MARLBORO, NY – Last week I came out of the gate with a 3 out of 4 weekend, with Indianapolis the only blemish on the ledger. Looking to stay solid with the Cheesy Bruin’s FREE NFL Picks, Week #2, here are today’s selections.
FAVORITE I honestly don’t know how to feel about the Seattle Seahawks this year and that probably means they’re a middle of the road team. The Denver Broncos moved the ball very well in last week’s victory over the once daunting ‘Hawk defense. The Chicago Bears, on the other hand, succumbed to Aaron Rodgers’ Willis Reed imitation late Sunday Night and probably deserved to win the game outright as I predicted. So here are the Bears at home and on the national stage again on Monday Night Football. Chicago is favored in this contest and the oddsmakers rarely overreact to Week #1 results and this tells me the Bears are a team on the rise. The pick: CHICAGO -3.5 over Seattle
UNDERDOG Outside of the play of tight end Jared Cook, the Oakland Raiders looked like crap on Monday Night Football. I stayed up to watch the entire game as Fantasy Football will often have you watching to the bitter end. The Denver Broncos entertain their hated division rival with Case Keenum looking more the part as an effective quarterback rather than a game manager. While there’s little doubt in my mind that the Broncos win the game there is a lot of doubt they cover the hefty pointspread. Even with the shoddy play at receiver, the Raiders will keep this game close enough to cash our ticket. The pick: Oakland +6.5 over DENVER
OVER Last week I used Miami in the over bet and surprisingly it was Ryan Tannehill who directed the ‘Fins to 27 points. The Jets and their fan base are giddy over an opening week demolition of the Lions in the Motor City and return home for the home opener. This is historically the type of spot that the Jets sh!t the bed but all I’m looking for is points on the scoreboard and Gang Green looked competent enough to do so on a semi-regular basis. The total isn’t outrageous and is well within range of Sam Darnold and the one-two punch of Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell to churn enough yards into scores. The pick: Miami/JETS OVER 43
UNDER Ryan Fitzpatrick had one of those games last week that he is capable of but we’ve also seen him throw lots of picks and usually at the most inopportune time. If FitzMagic knocked you out of those Survivor Pools maybe you should double up on my advice herein. The Saints defense looked leaky all game long and the Bucs took advantage but this week they’ll be up against the Eagles who won’t be so charitable. This game will be right around the number but I think we sneak under it. The pick: Philadelphia/TAMPA BAY UNDER 44