Final week ended with the baddest of dangerous beats, our arduous-earned Redskins cowl going up in smoke on that silly fumbled lateral throwback.
And now this week begins with the duty of making an attempt to determine who will win between two zero-four groups — the Giants and Chargers — who’re co-authoring a e-book on new methods to lose.
It’s a jungle out right here, people! However right here goes.
The Giants are being pulled in plenty of totally different instructions — from the anthem-kneeling challenge to the canine-pee landing celebration — and there’s no signal of management coming from anyplace.
The Chargers have their very own issues — they play in a miniature soccer stadium and alienated most of their followers by shifting. However a slight lean to them due to the accidents on the Giants’ protection, and since they’ve a legendary tight finish in Antonio Gates, and that place often kills the Giants.
Would anybody be stunned if this recreation goes to additional time and ends in a tie, with each kickers lacking area objectives?
The decide: Chargers +three
Jets (decide ’em) over BROWNS: Who would have thought the Jets can be a decide ’em on the street this season? Nicely, they’re altering a number of perceptions and displaying to be a younger, quick and cohesive bunch. Josh McCown has been calmly efficient whereas the Browns’ DeShone Kizer seems a bit of frantic.
Payments (+three) over BENGALS: Like getting factors with a energetic Payments bunch. Coach Sean McDermott is a wonderful defensive thoughts who might ship Andy Dalton again into the tailspin he was in earlier than a 31-7 win at Cleveland final week.
STEELERS (-eight) over Jaguars: The Jags misplaced on the Jets, with no bye-week buffer after enjoying in London. A second consecutive street recreation looms as problematic, notably contemplating the place they’re going. The Steelers’ offense hasn’t actually clicked but (21, 26, 17, 26 factors) however might right here if the Jags are draggin’.
Titans (-2¹/₂) over DOLPHINS: First true house recreation for the Dolphins, who’ve hop-scotched from Los Angeles to New Jersey to London to Miami with out the good thing about a bye week. Titans acquired steamrolled in Houston and certain will probably be with out Marcus Mariota however appear to be the higher group prime-to-backside right here.
49ers (+1) over COLTS: Although they’re zero-four, the 49ers have been so shut, dropping by three at Seattle, by two to the Rams and by three at Arizona in OT. This can be a workforce that basically seems to be hungry for that first “W” for rookie coach Kyle Shanahan, whereas the Colts look as in the event that they’re biding time till Andrew Luck will get…