It’s no secret that NFL observers for the most part like New England and Tom Brady.
How could they not?
Brady is the best quarterback in NFL history with 7 Super Bowl games and 5 wins. He played well enough to win all seven. So it’s hard to pick against the Pats.
Today we have Atlanta at the Eagles with the Falcons a 3 point favorite.
Why? Simple, the quarterbacks.
The Eagles Nick Foles vs.Matt Ryan. We all watched Foles in Kansas City two seasons back. He was not impressive. The Chiefs had hoped he would be here a few years, perhaps replace Alex Smith at some point but nope.
The Eagles have a solid defense and a great new coach, former KC guy Doug Peterson. Foles has played well but I like Atlanta with their super bowl experience from last season.
New England plays the Chiefs victor Tennessee today as well.
The Pats are a 13 point favorite. I don’t like the spread and would have to tease these two games. All the talk about dissension between Brady and his coach over Tom’s ‘trainer’ issues and more, but I don’t buy it. Bill Belichick is the man in the NFL.
I see the Pats winning a closer game.
The Vikes are the No. 1 seed, but everyone questions their quarterback Case Keenum.
The guy was 4th string now a couple games away from a home gamein the Super Bowl.
Vikes have the defense but the Saints have Drew Brees who like Brady, is a sure hall of famer down the road and has Super Bowl experience with a win.
I like the Saints in a close one.
Lastly we have the Steelers at home vs. the Jags. Pittsburgh is favored and should be, but they are a little off their big years with their defense being not as strong and Big Ben up and down. I didn’t like the fact that the Jags got slammed and scored on at will by the Niners a couple weeks back either.
So I like the Steelers in another close one.
I was on target last week, only missing the call on KC over the Titans and a push but a win with Alabama in the national title game.
So lets see what happens this weekend.
ATLANTA + 3 OVER EAGLES IN A TEASE WITH PATS -7 OVER THE TITANS
STEELERS -1 OVER THE JAGS IN A TEASE WITH NEW ORLEANS +11 OVER THE VIKES.