By Bob Gaughan
Record by week 5-7-1 overall 26-31-7
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Indianapolis over the Bills
Seattle over Jacksonville
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Bills Pick over Indianapolis
This is a pick against the Colts more than for the Bills. The Colts are 3-9 against the spread in the cold. The Colts have only won one road game this year. They’ve lost four road games by at least 14 points. Hardly road warriors. Shady McCoy runs wild in this one. Not worried about Jacoby Brissett.
Seattle +2.5 over Jacksonville
Blake Bortles vs Russell Wilson. Really, you know who I have to pick. The Seahawks hitting their stride after a home win last week against a much better Eagles team. The Seahawks will slow down the Jags pass rush with a good running game.
Denver +1 over Jets
Can’t see getting a point at home against the Jets. I can’t get excited about the Jets beating the Chiefs in a game that neither team wanted to win. The Denver secondary is still very good. Josh McCown will find it tough throwing against this defense. The Broncos at home are still tough.
Army +3 over Navy
Army broke their 14 game losing streak last year in a 21-17 win. Army hasn’t won back to back games since 1996. Army has the better record at 8-3 and in games vs common opponents played better. Army blew out Air Force 21-0, where Navy struggled to win. Army beat Temple where as Navy lost to the Owls.
Texans -2.5 over San Francisco
Consecutive road game for the Niners. SF pulled out a tough win last week on the road in Chicago. Can’t see them doing it two weeks in a row. Texans play well at home. Last year they were 7-1 and this year they are 3-3 (only 1-5 on the road). The Texans have played better of late losing close games to the Ravens and Titans the last two weeks. Those teams are much better than SF.