Looking into Jesse’s crystal ball
Denver Broncos (-2.5) at Indianapolis Colts
The Broncos are one of the worst teams in the league right now and I can’t trust them as road favorites across country.
Chicago Bears (+5.5) at Detroit Lions
The Bears don’t move the ball enough to keep up with the Lions who can score a ton of points.
Los Angeles Chargers (-1) at Kansas City Chiefs
This is a huge game for the Chiefs and even though they have struggled they are a well coach team with pretty good talent. Kareem Hunt was carrying the team early and hasn’t been able to find as much game on the ground the past couple of months, it looks like the Chiefs Offense has figured some things out and are playing better there. I like the home divisional dogs.
Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5) at New York Giants
The Eagles are so much better than the Giants even with Nick Foles. The problem is the Giants just can’t score any points. And, unfortunately, they are so beaten up on defense they aren’t excelling there, either.
Green Bay Packers (+3) at Carolina Panthers
A triumphant return for Aaron Rodgers? I’m not sure about that. The Panthers are clicking on all cylinders. They are running the ball well and their defense is suffocating. We’re also not sure whether or not Rodgers will have any rust. I think the Panthers are more talented and the right side here.
Cincinnati Bengals (+10.5) at Minnesota Vikings
The Bengals defense is good enough and I don’t trust the Vikings offense enough to Lay Double digits.
Miami Dolphins (off) at Buffalo Bills
There’s no line in this game yet, but I’m rooting for the Bills.
Houston Texans (+10.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars should win this game but I just don’t like to lay double digit points in divisional games, especially with an offense I can’t trust.
New York Jets (+15.5) at New Orleans Saints
Josh McCown as had the Jets playing at a level they haven’t been at a long time, but he’s out and the Jets offense might look real bad, still 15.5 point covers are always a high-risk proposition.
Arizona Cardinals (+4.5) at Washington
Washington is really beat up.
Pick: Cardinals cover the 4.5
Baltimore Ravens (-7) at Cleveland Browns
Lets’ go Browns.
Los Angeles Rams (+1.5) at Seattle Seahawks
I actually like the Rams straight up. I think they have enough defensive speed and pass rushing to give Seahawks major problems. They also have perhaps the best offense in the league. They have played well against the Seahawks even when they were poorly coached the past few seasons.
New England Patriots (-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers
The Patriots seem to have the Steelers’ number.
Tennessee Titans (+2) at San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy Garoppolo is the New York Giants MVP. He is helping the Giants more than anyone on the Giants is this year by continuing to pile up victories and launch the Giants into the No. 2 pick.
Dallas Cowboys (-3) at Oakland Raiders
The Raiders just can’t get out of their own way.
Pick: Cowboys -3
Atlanta Falcons (-6) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Have you seen the Buccaneers play pass defense Matt Ryan might throw for 500 yards?