Teams are 3-9 coming off byes this year. So why am I taking a pair of big home favorites coming off their bye? New York bias maybe? I'm not sure. The Giants (OK, Jersey bias) and Bills just really jumped out at me this week even though the Bills must travel to Toronto for their home game. It is better than travelling to London. With my final pick I go for a Saints team playing a second straight game against a winless team starting their backup QB. Who cares if they are playing in a dome in St. Louis instead of New Orleans?
home team in bold
Best BetNew York Giants (-10.0) over Miami Dolphins
Disastrous final 3 minutes and OT at home against Tim Tebow and the Broncos has to take a toll on the Dolphins. The Giants are the beneficiaries.
OthersBuffalo Bills (-6.0) over Washington Redskins (in Toronto)
John Beck didn't exactly provide a spark. He did stabilize the QB position taking over for the wildly inconsistent Sex Cannon. I'm not sure that is enough travelling to Toronto to face the resurgent Bills. Losing Santana Moss and to a lesser extent Tim Hightower doesn't help.
New Orleans Saints (-14.0) over St. Louis Rams
Drew Brees. Jay Feeley. Enough said.
Last WeekDallas Cowboys (-13.0) over St. Louis Rams WIN
Oakland Raiders (-4.0) over Kansas City Chiefs LOSS
Green Bay Packers (-8.0) over Minnesota Vikings LOSS
Year to Date: 10-9-2 Best Bets: 2-4-1