All Time Record: 205-103
Vs. Spread: 148-156-1
21-22 Season: 79-48
Vs. Spread: 59-67-1
Week 9 Record : 7-6
Vs. Spread: 4-9
Guarantee All Time: 13-10
21-22 Season: 4-5
Upset All Time: 12-10
21-22 Season: 3-6
Crazy Uncle Jeff
All Time: 29-7
21-22 Season: 13-6
Week 9: 0-2
Los Angeles Rams (7-2) @ San Francisco 49ers (3-5)
Vegas Picks: LAR -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Rams Win 34-21
The Rams were stunned on home field last week by a Derrick Henry-less Titans team. The Titans defense gave them all kinds of fits, as it was Stafford’s worst game as a Ram so far. On the other side, the Niners have been all kinds of bad this season, losing five out of their last six, the Niners have no continuity and no team identity. San Francisco is floundering and they don’t even own their first round pick. Things go from bad to worse for the Niners as the Rams should come into their home and steamroll them. Rams bounce back and coast to 8-2 in the Bay, while Niners continue to search for answers. I GuaRAMtee it!
Goldie’s UPSET of the Week
Cleveland Browns (5-4) @ New England Patriots (5-4)
Vegas Picks: NE -2.5
Goldie’s Take: Browns Win 24-23
Cleveland’s defense is finally healthy, and that’s the sole reason I’m picking them in this one. Yes, the Pats have kind of found their groove of late winning 3 out of their last 4, but they haven’t faced a defense as strong as Cleveland’s. Myles Garrett and that dangerous Cleveland front seven should make for a long and difficult day for Rookie Mac Jones. Also, Baker looked great last week in his first game post-OBJ. I’m a little concerned about the Browns without star Nick Chubb, but I still expect their defense to do enough to get them the UPSET in Foxboro.
Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: PIT -7.5
Detroit Lions (0-8) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3)
Vegas Picks: PIT -7.5
Goldie’s Take: Steelers Win 27-20
After Jeffy’s first ever winless weekend, he looks to bounce back as he’s locking in his Pittsburgh -7.5 pick! Oh the poor poor Lions. The more I look at the rest of their schedule the less faith I have in them to get a win. The bottom line is, this team just isn’t good at anything. There is no one positional unit where the Lions have a consistent advantage. When that’s the case it doesn’t matter how many kneecaps they plan to bite off, it doesn’t result in wins. Pitt gets their fifth straight win at home against the lowly Lions. LOCK IT IN!
Rest of Week 10:
New Orleans Saints (5-3) @ Tennessee Titans (7-2)
Vegas Picks: TEN -3
Goldie’s Take: Titans Win 24-17
Last week’s upset of the Rams proves that the Titans are capable of winning without Derrick Henry, and I only expect their offense to get better as they continue to adjust to life without Henry. However, the big story in that SNF game last week was actually the Titans defense. They held a high powered Rams offense to just 16 points (including a TD in garbage time). The Winston-less Saints are going to have a tough time moving the football on a stingy Tennessee D. Titans stay hot with another win.
Buffalo Bills (5-3) @ New York Jets (2-6)
Vegas Picks: BUF -12.5
Goldie’s Take: Bills Win 33-20
Week 9 was one of the wackiest weeks that the NFL has seen in a long time, and the Bills losing to the Jags was a perfect example of that. Before last week’s anomaly, Josh Allen was playing at an elite MVP-like level. I believe things come back down to earth in this divisional matchup. Bills get back to their winning ways and cruise past the Mike White led Jets.
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6) @ Indianapolis Colts (4-5)
Vegas Picks: IND -10
Goldie’s Take: Colts Win 34-28
Say what you want about Carson Wentz and the Colts, but they have scored 30+ points in four straight contests. The Colts defense has stepped up big time with seven INTs in their past four games. Speaking of defenses stepping up… the Jags defense held the mighty Buffalo Bills to just six points last week. SIX! And the Bills had had the highest scoring offense in the league heading into last week. Who in the world saw that coming??? I don’t think the Jags defense can perform consistently like that, however expect T-Law and the Jags to keep this one close. Colts get the divisional win in a venue call!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-2) @ Washington Football Team (2-6)
Vegas Picks: TB -9.5
Goldie’s Take: Buccaneers Win 34-20
What happened to the so-called great defense Washington was supposed to have? After all of the offseason hype that they received, the No Names rank in the bottom five of the league in points allowed and passing yards allowed. Not to mention their offense has been a disaster this season. Now this week they’re challenged with facing a rested GOAT? (The Bucs had their bye last week.) Bucs cruise to victory in the nation’s capital.
Atlanta Falcons (4-4) @ Dallas Cowboys (6-2)
Vegas Picks: DAL -8
Goldie’s Take: Cowboys Win 28-23
Expecting the Cowboys to put that ugly terrible performance they had last week behind them. I mean what was that?? After six consecutive weeks of high level football, they find themselves down 30-0 to an average Denver Broncos team. It was fluke. On the other side, Atlanta enters this one after a nice road upset in New Orleans. I think Atlanta is better than most give them credit but I still don’t expect them to pull off two road upsets in a row. Dallas takes care of business at home, How ‘Bout Dem Cowboys!
Carolina Panthers (4-5) @ Arizona Cardinals (8-1)
Vegas Picks: ARI -10.5
Goldie’s Take: Cardinals Win 38-27
We will have to wait at least one more week to see the return of Cam Newton in a Panthers uniform, until then backup QB PJ Walker will get the start. Too bad it’s against arguably the best team in football this season. It doesn’t matter what the league has thrown at them, the Cardinals have just found ways to win. Bottom line, they win games. This week at home against a backup QB led Panthers, expect that trend to continue. Arizona sails past big Cats to improve to 9-1.
Seattle Seahawks (3-5) @ Green Bay Packers (7-2)
Vegas Picks: GB -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 31-30
Both of these squads get back their superstar quarterback’s this week in what has been widely considered the game of the week. Upset of the week committee took a long gander at this one, but in the end couldn’t pull the trigger to bet against Aaron at home. That being said, Russell and the Seahawks do their best work when the pressure is at its highest, and sitting at 3-5 they can definitely start to feel the heat. An upset wouldn’t shock me, but safer play is to pick Pack to win a tight one in Lambeau.
Minnesota Vikings (3-5) @ Los Angeles Chargers (5-3)
Vegas Picks: LAC -3
Goldie’s Take: Chargers Win 32-24
Once again Kirk Cousins failed to perform under the bright lights as he was a non-factor in their overtime period against the Ravens last week. On the other hand, the Chargers finally got back to their winning ways with a hard fought win against the Eagles. Justin Herbert should have a field day against this subpar Minnesota defense, plus give me LA with the venue call!
Philadelphia Eagles (3-6) @ Denver Broncos (5-4)
Vegas Picks: DEN -1.5
Goldie’s Take: Eagles Win 27-23
The Broncos destroyed the Cowboys last week which nobody saw coming. However, trading their franchise cornerstone Von Miller shows where this team’s direction is truly headed. The Eagles, on the other hand, have bought into Jalen Hurts and are giving him the whole season to get better. The situation for Hurts and the Eagles is perfect. They’re allowing their team to get better and develop together, knowing that they have a slew of draft picks to help improve this team in the offseason. Eagles UPSET the Broncos in the mile high.
Kansas City Chiefs (5-4) @ Las Vegas Raiders (5-3)
Vegas Picks: KC -2.5
Goldie’s Take: Raiders Win 31-28
The AFC West has not gone as everyone has expected through nine weeks, with the Chargers/Raiders at the top and the Chiefs sitting tied for last. However, things have changed and the Chiefs aren’t as high and mighty as they have been in recent memory. They’ve struggled everywhere this season, and a Primetime road date with the Raiders should be no easy task. On the flipside, amidst all of the chaos surrounding the Raiders this year, they have still found ways to win games. Derek Carr has been great, and their defense has been in the top half of the league. Give me Derek Carr and the Raiders in a venue call, and in an UPSET. Al Davis said it best, “Just Win Baby”