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NFL Preview for the Weekend

18-11 straight up predictions
20-9 against the spread

San Diego @ Buffalo 1:00 CBS
Buffalo -2.5 Over/Under 44
You already know my love for this Chargers team especially Mike McCoy. They are coming off an enormous win against Seattle. Their reward is to come across the country for a 100 game at 2-0 Buffalo. San Diego is better top to bottom. Mike McCoy is better than Doug Marone. And Phil Rivers is so far ahead of EJ Manuel were not even in the same atmosphere. BUT, San Diego starts the season late Monday night game, home to Seattle, travel 100 to Buffalo. And after last week with the Packers not covering teams are now 6-20 in the last 26 the week after playing Seattle. That stat holds true and the scrappy Buffalo Bills start 3-0.
My prediction
Buffalo 24 San Diego 21
Lean Buffalo -2.5

Dallas @ St. Louis 1:00 FOX
Dallas -1.5 Over/Under 45
A really impressive performance last week by Dallas in Tennessee. After seeing their first 2 games, I think the Cowboys are somewhere in the middle of those 2 performances. The Cowboys are a public team added on that is last week performance. I think this will be an overreaction. The Cowboys success came running the ball last week. The Rams strength is their front 7 especially the defensive line which will shut down the Dallas rush game. They will make Tony Romo beat them and he wont be able to do it. The Rams find a way behind blitzkrieg quarterback Austin Davis
My prediction
Rams 23 Cowboys 19
Lean Rams +1.5

Washington @ Philadelphia 1:00 FOX
Philadelphia -6.5 Over/Under 50
Chip Kelly did a nice job with his play calling on Monday night to hide the third string right tackle and back up left guard. It certainly helped that the Colts dline is not their strong suit. This Redskins defensive line is a different animal. They will have success getting pressure on Foles and containing the run. The loss of Mychal Kendricks is a big loss for the Eagles defense. The Birds are also coming off a Monday night emotional win. The Redskins should be able to have success moving the football. This game is going to come down to turnovers and I believe the Eagles will win that battle but would not be shocked if the Hearts came to Philly and won.
My prediction
Eagles 26 Redskins 23
Lean Washington Football Club +6.5

Houston @ NY Giants 1:00 CBS
Houston -2.5 Over/Under 42
This Houston Texan team is so overvalued right now. They had a special teams td and the Redskins turned the ball over twice in the red zone that allowed the Texans to win the opener. Last week they get the Raiders. So they are 2-0 and not a good 2-0. The Giants shot themselves in the foot last week. Eli played well, its to bad Victor Cruz dropped everything in sight. The Giants are a desperate team and are in a great spot against an overvalued Texan team.
My prediction
Giants 24 Texans 17
Lean Giants +2.5

Minnesota @ New Orleans 1:00 FOX
New Orleans -9.5 Over/Under 51
The Saints have given away two games and are now 0-2. They head home for the first home game of the year and get the Vikings. The Vikings are in the midst of the Adrian Peterson saga and have a garbage quarterback. The Saints will get their first win.
My prediction
Saints 34 Vikings 21
Lean Saints -9.5

Tennessee @ Cincinnati 1:00 CBS
Cincinnati -7 Over/Under 43.5
Cincinnati was very impressive last week in handling the Falcons. The Titans were horrendous hosting Dallas. The Bengals are dealing with AJ Green battling a toe injury. He did practice today and is expected to play. The Bengals are the better team and will get the win. However, the Titans will play much better and keep this one close.
My prediction
Bengals 27 Titans 23
Lean Titans +7

Baltimore @ Cleveland 1:00 CBS
Baltimore -1.5 Over/Under 41.5
The wagon has had 2 furious second half comebacks in the first 2 games. One resulted in a win last week over the Saints and week 1 they fell short against the Steelers. Theyll need to put a better first half together in order to win this game. I think that this is the type of defense that can make it difficult for Joe Flacco. John Harbaugh has a great record when having 10 or more days to prepare. This game falls into the category with the Ravens handling business last Thursday vs the Steelers. The third straight division game will catch up to the Ravens and the wagon will improve its win streak to 2!
My prediction
Browns 20 Ravens 19
Lean Browns +1.5

Green Bay @ Detroit 1:00 FOX
Detroit -2 Over/Under 52
The Packers avoided an 0-2 start with a comeback against the Jets last week. The Packers made a couple plays, but I dont believe in this defense. The Lions on the other hand went to Carolina and struggled against that defense. I think the Packers defense is just what the Lions need. I expect a shootout and Stafford will make a couple more plays.
My prediction
Lions 31 Packers 27
Lean Lions -2

Indianapolis @ Jacksonville 1:00 CBS
Indianapolis -7 Over/Under 45.5
This is a must win game for the Colts after falling 0-2 and a blown lead Monday Night. The Jags were blown out in Washington last week, absolutely embarrassed. This will be the first game the Jags faithful can enjoy the game from the comforts of the new pools in the stadium. The Jags are going to feed off the guys floating in their tubes and keep this close.
My prediction
Colts 24 Jaguars 20
Lean Jags +7

Oakland @ New England 1:00 CBS
New England -14 Over/Under 47
This is a joke of a game. I am not wasting my time. Ill give my vegas feel as thats all the matters
My prediction
Patriots 30 Raiders 7
Lean under 47

San Francisco @ Arizona 4:00 FOX
San Francisco -2.5 Over/Under 42.5
The 49ers blew one Sunday night in the opener of the new stadium. Kaepernick self destructed in the second half. The Cards come in to this game after going east and taking care of the Giants with the backup qb. Drew Stanton will be facing a different animal this week. Jim Harbaugh will not let his team lose two in a row.
My prediction
49ers 27 Cardinals 17
Lean 49ers -2.5

Denver @ Seattle 4:25 CBS
Seattle -5 Over/Under 48.5
A rematch of last year’s Super Bowl. Denver appeared to be looking ahead last week in a tight one vs the Chiefs. Seattle was beaten on the road at San Diego. Despite the Broncos being 2-0 and upgrading their defense in the off season, I dont think they are as good as they were last year. The Chiefs and Colts in the second half moved the ball at will. Pete Carroll is to good and will have his boys ready to play in a raucous environment. Peyton Manning will come up short in a big game yet again…but the sun also rises in the east and sets in the west.
My prediction
Seahawks 30 Broncos 17
Lean Seahawks -5

Kansas City @ Miami 4:25 CBS
Miami -4.5 Over/Under 42
The Dolphins head back home after getting beat up in Buffalo. They host a Chiefs team that is dealing with injuries and has a coach bringing back some of the trash he drafted in Philly. The Dolphins will get back on track with heavy pressure on Alex Smith and Tannehill slinging it around.
My prediction
Dolphins 24 Chiefs 13
Lean Dolphins -4.5

Pittsburgh @ Carolina 8:30 NBC
Carolina -3.5 Over/Under 41.5
Carolina has surprised many including myself with the 2-0 start. Many expected a step back this year but the defense has been fantastic. The Steelers enter the game on the heels of a beat down in Baltimore. I think the Steelers will play better and this seems like one of those games where Big Ben plays well. I dont think it will be enough but it should be a good one.
My prediction
Panthers 23 Steelers 21
Lean Steelers +3.5

Chicago @ NY Jets (Monday Night 8:30 ESPN)
NY Jets -2.5 Over/Under 45.5
Both teams should be 2-0 entering this game. Both have given away a game that they should have won. The Bears have had trouble against the run thus far and thats what the Jets will look to do. They should be able to generate pressure on Cutler who will take another beating. The Jets find a way to win this game with their physicality
My prediction
Jets 22 Bears 19
Lean Jets -2.5

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