Red was 3-3 in Week One.
This week’s trivia question: Who is the only player to inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio and the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame?
Your War and Peace Pick of the Week – Chiefs over Eagles. Chiefs come off of long break high on the real thing – beating NFL Champs. Chiefs look to have two incredible playmakers in Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill. Throw in a top tier TE in Travis Kelce and maybe Alex Smith finally realizes his first overall pick potential. Losing Eric Berry at Safety is a big hit, but the Chiefs offense can win a lot of high scoring games. Look for Chiefs to outscore everyone this season. Eagles offense is no slouch either, but can’t keep up this week. Take the over at whatever. Kansas City 40 Philadelphia 35
Your Northwest Pick of the Week – Seahawks over 49ers. Seahawks are ashamed of giant smelly turd they dropped in Wisconsin last week. 49ers are weeks away from being competitive – especially on hostile turf in the far Northwest. Nonetheless, Seahawks offense looks inept and struggles to overcome itself but pulls away in the end. Turd less smelly this week. Red likes the under at 43. Seattle 20 Santa Clara 9
Your Texas Pick of the Week – Broncos over Cowboys. Cowboys offense was efficient in moving ball but inefficient in scoring against a good Giants defense. Will it fare better against a better Broncos defense? Probably not. Broncos offense is no great shakes either. This looks like tough defensive battle with first team to break 14 points winning. Which means it will be a high-scoring affair. Or not. Or maybe. Or not. Make up your mind Red. Not. Take either the Broncos +3 or the under at 43. Denver 15 Arlington 13.
Your Moon over Miami Pick of the Week – Chargers get favorable draw with Dolphins attempting to overcome Reverse Triple Time Zone Hex, Tropical/Mediterranean Climate Shift Humidity and Hurricane Hangover Factor after having their city ripped up. Will they win one for the displaced fans back home? It didn’t work for Houston. It won’t be enough for Dolphins either. P. Rivers still capable of putting up awe inspiring numbers in any given week. This is that week. Chargers almost cover the over at 44 by their lonesome. Los Angeles Chargers 43 Miami 21.
Your Run and Boot Pick of the Week – Titans over Jaguars. Jaguars are just excited to not completely suck anymore. Of course, beating the Texans may not be much of a measure of absolute suckitude or lack thereof. Titans are disappointed after being pushed around by Raiders. With a good offensive line, Fournette looks capable of keeping Jags in a lot of games, but the loss of go-to wideout Robinson really hurts. Titans will bounce back big time this week. Stay away from this one. Tennessee 35 Jacksonville 20
Your Big Collapse Pick of the Week – Falcons over Packers. This is Red’s NFL Game of the Week. Neither team looked great last week with both teams winning by one score. The Falcons struggled on the road against the lowly Bears and the Packers were just efficient enough to dispatch the sinking Seahawks. This will feature a match-up of what are likely to be the top two quarterbacks at season end. And neither team has much of a defense to speak of. The bookies think so as well with a big ass O/U line at 53.5. Red likes over here. Red also likes plain yogurt. Atlanta 31 Green Bay 27.
Just for grins if you are looking for a huge parlay, this weekend presents a rare opportunity for the intrepid bettor with multiple teams attempting to overcome the Reverse Triple Time Zone Hex. Dolphins at Chargers, Jets at Raiders and OTNA’s at Rams all are looking at long plane rides home.
And again, Red is steering clear of the train wreck that is the Texans right now. Although, Red kind of wishes he could have been there for the beginning of the end of the Bill O’ the Clown era of Texans football. Pulling your starting quarterback in the first game of the season is a bush league move. Bill O’ is a bush league kind of guy – having done that in 2 out of the last 3 seasons.