Update: Check out Cousin Sal’s Week 9 Picks here
Bravo Cousin Sal! The football degenerate actually picked a full 3-0 card last week. Cousin Sal picked the Raiders as his best bet, and that game was never in doubt. The Raiders came out flying and jumped all over the Chargers, scoring on every possession in the first half. As for the Pats, they teased the Jets for 3 quarters, but ended up running away with the game. Arizona played a solid game and was winning the game comfortably throughout the game. As for the final pick, Jaguars played in London, after a bit of back and forth, the game got interesting after the Bills picked off Bortles for a pick 6 with 5 minutes remaining in the game, but Jaguars ended up winning the game, giving Cousin Sal a perfect 3-0 week.
Be sure to check out Cousin Sal’s pal Bill Simmons’ weekly NFL picks here.
Onto the picks for week 8:
COUSIN SAL 2015 NFL WEEK 8 BEST BETS:
LOCK OF THE WEEK (5-2 FOR THE YEAR):
[winner] Bengals (+1) over Steelers – Steelers have the 28th ranked passing defense in the league, Bengals are firing on all cylinders with Dalton, Green, Bernard, and Hill leading the attack. People seem to overlook that Bengals are the undefeated team here and getting a point on the road. Even though Big Ben is back for this game, Steelers are 2-4 when Big Ben comes back from an injury.
OTHER BEST BETS (8-6 FOR THE YEAR):
[winner] Bucs (+7.5) at Falcons – Jameis Winston has been fairly dependable late in games in his rookie season. If you take away the 4 pick Carolina game, he actually has a respectable 9-3 TD to INT ratio. Atl 1-6 ATS in the last 7 as a favorite. Tampa Bay 7-3 last 10 as a road underdog.
[winner] 6pt teaser: Lions at Chiefs (+0.5) & Green Bay at Denver (+9)– We got another teaser! Cousin Sal is getting teaser happy these days. Lions are tough to figure out this year, Detroit is 29th in the league in scoring, they seem to have all the weapons on offense, but for some reason they just aren’t clicking and aren’t putting up the points to win games. Broncos are at home and getting 9 points with this teaser, Peyton Manning does not lose by double digits at home. Denver has solid defense, leads the league in sacks with 26 sacks, giving up 17 points a game. This game should be tight and a low scoring game.