What’s up guys – NFL football is back! The start of the season means a couple of things for me. First, I will most likely be taking the Buccaneers money line. Second, I will most likely be losing that bet. BUT, I do have to say that I usually recover quite nicely.
Welcome to my weekly edition of “JC’s Best Bets.” In no way am I telling you to wager your hard-earned money on my brain; but you are always welcome to come see how I feel about the week’s slate of games. I will be keeping my record as the season goes on so you all can praise or mock me.
Let’s kick this bad boy off!
Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5, 44) at Cleveland Browns
James Connor comes in for Le’Veon and gets the job done. Pittsburgh’s offensive arsenal is too much for Cleveland.
San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings (-6.5, 46)
Kirk Cousins is now the man in Minnesota. Him and Adam Thielen are going to be a dynamic duo. The 49ers are moving in the right direction and I love Jimmy G, but I’m taking Minnesota.
Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts (-3, 48.5)
Andrew Luck is finally making his return to football but it won’t be enough of a factor initially to beat the Bengals. A.J. Green and Joe Mixon will carry Cincinnati to the upset.
Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens(-7.5, 40)
Did you say Nathan Peterman is starting?
Jacksonville Jaguars (-3, 43.5) at New York Giants
The Jaguars defense will be too much for the Giants. Jacksonville spoils Saquon’s debut.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (-9.5, 49.5)
The Bucs don’t have Jameis Winston or Brent Grimes in this one. The Fitzmagic won’t be enough.