Last week: 20 (-2)
I got several things wrong week 1, finishing 8-8 ATS and 9-7 SU on the week, and several of my bolder preseason predictions are looking kind of shaky (more on that later), but one thing I nailed was that St. Louis would be better than people thought and Detroit would be worse. The odds makers seemed to agree with me, setting the line for Detroit/St. Louis at -7.5 Detroit and a lot of people lost a lot of money betting on Detroit as Detroit needed a late comeback to beat the Rams by 4 at home, helping me nail my pick of the week. I’ll continue to bet against Detroit until they prove me wrong or the odds makers catch up.
They can pass the ball well and it’s a passing league, but their terrible secondary that made Sam Bradford look good (17 for 25 for 198 yards and a touchdown) will cancel a lot of that out. They also don’t have a lot of running back talent and I don’t trust their run defense, ranked 28th in the league last year, even though they did a go...