Happy New Year to everyone! I hope this New Year brings you better opportunities and perspective and maybe a little luck for my picks this week. I hope to break the 2-2 chain I’ve been on the past few weeks.
Last week Cleveland surprised me, the Giants showed their true colors, Miami proved its organization is better prepared for the playoffs than Buffalo, and Green Bay displayed remarkable December Packer football. Also, for the wise words of my Uncle Jim, “don’t depend on Eli Manning he is way too inconsistent.”
If this is your first time reading the Flamin’ Four and have no idea what this about or what I just talked about, it’s okay I explained everything in Flamin’ Four – Week 10 Blog. Let’s get to some picks.
New Orleans Saints (+7.5) at Atlanta Falcons
Drew Brees is a sensational quarterback that has been on an average for the past 5 years and it’s slightly disappointing. With that being said, there is no one that Brees knows better than division foe Atlanta. This game isn’t a rest game for Atlanta they still have to win to lock up a first round bye in the playoffs and I believe they will but not without a fight from Drew Brees and the Saints.
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers (-3)
Pittsburgh is resting everyone and their brother this week, however that doesn’t get rid of the fact that they are playing the lousy Browns. The Browns finally won their first game of the season last week and you might think that some of that luck will carry over into Pittsburgh, but I don’t believe it will. Some the Steelers backups will surprise people today as they roll over Cleveland by a touchdown
Buffalo Bills (-4.5) at New York Jets
The Bills have been in the news a lot this week with the firing of their head coach Rex Ryan. So, thinking that they will win by 5 points is crazy right well here’s why. The Jets have been horrendous the second half of the season, their players have given up on the coaches and they are more worried about snapchat than the game. With, Brandon Marshall out and Lesean McCoy and Sammy Watkins playing the bills win easily even with EJ Manuel at quarterback.
Green Bay Packers (-3.5) at Detroit Lions
Green Bay is the hottest team in football and Aaron Rodgers is playing his best football at right time. Detroit has looked average the past two weeks versus the Cowboys and Giants. This is a playoff game and depends majorly on momentum (ask the 2008 Giants) and the Packers have all the momentum which leads them to victory on Sunday night.
All my betting lines are from VegasInsider.com under the VI Consensus column, which is the most frequent betting line among Las Vegas and Online sportsbooks.
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