John Canton: It's week two of the NFL season. As always I'm joined by my friends Bret and Mike to go over every game this week.
Last night on Thursday Night Football, the Packers beat the Bears 23-10 in a game dominated by defense. It was not the high scoring game that I had predicted, but I did get the Packers right so that's a positive thing from it. I'm surprised that the Bears defense slowed them down so much. I'm sure the Packers will take it, though. Also somebody please let Jay Cutler know that if he wants to throw to the Rams players four times like he did to the Packers players I would love him for that.
Standings Straight Up After Week 1:
Mike and John got a win on Thursday. Bret took a loss.
All game times are Eastern.
Houston @ Jacksonville (1:00 PM)
Bret: Beautiful start of the season for a work-a-day team like the Texans. Another nice day of doing exactly what they want and getting ready for the heavy hitters later in the schedule. It's a lot like an SEC team starting out with Sam Houston St. College. Houston 31 - Jacksonville 17
Mike: I learned last week that apparently Jacksonville fans are a bit sensitive regarding any comments about local TV blackouts, so I apologize if I offended anyone. Instead this week I will bring up how impressive it is that the Jags actually managed to put together a game winning drive with 20 seconds left, only to inexplicably give up a 26 yard pass to Devin Aromashodu and ultimately give up field goals at the end of regulation and in OT to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Anyway, I wasn’t overly impressed by the Texans last week, but I’m still impressed enough to take them on the road against Jacksonville. I could see them just getting the cover against the -7 spread, and I’ll be curious to see how MJD looks this week after a surprisingly decent week 1 performance. Houston 34 Jacksonville 26
John: The Jags have more fight than people think. I don't think they're talented enough to get the win against a superior Houston team. I expect the Texans to have control the ball for a lot of game, they'll run Arian Foster a lot and that'll carry them to the win. I think the Texans win, but the Jags will keep it close. Texans 24-20
Kansas City @ Buffalo (1:00 PM)
Bret: Tough draw for these two teams. Like giving two convicts a pool cue and telling only one can leave the room. Whoever loses this is in trouble.
I still believe in the Buffalo pass rush, and I think CJ Spiller is on his way to a breakout year. On the other hand, I’m not sure the Buffalo offensive line is good enough to stop the Kansas City pass rush. And who has the worse secondary is really a coin flip….which is also what this game sort of is. I’ll take Fitzpatrick to rebound a little bit. Buffalo 24 - Kansas City 20
Mike: This matchup features two teams whose defenses weren’t quite as advertised in week 1, more for the Bills than the Chiefs. The Bills looked pretty terrible (save for CJ Spiller) last week, a loss at home to the Chiefs could spell really bad things for them the rest of the season. As for the Chiefs, Jamaal Charles is back, although aside from a 46-yard run was relatively unimpressive. I think we’ll be looking at a pretty high scoring game, and I’ll give Buffalo the slight edge since they are at home and Kansas City’s defense is looking depleted given their injuries. Buffalo 38 Kansas City 33
John: Both teams disappointed me in week one. I have both of them making the playoffs. It may be difficult now since one of them will be 0-2 after this game (ties are unlikely, my friends). The Bills got destroyed by the Jets while the Chiefs got hammered by the Falcons. While they do have some injuries on defense, I think they'll be able to run on the Bills. Controlling the clock will likely give them the win. I can see it going either way. This is the toughest game for me to pick this week. I'll go Chiefs for the upset. Chiefs 24 - 21
Minnesota @ Indianapolis (1:00 PM)
Bret: My only question regarding Minnesota’s rise to a 5-3 first half was whether Peterson could get back by week 4 or so. Welp, that’s answered.
Indianapolis is probably the easiest team to figure out this year. Talented players – just too few of them. They’ll have no answers for Jared Allen, and Luck will have another rough day. For Minnesota offensively, they seem to know who they are pretty well. AP, quick passes to Harvin, and keep Ponder from killing the team. It’s a winning formula! Minnesota 23 - Indianapolis 18
Mike: Two ugly games in a row for Minnesota. I’m sure Vikings fans everywhere were breathing a sigh of relief when Peterson looked a lot like himself last week, although it was probably quickly replaced with the fact that the team is still not very good. Although I expect Peterson to have a pretty big game running over Indy’s defense. However, I’m going with a bit of an upset here (Although not as much as I would have thought with Minnesota only a 1.5 point favorite) and taking the rookie Andrew Luck this week. Yes, his numbers against the Bears were subpar, but I believe Minnesota’s D to be less physical than what Chicago had to offer, nor do I expect Indy to have to play so much of the game from behind like they did last week, which should allow them to run a lot more (utilizing the surprisingly effective Donald Brown) and not put as much pressure on Luck to get everything done through the air. Indianapolis 20 Minnesota 17
John: I don't think there are that many differences between these teams, to be honest. Obviously the Vikings have a better running game with Adrian Peterson, but defensively they each have issues all over the place. They were two of three worst teams last year and I don't see either team making a leap into a playoff race this year. I'm going with the Colts on the arm of Andrew Luck. I think he's legit. As long as they can block Jared Allen, Luck should have a lot of opportunities to make plays with his arm and win his first game as a starting QB in the NFL. Colts 23-17
Arizona @ New England (1:00 PM)
Bret: Not really much to say here. Arizona simply doesn’t have the talent to compete in this game offensively, and as tough and fast as their defense can be – it’s not enough for New England. They’ll keep working out their new offensive identity, and New England’s rookies get used to be awesome for another week. New England 30 - Arizona 13
Mike: One of these teams has Tom Brady. The other has Kevin Kolb. That’s really all we need to say about this one. The only hope Arizona has is that their defense actually isn’t half bad. And even then, that’s only going to give them hope that they can cover the spread. New England 35 Arizona 10
John: This won't be close. Patriots are too good for the Cardinals, especially at home. Now that the Pats have an actual running game and some young players to rush the QB they're that much better. Take the Pats and the two TD spread too. Patriots 34-14
Tampa Bay @ N.Y. Giants (1:00 PM)
Bret: This game is exactly what the Giants need. Early game, at home, they get their stuff straight here. Tampa Bay is a nice 7 or 8 win team I think, with a lot of potential to stuff the run and put up some points, but I don’t think their tackles are enough to hold off the pass rush. New York takes control of this game early and rides out a win to right the ship. New York 31 - Tampa Bay 17
Mike: Tampa impressed me last week with their defense, although I was expecting a little more out of their offense. Doug Martin lived up to the hype, Vincent Jackson was a big part of the passing game, 85-year old Ronde Barber managed to come up with an interception, and team picked off Cam Newton twice and held him to 4 yards rushing. The Giants are…well, the Giants. Last week was one of those classic Eli games where he’s at home, has a ton of momentum (coming off winning the Super Bowl), playing a much maligned Dallas team with injury concerns on offense, and the team just shows up completely flat and they end up losing. Classic Eli.
Games like this, the week after the total and complete disappointment, are when Eli shows up and plays better. The Giants’ secondary is still somewhat of a mess, but that won’t hinder them as much playing against Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams as it did against Dez Bryant and Miles Austin. I see them getting the win here, although Tampa is definitely covering that 7 point spread. New York Giants 20 Tampa Bay 17
John: I like the Giants to win big. Last week they lost to the Cowboys. They've had over a week to think about it and prepare for this game. I think they'll start out on fire and it will be tough for the Bucs to get into the game. Giants 33-13
New Orleans @ Carolina (1:00 PM)
Bret: Another battle with a pool stick. Carolina has to have this win to stay as a 'Hey, those Panthers! Watch out!' team. New Orleans has to avoid the 80 million ESPN pieces about 'Trouble in the Big Easy.' Weirdly kind of a must win for both teams. I’m still buying into New Orleans as an elite talent team. They’ll expose a weak Carolina secondary, and I think the New Orleans defense is better than it showed last week. New Orleans 35 Carolina 24
Mike: Not sure if the New Orleans we saw last week is a prediction for the rest of the season, or if it was a Week 1 adjustment without Sean Payton kind of game. All I know is that Darren Sproles touched the ball 5 times, the Saints ran the ball 10 times total, Drew Brees completed less than 50% of his passes, and the defense gave up 459 yards on offense and didn’t force a turnover. Yikes. It might do them some good to get on the road and get away from all the discussion I’m sure is taking place in Louisiana this week. This could be an opportunity for Cam Newton to bounce back after RGIII went off for 320 yards and 2 TDs on 19/26 passing along with 9 rushes for 42 yards. I think the Saints bounce back a bit and get the win on the road. New Orleans 27 Carolina 20
John: Points. Lots of points! The over/under number is 51.5 and if you're a degenerate gambler like me you know that anything over 50 is a significant number. I think the number being that high is accurate because both teams were disappointing last week from an offensive standpoint and this week I expect them to show us what they're really like. Both Drew Brees and Cam Newton should have huge games. The Saints defense will have problems with Newton just like they did with Griffin last week. I think the Panthers know that too.
It will be a tight game the whole way, but in the end I'm going with Newton to make the big plays down the stretch for the Panthers win. If Steve Smith was healthier I'd like the Panthers pick even more, but apparently he'll be able to play through his injury. Newton needs more weapons, but he'll find a way to get it done here. The great ones always do. Panthers 35-31
Oakland @ Miami (1:00 PM)
Bret: Oakland isn’t as bad as they looked last week. Palmer was efficient and the defense played fine when they weren’t put into bad positions – losing a long snapper is just one of those things. Miami on the other hand IS as bad as they played last week. If Oakland loses this one, they’re in for a long season. Oakland 16 - Miami 10
Mike: You know, I’d love to point out the fact that Oakland (West Coast) in Miami (East Coast) for a 1:00 local start after playing the late game on MNF. I would love to point out that this matters, and that you should look for Miami to get the upset. Unfortunately, Ryan Tannehill is still Miami’s quarterback, and their leading two receivers last week were Brian Hartline and Davone Bess. So, I’m sorry, but none of that matters. Oakland 28 Miami 13
John: Going Dolphins. One of those "flip a coin" type of games where I'm so down on both teams, so I decided to go to the one that's having their home opener. I've got Reggie Bush on a few fantasy teams and he's basically the only weapon on Miami so maybe he'll get them some scores. I doubt I'll watch much of this one. Dolphins 17-14
Cleveland @ Cincinnati (1:00 PM)
Bret: It seems that our friend Brandon Weeden is, well, about what everyone outside of Cleveland thought he was – bad. No Haden to cover Green, a depleted D-line that won’t be able to pressure Dalton into mistakes. Cincinnati goes up big early here, and keeps piling on with the turnovers sure to come their way. Big day for Cincy guys in fantasy. Cincinnati 41 - Cleveland 10
Mike: Ugh, there are so many terrible quarterbacks in this league. Brandon Weeden, 12/35, 118 yards, 0 TDs, 4 INTs. His QB rating was 5. FIVE. Wow. As long as Andy Dalton is still alive after getting pummeled by the Ravens defense last week, they got this. And even if Dalton isn’t alive, I still think I’d pick them. FIVE. Cincinnati 21 Cleveland 6
John: Perfect bounce back win for a good Bengals team that got thumped (fun word to say) by the Ravens on Monday. I think the Browns might be the worst team in football. They are certainly the most boring team to watch. With top CB Joe Haden suspended, look for Andy Dalton to find AJ Green plenty of times as the Bengals win comfortably. Bengals 28-10
Baltimore @ Philadelphia (1:00 PM)
Bret: The most interesting game of the weekend in my book. Philadelphia should be a lot better than they were last week – Vick turnovers killed their offensive momentum. He’ll need to do better – and against Baltimore at that – to win this week. That’s a tall task, but Vick is so inconsistent it’s hard to predict whether he’ll do it or not.
I definitely think Baltimore offense will come back to earth though. The Philadelphia defense has the strength in the D-line and the man to man ability on the corners to slow down that explosive offense. I’ll take Philadelphia in a close one. Philadelphia 21 Baltimore 17
Mike: I admit to being a little confused about this line. Baltimore looked like possibly the best team in the AFC. Philadelphia was atrocious, and was very close to losing to a team that had their QB put up a rating of FIVE. And yet Philadelphia is favored by 2.5 (Opened at 3). Sure, maybe Philly isn’t that bad, and sure maybe Baltimore isn’t that good, but even still, how am I supposed to look at these two teams and think they’re about equal?
Vick threw some really bad interceptions last week, and looked to be more of a liability than an asset. I know their defense forced five turnovers, but Weeden deserves at least some of the credit on that one. Baltimore was certainly a better team than Cincinnati going into last week’s game, but man, they destroyed them in that second half. And Flacco looked fantastic. I just don’t see it. Baltimore 31 Philly 17
John: I'm down on the Eagles. That was even before I saw that their WRs Desean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were both banged up this week. I think they will have trouble moving the ball down the field against a Ravens defense that looked very sharp on Monday.
On the other side of the ball, Joe Flacco looks improved and more confident, which likely means they'll have a lot of success putting points on the board. Add in some Ray Rice to the mix. I like the Ravens to win due to their physicality and depth on the offensive side. Ravens 26-21
Dallas @ Seattle (4:05 PM)
Bret: Here’s a game where you have to look past week 1 results. Seattle manages to go 7-1 at home last year, despite having a worse team than they have this year. Dallas still has serious question marks on the front line. I did like Dallas’ play on defense against the Giants though, and I think they stifle Wilson this week as well. This is a really tight, defensive, game, but I like Seattle to take it at home. Seattle 13 – Dallas 10
Mike: Remember that time Seattle signed Matt Flynn to a $26M contract to be their starting quarterback, and then Seattle drafted Russell Wilson in the 3rd round of the draft, and then he played really well in the preseason (Even though everyone always talks about how useless the preseason is), and then Pete Carroll made Wilson the starter over Flynn, and then Wilson went 18/34 for 153 yards 1 TD and 1 INT in his first game? That was fun.
Like I said last week, Wilson could be a good NFL QB. But for now he’s a guy that should be developing, on the bench. Dallas, on the other hand looked very good on both sides of the ball, and if their secondary can continue to play well, that’s a really good looking team. Dallas 21 Seattle 13
John: I think as the season rolls on the Cowboys defense will be recognized as one of the top groups in the league. Their additions at cornerback with top free agent Brandon Carr and first round pick Morris Claiborne did such a good job against the Giants that it made everybody else better. If you can single cover on the outside then you can blitz more and put your players in space to create turnovers. I think the Cowboys will make things very difficult for Seahawks rookie QB Russell Wilson. As long as the Cowboys limit the turnovers I think Romo, Murray and Bryant will make enough plays to win. Cowboys 23-19
Washington @ St. Louis (4:05 PM)
Bret: Really nice draw for Washington here off the tough week 1 test. I think these are fairly evenly matched teams. Some talent for both teams on both sides of the ball, but some big holes as well. I think I like Washington’s big play potential enough to win this game on a couple of big plays though. Washington 24 - St. Louis 17
Mike: I’m sure John is thrilled for this game. He gets to watch the potential centerpiece for his keeper fantasy team going forward beat up on his beloved Rams, and on top of that he gets to tell himself over and over again that the Rams could have drafted Griffin instead of Washington, but didn’t so that they could live with Sam Bradford. Good times.
St. Louis is going to have to force more turnovers like they did last week to have a chance in this game. The problem is I’m not sure Griffin is a guy that’s going to turn it over a whole lot. And where’s the offense going to come from? I think the Rams are better than what they’ve been, but they’re not good enough to beat the Redskins. Washington 24 St. Louis 16
John: Oh my beloved St. Louis Rams, a win here would be nice. I think the Rams outplayed the Lions in a lot of ways last week, but the problem as usual is the lack of offensive firepower. Defensively the Rams can rush the passer and cover well, but they are susceptible to a running game. The Skins have a QB in Robert Griffin III who can run and they also have RB Alfred Morris, who had a nice opening game against the Saints.
However, I think Sam Bradford has a lot to prove because a lot of people (myself included at times) think that maybe the Rams should have drafted Griffin at #2 while trading away Bradford. I believe in Sam, though. I think he'll make enough big plays to win. It wouldn't hurt if the run game got going a little bit too. This should be a fun game between two young teams on the rise. At least I hope so. Rams 27-24
N.Y. Jets @ Pittsburgh (4:25 PM)
Bret: I’m still not a believer in the Jets. I liked a lot of what I saw out of Pittsburgh on the other hand. Was just a tough week 1 draw for them. The Pittsburgh offense will be able to do enough to score 21 on a heavy dose of Heath Miller and Jonathan Dwyer. The Jets offense on the other hand will not be able to say the same. Pittsburgh 21 - New York 10
Mike: Apparently the Jets throw touchdowns now? I guess Sanchez knows what to do to get everyone to shut up about Mr. Tebow. I know everything is nice and rosy in Jets camp, but I’d be concerned about a couple of things. First is the Jets rushed 36 times at a pace of 3.3 yards per carry, including a 3.5 ypc number from Shonn Greene. I know much of Greene’s running came after the game was out of hand, but really looking at his rushes in the first half it wasn’t too impressive. Second is CJ Spiller absolutely crushing the Jets for 169 yards on 14 carries. I know this is a team that used to pride itself on its run defense, but a performance like that is certainly concerning.
Fortunately for the Jets, they’re playing a team that features Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman at running back. Pittsburgh has its own issues, namely their offensive line is still pretty terrible (what else is new) and their pass defense didn’t look particularly sharp last week. That being said, I would expect a much less robust performance from the Jets’ offense this week, and I think Pittsburgh pulls out a close win. Pittsburgh 21 New York 20
John: I think the Steelers are the better team. I don't think either defense is as good as some people think, so that could mean a lot of points. I know the Jets had an impressive win last week, but I'm not sold on them yet. They need to prove themselves more. I think the Steelers will open up a lead early because Ben Roethlisberger will find a way to make plays, hit the open man and guide them to the victory. Also I wouldn't be shocked if the Steelers defense forced a few turnovers early. That will certainly help their cause. Steelers 31-20
Tennessee @ San Diego (4:25 PM)
Bret: Nothing San Diego did interested me on Monday night. I thought their offensive line looked bad; they don’t have a running game to speak of; and their receivers are very average. Defensively, they lack playmakers anywhere on the field. They’ve become an average team in every way. Tennessee is very much the same. The only difference being they have a few potential playmakers on offense, and probably a better all around defense. I’m going with the upset pick here. Tennessee 21 - San Diego 14
Mike: I thought San Diego played pretty well last week considering their run game is a complete mess. Supposedly Ryan Mathews is playing this week, although I’m not sure how much that will help, as I think their rushing issues might be more systemic and not solved by Mathews’ return. But hey, good news, Tennessee can’t run the ball either, and they actually had their starter playing last week! The Titans were pretty poor on offense, and their defensive performance against an admittedly tough matchup in the Patriots was pedestrian. I expect San Diego to do better on third down conversions this week and turn some of last week’s field goals into touchdowns. San Diego 31 Tennessee 17
John: It's pretty simple for the Titans. They need Chris Johnson to play at the level he used to play at when he was one of the best RBs in the game. When he has those big games they're a tough team to beat. But who knows anymore? Last week he was terrible in rushing for only four yards, but they were down 21-3 early so it makes sense that they abandoned the run. I think Johnson will have a better game. Will it be enough for them to win? Not sure. I think Phil Rivers will lead his team to victory in their home opener. The spread is 6 points for the Chargers. I think the Chargers will win, but the Titans will keep it close. Chargers 23-20
Detroit @ San Francisco (8:20 PM)
Bret: This’ll be a fun one – but probably not in the way most people think. I think San Francisco’s defense will rough up the Detroit receivers and keep them from getting any space to catch the ball. Detroit won’t be able to run at all, and Stafford is going to be harassed all day – I’d say he’s a pretty good bet to not finish the game.
Defensively for Detroit, I just didn’t see anything from their secondary to change my mind about their talent level. I think San Francisco comes out throwing – and does a better job of it than Detroit does. In the 2nd half they play ball control and ride out another tough victory. San Francisco 31 - Detroit 14
Mike: San Francisco last week was impressive to say the least last week. Their defense is just dominant at every level. Their line creates all kinds of pressure, their LBs are quick and agile and effective in coverage, their secondary was like a blanket on Green Bay’s receivers, but also quick to find the holes in the running game and prevent anything there. And offensively they continue to play the smart game, no turnovers, efficient pass plays, dominant run game. It’s still just week 1, but for me they put the stamp on being the best team in the NFL so far. Detroit doesn’t have a prayer. San Francisco 24 Detroit 7
John: I think the Niners are significantly better especially at home. The Lions have issues in terms of running the ball and protecting their QB when they try to pass. The Niners have the best defense in the league as they proved last week against the Packers. Lions are a good team, but this has blowout potential especially in prime time on Sunday night. Niners 26-10
Denver @ Atlanta (8:30 PM MON)
Bret: Toughest game of the week to pick for me. I of course watched the Denver game with the most interest, and I came away impressed, but with concerns about running backs picking up protection for Manning and the linebacking corps. And losing Ty Warren – while not a surprise – is a huge blow for a defensive line that had already lost too many men. They’re going to need an unknown like Mitch Unrein to step up and clog some gaps. Otherwise they’ll get run all over.
Atlanta impressed in a tough environment in Kansas City, and I think they’re legitimately potent on offense – I’d take their offense over Detroit’s at this point. Defensively though, the loss of Brent Grimes is huge. Especially in this game. Manning will pick that weakness apart.
If you like offense, I think this is the game for you. I’ll take Atlanta’s faster receiving group on the turf at home over the chessmaster and his pawns. Atlanta 45 – Denver 38
Mike: I know Monday Night Football is often burdened with a poor schedule, but I’m really excited for this matchup. How will Denver’s defense play against a much more potent offense in Atlanta? What is Atlanta going to do now with the loss of Brent Grimes for the year? I feel like this is a bit of a Julio Jones vs. Demaryius Thomas matchup, one (Jones) projected to have a breakout season, the other (Thomas) maybe flying a little under the radar due to a poor history of QBs, but still very talented with a huge upside similar to Jones. I know Peyton is taking a lot of the attention this year, understandably so, but for me, the wide receivers are the most interesting part of this matchup. And while I really like Atlanta’s offense, and Matt Ryan has great weapons with Jones, Roddy White, and Tony Gonzalez, I think Peyton is going to absolutely thrash Atlanta’s defense, and I don’t think Atlanta will be able to keep up. Denver 41 Atlanta 31
John: When I look at this game I wonder how are the Broncos going to stop the Falcons? I don't see it happening. I think the Falcons will end the year as one of the top three offenses in the NFL. They are loaded with Matt Ryan throwing the ball to Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas, Tony Gonzalez and a speedy 3rd down RB in Jacquizz Rodgers. Add in Michael Turner to run the ball to seal the win late and it's a dangerous team. I think Peyton Manning will have a good game too, but the Broncos will have a tough time in a very loud dome. They're still getting used to eachother. The Falcons are going to be tough to stop. I like them comfortably in this one. Falcons 33-21
The Degenerates Dungeon
This is where we give you our five best bets of the week. Some would call us degenerate gamblers. Note that lines moves from the time we write this (Friday AM) to the time the games kickoff. We keep track of the odds and we'll use that to write down our records too.
Records after week 1:
Bret 1-4 (I hope you didn't bet much!)
My gamblin' picks.
Philadelphia SU (-142)
Oakland SU (-135)
Both of these games have -1 lines with juice above the normal -110. At that point you're much better off taking the extra point and giving up the 10 points in juice.
Atlanta/Denver over 51
51 gets covered pretty easy in this game. Bombs away!
Cincinnati team points OVER 22 1/2
Hell I predicted Cincinnati to beat the total over! But I'd rather not bet any money on the Browns offense doing anything - ever.
New England -13.5 (-110)
I wouldn't go over 14, but if you can find that key 13.5, I think that's a safe favorite bet.
3-2 last week, serves me right for the Buffalo pick which I didn’t feel great about.
Arizona @ New England -13.5 – Sorry, I don’t care that the spread is double digits, I’m not taking Kevin Kolb in New England against the Patriots. Just not happening.
Detroit @ San Francisco Under 46.5 – I think San Fran wins handily, and I think Detroit struggles to score points. I’m not expecting this score to break 40.
Washington -3.5 @ St. Louis – I’m all in on the RGIII train!
Baltimore +1 @ Philadelphia – I see the official betting line is lower than what Yahoo is showing, but still, I love Baltimore winning this game regardless.
Kansas City @ Buffalo Over 44.5 – Most of the overs I like are already at or around 51 except this one. It’s certainly possible that both offenses crap the bed (This is Matt Cassel and Ryan Fitzpatrick we’re talking about here), but I think a shootout is more likely.
I'm only going with point spread and over/under for this section.
@49ers -7 over Lions - I think the Lions will be physically overmatched and the Niners will have a dominant win at home.
@Patriots -13.5 over Cardinals - That's it? Betting heavy on this one.
Jaguars +7 over Texans - Doesn't mean I think they will win. I just think it will be under a TD.
Steelers/Jets over 41.5 - I think their offenses are better than most people think.
@Falcons -3 over Broncos - A great home team in a season in opener in prime time? I like that a lot.
That's all from us. Follow us on Twitter:
You can also email John Canton at email@example.com with any questions or comments.