So, it wasn’t exactly the start we had planned. Thankfully, Week 2 is off to a much more promising start. (It couldn’t get much worst, to be frank.)
My first SuperContest Week ended in a 1-4 thud. It could have been better, but a) some of my picks were, well, debatable and b) Denver threw the remaining gasoline on the week that was against the Colts. But that’s the past. This week, thanks to a solid Thursday night, we’ve already matched last week’s total. This is both sad and encouraging.
As a reminder of how this whole thing came about, Odd Shark sponsored some of us into this year’s large NFL gamblin’ bash. It’s our job not to embarrass ourselves, although this little bit starts… now. More on the contest can be found here.
As for this week’s picks, here’s where I’m going with my five selections. And, if you’re into NFL trends, you should really go here once you’re done.
Ravens (-2.5) vs. Steelers: So, yeah. This worked out, which is nice. I thought the distractions would prove to be a nonissue and they were. Hooray, limited success!
Cowboys (+3.5) vs. Titans: I picked the Cowboys last week, and apparently I enjoy being miserable. (But seriously, Dallas is poised to back this week as the entire nation sprints the other way.)
Bengals (-5.5) vs. Falcons: Kudos to Atlanta is Week 1. With that said, the ATL line is a mess and the Bengals should expose that. Oh, and Cincinnati is 9-1 ATS in the last 10 at home.
Giants (+2.5) vs. Arizona: Speaking of betting on teams that looked like dumpster fires, here we go again. But at home, the Giants should look much better; at least that’s what the line tells us.
Vikings (+3) vs. Patriots: Well, yeah. I’d like out of this one—or at least want a few more points—given the Adrian Peterson developments, although that is not an option given the lines and timing. Still, not a dead bet by any means, but hard to absorb that loss. Matt Cassell you’ve totally got th-
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