Jay's Plays NFL Picks: 2015 betting primer and Week 6 picks
Jay's Plays

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks: 2015 betting primer and Week 6 picks

A 4-2 showing on a particularly tough slate of games last week for Ernesto the Prediction Iguana puts him at 9-4 to start the season. Pretty good, but we're aiming to get better still.

While - of course - we correctly picked the Cheatriots, their defense refused to let in a oh-by-the-way touchdown at the end to hit on the over. The Browns win over the Ravens was the other annoyance.

Here are this week's winners...and when you pick up your winnings from your your man, tell him Ernesto sent you.


ROAD WARRIORS! (Home team in CAPS.)

Bengals (+6) at BILLS

Even if the Bengals don't win outright, they have enough firepower to cover.

Redskins (+11.5) at JETS

There are some weirdos playing quarterback this year, Kirk Cousins among them, but that's too many points to spot for a Jets team still struggling to find an identity.



The Vikings just don't blow anybody out, and Chiefs star running back, and the heart of their offense, Jamaal Charles is out.


The Steeler offense will sputter until quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gets back. Shame, because it would have been fun to watch a shootout with the high flying Cards coming in. The Steeler defense is stiffening, but they still can get burned deep by a quarterback like Carson Palmer, who can connect better than the Chargers' Philip Rivers.


Broncos (+1.5) at BROWNS

Here's another pick for a team on the road. And here we go again picking against the Browns after getting burned by them last week in almost exactly the same circumstances. It would seem a sexy choice to take upstart Cleveland, but the Browns are still wildly inconsistent.

BROWNS-Broncos OVER 36

36 is a small number. There should be five touchdowns between the two teams.

About the author

Jay Flemma

Jay Flemma

Starting with a blog and a dream, Jay Flemma launched his first sports-writing website in 2004. Some 13 years and 25 major golf championships later, Jay has won multiple national sports writing awards. Besides GNN, his work has appeared in numerous books as well as on-line at Cybergolf, PGA.com, GolfObserver, GolfChannel.com and many other sites and print magazines. When not trying to find a lost golf ball, Jay is an entertainment, copyright, Internet, sports and trademark lawyer in Manhattan. His clients have been nominated for Grammy and Emmy awards, won a Sundance Film Festival Best Director award, performed on stage and screen, and designed pop art for museums and collectors. Jay lives in Forest Hills, N.Y., and is fiercely loyal to his alma maters, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Trinity College in Connecticut.