Week 8 Record: 13-1 (SU), 11-3 (ATS), Confidence Score = 104/105, Survivor Pick = Washington Redskins (+)
BYE WEEK: San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans
SU = Straight Up, SU-C = Confidence Index (Straight Up), ATS = Against the Spread
So I thought last week was awesome…not sure HOW, but this week was even better! Only 1 game went against me in Week 8 SU, and that was my game with a shiny 1 point confidence level. Truth is that I was tempted to go with Seattle, but convinced myself that the Lions were on the up between playing at home, figuring out Kerryon Johnson is an answer and must get the rock, and their pass rush versus a non-existent Seahawks O-Line. Well, blemishes like this are ones I can handle!
Beyond this, The Saints continue to do right by me, as they once more win as a road dog in a tough matchup and are slowly showing that their run last year was no fluke. If they remain healthy, I think they could be the team to beat in the NFC. Yeah, THE team. Not the Rams. The SAINTS!!!
Josh Rosen got himself his first win as the Cardinals won an UGLY affair 18-15 over the hapless 49ers. The Redskins did just enough to maintain their NFC East lead, and the Steelers thumped the Browns this time and are seizing control of the AFC North, led by the club record setting RB Conner, he of the consecutive 2 TDs per game streak. Looks like they have figured out how to live life without Leveon Bell.
My one personal disappointment, in hindsight, is likely the Chiefs game, as I should have gone with the Broncos there ATS, and I would have had I gone against a -10 as apparently that game opened (I need to get my spreads earlier perhaps?). Not blaming anyone but myself, but I can see where that was the most ambitious of my selections. In CINCY, who could have envisioned a Winston egg and consequent bout of Fitzmagic – the only reason the Bengals didn’t cover there.
Two straight weeks of unprecedented success for me – is Week 9 the beginning of regression for my predictions SURE TO FAIL??? Tune in and find out!
|Atul (SU)||Atul (SU-C)||Atul (ATS)|
|Miami Dolphins (4-3) at Houston Texans (4-3)||Texans||10||Texans (-7.5)|
|Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4)||Eagles||9||Eagles (-3)|
|New York Jets (3-4) at Chicago Bears (4-3)||Bears||6||Bears (-6)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-3)||Bengals||7||Bengals (-6)|
|Seattle Seahawks (3-3) at Detroit Lions (3-3)||Lions||1||Lions (-2.5)|
|Denver Broncos (3-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-1)||Chiefs||13||Chiefs (-9)|
|Washington Redskins (4-2) at New York Giants (1-6)||Redskins||5||Redskins (-1)|
|Cleveland Browns (2-4-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2-1)||Steelers||12||Steelers (-7.5)|
|Baltimore Ravens (4-3) at Carolina Panthers (4-2)||Panthers||2||Panthers (Pick’Em)|
|Indianapolis Colts (2-5) at Oakland Raiders (1-5)||Colts||8||Colts (-1.5)|
|Green Bay Packers (3-2-1) at Los Angeles Rams (7-0)||Rams||4||Packers (+8.5)|
|San Francisco 49ers (1-5) at Arizona Cardinals (1-5)||Cardinals||3||Cardinals (Pick’Em)|
|New Orleans Saints (5-1) at Minnesota Vikings (4-2-1)||Saints||11||Saints (+2.5)|
|New England Patriots (5-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-5)||Patriots||14||Patriots (-13)|