Last week was the first 'normal' week of this NFL season as pools across the country in which you pick straight up winners, had their weekly champs putting together either 13 or 14 for a win total ...
... However, I would not count on that continuing this week since we have seen what the norm has been for making NFL picks this season.
Hopefully, it does not go too far off the path as last week we hit two and three team teasers with our 3-1 record and are 7-1 the past two weeks and up to 14-6 for the season and now show a small profit.
In going against the NFL odds on 6-point teasers, these are the choices for Sunday.
N.Y. Jets Taken From +4.5 to +10.5 vs. Atlanta
The Falcons have lost three straight and looked nothing like last year's almost Super Bowl winner. The biggest difference is the offense, which is scoring more than 12 points per game less. The New York Jets were supposed to be a laughingstock, but have hung in almost every game and been competitive. Maybe Atlanta finally ignites, but I will take my chances on a teaser, going thru key numbers of 6, 7 and 10 on a team that is 3-0 ATS at home and that has realistic chance to slide under 10 points in Week 8.
Oakland Taken From +2 to +8 at Buffalo
The Raiders were oh so close to entering this AFC affair on a five-game streak and escaped against Kansas City. Oakland has finally gotten their passing game in order and takes on what has been a much tougher Buffalo bunch than expected. The Bills have been successful by doing enough on offense, stopping the run and creating turnovers. This formula may not be as successful against Oakland since Buffalo is 4-8 SU and 1-11 ATS against the Raiders and this includes a 1-6 ATS mark at home. Being able to slide past key numbers of 3, 6 and 7 on the sportsbooks original release, offers value on a teaser bet for Oakland.
New England Taken From -7 to -1 vs. L.A. Chargers
The Chargers have turned their season around with three straight victories and covers. Turns out so has New England's defense, in permitting 12.6 PPG in their last three games after being scorched for 32 PPG in first four tries. For this teaser, we are able to drop the Patriots to the point of just needing to avoid a one-point outcome on the presumption they win and we have the benefit of knowing they are 44-5 against a teaser line after allowing 17 points or less in three straight games, winning by 8.5 PPG.
Seattle Taken From -5 to +1 vs. Houston
Though not perfect, we are beginning to see what we thought from Seattle, who is on 3-0 SU and ATS streak. Since it's horrific opener, Houston has played good football, even in defeat with Deshaun Watson playing well at quarterback. Here is my question to you, do really see the Texans winning this nonconference clash? Me either. Being able to maneuver the Seahawks to underdog on the teaser line is a good insurance, particularly when we know in Seattle's last 13 games in which they were a home favorite of 3.5 to 7 points on the regular spread line, they have won by an average of 12.5 PPG.