We’ve rounded the halfway mark and we’re headed for home or whatever you want to call the stretch run of the NFL season. It’s fascinating to see the playoff standings right now, with things mostly sitting pretty chalky in terms of who we expected to see in the postseason before the season. That never happens in the NFL and we’re somehow getting it here! There’s a ton of parity as usual, but the top and bottom of the league are starting to separate pretty aggressively — the bad teams in the NFL are REALLY bad.
Let’s try and pick on a couple of them as part of the best bets below.
Andy Reid/off the bye. Sing that mess on repeat and don’t overthink this game. The Eagles are a great football team and do a lot of stuff that will make life difficult for Kansas City but if you’re giving me Andy Reid/off the bye at less than a field goal I’m taking it every single time. Especially when he’s playing his old team and even more especially when Patrick Mahomes knows they could very well see them in the Super Bowl again and doesn’t want to give them any hint at being able to emerge victorious.
This is a massive spread and a bit aggressive fading a Las Vegas team that’s been quite feisty the last two weeks under Antonio Pierce. However, that feisty team unleashed against two very bad teams in the Giants and Jets. The Giants are either the worst or second-worst team in professional football and the Jets offense is so bad it lets anyone hang around. The Dolphins offense? It’s not bad! Josh Jacobs might get his here early but the Raiders will have to pass a ton to keep up which means Aidan O’Connell under a ton of pressure for the whole second half against a Vic Fangio defense. Tyreek Hill also destroys former division opponents, combining for 20 catches, 372 yards and three touchdowns in earth-scorching performances against the Chargers and Broncos already this year. He’s going to dismantle this…