This article is part of our Beating the Book series.I went 2-2 last week, winning my best bet (Chiefs), and putting my playoff record at 2-5-1.
This week, my leans aren't especially strong, but I made up my mind fairly quickly about both. I'll pick a best bet between the two in the Staff Picks.
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Rams +3.5 at Saints
Neither team has looked like a powerhouse of late, with the Rams peaking early in the year and the Saints at midseason. Still, they were the top two teams in the conference wire to wire in terms of record and net points.
The Saints won the first meeting 45-35 in New Orleans, sealing it with a 72-yard TD to Michael Thomas. But the Rams were missing cornerback Aqib Talib that game, so Thomas should face tougher coverage, especia
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