|Posted by Radatz on January 9, 2018 at 2:40 AM|
Let's get this over with fast. That always works better in the large. Just the basics. Boring common sense.
TEN@NE: New England is at home. They have the better coach. They have the better QB. They have more experience. They have a better record. They probably have some missing pieces returning to boot. They're the champs. How do you bet against them?
JAX@PIT: Pitt has the better QB. Pitt is at home. Pitt has the experience. Jax has the better D and may have the better coach. It all comes down to how much they can score against the possibly suspect Pittsburgh D. That's a big if for a team that just put up 10 points against Buffalo (who have a better D than Pittsburgh, it's true). It could happen, but you have to take the home team regardless of how the last game went.
NO@MIN: Minny's at home. The Saints have the better QB. The Saints have the better coach. Minnesota probably has the better D. It comes down to how well the NO offense can score on the Minny D versus how well the Minny offense can score on the NO D. The Saints' D has been good enough to cover that for me because I'm sure their offense will put up some points. The Minnesota offense is the biggest question mark here. I'm not sure about them.
ATL@PHI: Philly's at home. Coaching is a near draw despite Quinn's brain farts. The Eagles have a sub at QB. A good sub, but he's up against Ryan, who's looked good. Schwartz is the better DC, but Atlanta's defense is playing well and the team is hot. The Eagles are not. If not for Wentz' improv heroics they probably wouldn't have won more than 9 or 10 games. And that's the name of that tune.
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