Ravens 29 (-7.5)
This game was dominated by the Ravens from the start. Flacco is playing well as of late. Baltimore defense came with pressure and wasn’t letting Matt Ryan get comfortable in the pocket. Ravens now 5-2 and in first in the AFC North. Torrey Smith (3 rec, 81 yds, 1 td) and Roddy White (9 rec, 100 yds, 1 td) both with solid performances.
Redskins 19 (-5.5)
It wasn’t RGIII nor Kirk Cousins who led the game winning drive against the Titans. It was Colt McCoy! McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins at QB in the second half. Redskins win it on a 22 yard field goal by Kai Forbath with time expiring. Titans kept it close the whole way and covered on the road. Pierre Garcon (5 rec, 87 yds, 1 td) and Kendall Wright (6 rec, 68 yds, 1 td) both with solid performances. QB situation in Washington is messy.
Seahawks 26 (-7.5)
Rams pull off a shocker at home against their division rival Seahawks. Austin Davis had a near perfect game (18/21, 1 td). Tre Mason ran the ball well against the Seattle front 7. Rams pulled off a two trick plays on special teams that made Pete Carroll look like he was Mike Tyson coaching on the sidelines (see highlights below). Russell Wilson becomes the first QB in history to throw for over 300 yards and rush for over 100 yards in a game in a loss. The Super Bowl champs looked like they missed Percy Harvin out on the field and are now a mediocre 3-3 in the NFC West.
Browns 6 (-5.5)
Browns come back to reality against the Jaguars. Blake Bortles gets his first win as a QB in the NFL. Doesn’t matter how many games he wins though because he’s winning in life by dating this chick named Lindsey Duke. Pick up Allen Robinson in your fantasy leagues he is emerging as the Jaguars top receiver. Also former Michigan QB Dennard Robinson with 124 rushing yards and TD.
Colts 27 (-3.5)
Bengals look like a totally different team on the road. The Colts offense was clicking on all cylinders. The two headed monster of Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw is starting to develop. TY Hilton with another 100 yard receiving game. Luck throws for 344 yards and 2 TDs. Bengals get shut out. No cold cuts for Jeremy Hill this week.
Bills 17 (-5.5)
Bills win on a last minute TD from rookie Sammy Watkins. He had 2 TD’s on the day to go along with 9 catches and 122 receiving yards. Kyle Orton’s Bills are now 4-3. Vikings ran the ball well, but in the end their defense could not win the game for them. Bills loose both Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller to injury. Jackson will only be out for a couple weeks with a groin injury, but CJ is out for the year with a broken collarbone. The Bills will now look to former Eagles running back Bryce Brown to carry the workload.
Bears 14 (-3.5)
Dolphins +3.5 on the road was the pick of the week. Ryan Tannehill was nearly perfect (25/32, 277 yds, 2 TDs) against a Bears D that is very inconsistent. The Bears need to get back on track and are now 3-4. After the game Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler’s performance on the field to which Jay Cutler shook his head in a “i don’t give a shit” kinda way.
Lions 24 (-1.5)
Lions come back from 17-3 to win this one. Brees threw a pick in his own territory with less than 4 minutes to go in the game and Stafford capitalized with a go ahead TD to Corey Fuller with almost 2 minutes left. Saints now 0-4 on the road. Golden Tate with a hugeee game in Calvin Johnson’s absence with 10 catches for 154 yards and a TD.
Packers 38 (-7.5)
Packers win in commanding fashion against a beat up Panthers squad. Rodgers surgically removed the Panthers D for 255 yards and 3 TDs. Randall Cobb had 6 catches for 121 yards and TD. Jordy Nelson also had a TD. Packers now 5-2 and 3-0 in Lambeau Field.
Chargers 20 (-3.5)
Chiefs win on a 48 yard field goal by Brazilian born kicker Cairo Santos with 21 seconds left in the game. Alex Smith didn’t make any mistakes, Jamaal Charles ran well (95 yards, 1 TD), and the Chiefs defense held Phillip Rivers in check. Antonio Gates had another TD for the Chargers proving that he most certainly is a factor despite his old age.
Cardinals 24 (-3.5)
Cardinals cover easily on the road. Nothing stood out in this match except for the Cardinals d, but they played the Raiders so who cares really. Cardinals are now 5-1 and in the lead in the NFC West over the Seahawks and 49ers.
Cowboys 31 (-6.5)
Giants needed to win this one off of the terrible loss to the Eagles last week. They are falling in the NFC East standings. Cowboys improve to 6-1, and look like the team to beat in the NFC. DeMarco Murray becomes the first running back ever to have 100 yards rushing in his first 7 games of the season and is my candidate for MVP almost halfway through the season. America’s team is looking like a complete football team. Dez Bryant had a huge day with 9 catches for 151 yards. Eli played a great game with 3 TDs and 0 picks, but ends up on the losing side.
Broncos 42 (-7)
Congratulations to Mr. Peyton Manning, the best QB of all time, on his record for most TD’s thrown in history. I can seriously say that I’ve never seen anyone play the QB position like he does. He is the best at preparing for a defense and he makes his entire WR and TE core better. Demariyus Thomas said before the game that he has been trained by Peyton Manning. That’s really what Peyton does to his receivers. He tells them how to run their routes and where the ball will be placed and he executes perfectly. It has been a pleasure to watch Peyton all these years and its a great knowing that he will be on the field for more years to come. This game was all Peyton as the Broncos blowout the 49ers on Sunday night.
Steelers 30 (-3.5)
Besides Big Ben’s fumble, he was perfect in this one. Too many mistakes by the Texans with one interception thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick and fumbles by Arian Foster and Deandre Hopkins. Steelers scored points off of all those turnovers. They scored 24 points in the last 3:08 of the first half. I feel bad for JJ Watt. The man is a beast and is the only defense the Texans have without Jadaveon Clowney. Antonio Brown not only caught 9 catches for 90 yards, but he also threw a 3 yard TD pass.