Top 5 Pick ‘Em
Season Record: 13-11-1
Kansas City -3.5 (vs. Pittsburgh) – “Maybe I don’t have it anymore” – Ben Roethlisberger. At the very least, he certainly did not have it last Sunday. Traveling to Kansas City seems to have come at the worst time for the Steelers. As for the Chiefs? This is their easiest matchup yet and they have covered every spread this season.
Green Bay -3.5 (@ Minnesota) – It turns out that there isn’t a huge difference between Sam Bradford and Matt Cassel. The Vikings are hosting the hot Packers this Sunday and may have to do it without top receiver Stefon Diggs who is banged up with a groin injury.
New York Jets +9.5 (vs. New England) – The league’s worst defense (by a wide margin) should never be close to giving double-digit points. Not only have the Jets won half of the games they’ve hosted against the Patriots in the last four years, but the Patriots only covered a 9.5 point spread in one game out of eight during the same time period.
New Orleans -4 (vs. Detroit) – The Lions have only covered three of their last ten spreads dating back to last season. Matthew Stafford has been running for his life all season behind an atrocious offensive line and he is beginning to pay the price.
Denver -11 (vs. New York Giants) – The Giants passing game was already in shambles. The receiving corp will be led by Roger Lewis and Tavarres King if Sterling Shepard ends up missing time. While Wayne Gallman and Orleans Darkwa produced against a Chargers defense that was begging them to run the ball, it will be a completely different story against the Broncos #1 ranked run defense.
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Atlanta (vs. Miami) – The Falcons are coming off a bye and have had an extra week to prepare for the reeling Dolphins.
Denver (vs. New York Giants) – See above. This is most likely the last opportunity to use the Broncos until week 14.
New England (@ New York Jets) – See above. A road division game means there are plenty of better options.