The horses are rounding the final turn and heading down the home stretch. Each team is jockeying for position, whether it’s homefield advantage or simply inclusion in the 12-team playoff field. Here are four games that you can put in the bank as sure-fire winners.
Indianapolis @ Houston (-4.5)
New Orleans (-8) @ Tampa Bay
Cincinatti @ LA Chargers (-14)
Minnesota @ Seattle (-3)
Houston is firing on all cylinders and get an Indianapolis team, at home, that couldn’t even muster a point vs the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. Did the Jags expose this Colts offense? I don’t think that is necessarily the case but Houston and Deshaun Watson will roll in H-Town!
New Orleans is in unfamiliar territory this week. They are following a loss for only the second time this season after falling to the Cowboys last week. The last Saints loss was to these very same Tampa Bay Buccaneers but their fortunes have gone in different directions since their last meeting. In fact, after New Orleans dropped their Week 1 matchup to the Bucs, they reeled off 10 straight. They may not repeat that streak but expect the Saints to cruise to victory.
Not only are the Cincinatti Bengals forced to travel across country to play on the West Coast but they are tasked with playing the LA Chargers, one of the NFL’s hottest teams. Compound that with the fact that the Bengals are injured beyond recognition and you have a recipe for disaster. Count on the Chargers to win this one easily and cover.
Minnesota lost last week’s matchup in Foxboro against the New England Patriots by two touchdowns. The NFL was so kind that they followed up the Viking’s East Coast trip with a trip to the West coast this week as they visit the Seattle Seahawks. The 12th man will be there supporting their hometown ‘Hawks and that always makes the Seahawks formidable in Seattle. The Vikings are a solid team but will be exhausted and outmatched in a low scoring game.
Write them down, visit the site, make a record somehow because these four matchup outcomes might as well be set in stone. Count on four wins this week, I know I will. Good luck!