Pick 1: Philadelphia vs. St. Louis and Green Bay vs. Minnesota

Pick 1: Philadelphia vs. St. Louis and Green Bay vs. Minnesota

The Teaser: Pair Philadelphia and Green Bay

Game 1: Philadelphia vs. St. Louis

The Initial Line:

Philadelphia -7 home vs. St. Louis

The Take:

Add 6.5 points to Philadelphia’s line

The Final Line:

Philadelphia -0.5

The Breakdown:

Philly fought hard in Santa Clara, but couldn’t muster another comeback from behind as they lost 26-21 to San Francisco. Surprisingly the defense was holding them together in the beginning, with a blocked punt, punt return, and interception accounting for the 3 TDs. Nick Foles struggled in week 4, going 21-43 for 195 yds and 2 INTs. St. Louis sits at 1-2 after a week 4 bye. They have had a tough start to the season without Sam Bradford at QB, as their only win was by 2 pts over Tampa Bay and they have a -29 point differential in their 3 games.

Philly saw themselves lose for the first time this year in San Fran, dropping them to 3- 1. Expect them to bounce back in front of the home crowd this weekend. They will most likely make use of Lesean McCoy’s skills, as St. Louis’ D ranks 30th in opp. rushing yards against. Also Nick Foles has won his last 6 games at home, throwing 11TDs and 2 INTs. Let’s not forget the defenses effort against San Francisco as well, showing that Philadelphia is a much more complete team than the public thinks. Austin Davis should have his hands full in his 4th career start. Take Philly to win this one at -0.5.

Game 2: Green Bay vs. Minnesota

The Initial Line:

Green Bay -9 home vs. Minnesota

The Take:

Add 6.5 points to Dallas’ line

The Final Line:

Green Bay -2.5

The Breakdown:

Green Bay’s offense finally showed what they are made of, beating up on Chicago 38-17 in the windy city. Aaron Rodgers followed up his “R-E-L-A-X” message by going 22/28 with 302 yds and 4 TDs. That was the 5th straight win for Green Bay at Soldier Field, as they seem to be winning in that rivalry in recent history. Minnesota put forth an impressive effort against Atlanta, winning 41-28 in front of the home crowd. Teddy Bridgewater had a great first career start, going 19/30 for 317 yds and added 27 yds on the ground. They totaled 241 yds on the ground, with Jerick McKinnon (137 yds) exploding for his first big game in the NFL without the pressure of backing up Adrian Peterson.

Green Bay will be feeling very confident going back to Lambeau Field for Thursday Night Football. Bridgewater’s status is questionable for the game, as his ankle is bothering him and will not have much time to recover with the short week. Christian Ponder is the backup which is not promising for Minnesota. And on the other side of the ball you have Aaron Rodgers, who has a career home record of 38-10 with a staggering 109.1 QBR. Green Bay will win big to kickoff week 5, take the Pack at -2.5 to be safe even though I wouldn’t be surprised if they win by double digits.

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