Buckle up football fans, we’re in for an unbelievable slate of games this weekend.
Coming off of Rams-Packers and the sequel to the Miracle in Minneapolis, it gets even better this Sunday.
America’s Game of the Week? Rams at Saints — arguably the two best teams in the entire league.
Sunday Night Football? Green Bay at New England — a game between two of the greatest quarterbacks ever.
That said, none of these games are ones you should wager on. Rams-Saints is going to be a shootout and probably come down to a last second field goal.
The Pats will beat the Packers, but Aaron Rodgers alone is hard to bet against, even with an inferior roster.
Now, here ARE the three games you should cash in on…
Chargers +1.5 vs Seahawks
The Seahawks have finally found their footing after a rocky start to the season, and having WR Doug Baldwin in their lineup has certainly helped.
But their last two wins have been against bad teams (Detroit and Oakland).
They have yet to beat a playoff threat in 2018, and the Chargers are just that. Phillip Rivers is having one of his best years at age 37, and has a loaded cast of receivers around him.
The Chargers are playing well on defence as well, and that’s without last year’s Pro Bowler Joey Bosa.
People can talk all they want about the Hawks and their 12-man home-field advantage. All I know is crowd noise can only help so much when you’re a mediocre football team.
The Chargers will win this one 26–17.
Falcons vs Redskins -1.5
Rule of thumb: ALWAYS bet against Matt Ryan on the road.
The Falcons haven’t won a single game in an opposing team’s stadium this year, and expect that to continue.
Washington loves to pound the rock with Adrian Peterson, and he’s had somewhat of a renaissance season after a couple disappointing stints in New Orleans and Arizona.
Atlanta gives up an average of 4.8 yards a carry so expect a big workload for the future HOF’er.
Redskins win 24–20.
Texans (pick’em) at Broncos
The Texans are currently the favourite to win the AFC South, despite losing Will Fuller for the season with an ACL tear.
Funny enough, they immediately went out and traded for Demaryius Thomas, who’s going to return immediately to the Mile High City to face his old team.
After an 0–3 start, Deshaun Watson is looking like the QB that everyone fell in love with last season.
JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney provide that classic Texans pass-rush that will have Case Keenum on his heels the entire game.
Texans by double-digits in this one.
Week 9, let’s get it baby.