Jaguars @ Packers, Dolphins @ Jets, Chargers @ Browns, Patriots @ Rams
October 27, 2012 by luckylester
7-4-2 last week with a couple close losses/pushes. Looking to add to that winning record this week!
I know this is a no-no because of the big number, but I’m not in the business of caring much about no-no’s and “guarantees” so I’ll just pick it how I see it. The heart of Jacksonville is out for a few weeks (at least – MJD), their QB is bad and he has a torn labrum in his pull shoulder, plus with everyone healthy and prospering the team is not one ounce of good. The Packers are still an elite offense, and defensively they might just play well this weekend. Ill take them Packers.
The only backing for this pick is that I think the Jets are going to win. They are back to running the ball with some umph, and their defense is playing a little bit better. Still, the Dolphins might have the better defense, and an offense that has been explosive at times this year. Still, I like the Jets to sneak one out at home.
There is no reason the Chargers should be favored on the road against anyone. They are bad offensively and defensively they give up a lot of big plays. That being said, can the Browns produce a lot of big plays with a dinged up Trent Richardson? I feel like Ryan Mathews might just shine in Cleveland and win one for the Chargers.
I’d stay away from the London game, it’s always weird. That being said, it’s hard to believe that St. Louis can score with the Patriots, even after a trip across the Atlantic. Sam Bradford might have a solid day, but the consistency just isn’t there with the Rams O. If I’m forced to go one way or another, it’s Tom Terrific and his Patriots, they’ve always been decent after the big trip.