Knew I shouldn't go for a road best bet in the first week, especially against a team that was over .500 last year and improved over the offseason. I was just too enamored by Andrew Luck. At least in my other picks the Browns and Racial Slurs did not let me down even though the Dolphins tried hard to give their game away in Washington.
This week the theme is favorites in their home openers coming off tough road losses. I actually also like the Steelers against the 49ers in the same category, but prefer to avoid jinxing them.
home team in bold
New York Giants (-2) over Atlanta Falcons
A comedy of errors cost the Giants in the fourth quarter in Dallas. I see a rebound at home against a team coming off a short work week happy with an upset win at home.
Philadelphia Eagles (-5) over Dallas Cowboys
Loss of Dez Bryant a major blow to the Cowboys. Hard to envision Chip Kelly having a worse day than he had in Atlanta last Monday.
New Orleans Saints (-9.5) over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Lovie Howell Smith is making his predecessor Greg Schiano look like Vince Lombardi. Gotta be pleased with my first ever Gilligan's Island reference on Stillers.com. The Glazer's now probably wish Lovie was only on a three hour tour, a three hour tour.
Indianapolis Colts (-3) over Buffalo Bills LOSS
New York Jets (-3) over Cleveland Browns WIN
Miami Dolphins (-4) over Washington Redskins WIN
Best Bets: 0-1, Overall: 2-1