Last Week’s Record: 2-3 Overall Record: 2-3
Shaky start, but here goes.
Houston minus 9 v. Tennessee. Jake Locker on the road can’t be good two weeks in a row right? Houston will run the ball to set up the pass and win by two scores. 38-17
Atlanta minus 6.5 v St. Louis. Atlanta needs this game and St. Louis narrowly escaped against the Cardinals last week. Atlanta is an incredible team at home. The Roddy White injury is damaging but don’t underestimate Stephen Jackson’s energy level going up against his former team. 34-20
Denver minus 4.5 at Giants. Peyton will stay undefeated in the Manning bowls. Neither team knows who will run the ball for them but luckily that’s why they have the Mannings to throw it. Of the two, Peyton is better than Eli and with the longer layoff after starting last Thursday that means more time to prepare. Giants secondary is not great. They need the D-Line to win the game if they are to win. 28-23
Washington plus 7 at Green Bay. Don’t get me wrong, I think the Packers win here but this is just too much to turn down. Green Bay doesn’t have a defense and Washington found a rhythm in the second half on Monday night. Packers 31-28
Dallas plus 3 at Kansas City-This is an incredibly perplexing matchup. Dallas is a crapshoot on the road and K.C. is largely unknown. Kansas City was not incredibly crisp and efficient on offense last week and I think Dallas will be able to run on them and control the game, while Smith won’t be able to lead the comeback although it may be close. Dallas 24-20