It was another excellent week for Ernesto the Prediction Iguana and his crackerjack research staff: 4-2 overall, 2-1 in teasers bringing the season totals to 8-4 overall, 4-2 in teasers. He won last week with the Patriots (Ernesto is 2-0 with them this season), the Panthers (also 2-0) and Chargers. We are also 2-0 betting against the Browns.
As always, we do two-team teasers here, so we can move the line 6 points either way. We use the lines from Vegas Insider, HOME TEAM IN CAPS.
ON THE WARPATH!
CHIEFS EVEN vs. Bengals
REDSKINS-Cowboys OVER 35.5
Cincy couldn’t beat a vulnerable Steelers secondary last Sunday. Moreover, they blew a won game with a stupid penalty, proving they are still as undisciplined as ever. How are they going to beat a pissed-off, fired-up Chiefs team at Arrowhead? Meanwhile that 35.5 is the best deal on the entire sheet when it comes to OVER/UNDER picks.
Patriots (+3) at BEARS
CHARGERS (-0.5) vs. Titans
Ride the Patriots until they give you a reason. The Bears are much improved, but they still can’t slug it out with the Pats. Chargers, this is a litmus test. These are the games you have to win in order to be considered contenders, not pretenders. The Titans are reeling now, so don’t lose at home to an inferior club.
AFC LEAST NO MORE?
Bills (+13) vs. COLTS
JETS-Vikings OVER 41
The Bills blew their game against the Texas with porous defense and a pick-six, but 13 is a lot to ask of a terrible Colts team that shows no signs of life. Minnesota’s defense is not what it was last year; they are giving up more points, more yards and more time of possession. It shows on the scoreboard and in the standings.