That’s not thunder in the distance, that’s the mighty footstep of Ernesto the Prediction Iguana as he razes NFL cities beneath his prognosticating feet. A perfect 8-0 record last week, (4-00 in teasers) swells the season totals to a sterling 21-5 overall, 10-3 in teasers!
Last week we hit with the Patriots (4-0 playing them this season), Chiefs (2-0 for us) Bears, Redskins, Saints, and Steelers, as well as two OVER?UNDERS. We are also a perfect 3-0 batting against the Browns.
Here’s this week’s winners before they happen. And if you collect – like my pal Julius from Clinton did – speak highly of Ernesto. That’s serious bank you’re rolling! 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.
PATRIOTS -1/2 vs packers
chiefs -2 at BROWNS
It’s worked absolutely perfectly so far this season – bet with the Patriots, bet against the Browns – so play it until we have a good reason not to. It’s like a free ATM machine!
SEAHAWKS +4.5 vs chargers
RAVENS-steelers OVER 41
I don’t like the way the Chargers finished the game against Tennessee last week in London; they nearly gave away a won game in the final two minutes, a very Chargers thing to do. (That’s what I was talking about last week when I said they sometimes lose games to inferior opponents.) The Seahawks at home are much tougher than the Titans at Westminster Abbey. Meanwhile, these Steeler and Raven defenses are mere shadows of their former selves. Give me Lewis and Reed vs. Harrison and Polamalu any day. And someone please lock Artie Burns in the trunk of his car for the game. He can’t cover his lunch with Saran Wrap.
NFC ALSO RANS
PANTHERS -1/2 vs. buccaneers
REDSKINS +4.5 vs. falcons
The Redskins are good, but not great.They still have costly breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams. Still, the Falcons are even more mistake-prone, and that’s a shame because – like Matthew Stafford – if he had a real team around him, Matty Ice could do some serious damage year in and year out. Put him on the Steelers and his record is as good as Roethlisberger’s. The Panthers are rising, and their showdowns with the Saints will determine who gets their shot at the Rams come NFC Championship time. (Although there is a certain ninja in Wisconsin that might have something to say about that…)