Teaser Pick 2: Jacksonville vs. Baltimore and Seattle vs. San Francisco

Teaser Pick 2: Jacksonville vs. Baltimore and Seattle vs. San Francisco

The Teaser: Pair Jacksonville and Seattle

Game 1: Jacksonville vs. Baltimore

The Initial Line:

Jacksonville even home vs. Baltimore

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Jacksonville’s line

The Final Line:

Jacksonville +7.5

The Breakdown:

Jacksonville had all of the hopes of being a much improved team, but they currently sit at 0-2 after an embarrassing road loss to San Diego 38-14. Baltimore was down 20-2 early to Cleveland on the road, but was able to come back for the victory 25-20. Baltimore may be 2-0, but they haven’t exactly been dominant as they barely beat Buffalo in week 1 and needed a blocked extra point to start their rally against a weak Cleveland squad. Despite the poor team start, Blake Bortles has had a solid start to 2016 averaging over 300 yds/game and an 81.2 QBR. He’s also been on some poor teams the past 3 years, and even though neither records are great he’s been much more successful at home (4-4 last year, 7-10 overall) vs the road (1-7 last year, 1-14 total). I expect Jacksonville to be ready to get back into this season this week and come fired up after their tough week 2 loss. Baltimore and Joe Flacco will be a great opponent to do that against, as Flacco is only 29-33 in his career on the road vs 48-14 at home. Take Jacksonville with the extra TD cushion at home.

Game 2: Seattle vs. San Francisco

The Initial Line:

Seattle -10 home vs. San Francisco

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Seattle’s line

The Final Line:

Seattle -2.5

The Breakdown:

Seattle had a tough day in the Rams return to LA, as they fell on the road 9-3. San Francisco also suffered a tough defeat on the road vs the 2015 NFC conference champions Carolina 46-27. Seattle has yet to get to their dominant form that everyone’s accustomed to seeing, but people should not be panicking just yet as this has been a common trend the past couple years. In the first 2 games, they were 1-1 in 2014 but won 12 games and barely lost the Super Bowl, and last season were 0-2 but won 10 games and made it to the divisional round of the playoffs. History has told us that Seattle tends to have slow starts, but with the same core group that continues to dominate on defense (1st in yards and pts allowed in NFL) and an offense that bound to find it’s rhythm I would expect a big turnaround this weekend. San Francisco got a grueling road schedule with back-to-back games against the NFC’s best teams, and Seattle is a tough team to face with the 12th man at home. Expect a big victory by Seattle this weekend, but grabbing them at under a FG victory against SF is almost a no-brainer here.

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