Regular season NFL football is back. Life is good.
First week is always difficult. I sort of wanted to avoid road teams, yet could not pass on Colts and Dolphins. What can you do?
home team in bold
Indianapolis Colts (-3) over Buffalo Bills
Line has gone up by a half a point which is disappointing. Really wanted the hook in case of a field goal win. Bills finished over .500 last year and have a talented defense. Just can’t get over Tyrod Taylor versus Andrew Luck.
New York Jets (-3) over Cleveland Browns
Taking the under at 39.5, the lowest over/under of the week is tempting. Both these offenses are quite frankly putrid. Chris Ivory, Brandon Marshall and Erik Decker are just head and shoulders above any of the Browns offensive skill position players. Ryan Fitzpatrick is at least as good as Josh McCown. The whole thing would be very sad if it wasn't so funny.
Miami Dolphins (-4) over Washington Redskins
The Racial Slursare a dumpster fire. The ineptitude of Daniel Snyder and Jay Gruden knows no bounds.
Seattle Seahawks (+1) over New England Patriots LOSS
Thought this was in the bag both with a 10 point fourth quarter lead and a 2nd and goal from the 1 with 20 seconds remaining down 4. Seahawks collapse was epic.
2014 Best Bets: 8-9, Regular Season: 27-22-2, Playoffs: 4-7