Another successful week is in the books as we went 2-1 and finished +3.75 units! It appears that the football world is becoming more stable once again and hopefully we can continue this push into the end of the season. Let’s take a look at what week 9 has to offer.
Philadelphia Eagles (-2) @ Houston Texans: Houston does have a the defense that is able to slow down this Eagles offense, but I think the Eagles defense can slow down the Texans as well. The Eagles have been beating bad teams and losing close games to good teams all season. I tend to think that the Texans are leaning towards the weaker team category. I think the Texans will keep it close, but I think ultimately, the Eagles will be able to capitalize more than the Texans and pull away late. Eagles to win, -135 to win 3 units.
Oakland Raiders @ Seattle Seahawks (-13): We all know the Raiders are bad, but the truth is, the Seahawks are not the same team that won the Super Bowl a few months ago. They were taken out at home by Dallas and even lost on the road to a lowly Rams team. Last week the eeked out a win against an inconsistent Panthers team. Heck, they haven’t won by two touchdowns since week 1 this season. I know the Raiders aren’t very good, but they have played some tough teams very close. They even had a chance to beat the Patriots at the end, so I am going to take the points and ride with the Raiders. Raiders +14.5 -145 to win 3 units.
Peyton Manning (-3) @ Tom Brady: I’m sorry, Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots…. I am leaning toward this game becoming a shootout. The Broncos have a high powered offense and a defense capable of getting after the QB, but they have had some poor late game execution this season. The Patriots have looked dead in the water but then bounced back to dominate 4 of their last 5 games, of course, none of them were against a quality team like the Broncos. However, we are not asking the Patriots to win by 20, just t win by 1, so I am going to side with the home field advantage and take the Patriots. Patriots +140, risking 3 units.