I managed to go 10-Three within the picks final week. Unfortunately, MDS went 11-2 — and now he has a five-game lead.
The solely saving grace is that no person cares. Except him.
But with one other 13 video games on the docket, you care in case your favourite group is enjoying, or should you’re merely collect as many opinions as potential earlier than calling your bookie.
Before you make that decision, make that scroll.
Bills at Jets
MDS’s take: The Bills are a run-first group, however in opposition to a weak Jets move protection I see Tyrod Taylor hitting some deep balls, and Buffalo placing a number of factors on the board.
MDS’s choose: Bills 31, Jets 21.
Florio’s take: Buffalo retains discovering methods to win, the Jets maintain discovering methods to lose. The Bills could also be discovering their approach again to the playoffs for the primary time since 1999.
Florio’s choose: Bills 24, Jets 20.
Colts at Texans
MDS’s take: The Texans may very well be set for a letdown after such a hard-fought loss on Sunday in Seattle, however in opposition to the Colts they need to care for enterprise simply.
MDS’s choose: Texans 35, Colts 20.
Florio’s take: The Texans are among the finest Three-Four groups in current league historical past. The Colts are 2-6, and they need to be worse than that.
Florio’s choose: Texans 42, Colts 17.
Bengals at Jaguars
MDS’s take: Jacksonville has the very best move protection within the NFL, and so they’re going to make Andy Dalton‘s life depressing on Sunday.
MDS’s choose: Jaguars 20, Bengals 7.
Florio’s take: The good-week, bad-week Jags had a bye week on what would have been a foul week. If they will play this week like they do when enjoying nicely, they need to simply beat a Bengals group that merely can’t match Jacksonville’s expertise.
Florio’s choose: Jaguars 30, Bengals 20.
Buccaneers at Saints
MDS’s take: The Bucs would be the largest disappointment within the NFL this yr. Their move protection has been a large number, and Drew Brees may simply go for 400 yards on Sunday.
MDS’s choose: Saints 31, Buccaneers 17.
Florio’s take: The Saints are surging, and the Bucs are falling aside. A banged-up Jameis Winston merely can’t will the group to wins, particularly when the varied items aren’t becoming collectively the best way they need to.
Florio’s choose: Saints 34, Buccaneers 23.
Rams at Giants
MDS’s take: The final time the Giants suspended a cornerback, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, they responded with a giant upset win over the Broncos. This week the Giants suspended a cornerback once more, Janoris Jenkins, however I don’t see one other upset coming.
MDS’s choose: Rams 30, Giants 14.
Florio’s take: Cornerback Janoris Jenkins gained’t be getting an opportunity to face his former group. Which is superb information for his former group, which is nice sufficient to do at MetLife Stadium what the opposite group in L.A. did when the Giants had Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall.
Florio’s choose: Rams 27, Giants 17.
Falcons at Panthers
MDS’s take: This is a detailed name, as each of those groups have been inconsistent and unpredictable this season. When I can’t resolve who to select, I’m going with the house group.
MDS’s choose: Panthers 17, Falcons 16.
Florio’s take: The commerce of receiver Kelvin Benjamin may truly diversify the offense, which will probably be useful in opposition to a Falcons group that’s nonetheless struggling to search out consistency. Home group will get the sting in a recreation that might go both approach.
Florio’s choose: Panthers 27, Falcons 23.
Broncos at Eagles
MDS’s take: The Broncos are cratering and the Eagles are surging. Philadelphia ought to get a giant win and preserve the league’s finest file.
MDS’s choose: Eagles 28, Broncos 10.
Florio’s take: Brock Osweiler will get the beginning for the Broncos. Enough stated.
Florio’s choose: Eagles 30, Broncos 17.
Ravens at Titans
MDS’s take: Joe Flacco was enjoying in addition to he’s performed all season when he received knocked out of Thursday night time’s recreation in opposition to Miami. Unfortunately, I believe he’ll come again to earth in opposition to a Titans move protection that’s higher than Miami’s.
MDS’s choose: Titans 20, Ravens 10.
Florio’s take: Marcus Mariota has his mobility again, which is unhealthy information for a Ravens protection that has a tough time in opposition to the run.
Florio’s choose: Titans 24, Ravens 16.
Cardinals at 49ers
MDS’s take: The 49ers are going to get their first win ultimately, and I say it’ll come right here, in opposition to a reeling and injury-plagued Cardinals group.
MDS’s choose: 49ers 21, Cardinals 20.
Florio’s take: The excellent news is that the Cardinals gained’t face Jimmy Garoppolo. The unhealthy information is that the Cardinals will probably be enjoying Drew Stanton. The finest information is that the 49ers stay the 49ers.
Florio’s choose: Cardinals 24, 49ers 20.
Washington at Seahawks
MDS’s take: Washington’s injury-plagued offensive line goes to wrestle in opposition to the Seahawks’ protection, whereas Seattle’s offensive line will get a lift from the arrival of Duane Brown. That makes the distinction.
MDS’s choose: Seahawks 17, Washington 14.
Florio’s take: Seattle retains getting higher and higher, and ultimately they’ll be locking up the No. 1 seed within the convention.
Florio’s choose: Seahawks 28, Washington 20.
Chiefs at Cowboys
MDS’s take: With or with out Ezekiel Elliott, I like Kansas City as a result of I don’t see the Cowboys’ protection holding the Chiefs’ offense in verify.
MDS’s choose: Chiefs 27, Cowboys 17.
Florio’s take: Dallas has blown double-digit leads in every of their final two residence video games. The Cowboys gained’t have to fret about that this time, particularly in the event that they don’t have Ezekiel Elliott.
Florio’s choose: Chiefs 27, Cowboys 20.
Raiders at Dolphins
MDS’s take: The Dolphins are Four-Three, however they’re not so good as their file signifies, and the Jay Ajayi commerce means that they know they’re constructing for the longer term, not successful this yr. I just like the Raiders to win in Miami.
MDS’s choose: Raiders 24, Dolphins 17.
Florio’s take: A few struggling offenses meet in what could also be a de facto elimination recreation. With Jay Cutler again and the Dolphins getting a wake-up name from the elimination of Jay Ajayi, benefit Miami.
Florio’s choose: Dolphins 20, Raiders 14.
Lions at Packers
MDS’s take: The Lions received very fortunate this season as the one group within the NFC North that hasn’t had chaos on the quarterback place. If Aaron Rodgers had been enjoying I’d choose the Packers, however with Brett Hundley on the helm I’ll take Detroit to get a uncommon highway win in Green Bay.
MDS’s choose: Lions 21, Packers 20.
Florio’s take: If the Packers had gotten Brian Hoyer, possibly it might have gone otherwise. (It wouldn’t have.) Either approach, Brett Hundley falls to Zero-2.
Florio’s choose: Lions 27, Packers 21.