Giants beat the Buccaneers with a rookie QB. Took Tampa Bay
The matchup between Tampa Bay and New York was the definition of gambling gone wrong. A rookie Quarterback on the road versus a well-rested Buccaneers team coming off of a huge upset victory over the Panthers.
Jamies Winston came out firing, finding his number one target Mike Evans for 135 yards and three touchdowns in the first half! Tampa Bay took a 28- 10 lead into half time. This game was not only over but the -6 cover was a given. No way a rookie Quarterback is going to lead a comeback victory on the road when their best player Saquon Barkley is no longer a part of the game plan.
The Buccaneers then decided that it was time to be the Buccaneers. Despite their dominance through the air Byron Leftwich decided it was time to lean on a non-existent run game. Instead of relying on what was working they decided to go in the opposite direction. Not many would agree with leaning your game plan on Jameis Winston, but it was working!
Daniel Jones went on to torch the Buccaneers along with our dreams of covering. Jones became the first ever rookie quarterback to throw for 300 yards, touch owns and run for two touchdowns. The media will play up Jones as a savior of New York Giants football. While he killed me this weekend, I will be fading him next week.
Panthers win without Cam. Took Arizona +2.5
Kyler Murray and the Cardinals were at home, the Panthers were without their Quarterback. Arizona was coming off of two large late game comebacks versus the Ravens and Lions. The momentum of Arizona rightfully put them as the favorite. The Cardinals were going to face Kyle Allen, an undrafted free agent out of Houston.
The Cardinals fast paced offense was supposed to lead to big points, the pace worked against Arizona as Allen was able to pick them apart utilizing CMC and the ageless wonder Greg Olsen. Arizona has a strong future ahead of them but they let us down in week 3 and continue tough matchups in week 4.
Seahawks lose at home to a backup QB. Took Seattle -4
I had two locks this week. The first of those being the Seahawks at home -4 versus the New Orleans Saints without Drew Brees. This was a game that I though Vegas had lost its mind. The Seahawks were coming off of two victories in a row where they dominated on the offensive end. Seattle was playing at home against a Quarterback that hadn’t played a full game in like two years.
Seattle decided to pick this weekend to lay an egg. Literally seems like Chris Carson believes the ball is an egg and it can only stay safe on the turf. New Orleans showed up on defense and special teams allowing Teddy Bridgewater to play the role of game manager. New Orleans got a boost from their ancillary pieces, something they cannot rely on in the weeks to come.
Seattle’s defense is not what I thought they would be when they picked up Jadaveon Clowney, continually giving up big plays. Their offense makes for a great matchup for week 4 when they face the Cardinals.