WE had a great week, last week, but so did the field. More positive scores than the prior two scores, and the average score per player was up as well. This means absolutely nothing, so don’t get cocky. You gotta keep your foot on the gas and don’t let up. Don’t waiver in your approach, and know, some of those who were at the top of the standings, are now not even in the top 10, that’s how fast you can become an after thought. There’s a lot to talk about in a week where 3 games have already been played, so let’s get it on.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -3 at HOUSTON TEXANS
Everything about this game makes sense – especially because the Patriot have been spanking everyone by at least three points. The Field expects New England to move through the Texans as they have in the past, while not struggling with DeShaun Watson, like they did with Lamar Jackson. I say I can agree with the field, though because this game is on the road, my general feeling is that the Patriots are going to give one of these games away at some point. They are just so fundamentally sound that its boring to watch, but that still pays the bills when it comes to covering the spread. As a Patriots fan I’m inclined to fade this one, but I totally support the field on this one.
GREEN BAY PACKERS -6.5 at NEW YORK GIANTS
It doesn’t even matter how cold this game is, the Green Bay Packers are out for blood in this one, and it’s not even the Giants fault. Aaron Rodgers and company were stifled against the 49ers and are looking for a sucker defense to take advantage of. The Packers will win outright by two TDs.
MIAMI DOLPHINS +10 vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
This is a lot of points for a home dog to give up, so it is highly unlikely the Eagles are going to cover. I am going to fade this game, but wanted to give you some context as to why. The Dolphins are at home and have lost 4 games at home by more than 10 points including the Chargers and Bills. The Eagles have a full bevy of WRs back in this game, and Miles Sanders has been coming on as well. Carson Wentz is going to have more targets to throw to, than he has in the past month. The Dolphins were 10 point underdogs last week as well and got blown out, so this one is tricky, that I am better off leaving alone, though if I was forced to pick – Miami would cover.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -1 at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Both these teams are bad, but why the field likes the Bucs on the road with as much as Jameis Winston turns the ball over is beyond me. The Jaguars have had more consistent QB play, and a better running game. The Bucs the worst secondary in the NFL while having the best run defense. The path to victory for the Jaguars is not a narrow one, meaning they could easily win this game, in which I say – slow your roll on the Buccaneers field – it was Atlanta that Tampa Bay beat… Good Luck Gamers!!