I am going to change my tack this week and go for all home favorites. Wish me luck.
home team in bold
Best BetNew York Jets (-7.0) over Miami Dolphins
To me this sets up similarly to the Steelers matchup last week against the Titans except the Dolphins are in no way as good as Tennessee. Of course the Jets may not be as good as the Steelers. Mark Sanchez is clearly not as good as Ben Roethlisberger. But this is a team that went to the AFC Championship game the last two seasons and had legitimate Super Bowl aspirations heading into the year. This seems like the perfect spot for them to emphatically end their three game losing streak.
OthersCincinnati Bengals (-7.0) over Indianapolis Colts
Somehow I find myself on the Bengals bandwagon picking them for a second straight week. Oh, the humanity.
Oakland Raiders (-6.0) over Cleveland Browns
Did Al Davis put together one last solid football team? Something he hadn't done since 2002. Darren McFadden is unstoppable. Richard Seymour is playing up to his capabilities. Jason Campbell is adequate. Even busts like Darius Heyward Bay and Michael Huff actually seem to be coming around. This seems like a tough spot for the still developing Browns. The Peyton Hillis controversy doesn't help.
Last WeekPhiladelphia Eagles (-2.5) over Buffalo Bills LOSS
San Diego Chargers (-4.0) over Denver Broncos WIN
Cincinnati Bengals (+2.5) over Jacksonville Jaguars WIN
Year to Date: 6-7-2 Best Bets: 0-4-1