MARLBORO, NY – Ten and fourteen. Jeez, that just sucks because that is my record for the NFL season thus far on my weekly Cheesy Bruin’s FREE NFL Picks after another 1-3 weekend. The losing doesn’t sit well with me – nor you if you’re using them – and is making these Sunday posts less and less fun. After all, who doesn’t like winning? But enough with the Pity Party… I’m primed to get things rolling in the correct direction with these selections.
FAVORITE Never a student of the color wheel, I’m not sure what purple and green make when mixed but if we’re taking football it makes a lot more deeper “green” as in moolah. The J-E-T-S and their fan base are giddy over back-to-back wins as Gang Green hosts Angry Ward’s Purple People Eaters. There’s a can of ass whip waiting for quarterback Sam Darnold and his mates who are modest home underdogs. I think Vikings running back Dalvin Cook’s career is over before it even got started but enter Latavius Murray to tote the rock and there might be some balance to the offense with him. Too much respect for the Jets too soon if you ask me. Don’t drink the green Kool-Aid. This one is Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielen all day long. A cigar game–meaning you’ll be lighting a victory stogie at halftime. The pick? Minnesota -3.5 over NEW YORK JETS
UNDERDOG The Patriots are on an offensive roll lately and have made gamblers forget about their consecutive losses at Jacksonville and at Detroit during the opening month. For a team that has righted the ship they are only slight favorites on the road to the Chicago Bears. Why is this? I’m looking at the Bears early season resume and while they are much improved further scrutiny of past performances lacks a signature win and a bad loss to Brock Osweiler and the ‘Fins last week. This is one of those “too good to be true” bets where Vegas wants you to back the Pats here. Something smells fishy. I ain’t biting. The pick? CHICAGO +3 over New England
OVER Deshaun Watson hasn’t had one of those pinball type of games that he enjoyed prior to his injury last season. You know, running for a touchdown, throwing for three or four more and piling up 400 air yards. He’s got a pair of explosive receivers in Hopkins and Fuller but lacks a running game which makes the offensive game plan all the more puzzling. Let the kid air it out is what I’m saying. And if you saw Cole Beasley of the Cowboys running around the field against the Jacksonville defense, the Texans can and should scorch the Jags here. All I care about in this one is points and they’ll be coming in waves. The pick? Houston/JACKSONVILLE OVER 41
UNDER The Cowboys shot their load last week by scoring 40 points. This was a team that couldn’t find the end zone with a seeing eye dog. So this week they play on a slower playing surface on the road against the Washington Redskins and will revert to the struggling offensive team that they are. The ‘Skins aren’t exactly tearing it up on offense and boast one of the better passing defenses in the NFL. Add it all up and there doesn’t seem to be much going on in this NFC East clash. The pick? Dallas/WASHINGTON UNDER 41.5
That’s it for me, leave your ideas below and come back tomorrow for our Monday Money-Maker, Buddy Diaz.