In Week 2, our Lock and Upsets of the week didn’t pan out like we had hoped. We picked Minnesota as our upset of the week over Green Bay, and the Packers held on to win 21-16. Though it was close, the Vikings were not able to pull it out. Our Lock of the Week was Chicago over Denver. Chicago edged the Broncos on the road by 2 points. It was nice to see Chicago get the W and take home the Money Line, but they were unable to cover the 3 points spread, so we are counting that as a loss. Let’s give this another shot in Week 3 and see how it goes.
Upset of the Week
Detroit Lions (+6) over Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit enters this game technically “undefeated”, but if you talk to any Lions fan, the tie against Arizona should be counted as a loss. The Eagles dropped a close one to the Atlanta Falcons last week. Typically, I would give the edge to the Eagles who are heading back to the comforts of their own stadium after a tough loss. However, the Eagles are heading back home very beat up. They have ruled DeShaun Jackson out, so their deep ball threat is gone. Alshon Jeffery is listed as questionable, but I am not expecting him to play either. That leaves Philadelphia’s only WR weapon to be Nelson Agholor. I anticipate Darius Slay to lock down Agholor and stifle the Philly offense. If Detroit can do this, and their offense can muster up enough big plays behind Matthew Stafford, the Lions are going to come out on top in this game.
Lock of the Week
Seattle Seahawks (-4.5) over New Orleans Saints
Seattle heads home for their Week 3 matchup feeling pretty good about their 2-0 start. New Orleans heads on the road reeling after the Drew Brees injury. Brees is obviously a huge loss for the Saints as he is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league. What makes this one a lock for me, is the fact that not only is New Orleans losing a talented player, but they are losing their leader. Brees is the guy that can rally this team at any given moment. With him sidelined, in a hostile environment, the Saints are going to be outmatched, and overpowered. Expect the Seahawks to jump on the Saints early and make them play from behind. If Seattle can limit the Saints confidence throughout this game, they will cruise to a victory with the 12th man giving them to boost to cover the spread.