Welcome to my first article diving into my weekly NFL picks. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I post my player props and NFL bets weekly – it is about time I put forth my logic and reasoning to give you that much more confidence in my selections. Last week, I went 5-0 on my Tallysight locks of the week, so let’s keep the momentum going! Since I have been announcing my NFL weekly locks, I am currently at 13-5. There were some great options this week, but I have narrowed it down to my 3 most confident.
Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles
The Baltimore Ravens have been nearly perfect against the spread this season with their lone loss against Lamar Jackson’s current kryptonite (Mahomes and the Chiefs). I believe this trend continues as the Philadelphia Eagles have been decimated by injuries and are missing starters like Desean Jackson and Lane Johnson. The Ravens defense should keep this Eagles offense in check and the offense should handle this banged up Philadelphia secondary with ease (keep an eye for my Marquise Brown player props on Twitter). A double digit spread is always daunting, but with a resume like the Ravens, this is just another day at the office.
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
As some of you may know based off my tweets and banter on the NFL Unwrapped show, I am a diehard Steelers fan. Fandom aside, I genuinely believe this will be a tight game with excitement to the end. The Browns are in a good place as they finally have figured out their identity on offense with their use of the running game and complimenting it with play action passing. The Steelers opponents on offense haven’t been the crème of the crop thus far, but this Browns unit will be a tough test. Defensively, the pass rush duo of TJ Watt and Bud Dupree among others should challenge this offensive line and keep Hunt in check (Miles Sanders had 80 yards on 11 carries, but 1 carry was 74 yards). Offensively, Big Ben should make quick work of the safety play since that is their main weakness. With the emergence of Chase Claypool, the Steelers should get in the endzone early and often as long as the offensive line can withstand Myles Garrett. With that being said, it is worth noting that David Decastro is out for Pittsburgh.
Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With a game hosting two hall of famers, you would of hoped they got the Sunday Night treatment (cough *please flex this game* cough). Tom Brady has had his ups and downs in Bruce Arians’ system, but he should be in good form 6 weeks in. This week just happens to be against “Angry” Aaron Rodgers who is a man on a mission this season. As one of the few undefeated teams, the Packers have managed to cement themselves as an offensive juggernaut, averaging 38 points a game. Tom Brady is more than capable of keeping up with all the weapons at his disposal, but Rodgers should cook this secondary right up. I am expecting a hall of fame shootout – give me the hot hand.
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