As we enter the final 1/4 of the NFL season, Ernesto looks to POUR IT ON! A 5-1 week, 2-1 in teasers swells our intrepid prediction iguana’s season totals to a stellar 41-17 overall, 18-11 in teasers. He won last week with the Patriots (of course, they are 7-1 this season for us in teaser plays), Bears, (3-0 for us) Rams, (2-0) Eagles (1-0) and Ravens (1-0). The lone loss was the Saints, (4-1 for us)
So here’s this week’s winners before they happen. As always, we do 2-team teasers here, so we can move the line six points either way. We use the lines from www.vegasinsider.com, HOME TEAM IN CAPS.
CHIEFS -1/2 vs. ravens
TEXANS +2 vs. colts
The emergence of Lamar Jackson gives the Ravens a chance to overtake the Steelers as Pittsburgh still has games against New England and New Orleans left. The Texans are the hottest team in the league right now, but Andrew Luck can erupt at any time. Texans D line is the key.
patriots -1.5 at DOLPHINS
broncos +1/2 at 49ERS
The Dolphins beats the Pats in Miami last year, but it’s December, and Belichick’s book by Ian O’Connor is the only thing racing up the charts faster than Pats are right now. The Broncos late rise should also continue against a 49ers team that needs Jimmy G to have any offensive consistency.
saints -2 at BUCCANEERS
BROWNS-panthers OVER 41
The Saints will be furious after the Dallas debacle. That and a 10 day rest means Tampa Bay might get knocked around on the line of scrimmage all day long. Baker Mayfield shows the most potential of any Browns quarterback we’ve seen in a few years, and the Panthers have plenty of weapons. Neither defense is that great, so it should be an easy OVER.
DOLPHINS-patriots OVER 41
CHARGERS-bengals OVER 42
Some pretty potent offenses there facing off against some friable secondaries…