This article is part of our Beating the Book series.I went 10-5-1 last week, and it should have been better. I switched the Cardinals-Rams pick for the SuperContest, the Texans had it locked up before Derrick Henry went on a 75-yard scamper for no good reason, and I ignored my Cowboys gut instinct last Thursday night.
The only other losses were the Bears (picked with misgivings after the Garoppolo news) and the Broncos (which I switched to because I couldn't explain what was making me pick the Dolphins.) And the Giants push was due to the line being seven before it went to nine on the Geno Smith news.
I'm sure I lucked out in some places too, but a real man would have gone 16-0.
This week, I especially like the Browns and Raiders.
Saints -1 at Falcons
I usually like the home team off the short week, and the price is good here with the Falcons actually getting a point at home. Take Atlanta. <
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