Last weeks picks were a bit skewed with it being the first week of the season. You are getting every team at 100% health and knowing that they are on even ground with one another, so everyone plays a little above there actual talent level. As the weeks go on, we will see a separation from top to bottom around the league. So this week we are going to share with you some potential upsets against the spread.
New York Jets (+13) against New England Patriots
The Patriots will win this game, but I would pick the Jets all day in this one against the spread. They are getting 13 points against a New England team that has virtually no weapons for Tom Brady to throw to. The Patriots will try and establish a run with Steven Ridley, which will make for a ground and pound, slow tempo game. Unless Geno Smith turns the ball over multiple times, the Jets should be able to keep this game fairly close tonight. I like New England in getting the win, but not covering. Patriots 24-14
New Orleans Saints (-3 1/2) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I know this game is in Tampa, but they are an absolute mess right now. The locker room is torn and the players are making accusations against the coaching staff for rigging the votes for team captains. For me, I look at last week where the Saints beat the Falcons and Tampa Bay lost to a Jets team that was projected to be one of the worst teams in the league. The Saints have Sean Payton back and the offense appears to be clicking again so expect the Saints to run away with this one. Saints 34-13
Dallas Cowboys (+3) against the Kansas City Chiefs
I know the Chiefs are improved under Andy Reid and Arrowhead is a very difficult place to play, but the Cowboys are a very good team and the Chiefs are a decent team. I think regardless of where these two teams play, the Cowboys will come out on top. Tony Romo looked efficient and took what the Giants defense gave him last week, and I think he’ll do the same this week. If the Chiefs take away Dez like the Giants did, he’ll have to settle for throwing balls to Miles Austin and Jasen Witten, which aren’t bad options. Cowboys 23-17