will be without several key players vs the Cowboys. Jay Cutler, Alshon Jeffery, Lamar Houston (IR), Danny Trevathan, and Ed Goldman are out for this contest. Hoyer gets his first action since his horrible outing vs the Chiefs in the playoffs last year. Those key injuries will not help the Bears position as the worst scoring percentage for offensive drives. Cowboys rout.
Chicago 13 17
Dallas 33 31 Final
San Francisco +13.5 at CAROLINA
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.......CAROLINA -13.5 WINNER
The 49ers won 28-0 in week 1, but that looks to have more to do with the new LA Rams being that bad instead of San Fran being that good. They travel cross country on a short week to the well rested Panthers having played last Thursday. Carolina will be looking to avenge their 10 point 4th quarter collapse last week and have won 13 straight at home by an average of 14 points per game. Look for dominant defensive performance and Cam Newton spreading the ball around early and then literally running away with the win the second half.
San Francisco 10 27
Carolina 30 46 Final
San Diego +6.5 at KANSAS CITY
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS.........KANSAS CITY -6.5 loss, (by .5)
The Chiefs have one of the best rushing offenses and the Chargers had one of the worst rushing defenses last year. Don't expect too much improvement from this Bosa-less bunch. San Diego only averaged just 240 yards of offense in both losses last year to KC and lack any weapons to stretch the field. Andy Reid is always great with extra time to prepare for an opponent as well. Chiefs win big in the loud, comfy confines of home.
San Diego 10 27
Kansas City 28 33 Final
Carolina -3 at DENVER
THE FOOTBALL WINNING PICK IS..........Carolina -3 loss
Cam might say this is not a revenge game, but he definitely wants the win. Going against an unproven Trevor Siemian helps who also does not have the help they did on defense this time around. Look for the Panther run game to move the chains and allow Cam to turn long drives into points. Expect a low scoring game that Carolina manages better than the home team as Denver adjusts to their new QB.
Denver 17 21
Carolina 24 20 Final