Fleetwood F-Dawg Johnston: Browns fan, 22-10 overall, suck it, football experts.
Matt Ederer: 19-13 overall, 10-21-1 against the spread lol. Picking against the spread is hard. Them Vegas nerds are good at this. Suck it, Vegas nerds.
Thursday, September 23 2020
Miami (0-2) @ Jacksonville (1-1)
Line: JAX (-3)
Fleet: Now Matt owes me a Browns pick later down the road. This is what — fans of the NFL — you call the long con.
Fleet’s Pick: Miami
Matt: My heart really wants to take Miami here, and my brain wants to take them on the highly unscientific basis that I just can’t see Jacksonville going to 2-1 to start the year. Doesn’t 1-2 for both of these teams seem more likely?
Then I remind myself that Miami gave up 450 yards to Josh Allen last week, and could realistically be missing their top 2 CBs, Byron Jones and Xavien Howard, who are both questionable with various lower body injuries, as the NHL might say.
Right now, I’m lightly penciling in the Dolphins. Miami almost beat Buffalo (horeshoes and hand grenades sure, but they did have the lead with less than 10 minutes left in the 4th) and Buffalo is significantly better than Jacksonville (and Miami). The Dolphins don’t want to completely fart away another season, and while I’m sure they and most Dolphins fans are resigned to the fact that
we they aren’t finishing 1st, Miami is still going to come out hungry, doing whatever the can to avoid the 0-3 start.
Fish mammals win a squeaker, 24-21. Subject to change if Howard and Jones are out.
EDIT: Byron Jones is officially out. Howard is in. However, D.J. Chark is also out for Jacksonville. This could be a brutal pick, but I’m sticking with my sea-based mammals to win a squeaker. Two mediocre teams go to 1-2.
Matt’s Pick: Miami to Win, Miami +3