Steeler Nation,we are now heading into week 5 of the NFL season! So far the season has been a roller coaster ride of unpredictability! Each week the writers of Steelers N Stuff will give you their picks of the week against the spread. Now remember, these picks are for amusement purposes ONLY. Do not try these picks at home, they are made by trained professionals.
Season Record W-L-T Steve 6-10-0 Brandon 10-6-0
$$$$ Steelers -6.5 over the Jaguars … The Steelers are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I look for the Steelers to bounce back strong with Ben Roethlisberger and company facing the worst defense in the league.
$$$ Falcons +4 over the Giants… The Falcons have the top offense in the NFL.The Giants have been playing tough the last couple of weeks but I get the feeling they are about to fall back to earth as Matt Ryan wins a shootout match with Eli Manning.
$$ Broncos -7 over the Cardinals… The Cardinals(3-0) are undefeated but are no match for the Broncos and Peyton Manning in Denver. Look for the Cardinals to receive their first lost as the Broncos win big.
$ Patriots +1 over the Bengals… As much as much as I hate the Patriots I am taking them this week against the Bengals. The Patriots are just too hard to pass up this week as home underdogs.
Brandon’s picks of the week…
$$$$ Seahawks -7 over the Redskins… After coming off a bye week, I expect the Seahawks to march into Washington and defeat a Redskins team that has been everything but consistent. For the most part, the defense has picked up where it left off last season and quarterback Russell Wilson continues to grow at his young age.
$$$ Bengals -1 over the Patriots… I just have no faith in the Patriots going against the undefeated Bengals. Even though the Patriots play stronger at home, the lack of play makers the Patriots possess scares me.
$$ Chiefs +6 over the 49ers… Both teams got a huge win last week and they both looked quite convincing. However, I will continue to say what I’ve said in the past. This 49ers team is not the same than in the past. The Chiefs run game with Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis will help Kansas City get a win for the second week in a row.
$ Browns +1.5 over the Titans… After coming back from a week’s rest, I expect the Browns to go into Tennessee and get a win to keep them alive in the AFC North. The Browns have been one of the more exciting teams to watch this season and I believe they will win this one with ease against a suspect Titans team.