Ignore the fact that my bets so far this season have gone horrendously wrong, i’m blaming COVID. Here’s 5 things I expect to see today in the NFL:
The Real Tom Brady…
Everybody has jumped on the wagon this week that the Bucs are gonna suck and Brady’s washed up. The entire NFL community wants to see him fail, and the memes have been relentless all week, SO, I think a major bounce back is due for the Bucs. Brady won’t take the performance lightly, and let’s remember their first game of the season was against the New Orleans Saints, who’ve got a notoriously strong defence. COVID restrictions on camp and training time mean some of the teams with big changes and new players at key positions will take time to gel. I have no doubt Brady has worked his nuts off with his receivers this week, so I’m taking the Bucs to bounce back against the Panthers, despite Chris Godwin being ruled out.
AP to score a TD for his 4th NFL team
The ageless wonder continues to power through defences in the NFL. After getting released by the Washington Football Team, there was murmurs that maybe AP was done, but fear not, he’s got plenty of juice left in his tank. Signing a one year deal with the Lions, Adrian Peterson had a combined total of 114 all purpose yards, and just doesn’t seem to age. This week i’ve got him punching one in against the Packers. No Kenny Clark plugging holes in the Packers defensive line means there should be just enough room for Peterson to squeeze one into the endzone.
Noah Fant to continue fine form
I’ve been all in on the Broncos and their young, talented offence the entire off season, and they started well against the Titans. Jeudy already looks like an NFL receiver and I have no doubt he takes off in the league, but the standout for me in week 1 was Noah Fant at tight end. Fant has 5 catches for 81 yards and a touchdown in week 1, and looks like he’s in great shape. Fant could emerge as Drew Locks favourite red zone target, so I think he bags a touchdown this week in a thriller against the Steelers
Rams genius shines
The Rams have turned over a huge chunk of their roster, and paid their superstars so much money that it might be a roster of 5 players next season. However, despite the loss of Todd Gurley, and basically the whole defence, the Rams looked a lot more efficient than I expected in week 1. The same cannot be said for the Eagles, and Wentz looked completely lost once the Washington defensive line started getting in his face. The Eagles blew a 17 point lead that they never even would have had if it wasn’t for Washington being slow out of the gate. Based on what I saw in week 1, the +1.5 points gifted with a Rams win is a no brainer, and I think we’ll continue to see the genius of Sean McVay shine in week 2. Their offence looked incredibly efficient, and the game plan was extremely well planned out. Same again this week, i’ll take the points and the Rams.
Flores to whip Fins into NFL action
Week 1 was poor for Miami. But there was plenty of good to take away from the loss in New England. I wrote about the things I liked from our offence in a blog I posted yesterday, which you can find here. Gesicki could really become an elite tight end this season, we have enough running backs to field a team all by themselves, and DeVante Parker looks set to continue elite form. The Bills have literally no linebackers this week with both Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds ruled out, and i expect this to work in the Fins favour. Flores won’t have been happy with the poor offensive passing game and run defence last week, and will have given the team a right reality check during the week. I think we see a drastic improvement and a close game, Dolphins at +6, i’ll take the points, the game could go either way and might be decided by a field goal.
If you back all five of these outcomes, a £5 bet on Bet 365 returns £313, so lets cross our fingers, and our toes, and as always, it’s an absolute dead cert.
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