Pretty disastrous week last week, getting only 7 of 15 games right, including missing on the hometown team getting a win on the road in Houston. Kawaan Short is out for the year with a shoulder injury. Fortunately the D-line, a big question mark last year, is much better and has good depth. It also helps us that Atlanta is awful. In other locations, a couple of new coaches are winless and there’s a glut of QBs under age 27. Crazy times.

LA Rams at Seattle (Thu)  – The Rams defense isn’t doing so well. Gave up 27 to us in week 1 and got their heads handed to them by a nondescript Tampa team last week. Not a good setup going into a madhouse. Seahawks 27, Rams 23 

Baltimore at Pittsburgh – Not sure what to make of the Ben-less Steelers, or the Ravens after getting clocked by the Browns last week. Giving a slight edge to the QB with slightly more experience. Ravens 24, Steelers 21 

Buffalo at Tennessee – Buffalo went head-to-head with the Pats last week, while the Titans are quite inconsistent. McDermott has remade the defense in his image, and that’s a good formula when facing inconsistent teams. Buffalo, NC 20, Titans 13 

New England at Washington – This will get very ugly, very quickly. I expect Brady to deliver my woeful fantasy football team in this one. Patriots 44, Dead-skins 17 

Chicago at Oakland (London) – I see Kahlil Mack is just a tad bit motivated. It’s not a good week to be Derek Carr. Hope he at least gets a good plate of fish & chips. Bears 23, Fakers 3 

NY Jets at Philadelphia – Two green teams going in opposite directions. Eagles 31, J-E-T-S jets jets jets jets jets jets jets jets jets jets 10 

Minnesota at NY Giants – There’s talk of Barkley returning for this one, and there’s discord in the Vikings locker room. NY sheds my mocking moniker by going over .500. Giants 27, Norwegians 20 

Atlanta at Houston – My guess is the mile-long touchdowns they missed last week do not get missed this week. Texans 28, Falcons 14 

Arizona at Cincinnati – The Who Cares Game of the Week. Somebody finally gets a win. Cards 27, Bangles 10 

Tampa Bay at New Orleans – Ugh. I suppose I should root for Tampa, so that if Carolina wins there will be a 3-way tie for first. But I have no reason to believe the football gods would ever be that nice to me. Aints 19, Yuck-aneers 13 

Denver at LA Chargers – Well, Mr. Elway, perps it wasn’t the coach and QB after all. Clippers 33, Donkeys 16 

Green Bay at Dallas – This should really be interesting. Which squad bounces back from losing a game they should have won? Slight edge to the home team. Cowboys 28, Packers 24 

Indianapolis at Kansas City – Indy isn’t terrible after Neck Beard deserted them. But this is a whole other kind of offense to defend. Chiefs 37, Dolts 21 

Cleveland at San Francisco (Mon) – If you want to question the 3-0 start due to easy opponents, that’s fair. And the Golden Child QB has 5 TDs but 4 picks. Vegas is calling for a close, medium-scoring game (over-under is 46.5). I’m sensing something a little closer to a track meet, as the Browns are starting to get the offense rolling. Browns 28, 49ers 27 

Jacksonville at Carolina – So there’s this Minshew Mania sweeping North Florida. But he’s got a slightly-injured knee, which isn’t a good setup against a team that has 14 sacks the last 2 weeks. It’s not going to be a blowout, but I don’t expect to get nervous at all. PANTHERS 24, Jags 10 

Last week’s record: 7-8

Season: 38-25

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