2-1 so far in Week 1 for me with winners on Denver and Jacksonville and a loss with Chicago. As you all know by now my plays will pretty much be as contrarian as you get. That’s how I attack the NFL and in general most of my followers will disagree with my plays. That’s just how it is.
Redskins (+2): The Steelers and all that offensive talent do battle with the Redskins and Kirk Cousins here on Monday night. On the surface this line looks pretty fishy with the hot shot Steelers only needing to win by a FG to cover the number. The Steelers have studs all over the place. QB Ben Roethlisberger is one of the best in the league, and WR Antonio Brown many think is the best all around player in the league. RB LeVeon Bell is out, but no big deal, they just plug in what most consider the best backup RB in the league with DeAngelo Williams. Weapons all over the place on this Steelers offense. On the Redskins side Kirk Cousins had a nice 2015, but nobody really respects him or thinks he can do it again. Hell even the Redskins themselves didn’t believe enough to give him a long term deal, instead they just franchised him for one season. At RB the cupboard is pretty bare for the Skins too. Matt Jones is banged up and might not even play, Chris Thompson is there if Jones can’t go and neither choice is all that appealing. On top of all that is the fact the Redskins allowed 380.6 yards per game last year defensively, which was 28th in the league. So to briefly recap, on one side we have a Steelers team that many think is one of the best in the league this year, led by star players all over the place. On the other side we have a team with a QB that most think was a fluke in 2015, that has no RB’s anyone thinks are any good, and a terrible defense. Yet the line is only 2? Go figure that everyone is lining up to bet the Steelers. You won’t see me doing it though, gimme the Skins.