Picking games in Week 1 ended with a solid showing for me, which is a change from recent NFL years. It’s a challenge to pick early-season games, even more so in the first week, but I somehow managed to go 10-6 against the spread in our CBSSports.com expert picks and 9-7 straight up.
It’s a little odd to do better ATS than straight up, but I will take it.
This week might be get-even week for a lot of teams that lost in Week 1. It also might be a week for some of those teams that looked dominant in their first game to come back to reality a bit.
So be careful, there are some pitfalls out there. There are upsets lurking.
I picked some outright underdogs to win here and several to cover. The dogs will be barking this week.
Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC, fubo)
The Eagles didn’t look good in beating the Patriots last week, which will change here. They are back home and have a game to get the rust off. The Vikings lost to the Bucs at home in a game where they moved the ball, but just turned it over too much. This is a prime-time game, which isn’t good for Kirk Cousins. Eagles big.
Pick: Eagles 30, Vikings 16
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, fubo)
Both of these teams are undefeated after the first week — and both showed well. The Packers are playing consecutive road games, which isn’t easy. But they are the better team. The defense will limit the Atlanta offense, while Jordan Love will continue to play well. The Packers get to 2-0.
Pick: Packers 27, Falcons 21
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)
The Bills are playing on a short week, but they will be fuming after blowing the Monday game to the Jets. Look for Josh Allen to bounce back in a big way at home against the Raiders. He will throw for 340 yards and three touchdowns to quiet his critics as the Bills get back on track.
Pick: Bills 33, Raiders 23
Well, well, well … it looks like the SportsLine Projection Model agrees with me that the Bills…
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Author : Pete Prisco
Publish date : 2023-09-17 14:22:36
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