I forgot why I picked this one this way.
But, I still feel it’s right.
Both teams coming off a loss. And, both of these teams were on The Dog’s All-Sad team last week where the Dog Pound Picks went 0-5.🐶 🗑🔥
I’m keeping this one simple. Both teams need to rebound and Vegas has this a pickem’ on neutral site.
The simplest way to think about NFL football is to look at the quarterbacks. It’s the most important position in sports, and only one of these teams is sporting one of the best of all time.
Dak is playing out of his mind, and Jerry may have to make him the highest paid player when it’s all said and done. But he is not Aaron Rodgers.
Despite all the crap he gives us as a person, his talent is undeniable and I’m going to ride him to the bank this week.
After Dallas embarrassed themselves in NO, I don’t expect a rebound. I expect teams to play the Cowboys just like the Saints did. No way I’m betting against Rodgers in this one.
It just missed the Dog Pound. Who has a charger so I can plug in my phone to place this bet?
Have you ever talked to a dog and they tilt their head in confusion?
That is me right now. I am a confused dog.
Both of these teams are big question marks.
The Niners are sporting an 3-0 record, but the world (including me) aren’t ready to believe it. I’m not writing them off. When it comes to yardage per play they are top 5 on both sides of the ball. But do those stats matter when they came against The Bucs with Old Jameis, The rebuild Steelers, and the dog-poop Bengals?
Doggy don’t think so.
The preseason Super Bowl Champion Browns are icing all bruises from reality smashing them in the face. Surprise win against the Ravens (another question mark) and a surprise loss against the Titans to start the year. Bone headed coaching calls. Am I ready to say I believe in my fellow Dawg Pound?
Doggy don’t think so.
All of this and I have no trends here. Who will be my friend with no trend?
Browns 2-2 ATS. Browns 2-2 OVERs and UNDERs
Niners 2-1 ATS. Niners 1-2 OVERs and UNDERs
Look. I’d stay away from this one unless you’re trying to win it all back Monday night. It’ll be close, take the points.
… Which I probably will be. So, who’s putting this pick in for me? My phone is dead!
The story and the stats don’t line up in this one.
The story goes like this. Vic Fangio is a defensive mastermind and is coming into a defense with Von Miller, Chris Harris Jr, and Derek Wolfe, etc etc and he’s going to figure out the scheme that makes this the 85’ Bears mixed with the Steel Curtain of the 70’s.
The story in Cali is that Bosa and Ingram are going to leaving dents of QBs on the turf with how much pressure they’ve got.
Two DEFENSIVE BEASTS with aging Quarterbacks, pound the under.
NOPE! Doggy don’t think so!
These stories are great. Almost as great as The John Wick series. But they’re FAKE! All these signs that say take the UNDER means take the OVER. And Pound It!
Both of these teams sport middle of the pack defenses. 12 and 13 respectively both at 6.1 yards per play. The Chargers have done a better job of keeping points off the board, just breaking in the top-ten at #10, but the Broncos have allowed 93 points this year and are below average.
I think this one will be close at halftime and second half Rivers shows up.
I love the OVER here. I’ve got no cell service. Who can put this bet in for me?
Thanks for coming over to the Pound. We know you’re busy in a time pinch. So is The Dog. If you’re going to read anything, read these picks. I owe y’all one!
No dogs in this pound. Not this week. My Dog Pound Picks took a shellacking last week, going 0-5, so we’ve got to have a bounce back. Need it. AND, Got to have it.
The plan is simple. Big Tasty Overs that can’t miss. Don’t over think it.
Cats have 9 lives. This Dog has 5 picks. Now GO POUND THESE PICKS! You’ll be glad you did.
Three Woofs. 🐶🐶🐶
BAL @ PIT OVER 42.5
DEN @ LAC OVER 44.5
Jameis finally realized he’s playing for his next contract (and likely his career as an NFL starter). The Bucs traveled across the country, and Left LA with a win. Maybe Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich are the QB whispers we thought they were and they got through to Jameis. He’s only thrown 2 picks over the last three games.
That all great, but seriously… Sean Peyton is looking like a coach of the year winner after the first quarter of this season and the Saints are simply going to find ways to win.
The Saints have been sitting pretty in NOLA for the past 2 weeks while the Bucs are playing their second game in a row on the road. Jameis owes us some picks, we’re going to see them
The Cowboys rolled into the Superdome last weak and left scratching their heads, Expect the same thing to happen to the Bucs this week.
What do you think about that Drew?
Two Thumbs Way Up!
NO – 3.5
The. Dog. Likes.
Grrrrr! Am I rearin’ to go for this one.The Dog
If I could know the answer to one question this week it would be; “A battle of the cats, Jaguar or Panther? Who ya got Mike Leach? @MikeLeach”
Is Nard Dog ready to roll again this week? YES.
Is Gardener Minshew 2 ready to roll again this week?
Jags get 20 pts on the scoreboard just for Minshew waking up Sunday morning.
Onto the Panthers outlook. Jags will be the best defense that Kyle Allen has gone up against in his 3rd career start; I don’t see him solving this puzzle.
McCafferey will with all his might try to put up a fight in this one and keep it close, but ultimately the Jags are out for blood and come out on top in this one.
Battle of the two green and white/greys. Jets coming off Bye Week. Eagles also coming off extended rest having played the Thursday game last week.
Doesn’t look good for the Jets fans. Who will we see at QB; Sam Darnold or Luke Falk? Does it matter? Doggy Don’t Think So.
Will likely be Luke Falk. Better for Jets in all honesty, seeing a rusty Darnold would kill even the slimmest chances at an upset on the road.
Eagles will no doubtedly carry momentum into this one coming off a huge win in Green Bay. The Dog sees them putting up 35+ in this one.
Gotta take the Eagles to cover in this one.
The Dog has to bounce back after a Dog Sh*t showing in Week 4. File this one under Need It AND Gotta Have It.
And after the Buccaneers put up 55 on them on their home turf, so do the Rams. Fortunately for the Rams, Seahawks don’t have the barrels of firepower that the Bucco’s do.
Seahawks, let’s face it. Haven’t beaten anyone “GOOD” yet. Wins over Bengals (garbage), Steelers (soon to be garbage), and Cardinals (not sure what they are). Couldn’t beat a Drew Brees-less Saints team at home either.
Thursday night game means short week. This lends itself to the offenses. Rams will go for 40 the second week in a row. This time, they won’t lose.
I’m sitting here piling stuff onto the scale for this game, and everything seems to tip in favor of The Bears.
The Bears just made it to London. The Raiders haven’t been in their own beds for over a week.
The Raiders have one of their better defense pieces in Vontaze Burfict suspended for the season. The Bears’ defense, on the other hand, got their tackle machine back in Roquan Smith. The Dog loved that Defense without him last week too!
Derek Carr has a passer rating approaching 100 and the offense is still chasing its tail. The Bears lose their starting QB and Chase Daniel arguably looks like an upgrade for the Bears offense.
The scale all points Bears. More often than not, that’s my queue to just do the opposite, but The Bears cover the 4.5 points in this one with another big defensive game.
Unders this year are 28-22 and with this Bears team I don’t see many points… Unless they come from their defense. I feel better about the side than the total here, but still like the under.