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Throughout the season, I’m going to be releasing my against-the-spread picks here — the same ones that I’ll be submitting in the official Fantasy Outsiders league. [Note: All lines are taken from Westgate Superbook].

Last Week: 8-7

Overall: 14-14-1

Note: There is no line being offered for Tampa Bay-Minnesota, likely because Sam Bradford’s status for Sunday is still up in the air.

Ravens -4 JAGUARS (London)

If the English Premier League agreed to send two of its clubs to America for a match this season, but then proceeded to give us Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Huddersfield Town – rather than Manchester United vs. Chelsea – we’d be on to them, right? So how long can the NFL keep selling Londoners on the Jaguars? Pick: Jaguars (+4)

Broncos -3 BILLS

The Broncos looked like world beaters last weekend when they drubbed Dallas behind Trevor Siemian’s 4 TDs and held Ezekiel Elliot to 9 rushing yards on 8 carries. The Bills, on the other hand, looked like poop emoji. Pick: Broncos (-3)

PANTHERS -6 Saints

The Panthers can’t score. The Saints can’t stop teams from scoring. Does anyone really want to see this dumpster fire when you could be watching this on a non-stop loop instead? Just give me Brees and the six and don’t interrupt me – I’ll be mainlining Roundball Rock. Pick: Saints (+6)

Steelers -7.5 BEARS

The Bears turned the ball over on 4-straight possessions in Tampa Bay last weekend and went down 26-0 at halftime. They also lost second-year inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski – the lone bright spot in Chicago this year. So do I like Mike Glennon’s chances going up against Pittsburgh this weekend? The same Mike Glennon who threw 11 passes last season? Mike Glennon, who has a worse career passer rating, completion percentage, winning percentage, and yards-per-attempt than Jay Cutler? Mike Glennon, who is 80 percent neck? No. I don’t like Mike Glennon’s chances. Pick: Steelers (-7.5)

Falcons -3 LIONS

I called it in my NFL predictions piece: This Falcons team is even BETTER than last year’s thanks in part to a revamped and mostly healthy defense. Atlanta also looked far better at home last week than it did on the road at Chicago in Week 1, so I could see Detroit potentially keeping this one close – just not close enough. More importantly, though, does anyone know of a sportsbook giving good odds on “Will the broadcast reference Matthew Stafford’s high school friendship with Dodgers’ pitcher Clayton Kershaw?” Pick: Falcons (-3)

Browns -1.5 COLTS

Lulz. Pick: Colts (+1.5)

PATRIOTS -13 Texans

Not much to say here. The Patriots are one of the top 3 teams in the league, and the Texans just squeaked out a win over the Bengals after getting trounced by Blake Bortles and the Jags in Week 1. Foxborough is not the environment where you let your rookie QB get his ears wet, either. Pick: Patriots (-13)

Dolphins -6 JETS

If not at home +6 against Jay Cutler, then when? Pick: Jets (+6)

EAGLES -6 Giants

Pick: Eagles (-6)

TITANS -3 Seahawks

Two weeks ago, we were penciling in Seattle for the NFC’s Super Bowl representative. And now we’re just giving them 3 points because the Titans went out and beat Blake Bortles last week? I’m not falling for this one. Pick: Seahawks (+3)

PACKERS -9 Bengals

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you both the end of the Bengals’ 2017-18 season, as well as, the Marvin Lewis era in Cincy. There couldn’t be a worse time to be heading into Green Bay if you’re the Bengals with Rodgers and the Packers looking to rebound from their blowout loss in Atlanta last week. Normally, I’d look to piggyback on the 0-2 team getting 9 fighting to keep its season alive, but I don’t know how you can have any confidence in Andy Dalton and this offense after having watched their performances these last 2 weeks. Pick: Packers (-9)

Chiefs -3 CHARGERS

I’m officially getting off the Chargers’ bandwagon and getting behind the co-MVP seasons of Alex Smith and Kareem Hunt (only half-kidding). Pick: Chiefs (-3)

Raiders -3 REDSKINS

The real Redskins are closer to the team we saw in Week 2 than the one that turned the ball over four times against the Eagles in Week 1. That’s why I think they get the cover against a Raiders team making the west-to-east trip for the second time in 3 weeks. Pick: Redskins (+3)

Cowboys -3 CARDINALS

The 2017-18 Cardinals are the textbook definition of what it means to have a good QB in the NFL. In a matter of 2 weeks, Arizona has gone from playoff-hopeful to one of the 5 worst teams in the league – largely due to the play coming from Carson Palmer. Don’t expect them to get their season back on track against a Dallas team with much to prove after its showing in Denver last week. Pick: Cowboys (-3)

 

Dave is the Creator and Editor-in-Chief for The Benchmob. He primarily writes about Soccer, the NBA, esports, and Pop-Culture.