Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.
RAVENS (-12.5) over Colts– Hard to picture this as much of a game. Ravens 33 Colts 13
Vikings (-2.5) over PACKERS– Packers players have to be deflated after last week. For a team used to being in the playoffs every year Im not sure how much of a fight will even be left. Vikings 26 Packers 16
Lions (-3.5) over BENGALS– Speaking of teams who have given up we have the Bengals. They need changes throughout the whole organization. Only chance they have is if the Lions no-show because they are taking them too lightly. Lions 27 Bengals 14
Rams (-6.5) over TITANS– Rams should wrap up the playoffs and put the Titans on the brink this week. Rams 30 Titans 20
REDSKINS (-3.5) over Broncos– Don’t like taking the Redskins but they are home and I don’t anticipate Brock doing that well again. Redskins 27 Broncos 20
SAINTS (-5.5) over Falcons– Falcons are finding ways to win despite being pretty mediocre. I don’t think this will be one of those weeks. Saints 27 Falcons 20
BEARS (-6.5) over Browns– How bad does a team have to be to nearly be a 7 point dog to the Bears? Bears 21 Browns 14
PATRIOTS (-12.5) over Bills– The line is a little big for a divisional game and the Pats haven’t been clicking as well but Ill still take them to cover. Patriots 33 Bills 20
CHIEFS (-10.5) over Dolphins– Not sure if the Chiefs are back but I know Miami is finished. Chiefs 31 Dolphins 17
JETS (+6.5) over Chargers– Chargers are coming east a week after a major loss so the Jets should probably hang around for most of the afternoon even with bad QB play. Chargers 24 Jets 20
PANTHERS (-9.5) over Bucs– Bucs put half their team on IR this week as they prepare for the offseason. I guess a backdoor cover is possible but I tend to think last Monday was their Super Bowl. Panthers 30 Bucs 19
Jaguars (-4.5) over 49ERS– Can the 49ers pull off another upset? This is a different class of defense than anything they have faced so far. Jaguars 27 49ers 10
CARDINALS (-4.5) over Giants– Giants defense spent a few weeks complaining about the offense and then just gave up last week. Giants will hang around before losing late. Cardinals 23 Giants 16.
SEAHAWKS (+4.5) over Cowboys– Should be a close game. Id favor Dallas but Wilson should have enough to keep this close. Cowboys 23 Seahawks 20
TEXANS (+9.5) over Steelers– It’s the Steelers against a bad team. Somehow that usually means a nail biter. Steelers 27 Texans 23
EAGLES (-8.5) over Raiders– Eagles get a Christmas gift with a Raider no show. Eagles 33 Raiders 16
Jason is the founder of OTC and has been studying NFL contracts and the salary cap for over 15 years. Jason has co-authored two books about the NFL, Crunching Numbers and the Drafting Stage, which are widely circulated in the industry and hosts the OTC Podcast. Jason’s work has been featured in various publications including the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, NFL Network and more. OTC is widely considered the leading authority on contract matters in the NFL.