Week 8 Recap
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Yes, your boy actually went 72′ Dolphins on the card this week. And that’s not to say the survivor selections were like re-programing Obama care, but in the selections department my sheet was clean as Oriole Park on Opening Day. Pristine comes to mind.
But enough of the back patting. It’s time to show last week wasn’t a fluke. Time to continue on with the winning ways like I plan to do in the BSR Cornhole Tournament this coming Saturday November 2nd.
Week 9: Survivor Selections
1. Seattle Seahawks (-16.5) – The biggest mark on the board, but under that slick-boy Pete Carroll, the Seahawks just don’t lose in the Great Northwest. Also remember, their opponent is Jacksonville-light. Which means since the Jags are on a much needed bye, the Bucs are filling in as their awful replacement this week.
Nuggets: No nuggets needed. Seattle > Tampa at home.
2. Dallas Cowboys (-10.5) – Back away from the keyboard. Stop using the name Sappy Furns on the message board. I get it. The Cowboys lost in the most unfathomable fashion last week in MoTown. I get it, Megatron is better than Dez Bryant (right now). But this is survivor, so unless you have used this choking franchise this might be your only spot. That has a ton to do with their punting opponent in the Minnesota Vikings, but I really believe Tony Romo and that offense will just outscore the offensively challenged Vikings.
Nuggets: Cowboys is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings at home. Favorite is 6-0 in the last meetings. Dallas is 7-1 ATS this year.
3. Carolina Panthers (-7.5) – If you have already used the Panthers, then I tip my Orioles Postseason cap to you. But I don’t believe you. That being said, I think here is your spot to actually use them. I understand the Falcons are as unpredictable as for O’s fans which Jim Johnson will show up. But looking at the Panthers upcoming schedule, this just might be your best spot to use them. Add in their defense is legit and the fact that the Falcons were just skull-dragged in Arizona last Sunday and I fully expect to see Cam Newton doing the hacky Superman bit at least 3 times come Sunday in Charlotte.
Nuggets: The home team in this series is 7-3 in their last 10 meetings. Falcons are 0-4 in their last four games on grass.
Week 8 NFL Selections
Oakland Raiders (-1) – Philadelphia is a mess. Now you want them to travel out West to the Black Hole and take on a better than you know Oakland Raiders team. Based on how the Raiders treated fellow Keystone State squad, Pittsburgh, last week I’m not buying the Eagles mess of a team winning. So lay the measly 1pt and sit back and watch Terrell Pryor outperformed whatever mess of a QB Chip Kelly runs out there.
Nuggets: Eagles are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game. Eagles are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in November.
New York Jets (+6) – I can’t figure out this team. But that doesn’t mean I won’t die trying. After getting housed in Cincinnati real good last week (49-9), they come home to host the 6-1 Saints and Drew Brees. All Brees has done thru 7 games is drop 19 TD throws to only 5 picks. So why take the Jets you ask? Simple. 81% of the money is coming in on the Saints and the public is usually the ones chasing bad money come late Sunday afternoon. This is another one you can wait until Sunday morning to select as I predict Pat’s Jets will be catching at least a TD.
Nuggets: The Jets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
Dallas Cowboys/Minnesota Vikings (Over 47) – This one is easy. The Cowboys are as desperate as West Baltimore junkie for a win after last weeks debacle in Detroit. They are coming back home to get that done vs. an opponent that has punted like they have the 2014 NFL draft on their minds. And although the Cowboys have struggled a bit on the road, they are averaging 36.5 pts per game in the house Jerry built thru 4 games. Minnesota, on the other hand, put 31 on the Packers last Sunday night but gave up 44. This one smells like a blowout, but I still see the Vikings getting at least 3 scores which assists in getting to the over.
Nuggets: The Vikings are 6-1 going OVER the posted total so far this year. The over is 10-1 in the Vikings last 11 games in Week 9.
Call me crazy, but I think the hometown Ravens are in a good spot this week in Cleveland. First, under John Harbaugh the Ravens are 5-0 after bye weeks. Add to that the Ravens are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Cleveland and you can see why I think the Ravens find themselves at .500 late Sunday night. Yes, I understand the Browns have a better than you think defense and the Ravens aren’t exactly the 49ers rushing the ball.
But if Joe Flacco and that Ravens passing game can start early and often on the weak Browns secondary and get a lead, I feel the Ravens defense will get to this weeks version of a Cleveland QB in Jason Campbell and force some turnovers. This has to be the week the Ravens get it together, because if they lose it will be another tough week for Harbs to spew his coach speak to the restless fans in the Charm City. Ravens 23-10.