The Vikings snuck out a ‘W’ last week while the Saints rolled over the Raiders. However, that trap game I talked about for the Skins after coming off back-to-back road divisional wins caught them. The Rams defeated
Stay away from road teams.
Stay away from divisional matchups.
Never take a divisional team on the road.
On to Week 7 …
Chargers @ Bills – Cross-country game for SD and Bills are 4-1. Avoid.
Vikings @ Bears – NFC North rivalry. Keep away.
Steelers @ Bengals – Violates rule #3, but Ryan Fitzpatrick should be an exception to the rule. Possibly an option.
Titans @ Chiefs – Another team on the road that could be an option, but KC burned the Bronco pick a few weeks back in Arrowhead so I’m a bit wary.
Cowboys @ Rams – This looked like the pick until Monday morning. Still an option, but with the Boys in turmoil, it’s no longer a sure-fire lock.
Ravens @ Dolphins – Anxious to see how the BALT defense responds, but not a survivor game.
49ers @ Giants – Giants should rebound on both sides of the ball Sunday and take care of the Niners traveling across the country for an early 1 p.m. start. You may have used them though with all of their favorable matchups to start the year. If you haven’t, they’re the #1 option this week.
Saints @ Panthers – No deal.
Lions @ Texans – Houston is a solid sleeper option since you won’t be considering them for most of the season. They’re a big favorite at home over the Lions who just got worse with the loss of Roy Williams. The Lions got worse. Wow, that doesn’t sound pretty.
Jets @ Raiders – I don’t trust the Jets.
Colts @ Packers – Good AFC-NFC game.
Browns @ Redskins – Who knows what to expect from the Browns? Let’s see them one more week.
Seahawks @ Buccaneers – Hasselbeck’s out and the Bucs are a worthy pick on SNF.
Broncos @ Patriots – Look elsewhere for the Monday nighter.
In summary, it looks like we have some options this week:
I would avoid the Titans as a gut feeling this weekend. That narrows it down to five options. Here’s how I rank them.
Most confident to least confident:
1. Giants – at home vs. a 2-4 West coast team with an early start time.
2. Texans – what’s not to like about a team home vs. the Lions?
3. Bucs – defense is playing at a high level and running game is clicking.
4. Cowboys – probably not the week to take them but should win at home.
5. Steelers – because they’re on the road, they get the fifth rank.
If you want to be gutsy and hold on to the better teams, pick
Good luck this week!