All Time Record: 175-81
Vs. Spread: 124-128-1
21-22 Season: 49-26
Vs. Spread: 35-39-1
Week 4 Record : 12-3
Vs. Spread: 5-9-1
Guarantee All Time: 12-7
21-22 Season: 3-2
Upset All Time: 12-6
21-22 Season: 3-2
Crazy Uncle Jeff
All Time: 25-3
21-22 Season: 9-2
Week 5: 2-0
Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: DAL -3.5
Dallas Cowboys (4-1) @ New England Patriots (2-3)
Vegas Picks: DAL -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Cowboys Win 33-24
Jeff and I are doubling up on the Cowboys this weekend! Not often Jeffy and I cook up this much of a lock, but we saw the minor point spread that Vegas is giving the ‘Boys and we had to jump on it. Dallas has won four straight and is starting to look like the real deal. Dak has been clicking with all of his weapons, and Dan Quinn has that defense looking legit. On the flipside, the Pats have been a mystery this season, and their inconsistency leaves you wondering which Pats team is going to show up. Don’t trust rookie Mac Jones to keep pace with Dak and the ‘Boys in a shootout. Cowboys will sail to victory in New England this Sunday, both Jeffy and I GUARANTEE IT!
Goldie’s UPSET of the Week
Los Angeles Chargers (4-1) @ Baltimore Ravens (4-1)
Vegas Picks: BAL -2.5
Goldie’s Take: Chargers Win 33-31
A lot of similarities between these two AFC powerhouses. Both 4-1, both coming off huge comeback wins at home, and both have superstar QBs under the age of 25. However, a few of Baltimore’s wins have been a little flukey. Without a 66 yard game winning field goal and a miraculous late game comeback against the Colts last week, the Ravens would be a 2-3 football team. Whereas the Chargers have been beating very good teams in very competitive games. This one’s a pick ‘em for sure, but a hunch tells me Herbert and the Chargers go in and steal this one on the road. UPSET!
Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: MIA -3
Miami Dolphins (1-4) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) (LONDON)
Vegas Picks: MIA -3
Goldie’s Take: Dolphins Win 23-16
After a tough outing in Tampa last week, Jeffy and I agree it’s time for the ‘Fins to bounce back. Since their week one win in New England, Miami has completely fallen apart. Losers of four straight (3 by double digits), the Dolphins offense has been basically nonexistent. However, the offense should look much better this weekend, as they are getting starting QB Tua Tagovailoa back from broken ribs. A loss to the frail Jaguars would certainly put Brian Flores on the hot seat, as this is a make or break game for the Fins. Never fade the Crazy Uncle, FINS UP in London.
Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: GB -6
Green Bay Packers (4-1) @ Chicago Bears (3-2)
Vegas Picks: GB -6
Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 31-20
Chicago looked pretty good last week in their win versus the Raiders, but take that win with a grain of salt as the Raiders were in the midst of all kinds of chaos. Meanwhile, Green Bay has arguably looked like the best team in the NFC during the past four weeks. Also, history is on the Pack’s side as Aaron Rodgers is 20-5 all-time against the Bears. So much going for Green Bay right now, plus I don’t trust rookie QBs in divisional games. Rodgers over Fields. Packers over Bears. Jeffy has spoken.
Rest of Week 6:
Minnesota Vikings (2-3) @ Carolina Panthers (3-2)
Vegas Picks: MIN -2.5
Goldie’s Take: Vikings Win 32-28
After their 3-0 start, the Panthers have seemed to lose their mojo a bit. Being without star RB Christian McCaffrey for the third consecutive week certainly won’t help either. On the flipside, the Vikes are getting their star RB, Dalvin Cook, back from injury this week. Panthers D and home crowd should keep this one close, but can’t trust the Cats offense to move the ball consistently without CMC. Minny gets back to .500 with a road win this Sunday.
Los Angeles Rams (4-1) @ New York Giants (1-4)
Vegas Picks: LAR -8
Goldie’s Take: Rams Win 31-17
This one is a mismatch across the board. The Rams have a better offense and defense than the Giants. LA also has the edge in quarterback play, and the one advantage the Giants would have isn’t even available for this one after RB Saquon Barkley suffered a significant injury early in last week’s contest. Rams cruise to victory in the Big Apple.
Houston Texans (1-4) @ Indianapolis Colts (1-4)
Vegas Picks: IND -10
Goldie’s Take: Colts Win 24-17
Colts look to bounce back after their late game collapse last Monday against Baltimore. The Texans, on the other hand, surprised many by taking the Pats to distance last week. Other than the beatdown they suffered at the hands of the Bills, Houston has hung in there against some real teams this year. No doubt the Colts should win this one, but I like the fight of Houston to keep this divisional matchup close.
Kansas City Chiefs (2-3) @ Washington Football Team (2-3)
Vegas Picks: KC -6.5
Goldie’s Take: Chiefs Win 38-23
No, that’s not a typo. The Chiefs are 2-3 through five games, but they’re still the Chiefs. Even after a shaky start, they’re still given the third best odds to win the Super Bowl this season by most sportsbooks. I think this is the week they breakout of the slump and get back to their high-powered winning ways. Washington’s defense hasn’t been nearly as good as advertised this season, and I don’t see Taylor Heinicke keeping up with Mahomes in a shootout. Chiefs coast to a win in the nation’s capital.
Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) @ Detroit Lions (0-5)
Vegas Picks: CIN -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 30-20
I have never been so fascinated by such a bad team, but for some reason the Lions have been wildly entertaining this season. Dan Campbell getting emotional after last week’s tough loss to Minnesota makes me want to run through a wall for that man. I wonder if his players feel the same way. The Lions are going to win one eventually, but I don’t think this is the week. All emotions aside, Cincy has been great this season, and I fully expect Joe Burrow and the Bengals to take care of business in Mo-town this Sunday.
Arizona Cardinals (5-0) @ Cleveland Browns (3-2)
Vegas Picks: CLE -3
Goldie’s Take: Browns Win 31-30
Although they got the win, Zona’s offense was clearly hindered in their 17-10 win over the Niners. This was their first game where they didn’t score 30+, and they have another tough defense in front of them as they head into the Dawg Pound. However, that defense might not be as strong as usual as the Browns have a lengthy injury report heading into week 6. Cleveland had 17 players on the injury report Wednesday. Some of the names included defensive studs like Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett in addition to both star RBs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt also being listed as questionable. So this one could very well come down to who’s healthy. Picking the Browns to win this one, but bet on Cleveland with caution as some of their stars are iffy to play.
Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) @ Denver Broncos (3-2)
Vegas Picks: DEN -4
Goldie’s Take: Raiders Win 28-22
Put all the chaos that has surrounded the Raiders recently aside for a minute, and realize that there is a football game to be played here. And when it comes to football, I think the Raiders have the advantage. Denver has still yet to beat a legitimate team, and I’m questioning their validity at 3-2. Banking on players and staff in Raiders locker room to act as professionals and focus on football. Taking Raiders to UPSET, but bet on this game with heavy caution as there are too many unknowns that go along with this one.
Seattle Seahawks (2-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3)
Vegas Picks: PIT -5
Goldie’s Take: Steelers Win 26-20
Pittsburgh showed me something last week in their win over the Broncos. They showed me that Big Ben might have some left in the tank after all. Plus Steelers catching a break in this one as Russell Wilson is out with an injury. Don’t trust backup QB Geno Smith to go in and shine under the lights, and Steelers should show up for home fans in Primetime. Venue call!
Buffalo Bills (4-1) @ Tennessee Titans (3-2)
Vegas Picks: BUF -5.5
Goldie’s Take: Bills Win 38-28
Buffalo, in my opinion, is far and away the best team in the NFL right now. They’ve outscored their opponents by a combined 115 points in the past four weeks, and doing so against good teams too. This team is firing on all cylinders right now and show absolutely zero signs of slowing down. Picking Bills to win and cover every week until they give me a reason not to.