3-12. Feared everything unraveling and every single game turning the wrong way. My locks were actually 2-3, making the rest of the slate a sparkling 1-9. Only one way to go from here... New Orleans @ Atlanta - The Saints beat Atlanta convincingly a fortnight ago, then beat Denver in a glorified scrimmage last week. Going with Atlanta as Falcons continue to petition league office for regular season to not begin before Dec. 1. Detroit @ Chicago - Darrell Bevell is finally a head coach in the NFL, albeit on an interim basis. Many do not know about his exploits as University of Wisconsin quarterback from 1992-1995, he is actually slightly older than Brett Favre who was already entrenched as Packers QB at that time. After seeing David Montgomery featured on numerous fantasy football pieces I will go with Chicago. Cleveland @ Tennessee - Mike Vrabel has his team embracing heel role. If Cleveland somehow wins, does Baker Mayfield plant a flag on Titans logo?
Cincinnati @ Miami - Bengals still manage to cover these days, 11.5 too much. Jacksonville @ Minnesota - Remember when Vikings home field was house of horrors for the opposition? Minnesota only spooks itself out on home turf these days. Las Vegas @ NY Jets - After crapping bed in Atlanta, Raiders now travel east for early game for second straight Sunday. Losing to the Jets? Would not put it past them. Indianapolis @ Houston - Colts obviously need to bounce back after home loss to Titans. LA Rams @ Arizona - Both teams coming off bad losses, Cardinals need this a bit more. NY Giants @ Seattle - Russ might only have to pre-heat this week. Philadelphia @ Green Bay - Of course I took Eagles +5, so late score/two point conversion did not even see me. When down 14 in fourth quarter, going for two after first score a no-brainer - 2-pt percentage is 49.1 (.98) while PAT only 94.1 (.94). Score the two then can win with PAT later or go 1-2 on the 2s to tie. Green Bay did same thing v. Minnesota a few weeks back. New England @ LA Chargers - With 98 percent of precincts reporting the Pats have been given a 50.2 percent chance of winning. Belichick plans to keep his team in Los Angeles before playing Rams in Week 14. You really think LA will stay open seven more days?
Denver @ Kansas City - Have Chiefs covering 14-point spread, Al Michaels already prepping second-half material. Washington @ Pittsburgh - The dark match late Monday afternoon. Burgolders HC Ron Rivera took heat earlier this year for eschewing game-tying extra point for 2-point attempt. I criticize that only because the team is not an offensive juggernaut. Legends go for two, but sometimes does not work out.
Buffalo @ San Francisco - Of course the Super Bowl matchup Chris Berman has dreamed 30 years now happens on a neutral site. And the Bills surely did not think that they would be returning to the scene of the Hail Murray crime just three weeks later - as Glendale Stadium is now also the 49ers bubble. Since they have been kicked out of Santa Clara County, why don't Niners just roll out this logo?
Dallas @ Baltimore - FOUR different strains of Covid now identified at Ravens facilities. The originally scheduled Thursday night game is off the board, we will move forward.
LOCKS: Tennessee v. Cleveland, Jacksonville @ Minnesota, Indianapolis @ Houston, New England @ LA Chargers, Buffalo @ San Francisco
Overall Record: Last Week 3-12, Season 79-87-3 Locks Last Week 2-3, Season 34-25-1