Oh, yeah Oh, yeah Oh, yeah Oh, yeah Oh, yeah We back America, We back good after noon, Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Keith McPherson.
This is how about him Sunday Week nine of the NFL season, kicking off another slate of games.
I am coming to you live from New Jersey, where there are not many Cowboys fans.
I live in Giants Jets territory, But never mind that I live in a blue county.
I live in a blue state.
I live in a place that is very diverse.
Uh, I went out yesterday and I got to see the joy, just the joy in humanity.
I went out yesterday and I got to see smiles on people's faces, complete strangers dancing in the streets, complete strangers hugging one another off.
First day that I felt in a long time there was just unity and healing and the country coming together.
So I'm wearing the American flag today.
I feel like I could rep the American flag again.
I rep America's team, and we're going to talk about how America's team is America's team toe laugh at a big disaster.
The season's over.
If you watch the show and you watch me do how about him? Every week I've left that.
That's just gonna be it for the rest of the year.
Because the season is over.
There's no need to change it.
Uh, no matter what the storyline is for the Dallas Cowboys season's over, it's gonna get bad.
And it's gonna go from bad to worst today.
When you see the Pittsburgh Steelers roll into Jerry World, we're gonna talk about the Cowboys first.
We're talking about this game, and then I will get into some pics on.
Then I gotta go set my parlays before we kick off at one.
We're about 40 minutes away from kickoff, so let's get into it.
The Dallas Cowboys have named starter Garrett Gilbert at quarterback today.
I don't know what else to tell y'all, but cowboys out of options, man.
Uh, it just really shows you the value of one Dak Prescott, right? The cowboys go from Dak to Dalton to bend the Nucci, and we saw Ben last week, and, you know, I was proud of Ben.
If you listen to how about him and you see me talk about Ben.
I talked about how he played at JMU, my school, that I signed my letter of intent with, and I also said the guy was over his head.
He was There's no way the Cowboys should have let him throw the ball 40 times in that game against the Eagles, and somehow they were in it.
In the beginning, they actually had the lead in the beginning of the game, but now all focus has shifted toe.
One. Garrett Gilbert.
The Cowboys signed him off the Browns practice squad.
This is a journey, man.
This is a guy who's dad played quarterback.
This is a guy with some experience but no real experience.
He has bounced around the league and played for six different teams.
12345678 different NFL teams throw in the Orlando Apollos from the A F L A Zoo.
Another team he played for.
What else can I say about Garrett Gilbert? This is what I say about Garrett Garrett, Gilbert Garrett, Gilbert Had Thio basically beat out.
Cooper rushed for this start today and I think him having an extra week with the team.
Um, you know Cooper Rush just coming in this week.
Coming back from the Giants.
I don't know if you guys know who Cooper rushes, but Cooper Rush was Dax back up in Dallas the last couple years.
He left Dallas to join Jason Garrett and those guys not far from me, up up the street in MetLife.
He's familiar with Kellen Moore's offense.
He's been with the team a couple weeks now, but he wasn't able. Thio.
I guess he wasn't able to get acclimated quick enough.
Garrett Gilbert gets the nod today and, man fingers crossed.
I just hope that Garrett Gilbert is able to complete passes, command the offense, call the plays and have our offense looking like something right.
They spoke about how potent this offenses and weapons at this offense has and how Dak is.
You know, Doc is Doc because of all of these different weapons and CD lamb and, uh, Mari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott.
Nah, stop all that because if that was the case, right, they make it say, any quarterback and they make it so any quarterback could come come and play for the Cowboys and get it done.
We'll see today? We didn't see that happened last week with Ben DeNucci.
The Cowboys haven't scored a touchdown in weeks.
The Cowboys haven't scored a touchdown in weeks.
The defense has played better.
The defense has finally started to come along.
But the Cowboys have played terrible.
Garrett Gilbert, It's on you today, bro.
It is on you today, bro.
Zeke is nursing a hamstring injury.
Right? So the talk this week was about Ezekiel Elliott injury.
Will he be ready to go? Won't he be ready to go? He is gonna play.
He is gonna be ready to go.
But expect him to split carries with Tony Pollard, who I wanted him to split carries with.
Anyway, when we played the Cardinals, right, I had on my sign.
I said Feed TP and Zeke, don't just feed.
Zeke, get Terrance Pollard ready to go on.
I think we'll see him today.
Zika is questionable, but he's gonna play.
Aldon Smith is questionable about questionable, but I believe he is gonna play.
Joe Thomas is questionable, but I also believe he's gonna play.
Should be ready to go.
We should see more Randy Gregory, which I love seeing him back.
I love his story.
I spoke about how Randy Gregory said he was working at Amazon last year, making 15 50 he was happy he was making an honest living outside of the NFL.
The guy struggles with anxiety.
He struggles with marijuana use, which is what got him bounced out of the league for a little while.
But he's on the road to recovery, and he's a great story for the Cowboys.
I hope he plays well today.
Sean Lee is another guy.
I'm hoping get some more snaps.
I think they said he only played like six snaps last week.
I'm hoping he gets more reps today.
That defense is going to need it.
And one story that has come out about this defense is the fact that we're playing against TJ Watt this week, a guy that we could have drafted.
But we elected to go and draft Taco Charlton out of Michigan instead of T. J. Watt.
I remember thinking I was I think it was at that draft.
That draft was in Philadelphia.
I remember thinking Man J.
Watt, already being in Texas with the Texans to be dope to see the Cowboys bring his brother over there in ST Little Rivalry.
Little sibling rivalry? No, we elected to go with Taco Charlton, who, as most Cowboys fans know of him, he's he ended up being a bust.
I hate to call a guy a bus that's still in the league.
I believe he's playing for the Miami Dolphins that also have two other Dallas Cowboys and Kevin Frazier and Byron Jones.
But it didn't work out for Taco.
We end up letting him go.
The Giants or the Dolphin signed him.
And yeah, that was a waste of a pick for the Dallas Cowboys that year.
It's tough to see and we'll see T.
Watt today, who has raised hell for that defense? Him But Dupri, all those guys Minka Fitzpatrick, Joe Haden.
They have a solid defense, and they are going to tear up the Dallas Cowboys offense today.
I'm gonna tell you truth.
I don't feel good about this one at all.
I know we're not gonna win, but it's like you want to feel good about the prospect, right? We got another quarterback starting this.
This would be 1/4 quarterback getting to start this year.
You want to feel good about the prospect of competing.
You know, we're not gonna win, but we want to compete.
I don't think I don't think it's even close.
It's the largest spread of the week.
The Steelers are 14.
5 point favorites, and six Berg is what I've been calling them all week because they've got six Super Bowls there undefeated right now.
They're going to stay undefeated looking for eight. No. Today.
And they are just a class organization.
When you look at the Steelers and you think about right, what they've been able to do as a Cowboys fan, this is how I look at the Steelers, what they've been able to do since they lost the Super Bowl.
Tow us in 96 man.
You're gonna look at the Rooneys and what they got going on in Pittsburgh and what they marched into Jerry World today, and you're gonna look at how organization should be run.
Thes guys have gone to three Super Bowls since then, and 12 and Mike Tomlin is a hell of a head coach.
There's been talk about Oh, he's you know, like him as a black head coach? No, no, he's just a hell of a head coach.
He's one of the best.
They are a class organization that decided to move on from Antonio Brown and leave Ian Bell and look at that decision for them.
Levian Bell is two teams removed now is he's on the Chiefs, and Antonio Brown is three teams removed now, as he's on the Bucks.
We'll see him play later tonight, and I'll talk about that game in a minute.
But just look at what the Steelers have consistently been able to do.
The productivity, the winning seasons, the Super Bowl's class organization.
Jerry Jones is going to get out class today, that's for sure.
If I gotta take a pic, I'm picking the Steelers and I'm picking the Steelers to cover that 14.
And now let's talk about the spreads.
Let's talk about the games.
Let's talk about what I think is going down.
I am not sure about a lot of these games, but I'm gonna give you my thoughts and maybe a parlay here so you could put together some pics.
You got about a half an hour.
I don't know if you use draftkings, fanduel, whatever.
Let's run through it.
So I already told you Steelers, that's a lock.
Don't expect the Cowboys to do anything with them.
Steelers minus 14.5.
Yeah, I think they beat the Cowboys by three touchdowns today.
The Cowboys don't score touchdowns.
How they How they gonna cover spread? They don't score touchdowns.
They're gonna kick it all day.
You know, if you're matching field goals with touchdowns, that's how you get blown out.
Now let's go back to the one o'clock games and start from there.
We've got the Broncos and the Falcons. Now.
I'm starting to believe in the Falcons, and, um, I actually made a joke or thought about it.
You know, with the election, because Georgia, when you're looking at the Braves.
The Braves had a lead in the NL D s this year over the Dodgers, and they blew it.
Everybody talks about the 28 the 20 point lead.
It was 20 some 22 3.
They blew a 28 to 3 lead.
Whatever it was in the Super Bowl.
I think the Falcons.
You know they've been going for at home their home today against the Broncos.
I think the Falcons figure out how to get a win at home.
I think that offense keeps rolling.
I like the Falcons here, but I don't like the Falcons minus 4.5.
I in my picks book Denver plus 4.
5 because, hey, that's too much.
That's too much of it spread to put on a two and 16 that's owned for at home.
So if you're picking the Spreads, if I'm playing a pick him, I'm picking the Falcons to win it.
But I'm taking the Broncos to cover that spread next one o'clock game, Seahawks and the Buffalo Bills.
Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills.
They say, huh? Hey, there at home and the Seahawks, their favorite, minus three.
The Bills have been playing decent football, but there's a lot of winds that could have been losses last week. They could have.
They could have lost that game to Cam Newton a couple weeks back when they played the Rams, they could have lost that game to L.
I think the Seahawks continue to handle business.
They made a trade for Dunlap.
They're trying to improve their defense.
Back today, I I expect the Seahawks Russell Wilson to go in there and do what they gotta do.
Know Josh Norman, Where is this injury report? I did have the injury port.
No, Josh Norman.
I don't think that's gonna matter too much.
Josh Norman gets stiff formed out of the frame.
But when you look at those weapons for Russell Wilson, who's gonna stop him? Right, We'll see what White can do against Metcalfe for Lockett.
But actually look for lucky to have a big game today.
Give me the Seahawks to cover that minus three.
The Bears, DA Bears, DA Bears, the Bears and the Titans.
The Titans need to bounce back win today.
I spoke about this with SportsCastr NFL guys, shout out to Joe, shout the Lawrence shout to Ray, I said, The Titans gotta bounce back there at home.
This is another game that I would pick the Titans to win, but I wouldn't play that spread.
That minus six is a lot for a team that just lost last week to the Bangles.
They're trying to figure it out.
I don't know if they get going this week against his defense.
Give me the Titans, but I'm taking the Bears plus six.
This is a game of the day.
I'm gonna be trying to watch this game start to finish.
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens traveled to Indianapolis to play the Colts, and the Ravens aren't trying to lose back to back weeks.
The Colts got a lot to prove. It's a pick them.
It's a one point favorite in favor of the Colts, but I'm taking.
I'm taking the Colts to win it and, uh, cover that one point.
I think that their defense matches up well against the Ravens.
Shout out to Dez Bryant.
Dez Bryant has been activated.
Dez Bryant has been activated.
Dez Bryant is back.
I don't think he's Ah factor today at all, but it's good to see the guy get back into the league.
It's good to see him healthy.
I hope for good things for Dez the next one o'clock game.
We're talking about getting back, getting healthy, two guys, actually, the most important is Christian McCaffrey.
In this game, Panthers vs Chiefs.
Um, I think McCaffrey has been off like he's been out of.
I think he hasn't played in like six weeks.
He's he hasn't like he's had an ankle injury.
He's been nursing that back.
I think he's more than ready to go today.
I think he steps in and he might have to get his win.
But they're not gonna beat the Chiefs anyway.
The Chiefs or minus 10, you take the Chiefs minus 10, But I'm very interested in him and the grotesque mosque it out of Penn State.
Uh, coming back today.
I'm very interested in seeing what Christian McCaffrey looks like.
I took him number one of my fantasy league.
I would like to get some get back on that pic next one o'clock game, the Lions and the Vikings.
Uh, Stafford tested positive this week for Covert.
I thought they were gonna roll into this game with Chase Daniel, but supposedly he's fine or good to go now.
I don't know, man.
Sometimes these tests are faulty.
Thes junkie test will.
You know the test happens and they alert everyone.
Oh, this guy's got covert.
This guy's got Kobe But then they find out they test them a couple more times, and he's negative or whatever.
Like, I don't know.
I'm taking the Vikings in this game.
Keep going, Brother Justin Jefferson.
Uh, Adam feeling.
I think Kirk Cousins and them at home do what they gotta do here and beat the Lions and they cover that 3.
Spread the Giants versus the Washington football team the next one o'clock game on this slate here, the Washington football teams favorite minus three there in the nation's capital there in D. C. I'm going with them.
I'm taking the Washington football team formerly known as the Washington Dead skins against the Giants because of this reason as well.
The last time these guys played was three weeks ago, and the Washington football team had a win in hand.
They elected to go for two instead of tying the game.
They wanted to kind of just win it and walk off on the road.
Well, now they're back at home.
They're gonna try and avenged that loss.
The Giants have been playing well.
Obviously, the Giants last, you know, Monday against Monday Night Football against Brady in the Bucks Monday Night Football.
That was a game that, you know, similar type of thing.
They tried to go for two.
They could have won it, then playing tough against the Bucks.
I wouldn't buy too much into.
Like I said, I'm in in Jersey.
I live about 15 minutes from MetLife Stadium.
It was a cold, windy Monday night.
Nobody probably really wanted to play out there from Tampa.
Uh, they played down to their opponent and the Giants played up.
But I don't expect the Giants to play up like that today against the Redskins in the nation's capital, All the energy of a new president elect all the energy of moving on from where we were.
I expect the Washington football team to get it done today.
Texans Jags at one oclock.
This is a game that I'm like, Yo, this is one of the A F C South games where, like a couple fumbles or a pick or something like that, the Jaguars could mess around and be in this game.
But I think they're in full tank mode, and I think the Texans know that their first round pick is going to the Dolphins, so there's no need to tank.
They need to win as many games as they can, just to kind of spite Bill O'Brien, and I think they get it done today.
I don't like that seven point spread, though.
You're bugging out with a seven point spread with with this team, like like I don't I just don't see it.
Let me write that in my notes that like it's risky biz taking the let's see Texans minus seven.
I'm gonna I'm gonna take the Jags Jag.
I wouldn't do this.
I'm going to stick with the Texans.
Texans take the seven. The JAG suck.
They might get completely smoked.
Like I said, they know that season's over.
Now it's getting to the four o'clock games.
As we start to wrap this up, I'll be done with this showing about 10 minutes or so.
The Raiders, the Raiders and the Chargers kick off the four o'clock games.
There's not that many today.
There's literally 14 or five game and 24 25 games, so it will be only three games on in later window.
When I look at this game.
I actually save something from that came up this week about, you know, we were just I was just talking about covert in these tests.
Adam Scheffler tweeted out.
Here's some violations per source.
Head coach Jon Gruden has not consistently worn a mask.
Players attended a large indoor gathering team allowed an unauthorized person into his locker room after the game.
The team has been fined half a million Jon Gruden.
150,000, and they've lost, Ah, sixth round pick, and that was also on his Twitter NFL.
Find the Raiders 500,000 more.
Jon Gruden, 150,000 also took a 2021 6th round pick from Vegas for repeated co vid protocol violations.
It's crazy, UH, one, it's it's crazy that they like. They don't care.
It's kind of crazy that they like.
They know they're going to get in trouble.
The NFL has been monitoring them.
I think it was Trent Brown or something that, like wasn't wearing his device that they had for him.
I don't I'm not even sure, um, but it's also crazy that, like like they just they don't care there.
They'll pay the fines and they'll do what they keep doing, what they want to do.
There's a four and three ball club that if they get a win today, they're looking good.
If they're trying to get in the playoffs.
I don't know what's going on in Vegas.
First year, maybe Al Davis juniors and really tripping off of the covert thing.
It's also Vegas, so I don't know.
I thought it was strange, like the Raiders getting this many penalties consistently, like just ignoring Kobe protocols.
They made Covitz such a political thing.
It could be that I don't want to get too far into that.
But you know what I'm getting at like Well, who knows, Maybe they're just doing what they want to do.
But today they got to do what they have to do. They're going to Inglewood.
They're going to Cali.
They're going to L A.
To so far beautiful so far Stadium to play the Chargers and rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.
Las Vegas is a one point favorite.
I like that. I like that.
I think Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock and that those they just have a better team right now, they know how toe they're gonna probably heat up.
They know how to rattle a young quarterback.
Um, you know the Raiders, They run the ball, they throw the ball.
I hope they get Henry Rugs Jr going.
I need him in fantasy, man.
I'm taking the Raiders in this game. Easy.
The next game at 4 25.
We already talked about the Cowboys at 4 25.
So not mentioning that one here.
Already told you, Take the Steelers.
Take him to cover to a versus Kyler.
The future of the NFL, huh? Heisman Trophy winner and the Heisman Trophy runner up, I think, in his year.
Two years ago, the Dolphins, uh, they travel out to Arizona and the the Arizona Cardinals Air favored by six.
And I think they should be.
I think the Dolphins defense is great, but I don't think they're gonna be able to stop.
Tyler Tyler is a cheat code.
The dude is unfair, literally can do whatever he wants.
You think you got him dead to rights? He scrambles and get the first down.
You shift these hard to tackle somehow his little asking throw the ball and get it anywhere He needs it to go.
When you got DeAndre Hopkins and Christian, Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald, Andy, Isabella all the weapons.
I think that the cardinals get it done at home.
They're five and two, looking to go to six and two.
I'm taking to cover that six against the Dolphins.
I think this game is gonna be put in the hands of one to a tug of Viola.
Ah, lot Last week, the defense made the plays the defense stepped up.
It wasn't onto would win it.
And I think we're going to see the Converse today.
I think we're gonna see the other side of it today.
Today is gonna be a game where it's like, yo, two is gonna have toe do some things to win it. He's gonna have to throw.
The boy's gonna make some plays to win it.
And, uh, I don't know.
I don't know if he can.
This is also the Dolphins trying to figure out if he's the guy trying to figure out if that Texans pick, which I already mentioned that Texans pick which hey, that's that texting pick is gonna be a top 10 pick.
They're wondering if they should be looking at a quarterback next year.
They're trying to figure out if two is the guy I think he is.
The whole tank for two of thing went down.
He had the number one selling jersey.
The fans in Miami erupted when he went into the game.
Do it to, uh, you the guy, you know, the legend has been written.
You're the guy, but I think you lose today.
Saints versus Buccaneers Now I can't wait to watch this game. Week one.
The Saints beat the Buccaneers, and I know Tom Brady is thinking about that.
It was in New Orleans.
I know Bruce Arians thinking about that.
And now Bruce Arians and Tom Brady.
That team is reloaded all the way.
A B man a B is back.
He's supposed to be a changed man.
Uh, he's supposed to be grateful and all of these things cool.
Let's see it, bro.
Lets see he is a weapon.
Uh, I think Godwin is.
He's got a finger injury, but he's good to go.
He's gonna play Mike Evans.
Rob Gronkowski Letter for Net.
All the weapons for Tom Brady.
Let's see it tonight.
It should be a great game tonight for the whole country.
Tom Brady versus Drew Brees, Drew Brees and Tom Brady with the touchdown pass record, uh, going back and forth from hands from hand to hand switching hands.
You know, one week Brady's got in.
The next week, Breeze.
I think Brady's got a little bit of a lead on him now, but I'm pumped to watch that game out of these games today, with one o'clock matchup between the Ravens and Colts I'm be tuned into, then obviously, I'll be watching the Cowboys at 4 25.
And then tonight there's a 20 game the Saints and Buccaneers.
Hey, it's a party in the USA.
Um, um, The last game I mentioned here before I wrap up is this Monday Night football game down the street from me and MetLife, the Patriots and the Jets and the Patriots, or 9.5 point favorites.
They had a tough loss last week, Cam fumbling the ball when they had the game in hand.
Look for a bounce back when in prime time from Cam this to get right game.
This is a game that they should be looking to blow the Jets all the way out and get right as the Jets look to go.
Oh, and nine, Well, they don't look to go nine and 909 but it looks like they're gonna be Oh, and nine.
And yeah, that's all I got for you today.
This is how about him, right? I do this every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, talking about the NFL and talking about the Dallas Cowboys.
How about them? Cowboys? It ain't looking too good, but what an interesting year it has been.
And I think this disaster of a season in big d big disaster.
I think it fits this 2020 year.
But, hey, I felt the shift yesterday.
I feel like there is some change.
The change has come.
Maybe we see a change with the Cowboys today.
I got some optimism that if the Steelers play down the Cowboys air at home, if Garrett Goober can run the offense effectively, maybe we see a competitive game today.
But I don't care either way.
The Cowboys season is over.
It was over a soon as they lost Dak.
I'm already looking at who were going to draft next year.
They're talking about past 13.
Get us a good corner.
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