IND @ TEN – Week 2

Delanie Walker – that is a MAN’s performance in Week 1; Hooking up with Mariota twice for scores. In tow was AJ Brown, the third best rookie according to PFF in Week 1. Vrabel and the rest of the Titan’s certainly put Cleveland on notice last week, and the rest of the league should wake up. The Titans are going to be a big money maker this year.

Other notes – Ekeler and Justin Jackson had a productive game on the ground against the Colts last week; expect more of the same out of Derrick Henry and the rest of the Titan’s grounds crew.

Want some more treats?  Titan’s might have surprised some last week with a convincing thrashing of the Browns. Not The Dog.  Brownies came into the season with a lot of bark, but the Titan’s D muzzled the Brownies last week. Is that Cesar Milano the dog whisperer? No, that’s Mike Vrabel. His coaching led to some stout D, which included 3 INTs and forced Cleveland into 5 punts.  Certainly the performance you can build off of headed back home. Colts have some talent but are still unproven, The Dog says:

Titan’s by more than 3.

The Pick

TEN -3

Three woofs

CHI @ DEN – Week 2

Vic Fangio taking over the helm in Denver and Dalton Risner DEN Right Guard was the 5th best rookie in Week 1 according to PFF.  You’re probably wondering why I bring this up and if it matters. The Dog says it does. WOOF WOOF

Lot of questions come from this.

Does Fangio have a plan for Will Risner and the rest of the Denver line to keep the Bears pass rush at bay? 

Probably. But a plan is a plan and to The Dog that means nothing. Go ahead and scheme all you want Vic.

Will Risner and the rest of the Denver line be able to keep the Bears pass rush at bay? 

Probably Not.

Does it even matter with Flacco back there? 

Absolutely Not.

Coming off of a loss to Oakland, Denver comes home with little hope of a W here.  They will go running back by committee with Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay against a Bears defense that should keep the two of them bottled up to paltry numbers.  Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders ought to get most of the downfield targets for the Broncos in this one, but ought to be blanketed by the talented Bears secondary. The aforementioned Bears pass rush coupled with Flacco growing roots in the pocket won’t give either one enough time to free themselves up.

Bears cover at -3.

The Dog says lay off the O/U on this one.  Too many questions about their ability to rack up a ton of points as the Bears look to improve offensively after an ineffective Week 1.

The Pick

CHI -3

Two Woofs

My phone is dead. Who can call in this bet for me?

SF @ CIN – Week 2

The Dog likes the 49ers in this one.  The Jimmy G led O will put up enough points to win. And before we even get into my analysis as to whether or not the 49ers D can do enough to stifle the Red Rocket.

Let’s face it, Cincy was fortunate to be close in their Week 1 loss.  Can’t chalk up the lack of production in the running game all to Seattle’s D, The Dog sees some real problems with the Cincy O-Line and that ain’t fixed in a Week.  

Dalton did keep them in it with his arm, but there were some fortuitous circumstances mixed in.  Dalton’s “Majestic TD Pass” as the CBS Crew put it, was a 55 yard TD strike to Ross which in my own opinion was a 50 yard prayer that should’ve been a pick or at the so very furiously batted away the Seahawks DB would’ve been charged with assault.  The Dog says he don’t think they get served another deep strike on a silver platter. 

Bullock tugged a 45 yarder that would’ve been the difference maker, and I hope for his sake he bounces back from that, but The Dog knows that the uprights are going to seem to tighten up just a bit if he faces a similar kick with the game on the line at home.

Back to the 49ers D. The Dog says yes – that’s all you need to know. They’ll do enough.  Take the 49ers in this one.

The Pick


Three Woofs

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PHI @ ATL – Week 2

Falcons will go into Sunday night as the home dogs, looking to bounce back from a quiet performance in their season opener on the road against the Vikes. Hosting the Eagles, who are coming off a home win against the Redskins, I expect this one to be a tight battle. Will Matty Ice be able to channel his Naturday power into a Sunday game? While Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be rocking for the 2019 home opener, The Dog is giving the edge to the Falcons given that DeSean Jackson used up all of his good plays in week one. Lot of consistency there with the Atlanata offense and know they can score in droves with so many weapons.

Everyone has the Dirty Birds in the Dog house, and @thedog doesn’t have a problem with that.

Sidenote: Dunkin Donuts giving out $1 medium coffee in Philly for the occasion leaving you with more money to put on ATL.

The Pick

ATL +3

One woof.

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CLE @ NYJ – Week 2

My fellow Dogs will bounce back from a lackluster week 1 performance and take it to the New York Football Jets in their own open air hangar and cover without a sweat. Can I get a woof woof.

No action on the O/U here – too many variables at play. Darnold is out with mono leading to a one dimensional NYJ offense that will struggle to get off the flight deck. Albeit possible, too many  points out there for comfort that the Brownies need to rack up to fuel and lock in the over.

I just talked myself into the OVER. Both of these teams have something to prove and we won’t miss Darnold this week anymore than we miss the AAF.

The Pick

CLE -7


One Woof.

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ARI @ BAL – Week 2

Just look at the comparable size of these birds in the wild. Ravens will handle the Cardinals with relative ease. 

Not a tough task to look good against the Dolphins, but Marquise Brown was the top rated PFF rookie at 94.1 last week and that’ll continue into Week 2. This dude is “Hollywood” for a reason and The Dog loves it.

And like Hollywood, nothing wins like a strong supporting cast.

Baltimore is stacked with a well rounded supporting crew of ball catchers including hot new TE Mark Andrews. The Ravens can own the air once again if they choose. 

No one is respecting last week’s rout of Dolphins, and The Dog LOVES a team that is looking for some respect.

Harbaugh and OC Greg Roman will have their say in how involved they want to get LJax & Company in the running game. Ravens too dynamic and high octane for a young Arizona team to contain on the road.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Respect them! RIP Aretha

Let’s talk about another hot trend for this year before it’s a trend. This Cardinals offense is so simple, it’s going to put NFL defenses to sleep (See Detroit week 1.)

Their opponent will pile on early. And, once the Cardinals make them forget they are playing NFL football, the Cardinals pile on late.

Pile-on A + Pile-on B = Hammer the OVERS with the Cardinals this year.

The Pick

BAL -13

OVER 46.5

Three Woofs

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TB @ CAR – Week 2

Woof Woof, The Dog is in the house until further notice.

We’re still coming down from the highs of week one and this Thursday night game is going to pick us right back up.

It’s week 2. It’s The Panthers and the Bucs kickoff off on Thursday night. 

Both of these teams took home the L last week, but that’s where the similarities end.

Cam played like crap and still almost help off last year’s runner up, while Jameis and the Bucs crapped the bed against a 49ers team that traveled across the country. 

Are the panthers actually capable of losing 2 games in the same stadium in 4 days? Doggy don’t think so. 

Is anyone convinced Jameis can carry the weight of anything except a bag of crab legs out of a Tallahassee Publix? Doggy don’t think so.

Tonight we have the start of week 2 of the 100th season of the National Football League and week one of @thedog turning your shitty little bank account into an unlimited supply of fuck you money.

The Pick

CAR -7

UNDER 48.5

OVER – On Jameis Winston Interceptions @ 3 (probably exactly 3 tonight)

Who has money in their Bovada account to place this bet for me?