That’s one, two, three, four, five, six winners in a row now!
We are on fire on the teaser picks!
With a record of 7-3 let’s keep it going this weekend…..
Remember, this is a gut pick aka not a system pick…..
Below you will find our 13 point teaser picks as well as a brief description for each game.
Buffalo @ Kansas City (Take KC +12)
Seattle @ San Francisco (Take SF -0.5)
Philadelphia @ Dallas (Take DAL +9.5)
Tennessee @ Miami (Take MIA -0)
Buffalo @ Kansas City (Take KC +12):
Full disclosure, I would not be shocked in the slightest if Buffalo wins this one, and honestly, I kinda think they will win.
The Bills are due a win, and the Chiefs have been inconsistent of late.
That said, this is still the Chiefs, and it is still the Chiefs at home.
Kansas City may lose, but the Chiefs getting 12 points at home is about as good as you can hope for.
Seattle @ San Francisco (Take SF -0.5):
This one is pretty self explanatory.
Sometimes weird things can happen with divisional matchups, but I do not see that being an issue here.
The 49ers are the hottest team in the NFL right now, at home, and playing an average Seahawks team.
Take San Fran to essentially win here.
Philadelphia @ Dallas (Take DAL +9.5):
If you can get this to +10.5, then you are really killing it here.
I like Dallas to win straight up – this game matters far more for the Cowboys than it does Philly.
In other words, Dallas HAS to win this game, and with it being at home that only increases the likelihood of a Cowboys win.
Tennessee @ Miami (Take MIA -0):
Last but not least, we have a Monday Night Football pick.
The Dolphins are at home, where they have been strong all season, and playing an average to below average Titans team.
All we need is a Dolphins win, and I expect them to do that, hopefully fairly comfortably.
NFL Week 13 has concluded and there is a new king in town…..
Let’s review who has become the dominant force in the NFL….
San Francisco 42 @ Philadelphia 19:
The 49ers had a STATEMENT win on Sunday!
Going into Philadelphia and winning is a great accomplishment on it’s own….
But to completely dismantle the Eagles?
That is even more impressive.
In doing so, the Niners have laid down a marker that they will be the team to beat for the rest of the season (assuming the stay healthy).
When healthy, there is probably not a better team in the NFL, so time will tell if that trend continues.
For the Eagles they will have serious questions to answer.
You can’t say this came entirely out of the blue….
The Eagles had been winning a few too many close games in recent weeks.
On the bright side, they can still earn the number one seed in the NFC, so their eyes can stay fixed on that.
Kansas City 19 @ Green Bay 27:
Has the Jordan Love era officially arrived?
He was masterful on Sunday night, and outplayed Patrick Mahomes on the way to a big time win.
The Packers have now played their way into a real chance to make the postseason – something that seemed unthinkable 3 weeks ago.
On the Chiefs side there seems to be a lot of panic from media reporters, but I would recommend caution.
If there is anyone who can figure out a way to get their team over the line it is Patrick Mahomes.
I fully expect KC to go on a strong winning streak here soon….
Seattle 35 @ Dallas 41:
The offense certainly came out in this one!
Both teams scored early and often on their way to a very entertaining game.
Ultimately, the result still played out how many expected.
Dallas got the win at home against an okay Seahawks team.
Seattle lacks the firepower to really put fear into opponents on a week by week basis.
For the Cowboys it is a 4th straight win…..
However, the cupcakes are now over and one with.
The real part of the Cowboys schedule starts this week with a matchup at home against the Eagles.
Cincinnati 34 @ Jacksonville 31:
I’m not sure this game could have gone more wrong for the Jags.
Losing to a backup quarterback named Jake Browning is one thing.
It is another thing to lose your starting quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, due to injury.
Lawrence is the face of the franchise, so it is imperative that he gets healthy sooner rather than later.
In the meantime Jacksonville will have to make due with C.J. Beathard at quarterback.
Denver 17 @ Houston 22:
Another week, another win for the Houston Texans.
They have won 4 of 5, and with the Trevor Lawrence injury, could maybe steal the division crown from the Jags.
C.J. Stroud in all likelihood will win rookie of the year based on his incredible performance.
In recent years rookie quarterbacks typically struggle in their first season, but he has managed to break that trend.
So special props need to be given out to both Stroud and the Houston Texans!
The Conference Championships concluded, and in their wake was PLENTY of drama!
I am here to get you caught up on the wackiness from this past weekend.
Georgia 24 vs Alabama 27:
The matchup between the two heavyweights did not disappoint.
Alabama largely outplayed Georgia before holding on at the end.
But that was nothing compared to the aftermath.
With Georgia losing that opened the door for a team to make their way into a playoff spot.
It was down to a 12-1 Alabama or a 13-0 Florida State.
Ultimately, the committee decided that a 12-1 Alabama could not be left out over a severely compromised Florida State (Jordan Travis, the star QB is out for the season).
Regardless of how you feel about it, this was one of the more wild sequences in College Football history…..
Louisville 6 vs Florida State 16:
Speaking of the wildness…..
Spoiler alert, FSU did win their game, which is why we had all this drama.
In what was a defensive clinic, it was the Noles who outlasted the Cards.
Ultimately, it did not mean much, since Florida State became the first undefeated power 5 team to be left out in the CFP era.
To add to the pain Florida State now has a bowl matchup against the Georgia Bulldogs….
You know, the same one that has not lost to a team other than Alabama in over 3 years.
Oregon 31 vs Washington 34:
The only major upset this weekend involved the Huskies taking down the Ducks.
It did not change the bigger picture because both teams knew they were likely in with a win.
Despite being nearly a double digit underdog Washington was able to come away with the victory, and finish the season undefeated.
For Oregon it was a missed chance, as both teams transition to the Big 10 next season…..
Oklahoma State 21 vs Texas 49:
Texas COMPLETELY dominated this one from start to finish proving they belong in the CFP.
To be fair, Oklahoma State is not exactly among the nations elite, but Texas has still been one of the best teams all season.
The Longhorns reward is a matchup with the aforementioned Washington Huskies in the College Football Playoff Semifinal.
There will likely be loads of points in that one as well!
That caps the review for this week, there were only 4 games that were truly meaningful!
Week 13 of the NFL Season is here!
Time to get your prepared for the weekend’s biggest games……
San Francisco (8-3) @ Philadelphia (10-1) 4:25 PM EST:
It seems like the Eagles playing a tough opponent is becoming an almost weekly occurrence.
Next up on the docket is the San Francisco 49ers in what should be another great game.
This is also a rematch from last year’s NFC Championship game.
A game in which Brock Purdy got hurt and the Niners could never recover.
Interestingly despite being 10-1 and being at home, the Eagles are underdogs at +3.
That is likely due to Philly’s unsustainably good fortune in close games bailing them out time and again.
And when combined with the lethalness San Fran possesses you can understand why the Niners are favored.
Still, you should not be surprised if the Eagles find a way to win another close one…..
This will be a great game for your Sunday viewing pleasure.
Kansas City (8-3) @ Green Bay (5-6) 8:20 PM EST:
Talk about a massive opportunity for Green Bay.
At home, playing the defending Super Bowl champs, and playing their best ball of the season.
There is a real chance to announce the Jordan Love era with a big primetime win.
On the other side this is usually around the time Patrick Mahomes and company start to kick it into gear.
Like the Patriots under Brady, they will take their bumps early in the season, but get hot towards the latter portion of the year.
KC won last time out and will look to make it two in a row in front of the raucous Lambeau Field crowd.
The Chiefs come in as -6 favorites.
Denver (6-5) @ Houston (6-5) 1:00 PM EST:
I say this every week but it is still unfathomable to think the Texans are playing meaningful games under a first year QB and head coach.
It is even more unfathomable that the meaningful game includes the Broncos, who themselves are on a 5 game win streak.
The NFL is a funny league sometimes, so who knows what will happen in this encounter.
One things for sure, these are two teams playing some good ball in what will be an intriguing matchup.
Lastly, Houston comes in as a -3 favorite.
Cincinnati (5-6) @ Jacksonville (8-3) 8:15 PM EST:
If Jake Browning and the Bengals are going to pull off an upset here they are going to need more than the 10 points they scored last week.
Jacksonville comes having won 7 of 8, and in that time they have played well on both sides of the ball.
Cincy will have to hope the defense can limit Trevor Lawrence and company aka make this a rock fight.
If they do that, then maybe the Bengals have a chance of covering the +8.5 on Monday Night Football.
Detroit (8-3) @ New Orleans (5-6) 1:00 PM EST:
Both teams are looking to bounce back from disappointing losses in the prior week.
For Detroit, Jared Goff has not been as efficient at keeping the ball as he was earlier in the season.
That is less than ideal going into a tough matchup against the Saints defense.
For New Orleans, they are just not a great team.
They need to accept that a rebuild is needed – currently they are right smack dab in the average category.
Yes, the Saints could still win the division, but what is the point?
This is not a team that will win multiple games in the playoffs.
Nonetheless New Orleans comes in as a +4 underdog.
We will see which team can bounce back.
Conference Championship week is here!
Last night got us started off with the Conference USA and PAC 12 Championships.
Let’s get you prepared for the day ahead…..
#1 Georgia (12-0) vs #8 Alabama (11-1) 4:00 PM EST:
I saw a line that said “Other than Michigan vs Ohio State, this is the biggest game in College Football”.
I tend to agree.
It features arguably the two best programs in the entire sport, and it features the hunter vs the hunted.
Usually Nick Saban is the hunted, but Kirby Smart and Georgia have become the new gold standard in College Football.
Alabama wants to reclaim their throne, and winning this game would put them back at the forefront.
A win for the Tide would also give them a potential playoff birth, so there is a lot on the line here.
Amazingly, despite Georgia being on a 29 game win streak, and having one loss in the last 3 years, the Dawgs MUST win to ENSURE they are in the playoff.
Georgia comes in as a -5.5 favorite in what will hopefully be another all time classic.
#14 Louisville (10-2) vs #4 Florida State (12-0) 8:00 PM EST:
Out of the upset possibilities this seems to be the one most likely.
The odds certainly trend that way.
Florida State opened as a -5.5 favorite but it is down to -1.5.
Ironically, Louisville has not done themselves any favors in recent weeks.
The Cardinals lost to their rival Kentucky last week, and in general, have not looked like a top 15 team.
But, if Louisville can pull off the upset, the Noles will 100% be out of the playoff conversation.
#18 Oklahoma State (9-3) vs #7 Texas (11-1) 12:00 PM EST:
Like most games this weekend, this one has playoff implications.
Oklahoma State is playing with house money, but for the Longhorns to remain in the CFP conversation, Texas must win.
Oddsmakers believe the Longhorns will win this one easily – they are currently a -15 favorite.
But, I just wonder if Oklahoma State may have something up their sleeve to make this more of a game than it may seem?
Tune in to find out.
#2 Michigan (12-0) vs #16 Iowa (10-2) 8:00 PM EST:
Does Iowa have any real chance of winning this game?
The Hawkeyes have been unconvincing all year, and the one time they played a good opponent (Penn State) they lost 31-0.
As it turns out, Michigan is even better than Penn State so who knows how ugly this one gets.
For Iowa to have any chance their defense is going to have to perform otherworldly maneuvers.
In other words, allow next to no points.
The Iowa offensive struggles have been documented for some time, so any points from the offense will be considered a victory.
Michigan is a -21.5 favorite in a game that could get ugly……
SMU (10-2) vs #22 Tulane (11-1) 4:00 PM EST:
As the currently highest ranked non power 5 team Tulane likely needs to just win to get into a NY6 bowl.
I doubt this game will be watched by many given that Alabama vs Georgia will be going on at the same time.
Tulane has the chance to make it to a big time bowl game for the second year in a row.
Not too shabby for the Green Wave!
They are -3 favorites against SMU – if you are watching and or betting this game, then you are a true diehard College Football fan and you deserve the upmost respect!