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And greetings to all Week. Three.
Week three Next week will be a quarter of the way through the season.
How about, um, how about it? How about them Cowboys? How about the entire NFL, the whole league keep McPherson coming to you here for SportsCastr? This is my second episode of the week, where I give you my thoughts and picks on the entire NFL, the full slate of games, and we focus on the Dallas Cowboys Now.
I don't want to talk about the Cowboys First.
I will talk about the Cowboys last.
It's an interesting one.
It's a tricky one for me to bet, but I'll save my thoughts on that for later.
Let's just get into the games.
I have been looking at this schedule for the entire week since last Sunday.
This was a week where I said, Whoa, I like these matchups.
And now with the injuries, it's going to get exciting.
It's gonna get interesting.
I can't trust some of these spreads.
I can't trust uh, some of these pics that everyone is picking some of these teams to win, So let's start at the top Raiders and Patriots.
Right? Raiders and Patriots play in Foxboro today.
It's a one o'clock game.
It's a game against a one in one team and the two and o team.
But do not be fooled by those early records.
Do not be fooled by that one loss that we all saw on Sunday Night Football last week, where the Seahawks were able to beat the Patriots in Seattle.
The Patriots aren't losing back to back games.
Bill Belichick is not losing back to back games.
I'm taking the Patriots, and I'm taking them to cover that minus seven win by a touchdown.
Look for it to be a close game.
Look forward to be a game that there's a lot of running the ball.
Gruden is gonna run the ball.
You obviously know Cam Newton is gonna run the ball and the over under set at 47 I'm tempted to take the under.
I think this game is gonna be more like the week one game that we saw where it was low scoring.
I think the Patriots had 21 the Dolphins had 11.
Like I'm expecting another low scoring game in Foxboro today.
So give me the Patriots, man.
Give me the Pats minus that seven, and we're moving on to the next game of the day at one o'clock.
Also, the Chicago Bears bear down against the Atlanta Falcons.
Rise up, bear down or rise up, bear down or rise up.
This is a tricky one.
That spread has changed a lot.
The Chicago Bears are dogs.
They are going in now as the dogs they are plus 2.5.
I just think that the the Bears air riding off of two games a barely one, and I don't think they're good.
And I think the Falcons wanted more than them.
I know Julio Jones isn't playing.
I know Julio Jones is a huge factor in whether the Falcons can really dominate this game.
But I think the Falcons backs are against the wall there at home, and they're coming off that loss to the Dallas Cowboys that they shouldn't have lost that game.
That game was crushing, so give me the Falcons to cover that 2.
5 and get a win today at home.
I think they're a better team than the Bears.
Mitchell Robiskie, looking for him to do nothing.
Um, if they can establish the run, they're not going to really be able to do much down there in Atlanta, the Bengals and Eagles.
Oh, I like this game.
Upset alert, Upset alert.
Why are the Eagles favorite three weeks in a row? Why are the Eagles favorite minus six against the Bengals? The Bengals air on rest the Bangles played Thursday night.
They've been chilling a couple extra days.
They've been watching film on Carson Wentz.
They've been watching film on this Eagles defense.
I think, Joe Burrow said that he's never lost back to back games in his whole life.
Kids a winner, he say.
Never even lost back to back and pop Warner, Peewee literally football.
This thing, right, Joe Burrow is going to go out there today and get a win.
He's gonna literally do what he can.
Uh, he's, I think, making up 95% of their offense.
So he's gonna literally do what he can tow will this team to victory.
I'm calling it an upset.
It can be closed.
I just don't think that the Eagles, if the Eagles do beat him.
I don't think they're covering that six.
So give me the Bangles.
That's our first ding ding ding upset of the day.
Houston Texans go into Pittsburgh and face the Steelers, the Steelers or two and no, the Texans air owing to I don't know about the Bill Brian era.
I don't know what he was trying to do with that tray.
I'll never get why you let go of a guy like DeAndre Hopkins, who can change a game for your quarterback and you're our entire offense.
But okay, that 3.
5 that means Ben and those guys gonna have to score some points.
And I think they would think they're they're unlocking stuff.
We saw Claypool have a big play last last week.
They got two running backs they could go to like three or four receivers.
They could go to the Steelers.
I just expect Blitz Berg to heat the Sean up.
We know Dawson takes ah lot of sacks.
We know he's usually running for his life now that can play to his benefit of his receivers.
Air opening makes plays downfield, but not Joe Haden Minka Fitzpatrick.
Those DBS is gonna be all over it Look for Bud to pre look for, uh, TJ Watt, the Watt brothers uniting all in one game today. Give me the Steelers.
The 40 Niners and the Giants, the New York football Giants play host to the backups of the 40 Niners.
The 40 Niners have been decimated by injury a year coming off of a Super Bowl appearance.
They're down. So many guys.
Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, Rasheem Mostert, Solomon Thomas, Nick Bosa.
Richard Sherman is not gonna play D Fort like they got a bunch of guys that are not going to play for this team.
And, uh, the Giants have a chance to steal a win here.
But I just don't think they're good enough with or without, say, Kwan.
I don't think Danny Dimes is good enough.
You're going to see, uh, team of backups led by Nick Mullins going to Giants Stadium today and do what they gotta do to come out with a win.
And I think they win it by a field goal arm or give me the 40 Niners minus three and their favorite that minus three.
So that's not an upset.
People are taken.
The Niners in this game as I think they should.
Danny Dime's gonna be throwing a Darius Layton.
Evan Ingram better have a big game.
I don't know what they're gonna do.
It running back with Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman.
Those guys I don't look toe make too many big plays against this.
Niners defense and Niners defense still got some beasts out there.
So give me the Niners minus three.
Let's be this thing up a little bit because I do gotta get some pics in before one o'clock as well Next game.
Why are the Rams are 1.
5 point dog? Last week, the Rams were 1.
5 point dog against the Eagles, and it made no sense.
And they went out there and smacked the Eagles back to back weeks.
5 dogs This week.
They're playing the Bills.
I think they go to Buffalo.
The weather is not bad yet.
I think they go to Buffalo and hold it down.
The I just don't understand the spread.
The verdict on the Rams.
It seems like people aren't sure about the Rams.
They're a good team.
We've got two of the best defensive players in the league and Aaron, Donald and Jalen Ramsey and being able to have a guy rushing the passer like Aaron Donald and a guy like Ramsey covering your best receiver, Stefon Diggs.
Don't look for him to have a big of a day is he's had the last couple of weeks.
I think they're going to get, uh, Mr Allen in some trouble.
He's gonna throw either a pick or two today or fumble ball today trying to run it.
I just don't see it.
I think they said Zach Moss is out for the Bills.
They're gonna need to try and run the ball.
So give me the Rams plus that 1.5.
And I guess that's ding ding ding and upset as well.
Titans vs Vikings, Titans or minus 2.
Not much to say about this game game.
Besides, Kirk Cousins is not good.
He's good, but they paid him like he's better than what he is.
The Vikings are disappointment.
They're let down and I really do believe that their playoff window are seeing them in the playoffs the last few years.
That is over they go on three today, the Titans old line will smack their or the Titans D line will smack their old line, and all they got to do is give the ball to King Henry.
Make a couple of plays without a J.
Brown being in there.
Look for Corey Davis to get some more targets.
Give me the Tennessee Titans to tighten up and cover that 2.
Moving right along right along here.
We've still got another one o'clock game, the Washington football team versus the Cleveland Browns, who thinks the Browns are 7.
5 points better than the Washington football team.
Who would the Browns beat the Bangles by five? I don't think the Cleveland Browns air good.
I think that Washington defense is going to cause trouble for Baker. Mayfield.
Look for that D line to be all in his grill, all in his face all day to day.
Odo Beckham's already given up Odell Beckham already came out and said, Hey, this isn't gonna be a big statistical year for me.
I've kind of come to terms with it, bro.
Why would you say that? Why would you say that this season is not over.
You're basically giving up like, Oh, I'm not gonna be able to ball out this year.
I drafted him in fantasy.
He slipped in one of my leagues.
I'm like, gotta take Odell.
He's one of the greatest receivers we've seen in recent time.
Not when his head isn't there.
He's already thinking I'm not going to get his many targets.
I'm not gonna be able to do it.
This is an upset alert.
I'm taking the Washington football team plus 7.
5 Terry McMoRan.
They're gonna have to go to him. They're gonna have to target him.
They're gonna have to get him going.
This running back by committee.
They have one of those guys got a ball out today.
And if Haskins doesn't turn it over and just manages a game like he usually does, they should be fine.
I don't know if they'll win it, but I'm I'm taking the Washington football team to cover that seven a half point. That's a lot of points.
Now that cold spread has moved a lot.
The Colts air 12.
5 point favorites.
Now I'm still going to take them here because I think that they're fully awakened.
I feel like they're fully aware, Right? They had some tough injuries.
They had this situation weak.
12 point favorites Week one against a lesser opponent in the Jaguars.
The Jaguars come in.
They're punched him in the mouth.
I don't think the Colts are gonna let that happen today.
I think they're gonna do what they gotta do to throw the ball, run the ball and score as many points against the Jets.
Who? The Jets, J E.
T s just end the season.
Sam Darnell's out there by his lonesome.
He's got Barrios, Chris Hogan and Herndon the throw to He's got 45 year old Frank Gore running the ball behind him.
I think they're going to get washed.
That spread is still changing.
Is that 12 now? Either way, I'm taking the Colts to win by two scores.
They should handle them another tricky game here.
The Chargers and the Panthers.
The Chargers are 6.
5 point favorites against the Panthers.
Now. I know the Panthers lost CMC.
I know Nolan's high on Teddy Bridgewater and what this offense can do.
I've said on here a bunch of times.
Matt Rule. I never believed in Matt Rule.
He was never the guy.
But when you put this 6.
5 point spread out there, that tells me that you think this rookie quarterback is ready for prime time.
I think Justin Herbert last week was one of those fluke things.
I don't know if this kid is that ready.
Tobe all out and and throw for over 300 yards again.
I think it was one of those things where they were all planning on Tyrod starting the Chargers and the Broncos last week, and Herbert was able to come in there and make some throws some great throws.
Don't get me wrong, he bawled out.
I think people were surprised for uh, surprised by him.
Now there's some film on him now.
The Chargers actually have ah, whole week to prepare, but I don't know their home again.
5 points is a lot for me.
I don't know who to take.
This is a toss of game.
I think the Panthers suck.
And I think that the Chargers defense is good enough.
The Chargers defense might even score today.
I gotta go charges here with that 6.5.
I don't where they like it, though.
So if I don't like it, I'm not gonna do it.
Actually, I'm gonna go.
I can't put faith in.
I can't put faith in the in the Panthers Chargers cover the 6.5.
I don't know how they're going to do it.
This is a tricky game.
This is gonna be some bad beats for some people moving right along now in the four o'clock games to the 4 25 game between the Bucks and the Broncos.
This is simple here.
I don't know if the Broncos they're wrong out Jeff Driskel.
I think they are.
And I know they signed Blake Bortles, but the Buccaneers are a better team.
I think people jumped too fast on the negative side with them saying that they're not going to do it.
They're not that great.
They played the Saints Week one and it was week one for everyone that that was a preseason game Tom Brady is still trying to get his timing right.
Still trying to get his report right.
Mike Evans hamstring is supposed to be right.
Or his injury that he had.
If God, if Godwin's back from concussion protocol, I'm not sure, um, either way, Letter for net should be enoughto run the rock on these guys.
I got the bucks.
I got the bucks to cover that 5.
5 in in, uh, Denver today.
The mile high altitude shouldn't be too much of a problem.
I just don't trust that Jeff Driskel led offense to do anything against the Bucks defense.
The Bucks have a good defense moving along to Detroit vs Arizona.
Baby trying is back.
Kenny Golladay is back, but I don't think it's realistically enough. Toe.
Go in there and compete against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals offense is fun.
Kyler Murray is fun.
DeAndre Hopkins fun like those guys are going to get open.
They're gonna make plays and be exciting.
They're gonna move the change.
They're gonna do what they gotta do out there minus five at home, back to back weeks at home.
I think they roll them. I think they roll.
Um, give me the Cardinals minus five.
Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks.
We're not going to talk about just yet.
We will skip to the night game, and I will give my thoughts on Monday Night Football quickly.
The night game tonight.
It's not an upset, but it should be.
I'm taking the Packers plus 3.
They're the better team.
I don't think Drew Brees is like, I don't think I think this is the Drew Brees farewell tour.
I don't think he's the same guy everyone thinks he is.
This is This is the age year.
Michael Thomas is an active still.
I don't know who is going to score the points for them.
They're coming off a tough loss on the road to the Raiders.
I know they're gonna go home.
And you know, the Superdome without fans in it is not the Superdome.
So I think Aaron Rodgers, even without Davante Adams, look for Lazard to possibly get a lot of coverage from Lattimore, which would be tough on him.
But I think I'm starting, Uh, Marc Marquez Valdez scan Scantlin today.
I think he's going to get some love 3.5 points.
Give me Give me Aaron Rodgers Thio.
5 and win that game tomorrow night Chiefs Ravens Do not bet against Pat Mahomes.
You think Pat Mahomes doesn't know like everyone's favoring right now? The Ravens, the Ravens there.
3.5 point favorites.
The Ravens like this game is gonna be the only game on on Monday night.
Primetime is gonna have places.
Postseason playoff energy.
I just think Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs get it done again.
I wanna go Ravens, but I just can't sleep on the Chiefs, especially after they play that game with the Chargers last week and they didn't manhandle them.
They didn't body em.
It's like I don't Andy Reid and those guys had time to go back in the lab and say, Hey, we gotta play a lot better Even though they won that game, they probably prepared this week like they lost and they're going to gear up and they're gonna do what they gotta do against the Ravens.
I'm taking the Chiefs there plus that 3.5.
I'm sorry I got to now, In this last three minutes, I would like to speak on the Dallas Cowboys if you notice the article attached to this video.
Cowboys Tyron Smith Medical situation is a concern.
Yeah, it's a concern.
Is that offensive line we've got, guys on the end.
Brandon Knight and Terrence Steel.
We can't have guys anchoring our line that are undrafted free agents.
I know this game is supposed to be a shootout.
The over under is 56.
I know the Seattle Seahawks, our favorite minus four.
That's a close spread.
I know I shouldn't be betting against my team.
All the spread changed.
Seahawks air now favorite 5.5.
I don't think the Cowboys are ready for what they're gonna get hit with in Seattle.
Yes, Seattle gives up a lot of rushing yards.
They have no pass rush.
They're not good at guarding the slot so that what that tells me is Yeah, there's gonna be point score.
There's gonna be opportunity for Zeke to get off if you got fantasy.
Uh, if that's your fantasy running, running back, expect him to do well CD lamb.
If you got him in fantasy, they can't cover the slide.
Expect him to do well.
But Russell last name Wilson looking like the M v p.
I'm not gonna bet against that guy.
D K. Metcalf is a beast.
You saw what he did against Stephon Gilmore.
Cheeto woozy is out and Anthony Brown is out.
I guess we're gonna put Trey Von Digs on him or Jordan Lewis know their barbecue chicken today D.
Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and D.
Moore will be running around, and Rust will be running around making plays, and they'll probably most likely have their way.
I said last week that if the Cowboys lost to the Falcons, the season was over because there's no way they go to Seattle and knock off Russell Wilson.
So give me the Seahawks to cover that minus five.
I expected to be a high scoring game. I guess.
I want Dr Ball out.
I guess I'm just not gonna be fooled by the wind that the Cowboys barely pulled off last week.
That was more of a loss on the side of the Falcons than a win by the Cowboys.
How about him? We're gonna be one and two, but we're gonna be all right, and it's gonna be an exciting, entertaining game with a lot of points for your fantasy teams.
But do not bet the Dallas Cowboys to go in there and win.
I said on Twitter.
I said, Hey, what about that kid Jamal Adams, Right, The kid from Dallas who wanted to play for Dallas.
What about that kid? You don't think he's trying to turn it on tonight? You don't think he's trying to turn it on today and make some plays? He will, and he might wreak havoc on us.
All right, that's all I got for you.
Thanks for watching.
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