I actually won both of my sucker bets last week! Hard to believe. However, I went jut 8-7 for the week bringing my record to 48-40-1 for the year.
San Diego +2.5 vs Miami – Just when you think Miami is playing well they go and lay an egg. Plus, even after losing two games in a row, San Diego is really really good.
Dallas -4 vs Arizona – Makes no sense that Dallas should be favored by four, which is why I’m taking them
Minnesota PK vs Washington – Teddy Bridgewater > Colt McCoy
Rest of the picks
Carolina +3 vs New Orleans
Cincinnati -11 vs Jacksonville
Tampa Bay +6.5 vs Cleveland
Philadelphia -2 vs Houston
NY Jets +9.5 vs Kansas City
St. Louis +10 vs San Francisco
Denver -3 vs New England
Seattle -15 vs Oakland
Pittsburgh +1 vs Baltimore
NY Giants +3.5 vs Indianapolis
This weeks topic:
Brady and Manning meet on Sunday for the 16th time. Brady leads the head-to-head match-up 10 to 5. Here is a look at their cumulative stats during those match-ups.
Manning: 375/600, 62.5% completion, 31 touchdowns, 20 interceptions, 4,371 yards, 87.85 QB Rating
Brady: 334/500, 66.8% completion, 27 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 3,680 yards, 96.41 QB Rating
Brady’s QB rating is right in line with his career average (96.1). Manning’s 87.85 QB rating on the other hand, is below his career average of 97.9. That’s not to say that OMG Tom Brady is a better QB than Manning (he isn’t), it’s just an interesting footnote in what has been two remarkable careers.