Gary’s picks

NFL Football

Week 2!  To keep up with our record for the year, along with results from each game we pick, please visit our Gambling Picks page!

Colts @ Redskins (-5)   (Sunday / 12pm CT / CBS)  

  • ‘Skins QB Alex Smith looked absolutely legit last week, going 21/30 for 255yds and 2 TDs in a 24-6 thumping of the Cardinals
  • Colts defense allowed Andy Dalton to go 21/28 for 243 yds & 2 TDs last week, and they gave up 5.1 yards per rush.  Adrian Peterson and the Redskins should have a field day.
  • Colts are weak on both offensive and defensive line, and the Redskins lines (when healthy, which they currently are) can dominate.  Redskins cover because they’ll dominate in the trenches.


Dolphins @ Jets (-3)   (Sunday / 12pm CT / CBS)

  • Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers has always fielded strong defenses since he was hired in 2015, and this may be his best unit yet
  • Jets finally have a stable QB that provides their defense a little something to play for
  • I believe the 2 rain delays in week 1 that made Titans/Dolphins last 7+ hours last week will affect the Dolphins.
  • Jets home crowd will be fired up after a dominating Week 1 performance (48-17 win at Lions)


Chiefs (+5) @ Steelers   (Sunday / 12pm CT / CBS)

  • Browns showed, in the 2nd half last week, that you can throw the football on the Steelers defense
  • Steelers had 6 turnovers vs Browns, and the Chiefs defense knows they can take advantage of that
  • All analytics point to this being a field goal margin either way, so I’m rolling with the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes’ big play ability


Chargers (-7) @ Bills   (Sunday / 12pm CT / CBS)

  • they always tell you not to bet on a West Coast team playing the early game on the east coast… but that was before this Bills team.  They’re dreadful.
  • the last time the Chargers faced a rookie QB… was against the Bills last year, and Nathan Peterman threw 5 interceptions in the 1st half.  This year, they benched Peterman for Josh Allen.
  • I don’t think the Bills will be able to score, and Josh Allen is not very accurate anyway.  Look for the Chargers to bounce back after getting blasted a little bit at home by the Chiefs last week


Cardinals @ Rams (-13)   (Sunday / 3:05pm / FOX)

  • Cardinals could not get ANYTHING going at home last week in a 24-6 loss to the Redskins
  • Rams had a subpar offensive showing at the Raiders, but, in their first home game, I look for them to get that attack back on track against a confused Cardinals defense that doesn’t really have the right personnel to run the 4-3 base defense that coach Steve Wilks ran in Carolina, since the Cardinals have run a 3-4 since 2007.
  • Cardinals OL got pushed around by the Redskins, and I expect the Rams – with Donald and Suh – to be able to do the same.