Today is going to be a great day, I can just feel it. I woke up feeling great because both Memphis and Alabama won their respective games yesterday, and since the Cowboys aren’t playing today, there’s no chance of a crushing defeat like last week to bring me crashing down from this victorious high. Since it’s the Cowboys bye week and I have no rooting interest today, I’m looking forward to kicking back and watching NFL Redzone, which I think will be a first for me, watching a full slate of games on instead of focusing on one more than others, so that should be fun, or at the very least interesting. Here are the best six games of the day and my picks. Enjoy.
6. Giants/Broncos at 7:30
I thought the Giants would be bad, but I never imagined them being this bad, 0-5 to start the season. I love it, but you have to think at some point that they’ll get things figured out and get a few wins because I still don’t think there’s any way they finish with a worse record than the Jets who are completely surprising me on the other side of the spectrum. The Broncos have looked really good thus far so I don’t think the Giants are going to get things pointed in the right direction today. Denver is a nine point favorite and I think they’ll cover it easily.
5. Buccaneers/Cardinals at 3:05
Arizona is once again underperforming this year, due largely in part to the fact that their running back, one of the best in the league last year got hurt in the opening game, but this is the NFL, where excuses don’t matter, so we’ll see how they handle a talented Tampa Bay team today. I really like the Bucs and think they can be a real playoff contender this year in the NFC. They come into the game as a one point underdog which is irrelevant because they’re going to win the game leaving no doubt in anyone’s mind that they are the better team.
4. Packers/Vikings at Noon
It’s a rivalry game in Minnesota and while I think Green Bay is the better team, anything can happen in a rivalry game, one of the only times the home team has a clear advantage in the NFL unless you’re playing in Seattle or Green Bay, and this game is in Minneapolis which will elevate the play of the Vikings and keep the game competitive. Ultimately, I think Green Bay, the four point favorite, will win the game and cover the spread, but it should be an entertaining game nonetheless.
3. Jets/Patriots at Noon
If you would’ve told me at the beginning of the season that through five weeks in the season, the Jets and Patriots would have the same record I would have run away from you quickly, because clearly you are insane, but here we are and both teams are coming into this game with three wins and two losses, which to be honest is more wins than I thought New York would have on the entire season. New England is a nine and a half point favorite, and while I think they get the win, I’m going to take the Jets with the points and hope that they can keep it close and decide to stave off their inevitable breakdown for another week.
2. Lions/Saints at Noon
The Lions are clearly the better team, yet for some reason the Saints are a three point favorite. I think it will be a good game but I think Matt Stafford and the Detroit offense is going to rip apart the New Orleans defense, and despite valiant efforts by Drew Brees and the offense, they aren’t going to be able to keep up. Lions win.
- Steelers/Chiefs at 3:25
At first glance, this was easily the best game of the NFL weekend, and after looking further into the other games, this one still holds up as the best and the one I’m most excited about. There is a real chance that the only undefeated team in the league goes down today at the hands of the Steelers who are only a three and a half point underdog. While I think it will be a close game, I think the Chiefs will walk away the win and remain unbeaten.