By: 3GuysTalkStuff | Nov 3 2016 | 7:05PM (EST)
Week 8 had some real nail-biters with many of the games coming down to the last seconds! In fact 3 games went into overtime, with Washington & Cincinnati ending in a 27-27 draw. In total, 7 of the 13 games last week resulted in a point spread difference of just 1 score. Looking ahead to Week 9, many of the 13 game match-ups appear to be games that Vegas anticipates being close. Reviewing last week’s totals for the 3Guys, we ended up going 17-22-3. The individual breakdowns are below:
Locks of the Week:
Jeremy: Carolina (-3) at LA Rams:
Cam Newton is pissed about a lot of things (Panthers record, his play, the refs, and probably a lot of other stuff too). I wouldn’t want to be on the other side of the field this week because I can see them starting to pull things together to try and salvage the season. The Rams aren’t impressing anyone and I still don’t know how they score any points on offense because even Gurley is having a down year. Look for old school Superman Cam to come out and play this week in a statement game, the defending NFC Champs aren’t going to lay down and fade away just yet.
Jose: Atlanta (-3.5) vs Tampa Bay
Another battle in the South… And this time, Atlanta will be flying high beating down on a single strategy Tampa Offense (Throw the Damn Ball). Tampa’s hurting RB’s will be showing off a committee of new/old faces which i believe they will fail to do anything on the ground. With that said, they will throw the ball… Take Winston in Fantasy along with Evans, but this will still not be enough to match the Ryan/Jones combo package that will be super sized just for the Buc’s.
Zac: Oakland (-1) vs Denver
This is going to be a very good AFC West battle on Sunday night between 2 very good teams that flat out do not like each other. Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders is having an MVP type season, passing for 2,321 yards, 17 TDs, and 3 Ints in just 8 games. Last week he went off for 513 passing yards and 4 TDs against the Tampa Bay Bucs. However, the Denver Broncos are echelons above Tampa Bay and boast the #1 ranked passing defense in the league, allowing only 184 yards/game. If this game was in Denver I’d probably stay away from this game as my Lock of the Week, but I do feel that Oakland will be capable of moving the ball effectively enough against Denver’s stout defense to secure a very close, but respectable win.