Last week wasn’t ideal, going 1-3 after adding the Chiefs to my card, only hitting on the Bills. This week I’m feeling a clean sweep to get back to .500 on the early season!
Edit: Since published, the Bears announced Fields will be starting Sunday.
CHI +7 over over CLE
While nothing is official it seems, all signs point to Justin Fields getting his first career start with Andy Dalton banged up and “week to week.” The touchdown the Browns are given here feels like a lot if Fields is the man under center, especially with the way the Bears and David Montgomery have been able to run the ball so far this season.
While the Browns have been good against the run this season, it’s been against a Chiefs team playing from behind and a bad Jaguars team that also spent most of the 2nd half playing catch up. We’ve seen Cleveland be vulnerable through the air in Week 1, so I like Fields and the Bears balanced offense to put up enough points to at least cover the spread and make it a tight game.
SEA -1.5 over MIN
The Seahawks followed up their easy win against the Colts with a meltdown OT loss against the Titans, proving once again you never know what to expect with them. The Vikings fell to 0-2 after losing two nail biters to the Bengals and Cardinals. While the Seahawks are always a dangerous team to bet on, they beat a Colts team a lot of people expected to compete for the AFC South and lost to the Titans, a team I still feel like is top 3 in the AFC.
Just looking at their games compared to who the Vikings have lost to, I have to go with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to win and cover this small spread. Seattle is a much more balanced team overall on both sides of the ball and in a tier above the Vikings in the NFC, so I’m riding with them.
GB +3.5 over SF
This may be dumb, but I’m pretending like Week 1 didn’t happen and basing this off of what we saw from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Monday Night Football against the Lions, AKA what we’ve seen from him from the past decade plus for the most part. I think these are two of the best teams in the NFC and this game could go either way, so with Green Bay having the QB advantage and I’ll take the points and bank on a road win or close loss.
NFL YTD: 3-6 (-2.70u)