NFL week 5 is almost here, and some teams are already giving up! So what have we learned so far about the NFL for the first quarter of the season? 1.) The NFC East is terrible. Right now the Philadelphia Eagles are at the top of the division, and they only have 1 win! The only reason the Eagles are leading, is because they tied the Cincinnati Bengals. 2.) No one plays defense. There have been so many games that have gone over the total this year, you would think the NFL told players not to tackle. And last but not least 3.) COVID-19 is still affecting teams. Cam Newton tested positive this past weekend, which made the Patriots-Chiefs game get postponed until Monday Night. The same happened with the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburg Steelers game. Although that game will be played on another date. So lets get into this weeks #HELLAFLAGRANT NFL picks.
Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons: This game back in 2015, would have been one of the most exciting games of there year. Now its 2 teams trying to stay afloat in a division that is lead by the Buccaneers and the Saints. No Christian McCaffery for the Panthers which means a significant drop off in talent. The only problem is, Atlanta can’t stop a child from scoring touchdowns right now. I wouldn’t put my hard earned money on either one of these teams, but I do think there will be a lot of points scored. Take the OVER 55.5.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Pittsburg Steelers: Philly had a good showing in Santa Clara on Sunday night football against the San Francisco 49ers. Even though they got their first win, I don’t think it will be as easy against a rested Steelers team. Remember, Pittsburg was forced to have a bye, due to Tennessee players getting COVID. Which mean extra time to prepare, and extra time to watch what Philadelphia does best. Plus they are at home this week. The spread is high with -7.5, but I do think the Steelers will cover the spread. I also like the UNDER 45.5. Pick your poison, but I don’t think Philly will be able to do much in this game.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Texans: The Texans are 0-4, but they FINALLY fired that bum of a coach, Bill O’Brien. They man ran the franchise into the ground. Thankfully, they have Deshaun Watson still. I know this is a tough game to play. Especially with both teams being so bad. But if you believe that Bill O’Brien was the problem, like everyone on the Texans did, Bet Houston Texans -6.5.I believe they will give everything they have.
That’s it for this weeks premium #HELLAFLAGRANT picks. Be sure to check out the #HELLAFLAGRANT Podcast to get more info on the NFL and what we think will happen this week.http://www.theflagrantfoul.com
Bonus Pick: Saints/ Chargers UNDER 52.5 on Monday Night Football.