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Can you believe it? Last quarter pool of the NFL season with four weeks left, I'm here. Drew Crookston.
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And this week I am going to try to share my input on a week.
14 slate last week.
Move Not the best.
I hit my teaser and hit my total My best that lost.
And I was two and five her.
But it'll happen. The NFL.
It's obviously a tough, tough, tough, tough thing.
Thio think it's a tough sport to pick consistently.
Without further ado, I give you my five super contest picks and I'm going to give one a teaser and one total.
Seven picks here at SportsCastr completely free and away we go.
So my first pick, which I'm gonna make my best bets now raise your hand.
If you were dumb enough to not bet the Steelers as home underdogs against Freddie Kitchens.
What the How are people thinking? That I think, was one of the worst lines of the year and I missed it? I take responsibility.
The Pittsburgh Steelers.
I don't care if Terry Bradshaw was a quarterback last week.
That is ridiculous.
That they were home underdogs against Freddy Soup kitchens.
What a bum he is.
He has no business being a head coach.
So that's just a big bummer.
And ah, I don't know.
I'm just I'm just befuddled by that.
But how's this best 80 s record the last four seasons? In December? The best record 80 s the last nine seasons.
The Cincinnati Bengals.
Eight and 1/2 points in the super contest.
I am all over Cincinnati here.
Andy Dalton came back last week.
Clearly, they were motivated, um, to perform well, which they did.
Love the Bangles.
What's up, Lino? Lean.
Why? Like that? Nice.
Um, the bed was a play here.
Boys and girls. Plus eight and 1/2. I'm taking.
This is my best bet.
I think this is a lock.
I would not be surprised at all to see Cincinnati going to Cleveland and get a straight up.
W You gotta remember Cleveland.
Last year when he Jackman got fired, anyone over Cincinnati that Browns were all chirpy and got all fired up? I think it's a reverse effect here.
I think they remember that.
They have some confidence in, uh, Andy Dahlin.
Josh Ross comes back.
I really, really, really, really really, really like.
The animals here would make that my best.
Fat plus eight and 1/2 picked number two Um, so a lot of Sharps have been playing.
This makes me a little nervous because I haven't heard anyone really go the other side.
Um, besides a couple people, But I like, I like Sorry, I like New Orleans at minus two and 1/2.
Big game here, uh, for potential CD in the playoffs, the 40 Niners need to win to keep pace with Seahawks now on the NFC West as they'll be playing the Rams for, uh, the outright division lead.
So my logic on this is obviously give Sean Payton extra days coming on Thanksgiving and teams coming off Thursday night games.
The records actually not skewed as much as you think.
It's 11 11 and eight op.
So not a huge advantage there.
But I think Sean Pain getting the extra time to prepare.
You know that offensive line might have some issues, but he gets the ball quicker than any quarterback in the league.
Michael Thomas is obviously proved to be an absolute bees camaras healthy.
Um, Jared Cook's been playing well.
I think they're scoring points here on San Francisco, but I also think Jimmy Garoppolo, um, I have some trust him in tight situations yet in close games.
So I like New Orleans here to cover the two and 1/2.
I think it's a big game, even though they do have the division already wrapped up.
I think the Orleans really, really can smell the one seed in the NFC East, and I think they believe suitable has to go through them like their chances.
So I think home field matters for the Saints more than any other team.
And then I see, um, especially the Seahawks know they have a good home field advantage.
They don't perform home.
Say it's typically a better team at home.
They perform better home.
Uh, give me the Saints here at minus two and 1/2.
All right, this this is gonna be an ugly pick.
Um, but I took Washington.
Sorry. I took Caroline Elastic against Washington.
Carolina gets up 20.
Killer gets up 40 nothin.
And I'm thinking to myself, this would be a cape walking.
Then I pursue the Redskins scored, I think the next 24 points.
It was unlivable.
Now the Panthers clearly gave up last week in their deflated like, you know, they fired Brown Rivera.
Obviously, however, when I saw from the Redskins last week, I think they'll have similar success on offense now.
So what? They're going to the Packers? ****stan defence is not good.
Dearest guys looks really solid in his return.
Adrian Peterson just throw back the clocks.
And that guy, the ageless wonders, so runs the ball hard and the Redskins play.
So they play the slowest pace of any team NFL.
Um, you know, Reba has a nice 11 lead.
One game cushion on the Vikings.
Um, for that division.
Now, Rogers, I just think they come out flat here.
Rogers is a veteran quarterback who you know, having the Bears next week.
I think they go.
They end the year with three straight division game Chicago, Minnesota and Detroit.
And I feel like this is a flat spot for the Backpackers.
Think it's way too many points, especially when the total on this game is in the low forties and your, you know, getting 12 and 1/2 to start.
He's good value here.
Of course, back into an Haskins is never something that I like to do.
Um, give the Redskins 12 and 1/2.
Uh um, we're gonna go with Sorry, I had a highlighted.
Okay, So I was done last week by taking my best bet.
Was Arizona over the Rams? Now, we don't need to tell you how that one that was an epic fail disaster.
Ah, sinking of the Titanic, If you will ****.
But when I look at this week and obviously way already talked about how pathetic it was that me or who Anyone who didn't get the series this week's an idiot.
That was such an easy play in height.
Said it was easy to say that on Monday morning. Hindsight.
2020 Monday morning. Quarterback.
Blah blah, blah.
That was a ridiculous line, but I feel this week I think Arizona's a play here.
Mike Tomlin traditionally is a horrible, horrible, horrible, uh, road favorite.
The Steelers here are two and 1/2 point favorites against the Cardinals, and the Cardinals got flat out embarrassed last week, Calamari said so himself.
He was very upset.
Um, was not thrilled with that prospect, But I kind of like the Cardinals here to come out and win this game.
I think Pittsburgh exert a lot of energy last week against the Browns.
Obviously, everyone knows the history with the Miles gear.
They should root off. Nonsense.
Brown's get up. 10.
Sears, bro back.
Get a huge victory.
Quite quite dark couches, but Connor and Judy Schuster don't play in this game.
We should both doubtful.
As of now, I still think they're inferior team talent wise, and they have a good defense.
But it kind of Murray does enough here in a bounceback spot, too.
Get the W What's up, Emily? Texas.
Y'all, um, so, given the Cardinals.
I'm going back to back weeks of them.
Doesn't make me nervous.
But I'm all over the Cardinals here, close to half now.
My last pick typically is my fifth pick one.
I got to say it's my police confidence, but his reason is fifth.
Who watched the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving? It's the Dallas Cowboys, The Bills man coming out playing great, really well coached football team.
Don't make many mistakes.
Don't beat themselves.
They're playing the freight train that is the Baltimore Ravens and Lamar of the P. Jackson.
Now I think the market is just putting a little too much value on the Ravens.
There, we saw the Ravens cover.
Sorry, we said the 40 Niners covered in three was last week, and I think that, um, and once once again is gonna be a low scoring game.
And Buffalo just doesn't make mistakes.
I know they're run defense is not as good as their past defense, but I think with three extra days to prepare and Sean McDermott really good, coach John Harbaugh is obviously a great coach.
I just think Buffalo keeps it close here. Buffalo.
Think about this at Buffalo beats Baltimore in Kansas City, beats New England Ah, thank you for the follow Emily Texas.
You know, we appreciate that.
Then Buffalo's number onesie Buffalo is the number one seed.
It doesn't seem real, but they are literally in control of Ah, the one seed.
If Kansas City would be doing right now, I think the Ralph is gonna be our size.
Don't call the brothels and feeling more.
It's called New Era feel or something like that.
But really, really wrap.
It's gonna be a crazy crowd.
Um, and now I d'oh, it's sucks a fade, Lamar and I'm actually shocked that I'm doing it.
I might regret it, but give me the pills plus five and 1/2.
So, as we both know, as we both know all this no hungry dogs run faster said this is a hungry dog.
So my best bet Cincinnati ***** and 1/2 Washington, plus 12 and 1/2 New Orleans Saints minus two and 1/2 Arizona plus two and 1/2 on my last pick, the Buffalo Bills.
Now I'm Sacco's.
The wagons, like about else, plus five and 1/2.
It's not going to give you my teaser and my total for the week, My total.
I'm going back to Arizona a total of 43.
This is easy, Easy, easy, easy money, guys.
The series can score points.
They win ugly games.
They really hold on the ball.
They play a slow pace.
Very deliberate Cardinals.
On the contrary, it's very quick.
Excuse me? They have a fast paced offense.
It threw the ball up.
I don't like Carlos for a lot of points here.
I think, Um, I think this would be a very low scoring game.
I guess he had 2117.
I can see a 2016 17 14.
Even So for me, I'm taking the under at 43 points off the Arizona Cardinals Pittsburgh Steelers game, the under, under under, under under a nap.
That, to me, is smart, and I think it will hit my tunnels.
Haven't really read Howard my totals lately.
My sides have been okay, but my toes have been sound.
So give me the under 43 we'll go from there.
Tease of the week. This at last week as well.
Now I almost have.
This is part of my pig actually had both these games.
Okay, but I'm gonna tease him.
New England Patriots.
I like it this week.
Tom Brady is an insane 41 3 coming off a loss.
Uh, home Julia and I'm gonna have never lost the wreck.
Julian Edelman, who have never lost a regular season game when they both play to the F C opponent to the FC.
I just don't know.
It doesn't seem real to me.
However any Reed has covered three straight against the Patriots, they always play to classic games last year.
So, um, I three I would lean patriots.
But the obvious play here's a season.
Um, somebody was six point teaser.
I'm gonna tease him too.
Plus three and 1/2.
Um, I like that a lot.
I don't think that, uh, the Chiefs will be able to get margin.
And so for my last leg, my two team teaser I like the Los Angeles Rams.
I faded him last week after Monday night.
Just **** showed us Ravens.
Uh, it's crazy how an NFL team could look so different within six days.
I mean, I was at the game, uh, the Coliseum against the Ravens.
They looked like they had completely given up. I used that.
My eyes, too, bet against them as my best bet last week against the Cardinals.
And they went 34 7 like Who does that ****, man? It's just, you know who.
It's just unbelievable.
Um, I kind of like the ramps to went this week.
I don't even know.
I mean, I know, I know.
Seattle on Russell's in prime time coming off Monday night.
Um oh, I like the Rams win, but I'm taking that plus 7/2.
I think this is a better pick.
Um, I do really like you get minus 1 20 Odds.
Meaning, If you bet $120 you get 100 back.
I think this is a smart play.
I like the Rams plus seven and 1/2 with the Patriots at plus three and 1/2 and that is at minus 1 20 So there's my Week.
13 Super contest picks will go through one more time.
We'll go best bet.
Cincinnati plus eight and 1/2 shave the Sharps best, but New Orleans minus two and 1/2 Washington plus 12 and 1/2 years on the plus two and 1/2 and um, Buffalo plus five and 1/2.
My total is under 43 in the uh Cardinals Steelers game and my two team teaser at minus 1 20 New England Patriots plus three and 1/2 and the Los Angeles Rams, plus some half thank you for washing and we'll be back soon, but