This week's theme.... Big favorites. And picking against their really, really craptastic opponents.
home team in bold
Best BetNew England Patriots (-8.0) over Washington Redskins
The loss of LT Trent Williams and TE Fred Davis to drug suspensions seems like the straw that will break the proverbial camel's back. Plus Belichick isn't known for being merciful.
OthersSan Diego Chargers (-6.5) over Buffalo Bills
Rivers looked rejuvenated last Monday night. The Bills continue to free fall. The short work week did concern me enough to bump this out of my best bet into others.
Seattle Seahawks (-6.5) over St. Louis Rams
Another instant MNF classic. The Rams will likely be down to their third QB, former practice squader Tom Brandstater. Not that it really matters. Originally I had the Niners favored by 3.5 in Arizona penciled into this spot. For some reason I now think Whisenhunt and his charges could surprise the Niners.
Last WeekTennessee Titans (+1.5) over Buffalo Bills WIN
New York Jets (-3.0) over Washington Redskins WIN
Denver Broncos (+1) over Minnesota Vikings WIN
Year to Date: 20-17-2 Best Bets: 3-9-1