5 weeks in the books and our best bets are 11-6. Not too bad in these uncertain, unprecedented times. This week
ATLANTA FALCONS @ MINNESOTA VIKINGS: The 0-5 Falcons have allowed an average of 32.2 points per game and have looked just terrible on defense. The 1-4 Vikings have been brutal in defending the pass, the one thing the Falcons have done well. Vikings have also given up an average of 30.4 points per game. Expect a shootout here.
PICK: OVER 54.5
DETROIT LIONS -3 @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: The Lions started the season with a pretty tough schedule, losing to the Bears (should have won) and Packers. They beat the Cardinals and then lost to the Saints. Those teams are a combined 14-5. After opening the season with a win against the Colts, the Jags lost to the Titans, Dolphins, Bengals and Texans. Those 4 teams are 8-10-1. Lions are coming off the BYE. Take the Lions.
PICK: LIONS -3
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM @ NEW YORK GIANTS -3: 1-4 VS 0-5. The only way you are watching this game is if you have $ on it. After a win vs, the Eagles in week one, the WFT got out of their division and lost 4 in a row averaging 15 per game. The winless Giants had lost their first 4 games to the Steelers, Bears, Niners and Rams. Those teams are 14-5. In week 5 they lost a close one 37-34, albeit against the Cowboys. Somebody is going to win another game in this dumpster fire of a division.
PICK: GIANTS -3
LOS ANGELES RAMS -3 @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: Last years NFC Super Bowl reps have stumbled out to 3-2 start, largely in part to injuries, including QB Jimmy G. An embarrassing loss to Miami last week (43-17) will have them rolling out the red carpet for Garoppolo’s return. The Rams, while 4-1, in our opinion are a soft 4-1 with their 4 wins coming against the entire NFC East (remember, the dumpster fire?) That division is a combined 4-15. Big step up in competition here against a hungry team welcoming back their QB.
PICK: 49ERS +3
Good luck with all your bets this weekend.