MLB September 17th

Blue Jays at -136 for 6 units. Not a full writeup because I am running out of time. Evan Phillips will not win this game for the O’s. Ryan Borucki has been fine for the Blue Jays. Both teams are out of contention but the Blue Jays just beat the Yankees twice.

NFL September 17th

7-5-1 on NFL up 1.84 units

Josh Gordon has been traded to the Patriots for a 5th round pick. No New England receiver had more than 50 yards last week so this will be a good experiment at worse. Pats lost to the Jaguars by 11. The Saints beat the Browns in an ugly game that the Browns browned away. The Chargers beat the Bills behind solid games from Derwin James, Phil Rivers, and Melvin Gordon. Phillip’s sperm has a higher completion percentage than Nathan Peterman (Source: PFT).

Patrick Mahomes has the most passing touchdowns in the first two NFL starts ever (10). Big Ben tried to keep up with the kid, but just did not have enough. AB is mad people are saying Big Ben made Antonio who he is… AB said trade me if you think that. The Colts beat the Redskins behind TY Hilton. The Colts did not look all that much better than the Redskins as they had less yards and more turnovers, but the scoreboard is all that matters.

Sam Darnold came back to earth with two interceptions in the Jets loss to the Dolphins. Ryan Tannehill looked really good, but he is still the 3rd best QB in Florida behind Fitzpatrick and Bortles. Fitzpatrick was 27-33 with 402 passing yards, 4 TDs, and 1 INT. Ryan had a fantastic press conference where he was dressed as a cross between Connor McGregor and DeSean Jackson. The chest hair was his though. Winston should not get his job back. This is like the inverse of the Dak/Tony Romo situation.

The Falcons beat the Panthers. Cam played great, but CJ Anderson and Funchess displayed some butter fingers. The Panthers weirdly could not stop the run so credit the Falcons offensive line and Tevin Coleman. Matt Ryan had 2 rushing touchdowns. Ito Smith looked like a good running back for the Falcons. Calvin Ridley and D.J. Moore both looked great as well.

The Titans beat the Texans and the difference in the game was the Titans fake punt touchdown. Blaine Gabbert actually looked decent. Will Fuller V and DeAndre Hopkins are both solid, but the Texans just could not get enough going. The Rams smacked the Cardinals and Todd Gurley ran all over them. Are the Rams the best team ever? Let’s watch them play someone besides the Raiders and Cardinals before we decide.

Matt Breida went off against the Lions. The Lions are now 0-2 but Stafford looked a lot better this week. The lions need a defense and a running back. Broncos came back from down double digits to beat the Raiders. Manny Sanders and McManus did enough for the Broncos. Marshawn Lynch is back to his touchdown scoring ways it seems. The Cowboys beat the Giants. Eli didn’t target OBJ enough and did not really throw downfield at all. The Giants spent some money and draft picks on the offensive line but they still looked garbage. Rodney Marinelli drew up a great defensive gameplan for Dallas that included a lot of slot blitzes that lead to the Dallas win.

Tonight’s picks:

Bears/Seahawks over 42.5 for 3 units. Both games in week 1 for these teams went over this total. Jordan Howard should find the endzone. Seahawks have a lot of injuries on defense. Mitch and this new offense should be able to get in the 20s if not higher. Bears won’t let off the gas after getting come back on last week.

Wilson over 240.5 passing yards at -112 for 4 units. I expect Wilson to be throwing all over the place. The line favors the Bears so the game trends lean towards the Seahawks being down, which means Wilson will be throwing. Wilson had 298 yards in week 1. This seems a little too low. Khalil Mack is a beast, but I think Wilson will get over this number. There is no Doug Baldwin, but Brandon Marshall and Will Dissly should be able to pick up the slack. I am hoping for a Tyler Lockett bomb in this one to send the over easily.