Al Walsh’s Picks for Sunday Night Football
Season Record: 13-14-2
Last Week: 3-2 (Wins: STL +8, NYG -4, NE +1 – Losses: SF -5.5, NYJ +8)
Things are starting to look up again with my picks and I love the lineup of games this Sunday. I had two losses last week- one a very close loss by a half-point with the Niners and on the opposite end of the spectrum, the Jets got romped. So the moral of last week was that I was great on the games played on East coast and not so much on the West. Something has to make sense, right? Let’s get to the picks….
DENVER -9 (buy to -7.5) over NY Jets
The Broncos lost Monte Ball last week but it’s not like he’s been doing much anyway. With the strength lying in the pass game, look for Peyton and company to take it to this awful Jets secondary up and down the field on Sunday. Simply put, Denver is far more superior than the Jets in every facet of the game.
BRONCOS 44 Jets 17
CLEVELAND -1.5 over Pittsburgh
Absolutely love this game right here, #1 play of the week. The Browns had an epic comeback last Sunday against Tennessee and those positive vibes are the kind of thing that usually carries over from week-to-week. They came out strong and won in Week 2 at home against New Orleans after falling just short of an epic comeback in Pittsburgh in Week 1. Cleveland’s defense can play with anyone in the NFL. I feel like a broken record constantly saying this but it’s becoming more evident each week.
BROWNS 20 Steelers 16
CHICAGO +3 over Atlanta
Everyone saw last week’s second half debacle by the Bears and that’s what’s going to stay fresh in the minds of everyone. Cutler and all of his weapons have the opportunity have the opportunity to post serious numbers in this one.
Atlanta is a brutal team on defense and they really have no shot of stopping Chicago. It’ll be a fun game to watch with lots of points on the board.
BEARS 34 FALCONS 31
SEATTLE -8.5 (buy to -7) over Dallas
This line is designed for everyone to take the Cowboys in this one, but I for one, will not be biting this bait. We know how deadly the Seahawks are at home, and Sunday will be no different. Dallas’s strength thus far has been running the ball, but they will have a very difficult time doing so. This will force Tony Romo to win the game by throwing the ball, and with Seattle’s pass rush, I don’t see that happening.
SEAHAWKS 27 Cowboys 17
PHILADELPHIA -3 (buy to -2.5) over NY Giants
The Eagles haven’t been setting the world on fire with their offense lately but look for that to change on Sunday night. Everyone keeps waiting for LeSean McCoy to break out of this season-long slump, and it absolutely has to end at some point; why not this week?
The Giants on the other hand have been lighting it up these last few weeks on offense. I think they’ll be able to keep that up, but Philly will have more success. Larry Donnell should get back on track against a Philly defense that historically gives up big stat days to tight ends.
Overall, I think the Eagles offense finally gets the ball rolling on all cylinders and wins in a classic shootout.
EAGLES 34 Giants 27
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