Ernesto the Prediction Iguana continued his late season rally this weekend with a solid 5-1 showing, bringing the season totals to a solid 51-19-2 record. He hit with the Packers, Jets, Cardinals and Giants last week, as well an over/under call. The lone blemish was Brock Osweiler's first loss as QB for Denver against the Raiders.
This week we continue riding the hot hands, so get ready to CRUSH YOUR MAN...and then tell him he's losing to a reptile.
- All of these picks are make using 6-point teasers
- Home team is in caps
- Lines are pulled from VegasInsiders.com
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Chiefs (-1) at RAVENS
The Chiefs have won seven straight after being left for dead in Week 6, and they're doing it without all-galaxy running back Jamaal Charles. The Ravens were punchless before Joe Flacco went down for the season. Now they are playing for draft talent.
Packers (+3.5) at RAIDERS
The Raiders have shown offensive flair under David Carr, while the defense tends to be hit or miss. The Packers, like the Steelers can light up the scoreboard. Unlike the Steelers, they also can defend the pass. Take the points.
MORE ROAD WARRIORS!
Jets (+3) at COWBOYS
The NFC East is so bad this year, no one should be allowed to go to the playoffs. No one, I say!
Broncos (+12) at STEELERS
The Steelers inconsistent pass defense could get torched, and 6 points is too much to spot a Denver team still stinging from flushing a 12-point lead last week in ignominious fashion.
PATRIOTS (-5.5) vs. Titans
Don't look now, but the Pats are starting to get a little healthier day-by-day. Marcus Mariota has talent and style, but he'll make rookie mistakes, and those are tough to overcome in Foxboro...in winter...
WASHINGTON-Bills OVER 38
Washington stumbled at home against Dallas, but that was more an anomaly and two teams knowing each other intimately than a trend. The Bills' versatile mix of run and pass makes their offense potent.
BONUS! FOR DEGENERATES ONLY!
Browns (+20) at SEAHAWKS
In four years only once have we played a team getting 14 points and lost - the Minnesota Vikings.
VIKINGS-Bears OVER 43
The Bears don't have much with Jay Cutler, but if they can put up just 14 points, you can count on Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson for the rest.