Vinnie is delighted with the number of promising point spreads to exploit for the third week in a row. Here’s another mix of teams to pick at home and traveling teams to pick; teams to pick that are favored as well as underdog teams to pick.
won’t play this weekend a.) with his ribs hurt and b.) since Philly has its bye in Week 4. Otherwise, you would think Philly would be heavily favored. Even if
is the guy, though, there are enough playmakers on offense to give the Chiefs a hard time all afternoon. When you consider that Eagles defensive backs are well equipped to keep up with Kansas City’s only real offensive weapons (Dwayne Bowe and now
), this one seems a no-brainer.
Gimme the Eagles (for real, this time).
Washington Redskins @ Detroit Lions (+6.5): Detroit
Jason Campbell enough on passing plays to propel Detroit over the hump. From 0-and-19 to 0-and-20? Vinnie says no.
Gimme the Lions plus the points.
Atlanta Falcons @ New England Patriots (-4):
For all the discussion about New England’s aggressive offense very possibly outshining its 2007 counterpart this season,
& Co. have looked great for about one quarter of one game. Vinnie expects
to do quite well for themselves and steal one from the Patriots at home. But then again, all the Falcons need to do in this case is
not lose by more than a field goal.
Gimme the Falcons plus the points.
Miami Dolphins @ San Diego Chargers (-6.5):
So there are plenty of reasons to pick the Chargers here.
did to ‘em, right? Not so fast, Vinnie says. The Dolphins will again control the tempo of the game with
running the ball, but in this case the absence of nose tackle
will contribute heavily to Miami notching its first win.
Gimme the Dolphins plus the points.
New York Giants @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+7):
The G-Men are playing as well as any team in football right now, thanks to
seeing to it that things are a lot more balanced when his team has the ball. With
not limited by injury yet, there’ll be numerous points on the visitor’s side of the scoreboard. Vinnie is having a really hard time imagining
throwing 50 passes again with any success against the Giants defense.
Gimme the Giants minus the points.