The most confident picks came through last week with the Cowboys and Panthers. If you had the Cowboys, you had to be a little nervous in the second half in that game. However, you came away with the win. Survive and advance.
Stay away from road teams.
Stay away from divisional matchups.
Never take a divisional team on the road.
On to Week 6 …
Bears @ Falcons: Stay away.
Ravens @ Colts: Avoid the
Lions @ Vikings: Divisional game, yes, but the Lions are awful. And if Kitna is out, they will start an inexperienced QB. The Vikes should get something going after that Monday night win and take care of business at home.
Raiders @ Saints: The Saints need to rebound after that MNF fiasco and have a prime chance to do that against the Raiders. They’ll be in the Superdome and you have to like their chances against
Bengals @ Jets: I’d look elsewhere. The Bengals are 0-5, but have played the Giants and Cowboys to the wire.
Panthers @ Bucs: Should be a good one.
Rams @ Redskins: The Skins are on fi-ya. They are at home vs. the Rams, who are Linehan-less. Something about this game scares me since the Skins are coming off back-to-back hard-fought road divisional wins. It may be hard for them to get up for the Rams, who are coming off a bye. I’m not predicting a Ram win here, but it will be closer than you think.
Dolphins @ Texans: Give
Jaguars @ Broncos: Good AFC battle.
Cowboys @ Cardinals: Don’t do it.
Eagles @ 49ers: Philly on the west coast with possibly no Westbrook. Stay away.
Packers @ Seahawks: Avoid.
Patriots @ Chargers: See above.
Giants @ Browns: The Super Bowl champs look great, but don’t use them on the road on Monday night. There are other options to use this week.
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#2 confidence rating
: Redskins & Saints
The Vikings should thrash the Lions at home in a game they still need to have to get to .500. Even though it’s a divisional game, the Lions are pitiful and have problems all over starting at quarterback.
Good luck this week!