Last Week: 5-11, Locks 1-4
Season 21-26-1, Locks 6-9
Seven and a hook. Four games this weekend go off with this number, which is usually too much to give up to a favored team, considering a seven-point game benefits the underdog. Two other highly anticipated contests go off at -6.5 with all but one of the other games anticipated to be closer. As for the Houston Texans it does not look good this week. LOCKS: Detroit +3 @ Chicago - Leave it to the Lions to once lose on a 63-yard field goal and 51 years later lose on a 66-yarder - not to mention Justin Tucker also beat Detroit with a 61-yard field goal in 2013. At least the Lions have been getting decent efforts and should be rewarded this week with (a) a win or (b) another painful close loss.
Dallas -5 v. Carolina - Yes, this goes down as another good year not to have the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy as Christian McCaffrey is down for a few weeks. Do I dare say the Cowboys could go 3-1 and in danger of running away with the NFC East?
Cleveland -2 @ Minnesota - I did note the Vikings were atrocious at home in 2020, but of course were not able to play with fans. After dishing nine sacks at the expense of Justin Fields we will see if the Browns can inflict more damage to another NFC North opponent.
Philadelphia +7.5 @ Kansas City - Dating back to last year Kansas City had not been good in covering the spread and now the team is making mistakes not seen the past two years. The Eagles get a touchdown, the hook and home field. I say KC wins by somewhere between 3-7 points. Green Bay -6.5 v. Pittsburgh - This one falls to just under a touchdown with the home team favored. As usual the Packers follow a dismal outing (Week 1) with a string of solid efforts.