Jeremy, who is a regular contributor to the blog, (and a Jets/Yankees/NBA fan. gross) is going to start giving me his NFL weekly picks to post. Below is version number 1.
I'm not sure if Jeremy actually put "Jets" and "Picks" together on purpose...but obviously the second I heard the title of the weekly "column" I decided to make a nice graphic I can post at the top every time. I hope you all make some $$$ with these picks!!!
Welcome to the first edition of JET’s Picks. I plan to give you all my 3-team Teaser of the week and then pick my 3 favorite games ATS. Hopefully I can pick some winners. Just because I publish these picks on this blog doesn’t necessarily mean these are the bets I am taking. Obviously injuries can occur, or I can change my mind if I hear something, but most likely this is what I am taking. I Jeremy Guarantee a good time.
For those who aren’t aware of how a Teaser works, here is a quick guide. For a 3-team Teaser, you are adding 10 points to the spread for 3 the teams you pick. For instance, if I took the Jets as part of my teaser, and they were originally +1, then I would have the Jets at +11. Simple enough. Now on to the picks.
Seahawks -2 (originally -12)
Cardinals +1 (originally -9)
Texans +3 (originally -7)
Seahawks are at home this week against the lowly Vikings. Seahawks are finally getting healthy with Harvin set to return along with 3 offensive linemen. Good chance they cover the large spread of 12 too, but I like my chances here only giving 2 at home. The Cardinals defense is playing lights out this season, and should have no problem with the Jags. Peterson should shut down Cecil Shorts and the rush defense is 3rd in the league and should be able to stop MJD. This may be a close one, but I don’t see the Cards losing or even the Jags winning 2 in a row. For the Texans, they have burned me time after time this season. Their season is lost, but Keenum has sparked some life into the offense and has the crowd behind him. The Raiders are playing terrible of late, and it’s possible they will be without Pryor at QB. It will be ugly, but the Texans should come out on top.
Browns +6 @ Bengals
The Browns won against the Bengals in their previous meeting, but that was with Brian Hoyer at QB. Still, Campbell has been playing very well since taking over for Weeden and they are right in the thick of this AFC North/Wild Card hunt. Their defense should be able to do enough in this game to keep it close as the Bengals offense is nothing special. They may lose, but it will be close. Take the points.
Saints -3 vs. 49ers
Drew Brees and the Saints are just a different animal at home. 49ers are coming off a tough loss at home against the Panthers and I think they lose another one here. I know the 49ers pulled out the win last year in NO, but the Saints look like a team on a mission this season.
Chiefs +8 @ Broncos
I know its Peyton Manning and he is at home, but I will take the undefeated team with the best defense in football getting 8 points all day. Peyton Manning hobbling around on his ankle should still have a fine game, but I don’t see them getting past 30 points this game. As long as Alex Smith does what he does best, not make mistakes, they keep this one close.