Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:45 AM
DJF’s NFL Five
I’ve decided to challenge myself to post my top five NFL picks each week, limiting myself to 10 units and keeping tracking of my progress. I’m not a professional by any means, but I’ve done pretty well over the past few years.
Pick 1: San Diego +1 at Kansas City. 3 Units. San Diego’s not nearly as bad as they looked against an excellent Atlanta team last week while Kansas City was beaten soundly twice before eeking out an unlikely overtime win against a team with no coach. The one thing the Chiefs have had success doing offensively is running the ball, but the Chargers have held opposing teams to 3.6 yards per carry, giving up only 67.3 yards per game, good for fourth best in the league. I look for Phillip Rivers to rebound this week, a healthy Ryan Mathews to be involved early and often and the Chargers to take this one easily.
Pick 2: Green Bay -7.5 vs. New Orleans. 2.5 Units. When a team eschews balance in an effort to become elite on one side of the ball, as New Orleans has been doing with their offense, that side of the ball has to be absolutely dominant. In recent years, the Saints’ offense has been just that, and we’re seeing now that it’s been due in large part to Sean Payton. The Packers offense hasn’t been sharp through 3 games, but they’v... [More]