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Here’s my six-pack of picks guaranteed to make either you or your bookie money.
Falcons at Saints (-5)
The bad news for the Saints is no Drew Brees. The good news is Jameis Winston (25 TDs, 9 INTs) has thrived against the Falcons. And he has never had weapons like Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas. The Falcons are 31st in the NFL in passing yards allowed. And beware of Taysom Hill, too.
The Saints defense has bounced back to surrender just one TD in its last two games, but Matt Ryan gets Calvin Ridley back from his mid-foot sprain opposite Julio Jones, and Sean Payton may have to replace CB Marshon Lattimore (oblique) with Patrick Robinson. It’s difficult to imagine Todd Gurley and Brian Hill gashing the second-ranked rushing defense.
The Falcons are playing hard for interim head coach Raheem Morris (3-1). But the pass rush (14 sacks) remains an Achilles heel.
Pick: Saints by 1-3.
Lions (-1) at Panthers
The loser of this one wins the doorMATT of the Week award. Matt Patricia is coaching for his job. Matt Rhule, on the other hand, has let his players know that the fans deserve better following last week’s beatdown by the Bucs.
Christian McCaffrey steps aside again for Mike Davis, and Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is likely to be watching P.J. Walker or Will Grier. At least the Lions have gone four straight games without an interception. Robby Anderson — going against the Lions’ 24th-ranked pass defense — will try to catch his first touchdown pass since the opener. Rhule’s halftime adjustments will be under the microscope because the Panthers have scored a total of 24 points in the third quarter this season.
If Matthew Stafford’s thumb affects him, rookie RB D’Andre Swift — if he clears concussion protocol — will look to pick up the slack following his breakout game against the Washington Football Team. WR Kenny Golladay will help if he can return from a two-game absence.
Pick: Lions by 4 to 7
Eagles at Browns (-3)
Doug Pederson is having problems calling plays and Carson Wentz is having problems making plays. The honeymoon is over in The City of Brotherly Love. And, by the way, Myles Garrett wants to be 7-3.
The Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt 1-2 punch allows Baker Mayfield to be more of a game manager without Odell Beckham Jr., and if Kevin Stefanski’s upgraded offensive line can bludgeon the league’s 23rd-ranked rushing defense, at least Pederson will have chances time to go for two-point conversions at inappropriate times.
Miles Sanders will find tough sledding against the 8th-ranked rushing defense, and if the Eagles get off to one of their patented slow starts, Wentz will be under the gun against an opportunistic defense (14 takeaways) that nevertheless can be exploited through the air. Rookie WR Jalen Reagor can be instant offense. Otherwise, it might be time to resurrect the Philly Special.
Pick: Browns by 1 to 3.
Steelers (-10.5) at Jaguars
The ‘72 Dolphins should be getting nervous. Bet that Mike Tomlin has been pounding the trap game theme with the Ravens lurking on Thanksgiving night.
Jake Luton against TJ Watt and Bud Dupree? Not a fair fight. Luton vs. Ben Roethlisberger? Not a fair fight. After chewing up Joe Burrow and spitting him out last week, rookie quarterbacks are 4-25 against the Steel Curtain since 2004. That’s almost as bad as my long-lost friend Mr. Loser.
The Steelers defensive gameplan is two-fold: stopping rookie RB James Robinson with their ninth-ranked rushing defense, and rootin’ for Luton not beat them.
Pick: Steelers by 4 to 7
Titans at Ravens (-5.5)
This is a tricky spot for Lamar Jackson and Jim Harbaugh against the team that dismantled them in the playoffs in Baltimore, with the obligatory bloodbath against the Steelers coming on Turkey Night.
Mike Vrabel’s boys had the swagger knocked out of them by the Colts, but will have an extra three days of rest. Lamar Jackson has lost his MVP form behind a lesser offensive line, defenses figuring out OC Greg Roman’s offense and underachieving receivers.
Ravens DC Wink Martindale will be keeping his fingers crossed that banged-up Brandon Williams and/or Calais Campbell are not compromised against Derrick Henry.
Pick: Ravens by 1 to 3.
Packers at Colts (-2.5)
In four career games as a Charger, Philip Rivers averaged 373 passing yards against the Pack. Old Man Rivers is less of a threat now, but with T.Y. Hilton underachieving, the emergence of rookie WR Michael Pittman should help. Then again, if elite CB Jaire Alexander (concussion/hand) and CB Kevin King (quad) return for DC Mike Pettine, Matt Eberflus’ defense might have to carry the day.
Indeed, the Colts boast the second-ranked pass defense, and allow a league-best 175.5 yards per game at home. Aaron Rodgers-to-Davante Adams is unstoppable, of course, but Adams had to play through an ankle injury last week, and missed practice Thursday. WR Allen Lazard may return but only in a limited capacity. RB Aaron Jones will be facing Darius Leonard and the third-ranked rushing defense. Good luck with that.
Pick: Colts by 4 to 7.
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