Football is in fill swing. Rumpole is in trouble with his FF league, wasting his first round pick on Giant RB Barkley, and needing good RBs and nary one is to be found. Survivor pool wise we are in full swing, with most players surviving a first week with not too many upsets.
We like some games this week very much, others are real hard to pick.
We are going to start with the team that is going to allow us to upgrade our wine orders at dinner this year- the Philadelphia Eagles- fly Eagle fly! They romped last week over the hapless Falcons, and we are salivating over their status as home-dogs this week. Take the Eagles, at home, getting 3.5 over the visiting 49ers. And with this win, we have our eyes on a nice bottle of Opus One 2016.
The Seahawks are giving 5.5 to the visiting Titans this week. Can Tennessee right the ship? Will their new WR Julio Jones (who we also made the mistake of drafting, ugh) catch some balls today? No and No. Take the Seahawks -5.5.
J..E..T...S Jets Jets Jets. Gang Green opens at home today with a new QB and an new outlook. The Evil Genius also has a new QB, same cheating outlook, and will probably win the game- they almost beat the Fins last week. Take the Jets +5.5 to keep it close. Another home dog.
These Dolphins are gamers. They have the best new coach in the business and the are learning how to win. Will they blow out teams? No, not even Atlanta or the Texans. But they will win. The big, bad, pre-season-crowned-division-winning-Buffalo-Bills roll into town, the patina of their invincibility wiped clean in the upset loss of the week to the veteran Steelers who rolled into Buffalo last week and said "nope, not yet" to the Bills. Another Home Dog- another pick by Rumpole. Take the Fins getting 3.5.
AVOID these games (to bet on; you can watch them) Ravens at KC. KC should win, but... Browns giving 12.5 to Texans- Browns should win, but they have not shown the ability to blow out teams; Cowboys at Chargers- we like what the Pokes showed us ten days ago and coming off a nice rest it is a tempting pick, but the Chargers are for real, so skip it; Saints at Panthers- is Jameis Winston for real? This game will tell us. Raiders at Steelers- are the Steelers for real? We think they win, we just do not like the 6.5 spread over the pesky Raiders. Its hard to say if the Raiders won last Monday night or did the Ravens lose? This game will tell us a lot.